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Your go - tos for a laugh?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, May 17, 2018.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    As many of you are aware of, the burdens of adulthood can be quite strenuous, and sometimes a little comic relief can off set a case of the blues or a heart attack. So, when you are in need of a laugh while going through hardship, what are some of your go-tos?

    When I need a down right silly laugh I pull up a Jerky Boys or Crank Yankers call on youtube.

    In the instance of a comforting laugh, usually Golden Girls fits the bill.

    When an intellectual laugh is in order, I'll pull up a Bill Maher stand up or episode.
  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Whose Line Is It Anyway?

    I have actually awakened my wife upstairs laughing at that show a couple of times. It's not comedy gold every second of every show. But something in every show gets me tickled.
  3. Oddly

    Oddly Unofficial TalkBass Cartographer! Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Books: Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams or Dave Barry.
    TV: Fawlty Towers, Father Ted, Only Fools And Horses, Parks And Recreation, Cheers, Seinfield.
    Other: TB's Bass Humor Forum...or Band Management:)
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  4. For me, it was Frasier, but I understand it is not everyone’s cup of tea.
  5. the harp unstrung

    the harp unstrung What would Fred Rogers do? Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2014
    On The Bus
    Our Granddaughters...
    My Bride...
    1st Graders in general...

    The Onion...
    The Chaser...
    Post a funnier picture than the one above-Parallel Universe Edition...
    Pod Save America...

    The Daily Show...
    The Opposition...
    The Jim Jefferies Show
    The Office...

    old episodes of Car Talk...
    Wait , Wait, Don’t Tell Me...

    Major League...

    (plus...) I crack me up all the time... :)
    Last edited: May 17, 2018
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  6. Mktrat

    Mktrat Seriously, are we not doing phrasing anymore? Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2013
    The Mitten
    Lewis Black (I don't agree with everything he says, But his delivery cracks me up)
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  7. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Old Opie and Anthony clips on youtube.
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  8. dwm74


    Nov 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    Still lovin' the Three Stooges.
  9. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Frasier, Mash, Everybody Loves Raymond
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  10. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    I'm a huge fan of slapstick and British humor so anything in those veins can sate my funny bone.

    For instance, this makes me howl with laughter.
  11. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

  12. Umm... Chris Delia and tom segura and burnt chrysler? Can't beat em!
  13. Workaholics

    The I.T. Crowd
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  14. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    My wife and I used to have so many things that we did that annoyed each other. We have now worn each other out so much that many of those things are sources of amusement for us. A day (or maybe even an hour) seldom passes where we are not laughing at each other.
    I also agree about the Three Stooges. There is also the Marx Brothers, "The Princess Bride" "It's a Mad, Mad World" and a number of other movies. Rodney Dangerfield also makes me laugh.
    This still makes me laugh, thanks to @Joe Nerve for introducing this to us here on Talkbass.
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  15. 4StringAxe


    Jul 27, 2009
  16. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Carlin. Not posting anything because I'd rather not get hit with the mod stick again.
  17. TV:
    "Last Week Tonight"
    "Bob's Burgers"
    Or Various Japanese Variety shows. "AKBingo!" is one of the best and they finally brought back an old favorite. Muchaburi Dodgeball! It's a standard game of Dodgeball, but when you get hit, they make you do something horrible, like eat something weird, or do something painful, or publicly embarrassing.
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  18. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    if i need a good laugh: i try to get my wife to explain anything 'technical'. if that fails i go to the gutter. or, i come to TB.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    I agree, George was one of the greats!
  20. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Who's Line Is It Anyway
    Monty Python TV Show or Movies
    The Munsters
    The Addams Family
    Home Improvement
    All In The Family
    Everybody Loves Raymond
    Naked Gun Movies
    George Carlin
    Rodney Dangerfield
    Jeff Foxworthy

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