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Old 23-05-2013, 23:11
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Look sweet-cakes, I know you have a Girl crush on Russell, I know he has a legion of slightly plump (not saying you are) pre-dominantly funny coloured hair and piercings young Girls, I am aware of this.

But just because he throws in a couple of big words here and there...doesn't all of a sudden make him Noam Chomsky.

As far as Carlin, Hicks and Kinison goes..they are NOTHING what you might think to be archetypal American comedy, quite the opposite..infact Hick's biggest fan-base was here in England.
None of those words in your first paragraph could be used to accurately describe me, not even young anymore unfortunately, as I'm a similar age to Russell himself. He has fans of all age groups, and male fans too. A male friend of mine (who is not gay) absolutely loves him.

I admire him for his creativity, wit, energy and enthusiasm, honesty, and uniqueness really.

Your use of the word "sweet-cakes" (even if humorously), indicates that you are exactly the kind of person RB would be likely to take the mickey out of, so is it any wonder you can't relate to his style of humour?
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Old 24-05-2013, 00:05
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I just had a look at a few clips of Bill Hicks on Youtube to see what all the fuss is about. Not surprisingly, I don't find him funny myself, as it's just not my type of humour. He seems like an ordinary bloke talking about Big Controversial Issues, while trying to be all cool and laid back, and use the F-word as many times in a sentence as possible. (Not that I have anything against swearing.)

Obviously I don't know much about him, just from watching a few clips, but his style of humour seems about as far away from Russell Brand's, as it's possible to get. I prefer comedians who do not seem like normal people, those who have a real stage presence, such as Noel Fielding, Eddie Izzard, and Russell Kane. And I find people who are cool and laid back on stage a bit boring, unless they have some really clever material.

Comedy is very subjective. We can't all be expected to like the same thing. I do think that RB is very much a "love him or hate him" kind of person, someone who really polarises opinions. Also his humour probably doesn't translate well to many Americans, it is very British in style. There's actually such a chasm between British and American humour.
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Old 24-05-2013, 02:36
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He's also a very eloquent, literate, clever, insightful and funny man.

In what way is he disgusting? Because he has sex and is very open about it? Are there any examples of him saying/doing anything of a misogynistic nature? Sex pest is a very crude term for someone who has actually admitted and been very public with the fact that they suffer from a sex addiction and have tried to receive treatment for it.
Disgusting in the demeaning and belittling way he treats women as conquests rather than human beings.
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Old 24-05-2013, 02:39
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Well I've never heard of any of those three, so I can't compare them. Are they American? I rarely find American humour funny, and as a result don't really know the names of most of the USA comedians.

But if you actually listen to Russell's comedy, it is very clever. I don't think "blithering idiots" would understand some of the vocabulary involved for a start.
Comedy? You mean his poor;y received stand up that basically revolves around his "Shagger of the Year" award he received from The Sun and little else of substance.

I applaud him for overcoming his substance abuse as that is something to genuinely admire, but there's nothing else about him.
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Old 24-05-2013, 06:16
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Did someone actually just type they prefer the 'comedy' of Noel Fielding over Bill Hicks. Only on DS....
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Old 24-05-2013, 06:31
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Live seen the first one. Will watch the other two. Howard Stern creeps me out so much.
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Old 24-05-2013, 11:39
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Live seen the first one. Will watch the other two. Howard Stern creeps me out so much.
Never been a long time listener to the show as such, more so the interviews he does with the guests in the last couple of years, and as you pointed out, i've picked up a thing or two from scouring the message boards about him over the years.(every individuals pay check and dick size seems to be a regular bit)

Russell seemingly takes it all on the chin however, which makes it so great!, seemingly impenetrable skin
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Old 24-05-2013, 17:16
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Did someone actually just type they prefer the 'comedy' of Noel Fielding over Bill Hicks. Only on DS....
Yes, I did type that. And quite obviously it won't just be on DS, because outside of here both of them will have their fans.

I'm not particularly keen on political comedy or satire, but I do love creative, inventive, unusual and imaginative material, so naturally I am going to prefer Noel Fielding to Bill Hicks.

They are so different in style, that it's slightly pointless comparing them anyway. I really don't see how either can be considered superior to the other, when they are at such opposite extremes of comedy. I mean how can you make any sensible comparisons between them anyway? It's like saying: "Which is a better colour, blue or yellow? It's just personal preference!
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Old 24-05-2013, 18:03
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Comedy? You mean his poor;y received stand up that basically revolves around his "Shagger of the Year" award he received from The Sun and little else of substance.

I applaud him for overcoming his substance abuse as that is something to genuinely admire, but there's nothing else about him.
Poorly received in whose opinion? Yours? I've seen plenty of good reviews for his stand up. Bad ones too, of course, but like I said he polarises opinion. Also his shows frequently sell out, which is probably more important really, than what a few critics think.

As you dislike Russell so much, I would have thought it likely that you haven't watched much of his stand up. If that's the case, how do you know what the content of the show is?

He talks about his own life, (like many other comedians from both past and present) but this involves all kind of things that have happened to him, awkward incidents, people he has met, etc. And it is virtually always told in a self-deprecating style.
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