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Title: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: J Dog on November 19, 2017, 08:56:06 PM
Beta male interviewer fawns over D-list celebrity.

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https://www.theguardian.com/global/2017/nov/19/sarah-silverman-interview-jokes-i-made-15-years-ago-i-wouldnt-make-today

Sarah Silverman: ‘There are jokes I made 15 years ago I would absolutely not make today’

Sarah Silverman’s comedy has always aimed a laser into the dark corners of sexism, racism and religion. But now she’s using her wit to make sense of the huge issues facing America. Sophie Heawood meets her in Hollywood

Arriving at the Hollywood studio complex where Sarah Silverman has her office, I am surprised to find nobody can tell me where it is. She’s one of the biggest comedians in America, but it takes 15 minutes of shrugged shoulders and wrong turns before I find a door with a handwritten sign: “If you feel unwell turn around and go home and rest! Do not walk thru this door! You are loved, feel better! Sarah!” So far, so adorable.

Germs and visitors might struggle to make their way past reception, but dogs are clearly welcomed like sacred Indian cows here: two of them trot past me unaccompanied. The animals have just left a script meeting in the writers’ room, soon to be followed by a gaggle of comedy writers, including Silverman herself, who is wearing glasses and stopping to stare at her phone. Once installed on the sofa in her own room, with an assistant bringing her black tea, she admits she didn’t realise this interview was in person, hence the phone. “But you’re here!” she says, getting her legs comfy on the furniture. “Great!” Her impromptu welcome is so friendly and her smile so full of shiny teeth, that it only occurs to me afterwards that she might be lying through them – surely nobody wants to be surprised by a journalist.

But then Silverman has changed. Not only is she more successful than ever, with a new stand-up special A Speck of Dust on Netflix, a new series called I Love You, America on Hulu, and a straight acting role in tennis movie Battle of the Sexes, but she has combined anti-depressants with years of therapy. She seems more positive, and determined to move beyond her “liberal bubble” to get to understand Trump’s America.

She’s even become friends with Megan Phelps-Roper, who used to be part of the Westboro Baptist Church. “She didn’t think they were evil – she thought she was doing God’s work. I think it’s OK to have empathy with people doing terrible things.”

Not that any of this means Silverman is going soft – she is also speaking her truth to power, rousing her 12m Twitter followers with her daily backlash against the president. “He’s the only person I’ve ever blocked,” she says. “So I can see him, but he can’t see me. Well,” she adds, “unless he logs out and logs back in again.” We ponder the likelihood of him doing such a thing.

Where once Silverman used to make Paris Hilton blowjob jokes, she now uses that biting wit to take chunks out of the bigger issues facing America. Her latest stand-up deals at some length with abortion, with her discovery that sperm have a sense of smell, so shouldn’t male masturbation be regulated by pro-lifers?

 :costanza:

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On I Love You, America she travels to the homes of Trump voters and listens to their views, before getting into good-natured arguments with them, “once all of our porcupine needles are down. Then I’m able to go: ‘Brandy! You cannot still think that Obama was born in the Serengeti.’ Because by this point we’re family, and then they’re more open to information, whereas arguing and spewing facts in their face… facts don’t change people’s minds. Emotions do. And the thing is that facts have now become opinions. And people are also taking their opinions and making them into facts.” Not that she finds this phenomenon remotely funny. “Did you see that fucking Scaramucci post: ‘Were Jews killed in the Holocaust?’ There was literally an official poll, basically, did the Holocaust happen? Like it’s a matter of opinion. We live in a time when truth just has no currency at all.”

She has also acquired a rescue dog, Mary, who has just walked into the room to sit on my lap. Silverman hasn’t trained her and has no rules. “She sleeps in bed with me – she’s my roommate. I’m not going to tell her what to do.” Except for sex, when the dog must disappear, “because she likes to get near my boyfriend’s [Welsh actor Michael Sheen] butt, so that’s a good reason to take her out of the room.”

With all of this renewed energy, it’s quite exciting to be in Silverman HQ. Except it turns out she doesn’t own this place – Hulu have lent it to her for the show, along with the assistant, “which is incredible, I never had an assistant before!” she says.

But you must need an office, I say.

“What do I need an office for?” she replies. “No one needs an office any more.”

But you’re so prolific, I tell her.

. . .

Silverman is one of very few women, and indeed people, to have made it to this level in LA, and her persona is a loud one, but she wears her power both calmly and proudly. The Harvey Weinstein scandal broke a fortnight before we met, and has been growing ever since, with daily news of further rapes and assaults across the industry. I point out that this has been a horrible two weeks for women in Hollywood. “No,” replies Silverman, still smiling. “It’s probably been the best two weeks for women in Hollywood ever. It’s a better two weeks than the silence of the past. I mean it’s finally exposing it. The enabled fucking monsters are gonna think twice now. And that’s what it’s all about,” she says. “Be scared,” she adds, addressing the exploiters. She asks me what today’s latest developments are, because, “It’s crazy, working on the show I can only catch up on the news at night so I end up sitting on the side of my bathtub, just scrolling.”

Increasingly interested in everyone’s psychology, Silverman wants to discuss how these men become that way, and who has allowed them to. “I’m not trying to have empathy for Harvey Weinstein, he’s clearly a monster, but monsters are made. Listen, we spent the past 60 years, especially Jews, trying to figure out the pathology of a Hitler. So to understand someone’s pathology is not a waste of time.” She has wanted to join in with #metoo, “but I didn’t want to pull away from it because so many maniacs from the far right jump on me when I say my stuff. It’s not that I need to be heard on this – I just would want to add my voice – but I wondered if maybe that would be unhelpful.”

The first penis she ever saw belonged to her boss when she was an 18-year-old waitress in her native New Hampshire. He called her into his office “and I was literally shaking, thinking I was in trouble, but he was just asking me benign questions – until I saw that he was fully jerking off in front of me. And I just said…” her voice fades to a whimper: ‘I have to clean the popcorn machine,’ and I left and I never told anyone. For years. But of course those guys know who to pick on. They don’t pick on me now.”

I mention a line she used in her Jesus is Magic tour in 2005: “I was raped by a doctor. Which is, you know, so bittersweet for a Jewish girl.” She looks panicked when I mention it, and replies quickly: “Comedy is not evergreen! There are jokes I made 15 years ago that I would absolutely not make today, because I am less ignorant than I was. I know more now than I did. I change with new information.”

The thing is, I say – and I suppose this is where comedy gets very complicated – I actually brought that line up because it’s one of the funniest things I have ever heard.

