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I loved his new special.
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Oh, I absolutely love pretty much everything Chappelle has done before, so a big fan here. Seen all of his previous stand-up specials, seen all episodes of Chappelle's Show countless times over the years, so I think I'm pretty in tune with him as well. I guess it was inevitable that the calls for #CancelDaveChappelle from some corners would appear at some point. Anyways, looking forward to watching it in a few nights!
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Bird Revelation was probably his weakest special (IMHO), but this new one is on par with his best.
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I thought it was okay. Some jokes were good, but some very easy ones as well. He is a decent story teller, I’ll give him that.

I honestly can’t see why the special was controversial? :shrug:

Well I can. But yeah. No.
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OK, so I liked the new Chappelle special quite a lot, far from his best material but certainly some good stuff. Especially about that French actor, “Juicy Smouillet”. :lol:
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I recently saw Mike Birbiglia's "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend" on Netflix. Rarely have I seen a show where a person is just rambling from one story to another from their personal life, doing stories within stories (a bit like The Saragossa Manuscript, if you've seen it), jumping back and forth in time only to tie everything together right at the end. This was really something else! His humor is a bit off-beat and nerdy (and doesn't always hit the mark) but the way this whole show was constructed was very impressive. It seems totally improvised but clearly isn't. Worth checking out.
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Knaldskalle wrote: September 3rd, 2019, 10:20 pm I recently saw Mike Birbiglia's "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend" on Netflix. Rarely have I seen a show where a person is just rambling from one story to another from their personal life, doing stories within stories (a bit like The Saragossa Manuscript, if you've seen it), jumping back and forth in time only to tie everything together right at the end. This was really something else! His humor is a bit off-beat and nerdy (and doesn't always hit the mark) but the way this whole show was constructed was very impressive. It seems totally improvised but clearly isn't. Worth checking out.
I like him - though I think My Girlfriend's Boyfriend is his weakest (it's a 7/10 for, his other two specials, "Thank God for Jokes" and "What I Should Have Said Was Nothing", I have at an 8/10), though still very enjoyable. He's got an odd humor and delivery that I think would be annoying if he weren't so charming and endearing.

Related, have you seen his directorial debut Don't Think Twice? It looked pretty interesting, but I forgot about it until you brought him up. I may try and work that in this month for the 21st Century challenge.
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maxwelldeux wrote: September 3rd, 2019, 10:40 pm
Knaldskalle wrote: September 3rd, 2019, 10:20 pm I recently saw Mike Birbiglia's "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend" on Netflix. Rarely have I seen a show where a person is just rambling from one story to another from their personal life, doing stories within stories (a bit like The Saragossa Manuscript, if you've seen it), jumping back and forth in time only to tie everything together right at the end. This was really something else! His humor is a bit off-beat and nerdy (and doesn't always hit the mark) but the way this whole show was constructed was very impressive. It seems totally improvised but clearly isn't. Worth checking out.
I like him - though I think My Girlfriend's Boyfriend is his weakest (it's a 7/10 for, his other two specials, "Thank God for Jokes" and "What I Should Have Said Was Nothing", I have at an 8/10), though still very enjoyable. He's got an odd humor and delivery that I think would be annoying if he weren't so charming and endearing.

Related, have you seen his directorial debut Don't Think Twice? It looked pretty interesting, but I forgot about it until you brought him up. I may try and work that in this month for the 21st Century challenge.
I saw the other two shows after My Girlfriend's Boyfriend and I think that may affect my ratings, I gave What I Should've Said Was Nothing 2.5/5 and Thank God for Jokes 4/5 (same as I gave My Girlfriend's Boyfriend). What, to me, set it apart from everything else is the way he takes his material from his own life and then the structure of that show. He does it in the other shows as well, but I thought it was best executed in My Girlfriend's Boyfriend.
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Knaldskalle wrote: September 4th, 2019, 3:19 am
maxwelldeux wrote: September 3rd, 2019, 10:40 pm
Knaldskalle wrote: September 3rd, 2019, 10:20 pm I recently saw Mike Birbiglia's "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend" on Netflix. Rarely have I seen a show where a person is just rambling from one story to another from their personal life, doing stories within stories (a bit like The Saragossa Manuscript, if you've seen it), jumping back and forth in time only to tie everything together right at the end. This was really something else! His humor is a bit off-beat and nerdy (and doesn't always hit the mark) but the way this whole show was constructed was very impressive. It seems totally improvised but clearly isn't. Worth checking out.
I like him - though I think My Girlfriend's Boyfriend is his weakest (it's a 7/10 for, his other two specials, "Thank God for Jokes" and "What I Should Have Said Was Nothing", I have at an 8/10), though still very enjoyable. He's got an odd humor and delivery that I think would be annoying if he weren't so charming and endearing.

