agreed....Originally Posted by eric11
agreed....Originally Posted by eric11
Did anyone mention that Todd Glass (Fred Flinstone meets Mel Gibson) already has a comedy central special, plus many Tough crowd appearances.
nothing has changed though, still many many ethnic comedians.
I don't honestly think it matters that some of the contestants are more well-known. It's interesting to see how the veterans and the newbies interact. Take Dat Phan. An unknown beat out the veterans of comedy like Rich, Ralphie, and Dave. I, personally, am very happy to see Pablo Francisco on the show. I love his comedy and I want to see how he'll stack up against these newbies. Some of them could very well end up winning the show in an upset like last season...
Were the 7 spelling mistakes NBC's or yours?Originally Posted by PSi
Just kidding - thanks for typing this up for us PSi.
It's good to discover new talent, but it is not like america where they look for the best ameture. It is a search for "the funniest". It is obvious it would be career suicide for the actual funniest (Seinfeld, Carlin...) to go on this show, but who cares if they have been on comedy central or not. Good for them if they have been able to get a spot on Premium Blend.
I'm on side with Daddio for this. I think it should be brand-new, previously undiscovered talent, period. Do a Night at the Improv type of show for the others who are already "pros".
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I agree with everyone that funny is funny is funny.
But if all you want is comedy from proffessional stand-up comedians, then NBC should drop the pretense and just put on a show and call it "Comedy Showcase" or something similar and advertise it for what it is.
Yes, professional journeymen comics are very funny. They should be, they better be, they all probably perform close to 300 routines a year, sometimes two or three shows a night. Multiply that by 5-7-10 years working the comedy shack curcuits and their gonna be funny, seasoned, professionals.
I can turn on Comedy Central, BET, Showtime etc and see hours and hours of these guys on shows that admit what they are.
I was led to believe that LCS was going to be something different, fresh, new; an amateur compitition to find a hidden undisovered talent from amongst the every day Jack & Jills of Main Street USA, the guy down the street, the woman who cuts your hair, the guy working in the butcher shop, the chain smoking grandmother, not a show stocked full of ringers.
That is my whole point cut and dried.
Last edited by Daddio; 06-09-2004 at 04:00 PM.
Where ever did you get that idea?
Comedy is a craft that takes a lot practice and time to hone the skills. I don't know anyone who could go up in front of a crowd and do 5 minutes of material and make people laugh on a weekly basis. A show filled with rank amateurs would be awful to watch and career suicide for those with aspirations. I think you need a well balanced mix of newbies and veterans if you are going to pull this off and make it worthwhile to tune in every week.
I thought the point of these shows were to find the best undiscovered talent, I guess not.
What you say is very true, but not every talented person has exclusively dedicated their lives and/or professions to their craft.Originally Posted by Marysafan
There are scores of exceptionally talented musicians, singers, dancers, comics; who arent pro's. Who dont have connections. Who dont have agents or business managers. They are people with families, careers, obligations etc. They are people that had to put thier own dreams on hold while they worked to pay for braces, chose to be at home to wipe away tears and give daily hugs and rides to soccer practice instead of living out of a suitecases and Motel 6's 90% of the year "Paying their dues".
They may not be full time professionals, but they are people with dreams.
Not being a journeyman professional doesnt mean they have any less of a natural or attained gift or talent. It just means that LIFE happened and put their dreams on the back burner for a while.
Some of the funniest grass roots humour is domestic, real-life humour, not yuppie, night club cliched "Whats the deal with..." flavor of the month, store bought jokes.
So they practice, they dream, the do open mic night at the local joint, and they hope and pray for a chance, just a fair chance, to reach for that brass ring. And I mistakingly thought that is what this show was supposed to be about.
I guess I am simply naive and sentimental.
Last edited by Daddio; 06-09-2004 at 04:48 PM.