“Oh!” she says, visibly relieved. “Thank you.” She has made jokes involving race in the past, but perhaps won’t do so again, after a negative response. “Just cos I am liberal and I say I’m making a character study of an ignorant person – the intention was good, but whatever. Now I know more about this phrase ‘the liberal bubble’, I know that saying ‘I’m not racist, so I can be racist to show racism’… well social media taught me that racism doesn’t need me to help people understand racism, because it’s everywhere.”

Eventually she would make The Sarah Silverman Program, a show that ran on Comedy Central from 2007 to 2010, but, prior to that, the series she spent writing for Saturday Night Live was critical. I ask what it was like back then, before she was in charge of the writers’ room. Did she get talked down by male voices?

“Of course I did,” she says. “1993 doesn’t sound so long ago, but it’s so different ever since Tina Fey became head writer, which changed the whole world there. We didn’t have computers and the women’s room was locked and we had to use a key. The men’s room wasn’t.”

Because there were so few women working on the show, right?

“No, it was locked so we didn’t get raped in there. Like instead of, ‘Don’t rape!’ it’s, ‘There’s a key for the women’s room!’”

I am dumbfounded. They locked the toilets so other people working on Saturday Night Live couldn’t rape you?

“Please don’t make that the headline,” she says. “It was just a very different time. And it’s exciting how different it is now.”

. . .

[Talking about the Tennis movie Battle of the Sexes] “We thought the film was gonna be this big celebration movie that would come out during our first female presidency – this was before Hillary lost. Instead, it’s this harrowing reminder that history repeats itself, and then gets worse.” Silverman supported Bernie Sanders, who “inspired” her, but she was still “psyched” to vote for Clinton.

I ask, if you carry on down this path of moral and political righteousness, is there a risk that you won’t be funny? Do all comedians fear they might lose their edge if they become too nice?

“100%,” she admits. “I think it’s brave to venture into empathy and beauty and humanity in comedy. But it’s not easy.”

As we say our goodbyes, Mary the dog trots off down the corridor to pay some visits and Silverman asks if we can hug. I mention that she seems happy, glowing, in fact. Why?

“This is going to sound obnoxious,” she replies, “but Mom always said be your own best friend, and I really, really mastered that. There is no one I’d rather hang out with,” she points at herself, “than this guy.”

And there it is, the formula for being Sarah Silverman; the secret weapon that so many other comedians lack. She actually likes herself.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Jim Acostas Impotent Rage on November 19, 2017, 09:15:44 PM
You should be ashamed for making me read that dreck.   :judy:

That writer should also be ashamed. I've never thought she was funny, even before everyone got on the "TRUMP SUCKS" wagon. Just another self-important cunt who thinks the world is going to hell because she didn't get her way.  :rolleyes:

Ooooh, it's so cutting edge to make Trump jokes. Good job Sarah, I hope you get accused of sexual harrassment.

Also, never forget her and Al Franken's little dog and pony show at the DNC when she called out all the Bernie protesters (after being a big Bernie supporter during the primaries.)
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Dem Wypipo on November 19, 2017, 09:18:06 PM
Wait, where is AOA's comedy thread?
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Strugbox FBI Plant on November 19, 2017, 10:03:15 PM
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Not that any of this means Silverman is going soft – she is also speaking her truth to power, rousing her 12m Twitter followers with her daily backlash against the president.

One of the key signs of speaking truth to power is being praised for it in establishment media newspapers, clearly.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: OZMA CURES HAM on November 19, 2017, 10:28:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w6UUkkOmgo
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: The Watcher on November 20, 2017, 06:57:21 AM
Lets hope Silvermans crippling depression causes her to disappear again for another 5 years.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Trigger Word: Everything on November 20, 2017, 08:51:08 AM
Lets hope Silvermans crippling depression causes her to disappear again for another 5 years.

She was kinda cute back in her supporting character days on SNL. lets see... 23 fucking years ago.

She isn't nearly as annoying as Leftist America's Comedy Grandma, Janeane Garofalo  who shows up like a vampire to kill off dying shows.
 :christina:
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Dem Wypipo on November 20, 2017, 06:31:23 PM
I never liked Sarah Silverman but Janeane Garofalo's moment of fame was pretty inexplicable in hindsight.  She was seemingly everywhere in the early and mid 90s until people smartened up but I wonder why she even got the chance in the first place?
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: J Dog on November 20, 2017, 06:48:33 PM
I never liked Sarah Silverman but Janeane Garofalo's moment of fame was pretty inexplicable in hindsight.  She was seemingly everywhere in the early and mid 90s until people smartened up but I wonder why she even got the chance in the first place?

She played 'best friend' and 'sarcastic secretary' roles reserved for fuckable but less attractive women.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Dem Wypipo on November 20, 2017, 06:56:44 PM
Another bad comedian who saw inexplicable success in the early and mid 90s: Sandra Bernhard
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Deep State False Flag on November 20, 2017, 10:51:41 PM
I never liked Sarah Silverman but Janeane Garofalo's moment of fame was pretty inexplicable in hindsight.  She was seemingly everywhere in the early and mid 90s until people smartened up but I wonder why she even got the chance in the first place?

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Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: adolf spacey on November 21, 2017, 12:57:25 AM
Like just post this anywhere or any time you see someone lauding Silverman as a champion of prog tolerance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQyFMmr3PkE
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Brandlebrundt on November 22, 2017, 12:10:16 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w6UUkkOmgo

Bit of trivia for you: when filming that scene, he accidentally actually punched her in the face--and knocked her out in the process.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Aran on November 22, 2017, 01:05:36 AM
Wait, where is AOA's comedy thread?

Some retard moved it to the Klubhouse
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Shakebox on November 22, 2017, 11:58:49 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w6UUkkOmgo

Bit of trivia for you: when filming that scene, he accidentally actually punched her in the face--and knocked her out in the process.
I'm sure it was an accident.

Artie and Anthony talk a lot about how terrible modern comedy is on their podcast. It's not even comedy anymore, they just say shit like, "Speaking of pieces of shit, how about our President folks?" to their millennial crowds and get cheers. There are no jokes.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: [HEAD NIGGER OF STRUG] anti-Semitic graphs on November 22, 2017, 12:33:06 PM
Wait, where is AOA's comedy thread?

