|Bernie Mac (1957 - 2008)
||[Aug. 9th, 2008|03:30 pm]
"When you're listening to one of our conversations you might hear the word MOTHER FUCKER about 32 times. Don't be afraid of the word MOTHER FUCKER... Imma break it down to ya... If you're out there this afternoon and you see like 3 or 4 brothers talkin', you might hear a conversation and it goes like this: You seen that MOTHER FUCKIN' Bobby? That MOTHER FUCKER owes me $35 MOTHER FUCKEN dollars! He told me he gone pay my MOTHER FUCKEN money last MOTHER FUCKEN week. I aint seen this MOTHER FUCKER yet. I called the MOTHER FUCKER fo' MOTHER FUCKEN times... but the MOTHER FUCKER wont call me back. I called his MOTHER FUCKEN momma the other MOTHER FUCKEN day... she gonna play like the MOTHER FUCKER wasn't there. I started to cuss her MOTHER FUCKEN ass out, but I don't want no MOTHER FUCKEN trouble. But I'll tell ya one MOTHER FUCKEN thang... the next time I see this MOTHER FUCKER... and he don't have my MOTHER FUCKEN money... I'm gonna bust - his - MOTHER FUCKEN head! And I'm OUT this MOTHA FUCKA!" - Bernie Mac, The Original Kings of Comedy
Bernie died from a combination of pneumonia and sarcoidosis, a immune system disorder. He was 50 years old. Rest in peace, Bernie. You were a good guy.
I know there's more than a few that may be asking, "how come this didn't happen to Mencia?"
My response would be, "someone has to inspire new comics to do better!"
There's plenty of good new comics. Mencia isn't one of them. He's probably the most unfunny person on TV with his own show. And that's including Jimmy Kimmel.
Talk show - tough gig, they have to do that shit every weekday, every week, every month, every year longer than the usual comedian. Jimmy Kimmel, I don't mind, he nails some shit every once in a while. I mean, he doesn't get under my skin, and he has decent shit sometimes like "Fucking Matt Damon" / "Fucking Ben Affleck" stuff from earlier this year. Ditto David Letterman and Conan O'Brien.
I was watching every once in a while the "Last Comic Standing" on NBC, which happened to fall earlier than "Fear Itself," which is a really hit-or-miss anthology series. The comic I liked was Iliza Shlesinger. I think she ended up as the winner of that show.
I don't know. Conan O'brien does the same shit as Kimmel and he never fails to make me laugh. That man is as silly as they come. Leno is stupid. Even when his writers give him good jokes, he fails to deliver them properly. David Letterman is kind of funny, but he's too much of a prick for me to ever bother watching his show. Stephen Colbert is lights out funny on his show. And Jon Stuart does a good job as well. Then there's Carson Daly who I haven't exactly watched enough to have a fair opinion of, but regardless of how funny he is, his show blows.
My favorite comedians are probably Steven Wright, Demetri Martin, Dave Chappelle, Mitch Hedberg, and Daniel Tosh. I'm sure I'm forgetting a few, but you get the idea.
2008-08-09 09:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Other comedians.
Political jokes I don't find extremely humorous, but I enjoy Lewis Black more than Colbert. The whole politi-joke bit, if centered on elected officials, tends to turn me off. Those officials are fucking with our lives, and I don't find their mistakes funny in the slightest.
Take my city's mayor, for example. I fucking hate that guy. A joke wouldn't make it better. I guess I'm too srs bsnss about life in that sense, maybe. I might have to work on that.
Wright is the fucking pwnz. Chappelle was great. Yeah.