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Comedian: Dane Cook

Postby stewie on Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:02 pm

This guy's huge stadium movie was on HBO recently, and I watched the first half-hour or so.

What theeee fuck.

I didn't laugh once. I didn't even crack a smile.

How the fuck did this dipshit get famous?

Hasn't anyone noticed that he has no fucking punchlines?
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Postby Jodi S. on Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:12 pm

stewie wrote:How the fuck did this dipshit get famous?

I often wonder this as well.
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Postby BadComrade on Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:22 pm

I watched something of his too. Terrible. Literally did not laugh one time. I don't know what kind of people find him funny, but I'm guessing I don't know any of them. Is he the Dave Matthews of comedy or something?
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Postby clocker bob on Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:29 pm

Sucks. I think his entire audience must be drunken frat boys. He's not popular in the comedy world- it is said that he steals material ( apparently from other bad stand-ups ).

He poured a ton of his own money into promoting his web sites, and that gave him a leg up when it came to getting bookings from comedy clubs, because it manufactured demand. From there, it snowballed.

From a Salon critique:
His comedy is most notable for what it lacks: a critique of the political climate (Dennis Miller, George Carlin, Jon Stewart, Bill Maher), a commentary on our culture (Chris Rock, David Chappelle), a slightly tweaked perspective (Ray Romano, Steven Wright, Jerry Seinfeld), outrageously dirty material (Eddie Murphy, Andrew Dice Clay), or just a goofy, oddball routine (Howie Mandel). Although his delivery can be chafingly smug, Cook doesn't present himself as anything special. He likes video games and chicks and sports and other general-purpose guy stuff. He's not particularly baffled by the world, or all that perceptive, or all that self-aware. He's a little self-deprecating, a little bit cutesy and a little bit aggressive, but most important, he treats mundane experiences like they're huge revelations: Breakup sex is the best, right? Right! Sometimes you have to lie to get out of stuff you don't want to do. I know you've done it, too, bro!

But Cook's is the sort of non-threatening humor that appeals to people who, when watching Jon Stewart or Jerry Seinfeld, don't feel like they're in on the joke. With Cook, you're always in on the joke
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Postby skatingbasser on Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:57 pm

BadComrade wrote:I don't know what kind of people find him funny

http://youtube.com/watch?v=eLhOmx-mnHY

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Postby Eierdiebe on Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:05 am

i was gonna pretty much quote the whole thread thus far, but what would be the point of that?

cook is a dipshit. i saw his act a couple times on tv and it was both unelightening and unentertaining.

the DMB comparison is apt me thinks.
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Postby Marsupialized on Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:39 am

no clue as to why he's even considered a comedian, he just kinda talks about shit that's not amusing in an extremely non-amusing sort of way.
I see he does this in arenas full of people and they are all going nuts for it.
This baffles me, I try and figure out what it is exactly they are hootin' and hollerin' about but I can't. I really can't.
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Postby rocker654 on Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:42 am

Maybe my standards have been lowered because of the lack of talent and reliance on special effects comedians seem to deal with nowadays, but I found some of this guy's stuff to be pretty funny.

Can you recommend anyone better? I'm all ears....

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Postby mr.arrison on Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:48 am

I guy I work with had some of his skits and I listened to them. 90% of it was quite fucking dull, but I have to admit the skit about the Kool-Aid man was quite funny (sorry, the YouTube version is edited and has some gae assed animation- not the same version I heard). I see he's in some frat boy movie with Joosica Simpleton that got one star. Great.

1 good Skit out of ten: Crappleton.
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Postby lemur68 on Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:54 am

If he were on fire, I would smother him with Larry the Cable Guy.
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Postby AAAAAAAARGH on Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:59 am

rocker654 wrote:Can you recommend anyone better? I'm all ears....


How about Louis CK? He is hilarious, one of my favorite comics right now, and Dane Cook happened to steal three different bits from him word for word.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETu_fuRXuYQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpaCQKJpE9k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0IV_ZB9CDs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhHyy1dk4gw
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Postby Jodi S. on Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:26 am

Seconding the Louis CK rec.

I dunno if the YouTube links are to any of his short films, but they are great.

Plus, he gave us Pootie Tang, which is an acquired taste, but quite a funny one.
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Postby a. james on Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:26 am

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Postby skatingbasser on Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:31 am

AAAAAAAARGH wrote: Dane Cook happened to steal three different bits from him word for word.


Can we get some proof via Youtube?
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Postby AAAAAAAARGH on Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:35 am

skatingbasser wrote:
AAAAAAAARGH wrote: Dane Cook happened to steal three different bits from him word for word.


Can we get some proof via Youtube?


http://www.cringehumor.net/temp/danesteals.mp3

Three bits back to back. Practically indisputable. If you can't tell which is original and which is stolen, Dane Cook is the one who yells everything out with no sense of timing.
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Postby dansoderburg on Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:51 am

holy shit....where did that one positive vote come from?


christ...i'm glad it wasn't from laughing at least


was it from abs?

seriously, you can admit it...
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Postby dansoderburg on Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:52 am

also, louis deserves it...he's my favorite mexican mick of all time...:)
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Postby Schadenfreude on Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:57 am

Vaccuous.
That's not entirely true.
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Postby skatingbasser on Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:03 am

AAAAAAAARGH wrote:
skatingbasser wrote:
AAAAAAAARGH wrote: Dane Cook happened to steal three different bits from him word for word.


Can we get some proof via Youtube?


http://www.cringehumor.net/temp/danesteals.mp3

Three bits back to back. Practically indisputable. If you can't tell which is original and which is stolen, Dane Cook is the one who yells everything out with no sense of timing.


Oh man. I was a little skeptical after hearing the first clip because that's a pretty common bit. But there's no denying it.
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Postby stewie on Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:41 am

AAAAAAAARGH wrote:
skatingbasser wrote:
AAAAAAAARGH wrote: Dane Cook happened to steal three different bits from him word for word.


Can we get some proof via Youtube?


http://www.cringehumor.net/temp/danesteals.mp3

Three bits back to back. Practically indisputable. If you can't tell which is original and which is stolen, Dane Cook is the one who yells everything out with no sense of timing.


Holy spidooly. That is some blatant cocksucking ripoff behavior right there.

I'm amazed! Now he is even lower in my estimation! I did not think this possible!
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