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Old 03-17-2017, 10:00 AM
 
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I liked Bob Hope. lol
Bob Hope worked blue:

"Kate Smith finally turned in her girdle. You should see the moon come over the mountain now."
During World War II, Hope often joked about wartime shortages and rationing, like the ban on women's girdles to save rubber. This crack, about the amply proportioned singer whose theme song was "When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain," was censored by NBC as too racy.
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Old 03-18-2017, 12:54 PM
 
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If by "offensive," you're just referring to profanity or vulgarity (as opposed to racism or misogyny), I think there are still a lot of people who find that kind of thing secretly titillating, maybe because they don't use that kind of language themselves.

Now that I think of it, maybe that's the only kind of humor they understand, if they're not too bright. I mean, it takes some higher level of information to understand word play or political humor.
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:25 PM
 
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To me profanity is like a condiment of the English language. Like salt or pepper. If used judiciously, can enhance the flavor. Too much and it ruins the dish. Too little and the dish is bland and tasteless.
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Old 04-15-2017, 10:03 AM
 
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There is a fine line with it just being gross and genius material. I am a huge Louis CK fan and find his material to be innovative while others may just be offended.


I am totally a but maybe guy.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0O5h4enjrHw
I adore C.K. He makes me laugh without fail every single time I watch him.
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Old 04-16-2017, 11:33 AM
 
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Easy. It's not actually offensive unless you choose to be offended by it.
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Old 05-29-2017, 11:37 PM
 
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It is, exactly.

If you pay close attention to the comics who use it often (Amy Schumer, for example), what they say is not THAT funny; we are just trained to laugh at certain moments.

Henry Cho is a comedian who is clean but still funny. His routines aren't goody-two-shoes or family-friendly, by any means, but he just doesn't need to cuss or talk about vulgar topics.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH8E_nkDNDo
I only saw her hosting an awards show, but she got a little racy. I guess her schtick is that she talks about sex a lot. I didn't find it all that funny. Now Sarah Silverman, she's funny. Her humor is deliberately offensive in a good way. Amy Schumer reminds me of a lot of female comedians that build their routines on women's situations, while Sarah Silverman's humor is more like a guy's humor. She just makes jokes, about everyone.
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Old 05-31-2017, 03:53 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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I only saw her hosting an awards show, but she got a little racy. I guess her schtick is that she talks about sex a lot. I didn't find it all that funny. Now Sarah Silverman, she's funny. Her humor is deliberately offensive in a good way. Amy Schumer reminds me of a lot of female comedians that build their routines on women's situations, while Sarah Silverman's humor is more like a guy's humor. She just makes jokes, about everyone.
I saw that this thread had been bumped, so I came in here to post that I just watched Sarah Silverman's latest special last night. She can definitely get gritty. Like I posted earlier, I usually don't mind "offensive" humor if it's (what I find) funny, but it did get "iffy" for me at a couple spots, and I kind of had the "cringe" face. lol But overall I thought it was good, and I laughed a lot. I think she's got a pretty unique style.
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Old 05-31-2017, 04:53 PM
 
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I saw that this thread had been bumped, so I came in here to post that I just watched Sarah Silverman's latest special last night. She can definitely get gritty. Like I posted earlier, I usually don't mind "offensive" humor if it's (what I find) funny, but it did get "iffy" for me at a couple spots, and I kind of had the "cringe" face. lol But overall I thought it was good, and I laughed a lot. I think she's got a pretty unique style.
If you ever get a chance, you should watch this show:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3kiq79gL0I

I think this was the first comedy routine by a female that had me in tears the whole time. Most female comedians have to talk about using a public restroom, or getting their nails done, or having a period, or whatever other female situations out there, and they really irritate me. I don't mind a bit or two about those things, but to base a whole comedy on someone's identity is a little annoying.

Warning: It's very politically incorrect, but I'm sure to make a point. Of course, these days some people can't even watch something like this and understand the point because just hearing the words is considered violence, or people are too wrapped up in her politics to just judge her on her comedy.

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Old 05-31-2017, 05:40 PM
 
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If you ever get a chance, you should watch this show:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3kiq79gL0I

I think this was the first comedy routine by a female that had me in tears the whole time. Most female comedians have to talk about using a public restroom, or getting their nails done, or having a period, or whatever other female situations out there, and they really irritate me. I don't mind a bit or two about those things, but to base a whole comedy on someone's identity is a little annoying.

Warning: It's very politically incorrect, but I'm sure to make a point. Of course, these days some people can't even watch something like this and understand the point because just hearing the words is considered violence.
I saw that one a long time ago. I don't even remember what it was about, so I guess I'll rewatch it. lol

Yes, I've seen quite a few recently where the entire act was about women's issues/rights, etc. I agree, the subject matter is fine, just not a whole show based on it. It starts getting old. Sarah touched on it some in this one, and it was funny. I also get bored when a comic bases their entire act on their race/ethnicity. Many male comics have done the porn/masturbation theme to death.

Anyway, thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 05-31-2017, 09:52 PM
 
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I saw that one a long time ago. I don't even remember what it was about, so I guess I'll rewatch it. lol

Yes, I've seen quite a few recently where the entire act was about women's issues/rights, etc. I agree, the subject matter is fine, just not a whole show based on it. It starts getting old. Sarah touched on it some in this one, and it was funny. I also get bored when a comic bases their entire act on their race/ethnicity. Many male comics have done the porn/masturbation theme to death.

Anyway, thanks for the suggestion.
I agree. The first Chris Rock comedy special was so funny because he just made jokes about everything. His later shows were more race focused. He was still funny as hell, but not as good as that first show in my opinion. I get that he had something he wanted to say, but it does get old after a while. That may just be a conceit of more famous comics. They're free to give a message with their comedy instead of trying to break into the business. They sell out arenas, so obviously they're not going to turn off the audience so easily.
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