Some retard moved it to the Klubhouse
What's the Klubhouse?
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Nigtendo on November 22, 2017, 03:12:35 PM
I skimmed that article and imagined Sarah Silverman writing all that by herself while sobbing and popping increasingly ineffective anxiety meds
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: The Watcher on November 22, 2017, 04:56:18 PM
I skimmed that article and imagined Sarah Silverman writing all that by herself while sobbing and popping increasingly ineffective anxiety meds
She must be due for another reprogramming  :holocaust:

Edit: I thought that someone posted that Silverman article about her likeing Trump supported now. Yes that is a thing.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: the sip on November 22, 2017, 06:33:48 PM
Would
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Aran on November 23, 2017, 09:04:51 AM
Wait, where is AOA's comedy thread?

Some retard moved it to the Klubhouse
What's the Klubhouse?

I've said too much already
Title: Re: Praising Allah: Stand-up Comedy in Mohammad bin Salman's Saudi Arabia
Post by: J Dog on December 08, 2017, 07:35:36 AM
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/saudi-arabia-finds-funny-bone-stand-comedy-035325493.html

Saudi Arabia finds its funny bone with stand-up comedy

Riyadh (AFP) - Saudis took the stage one by one to poke fun at the world -- and themselves -- introducing a hissing, cackling audience to an art form widely unknown in the conservative kingdom: stand-up comedy.

Chuckles and squeals ran through the crowd at a rare amateur comedy festival last week in the capital Riyadh, organised by the official General Entertainment Authority, the main engine of social reforms sweeping the kingdom.

The authority is boosting entertainment options like never before, from a Comic-Con festival to concerts by female musicians, helping shed the kingdom's austere reputation and introducing many Saudis to a novel concept -- having fun in public.

"I am a jobless dentist," 26-year-old Battar al-Battar said in a slow, deadpan delivery on stage to a smiling audience.

"My prayers have been answered. I see lots of braces in this crowd."

Next up was a short, corpulent man, equally deadpan as he took on the skewed power relations between the sexes in the patriarchal kingdom.

"I called my fiancee to say: 'Listen, I am the man. If I eat dust, you eat dust'.

"She hung up. A week passed by. I heard nothing.

"In a panic I texted her: 'I am not the man! Take me back!'"


Men in the audience -- as well as women sitting across the aisle -- erupted in laughter.

The festival would hardly be unusual if it weren't in Saudi Arabia, typically stereotyped as a nation of stern, unsmiling hardliners.

"The common perception is that Saudis don't have a funny bone," Yaser Bakr, a festival jury member and founder of the kingdom's first comedy club, told AFP.

"Saudis love to laugh. Numbers don't lie," he said, scrolling through a list of Saudi comedy videos on his mobile's YouTube app, each with hundreds of thousands of views.

The venue for the five-day festival, Riyadh's King Fahd Cultural Centre, was like a bubble of laughing gas over the course of the performances.

The festival, a talent-hunt of sorts for Saudi Arabia's own version of "Seinfeld", was a rare attempt to introduce stand-up comedy to the masses.

Aside from a handful of Saudi YouTube comedy stars, performers are largely struggling without theatres and entertainment companies, as well as a lack of mass awareness of the art form.

"Many people think comedy is only sex jokes. We are trying to change that," festival director Jubran al-Jubran told AFP.

"Saudi Arabia needs to cultivate this art. Comedy has a purifying effect, it cleanses the soul. It's a relief to laugh about our own problems."

But the audience was only mildly amused by cringe-worthy jokes and low-brow humour from some performers.

None of the participants breached what are typically considered red lines in the conservative kingdom -- sex, religion and politics.

But some deftly pulverised a few old stereotypes associated with Saudis, including perceived links to extremists, while others dared to mock the once-untouchable elites.

"When I first came to Riyadh I was afraid they would lock me up in the Ritz," quipped Rakain al-Zafer, one of the performers, prompting sniggers and groans from the audience.

Riyadh's opulent Ritz-Carlton hotel has become a gilded prison for dozens of princes, ministers and tycoons swept up in an anti-corruption purge.

The joke resonates with most Saudis -- except perhaps those locked inside -- reflecting a strong public revulsion for the elite.

The performing comedians were all men, but the festival organisers said women were expected to participate next year despite the risk of riling religious conservatives.

The festival highlights a broader reform push by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the powerful heir to the throne who has curbed the influence of the religious police, once notorious for disrupting such mixed-gender events.

The prince appears to be balancing unpopular subsidy cuts in an era of low oil prices with more social freedoms and entertainment.

Saudis themselves appear quietly astounded by the torrid pace of change -- including the historic decision allowing women to drive from next June and plans to reopen cinemas after a decades-long ban.

Legendary Greek composer and pianist Yanni performed to a packed mixed-gender audience in Riyadh last week, accompanied by female vocalists.

The change chimes with Prince Mohammed's recent pledge to return Saudi Arabia to an "open, moderate Islam" and destroy extremist ideologies.

Expanding on the prince's comment, Jubran said: "We aim to destroy extremism through comedy, by making people laugh."
Title: Re: Praising Allah: Stand-up Comedy in Mohammad bin Salman's Saudi Arabia
Post by: SooperPooper on December 08, 2017, 08:22:19 AM
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/saudi-arabia-finds-funny-bone-stand-comedy-035325493.html

Saudi Arabia finds its funny bone with stand-up comedy

Riyadh (AFP) - Saudis took the stage one by one to poke fun at the world -- and themselves -- introducing a hissing, cackling audience to an art form widely unknown in the conservative kingdom: stand-up comedy.

Chuckles and squeals ran through the crowd at a rare amateur comedy festival last week in the capital Riyadh, organised by the official General Entertainment Authority, the main engine of social reforms sweeping the kingdom.

The authority is boosting entertainment options like never before, from a Comic-Con festival to concerts by female musicians, helping shed the kingdom's austere reputation and introducing many Saudis to a novel concept -- having fun in public.

"I am a jobless dentist," 26-year-old Battar al-Battar said in a slow, deadpan delivery on stage to a smiling audience.

"My prayers have been answered. I see lots of braces in this crowd."

Next up was a short, corpulent man, equally deadpan as he took on the skewed power relations between the sexes in the patriarchal kingdom.

"I called my fiancee to say: 'Listen, I am the man. If I eat dust, you eat dust'.

"She hung up. A week passed by. I heard nothing.

"In a panic I texted her: 'I am not the man! Take me back!'"


Men in the audience -- as well as women sitting across the aisle -- erupted in laughter.

The festival would hardly be unusual if it weren't in Saudi Arabia, typically stereotyped as a nation of stern, unsmiling hardliners.

