There's been a lot of talk on the forum about the different styles of the comics. Dat and his ethnic jokes, Ralphie and his "hood" jokes, Tere and Cha Cha Cha, Dave and his laid back approach. I think each comics style represents what level of comedy they are at. People like to knock Dat because he doesn't have a whole lot of material and is basically high energy to get the audiences attention. What people fail to realize is that Dat needs to do that. He is an opener. His job is to warm up the crowd and get the most laughs out of his 10 or 15 minutes. Therefore he uses jokes he knows will get laughs(accent and family jokes). That is what works for him. Ralphie,Rich,Dave,Cory, and Tess are headliners. They get a full hour. People have payed to see them, so they can try new things and just kinda go with the audience. Now the thing I respect about Dave, Ralphie,and Rich is that they are able to go in different directions. Haven't really seen enough of Tess and Cory. Although I have seen their same bits they've done on their Premium Blends, so I don't know if that's lack of material or just there best stuff. Geoff, I don't know about Geoff. I saw him on Comedy Central awhile ago and he did this whole bit about how his uncle was dumb and so when he was around children he would spell the wrong words out. Like when are we gonna tell those K-I-D-Ss their ain't no Santa Clause. It was hilarious, but last night was brutal. Anyways, what a headliner is able to do is converse with the crowd. Try a couple jokes. See what type of audience it is and then base their wide variety of material around the audience. This is why they get an hour. They are able to relax and build on something if its getting laughs or change directions if it doesn't. On a show like last comic standing its essentially turning everyone into an opener. Your taking away the strength of a headliner. This is the format of the show and everyone knew this coming in. So a comic like Dat can compete with people with way more material. Dat is used to having to win the audience over everynight and be energetic. That is his advantage and he has used it very well. I don't find Dat very funny on or off stage, but you have to give him credit for going out there and doing what he does best. Basically in 10 minutes the more laughs you can get the better. And Dave's laid back approach is just difficult for that format. Don't get me wrong I think Dave is hilarious and probobly the 2nd funniest person on the show its just hard for comedians that take awhile to set up their jokes. I cannot tell you how hard I laughed at Rob's semi colon bit. It was possibly the funniest thing I have ever heard. Dave's whole bit about naming it an Escort because Go Cart was takin, hilarious. But the problem is more people find Dat's humor funny. And in ten minutes it doesn't get old. The reason why people don't pay big bucks to see Dat is because nobody wants to hear the same accent for an hour, but opon hearing it for the first time 10 minutes is perfect. So all in all, I find Rich, Dave, and Ralphie the funniest, but I have to give Dat credit for taking his 10 minutes and trying to squeeze every possible laugh out.