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I Don't Laugh at Stand-Up Comedians.

Except when I'm in Los Angeles! You see, when I usually see stand-up comedy on television, I kind of sit on the couch looking like my infant son had just been brutally murdered in front of my eyes and/or the effects of a Taco Bell dinner are beginning to set in. There's this egotistical yet also self-loathing miscreant spouting off into a microphone with no shame about how the rest of the human race is inferior to him and the audience members are laughing uncontrollably as if to say, "He says what the rest of us won't because we're not as cool as this guy!" For some reason, 99% of the time, I just can't stomach this kind of entertainment.

But this is all from the safe proximity of my home in Minnesota. When I took a weekend off to visit the land of egotistical self-loathing, I visited Hollywood's famous The Comedy Store. You might recognize the name of this venue from the short-lived TBS reality program Minding the Store, starring Pauly Shore. Then again, hopefully you don't. Apparently there was an episode that attempted to answer the age old question, "Can hot girls be funny?"

And so I walked into The Comedy Store, high from a nap on the Santa Monica beach and a delicious In-N-Out Burger, fully optimistic and ready to laugh. And so I did. I laughed a lot. Then I returned to my humble unsmogged Minnesotan home, looked for these comedians on YouTube, and got real sad inside.

I laughed? At this guy? Really? And all I was drinking was a cranberry juice? How did I not take a screwdriver to my neck? Well, he wasn't the best. No, let's look for the comedian I remember most fondly...

Better...I guess. Haha, "Big up stool! Respect stool!" Yeah, that's funny. Right? Is it? Why am I thinking so much? I think I might be not laughing simply because I'm thinking too much. Lord knows I didn't think much when I was in LA. Here, let's try this. I'm going to look up the comedian that caused me to stop laughing after my side hurting from laughing at five comedians in a row. Straight up made my face frozen with unfunniness. Maybe back here in MN, I'll think he's funny!

Oh. My. God. I need to take a shower now. Goodbye. Big up Blogulator! Respect!

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  1. Blogger DoktorPeace | 6:52 PM |  

    Are you the girl on the left at the -1:50 mark of the first video? Is anybody going to bother looking that up?

    I agree on not liking stand-up. Tracy Morgan visited Georgetown once, and he killed it for me. He tried to do some Eddie Murphy junk instead of just being weird. I guess that's what they all try to do, including me when I tried to write a standup act. Thankfully I got too stagefrought to ever perform and threw all my "what's the deal with roosters being cocks" jokes away.

    All that said, I'd totally see a comedian who just did bird jokes.

  2. Blogger qualler | 9:57 PM |  

    We waited over 1 1/2 weeks for your new post, and it's a glorified YouTube clip??? Disappointment!!!

  3. Blogger Brigitte | 12:22 PM |  

    i thought amy and i already answered that age-old question....decidedly, yes. hot girls can be HILARIOUS!

  4. Blogger chris | 12:01 AM |  

    whoaaaa there qualler. you're forgetting who saved your ass when you couldn't blog 1.5 weeks ago, aren't you?

    i'm sorry, having "teaching conferences" (aka days off) kinda made me want to go lax on the blogging this week and enjoy my time away from responsibilities...(points and laughs).

  5. Blogger DoktorPeace | 6:06 AM |  

    Explain to me this "responsibility" you speak of.

    Also, explain to me if Brigitte's leaving out Nicole in her "hilarious hot girls" response is gonna lead to a super sexy catfight. My tickets are in the Travelocity cart, awaiting an affirmative.

  6. Blogger Nicole | 12:21 AM |  

    I think that Brigitte was referring to the posts that she and Amy have made; I didn't mention any hilarious sluts in my post. We are obviously all hot, funny girls, but we don't have catfights, per se. But we do fight crime dressed as super sexy cat women...

  7. Blogger Nicole | 12:22 AM |  

    Oh, no...have I said too much?

  8. Blogger Nicole | 10:27 AM |  

    Sorry, "sluts" was mean. And I'm not that mean! And just because someone is hot doesn't mean they're a slut (although it's true about all the examples mentioned so far).

  9. Blogger qualler | 11:54 AM |  

    I don't know, Nicole, I think you meant sluts, you jerk. I am deeply offended.

    Kidding! I think this thread died this weekend.

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