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General Chat Thread, stand up comedy in General; Originally Posted by plexer Milton Jones is one of my favourites at the moment Definitely, especially with his deadpan delivery! ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Milton Jones is one of my favourites at the moment
    Definitely, especially with his deadpan delivery!

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    Newman & Baddiel (am I showing my age yet?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    Frank Skinner, Newman & Baddiel (am I showing my age yet?)
    The Mary Whitehouse Experience was classic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    Oh and as a final thought - SARAH MILLICAMP IS NOT FUNNY!!!!! I have no idea why she is everywhere at the minute, she couldn't make me laugh if she handed me tonights winning lotto ticket...boo this woman.
    She doesn't (IMO) come across well on guest slots but her live stand up show is quite different (well, the three I've seen have been) and that's where she excels. We are talking about 'stand up' - quite a different thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    Doc Brown had a bit of a musical slant to his act which was good. .
    Only a few years ago was a well respected UKHH MC, equally gifted with comedy I find

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    Often go to a theatre in Cambridge called the Junction which is part of the "club" scene for new comedians to make a name for themselfs. Some good ones recently were Jimmy McGhee and Tom Deacon.

    Got tickets for McIntyre in 2012 but today bought some tickets to see Mickey Flanagan for November. Flanagan is hilarious much more so than McIntyre was when he first started so I am looking forward to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    We are talking about 'stand up' - quite a different thing.
    It's all down to personal opinion, I've watched her numerous times doing stand up (Apollo/gala etc) so far she's the only act that is outperformed by Jo Brand (In my opinion..of course)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    It's all down to personal opinion, I've watched her numerous times doing stand up (Apollo/gala etc) so far she's the only act that is outperformed by Jo Brand (In my opinion..of course)
    Very true. I just find her stand up shows have been quite 'intimate' and slowly engaging. Slots on the HIGNFY or even 5 mins on the utterly dreadful (IMO :-)) M Mcintire's Apollo things don't really suit her. If I'd only seen her on those I'd probably be more of your opinion; but I don't really regard them as true stand up; the first thing a comedian does when they come onto the stage is gauge and 'bond' with the audience. Those shows don't really allow for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    'intimate' and slowly engaging
    Funnily enough that's how my Fiancee' describes me

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    Sarah Millican is very funny, as is Dylan Moran, Rhod Gilbert, Robin Ince and Bill Bailey. Lenny Henry is very good live.

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    Huge fan of Russell Howard and Frankie Boyle but my firm favourites are Billy Connolly and Lee Evans.
    Quite frankly though some of the stand up acts these days are brilliant - stand up in general appears to have gotten some real talent and really is funny, unlike any "s*itcom" you're likely to find aired on TV.
    I do however miss the real stand up talents of Rowan Atkinson though. I've heard people compare Lee Evans as a hyperactive version of Rowan but quite frankly Mr Atkinson is a class of his own. If you describe any modern comic as "deadpan" (even the admirable Milton Jones), you'd have to describe Rowan as "deader than a cemetary-pan". Plus, walking proof you don't have to swear every other word to get a laugh.

    I must admit a little guilty pleasure is some Jasper Carrott stuff - a lot of his material is from a shared pot of generic jokes most often dipped in by the rather cack Jim Davidson (and even Billy C has been known to dip into that pot) but I think it's just his accent that adds a little something

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexPilot View Post
    Often go to a theatre in Cambridge called the Junction
    If you're in Cambridge 11pm of a Tuesday evening at some point you should try the "Smoker" show at the ADC. University term-time only - you're generally better off sometime between September and Christmas as quality varies somewhat with the workload of the students.

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    Showing my age Lenny Henry is brilliant live. Another vote for John Bishop amongst the current crop.

    ... and, doesn't count properly but, James Corden. We went to see "One Man, Two Guvnors" at the National Theatre last weekend and laughed until we ached. It's going on tour and is well worth seeing.

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    I think the only current comic on the circuit that I don't enjoy is Frankie Boyle...he just seems to be out to shock/offend...after a while that stops being funny to me...

    ...my real favourites at the moment are Tim Minchin ( very clever and I've met him ) and the coolest dude of all Reginald D Hunter...

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    Saw John Bishop in Huddersfield - great. Also seen Michael Macintyre, Russel Howard, Frankie Boyle - all really good, if quite different. Got Jon Richardson booked (mainly coz he's a Leeds fan...) and Sarah Millican (oh-oh... mixed reviews here?).

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    James Cordon? We're talking comedians! The bloke hasn't got a funny bone in his body

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