"The common perception is that Saudis don't have a funny bone," Yaser Bakr, a festival jury member and founder of the kingdom's first comedy club, told AFP.

"Saudis love to laugh. Numbers don't lie," he said, scrolling through a list of Saudi comedy videos on his mobile's YouTube app, each with hundreds of thousands of views.

The venue for the five-day festival, Riyadh's King Fahd Cultural Centre, was like a bubble of laughing gas over the course of the performances.

The festival, a talent-hunt of sorts for Saudi Arabia's own version of "Seinfeld", was a rare attempt to introduce stand-up comedy to the masses.

Aside from a handful of Saudi YouTube comedy stars, performers are largely struggling without theatres and entertainment companies, as well as a lack of mass awareness of the art form.

"Many people think comedy is only sex jokes. We are trying to change that," festival director Jubran al-Jubran told AFP.

"Saudi Arabia needs to cultivate this art. Comedy has a purifying effect, it cleanses the soul. It's a relief to laugh about our own problems."

But the audience was only mildly amused by cringe-worthy jokes and low-brow humour from some performers.

None of the participants breached what are typically considered red lines in the conservative kingdom -- sex, religion and politics.

But some deftly pulverised a few old stereotypes associated with Saudis, including perceived links to extremists, while others dared to mock the once-untouchable elites.

"When I first came to Riyadh I was afraid they would lock me up in the Ritz," quipped Rakain al-Zafer, one of the performers, prompting sniggers and groans from the audience.

Riyadh's opulent Ritz-Carlton hotel has become a gilded prison for dozens of princes, ministers and tycoons swept up in an anti-corruption purge.

The joke resonates with most Saudis -- except perhaps those locked inside -- reflecting a strong public revulsion for the elite.

The performing comedians were all men, but the festival organisers said women were expected to participate next year despite the risk of riling religious conservatives.

The festival highlights a broader reform push by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the powerful heir to the throne who has curbed the influence of the religious police, once notorious for disrupting such mixed-gender events.

The prince appears to be balancing unpopular subsidy cuts in an era of low oil prices with more social freedoms and entertainment.

Saudis themselves appear quietly astounded by the torrid pace of change -- including the historic decision allowing women to drive from next June and plans to reopen cinemas after a decades-long ban.

Legendary Greek composer and pianist Yanni performed to a packed mixed-gender audience in Riyadh last week, accompanied by female vocalists.

The change chimes with Prince Mohammed's recent pledge to return Saudi Arabia to an "open, moderate Islam" and destroy extremist ideologies.

Expanding on the prince's comment, Jubran said: "We aim to destroy extremism through comedy, by making people laugh."

Congrats to AoA on his killer new set
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: The Watcher on December 08, 2017, 11:50:56 AM
Wish he'd start posting again  :myecred:
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: 56% Scrotal Sack plz on December 08, 2017, 12:00:32 PM
This is all you need to see of Silverman (http://wizbangpop.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Sarah-Silverman-Nude.jpg).

Women aren't funny. Never were, never will be.
Title: Re: Praising Allah: Stand-up Comedy in Mohammad bin Salman's Saudi Arabia
Post by: Americas Most Trusted News Source on December 08, 2017, 12:17:30 PM

Saudi Arabia finds its funny bone with stand-up comedy


They say it all began when Trump laid his hands upon the orb
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Pizza Cancellation Specialist on December 08, 2017, 01:13:37 PM
Wish he'd start posting again  :myecred:

He's closer than you think, friend! (https://media.giphy.com/media/l41lK4KlwYYYSSKFG/giphy.gif)
Title: Iliza Shlesinger: America's Funniest Woman
Post by: J Dog on December 28, 2017, 03:04:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKSbvypUodw

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America's Funniest Woman Being Sued For Sex Discrimination

An attorney who files discrimination suits against bars that offer “ladies’ nights” has sued comedian Iliza Shlesinger, contending that her “Girls Night In” show violated California law by barring men.

According to the suit, George St. George bought a $30 ticket to Shlesinger’s Nov. 13 show at the Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles, which was advertised as “No Boys Allowed.” St. George and a male friend attempted to enter the show anyway. Initially they were told they could sit in the back row, but later they were denied entry and offered a refund, the suit contends.

St. George has been the plaintiff in several such suits challenging “ladies nights” at bars and other public establishments. His attorney, Alfred Rava, has also made a reputation for filing such suits, once telling CNN that he had filed 150 complaints accusing California businesses of violating the Unruh Civil Rights Act of 1959.

“At no time should an entertainer or an entertainment venue require female patrons or male patrons sit in the back of the theater based solely on their sex,” Rava said via email.

The California Supreme Court ruled in Koire v. Metro Car Wash (1985) that “ladies night” discounts violate the Unruh Act, which provides for “full and equal accommodations” to all business establishments regardless of race, sex, religion and disability.

Violations are punishable by a $4,000 fine, plus attorneys’ fees. Businesses that are sued under the act typically reach an out-of-court settlement rather than face the expense of litigation.

https://www.scribd.com/document/367983385/St-George-v-Iliza-Shlesinger
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: level 69 memelord on December 28, 2017, 03:27:32 PM
Wait, where is AOA's comedy?
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: The Watcher on December 28, 2017, 04:38:50 PM
Funny...woman...oxymoron?
Title: Re: Iliza Shlesinger: America's Funniest Woman
Post by: OZMA CURES HAM on December 28, 2017, 04:50:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKSbvypUodw

Didn't even make it halfway through the first joke. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: blasting_asshole on December 28, 2017, 05:05:32 PM
WHAT THE FUCK IS THE JOKE?! So she's a pharmacist witch doctor? Is that it or is there more?
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: MY FURSONOUNS on December 28, 2017, 05:06:41 PM
jew
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: blasting_asshole on December 28, 2017, 05:08:04 PM
jew

hahahaha ok now I get it!
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: kornbeef on December 28, 2017, 07:49:23 PM
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she now uses that biting wit to take chunks out of the bigger issues facing America
anytime someone starts talking about "larger issues" it's time to get your hip waders on
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: 56% Scrotal Sack plz on December 28, 2017, 08:10:32 PM
Not that it wasn't obvious from the mangled German name but...
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Shlesinger was born in Dallas to a Reform Jewish family.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Jim Acostas Impotent Rage on December 28, 2017, 08:12:04 PM
Being America's Funniest Woman is such a low bar, it's like being the valedictorian at summer school.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Sad Byzantine Jesus on December 28, 2017, 08:24:10 PM
This is all you need to see of Silverman (http://wizbangpop.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Sarah-Silverman-Nude.jpg).

