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make your fucking mind up parky :D :D

 

Watched 3-4 mins of the Sarah Palin bit. People go on about Michael Macintyre making 'easy' jokes, but there's nothing easier than going on stage in front of a crowd of young Americans and going, "Sarah Palin is a cunt!" She's an easy target and not all that relevant, beyond her small fanatic following she is widely viewed as a joke. If she ends up running at all it will be a complete farce and she won't get very far.

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Not Stanhope, but this is a quality story if you can be arsed.

 

 

A friend of mine who is a yacht captain for a Russian owner was invited over to St Petersburg for a party (delivery of a new boat or somesuch)..You basically can't say no. The party started on the Fri night and they were still drinking on Sun night (with little breaks for food and girls and so on..)..Anyway they were drinking silicon filtered and milk filtered vodka which is so pure it basically goes down like water when chilled. He kept begging to go to sleep and they started calling him a big girl. He was reminded what bad form it would be and so tried his best to keep up like a good German.

 

On the flight back on the Mon his eyes started to go blurry and he couldn't see very well...So he thought he just needed a sleep. By the time the landed he was blind. :D :D

 

Took about a week to get his eyesight back properly. :)

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Doug Stanhope is certainly one of the better American stand ups out there at the moment, but he does suffer somewhat from the same problems that other decent "extreme" comedians do. The first clip in isolation is fairly unpleasant (if amusing on a puerile level) but as with most clips taken from longer sets it is not always possible to judge context. Jokes about misogeny and the handicapped will always push some peoples buttons, while they will also get some lowest common denominator cheers but it would hardly be fair to say that the lcd crowd is who he plays to over the course of his act. The second clip is far less populist an idea in America and is delivered probably better.

The main thing he suffers from though is the fact that so many comedy fans (those that champion comedians and stuff, not people who like that funny bloke of that advert etc.) are desperate to fit him into some latter day Bill Hicks pigeon hole that he is probably lauded far above his actual level.

 

ps Hicks could also look terrible if you showed a 6 minute clip.

 

 

pps he says cunt, he must be funny

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Doug Stanhope is certainly one of the better American stand ups out there at the moment, but he does suffer somewhat from the same problems that other decent "extreme" comedians do. The first clip in isolation is fairly unpleasant (if amusing on a puerile level) but as with most clips taken from longer sets it is not always possible to judge context. Jokes about misogeny and the handicapped will always push some peoples buttons, while they will also get some lowest common denominator cheers but it would hardly be fair to say that the lcd crowd is who he plays to over the course of his act. The second clip is far less populist an idea in America and is delivered probably better.

The main thing he suffers from though is the fact that so many comedy fans (those that champion comedians and stuff, not people who like that funny bloke of that advert etc.) are desperate to fit him into some latter day Bill Hicks pigeon hole that he is probably lauded far above his actual level.

 

ps Hicks could also look terrible if you showed a 6 minute clip.

 

 

pps he says cunt, he must be funny

 

Hicks went throug a dire phase when he was drinking a lot. Maybe Stan needs to cut down a bit...

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