I'm gonna share with you two of my current favourites that you may not know of not being British. One of them is American, but only has a stand up career since he moved to Britain. He moved over to train as a classical actor, hoping British acting school credentials would buy him a few minutes on Broadway. While ranting and complaining about the trials and tribulations of life to some friends in a bar one day, the next table burst out laughing and told him to attempt stand up comedy. He did, and he was successful. This is him.
The other guy I wanna show you has been described as "the comedian's comedian." He co-wrote Jerry Springer The Opera and has been formally accused of the crime of blasphemy. Not much more needs to be said of the man known as Stewart Lee.
"Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits."
Ahh, Reginald "Delicious" Hunter. He's good alright. I love it when he talks about his father too.
Then there's Richard Jeni. Too bad he killed himself. I often got a bit of a George Carlin feel from him when he went on about politics.
Also, I like Frankie Boyle, even though he doesn't do regular standup. And the similar style from Jimmy Carr, for whom Boyle used to write material in the past. Though Jimmy is not nearly as fun to watch as Frankie.
Oh, and there's also Bill Burr to mention.
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