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Offline Louisiana Night

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National/Regional Comedy
« on: November 02, 2004, 12:22:29 PM »
After reading some of the posts about different nations/regions having different senses of humor(most posts referring to English humor), I got the idea for this thread.

If you could name one comedian, that was the embodiment of a nation's/region's sense of humor, who would it be?

For instance, if you listened to a Jerry Clower CD, you'd probably get a good idea of Southern humor. As far as completely American humor, I can't think of anyone. :-\

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Feel free to name more than one comedian. 8)
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Re:National/Regional Comedy
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2004, 02:19:55 PM »
hmmm... typical dutch comedian is Andre van Duin

if you listen to it you should.... at least know dutch in order to understand it  ::) :-\ :P
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Re:National/Regional Comedy
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2004, 03:43:14 AM »
I know a few Australian comedians but I don't really know which one is best :-\
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Re:National/Regional Comedy
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2004, 06:09:55 AM »
In order to name the embodiment of American humor you'd have to name at least 52 different comedians. ;P

While obviously not a single comedian, I'd say that The Daily Show With Jon Stewart showcases the humor of the cynical liberal crowd pretty well. I seldom watch stand-up comedy any more, so I can't offer any names there.

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Re:National/Regional Comedy
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2004, 04:09:14 PM »
I could name several comedians, but it would be rather pointless since I'm pretty sure no one here is familiar with them, or would be able to understand their humor - the language & culture barriar is too high :-X
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Re:National/Regional Comedy
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2004, 02:37:58 AM »
I know a few Australian comedians but I don't really know which one is best :-\

Jim Owen or someone. Dont know if i got his name spelt correctly  :-\. We hear about him lots though. I dont know of any others........

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Re:National/Regional Comedy
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2004, 03:27:05 AM »
Yes you spelt his name wrong :P, and also hes Irish :P, hes still good though XD

Another good one is Billy Connely :D, but hes Scottish ;D
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Re:National/Regional Comedy
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2004, 07:47:36 PM »
Improv is tons of fun, I found a local club nearby that involves the audience in a "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" style. It is great fun, maybe I'll be one of the actors on stage someday! :D
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Re:National/Regional Comedy
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2004, 09:42:08 AM »
I agree, I think Improv is the best sort of comedy. ;D Back when Harrison and I first met he was the soundman for an improv troupe at his college, and he used to take me to several improv shows. The best was the Improv Olympics, I think it was called, where many troupes from all over the area would join up and do performances all day. Wicked fun!

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Re:National/Regional Comedy
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2004, 04:13:37 AM »
Two Australian comedians that work together are Lano and Woodley :D
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Re:National/Regional Comedy
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2004, 10:40:37 PM »
Roy & HG entertain us throughout the olympics too  :D

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Re:National/Regional Comedy
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2004, 10:41:31 PM »
oh yeah, and.......merrick & rosso unplanned

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Re:National/Regional Comedy
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2004, 05:42:43 AM »
There is another comedian that I know he even has his own TV show where he interviews famous people :D

His name is Rove, and he is the creator of "What the...?"
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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2004, 05:53:29 AM »
...and I thought you were the creator ::) ;-D
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« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2004, 06:56:05 AM »
I was the creator of the polls ;), the polls I create are very different from his "What the...?" :-\

For the polls I really just have the name and the concept is completely different ;), but still some of the polls do make you think "What the...?" :P
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Re:National/Regional Comedy
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2004, 11:32:27 PM »
Like "Why the...?" ;)
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Re:National/Regional Comedy
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2004, 07:20:41 AM »
Like "Why the...?" ;)
"Why the...?" just isn't as good as "What the...?" :P

BTW Carl Barron is another good comedian :D
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