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#1 lerxt1990

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Posted 05 October 2021 - 10:45 PM

The Closer.

Is great - check it out.  Laugh out loud funny imo.

Edited by lerxt1990, 05 October 2021 - 10:46 PM.


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Posted 05 October 2021 - 11:19 PM

I will definitely check this out. He's one of the best to ever do it.

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Posted 06 October 2021 - 12:39 AM

View Postlerxt1990, on 05 October 2021 - 10:45 PM, said:

The Closer.

Is great - check it out.  Laugh out loud funny imo.

Just watched most of that tonight and he's the best in the business right now and is in the conversation for best ever, imo.

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Posted 06 October 2021 - 06:07 AM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 06 October 2021 - 12:39 AM, said:

View Postlerxt1990, on 05 October 2021 - 10:45 PM, said:

The Closer.

Is great - check it out.  Laugh out loud funny imo.

Just watched most of that tonight and he's the best in the business right now and is in the conversation for best ever, imo.

George Carlin is and always will be the greatest standup comic of all time. But I can easily put Chapelle at number two.

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Posted 06 October 2021 - 10:21 AM

As of today, he's catching shit from some in the Trans community, pretty much proving his point about their fragility.

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Posted 06 October 2021 - 11:47 AM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 06 October 2021 - 10:21 AM, said:

As of today, he's catching shit from some in the Trans community, pretty much proving his point about their fragility.

"I'm not saying a trans woman is not a woman...I'm just saying that those p*ssies that they got...d'ya know what I mean!?!?!?!"

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

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Posted 06 October 2021 - 08:01 PM

He killed it on SNL last Christmas.  Last time I actually watched that show and it's not getting better with Kartrashian hosting this weekend.  FU Lorne Michaels.  You learned NOTHING from Paris Hilton hosting.

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Posted 07 October 2021 - 07:09 AM

View Postinvisible airwave, on 06 October 2021 - 08:01 PM, said:

He killed it on SNL last Christmas.  Last time I actually watched that show and it's not getting better with Kartrashian hosting this weekend.  FU Lorne Michaels.  You learned NOTHING from Paris Hilton hosting.

Who gives a shit? It's SNL. The show has been on forever and will continue to be no matter who is hosting it.

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Posted 07 October 2021 - 05:20 PM

I'll check it out for sure.




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Posted 09 October 2021 - 02:10 AM

View Postgoose, on 07 October 2021 - 05:20 PM, said:

I'll check it out for sure.
I'm a fan, but didn't much of this funny.  Provocative but unclever = not funny.

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Posted 10 October 2021 - 05:33 PM

It was a bit too preachy and defensive. He even played the "I had a trans friend so I can say what I want" card.  I'm fine with the man going on a lecture circuit and I laughed a bit during this special, but it was definitely the weakest of his Netflix series.

edit: past tense

Edited by Union 5-3992, 10 October 2021 - 09:11 PM.


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Posted 10 October 2021 - 09:06 PM

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 10 October 2021 - 05:33 PM, said:

It was a bit too preachy and defensive. He even played the "I have a trans friend so I can say what I want" card.  I'm fine with the man going on a lecture circuit and I laughed a bit during this special, but it was definitely the weakest of his Netflix series.

Had a trans friend. She killed herself after catching so much shit from people who should have been supporting her.

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Posted 10 October 2021 - 09:16 PM

 Union 5-3992, on 10 October 2021 - 05:33 PM, said:

It was a bit too preachy and defensive. He even played the "I had a trans friend so I can say what I want" card.  I'm fine with the man going on a lecture circuit and I laughed a bit during this special, but it was definitely the weakest of his Netflix series.

Pretty much my take.  


Edit: His friend's unfortunate end really is immaterial.

Edited by goose, 10 October 2021 - 09:21 PM.


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Posted 10 October 2021 - 09:17 PM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 10 October 2021 - 09:06 PM, said:

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 10 October 2021 - 05:33 PM, said:

It was a bit too preachy and defensive. He even played the "I have a trans friend so I can say what I want" card.  I'm fine with the man going on a lecture circuit and I laughed a bit during this special, but it was definitely the weakest of his Netflix series.

Had a trans friend. She killed herself after catching so much shit from people who should have been supporting her.
Typo on my end. I rewrote it.

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Posted 11 October 2021 - 03:58 AM

I thought it was great.

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Posted 11 October 2021 - 09:45 AM

I found it funny at times but yes it was a bit more serious in tone. Which is not usually the recipe for a comedy special. Still, the T+ community needs someone to bitch slap them back into reality, they are so high on the odor of their own flatulent.  Dave Chappelle is one of the few big enough with enough immunity to speak frankly to them.

Edited by JohnRogers, 11 October 2021 - 09:46 AM.


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Posted 11 October 2021 - 09:50 AM

View PostJohnRogers, on 11 October 2021 - 09:45 AM, said:

I found it funny at times but yes it was a bit more serious in tone. Which is not usually the recipe for a comedy special. Still, the T+ community needs someone to bitch slap them back into reality, they are so high on the odor of their own flatulent.  Dave Chappelle is one of the few big enough with enough immunity to speak frankly to them.

"Please stop punching down on my people."

Right in the feels.

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Posted 11 October 2021 - 11:07 AM

View Postgoose, on 09 October 2021 - 02:10 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 07 October 2021 - 05:20 PM, said:

I'll check it out for sure.
I'm a fan, but didn't much of this funny.  Provocative but unclever = not funny.

Felt the same way.

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Posted 11 October 2021 - 11:55 AM

I liked it but it was definitely a more "let's get some things off my chest" special than it was a comedy one. Sometimes that happens with comedians. George Carlin's last few specials were like that. Dave is getting a lot of criticism from the trans community over this. I can't say I blame some of them because everyone has a different sense of humor and will take what he says in a much different way than others will. I do believe Dave is genuine in wanting to make peace with that community though. Befriending that trans comedian shows me that he was at least making an effort to try and understand who they are.

Edited by J2112YYZ, 11 October 2021 - 11:58 AM.


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Posted 11 October 2021 - 12:28 PM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 11 October 2021 - 11:55 AM, said:

I liked it but it was definitely a more "let's get some things off my chest" special than it was a comedy one. Sometimes that happens with comedians. George Carlin's last few specials were like that. Dave is getting a lot of criticism from the trans community over this. I can't say I blame some of them because everyone has a different sense of humor and will take what he says in a much different way than others will. I do believe Dave is genuine in wanting to make peace with that community though. Befriending that trans comedian shows me that he was at least making an effort to try and understand who they are.
No doubt.  But his primary task is to be funny, and I got tired of his "see where I'm going" look, as it was all quite obvious.  He didn't say anything that I haven't heard from many, many others (not limited to comedians), and for me when comedy of that style lacks a unique insight, it's just not funny.  He is still a good storyteller, though.

You mention Carlin.  He got less and less funny in his later shows. In fact, just last week I started to watch one and bailed about 15 minutes in.  Pointing out how stupid extreme conservatism is just isn't very interesting because it's so easy.  I feel the same about Gutfeld's stuff on Fox, in relation to extreme liberalism.

Edited by goose, 11 October 2021 - 12:36 PM.





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