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Old 11-28-2012, 04:25 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Well the ONLY crowd I had was the exocricket, and he was just a HECKLER. So yeah it was tough.

I've seen all of Kevin Hart's acts and he is one of the funniest comdiens out there. That particular set about 'not being a fighter' is very funny.

The weird Al song was great.

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Humor is interesting. I recall a college professor (of humor) saying that all humor involves one group of people laughing at someone and not in a kind way. He said that when we laugh at a joke, part of the cause of that laughter is relief that we aren't the one being laughed at. So when comedians target other people (or display characteristics that we don't like or want to admit in ourselves), we laugh as part of the release of tension at not being the target.

Humor is only funny, though, when you aren't the one being laughed at. There's a huge difference between laughing "at" and laughing "with" someone. I feel that good comedians help us laugh with them and with ourselves about our human foibles.

When comedians base their humor on mocking some group (which is common), I start to feel uncomfortable because I realize I'm laughing due to my own prejudices and stereotypes. Yet that's also the power of humor: it reveals what makes us uncomfortable and challenges our thinking while also exploiting it.

I especially like comedy that is based on breaking expectations. For example, Kevin Hart half-shocks, half-amuses me because he says the exact opposite of what most people feel is admirable, appropriate behavior. He tests my comfort zones. And I thought Shy Ronnie was funny. I was amused by the idea of a shy person trying to do a stick-up. I especially liked it when he turned out to have a big, strong voice after all!

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And yeah I'm weird? I'm figuring that out. I have tried to be 'humourus' twice on here and all its done is either piss people off or hurt somone's feelings. So I give up. I don't see anything funny anywhere else on this site, so maybe this isn't the place for it. Just wanted to laugh for a change. Sorry guys.

I'll go EMO to make you all happy....

LIFE IS DEATH
DEATH IS LIFE
LAUGH AT LIFE
LAUGH AT DEATH
ALL IS BLACKNESS
AND MY SOUL IS ALLLLLLLLLLLLL
Laughing with people is one of the best ways of coping with life and death. You aren't weird at all. Actually just last month I was thinking about starting a thread for intentionally funny songs, so I'm glad you started this one. I hope more people will think of some amusing comedy songs.

As for your question about whether it is okay to post songs with "bad" language, I don't think there is any rule against posting such songs. See, Tenacious D made it through!
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:58 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Oh hell yeah man, Tenacious D is cool, I just didn't want to flood the thread yet. Wanted to see if others would post. That was some classic Tenacious D! Very funny!

Vegangelica - I really appreciate your views on humor. And I am in complete agreement. I do also feel that, for me at least, comedy is a bridge between hating someone and loving someone. We can see a racists on the sidewalk say something very bad like 'Look at that N*** over there." And we realize that person is speaking from a place of pure hate. You can't love that person, you can't connect with that person, unless you are yourself are a racists and full of hate. But when you see a comedian making fun of people you get the feeling that person is speaking from a place of love and understanding and ACCEPTANCE. And that leads to a place of happiness and love. We all feel accepted for our race, creed, beliefs, and faults, ESPECIALLY if said comedian thinks enough of us to include us in their jokes. We see asians making fun of blacks and whites, and blacks making fun of whites and indians, (oh yeah whites are only allowed to make fun of other whites), and we laugh because it is the ultimate form of acceptance.

I am of mixed heritage and when I see a black guy making fun of asians I laugh my ass off because I realize I could be that guy's best friend in real life. (My mother is flip and my dad is white)The comedian accepts my stereotyped faults so much that the doors to acceptance are open. Whenever I overhear someone in a restaurant say 'Oh look at this ***** over here.' Well I know the only possibility we have is hostility, be it verbally or physically. I feel that true sting of racism and ignorance and intolerance.

Comedy breaks those barriers in the most healthy way I have ever seen. We are allowed to voice our non-PC thoughts and instead of killing each other we're laughing together and partying together and forming a connection where there was none before. I love comedy, and I love what it can accomplish.

I do agree with 'laughing at' versus 'laughing with', but you have other forms of comedy such as slapstick or situational comedy and I believe that is just another form of acceptance. When we laugh so hard because someone took a prat-fall in such an obvious way, its our way of saying 'I see your comedy and I accept it and you, that was funny as hell.'

Then you also have self-depricating humor that actually tricks you into transposing the humor onto yourself and you wind up laughing at something the joke reminds you that you did or experienced.

One of those most memorable to me was Margaret Cho talking about going on some weird diet that made her **** her pants in traffic. The audience burst out laughing and so did I because its hard to admit yeah I got drunk or I ate some nasty ruined food, and I couldn't make it to the toilet and I am an adult and I **** mysef!...I'm not saying ME....it was a friend...a friend....and they didn't tell me it had peppers in it, and it messed with my...his stomach really bad.....but comedy allows that outlet.

Anyway the reason I started the thread is there is a ton of COMEDIC songs out there. Their only purpose is to be funny, and often these songs do well on the charts. So I thought it would be fun to share.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:38 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Basically anything by Flight of the Concords like "I'm Not Crying" and "Parttime Model". Comic gold. Most people should know who I'm talking about.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:12 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Afroman - Because I Got High - YouTube


and this probably goes right along with that.....


Katt Williams- weed - YouTube

...and this might be a reason why we need to keep an eye on what we alter our minds with....

