Week 7 – Stop me if you’ve heard this one…
Comedy Central unveiled it’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time last week. (The list was quite subjective, I don’t know who voted, no one asked me.) But it was a fun series of shows to watch. They are replaying it endlessly if you’d like to catch it. You can view their list here, if you’d like some help coming up with names for this week’s questions!
1. Who is your favorite stand-up comedian of all time?
My first instinct is to say Brian Regan here. I’ve been following him ever since I saw him at Gator Growl back in 1991. He fell off my radar for quite a few years and a little while ago I rediscovered him by finding his CD. He only has the one recording out there, so there’s not much material to work with, so I’ve practically memorized the act and quote it almost daily.
I’m also going to have to give a nod here to Eddie Izzard. A friend and I saw his Dress to Kill special on HBO when it first came out and absolutely fell in love with his style and humor. I bought all the CDs that Amazon would let me buy. CAKE OR DEATH?! … Cake please!
2. Which one could you do without? (Not your type of humor, or just plain stupid!)
Sam Kinison. I couldn’t stand his screaming and I didn’t find him all that funny because of it.
3. Which comedian do you think has gone on to have a great career aside from doing stand-up?
The obvious answer here is Jerry Seinfeld. You could also say Eddie Murphy and, of course, Ellen DeGeneres. All of which have had great TV and/or movie careers.
~Bonus~ If you went to a comedy club on amateur night, and they gave you some jokes and a microphone, would you go onstage?
I’m certainly not the type of person that would walk on stage, even with prepared material, to do comedy. I think being a standup requires a certain innate talent for timing and delivery and I’m pretty sure I don’t have it.
Thanks for playing – you are one wild and crazy guy!!!