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Old 09-15-2012, 08:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Comedians Repeating Jokes.

Clearly Keith is opposed to comedians who repeat jokes, and I agree, but while I was watching that show 'Lucky Louie,' I recognized a few scenes that were almost word-for-word in his stand-up. I suppose it is not the same as having multiple CD's with the same jokes, but it's still releasing the same content. Similarly, the majority of books by comedians, Keith specifically complained about Damon Wayans, are mostly just jokes from their stand-up, and that's a different medium like TV is. I remember Keith gave rave reviews for 'Lucky Louie' and while I think it is alright, I don't enjoy watching a show and knowing the punchlines.

My point is, it's somewhat hypocritical to hate when comedians repeat jokes in any medium, but like it sometimes. Does anyone else agree?
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I remember Keith gave rave reviews for 'Lucky Louie'...
I don't remember Keith giving it rave reviews.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't remember Keith giving it rave reviews.
I do, glow-sticks and all.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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But even if I am wrong, this isn't about Keith, I just figured this forum would have more people who are into comedians and comedy more than others and was curious about the thoughts of this practice. I've read some comedians books, I would say Seinfeld had a good amount of stand-up in his books, but I wouldn't chastise him over it. I suppose different mediums reach different 'less-informed' audiences who don't know all of a comedians works, but then again, I doubt someone reading a Seinfeld book hasn't seen the show.
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Comedians are writers. It is impossible to write as much as they do without repeating jokes in part or in full. Ray DeVito repeated one the other day on Facebook. It happens. In fact, here's a funny, albeit long, youtube video from the great Aaron Sorkin, which shows how often he repeats his own dialog:

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Listening to old episodes, I wasn't wrong, so what the f**k are we doing here. I know I can't have a normal conversation online, I figured this place might be better, but whatever. In response to the Sorkin thing, repeating 'common expressions' like "not for nothing" isn't the same as repeating 2 minutes of a joke, it doesn't really matter anyway, so to be honest I don't care at all anymore.

The sections of the internet with people in it (comments, forums, etc.) are full of crap, no offense (if that makes you feel better).
Don't bother responding, I won't be checking back.

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while I was watching that show 'Lucky Louie,' I recognized a few scenes that were almost word-for-word in his stand-up.
I thought that was the POINT of the show. He would perform his stand-up in the beginning of the show and then it went on to display to the viewer WHY he made that joke, how that joke came to be. That's how I took that show. And I thought that was awesome.

But you don't give a shit anyway, since you'll never be here again.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Listening to old episodes, I wasn't wrong, so what the f**k are we doing here. I know I can't have a normal conversation online, I figured this place might be better, but whatever. In response to the Sorkin thing, repeating 'common expressions' like "not for nothing" isn't the same as repeating 2 minutes of a joke, it doesn't really matter anyway, so to be honest I don't care at all anymore.

The sections of the internet with people in it (comments, forums, etc.) are full of crap, no offense (if that makes you feel better).
Don't bother responding, I won't be checking back.

KATG is good though.
What just happened?
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Seriously, what happened?
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I thought that was the POINT of the show. He would perform his stand-up in the beginning of the show and then it went on to display to the viewer WHY he made that joke, how that joke came to be. That's how I took that show. And I thought that was awesome.

But you don't give a shit anyway, since you'll never be here again.
That's the way [most episodes in] the FX series "Louie" works.

"Lucky Louie" was a one-season HBO scripted sitcom from the mid-ish 2000's.
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