After just reading all 165 posts on the "Vegas Showdown" and the few here on the Dat Phan / Margaret Cho comparison. I had to throw my "two cents" into the ring.
I find the whole "PRO-DAT" vs. "ANTI-DAT" coalition, movement, (cult) *j/k*, to be hysterical. We have analyzed, broken down and investigated this poor man, like Dat has analyzed his routines.
I totally agree with you, Comedians pull their material from their own lives and reality. That includes childhood, school, workplace, yada yada yada, (oops, sorry Jerry!) . Anyway, as someone else had already pointed out, there will always be SOME overlapping when it comes to similarity.Originally Posted by Scot
Welllllllllllllllllllllll, not everyone has seen Margaret Cho's act, so if an audience is receptive, then you cant fault them for not knowing the material they've heard isnt that original. Every audience is different and its a crap shoot for a comedian. Im not condoning "stealing" jokes, however, let's not forget:Originally Posted by CaliGirl
"Imitation IS the sincerest form of flattery"