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#16 Wilfrid

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 12:52 AM

Good point: Eddie is clean, of course. I’ve seen so many supposedly hip and alt (male) comics go to the dark side to win an audience over.

#17 hollywood

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 12:55 AM

 

 

 

P.S.  One of the earliest lessons you learn is to not sit up front at a comedy show.

 

 

Especially for Gallagher.


Then that happened.

 

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#18 joethefoodie

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:59 AM

That's for sure!

 

I guess John Leguizamo doesn't count as a stand-up, though he did do stand-up early on, but the one-man shows I've seen have certainly been funny. 



#19 Rich

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 03:48 PM

We all have to be waiting for Rich to tell a particular story here.

1975 - Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe.

 

Was called (at random) on stage to do a stand-up with Don Rickles. We wound up doing ten minutes together (which is a long time). Got a standing ovation when I returned to my seat. It was a great experience and the highlight of my comedic career.  :D

 

Wish I had a tape of it.



#20 Steve R.

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 04:56 PM

Ginny was levitated by Penn & Teller.  I was at a party with George Carlin in 1970.  I played basketball with Bobby Collins for years and met a young Bill Maher thru him in the early '80s.  That's all I got.

 

eta: oh yeah -- I've also heard Rich trying to do stand-up for well over 10 minutes.


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#21 Wilfrid

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 05:47 PM

Levitated by Penn & Teller is great.

 

My father was once summoned on-stage to be a human ventriloquist dummy by Keith Harris (seen here with an actual dummy).

 

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I was put through a comedy army drill routine at a West End theater by the humorous actor Victor Spinetti.  I am sure you'll all be excited that he was in one or more Beatles movie in his comparative youth.

 

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#22 joethefoodie

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:04 AM

 

We all have to be waiting for Rich to tell a particular story here.

1975 - Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe.

 

Was called (at random) on stage to do a stand-up with Don Rickles. We wound up doing ten minutes together (which is a long time). Got a standing ovation when I returned to my seat. It was a great experience and the highlight of my comedic career.  :D

 

Wish I had a tape of it.

 

 

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 02:39 PM

Yes that's it!!! Peggy and I went for Labor Day weekend. It was the first time we vacationed together.

 

Thanks JTF!!!

 

Now we need to find the tape. :wub:



#24 joethefoodie

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 04:15 PM

Yes that's it!!! Peggy and I went for Labor Day weekend. It was the first time we vacationed together.

 

Thanks JTF!!!

 

Now we need to find the tape. :wub:

 

I looked for the tape - that's gonna be a tough one.  Lots of Sinatra from that era, not so much Rickles!



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 08:16 PM

Robin Williams.  A radio station announced that Robin Williams would be doing a surprise set at a local club, and somehow a friend of mine got tickets.  His show was about 2 hours.  it was one, long, seamless bit.  From his first word to his last, there were no breaks, no hesitations, no abrupt changes of subject.  One joke transitioned into the next so flawlessly you didn't realize that he'd moved on to another topic.  I never saw anything like it.  


A Hudson Valley Home.  Kichels --  A Recipe from the Old Country.

Just take those old records off the shelf.


#26 Wilfrid

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 09:59 PM

Sounds like the same kind of long-form set Eddie Izzard does as far as structure goes.  No gags, just stories seamlessly running into each other.

 

The British master of this form, and an influence on Izzard, was Frankie Howerd.  (I'm not suggesting the styles are anything like Williams, just the approach.)

 



#27 joethefoodie

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 11:51 AM

No gags, just stories seamlessly running into each other.

 

This is the essence of great stand-up comedy, in my opinion.



#28 Wilfrid

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 04:45 PM

The other school was best represented in the UK by Ken Dodd -- not a favorite of mine, but admired for spraying quickfire gags in his live set, hour after hour.  Also on YouTube of course.



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Posted 27 March 2019 - 12:30 PM

BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT & DANA GOULD The Show With Two Heads!

#30 Wilfrid

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 01:38 AM

I could go see Rich Little tonight. I wonder if he does Trump as well as he did Nixon. He may have done Grover Cleveland when that was topical.