Women aren't funny. Never were, never will be.

Hovered over, didn't click

Gerafalo I did like because she played such a absurdly sour person, but I thought it was a cute sort of act.  It turns out it wasn't an act.
Title: Sarah Silverman: A Masterclass in Compassion
Post by: J Dog on January 06, 2018, 08:22:24 PM
Holy shit, Hulu's advertising department is working overtime to promote Silverman's shitty talk show. 


Quote
Sarah Silverman's response to a Twitter troll is a master class in compassion

Sarah Silverman may be known for her biting comedy, but her recent exchange with a Twitter troll is being held up as a model of compassion.

A few days ago, Silverman sent out a tweet, and a total stranger replied cruelly with nothing but the "c" word.

But instead of lashing back or blocking the user, Silverman opted for a compassionate response.

"I believe in you. I read ur timeline & I see what ur doing & your rage is thinly veiled pain," she tweeted back. "But u know that. I know this feeling. Ps My back F--king sux too," she added, referring to the back troubles the user mentioned in his Twitter feed. "see what happens when u choose love. I see it in you."

Remarkably, the troll then let down his guard, and explained his pain. "I can't choose love. A man that resembles Kevin Spacey took that away when I was 8," he wrote. "I can't find peace if I could find that guy who ripped my body who stripped my innocence I'd kill him. He f--ked me up and I'm poor so it's hard to get help."

Silverman went on to ask the man if he uses heroin and if he wants to get clean. The man replied that he smokes weed and takes prescription meds. Then Silverman talked about the pitfalls of self-punishment and suggested that he join a support group. "I want to kill him too so I can't imagine your rage. All I know is this rage- and even if you could kill him— it's punishing yourself. And you don't deserve punishment. You deserve support," she said. "Go to one of these support groups. You might meet ur best bros there."

The man agreed to get help, and confessed that he's antisocial and has no friends.

At the end of the exchange, Silverman wrote, "Im so psyched you'll go. KEEP ME POSTED. Don't give up on yourself. Be brave enough to risk getting burned. It's what happens when u fight for yourself. But it's worth it. I promise."

Then she called for others to help.

The response was swift, and a spinal clinic in San Antonio reached out to the user to offer help.

The exchange has become an internet hit, with legions of Silverman fans singing the star's praises for taking the high road.

"This is honestly one of the nicest and truly decent gestures I've ever seen a human being, much less a celebrity, give to another human being," wrote one follower. "Your heart and character are as big as your talent."

The approach seems to be part of Silverman's mission to help calm the increasingly nasty and confrontational political discourse south of the border.

"Screaming at each other has never caused change," she said in a 2017 Uproxx interview. "Sure, sometimes major protests and rioting in the streets causes change, but when it's people one-on-one? Having a screaming competition in that setting never changes minds. So we need to try and understand each other."
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Obese and Triggered on January 07, 2018, 01:43:26 AM
W-w-what? Not acting like a rage-filled internet bully and trying to see other people as fellow humans led to a positive outcome?



Better block her account and ban her from Twitter, she's starting to act like the alt-right.  :madgoon:
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Virtue Signalman First Class on January 09, 2018, 08:16:19 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjL-Hy58f6E

 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: blasting_asshole on January 09, 2018, 09:42:13 AM
SeeSo = "Doug Stanhope sent me here but now that I've seen the other content, I'd like to cancel my free trial, before the first billing cycle, please."
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Embedded YouTube Journo on January 09, 2018, 10:06:28 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjL-Hy58f6E

 :rolleyes:

dyke comedian, original
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: J Dog on January 09, 2018, 10:16:10 AM
dyke comedian, original

Watch through at least the first 90 seconds.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Bitter Weirdo on January 09, 2018, 01:23:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjL-Hy58f6E

 :rolleyes:

Seconding the eyeroll. Just about every shitlib cliche about gun ownership is represented here. Ofc it's presented to hoots and applause from the audience, since it's the comedienne playing to the audiences biases. Also loving the timely Terminator 2 reference towards the end of the set. Garbage.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Embedded YouTube Journo on January 09, 2018, 02:14:56 PM
dyke comedian, original

Watch through at least the first 90 seconds.

virtue signaling dyke comedian,  :rolleyes:

like that shits not even not funny, its not a joke.  Like i've heard unfunny jokes, but they at least tried to have a buildup and a punchline, that shit is insufferable "stereotypical texan accent...and no joke..."

hah...ha? :facepalm:
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: blasting_asshole on January 09, 2018, 02:29:19 PM
Do yourself a favor and watch her sitcom "Take My Wife"

It'a amazingly entertaining as a bizarre look into far-left unfunny comedy. While you might not actually laugh, you will be amazed, amused, entertained and somewhat annoyed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7swmnzR0Qkw
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Shakebox on January 09, 2018, 04:39:05 PM
WHAT IS THIS? FOOTLOOSE?


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA





 :clint:
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Jim Acostas Impotent Rage on January 09, 2018, 06:54:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjL-Hy58f6E


Just so you know, I hate you. So much.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Dem Wypipo on January 09, 2018, 07:41:33 PM
No way in hell am I clicking that but when I was watching ((HBO)) they kept pimping this shit awful comedy special:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i65bP6HHR0

Now either I lost touch what the kids are into these days or clown world is so deeply embedded because ((journalists)) ranted and raved over it.  Here's one such article, ranking it the second best comedy special of the year: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/12/the-25-best-stand-up-comedy-specials-of-2017.html

Another clickbait farm ranked it the sixth best: http://www.vulture.com/2017/12/10-best-stand-up-comedy-specials-2017.html

If you notice, nary a shitlord white comedian.  You have Chappelle's specials, which were ranked but ranked at the bottom of the list to make way for effete soyboys, and ideologically correct "comedians".  Even the non-white male comedians look like dick sucking faggots.  No way would a Patrice O'Neal or even a Chris Rock could make it today.  Chappelle's specials were pretty good and you only get begrudingly positive reviews with lots of clickbait outrage.

Seems like these days the best way for actual comedy to make it through is through podcasting since I don't know anyone who gives a shit about comedy clubs unless they're already fans of comedy.  Seems like little or no growth these days.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Americas Most Trusted News Source on January 09, 2018, 10:56:37 PM
The best story I remember about Patrice O'Neal was when he was on the writing team for WWE and eventually got fired. When he got fired he got a phone call from Stephanie McMahon (the owner's daughter) to tell him he was fired. His response was basically 'ok cool' and hung up because shit, comics get fired all the time.

