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Where Have All The Good Ones Gone?

They really don’t make comedians like they used to!  I remember when Def Comedy Jam first premiered on HBO.  I used to tape episodes and watch them over and over again.  If you saw the Wednesday Wind-Up yesterday…..you know I’m a fan.  In honor of Bernie Mac (R.I.P.), and all those fabulous jokes that made me laugh until I cried…I’ve decided to make this weeks blog about our favorite stand up routines of all time!

I never saw Redd Foxx live, and I remember seeing bits and pieces of Richard Pryor Live on The Sunset Strip.  For me, the first stand up routine involved a dude in a leather suit.

I like to laugh, so the Def Comedy Jam phenomenon was right up my alley.  A lot of the guys from those first couple of seasons went on to have great careers.  A few slipped back into obscurity and a few became stars. As far as hosts go, Martin Lawrence was the best.  DL Hughley is alright, but often times I don’t crack a smile during his routines.  Now Marty-Mar on the other hand….YOU GO BOY!!!

I had never heard of Bernie Mac until I saw him on Def Jam, but I am a fan for life!  I know why he went last on the Kings of Comedy….I certainly wouldn’t have wanted to follow this:

Chris Rock was not one of the “Kings”, but IMO, he should have been.  He is definitely my favorite comedian of all time (BTW, Bernie Mac is my second favorite)!

Being able to make fun of the people in the audience is cool, but I like social commentary (as evidenced by the fact that I write a blog…. ) I think part of Chris’s appeal is he really says the stuff I’m thinking in the back of my mind:

And Michael Jackson…..who told him??????

Now, if you’ve ever been to a Philly Geek, Freaknik or Belmar you can probably relate to this:

I hope these little video’s have made your week!  It’s almost Friday, and if this was 1993 we’d be getting ready for a new episode of Def Jam anyway….so lets keep the comedy ball rolling.  What is everyone’s favorite stand up routine of all time……GO!



Here’s one more for the road…..


August 13, 2008 - Posted by | Laughter, Old School


  1. I’ve always thought that a good live album is one that makes me want to go out and see them. Blog Hosts

    Comment by Blog Hosts | August 14, 2008

  2. R.I.P Bernie Mac! I needed that! Where is the real Eddie gone? Come back!

    Comment by Venom | August 14, 2008

  3. Oh Yeah and Chris Rock is the George Carlin for Black People…a little Dennis Miller too!!!!

    Comment by Venom | August 14, 2008

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