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Okay fellow iquers was flipping through th channels the other night,came upon some stand up comedy show. Wow it was nothing but cursing and raunchy talk.I know most of you don't remember comics like Red Skelton,or Bill Cosby when he first started out or Milton Berle or Abbott and Costello they were funny without being gross,so tell me fellow iquers in your opinion is today comedy funny or just plain gross and why do you feel that way
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0%a. gross
11%b. very funny
11%c. don't do comedy
56%d. is it football season yer
22%e. other

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#3 | 507 days ago

(Edited by marcus_nyce)
Some of the best raunchy stand up was actually done way back in the day (Milton Berle, Redd Foxx, Jonathan Winters, etc.) They just had different TV personas or acts. A good recent example is Bob Saget. His stand up is navy blue, lol, but he's best known for Full House. I guess cable has changed some of that duality?
very funny  
  
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#1 | 507 days ago
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Give me some BENNY HILL and the 3 STOOGES any ole day!  or better yet, any BBC or European Comedy....most of that is no holds barred!

The comedy today is just ok.
is it football season yer  
#2 | 507 days ago

I think it depends on the comic. It's not "all comedy today is raunchy" - just some. There are still some clean comedians out there who I enjoy very much, but I enjoy some crass ones too. 
other  
#3 | 507 days ago

(Edited by marcus_nyce)
Some of the best raunchy stand up was actually done way back in the day (Milton Berle, Redd Foxx, Jonathan Winters, etc.) They just had different TV personas or acts. A good recent example is Bob Saget. His stand up is navy blue, lol, but he's best known for Full House. I guess cable has changed some of that duality?
very funny  
#4 | 506 days ago

I prefer it both ways-- the clean side shows the ingenuity of the comic. Will admit was totally shocked when I actually saw Buddy Hhackett live, ruined my image of the Tuscan Ice Cream  Pop man
#5 | 506 days ago

(Edited by davonthedl)
I don't think comics (male or female) need to use a lot of curse words to get their routine through. I think it's society that makes them do it because that's how society is speaking. I enjoy good comedy, but when they start cursing every other word, it gets boring fast! There have been times when I'm watching a comic on tv and he starts cursing way to much, I change the channel.
other  
#6 | 506 days ago

I tend to like going to comedy clubs and seeing the local talent, or some of the not so big named one's.  I do believe the one's that are stars or are constantly on TV channels like Comedy Central altar their material depending on their audiences.  I notice a lot of the one's I grew up watching and thinking they were Raw, like Eddie Murphy have actually gone almost completely 180 degrees as they got older and had kids of their own.
is it football season yer  
#7 | 506 days ago

 ok a lil hijacking here - who is the cleanest / raunchiest comic ?
#8 | 505 days ago

Funny is funny be it clean, family, blue or gross.  But if a comic wants to work blue it means a slightly tighter line.  If the jokes fail it just comes across as someone trying to be funny merely by being crude.  But if the jokes work, everyone laughs and few really care about the salty language.

This reminds me of The Aristocrats.   Where the point was to make the joke as filthy as possible.  And it was funny as hell!

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