Related, have you seen his directorial debut Don't Think Twice? It looked pretty interesting, but I forgot about it until you brought him up. I may try and work that in this month for the 21st Century challenge.
I saw the other two shows after My Girlfriend's Boyfriend and I think that may affect my ratings, I gave What I Should've Said Was Nothing 2.5/5 and Thank God for Jokes 4/5 (same as I gave My Girlfriend's Boyfriend). What, to me, set it apart from everything else is the way he takes his material from his own life and then the structure of that show. He does it in the other shows as well, but I thought it was best executed in My Girlfriend's Boyfriend.
Oh that's interesting - it's been a while since I've watched him, and this might just be the kick in the pants to do so.
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I hate stand-up with a passion and doubt I'm going to ever see/hear anything I really like. I went to see Dylan Moran twice, the first time at 18 which I found really funny, the second time a few years ago and I didn't laugh at all. I also saw Jimmy Carr a few years ago and he was alright. I've had to listen to two horrible stand-up albums for the RYM list that were painfully unfunny with obvious and dull observations and ramblings. A couple mentioned here sound possibly worthwhile but stand-up getting even a smirk out of me is pretty rare...
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I just re-watched Chappelle’s “Killin’ Them Softly” special from 2000 for the umpteenth time...damn, it’s still hilarious.

Looking forward to the new Bill Burr special that’s coming to Netflix next week.
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GruesomeTwosome wrote: September 4th, 2019, 4:56 am Looking forward to the new Bill Burr special that’s coming to Netflix next week.
Everytime I watch him, he gets slightly better. But it started low (~5ish) and is currently in the 7-8ish range. I'm also excited for the new special, but I want to rewatch some of his stuff beforehand.
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mightysparks wrote: September 4th, 2019, 4:09 am I hate stand-up with a passion and doubt I'm going to ever see/hear anything I really like. I went to see Dylan Moran twice, the first time at 18 which I found really funny, the second time a few years ago and I didn't laugh at all. I also saw Jimmy Carr a few years ago and he was alright. I've had to listen to two horrible stand-up albums for the RYM list that were painfully unfunny with obvious and dull observations and ramblings. A couple mentioned here sound possibly worthwhile but stand-up getting even a smirk out of me is pretty rare...
If you were in the US I'd accuse you of being a terrorist for a statement like that... :P

Actually, my best friend from college doesn't like comedy (yes, I've accused her of being a terrorist, too), which baffles me - she's actually genuinely funny and has a great sense of humor. Just doesn't like like comedy - weirdest thing. Apparently not as weird as I thought.

But in a weird way, I take this as a friendly challenge. So here's what I propose (and you're welcome to say "no" at any time for any reason): You say what you find funniest, and I'll (try to) recommend a comedian for you. It may take me a bit, but I'll watch whatever you note to understand the humor you're referring to. When I'm ready, I'll only recommend something I genuinely think you'd like.

So yeah. That. I just like comedy, so all this is fun for me.
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maxwelldeux wrote: September 4th, 2019, 7:11 am
mightysparks wrote: September 4th, 2019, 4:09 am I hate stand-up with a passion and doubt I'm going to ever see/hear anything I really like. I went to see Dylan Moran twice, the first time at 18 which I found really funny, the second time a few years ago and I didn't laugh at all. I also saw Jimmy Carr a few years ago and he was alright. I've had to listen to two horrible stand-up albums for the RYM list that were painfully unfunny with obvious and dull observations and ramblings. A couple mentioned here sound possibly worthwhile but stand-up getting even a smirk out of me is pretty rare...
If you were in the US I'd accuse you of being a terrorist for a statement like that... :P

Actually, my best friend from college doesn't like comedy (yes, I've accused her of being a terrorist, too), which baffles me - she's actually genuinely funny and has a great sense of humor. Just doesn't like like comedy - weirdest thing. Apparently not as weird as I thought.

But in a weird way, I take this as a friendly challenge. So here's what I propose (and you're welcome to say "no" at any time for any reason): You say what you find funniest, and I'll (try to) recommend a comedian for you. It may take me a bit, but I'll watch whatever you note to understand the humor you're referring to. When I'm ready, I'll only recommend something I genuinely think you'd like.

