Maria was awesome! Maron killed it and he looked great too.
Braunger's T-shirt was awesome.
"RICK!! I'm Outside!!
Hey, check me out. I'm a ghost.
Also, Chris Hardwick was great too. I've heard the material, but I thought his performance was really strong and winning.
I hope they do another series of these shows.
For some reason, Braunger's shirt reminded me of this graphic for a dentist's office in Tokyo;
Hey, check me out. I'm a ghost.
Yeah, he wore that shirt at Comedy Death Ray once and it made me want to own one as well, but I also had no luck finding it.
Braunger was great and I too want one of the shirts.
I've never seen Kristen Schaal's standup before and she was really awesomely weird.
i finally got to catch an episode of this today. i saw the marc maron episode and marc was great. then i saw a little of the braunger episode that i DVRed and John oliver himself is great. i'm gonna watch the rest of it later because i'm sure Braunger is great in it. definitely hope this show keeps going.
Thanks for the kudos, guys. I had the shirt made in a store in Montreal and am looking into mass producing it. Stay tuned.
Comedy Central is finally coming back into credible comedy network territory...
think about it... Mencia cancelled, Dunham cancelled Blue Collar/Larry the Cable Guy used sparingly, meanwhile they've increased the stand up specials, and I'm loving the line up that Live at Gotham had... they gave us better stuff like Silverman, Demetri Martin, even Michael and Michael was solid. And this John Oliver stand up show is just killing it. Really great exposure for guys like Hannibal Burress, Hari Kondabolu. I really do hope they continue doing this. I mean stand up shows can't have that huge of a budget so even if the ratings aren't high, it shouldn't matter.
Also Marc Maron killed... didn't he recently tape something else for Comedy Central, a pilot or something? Anyone know?
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JESUS Paul was great on this. I had seen all of this material but this was like the 100% enriched uranium version. Even my mother in law caught some on her own and took it upon herself to tell us how funny it was. You hear me, people? AN OLDER PERSON LIKED IT.
"The Very Idea Of You!" and "He Needn't Have Bothered!" could both be t-shirts, somehow. Do that.
John Oliver doesn't do it for me, unfortunately. I like to leave things on a neg-tip.
Since going to see The Paul F. Tompkins Show and CDR Radio live at Sketchfest with me, my dad has become a Paul F. Tompkins fan as well. It's become a nice bonding thing between us.
Yes! Those were my favorite lines. I love when PFT gets fancy. His turn of phrase is really quite beautiful. And of course hilarious.
He and Patton Oswalt employ such expansive vocabularies and use them so masterfully! Listening to either of them is an entertainment and education at once!
About ending on a neg: I always feel I'm lavishing the praise on a bit too thickly... being sycophantic even, but that implies insincerity. I just wish it were in vogue to express genuine appreciation for artists (and I do consider great stand up comedy high art) whose work you enjoy. I love snark as much as the next internet commenter, but sometimes you just have to gush. And Paul F. Tompkin's performance was definitely gush-worthy.
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