Friday, March 30, 2007

F*cking Funny Friday

For today’s “It’s Friday” I am going to change the pace just a bit. Work today is going exactly the same as it has for the last few Fridays so it would be redundant to recap the day’s events thus far. All you have to do is look at last week’s edition and you will have today in a nutshell. Instead we are going to discuss comedy today.

There is a contest today on Sirius’ uncensored comedy station between Mitch Hedberg and Lewis Black as part of their “Funny Four.” I love both comedians and really had a hard time choosing between the two, but I must go for Mitch Hedberg.

“Who is Mitch Hedberg?”

That is one reason he is getting my vote. He died a few years back. There are only two albums of his work available, but the man was pure original genius. So is Lewis Black, but Black is a political comedian. It is not all that hard to make fun of stupid people doing stupid things. Mitch found jokes where no one looked before.

“An escalator can never break, it can only become stairs.”

“I went to the store to buy a candle holder, but they were sold out so I bought a cake instead.”

“I got a business card, 'cause I want to win some lunches. That's what my business card says: "Mitch Hedberg, potential lunch winner." Call me some time, maybe we'll have lunch... If I'm lucky!"”

“It's like X didn't have enough to do so they had to promise it more. "Okay, you won't start a lot of words, but you will have a co-starring role in Tic-Tac-Toe. And you will be equated with hugs and kisses. And you will mark the spot. And you will make writing 'Christmas' easier.”

The man died way before his time. Lewis Black is great, but people will learn of him as he tours. Mitch is gone and every person who does not know who he is will never EVER live a full life.

Who makes you laugh? What style of comedy is your favorite?


Serena Joy said...

I'm not familiar with either one, but Mitch's jokes that you showcased are pretty funny.

Glad you had no problems on this Friday. Sometimes, business as usual is a very good thing.

Kanrei said...

I am sure you have seen Lewis Black before. He is that guy from the Daily Show who yelled all the time. He is the master of finding all those stupid things they (whoever they may be) do and shows how pointless some things are.

Mitch was basically the stoner Steven Wright. He only has two cds so you cannot lose. Buy one. Trust me.

Serena Joy said...

I will, then. Steven Wright cracks me up, so now I have to see about Mitch. Now that you prompt my memory, I do know who Lewis Black is.

littlebirdblue said...

I don't need another step between ME and TOAST...

On David Letterman

Variant E said...

Thanks for the tip on that. I love that kind of comedy. Steven Wright is hillarious. I'll check out Mitch for sure.

Kanrei said...

I had heard about his Letterman appearance forever, but never saw it. They say he won most of his fans that night through his nervously shaking mike over his jokes. Everyone felt bad for him. Watching it I can see he was so nervous.

I am so happy you guys are finding him. I love turning people on to things I love. I hope he meets my buildup.

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Serena Joy said...

Is it still Friday? I thought it was April Fool's Day but maybe it's Groundhog Day instead.:)