A legendary discussion about what's so funny about being funny.
What does it mean to be a successful comedian? How far can the boundaries of taste be pushed to get a laugh? Four top comics, Ricky Gervais, Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock, discuss and debate their craft.
This 50 minute HBO special, which features four famous funnymen discussing stand-up comedy, reminded me a bit of the Werner Herzog documentary, Grizzly Man.
Friendly banter bounces back and forth between Jerry Seinfeld, Ricky Gervais, Chris Rock and Louis C.K., as they compare notes on such topics as their first stand-up experiences, longevity, and the ethics behind joke telling. It's light, with the emphasis kept on entertaining each other, but sift through it and there are moments of insight for those interested in the thought processes that go into a stand-up set.
Of course, Ricky Gervais has to shriek over everything. Clearly the odd one out, clearly the one who is not a natural stand-up (nor anywhere near the level…
Interesting discussion among talented comedians about the style and limits of comedy. Worth seeing if you like Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Louis CK or Ricky Gervais.
Now I've got "sittin' on the dock of the bay" stuck in my head again. Not that I'm complaining or anything, and I'll gladly whistle this tune all weekend. Thankfully, this stands out more than Gervais' annoying laugh. Yikes.
I wish it was more discussion about different bits and more comedy, but otherwise pretty interesting as the 4 great comedians discuss how they go about their work and why they love doing it. I'd love to see the unedited version of this HBO special as you can really tell throughout all the different cuts & edits. Exactly as stated in the title - 4 comedians talking 'funny'.
"Siiitin on a cock 'cause I'm gaaaaaay"
The world of comedy talk has its champion – the WTF podcast – and I recommend it highly for those interested in ins and outs of a professional comedy circuit.
Talking funny, a 50-minute HBO documentary, while not bad, commits a common blunder in assuming just putting cool people together in a room and turning on the mics will automatically result in greatness. But great panels are actually much harder to arrange than one’d think (I am looking at you, SXSW Interactive) and what seems to be missing here is some sort of a framework, a catalyst, and an attenuator all at once – for WTF podcast it is its insecure host, Marc Maron.
The comedians are clearly having fun,…
Great and insightful. Amazing to see three of my favorite comedians (and Jerry Seinfeld) discuss comedy as a whole for an hour, all while taking the piss out of each other of course. I would love to see them do this again and add more to the conversation. Hell, maybe bring a few other comedians into the discussion.
Comedians On Chairs Making Funnies
Tényleg azok az igazán jó poénok, amikről először nem tudjuk, hogy azok ("disguised jokes"), csak a végén derül ki, hogy az egész történet egy poénra épült. És ha ezt a humorista tényleg úgy tudja átadni, hogy csak a végén jössz rá erre, akkor ott az igazi tehetség.
Ricky Gervais röhögésén mindig sírok, bár lehet itt most kicsit sok volt, de valahogy annyira vicces ahogy nevet... :D Itt most nem annyira érződött, hogy milyen jó stand-upos ő is, inkább bizonyítani akart, hogy 'én is tudok ám'.
Chris Rock többet beszélhetett volna, legalábbis hagyhatták volna őt is szóhoz jutni többször. A testbeszédéből is lejött, hogy néha kellemetlenül érintette az, hogy simán beleszólnak a mondandója közepén... ez kicsit zavart. De nem baj, majd Oscaron hallgathatjuk! :D
Összességében egy jópofa, vicces kis műsor volt, amiben megvitatják azt, hogy mitől is lehet az ember jó humorista, megosztva egymással főbb élményeiket.
I could watch five hours of this shit. Great stuff.
Four amazing comedian entertain to the max.
"And guess what? They're not thrilled with it..." *Seinfeld bassline*
louis ck is a genious
ONLY IF THIS WAS A LONGER FILM!! ARRRG!
These have to be in fact be the top 4 comedian icons of our generation, they all have a great rep-our and are constantly bouncing ideas or aspects of their stand-up career's off each other. Just the conversations/discussions taking place here, alone, make this special so god damn good. I've said it time and time again, but.....Ricky Gervais has the best laugh and is coming even closer to my number one comedian slot. And the slight friction between him and Jerry is fantastic, I love the actual conceptual, higher level thinking and ideas tossed back and forth throughout the run time. It's not simple riffing between people with the same career, but…
There's very little I like more than funny people talking about nothing.
I can watch or listen to Jerry Seinfeld talk about virtually any topic for any amount of time. Chris Rock, too. Ricky Gervais has a great laugh which is his main contribution here, and Louis CK contributes a great story about an Otis Redding song which was actually the most memorable bit.