For a while now, I have been obsessed with stand up comedy, as I see it as the last stand of truley free speech. Wizards like Oswalt, Black, Geraldo, Burr…they all get the job done so well.
But after the top tier guys it seems like there is nothing but a vast wasteland of hangers on and niche comedians. I am looking for a comedy album that is supported by people who seem to know what comedy is all about. None of this Carlos Mencia bullshit, fuck Larry the Cable Douche, and Doug Benson and that whole class of second tier, un-original hacks.
And if anyone knows of any good albums on i-tunes, I would appreciate the heads up. I have scowered it for a while and picked it clean of what I found to be entertaining. Even got stuck with a few shit cans.
I don’t mean to come off as bitter, but it just seems that the world of stand up comedy is routed through a cable network channel (that shall remain nameless) that is starting to strangle the field.
Just looking for a little grass-roots love.