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comedy, of the stand up variety

Post by caramarydaisy » Tue May 06, 2008 13:53

(i didnt know where to put this)

this evening sees me off to see daniel kitson. in truth this is partly because a friend told me to, and partly because he has a great beard.

this made me realise however that i havent been to see any live comedy stuff for many many many years.. but then i found out dylan moran is on in october so i will definitely be going to that now as well..

SO what/who was the last live comedic act you saw, who would you recommend thats touring or just to find on youtube, or to keep an eye out for.. etc.
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Post by Paquito » Tue May 06, 2008 14:01

Comedy appears to be part of Anorak art so I'll shift it there in a minute.

Hope you enjoy Daniel Kitson Cara, I think he's the best stand-up comedian in the country and pretty much stands for everything that's right in the world, as well as being brilliantly funny. I'm off to see him again in a couple of weeks, I pretty much never tire of seeing him live. And yes, he has a splendid beard.
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Post by caramarydaisy » Tue May 06, 2008 14:25

arts is a bit tenuous perhaps, but ok thanks :)

im definitely looking forward to seeing him, its very conveniently just over the road from me as well.. will report back tomorrow!

any other tips on who to look out for?
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Post by Paquito » Tue May 06, 2008 14:33

Tenuous indeed, but I took a look at the lay out of the forums and saw the word "comedy" and went for it!

I'm trying to remember who I've seen at the Fringe now...

*thinks*... - Josie Long is good, Jim Jeffries if you like a belligerent Australian shouting at you, Stephen K Amos is a master of working a room, Andrew Maxwell is a brilliant story-teller... Christ, my memory's terrible. I'll get back to you!
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Post by Gordon » Tue May 06, 2008 14:52

Is Josie Long good? The first mention I found on youtube was someone posting her just to show bad she was and lots of people agreeing. I didn't have the heart to watch, as I take people dying on stage far too empathetically (even if it's only in my eyes). This is why I have seen so little comedy, I'd much rather watch a recording...
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Post by Paquito » Tue May 06, 2008 14:59

She's massively twee (everyone got a free fanzine when they arrived at the show) but endearing and charming. She likes Daniel Johnston and Pavement, that's good enough for me!
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Post by caramarydaisy » Tue May 06, 2008 15:16

i totally fancy josie long <3
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Post by Kerrykerry » Tue May 06, 2008 15:51

She was wearing a Jeffery Lewis T- Shirt when I went to see her.

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Post by sweepingthenation » Tue May 06, 2008 16:37

Her first full-length show featured a bit that was entirely indebted (artistically rather than stylistically) to Lewis' comic book songs. That was a tremendous show, which was good as I'd previously seen her die a death supporting Stewart Lee a couple of years earlier, although she now admits she wasn't ready for a full support tour at that stage.

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Post by roobee » Tue May 06, 2008 16:52

sean lock is massively funny and made me cry with his fringe alone a couple of years ago in edinburgh. i've not seen that much in the way of stand-up recently as i was once fully traumatised by a so-called comic who called me 'weetabix head' for his entire show when i was unfortunate (stupid) enough to sit at the front.

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Post by obo-bobolina » Sun May 18, 2008 14:08

I saw Simon Amstell's stand up show in Sheffield last night. Lordy that man is funny. I saw him in London last year preparing for this tour actually and although I remembered a few key themes (clown rape, for example) I had forgotten just how hilarious he is. I totally wish I could be his boyfriend. That would be brilliant.
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Post by Paquito » Mon Jun 02, 2008 16:06

How much would you pay to see Doug Stanhope?

A fiver? A tenner? SEVEN GRAND?

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Post by soft revolution » Mon Jun 02, 2008 16:24

What did everyone think of Daniel Kitson's new stand up show?

I knew I was going to love it from the title, and it was properly genius again. It didn't seem as long as it was (we got the full version without a break), and I came out entertained and in thought. The only thing that would have made it better is if he would have supported himself himself so you got more Kitson for your cash.

