||[Mar. 4th, 2013|08:19 pm]
Kelly J. Cooper
Once again I've memorized all the comedy on my iPod (which I use to help wake me up when it goes off as my alarm). Any new stand-up comedians you can recommend?
I have some old Bill Cosby stuff. You probably have most of it.
One funny lady I liked a long time ago was more of an inspirational speaker than comedian although she really was both...Loretta LaRoche! (Had trouble for a moment there). I had her video Humor your stress
which has one of my favorite lines...
One night she met her husband at the door dressed in nothing but his shoes. He said "What will the neighbors think?" and she replied "I don't know, I haven't shown them yet."
It's not quite standup but I found it useful and funny.
2013-03-06 01:04 am (UTC)
I have a lot of Bill Cosby.
In fact, I actually made the post that follows this one (http://kjc007.livejournal.com/269185.html
) in part to document the Cosby albums I have so I can identify those that I still don't have.
I'll look into Loretta LaRoche. I've gone through one album by Jeanne Robertson who's similarly more of an inspirational/motivational speaker. Her album DON'T BUNGIE JUMP NAKED is fantastic, highly recommended.
Sarah Kendall, Michael McIntyre.
Also: Look up Cabin Pressure. It's brilliant. I am especially fond of the Qikiqtarjuaq episode....
More when I have time.
2013-03-06 01:00 am (UTC)
I haven't heard of Sarah Kendall. I'll check her out!
Michael McIntyre only has one album out - I've bought it & memorized it.
Given your list, have you looked into Lenny Bruce?
And maybe early Robin Williams, Howie Mandell, and possibly Eddie Murphy?
2013-03-06 01:00 am (UTC)
Check my next post, http://kjc007.livejournal.com/269185.html
, for a list of stuff I've got already.
I.e., I have all Robin Williams currently available.
Unfortunately, a lot of Howie & Eddie's stuff doesn't hold up over time.
But I've been debating about getting more Lenny Bruce. I've downloaded a couple of "classic comedy" albums and at least one had bits by him that were intriguing, but also really REALLY dated.
Well, I did look at your list.
(Amazon apparently thinks my Robin Williams Reality, What A Concept album is worth a lot of money. Weird.)
I like Lenny Bruce, he's obviously dated, but he was very influential and quite groundbreaking, and so I listen to his work keeping in mind the times that he performed in, and it's very good.
Bill Cosby in my collection but not on your list: "To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With"; "For Adults Only"; "Those of You With Or Without Children, You'll Understand". Though I admit I don't know what's on "The Bill Cosby Collection" discs.
Steve Martin also has "A Wild & Crazy Guy" (though it's the least of his three studio albums); I'd almost include the "Pure Drivel" audiobook as well.
There's a lot of George Carlin, depending of course on your tastes. I like "Class Clown" and "Playing With Your Head".
Emo Phillips can be fun. Firesign Theatre gets more into the surreal. The Frantics "Boot To The Head" or anything else you can find of theirs (I have bootleg copies of their radio show from the 80's). Goon Show is vintage stuff, which is dated in places. The Arrogant Worms can be funny if you like the more musical sort of comedy. And then there's all the rest of the Monty Python albums, and at least one audio version of "Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy". I've also been amused a lot recently by the BBC radio show "I'm Sorry, I Haven't A Clue".