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Discussion in 'Comedians, Guests & Friends of the Show (Friends)' started by Frogacuda, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Frogacuda

    Frogacuda Registered User

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    Vos always wants us to know how he kills on stage. It's true that some of the guys are better on stage than they are on the show and vice versa. How would you rank them based solely on their stand-up skills? You can include guys who have died (Greg, Patrice) or don't do the show anymore (Tracy Morgan, Frank Caliendo), but stick to people who have been real regulars, not the Chris Rock/Gaffigan type guys who have only done the show 2-3 times.

    I've seen almost all the major guys live, except Maron, whose act I only know from TV and CDs. My favorites to go see are:

    1. Patrice O'Neal
    2. Louis CK
    3. Bill Burr
    4. Doug Stanhope
    5. Greg Giraldo
    6. Colin Quinn
    7. Jim Norton
    8. Joe Rogan
    9. Mark Maron
    10. Tracy Morgan
    11. Otto and George
    12. Joe Rogan
    13. Rich Vos
    14. Bob Kelly
    15. Ralphie May
    16. Mike DeStefano

    In fairness, all of them are good comics, although DeStefano I wouldn't have gone out of my way to see again, and Ralphie and Bobby I can only see every once in a while.

    So how would you rank them?
     
  2. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    1) Doug Stanhope
    2) Patrice Oneal
    3) Colin Quinn
    4) Joe DeRosa
    5) Jim Norton
    6) Louis CK
    7) Bill Burr
     
  3. justifyyourgarb

    justifyyourgarb You drab South Bend cocksuckers are all the same.

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    1. Vos
    2. Attell
    3. Louis
    4. Bobby
    5. Norton
    6. Derosa
    7. Rogan


    I've seen some more, but can't recall right now.

    And yes. I don't think Vos is the best comic, and he's not my favorite, but he put on the best live show I've seen.
     
  4. Fustercluck

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    1) Louis C.K.
    2) Patrice
    3) Bill Burr
    4) Colin Quinn
    5) Vos
    6) Rogan
    7) Jimmy
    8) Nick Dipalo
    I've seen all of these guys live at least once, most of them I've seen a few times.

    I'll be seeing Jimmy in January so maybe he can move up the ranks a little
     
  5. FourlbsOf4Skin

    FourlbsOf4Skin `-.;`-.

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    ive only seen 3 of them live:

    Dave attell was by far #1, he was incredible but he was drinking on stage so I dont know how he is now live since hes sober now
    Second is doug stanhope
    Third is Louis CK
     
  6. Frogacuda

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    Oh, man, I forgot Attell and DiPaolo, love both of those guys.

    I'd probably put Attell above Colin and DiPaolo above Maron.
     
  7. Frogacuda

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    Oh yeah, and Bonnie. I only saw Bonnie perform once, and she bombed more horribly than I've ever seen anyone bomb and almost cried and stormed off stage. So probably best to withhold judgement.
     
  8. justifyyourgarb

    justifyyourgarb You drab South Bend cocksuckers are all the same.

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    I saw her open for Vos and she slayed.
     
  9. Fustercluck

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    crap i forgot jim jefferies, that bastard makes me giggle like a lunatic
     
  10. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    Goddammit. I forgot about Attell.

    Fixed
     
  11. Mikefrombx

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    PATRICE
    Louis
    Jefferies
    Colin
    Jimmy
    Attell
    Vos
    Bobby
    Amy
    Bonnie
    Destanfo

    Saw giraldo once a long time ago and he was fucked up so he set sucked. I would really like to see derosa soon so I can put him on that list

    sent from my phone so deal with the terrible grammar and misspellings
     
  12. Konstantin K

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    I've only got to see a few of the guys live. Louis CK was far and way number one, just destroyed the room. Colin and Jimmy were both very funny. I'd love a chance to see Attell or DeRosa at some point.
     
  13. Frogacuda

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    Colin's super underrated. He's really a pretty great comic.

    Jimmy is a very good comic, but he's one of those guys who I think is better on the radio than on stage. No one is faster with a line in studio.

    Remembered a few more names. Fixed:
    1. Patrice O'Neal
    2. Louis CK
    3. Bill Burr
    4. Doug Stanhope
    5. Greg Giraldo
    6. Dave Attell
    7. Colin Quinn
    8. Jim Norton
    9. Joe Rogan
    10. Mark Maron
    11. Nick DiPaolo
    12. Tracy Morgan
    13. Jim Jeffries
    14. Otto and George
    15. Joe Rogan
    16. Rich Vos
    17, Adam Ferrara (would be higher if he wrote new material more)
    18. Bob Kelly
    19. Ralphie May
    20. Jay Mohr (in fairness, this was a long time ago, and I hear he's gotten better)
    21. Mike DeStefano
     
  14. bb1mobile

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    Indeed. She opened for Rich at Helium in Philly and killed.
     

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