Comedy recommendations


i was searching for some comedy recommendations but couldn’t find anything here on lines… maybe they’re buried somewhere in other threads…
please recommend your best comedians / comedy shows / etc here :slight_smile: <-- i’m already laughing in anticipation, you see


Currently i am watching the following:

  • Monty python
  • Portlandia
  • Tim & Eric
  • Key & Peele
  • Gato Fedorento (PT, not shure if a version with subtitles is available)
  • Robot Chicken


Andy Kaufman!

This appearance on Letterman with his parents is really sweet:

Uncle Andy’s funhouse is wonderful, there are some bits and bobs from it on youtube:

And of course the special:


stand-up specials:

  • Tig Notaro: Live
  • Neal Brennan: 3 Mikes
  • Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic
  • Eddie Izzard: Glorious

People and their whole body of work:

  • Patrice O’Neal
  • Bill Burr

TV shows:

  • Lady Dynamite (Maria Bamford)
  • Tim and Eric - there’s nothing else like it…except for maybe their other show
  • Tom Goes to the Mayor, but it’s not quite the same. Both are exceptional.


Generally disinterested in standup, but Daniel Sloss’ “Dark” was :ok_hand:t3:


Father Ted is the greatest comedy show of all time for me.


100x this. One of my favorite shows ever.


The Informant! is streaming on Netflix (US) at the moment. It’s got some beautifully stupid, internal monologging going on (Matt Damon’s character)


Nanette - Hannah Gadsby.

Hands down one of the best stand up sets I have ever seen. Incredibly moving, thought provoking and powerful.


“Every time you point it looks like a penis” :rofl:


Two of my favourites:

  • Arrested Development
  • The Thick Of It


Pretty much any of Eddie Izzard’s stand-up.

The IT Crowd.


Stand-up: huge fan of Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Bill Hicks, I also dig Steven Wright and Mitch Hedberg. After watching the Garry Shandling documentary, I feel like I should revisit his work.

Sitcoms: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Underrated British comedy: Toast of London, Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place


Oh, i forgot the IT crowd and Dark Place


[quote="sellanraa, post:13, topic:16724]Gareth Marenghi’s Dark Place

Darkplace is great indeed. And fun fact of the day : Josh from Malekko created a company a few years ago that manufactures modules for a number of modular synths companies and named it Darkplace Manufacturing because of that series :smile:.


That catchphase and “we can pickle that” were spot on


Agreed on Patrice, Burr, and Chappelle. Doug Stanhope is another favorite that’s a little more outside of the mainstream than a lot of these recommendations.


Also Joe Rogan’s “Strange Times” was surprisingly strong from start to finish.


Never wanted to dirty the podcast thread with a Cumtown recommendation, but it’s the funniest, so there you go.


I also rarely see “black books” mentionned anywhere but I remember finding it hilarious at the time.