I think happened earlier this year

Katt Williams in Oakland - Breakdown - On Stage - YouTube

This happened in 2008

Katt Williams Hospitalized - YouTube

...And he hates Mexicans....

Katt Williams Disses Mexican Man...Just Jokes? Or Too Far? - YouTube


and takes back his apology

KATT WILLIAMS SPEAKS ON CNN ABOUT MEXICAN RANT! - YouTube

Crazy, crazy, crazy.....but funny!
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Spose - I'm Awesome - YouTube
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I'm just waiting for someone to post a link to a Justin Bieber video and laugh their loud, sarcastic laugh.
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Anyone ever heard this one?


My Dick - Mickey Avalon (Lyrics) - YouTube
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"Weird" Al Yankovic - Amish Paradise - YouTube
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Vegangelica - I really appreciate your views on humor. And I am in complete agreement. I do also feel that, for me at least, comedy is a bridge between hating someone and loving someone. We can see a racists on the sidewalk say something very bad like 'Look at that N*** over there." And we realize that person is speaking from a place of pure hate. You can't love that person, you can't connect with that person, unless you are yourself are a racists and full of hate. But when you see a comedian making fun of people you get the feeling that person is speaking from a place of love and understanding and ACCEPTANCE. And that leads to a place of happiness and love. We all feel accepted for our race, creed, beliefs, and faults, ESPECIALLY if said comedian thinks enough of us to include us in their jokes. We see asians making fun of blacks and whites, and blacks making fun of whites and indians, (oh yeah whites are only allowed to make fun of other whites), and we laugh because it is the ultimate form of acceptance.

I am of mixed heritage and when I see a black guy making fun of asians I laugh my ass off because I realize I could be that guy's best friend in real life. (My mother is flip and my dad is white)The comedian accepts my stereotyped faults so much that the doors to acceptance are open. Whenever I overhear someone in a restaurant say 'Oh look at this ***** over here.' Well I know the only possibility we have is hostility, be it verbally or physically. I feel that true sting of racism and ignorance and intolerance.

Comedy breaks those barriers in the most healthy way I have ever seen. We are allowed to voice our non-PC thoughts and instead of killing each other we're laughing together and partying together and forming a connection where there was none before. I love comedy, and I love what it can accomplish.

I do agree with 'laughing at' versus 'laughing with', but you have other forms of comedy such as slapstick or situational comedy and I believe that is just another form of acceptance. When we laugh so hard because someone took a prat-fall in such an obvious way, its our way of saying 'I see your comedy and I accept it and you, that was funny as hell.'

Then you also have self-depricating humor that actually tricks you into transposing the humor onto yourself and you wind up laughing at something the joke reminds you that you did or experienced.

One of those most memorable to me was Margaret Cho talking about going on some weird diet that made her **** her pants in traffic. The audience burst out laughing and so did I because its hard to admit yeah I got drunk or I ate some nasty ruined food, and I couldn't make it to the toilet and I am an adult and I **** mysef!...I'm not saying ME....it was a friend...a friend....and they didn't tell me it had peppers in it, and it messed with my...his stomach really bad.....but comedy allows that outlet.
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You make many good points about comedy, slappyjenkins. I can see you have thought a lot about it!

I like your view of comedy as being a form of acceptance of all people. The way humor often plays with the blurry line between cruelty and acceptance interests me especially.

I see comedy as an important form of free speech that challenges us to be willing to go beyond our beliefs of what is socially acceptable. For example, a very good question for people to ask is why they may think whites are only allowed to make fun of other whites, like you mention. In a truly non-racist society, the ethnicity of the comedian shouldn't matter, should it? And yet humor viewed as "too" racist starts to make many people feel uncomfortable because they tend to believe that those who are in a position of power shouldn't be cruel to those who are perceived as having less (even though an individual white person shouldn't be viewed as representative of all white people or as having more power than any other person).

Comedy is a great leveler, I think, and I like the way humor can draw people together, breaking through the ice that may separate us...reminding us, like Cho does, that we are all full of **** sometimes.

* * *

I was searching for the name of a singer whose songs amuse me because they are usually not funny (which is part of the humor). Ah, here he is...

Rob Potylo - "Hot Dogs and Applesauce"
Rob's thing is he sings children's songs for adults--that is, songs that sound like children's songs but have adult themes:


"Hot Dogs And Applesauce" with Rob Potylo and Vermin Supreme -Children's songs for adults - YouTube

Oh what the hey, here's another Rob Potylo classic...

Rob Potylo - "Condom On My Dreams"
I especially like the wild "solo" with those little clackers...



* * *

And now, a comedy skit...

One of my favorite comedy skits was Saturday Night Live's "The Spartan Cheerleaders" with Craig (Will Farrell) and Arianna (Oteri) playing unsanctioned cheerleaders who didn't make the real team yet cheer enthusiastically for every Spartan event anyway. I especially like the Chess Tournament skit where even the chess tournament leader Glen calls them freaks and losers.

The Spartan Cheerleaders - "Chess Tournament" (#7 in this list of Will Farrell SNL skits): featuring "The Perfect Cheer" (ha ha!), which makes me laugh every time I see it...

Will Ferrell’s 10 Best SNL Skits Ever « Hulu Blog
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