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My bad, should I have said Hispanic like everyone was thinking? His mother was not Hispanic. But wait, we define in the US anyone of decent from Mexico as Hispanic. What to do with the Mexican fighter? You knew what the hell I was talking about. He was surprised because he thought it was a darker skinned Hispanic from Mexico when in fact it was a pale skinned Irish woman from Michigan. Yes, there are pale skinned people across the globe. Yet not too many of true Mexican decent or even Spanish decent, I guess I should have simply said "no, his mother is of Irish decent" and left it at that (Is Irish a race? Dammit, I am screwed again). Happy?
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by scott91575 21 months ago
okay...i confused his paternal grandparents with his parents.
But his main point was that Americans have a very narrow view of what a "Mexican" is when in reality it's incredibly diverse - Especially in Mexico City where he was born. There are lots of euro-mexicans of every shade, but no one ever considers them "Mexican" because of their european ancestry. He's made some very poignant (and hilarious) comments on the nature of prejudice - again often mentioning guys like Mencia who calls himself a "beaner" - and uses himself as an example of how ridiculous it is to categorize someone based on their skin tone. He is, no matter what definition you use, Mexican. Just as someone who was born in the US and moved to Mexico at 8 would always be an American.
This post was edited by boozhoo 21 months ago
Aziz Ansari is pretty hilarious.
I love when you sing "Levon."
Louis CK is top of the game right now. It's funny because he has been around for a long time but didn't "blow up" until the past 6-7 years. His observational humor is sort of like Seinfeld, but it's darker and he obviously uses more profanity. His show is awesome, too...very underrated.
I assume this thread is just for comedians who are doing their thing right now, in 2012. I enjoy seeing Steven Wright (the comedian, not the poster) on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and I always wonder why he just stopped doing comedy for a long time. He could have been a great, but he's just very, very good. Hell, Rickles is still funny as an old ass man.
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
I actually saw Stephen Wright on the same trip I ran into Louie. He owns a house on the same island that my uncle owns property on.
Around the island he's known as something of a freak. He's an extreme germaphobe and a recluse. He isn't out in public often and when he is he often wheres a surgical mask. He also always carries his cash in a ziplock bag and only handles it with latex gloves . That could have something to do with him 'retiring' from performances.
That episode was amazing. It should have won an Emmy for writing. I've never seen anything on TV like it. If I ever have kids and have to talk to them about drugs / addition I'm just going to put on Requiem for a Dream followed by that episode of Louie.
Made it through half of the pilot before I had to turn it off. I feel incredibly uncomfortable watching that my vag is sore.
I hate being a pussy like this but fuck that is tough to watch.
Louie is an amazing show. It's incredibly awkward at times, probably the most awkward moments I've ever experienced have been in that show, but sticking it out is worth it. Try again man, it might be the best show that's ever been on TV.
A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
I saw Stanhope live last time he was in the Detroit area. He is on a different plane than everyone else. Absolutely hilarious and makes you think about his topics in ways you probably haven't yet. Sadly, I don't think we'll have him around much longer, cause he really is fucked up. I think the character in the Louie episode was him to a T, the only difference being the name.
This post was edited by Jim Shorts 21 months ago
Great thread. I agree, with most posters here, that Louis CK is on another level right now. His stand-up is brilliant and the show is the best 30 minutes of comedy TV I've seen since the BBC show, The Thick of It. It's already on par with Sienfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Its raining outside and the wife is out of town so I'm gonna spend the afternoon watching stand-up. I realized I bought the CK stand-up special he sold himself and never watched it. I'll start with that and then watch the Stanhope that's streaming on Netflix. Might move on to some old George Carlin after that. Probably make a tuna fish sandwich at some point too.
With or without tomato?
I will put on my big boy pants and watch Louie.
1) It is a shame Chappelle isn't doing comedy anymore.
2) I really wanted someone to mention Jeff Dunham, so I could get a good laugh.
I'd never seen Stanhope before, and I just checked out a few of his vids on YouTube. Damn, funny stuff but that guy has some demons.
Re-watching Louie. Good God this is an amazing series. Funniest/darkest/truest (sp?) tv series, probably ever.
Louis ck is awesome but i like Ricky Gervais as well
This post was edited by gordo979 14 months ago
Jim Norton is pretty good. His standup on Netflix was hilarious.
My top 3 are Louis C.K., Patton Oswalt, and someone I'm disappointed has not been mentioned yet--David Cross. It would have been a top 4 if Greg Giraldo hadn't died.
Cross' book, "I Drink for a Reason" is so damn funny.
Can you watch it online anywhere?
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Love Louis C.K. I'm a little disturbed, though, that the mad-dog LAPD cop-on-the-run is also a big fan:
"Larry David, Kevin Hart, the late Patrice Oneal, Lisa Lampanelli, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Louis CK, Dave Chapelle, Jon Stewart, Wanda Sykes, Dennis Miller, and Jeff Ross are pure geniuses. I’m a big fan of all of your work. As a child my mom caught me watching Def Jam comedy at midnight when I should have been asleep. Instead of scolding me, the next night she let me stay up late and watch George Carlin, Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor comedy specials with her for hours. My sides were sore for days."
MORAL OF THE STORY?: Mommas, don't let your children watch stand-up comedy.
"Look at this. An entire generation of Cinderellas, and there's no glass slipper coming." -- Mother in ALMOST FAMOUS
Not sure, I have the bluerays.
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