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    Oh, Gotcha, touque! I don't remember who got the most laughs by the audience during the auditions, but you're probably right that it was Ralphie.

    I wonder if they sell tickets to the face-off challenges or just get people off the street to come in.

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    Sometimes it hard to tell who is funnier, because everyone can have an off night or the crowd may not be into what they are doing. I think comedy is the hardest thing to gauge as "who is better" because it's so subjective and what I find funny maynot be funny to a 22 year old guy in Calif or a 60 year old woman in NYC.
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    "I wonder if they sell tickets to the face-off challenges or just get people off the street to come in. "

    you guys do know that all the faceoff challenges and all the stuff in the house was filmed months ago, right? I saw the first episode WITH Dat Phan.

    As far as who is going to win, I have seen Dat 3 times a week for the last 3 years and I've seen Ralphie 5 or 6 times within the last couple of years and even though Dat is a friend, Ralphie has made me laugh a lot harder. However, I will say that in the last 6 months, Dat has gotten A LOT better and could give Ralphie a run for his money.

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    Welcome ritalinrick! Glad you decided to join us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ritalinrick
    you guys do know that all the faceoff challenges and all the stuff in the house was filmed months ago, right? I saw the first episode WITH Dat Phan.
    Yes, we are aware that the show was filmed a while back. I was just wondering how the voting audience were picked to attend the show. Was it random people from the streets or people that attended other stand-up comic shows and they were given free tickets to attend the LCS stand-up part of the show? It doesn't really matter. I was just wondering outloud.

    BTW, welcome rick!

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    Comedy is subjective. You have to know your audience. For e.g., I think Ralphie's "ghetto" humor goes over better with a "specific" crowd. Jerry Seinfeld is very successful, because his comedy consists of every day trials and tribulations and the average person can relate.

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    This is an interesting question, because I think there is a difference between "what kind of comedy makes a winner on this show" vs. "what kind of comedy makes for a successful comedian, career-wise."

    So far, on this show, it seems like more conventional stand-up has worked better in front of the "comedy warehouse" audience. Given that Ralphie beat Rob by a margin of 85% to 15%, it seems that Ralphie's more conventional material was more well-received than Rob's more abstract stuff. Same thing with Cory and Tere - Cory's material is far more run-of-the-mill than Tere's, and Cory trounced Tere in the head-to-head challenge.

    But in real life, there is certainly a place for someone whose stand-up act is a little less conventional. Take Steven Wright, for example - his delivery and material is offbeat, but he's definitely made a career for himself. There is certainly a market for this type of humor, and if Rob continues to work on his act, I'm sure he could make a living from doing stand-up. He might not be as big as Jerry Seinfeld or Bill Cosby, but he could still do well.
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