Quote from: mickO))) on October 31, 2023, 12:39:57 PMI have a chance to see Adam Sandler doing standup next week. Anyone know if he is any good? My guess is probably not and I am not even really a fan of his films. He is one of those comedians you won't ever see touring Europe and tickets aren't too bad they work about €60 for the cheap seats so not sure if I should bother with it or not? Anyone familiar with his live stuff?

I would say not. I never got his schtick.

There's a recent special on Netflix (I think) that will give you an idea of it.

Quote from: StoutAndAle on November 01, 2023, 01:05:36 PM
Quote from: mickO))) on October 31, 2023, 12:39:57 PMI have a chance to see Adam Sandler doing standup next week. Anyone know if he is any good? My guess is probably not and I am not even really a fan of his films. He is one of those comedians you won't ever see touring Europe and tickets aren't too bad they work about €60 for the cheap seats so not sure if I should bother with it or not? Anyone familiar with his live stuff?

I would say not. I never got his schtick.

There's a recent special on Netflix (I think) that will give you an idea of it.

Thanks I will check it out.

Pouah, this new Ricky Gervais is a struggle. Not so much comedy as the embodiment of cynicism exhausted and soiling itself.

I watched it the other night but can remember nothing whatsoever from it, which says enough really.

Not exactly stand up but I still enjoy the old Ricky Gervais podcasts, including the Ricky Gervais guides, and especially the older XFM shows. Not necessarily for Gervais but for Karl Pilkington (who may or may not be 'in character', or if he was it was much later on).

New Dave Chapelle special is pretty average.

Watched it last night. Less of a chore than the new Gervais is about the best I can say for it.

Heading over to Galway to see Frankie Boyle later. Generally I can take or leave him and probably wouldn't have bothered myself but the tickets were a birthday present so what harm, it should be a bit o' craic. I'm looking forward to it anyway, I haven't been to a comedy gig for a while (Chapelle in the Point about a year and a half ago).

I just watched the most recent Kevin Bridges special (The Overdue Catch Up), good as always. I saw a preview show for that tour a couple of years ago, not a lot nade it into the final show but it's worth a look either way.

The Ali Siddiq "Domino Effect" series of stand-up shows is really excellent. Chronicles his life from living with his accountant/cocaine-dealer father, through to his own teenage criminal enterprises, on to being locked up for coke trafficking just after he turned 19 and his life in prison.

I've watched the first three so far. The fourth was just released.

All on YouTube.