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#1
So, who here is a fan of very negative, angry, or cynical comedians? For example:

Christopher Titus: His acts are centered around his schizophrenic, manic-depressive mom who murdered one of her husbands, his alcoholic father, he ex-wife who beat him, and other fun topics like that.
Bill Hicks: He spends a lot of time criticizing religion and politics; he seems to have a very strong hatred for Christians.
Lewis Black: Most of you probably know him already from Comedy Central; very angry, very aggressive.

So, does anybody here know any more? Who here likes this kind of act?
#3
To a degree, I hate comedians like Bill Hicks though.
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****ing love Lewis Black, seeing him on my birthday
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#5
I find some of them funny if they're making jokes while also proving good points. I dislike the ones that simply rant though.

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#6
Other than Steve Hughes... not really. A lot of the time it just ends up with them ranting and not actually making any jokes.
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#7
i actually remember hearing Lewis Black walked out on a show he was doing at a college recently right as he was supposed to go on. he poured himself a drink, and the place told him he couldn't drink on stage.
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#11
I like Christopher Titus, hate Lewis Black. I don't think bitter and cynical matter to me in the world of comedy. I think it's just more about the material.

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#12
i love titus. and adam carolla. even though i don't think they like each other.
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#14
Louis CK.
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#15
Bill Hicks didn't rant about religion much really compared to most of what he talked about, i don't think saying 'do you think jesus wants to see crosses when he comes back?' is 'hating' christians. It's making a joke and a good point to them if anything.

Also on topic, i like it when it's done well if they're actually speaking about a good point too, George Carlin and Bill Hicks for instance , who spoke the truth just whilst using their platform as comedians.
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Bill Hicks didn't rant about religion much really compared to most of what he talked about, i don't think saying 'do you think jesus wants to see crosses when he comes back?' is 'hating' christians. It's making a joke and a good point to them if anything.
Watch one of his acts; he's very critical of religion. Click his name in the OP to get a small idea of what I mean.
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I remember watching one of Christopher Titus' stand up specials and he made a joke about 9/11 that got no laughs at all. It felt embarrassing watching it.
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#21
I kinda like Bill Hicks and Louis CK is a bit cynical. So is Patton Oswalt (arguably the greatest comedian of all time).

But cynicism gets on my nerves after a while.

Edit: And Lewis Black might be the worst comedian alive. He rivals Carlos Mencia.
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I kinda like Bill Hicks and Louis CK is a bit cynical. So is Patton Oswalt (arguably the greatest comedian of all time).

But cynicism gets on my nerves after a while.

Edit: And Lewis Black might be the worst comedian alive. He rivals Carlos Mencia.
Greatest of all time? Patton?

No way, Jose.

Greatest ever is Bill Cosby.

Him or Neil Hamburger.

And I also don't like Lewis Black, but I'd rather listen to him than a lot of people.
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Watch one of his acts; he's very critical of religion. Click his name in the OP to get a small idea of what I mean.

I'm a big fan of Bill Hicks, he's critical but he's far less of a 'i hate religion' and more like 'this is dumb if you think about it'. Usually he's pointing out specific examples.
#26
im suprised that no one mentioned doug stanhope. he is pretty cynical
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Garfield.
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#29
George Carlin is really good, though i don't agree on some points he has, like that Caucasians aren't allowed to like the blues.
#30
Louis CK is my favorite comedian, hands down.

EDIT: I agree with Greg Giraldo as well, he was hilarious.
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#31
Denis Leary and Bill Burr are awesome
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#32
Greg Giraldo was an amazing Social Critic when it came to a lot of stuff, particularly western greed, media fear mongering and America's backwards policies on almost everything

if you only know Giraldo from the roasts you're missing a huge piece of what made him a truly great comedian, in fact get up from where you are right now, go to your local cd/dvd place and grab a copies of his 2 recorded specials; A Good Day to Cross A River and Midlife Vices

Giraldo was a phenomenal social critic and one of the most bitingly funny cynical bastards i ever listened to.
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#33
Bill Hicks was amazing.

I don't think it's as much about the content as is about the delivery though.
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#34
I'm not usually a big fan of stand-up comedy. I love Louis CK, though, and have always disliked Lewis Black. Never found him funny. Ever.
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#36
Mhmm, well it depends on how I feel at the time..

like, right now, id probably get pissed of at any comedian because I'm tired...

But sometimes I like to listen to a upbeat, happy comedian like Michael Mcintyre/Lee evans (really mainstream guys)...

But If I want to see geniuses who talk about real life stuff and make really good points, ill go watch Bill hicks, George carlin and even chris rock. I usually like to listen to someone who takes risks with what they say and sort of go a bit far... but still not so far that it's out of order.. I like the ones who arn't afraid to speak the truth but be so funny with it..
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Watch one of his acts; he's very critical of religion. Click his name in the OP to get a small idea of what I mean.

Bill was a Christian. To really appreciate some of Bill's humor, you have to understand that he loved a lot of the things he joked about. He jokes about the South and America in general. Why do you think he never left? He would have had a much better career if he had moved to England. It's cause he loved America.
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#40
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I saw the recent one and I was on the floor dying from laughter.

Love Carlin and Titus. Don't really care for Lewis Black though and Leary's just okay.

Some other good ones are Robin Williams, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, and Richard Pryor. Their acting roles aren't always good but their stand-ups are nearly unbelievable.
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