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Started by Fambo Number Mive, January 09, 2022, 10:39:38 AM
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on January 09, 2022, 02:45:41 PMI know Henry Paker's written for McIntyre as well, which I was disappointed to hear as I liked him a lot when I saw him at the Fringe in 2009 and thought he might go far.
Quote from: Brundle-Fly on January 09, 2022, 01:27:51 PMPaul Merton also used to work with Jim Irwin a lot. It's quite often just to sprinkle fairy dust on stuff.
Quote from: Enzo on January 10, 2022, 01:58:45 AMYou should check out Three Bean Salad podcast. Paker is very good in it https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=90431.0
Quote from: Fambo Number Mive on January 09, 2022, 10:39:38 AMDo most stand-ups write their own material or does it vary from stand-up to stand-up?
Quote from: BeardFaceMan on January 09, 2022, 06:24:23 PMThere does seem to be this weird snobbery in standup where people who don't write their own stuff aren't considered the real deal, they're looked down on, there's a bit of a stigma there, I think.
Quote from: Thomas on January 10, 2022, 09:08:16 PMI think I subscribe to the snobbery you describe. I'd be disappointed to buy a picture from an artist I like, only to overhear later that somebody else does all the painting and he just puts his signature in the corner. I know it's not the same, but it's sort of the same (not the same).For me, part of the joy of a solo stand-up performance is thinking 'where do they get their crazy ideas' 'this smart cunt has a great mind'. Admiring how they manage to get a whole room laughing with their thoughts and observations. I'm always disappointed when I learn that somebody else - some unadvertised,1 invisible funnyperson behind the scenes - has actually conceived and fed them most of the content that they're winning a room with.Yes, you might give the performer points for delivery, as we might credit actors for bringing a screenplay to life - but a major organ of the actual comedy is entirely absent. For me.1 It might be this element that makes it rankle, where an apparently 'solo' comic is concerned. An open collaboration feels very different.
Quote from: BeardFaceMan on January 10, 2022, 10:04:20 PMI can see your point more when it comes to a point-of-view comedian, but if it's just a straight gag merchant like Time Vine, does it matter if he doesn't come up with every joke himself? He still has to win the room with his delivery and presence. When Steve Coogan does character stand up the stuff is always better when he has writers helping him. Not quite stand-up, but when Stephen Colbert does a monologue on the Late Show, does it matter that he has writers, or is it ok because they get a credit at the end of the show? I suppose it depends what you want from stand up, really, I'm able to enjoy a good performer as much as a good performer/writer.
Quote from: Wayman C. McCreery on January 10, 2022, 07:52:05 PMDoes Tony Law's wife still write all his shows?
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