Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Some of My Favorite Comedy Shows

When I was in high school and college, I really wasn’t a fan of comedy shows or stand-up. I sometimes felt bad for the comedians and I didn’t really get it. However, now a few years later, I’ve really started to enjoy several comedians’ comedy routines, and I thought I’d share them with you. Some many not perform any more, but I enjoyed what I saw.

Chris Rock

I thoroughly enjoy Chris Rock’s comedy routines, and they air regularly on networks like Comedy Central. What I love about Chris rock is that he is funny about current events, while at the same time funny about life situations (usually using his own life as an example). I follow Chris Rock on Twitter, and his tweets are usually the highlight of my boring workday.

Michael McIntyre

Michael McIntyre is a British stand-up comedian, but he has also done shows here in the United States. He is considered one of the most popular British comedians. His comedy is very observational, and is often about himself, similar to Chris Rock. If you like his style, but without the inherent racism in Rock’s humor, you will probably enjoy McIntyre.

Lewis Black

Lewis Black is another stand up comedian who I was first introduced to through the Daily Show’s Back in Black. He is know for his harsh style, but also breaking down stories that end up looping back to the punch line at the very end. He also starred as the Dean in one of my favorite movies, Accepted, where he delivered one of the greatest line about higher education ever.

Ron White

Ron White is a stand up comedian who made his big time debut as a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. I find him funny because he also jokes about his own life, but also about stupid things that people do. He likes to call out “common sense stupid” things, but they are very funny in both content and his delivery.

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