|SDAusmus - 2008-02-06 |
My old roommate looks and sounds exactly like Stanhope, which kinda makes sense since he's from our hometown (Worcester, MA).
|dueserpenti - 2008-02-06 |
Gets an extra star because Stanhope says "quotidian" while drunk.
|Monchiles Monchiles - 2008-02-06 |
Incredible bit. I loved how he kept his cool when the off-camera guy went ballistic. Also, jacking of to Cops.
|themilkshark - 2008-02-06 |
I like how he talks
|revdrew - 2008-02-06 |
This is the good kind of edgy.
|baleen - 2008-02-06 |
"You're a sick man! Sick man! Fuckin Pedo!"
Then they cut the cameras. Haha.
|Caminante Nocturno - 2008-02-06 |
And he starts hopping around and flapping his coat around to emphasize his point.
I meant to give this one star, but I was distracted by how funny Doug Stanhope isn't.
|Cinnamon Imperialist - 2008-02-06 |
I can't believe how great this is.
|HURF BLURF DUH - 2008-02-06 |
This is the most dead-on routine I've heard in a long time.
|Babies Ate My Dingo - 2008-02-06 |
Only George Carlin should attempt to be George Carlin. Also, I can see his point about fearmongering, but having worked with abused kids, I find babyraping hard to laugh about.
Understandable. The whole thing was a set up for a much more clever piece of social commentary; that we enjoy watching death and blood and real crime on television.
You can actually watch an innocent journalist's head get cut off and many governments will do nothing about it, even though they know who runs the site.
He brought this up in an original way, albeit offensively (and humorously). And George Carlin was really just ripping off Lenny Bruce.
|ztc - 2008-02-06 |
|StanleyPain - 2008-02-06 |
An up and coming comic at the Comedy Store who's....funny???
The end times are nigh.
And yeah, he handled the heckler well. Make a joke or something, move on....don't make THEM the act. (there are brief exceptions to this, I will admit, but in general I hate when comics engage hecklers)
Any attempt to engage a heckler after Hicks' "Freebird!" rant is just pissing in the wind.
|Xenocide - 2008-02-06 |
The perfect companion piece to one of those hysterical Fox News "THE INTERNET IS COMING TO DEVOUR YOUR CHILDREN!" reports.
|snothouse - 2008-02-06 |
Much better then his style of delivery made me expect, but minus two for the stupid "They're gonna do it anyway, it's better if they see pictures than do it!" run. Oh, watching porn prevents sex crimes! Give Larry Flint a Nobel!
I agree that it's not brilliant. It's rant, it's rage, it's shock shlock. But you know, there are certain times when that is necessary. During Vietnam it was necessary, during Reagan\Dead Kennedies\Gore it was necessary, during now it is necessary.
There are certain moments exactly in history where this shit is hit or miss. I usually don't appreciate this kind of humor, right now I do, and I don't know why.
I really do like the second half, it's much better thought out. The beginning just rubbed me the wrong way because it's a audience pander to get the Fratties whooping. (Except for the very upset gentleman)
There will always be the "angry white guy". But in terms of "moments in history" that seem to weather the delivery the best, it's most likely the moments that we seem powerless underneath a sea of seemingly obvious ignorance.
|Adramelech - 2008-02-07 |
I've been a fan of Stanhope for years and it's been really great watching him evolve into Post-Hicks. He has fantastic material concerning desensitization and the internet, really in touch.
|yourmother - 2008-02-07 |
I thought this was pretty funny, but it loses a point simply for being described as "edgy but honest."
oh who fucking cares.
|KnowFuture - 2008-02-07 |
Somehow I'd managed to never hear of this guy until now.
As soon as this clip is over I am going to YouTube and watching every clip they have of him.
I'll wait until he's dead, which shouldn't be long.
|Keefu - 2008-09-24 |
A lucid point mercilessly beaten into the ground by fratboy delivery.
|fermun - 2010-02-18 |
It was funny, and I laughed, but boy are his politics gross. Fucking libertarians.
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