So yeah. That. I just like comedy, so all this is fun for me.
I actually like a lot of British sitcoms and Rik Mayall is/was my favourite comedian. I fell in love with England because of my love for their comedy. I watched a lot of them when I was younger but I haven't seen any comedy that's made me laugh in a looong time so I welcome any recs. I tend to like witty, dry, awkward, dialogue-based stuff over silly, slapstick, immature humour (though can enjoy all that too). From the stuff that was mentioned, the Dave Chappelle special interested me and My Girlfriend's Boyfriend's structure sounded good too. I like stuff that pushes boundaries and haven't seen a lot of good 'wholesome' comedy, but I also don't like stuff that pushes boundaries for the sake of pushing boundaries, it needs to be clever and mean something. Examples of stuff I hate: Two and a Half Men (pretty much straight from the butt of Satan), The Big Bang Theory, that type of pointless rubbish. But um, some of my favourite comedy stuff in a handy IMDb list: https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?titl ... &count=250

I would say the stuff that cracks me up the most:
- The Young Ones (favourite show ever, so yea)
- Spaced / Shaun of the Dead
- South Park (especially first 3 seasons, it stopped being that funny to me in the later seasons when it got weirdly American and pop culture heavy)
- Arrested Development (not including the Netflix rubbish)
- Invader Zim
- First 4/5 seasons of It's Always Sunny (stopped watching around season 7)
- Blackadder
- First season of Community
- First few seasons of Red Dwarf
- Monty Python
- Ricky Gervais / Stephen Merchant / Karl Pilkington; The Office, Extras, Ricky Gervais Show, Idiot Abroad (but I don't like Ricky's stand-up lol)
- Whose Line is it Anyway (the 'original' American series, Colin and Ryan are just great)
- Lano & Woodley
- Peep Show
- The Smoking Room
- Also found Eric Andre / Ali G stuff pretty amusing
- Anything Richard Ayoade says
- I also like Stephen Fry, David Mitchell, people like that

I remember in one of the Ricky Gervais things he talks about some 'competition' to make him laugh and he just bursts out laughing at the first thing that's said. I'm basically the opposite of that :lol: (I do laugh a lot in real life even if I seem like a grumpy bum, but like your friend most 'planned' comedy leaves me cold)
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Knaldskalle wrote: September 3rd, 2019, 10:20 pm I recently saw Mike Birbiglia's "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend" on Netflix. Rarely have I seen a show where a person is just rambling from one story to another from their personal life, doing stories within stories (a bit like The Saragossa Manuscript, if you've seen it), jumping back and forth in time only to tie everything together right at the end. This was really something else! His humor is a bit off-beat and nerdy (and doesn't always hit the mark) but the way this whole show was constructed was very impressive. It seems totally improvised but clearly isn't. Worth checking out.
If anyone has suggestions for morel ike this. The "less standup more story telling" id love to hear it. This is my favorite type
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I like Colin Quinn, Red State Blue State is pretty funny and astute at the same time. Reminds me of George Carlin a little.
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mightysparks wrote: September 4th, 2019, 7:43 am
maxwelldeux wrote: September 4th, 2019, 7:11 am
mightysparks wrote: September 4th, 2019, 4:09 am I hate stand-up with a passion and doubt I'm going to ever see/hear anything I really like. I went to see Dylan Moran twice, the first time at 18 which I found really funny, the second time a few years ago and I didn't laugh at all. I also saw Jimmy Carr a few years ago and he was alright. I've had to listen to two horrible stand-up albums for the RYM list that were painfully unfunny with obvious and dull observations and ramblings. A couple mentioned here sound possibly worthwhile but stand-up getting even a smirk out of me is pretty rare...
If you were in the US I'd accuse you of being a terrorist for a statement like that... :P

Actually, my best friend from college doesn't like comedy (yes, I've accused her of being a terrorist, too), which baffles me - she's actually genuinely funny and has a great sense of humor. Just doesn't like like comedy - weirdest thing. Apparently not as weird as I thought.

But in a weird way, I take this as a friendly challenge. So here's what I propose (and you're welcome to say "no" at any time for any reason): You say what you find funniest, and I'll (try to) recommend a comedian for you. It may take me a bit, but I'll watch whatever you note to understand the humor you're referring to. When I'm ready, I'll only recommend something I genuinely think you'd like.

