Tons and tons of greats. The older I get, the less foul language I care to subject myself to. But I rediscovered Brian Regan the other day, and I just finished watching a full length comedian special on You Tube.
I'm not saying Brian is among the all time greats - cause there's just too many that were amazing. But I haven't laughed so much, when I'm in a room by myself, in a very long time. So of his stuff is brilliant.
Also love Mitch Hedberg... before everyone even knew who he was.
Here's what I watched from Brian.
__________________ It's like I'm sittin' here playin' cards with my brother's kids or somethin'.
__________________ Dim lights, thick smoke, and loud, loud music.
It's the only kind of life you'll ever understand.
Dim lights, thick smoke, and loud, loud music.
You'll never make a wife to a home lovin' man.
Btw, can any Brits clue me in on the deal with Michael McIntyre? Apparently enormously popular in the UK, yet from what I've seen one of the most derivative, banal, unfunny performers around. I'm mystified!
All the ones mentioned here are certainly funny guys. But none of them were artists who used their comedy to comment on society and the human condition as keenly as this guy did:
Pryor was a true artist. He dug into his heart and his soul to explore and express his life...and ours. I have yet to see a comedian since Pryor do what he did. One of the 20th centuries greatest artists.
I'm with you, I love Brian Regan. Mitch Headberg and and Jim Gaffigan are good too, but Brian Regan is it for me—just can't stop laughing.
I'm not someone that is uncomfortable with 'colorful' language, but I have a lot of respect for a comedian who can be funny with out using it and I think it takes more to get laughs without being crass. YMMV.
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