Stephanie ended up calling him 5 more times to remind him that he was fired, because apparently when WWE fires you you're supposed to take it like they just shot your family in front of you and you're meant to beg and plead for your job back, and the fact that Patrice didn't do that infuriated the McMahons so they kept calling hoping to get that reaction and he wouldn't give it to them
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: a torrent of piss on January 09, 2018, 11:32:18 PM
I'm not sure if this belongs in the comedy thread or the Hollywood thread but zero of the comedy writers from Animaniacs(including the writer who created the series) have been asked back to the netflix reboot. In fact it's the opposite, they've been stonewalled. You're also getting maybe 3-4 members of the original cast while the other dozen voice actors/actresses have also experienced the same thing.

Apparently the guy who voiced Skippy the Squirrel was the son of the creator and he's starting a petition or whatever to get answers. The people who they have all been replaced with both writers and actors are of questionable talent and from what's been gathered have a political axe to grind.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Nig Disliker on January 10, 2018, 06:33:21 AM
Thanks for posting a link, faggot
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Virtue Signalman First Class on January 10, 2018, 06:47:20 AM
Seconding the eyeroll. Just about every shitlib cliche about gun ownership is represented here. Ofc it's presented to hoots and applause from the audience, since it's the comedienne playing to the audiences biases. Also loving the timely Terminator 2 reference towards the end of the set. Garbage.

I like the notion that somehow going mental and attacking the animal with YOUR BARE HANDS while screaming like a lunatic and causing immense mental and physical stress and possible injury to the animal and yourself is somehow more humane than a clean shot half a mile away which causes no pain and suffering to your target.

 :jesse:
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: the sip on January 10, 2018, 08:11:51 AM
Stephanie is a trash bag ho
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Nig Disliker on January 10, 2018, 08:16:13 AM
Stephanie is a trash bag ho

Just like your mom, what a coincidence
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Jim Acostas Impotent Rage on January 10, 2018, 08:27:08 AM
Seconding the eyeroll. Just about every shitlib cliche about gun ownership is represented here. Ofc it's presented to hoots and applause from the audience, since it's the comedienne playing to the audiences biases. Also loving the timely Terminator 2 reference towards the end of the set. Garbage.

I like the notion that somehow going mental and attacking the animal with YOUR BARE HANDS while screaming like a lunatic and causing immense mental and physical stress and possible injury to the animal and yourself is somehow more humane than a clean shot half a mile away which causes no pain and suffering to your target.

 :jesse:

No silly. The joke is that humans are supposed to be like the hunters of yore, and not use guns to kill their prey. They are supposed to use their hands. Just like the indians did! . . . . . wait. . ... . a bow and arrow? What?

That whole thing was so awful I can't believe I sat through the entire thing.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: the sip on January 10, 2018, 11:30:46 AM
Stephanie is a trash bag ho

Just like your mom, what a coincidence
:evola:
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: 56% Scrotal Sack plz on January 10, 2018, 11:57:50 AM
I'm not sure if this belongs in the comedy thread or the Hollywood thread but zero of the comedy writers from Animaniacs(including the writer who created the series) have been asked back to the netflix reboot. In fact it's the opposite, they've been stonewalled. You're also getting maybe 3-4 members of the original cast while the other dozen voice actors/actresses have also experienced the same thing.

Apparently the guy who voiced Skippy the Squirrel was the son of the creator and he's starting a petition or whatever to get answers. The people who they have all been replaced with both writers and actors are of questionable talent and from what's been gathered have a political axe to grind.

Netflix doesn't want potentially ~*problematic*~ people to make their shows? Whoda thunk.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: The Watcher on January 10, 2018, 12:26:03 PM
I'm not sure if this belongs in the comedy thread or the Hollywood thread but zero of the comedy writers from Animaniacs(including the writer who created the series) have been asked back to the netflix reboot. In fact it's the opposite, they've been stonewalled. You're also getting maybe 3-4 members of the original cast while the other dozen voice actors/actresses have also experienced the same thing.

Apparently the guy who voiced Skippy the Squirrel was the son of the creator and he's starting a petition or whatever to get answers. The people who they have all been replaced with both writers and actors are of questionable talent and from what's been gathered have a political axe to grind.

Netflix doesn't want potentially ~*problematic*~ people to make their shows? Whoda thunk.
This era they are trying to color wash old IPs. As we can see with Star Wars and Marvel comics it doesn’t work because people hate it.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: a torrent of piss on January 10, 2018, 01:20:49 PM
Seconding the eyeroll. Just about every shitlib cliche about gun ownership is represented here. Ofc it's presented to hoots and applause from the audience, since it's the comedienne playing to the audiences biases. Also loving the timely Terminator 2 reference towards the end of the set. Garbage.

I like the notion that somehow going mental and attacking the animal with YOUR BARE HANDS while screaming like a lunatic and causing immense mental and physical stress and possible injury to the animal and yourself is somehow more humane than a clean shot half a mile away which causes no pain and suffering to your target.

 :jesse:

No silly. The joke is that humans are supposed to be like the hunters of yore, and not use guns to kill their prey. They are supposed to use their hands. Just like the indians did! . . . . . wait. . ... . a bow and arrow? What?

That whole thing was so awful I can't believe I sat through the entire thing.

Bows and crossbows are banned in many areas because they're deemed inhumane or can be fired far too easily from a vehicle to poach game without attracting attention.

Really the only time I would say bows are superior is when it comes to bird hunting. Bird shot takes too long to clean out of your kill, while an arrow is much easier.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Jim Acostas Impotent Rage on January 10, 2018, 01:22:07 PM
 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: a torrent of piss on January 10, 2018, 01:23:56 PM
:facepalm:

Hey you try cleaning bird shot out of a carcass, shit takes forever. You're not getting a nice roast like you would from a store, it all looks like pulled chicken.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Franzo on January 10, 2018, 01:31:48 PM
*snooty parisian french accent* your exploded quail, sir. *sneers frenchly*
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: a torrent of piss on January 10, 2018, 01:36:32 PM
And the fucking queen cunt of a park ranger told us that you're not allowed to hunt fucking moose with an oversized crossbow from your truck. I was pissed because the last time we hunted moose the fucker fell into a bog and we had to chainsaw that motherfucker because there was no way in hell we could carry the carcass out intact. The hunting knife couldn't even cut through the hide it was so thick.

