Posted by: nhfalcon | January 18, 2007

So a Guy Walks Into a Bar…

I consider myself to be a fan of stand-up comedy. As such, I have compiled a list of routines that I think one must have in one’s collection. In no particular order, here they are:

Dennis Miller: Mr. Miller Goes to Washington

Jeff Dunham: Arguing With Myself

Bill Cosby: Himself

Richard Jeni: Platypus Man

Robin Williams: Live at the Met

Eddie Murphy: Delirious

Jon Stewart: Unleavened

Sam Kinison: Breaking the Rules

The first Blue Collar Comedy Tour

George Carlin: Carlin at Carnegie

On the flip side, here are some people that are just not funny, imho: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, Andy Dick and Kathy Griffin.



  1. *You know I LOVE me some Dunham (“DUMBASS!”). I’m REALLY hoping he comes to play the Casino sometime soon.

    *I love ALL the classic Cosby – I used to have all the LP record albums (“NOAH!! How long can you tread water?”).

    *Old Eddie Murphy stuff STILL cracks me up (“Aunt Bunny a SASQUATCH! Shaved the bitch down, taught her to speak!”….”Now, THAT’S a FIRE!!”).

    *I actually MISS Sam Kinnison (“The dick stays HERE!”).

    I’m not as familiar with the others you mention – at least, not to the point where I can quote them at will.

    Many of my students, in a writing exercise which I prompted with “what is FUNNY?” mentioned Dane Cook. Do you know who that is? I went to YouTube and looked him up and either I was in totally the wrong mood for comedy or I’m too old because – seriously? – NOT funny. You may want to add him to your bottom list…

  2. I know Dane Cook, and I don’t find him particularly funny, either. I didn’t put him on the bottom list because a) I just didn’t think of him, and b) he’s not as famous as the others. I just cannot comprehend how guys like Stiller, Rock, and Ferrell have become as popular as they have.

    Here’s another good routine that I forgot – Dana Carvey: Critics Choice

    You’ve seen Jeni’s Platypus Man, btw, Chili. Remember the bit about condoms? 🙂

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