Up, Stand Up
6-4 Legends Bar in Waltham
6-18 The Comedy Studio
6-26 The Comedy Studio
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performances, so if you'd like to increase your spam collection, send
me an email and I'll add you to the list.
The home of swell comedy. Kim and Chengda run a wonderful thing.
A wonderful place with a swell host.
Jessica is ever perky, chipper and gracious. Oh, and swell.
The home of smart comedy. If you're looking for bright, intelligent
humor this is the place to be.
(Or Sucking Up)
[Note: If I have not sucked up to you
and you think I should just email
Brought to you by The Comedy Studio, this is an online forum for comics
and civilians to...to what? Self professed Web Dom, Kyria Abrahms, has
done a Strict and Disciplined job revamping it.
A lovely humor site that I contributed piece to.
Rev Tim McIntyre
Bald, ballsy and brilliant, Tim McIntyre's wife has called him "the
Lenny Bruce of my generation." He's a standard to work towards.
If I hadn't already used the "of [enter time range] generation",
I'd use it to describe Kyria. But I did. So I shouldn't. It's redundant
and stylistically stupid. Instead, read her blog. Daily. For the rest
of your life.
Bill Hicks died too goddamn soon. Of all the comics, he wrote with a
precision and insight that was utterly astounding. "I think the
last thing Jesus would want to see when he came back is a fucking
cross." His cross between pragmatism and outrage won't be duplicated
for a very long time.
The comic that made it possible for all comics working today. Lenny
Bruce was not always funny, nor was he even coherent. But when he wasn't
whacked out on herion, he could be brilliant. The obscenity trials that
Bruce went through opened the doors for other comics to talk about "taboo"
subjects and to say the word "fuck" without being sent to
jail. A new book The Trials
Of Lenny Bruce documents the trials. It's a good read, though dry
at time. One of the highlights has a prosecutor asking a minister if
"motherfucker" is not a violation of "Love thy mother
and thy father."
It's hard to describe Bob and
Ray without quoting them. And they don't quote well out of context.
This duo from the 60's broke all the rules about how to be funny. There
are rarely any punchlines. Their jokes work solely from the build up
with in the sketch. Classic sketches like "The Slow Talkers Of
America" where the interviewee speaks maddeningly slowly don't
sound funny in the description, but it's one of the few sketches I laugh
consistently out loud.
Before Monty Python came Beyond the Fringe. They were the first English
troupe to publically ridicule current government officials. Out of Beyond
the Fringe came Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. Dudley Moore quickly descended
into the land of talentlessness. Peter Cook descended into alcoholism,
but along the way never lost his brilliance.
When we were kids, we liked Monty Python mostly because they had tits
on their show. Then we started understanding the jokes. There's barely
anything you can say about Monty Python that doesn't make you sound
like you're a drooling fan quoting them.