My plan was perfect the area had too many natural barriers and the spot was away from any major bodies of water and all we needed to do was fire down at it from the vehicle. I spent two weeks contructing it.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Jim Acostas Impotent Rage on January 10, 2018, 02:31:09 PM
I was making the point that she acted like real hunters killed animals with their bare hands and the white people who use guns to kill animals from a far distance aren't really hunters, with her forgetting that Indians used bows and arrows to kill animals. She was just trying to get a dig in on STRAIGHT WHITE MALES!!!  :ultlibrage:
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Bitter Weirdo on January 10, 2018, 03:36:11 PM
And the fucking queen cunt of a park ranger told us that you're not allowed to hunt fucking moose with an oversized crossbow from your truck. I was pissed because the last time we hunted moose the fucker fell into a bog and we had to chainsaw that motherfucker because there was no way in hell we could carry the carcass out intact. The hunting knife couldn't even cut through the hide it was so thick.

My plan was perfect the area had too many natural barriers and the spot was away from any major bodies of water and all we needed to do was fire down at it from the vehicle. I spent two weeks contructing it.

seems legit
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: The Watcher on January 10, 2018, 05:01:24 PM
I fuck everything I kill  :colbert:
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Rocket on January 11, 2018, 12:59:26 AM
WTF is wrong with Silverman's body? She has no hips. Is it because she's standing funny?
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: a torrent of piss on January 11, 2018, 01:40:37 AM
This is what's considered illegal to hunt a 2 ton animal with.

(https://i.imgur.com/ZJ3TNN3.jpg)

Those tree hugging fucks are oppressing my ancestral heritage. Having a 6 foot long bolt is perfectly fucking humane, it would kill the game instantly. It would crush through all the layers of flesh and bone, it wouldn't even know what hit it.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Gas Chamber of Commerce on January 11, 2018, 02:19:44 AM
WTF is wrong with Silverman's body? She has no hips. Is it because she's standing funny?
she can't even stand funny
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Obese and Triggered on January 12, 2018, 01:26:42 AM
*snooty parisian french accent* your exploded quail, sir. *sneers frenchly*

Your quote makes me think of this sketch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVEHqwLVvpI
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Smello on January 14, 2018, 01:34:46 AM
ATOP I wanna take a ride in your crossbow truck please.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Franzo on January 14, 2018, 04:59:46 AM
Ballistae hunting with atop.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Junkers Ju 888 on January 15, 2018, 05:10:13 PM
Ballistae hunting with atop.

Would like and subscribe.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Pretty Sneaky Cis on January 15, 2018, 08:23:18 PM
I fuck everything I kill  :colbert:

And vice versa.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Pretty Sneaky Cis on January 15, 2018, 08:25:17 PM
This is what's considered illegal to hunt a 2 ton animal with.

Those tree hugging fucks are oppressing my ancestral heritage. Having a 6 foot long bolt is perfectly fucking humane, it would kill the game instantly. It would crush through all the layers of flesh and bone, it wouldn't even know what hit it.

AToP: the only gamer so autistic he speedruns bowhunting.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: a torrent of piss on January 15, 2018, 08:34:39 PM
I always remember the lessons that Oregon Trail taught me, if you take too long to hunt and bring home the food, your family will die of dysentery.
Title: Netflix Saves Comedy
Post by: J Dog on January 23, 2018, 10:18:07 AM
http://deadline.com/2018/01/netflix-series-quarter-hour-stand-up-specials-2018-1202266327/

Quote
Netflix To Release Series Of Quarter-Hour Stand-Up Specials In 2018

The specials will be taped in February at Atlanta’s historic Terminal West venue, with each comic taking the mic for a 15-minute solo set. The yet-to-be titled specials will feature stand-up comics including Aisling Bea, Michelle Buteau, Tim Dillon, JR De Guzman, Sabrina Jalees, Janelle James, Sam Jay, Josh Johnson, Ian Karmel, Jak Knight, Matteo Lane, Max Silvestri, Taylor Tomlinson, Phil Wang, Emma Willmann, and Kate Willett.

The move furthers Netflix’s commitment to stand-up comedy. Last year, the internet TV network released a half-hour series called The Standups and has premiered several stand-up specials with A list comedians including Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jerry Seinfeld and Ricky Gervais. Netflix most recently bought the rights to Gervais’ next stand-up show. A premiere date has not yet been set.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTGTG78aui8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvQau5qoRlY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2S-DqC0HtY

Title: Re: Netflix Saves Comedy
Post by: blasting_asshole on January 23, 2018, 10:34:32 AM
The specials will be taped in February at Atlanta’s historic Terminal West venue, with each comic taking the mic for a 15-minute solo set. The yet-to-be titled specials will feature stand-up comics including Aisling Bea, Michelle Buteau, Tim Dillon, JR De Guzman, Sabrina Jalees, Janelle James, Sam Jay, Josh Johnson, Ian Karmel, Jak Knight, Matteo Lane, Max Silvestri, Taylor Tomlinson, Phil Wang, Emma Willmann, and Kate Willett.

Where comedy goes to die.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: a torrent of piss on January 23, 2018, 12:14:00 PM
Isn't a quarter hour just 15 minutes? Just say they're 15 minutes.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Jim Acostas Impotent Rage on January 23, 2018, 12:23:20 PM
Quarter hours sounds better than "15 minutes" because these losers are using up their 15 minutes of fame
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: unprivsplain on January 23, 2018, 07:35:53 PM
I'm really surprised how hard Netflix pozzed out. I wasn't expecting a lot from them, but they're really aggressive with their "proud POC (really WOC) is the hero".
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Hugh G. Gaines on January 23, 2018, 09:11:18 PM
Faggots Are Cry: The Sketch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJkc_C5-Cd8
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Smello on January 24, 2018, 11:18:54 PM
So is "comedy" now some random brown or black spewing dogma at you?
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: professional lurker on January 24, 2018, 11:50:35 PM
White woman or gay man also.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Hollywood Shabat Goy Yaro on January 25, 2018, 12:39:35 AM
I was commenting to my friend it's kind of sad we don't have double acts anymore - The last famous ones I can think of are Cheech and Chong. 
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Rocket on January 25, 2018, 01:55:27 AM
Faggots Are Cry: The Sketch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJkc_C5-Cd8
Not one funny second. Not even a died in the wool liberal would find this funny. How was this given a green light?
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Dem Wypipo on January 25, 2018, 07:53:22 AM
It's a good time to remind people that SNL is almost never funny.  The "good years" people always talk about were seasons where there were maybe one or two funny or memorable skits every few episodes. 
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Jim Acostas Impotent Rage on January 25, 2018, 08:01:03 AM
A few things:

Which one was the guest host? I don't recognize anyone except that Bill Cosby guy.