He is daftly prolific, it's a new tour every year with the bi-yearly monolgue thrown in. I hope someone's recording it all.

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soft revolution wrote:What did everyone think of Daniel Kitson's new stand up show?

I knew I was going to love it from the title, and it was properly genius again. It didn't seem as long as it was (we got the full version without a break), though it's length meant that he didn't support himself which is what he's done when I've seen him before and always good too. I came out entertained and thinking, which is always a good thing.

He is daftly prolific, it's a new tour every year with the bi-yearly monolgue thrown in. I hope someone's recording it all.

And yes! We need to reclaim the phrase Traditional Values from the right!
It was magnificent. To think he's probably fully scripted that and then can reel it off from memory in all its wordy glory is something else. There were probably a few folk in who hadn't seen him before and were probably taken aback at it all and weren't expecting an hour and 45 minutes of breathless monologue. He really is the best stand-up in the country.
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Post by soft revolution » Mon Jun 02, 2008 16:37

Paquito wrote:
soft revolution wrote:What did everyone think of Daniel Kitson's new stand up show?

I knew I was going to love it from the title, and it was properly genius again. It didn't seem as long as it was (we got the full version without a break), though it's length meant that he didn't support himself which is what he's done when I've seen him before and always good too. I came out entertained and thinking, which is always a good thing.

He is daftly prolific, it's a new tour every year with the bi-yearly monolgue thrown in. I hope someone's recording it all.

And yes! We need to reclaim the phrase Traditional Values from the right!
It was magnificent. To think he's probably fully scripted that and then can reel it off from memory in all its wordy glory is something else. There were probably a few folk in who hadn't seen him before and were probably taken aback at it all and weren't expecting an hour and 45 minutes of breathless monologue. He really is the best stand-up in the country.
It flows so well between the points he makes too, it never jumps between segments and you never see him trying to get it all back on track by changing topics either.

I keep thinking back on bits I really liked. I went "ahhh" when he said he'd never seen an otter. I dont think Ive ever done that in a live comedy environment before.
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Post by Paquito » Mon Jun 02, 2008 17:25

He's playing Regent's Park on 15 June -

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I kinda dig how he's playing all these theatres around the country but still does the-size-of-a-baw-hair Stand in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
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Post by sweepingthenation » Mon Jun 02, 2008 18:18

One of the things I'm proudest to have seen was a Kitson early warm-up for the Edinburgh show that won the Perrier, complete with mental notes to self about stuff that didn't work, which obviously was not much. He'd wandered through the bar a couple of times before the show without being accosted, although as this was in his full beard pomp maybe people were just scared.

His co-headliner that night? Ross Noble, who went on to sell more tickets than anyone else that Edinburgh. And all for about eight quid. (And a couple of weeks later Peter Kay did a semi-secret warm-up for the Mum Wants A Bungalow tour in the same tiny venue which was packed to bursting and far, far better than the million resultant DVDs make out.

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Post by newyearruse » Tue Jul 15, 2008 14:30

the best comedian i ever saw live was gerry sadowitz, totally blew the audience away...a master...i used to do open spots too and when you see someone like that...you feel you deserve to give it up and stop fooling yourself...mark hurst was good...god im going way back, sean hughes...another one, emo philips, a rich time for comedy, late eighties early nineties..anyone watching "last comic standing" with jim tavare and paul foot representing us..

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Post by soft revolution » Fri Aug 22, 2008 09:53

Gordon wrote:Is Josie Long good?
I saw her DVD last night and really enjoyed it. She does remind me of Kitson in a lot of ways, although I think Kitson explores darker issues.
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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Tue Mar 24, 2009 19:11

I went to watch Richard Herring last night. He was awesome. I haven't laughed so much in ages and the overarching theme of the show was fairly uplifting, even if it did include jokes about the Fritzl case, Jade Goody and wanking off paedos...

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