So yeah. That. I just like comedy, so all this is fun for me.
I actually like a lot of British sitcoms and Rik Mayall is/was my favourite comedian. I fell in love with England because of my love for their comedy. I watched a lot of them when I was younger but I haven't seen any comedy that's made me laugh in a looong time so I welcome any recs. I tend to like witty, dry, awkward, dialogue-based stuff over silly, slapstick, immature humour (though can enjoy all that too). From the stuff that was mentioned, the Dave Chappelle special interested me and My Girlfriend's Boyfriend's structure sounded good too. I like stuff that pushes boundaries and haven't seen a lot of good 'wholesome' comedy, but I also don't like stuff that pushes boundaries for the sake of pushing boundaries, it needs to be clever and mean something. Examples of stuff I hate: Two and a Half Men (pretty much straight from the butt of Satan), The Big Bang Theory, that type of pointless rubbish.
I've been thinking about this for a while, though you wouldn't know it by my lack of posting.

But I have two that I can't shake out of my head when it comes to what you might like (both available to you on Netflix):

Bridget Christie: Stand Up for Her - She's British and a rather outspoken feminist, and both characteristics permeate her comedy. I watched her stand-up special a few nights ago and found it hilarious. Has a lot of dry British wit you seem to like and has a really positive message. Points out a lot of stupid and awkward things men do that make women uncomfortable (to say the least), but makes it super fun. I loved it, and my wife immediately fell in love with her.

James Acaster - It's been a while since I've seen him, but he was the first comedian I thought of when I read your description. Again, British wit abounds with him, and he's pretty genuinely funny.
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I just figured you’d return when you found something cool, was expecting it to take longer actually :) I will check them both out when I find time, if they count for the documentary challenge next month I’ll fit them in then.
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I watched Seth Meyers new special. Really liked it (especially if you are a parent).
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blueboybob wrote: November 19th, 2019, 2:04 pm I watched Seth Meyers new special. Really liked it (especially if you are a parent).
I liked it more than I thought I would - not a parent, but the humor resonated with me quite a bit nonetheless. Of course, it started really well for me, as I found the Minneapolis-St. Paul jokes hilarious since I lived there for 5.5 years.
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Just watched the new Tiffany Haddish Netflix special, and it's hilarious: https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/unt ... p+special/

The best bits were the improvised bit about her mic and her final joke (at least, for me). I've been watching her short series where she highlights up-and-coming comediennes of color, but this was the first special of hers I've seen, and it's worth the wait. Check it out.
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liked new berk kreischer special but wasnt fan of tom seguras
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Just saw the new Doug Stanhope special. And this might be the alcohol talking, but it might be one of the best specials I’ve ever seen. His «Indian gang rape» bit is up there with the legends. And I got a new favourite quote out of it all.
«Is it wrong to use racism to stop gang raping?»

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Not being a TV watcher, I haven't tuned into standup much. Streaming makes it easier, though I haven't figured out how to tune into American political comedy on streaming (neither my laptop nor our desktop has any sound).

Anyway I loved Hassan Minhaj's Patriot Act (alas, NF dropped it before the election). I watch Mock the Week on Britbox - it's a bit raunchy for my taste, but inventively so, so that's OK. Good to get acquainted with a wide range of comics, mostly British. But because I'd seen him there, I flagged Ari Eldjarn's Pardon my Icelandic when it recently appeared on NF. Lots of multilanguage play, right up my alley.
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One of the best specials I've ever seen. I rarely rewatch standup and I think I've watched this 4 times

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Is this the ultimate stand up routine?

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sebby wrote: February 17th, 2021, 4:11 am One of the best specials I've ever seen. I rarely rewatch standup and I think I've watched this 4 times

:satstunned: Masterpiece
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Pretentious Hipster wrote: April 20th, 2021, 12:06 pm Is this the ultimate stand up routine?
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It may well be. I'll never know, I had to stop at 1m 39s.
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Knaldskalle wrote: April 21st, 2021, 11:15 pm
Pretentious Hipster wrote: April 20th, 2021, 12:06 pm Is this the ultimate stand up routine?
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It may well be. I'll never know, I had to stop at 1m 39s.
The video became a challenge among leftists. How long can you last seeing this. He runs a right wing political show now, and his political views are about as good as his stand up skills.
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:banana: Looks like Bo Burnham has a new Netflix special coming up:

