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Joe DeRosa and the tale of the 'lost funny.'

Discussion in 'Classic Opie & Anthony General Discussion' started by Blotto, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. Blotto

    Blotto Registered User

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    He went from angry, a little bit unstable and very, very funny to being a tedious bore with shitty opinions on movies and music.

    What happened?
     
  2. Jacuzzi Billy

    Jacuzzi Billy Watching PTI
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    I saw this one coming. Joe's identity is taken from all his comedian pals. After a while, it catches up with you. I speak from experience.
     
  3. Josh_R

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    I still like him. I saw his special and thought it was great, but that's pretty old. I would like to see some of his recent comedy.
     
  4. OccupyWackbag

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    What is Opie not steering the ship? Did he fall asleep at the helm? :trollol:
     
  5. Blotto

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    I think his comic persona is fine.

    I just remember him being on fire across several appearances earlier this year, especially during the Bailey Jay Saga. But these last couple of appearances have been pretty bad , boring movie talk, like his weird rant on After O&A about how Terminator 2 is a complete piece of shit that doesn't hold up at all.

    Jimmy gets old on occasion too, but at least he can back off his schtick and be a part of the conversation without killing the room.
     
  6. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    I dont think he has changed at all. So he didnt like a movie, at least he didnt Norton it up and just repeat "IT FUCKING STIIIINKS".
     
  7. somnarium

    somnarium deftones or somefuckin' body

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    That's one of my least favorite Jimmy things. That and when he starts talking fast you can hear him struggling for air haha. Once I noticed it I couldn't stop noticing it.

    But on topic, I was just thinking the same thing during today's show. I used to really like Derosa's appearances on the show and I liked his one special I got. As time has gone on though, I've become really bored with him and his always sounding like he had a cold. I hope I come back around to liking Joe. I liked liking Joe.
     
  8. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    Yeah, those five minutes in between tranny dick references are sweet.

    I didn't even know Joe has a "comic persona." Or if he does, it's not that much different than "actual guy. "
     
  9. Blotto

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    I think the biggest need of the show is that they need some fresh blood (new comic regulars)

    Burr and Jefferies live in LA and their appearances are few and far between.

    Colin is a hermit who comes on once a year and Patrice is dead.

    Bobby and Joe might just be getting overused.

    Bringing Dan Soder and Amy Schumer into the fold is a step in the right direction, but they should be trying out new comics all the time.
     
  10. OccupyWackbag

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    Amy Schumer five days a week. That is all.
     
  11. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    Or maybe bring back Colin Kane, he worked out so well. :icon_roll

    Just because someone is moderately funny on stage doesnt mean they will work on the radio. I have to think that a majority of the area comics would fucking stink on air.
     
  12. Blotto

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    Isn't that the point of a tryout? Colin Kane sucked so he's done.

    There's so much dead air over the course of the year, bring people in for an hour here or there and if they suck move onto the next one.
     
  13. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    PM that to moegolden, he gets shit done.
     
  14. God Loves Fags

    God Loves Fags A clear and dusty day in June

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    Maybe if the show's talent booker wasn't a morbidly obese guy who can't speak and spends all his time following around shitty old Bruce Springsteen, they could find one of the fucking hundreds and hundreds of hungry young comics in the city to bring on.

    Most funny stage comics wouldn't translate well to the air, it's true, but many of them have their own weekly podcasts where they bullshit with other local comics(I can think of like 10 off the top of my head), so they do have some kind of free form broadcasting experience.
     
  15. espo222

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    Soder was good the other day, but once he gets comfortable he will try to overpower everyone with his 3 impressions that he does and it will get annoying very quickly-he did that to the YKWD podcast.
     
  16. Blotto

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    They should bring in Joe List.

    He's the funniest one out of those comedians anyway.
     
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    Love the YKWD podcast in it's present incarnation. Soder, Fastuca, and the rotating cast is even better than when DeRosa was on. I listen to a bunch of podcasts with comedians, and Bobby has put together the one that I most look forward to listening to.
     
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    I haven't really listened to it since DeRosa left, but it seemed to me like Soder only forced the impressions because Bobby always pushed for them.
     
  19. Josh_R

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    I agree. I really like Soder and his appearance on O&A only solidified it. He used to do radio, too.
     
  20. Palaver

    Palaver But Enough Of This

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    I can't complain because any 3rd mic is better than no 3rd mic.
     
  21. smilin'_reaper

    smilin'_reaper The XM, The

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    *sigh* I liked the days when the room was full of comics just killing each other. ... happy times...
     
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    DeRosa is fine. Any comic on O&A is complained about.

    I remember when Jimmy shot Lucky Louie and Patrice took over for a while...all there was from fans was whining that he "laughed too loud" and "made everything about race."
     
  23. justifyyourgarb

    justifyyourgarb You drab South Bend cocksuckers are all the same.

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    I was gonna start a thread about Joe List specifically. That dude is funny as fuck.



    And I fucking love Derosa. The podcast with Kelly and Dan is great, but I'll always love Derosa.
     
  24. Crooklyn Jigger

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    DeRosa is funny as hell and comes across as just a normal guy. Anyone putting on an act doesn't last long on radio (or shouldn't).
     
  25. Vagpoop

    Vagpoop Jay Mohr's Obsession

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    Been missing Tom Papa. He killed last 2 times on the show.
     

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