This past weekend, while I was sick, I spent a lot of my time sleeping and watching movies. I also revisited some of my favorite stand-up comics. While I’m here, why not make a list of them?
If there has to be a number one spot, it would obviously go to George Carlin. Carlin is by far the funniest and most political of all stand-up comics. His shows changed the way people thought about comedy, and he certainly brought it to some new extremes.
Some new comedians that I’ve found recently are the panel hosts on 8 out of 10 cats, an English TV show. Jimmy Carr, the host, makes his living off of offending people. What’s so beautiful about it is how well he does it. I kind of think of him as a new and really adult Eddie Canter, because most of his jokes are one liners, and he looks like he belongs in the 20’s. I wish I could put a video up of him, but I’d be hard pressed to find one I could post without offending someone.
Someone whose stand-up I can post, however, is Jon Richardson. Most of Richardson’s comedy revolves around him having low-level OCD. It doesn’t sound funny, but the tiniest things bother him. He manages to make a bit about how he mispronounces “An Onion”, and makes it really funny. Plus, his bit at the end about watching a man eat an apple is gold.
He does swear in this, children, so cover your ears.
But one of the funniest, if not the funniest stand-up acts of all time is Ricky Gervais’ “Out of England”. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ve seen my blog titled “Skinny V. Fat”. Its all about fat people. Well, the single greatest moment in stand-up history is Gervais’ bit on Fat people. Its on YouTube, go find it for yourself, because I can’t post it.
Of course, I have to give an honorable mention to Donald Glover’s “Weirdo”. Again, this is another video I can’t post, but the full thing is on YouTube. All of his bits in this are pure gold. Another great comic is Eddie Izzard. All of his stand-up is watch instantly on Netflix. Go check out “Glorious”. Excellent. Also, check out Sean Lock’s “Lockipedia” on YouTube.
If there’s anything out there I missed, tell me down below, I’d love to hear about more comics.