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72aicm wrote: May 20th, 2020, 10:17 pm Just saw the new Doug Stanhope special. And this might be the alcohol talking, but it might be one of the best specials I’ve ever seen. His «Indian gang rape» bit is up there with the legends. And I got a new favourite quote out of it all.
«Is it wrong to use racism to stop gang raping?»
I wonder why this quote. I've heard the same question in different issues dozens of times and seen multiple discussions (means/ends). It's like the main question pertaining to normative ethics.
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sebby wrote: February 17th, 2021, 4:11 am One of the best specials I've ever seen. I rarely rewatch standup and I think I've watched this 4 times

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ANARCHISTS, ANIMAL RIGHTS, Assisted suicide, Existential films, SOCIALIST CINEMA (an amalgamation of lists), Feminist lists, various GSSRM lists (aka LGBTQ+), 2010s bests, Visual Effects nominees, kid-related stuff, great animes (mini-serie or feature), very 80s movies, mah huge sci-fi list, ENVIRO, remarkable Silent Films and Pre-Code (exploring 1925 atm) and every shorts and docu list I'm aware of and
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and "Gordon" Liu Chia-Hui/Liu Chia-Liang and Yuen Woo-ping and "Sammo" Hung Kam-bo
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the Stanhope special was finally added to IMDb
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12466128
so i can now watch it
he or A. or Armo or any

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currently working towards a vegan/free world + thru such film lists: GODARD, r/antinatalism recommends,..
the rest
ANARCHISTS, ANIMAL RIGHTS, Assisted suicide, Existential films, SOCIALIST CINEMA (an amalgamation of lists), Feminist lists, various GSSRM lists (aka LGBTQ+), 2010s bests, Visual Effects nominees, kid-related stuff, great animes (mini-serie or feature), very 80s movies, mah huge sci-fi list, ENVIRO, remarkable Silent Films and Pre-Code (exploring 1925 atm) and every shorts and docu list I'm aware of and
/forum.icmforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1434
and "Gordon" Liu Chia-Hui/Liu Chia-Liang and Yuen Woo-ping and "Sammo" Hung Kam-bo
imaginary awards | youtube channels | complaint lounge | explain how big a fan of slavery you are here, ..viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1535 and here: ..viewtopic.php?f=12&t=4484
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Sebby I can already tell how much you would love this

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Pretentious Hipster wrote: May 9th, 2021, 1:00 am Sebby I can already tell how much you would love this

This was very good. Anecdote time: It reminded me immediately of the fleeting moment in an earlier life where I briefly thought of pursuing stand-up and wrote some material with the intention of doing a lot of open mics and whatnot. I don't think i know how to be traditionally funny so I went down the Heidecker/Andy Kaufman/Joe Pera/etc route instead. The one and only time I did get up on a stage to tell jokes was at a crowded open mic in Chicago and in front of a room full of mostly talented comedians and drunk onlookers who wanted nothing more than a fun night out, I opened by saying something like "I'm sorry I don't feel very funny right now, my wife is dead and I don't know how to do this" before taking a long pause and transitioning from grief to light hearted jokes about my non-existent dead wife to full tilt, uncomfortable misogynistic ranting. One person in the confused audience laughed and laughed and laughed. He loved it and was on to me from the start. Everyone else, I think, was disgusted but unwilling to say anything because they had no reason to believe I wasn't a spiraling grieving man. I wish I had a tape of that performance, and I do wonder sometimes of getting back on stage and picking up right where I left off. I would love to see more variety among contemporary stand-ups, specifically more anti-comedy/performance art kinda stuff that plays a lot with discomfort.
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sebby wrote: February 17th, 2021, 4:11 am One of the best specials I've ever seen. I rarely rewatch standup and I think I've watched this 4 times

Watched this last night on this rec. While I get why it's funny, it's not the sort of humor that really resonates with me. I like a slight bit of meta, but this was a little too whole-hog into the meta range for me. Still really good - and definitely one I'd recommend to fans of said humor. :cheers:
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maxwelldeux wrote: Today, 5:47 am
sebby wrote: February 17th, 2021, 4:11 am One of the best specials I've ever seen. I rarely rewatch standup and I think I've watched this 4 times

Watched this last night on this rec. While I get why it's funny, it's not the sort of humor that really resonates with me. I like a slight bit of meta, but this was a little too whole-hog into the meta range for me. Still really good - and definitely one I'd recommend to fans of said humor. :cheers:
hmmm max sure sounds like you're one of those pepsi-drinking libs
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