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You know who I think is funny...

March 23 2012 at 11:50 PM

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Anthony Jeselnik


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Ginny
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Re: You know who I think is funny...

March 24 2012, 12:03 AM 

You're seen the Ricky Gervaise Show on HBO, haven't you? New episodes next month, I can't wait.

 
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March 24 2012, 12:10 AM 

No. I dropped HBO. Is Jeselnik on the show? Or does he just remind you of Gervais?


 
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March 24 2012, 12:16 AM 

The best clip out of the three I posted is the Dane Cook impersonation.

It's the shortest too.

Watch it!


 
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March 24 2012, 12:27 AM 

Ok, if you watch this.


 
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March 24 2012, 12:32 AM 

You're right, that one was the funniest.

 
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March 24 2012, 12:38 AM 

I watched about 6 minutes.

Awful. Is it the accent that's supposed to be funny?


 
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Ginny
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March 24 2012, 12:42 AM 

I think that's just how people talk over there.

I thought it was funny because I know exactly what he's talking about.

 
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March 24 2012, 2:03 AM 

I LOVE Ross Noble! I've been lucky enough to see him live 3 times, he is hilarious happy.gif


 
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March 24 2012, 5:12 AM 

Idiot Abroad is pretty good and the other animated series I'll watch.

Bored To Death and Shameless have there killer moments, too. Especially BTD. Still kind of not sure which one is better - Larry David's Curb or Bill Maher....kind of comparing apples and oranges. All of the characters are so fucking good in Curb....Jeff Green pulls off some awesome improvisational segments.

Was anybody a fan of Inception?

 
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March 24 2012, 7:26 AM 

So you know how a few months back Louis CK did this thing where if you sent him $5 you got a download of his latest stand-up show? This:
http://www.ifc.com/fix/2011/12/louis-ck-live-at-the-beacon-theater

"In mid-November 2011, fed up with dealing with television outlets and various external demands, stand-up extraordinaire Louis CK decided make his own stand. The comedian rented New York Citys Beacon Theater, hired his own production crew and filmed a brand-new one-hour comedy special out of his own pocket. The aim? To offer it one month later as a $5 Internet download."

It's a big deal, because that way he doesn't have to share the profits with Comedy Central or whoever, which makes it cheaper for the fans, too.

ANYWAY apparently he made a buttload of money:

"The show went on sale at noon on Saturday, December 10th. 12 hours later, we had over 50,000 purchases and had earned $250,000, breaking even on the cost of production and website. As of Today, weve sold over 110,000 copies for a total of over $500,000. Minus some money for PayPal charges etc, I have a profit around $200,000 (after taxes $75.58). This is less than I would have been paid by a large company to simply perform the show and let them sell it to you, but they would have charged you about $20 for the video. They would have given you an encrypted and regionally restricted video of limited value, and they would have owned your private information for their own use. They would have withheld international availability indefinitely. This way, you only paid $5, you can use the video any way you want, and you can watch it in Dublin, whatever the city is in Belgium, or Dubai. I got paid nice, and I still own the video (as do you). You never have to join anything, and you never have to hear from us again."

(I know this is already venturing into TLDR territory).

It looks like this might now be A Thing among comedians, because this past week Aziz Ansari released his own $5 show, all new material.

Worth checking out if you like either of these guys.

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March 24 2012, 10:12 AM 

What a great idea! Thanks Louise.

When you look at this part "had earned $250,000, breaking even on the cost of production and website" it's amazing any artist makes any money at all. The intertubes are full of posts about how that new movie John Carter will be the biggest money loser, ever, just because of how much it cost to make. They'll never make it up in sales. A few years ago there was a woman who did a music video listing all the money it takes for things like hair, makeup, editing etc in a 4min music video. The point was to list how much money could have gone to charity or something but it was interesting to see it all listed.

 
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March 24 2012, 10:21 AM 

The best part of it is that Louis CK kept some of the profit for himself, then gave he rest to his employees as bonuses.

ACTUALLY the best part is the message you get when you buy Aziz' show:

"OH SHIITTTT!!!! Thanks for buying my new comedy special!!! THAT $5 IS MINE SON. Just kidding, but seriously it is."

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March 24 2012, 10:36 AM 

I just bought the Louis CK bit. I'm going to watch it tonight. I downloaded it to a USB drive and plugged it into the back of my TV. I knew I was supposed to be able to that in theory but had never tried it. It worked.


 
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March 24 2012, 10:43 AM 

Caps, Anthony Jeselnik is the best. Can't remember how I first heard of him. Had not seen those clips before happy.gif

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I know now. He did the Charlie Sheen roast. Funny guy.


    
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March 24 2012, 10:59 AM 

I hate wading through mediocre standup to find the good guys, thanks.


 
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March 24 2012, 11:12 AM 

That Dane Cook thing is dead on. I'll watch the others later. THanks Caps.

 
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March 24 2012, 11:35 AM 

Jeselnek(sic?) is okay, but he seems way too arrogant for his current level of success. He reminds me of Orny Adams when he first came out.

I go in phases with comedians. I'm currently into Jim Jeffries, Bill Burr, and Doug Stanhope.

John Mulaney also seems to have a lot of promise. Google his "Best meal I ever had" or "Law and Order" bits if you don't know who he is.

The Louis CK show was probably the weakest of all his shows that I've seen, but I still bought it anyway because I so loved the idea behind it. I want that distribution method to catch on with everyone. I'll probably buy Ansiri's too, because $5 is nothing and he's great on Parks and Rec.

I've been saying for almost a decade that the internet will eventually kill off the publishers of any creative material. Not the makers, just the publishers. They are unnecessary middle-men now. Their only remaining purpose is to jack up the price of a product on its way from the creator to the consumer.

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March 24 2012, 11:45 AM 

I used to work with Bill Burr's brother. He was one of our reference librarians.

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March 24 2012, 11:47 AM 

I'm going to imagine him as a twin that acts exactly like Bill.

Best. Reference librarian. Ever.

Please don't shatter my fantasy.

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