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Old 02-25-2013, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I caught this suddenly popular comedian on TV a few nights ago with his jeselnik offensive show. he is extremely wooden, creepy looking and makes wisecracks that are dark but not funny. I have noticed what seems like a trend of shock comedy that is like the 80's and 90's days of comedy but with no personality. Jason Ross and Tosh and Dane Cook seem to follow this rambling, dialect poking fun at serious issues but seem to lack humor. Tosh occasionally hits a funny one but is more of a color commentator with sick videos.

Anyone miss intelligent comics like George Carlin, Robin Williams and Bill hicks?
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:55 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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I caught this suddenly popular comedian on TV a few nights ago with his jeselnik offensive show. he is extremely wooden, creepy looking and makes wisecracks that are dark but not funny. I have noticed what seems like a trend of shock comedy that is like the 80's and 90's days of comedy but with no personality. Jason Ross and Tosh and Dane Cook seem to follow this rambling, dialect poking fun at serious issues but seem to lack humor. Tosh occasionally hits a funny one but is more of a color commentator with sick videos.

Anyone miss intelligent comics like George Carlin, Robin Williams and Bill hicks?
I place Lewis Black in the category of Carlin.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:20 PM
 
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You can throw a dart at Twitter and hid one of many, many "edgy" comics who are not funny, yet focus on their little internet zingers. Notice the klatch that serves to cross-promote and laugh at each other's middling efforts: Jeselnik, Bill Burr, Chelsea Peretti, Michael Ian Black, that gap toothed guy, Nick Kroll, etc.

They are all the same person.

Great comics are not active on Twitter, look at Louis CK and Brian Regan, they don't really engage in social media, but they are great, great comics.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:52 AM
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Location: Washington, DC
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I totally disagree. And it's not a wave of wooden comedians, it's a wave of highly irreverent comedians that like to 'roast' and insult people and concepts. This wave includes Jeselnik, Amy Shumer, Jeff Ross, Seth McFarlane, Ricky Gervais, and many more. You could say they are all descendants of Don Rickles.

Jeselnik and Ross especially look at things as never before and are offensive in an equal-opportunity way.

The popularity of most of them is on the rise so get used to them. I think they are clever, playful and efficient with their words.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I think they are using the medium of social networking for their comedy bits. Not so sure how funny they would be without the links and videos.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:29 PM
 
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I totally disagree. And it's not a wave of wooden comedians, it's a wave of highly irreverent comedians that like to 'roast' and insult people and concepts. This wave includes Jeselnik, Amy Shumer, Jeff Ross, Seth McFarlane, Ricky Gervais, and many more. You could say they are all descendants of Don Rickles.

Jeselnik and Ross especially look at things as never before and are offensive in an equal-opportunity way.

The popularity of most of them is on the rise so get used to them. I think they are clever, playful and efficient with their words.

Their popularity is not on the rise. Look at ticket sales. The comics I mentioned sell out much larger halls and have bigger deals with HBO.

Twitter is free.

PS: Gervais is not a good stand-up whatsoever. And equating Jeff Ross with Don Rickles is all I need to hear.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:59 PM
 
Location: in your dreams
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Jizzleneck is an unfortunate surname... Actually, that's probably why he's such a tool. lol
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:46 PM
 
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IMHO, currently, the best comedian out there is Bill Burr.

Go to his site and download his latest show for $5 (yes 5 effing dollars! Same as a Happy Meal without the calories and the trans fat) and tell me he ain't funny!
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:47 PM
 
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I miss Carlin and the Jesselnick douche is terrible. Making fun of Sandy Hook is off limits, I don't care if your show title has "Offensive" in it.
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