Second....this was comedy? Even Trump haters wouldn't find it amusing. It's like an echo chamber of hatred and it has to get old, right?
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Rocket on January 25, 2018, 08:36:48 AM
The guest was the "show" host. The contestants are the regular cast. The lesbian in the middle was in Girlbusters. The chick on the left was hot but looks like she's gained weight and it has affected her looks.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: OZMA CURES HAM on January 25, 2018, 08:46:07 PM
I was commenting to my friend it's kind of sad we don't have double acts anymore - The last famous ones I can think of are Cheech and Chong.
Pozzy Bear and Kermit the Fag
Title: How to Ruin a Roast
Post by: J Dog on February 11, 2018, 10:45:09 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/JiHixO9l.jpg)
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: The Trumpriarch on February 11, 2018, 10:51:59 AM
That sounds like the unfunniest fucking thing, and it has that obnoxious faggot from "Adam Ruins Everything"
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: As a white male I on February 11, 2018, 11:49:13 AM
Hahahaha holy shit that's the gayest thing and even has that infantile millennial manbaby art to boot.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Jim Acostas Impotent Rage on February 11, 2018, 11:59:55 AM
Fake news. Not one of those soyboy  faggots is doing the face
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Dem Wypipo on February 11, 2018, 01:20:52 PM
Wow, I finally found a face more punchable than John Oliver:

(https://i.imgur.com/ncjnSm4.jpg)
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Obese and Triggered on February 11, 2018, 02:01:58 PM
It's true, Adam *does* ruin everything.


How long until his creepy sexual misconduct comes to light? It seems to be built into the soyboy/numale lifestyle.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Jim Acostas Impotent Rage on February 11, 2018, 05:26:36 PM
Is sexual misconduct even a thing in the gay community though?
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Hitlorr The Obniggerator on February 12, 2018, 02:54:41 AM
yeah there's a 0% chance that guy hasn't diddle some little boys in his lifetime
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: MY FURSONOUNS on February 12, 2018, 03:21:34 AM
greg proops AND his homunculus on the same show?  sign me up
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: the sip on February 12, 2018, 03:44:04 AM
Proops is the only guy I recognize but I don't know how. I don't know what the guy does or what he's known for at all.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Dem Wypipo on February 12, 2018, 07:43:53 AM
Proops is a C-level comedian who hangs out in the periphery of B-level comedians so sometimes you get to hear him on an episode of Marc Maron, Adam Carolla, or Joe Rogan's podcast or some shit like that, probably when there isn't someone better who can go on.  There are many such comedians like this.

Edit: Yikes


This tweet is pinned by him, btw
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: SooperPooper on February 12, 2018, 08:23:42 AM
greg proops AND his homunculus on the same show?  sign me up

Lololol
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: the sip on February 12, 2018, 08:31:08 AM
i was like wow what a terrible patch then got to the tweet and  :dubya:
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Junkers Ju 888 on February 12, 2018, 08:39:15 AM
Proops is a C-level comedian who hangs out in the periphery of B-level comedians so sometimes you get to hear him on an episode of Marc Maron, Adam Carolla, or Joe Rogan's podcast or some shit like that, probably when there isn't someone better who can go on.  There are many such comedians like this.

Edit: Yikes


This tweet is pinned by him, btw

A pirated vagina would be the perfect symbol for troonism.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Jim Acostas Impotent Rage on February 12, 2018, 08:43:59 AM
Did not even notice it was a pirated vagina. Thought that was a cow  :jesse:
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Whig Historian on February 12, 2018, 11:24:16 AM
I feel like I recognize Proops from some show where he went "And now the nyeeeeeewwwws," but I can't even remember what that was.
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Post by: Mad at the Internet on February 12, 2018, 12:44:39 PM
The only show I remember Proops from was "Whose Line Is It, Anyway?" when Drew Carey was still the host. Basically, every week was some permutation of Proops, Colin Mocherie, Ryan Stiles, and Wayne Brady. I may also remember Kathy Griffin on the show, too, at some point.
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Post by: Backpfeifengesicht on February 12, 2018, 02:02:00 PM
The only show I remember Proops from was "Whose Line Is It, Anyway?" when Drew Carey was still the host. Basically, every week was some permutation of Proops, Colin Mocherie, Ryan Stiles, and Wayne Brady. I may also remember Kathy Griffin on the show, too, at some point.

One of the first things I remember him from is hosting that Comedy Central game show VERSUS like twenty years ago. He was also the voice of that two-headed announcer alien guy at the pod race in The Phantom Menace.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Rocket on February 12, 2018, 04:32:01 PM
Proops more like poops am I rite?

#comedy
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Post by: Jim Acostas Impotent Rage on February 12, 2018, 06:31:34 PM
#DadJokes
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Post by: Ass Diamond on February 12, 2018, 06:38:02 PM
Is sexual misconduct even a thing in the gay community though?

It is by it's very nature of homosexuality. How many faggots have given birth to beautiful assbabies? None.
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Backpfeifengesicht on February 12, 2018, 06:44:24 PM
Is sexual misconduct even a thing in the gay community though?

It is by it's very nature of homosexuality. How many faggots have given birth to beautiful assbabies? None.

I think "sexual misconduct" in the gay community is stuff like asking your partner what his name is.
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Post by: The Trumpriarch on February 12, 2018, 07:26:53 PM
Rare and unnecessary?
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Post by: Dem Wypipo on February 12, 2018, 07:31:48 PM
Sexual misconduct is not wanting to felch the random guy you met five minutes ago on Grindr
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Post by: a torrent of piss on February 12, 2018, 07:56:16 PM
I thought an urban merit badge was a gunshot wound.  :jesse:
Title: Re: Speaking Truth to Power: Stand-up Comedy in Trump's America
Post by: Dog-O-Tron 5000v4.0 on February 12, 2018, 09:50:45 PM
Is sexual misconduct even a thing in the gay community though?

It is by it's very nature of homosexuality. How many faggots have given birth to beautiful assbabies? None.

I think "sexual misconduct" in the gay community is stuff like asking your partner what his name is.

Touching you in the morning and NOT just walking away.