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December 17, 2016 7:27 PM   Subscribe

Comedy clubs name their top moments from 2016.
posted by anothermug (15 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
So, I guess I don't understand this. It seems to be just managers/agents namedropping a bunch of comedians?
posted by lkc at 7:41 PM on December 17, 2016 [6 favorites]


Yeah, that read like a bunch of people trying unsuccessfully to explain why an inside joke is funny.
posted by coppermoss at 7:43 PM on December 17, 2016


Reading about comedy sets is like dancing about architecture.
posted by hippybear at 8:05 PM on December 17, 2016 [6 favorites]


Baryshnikov really nailed that corbel. I'd give him a 10.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:11 PM on December 17, 2016 [3 favorites]


I was expecting some funny stories. It was name dropping. Disappoint.
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:19 PM on December 17, 2016 [2 favorites]


There are a lot of famous buildings that are essentially architecture about dancing.
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:21 PM on December 17, 2016 [4 favorites]


No kidding. When I was in LA recently we did the self-guided walking tour of the Disney Concert Hall building, and if that isn't architecture about dancing (even though it's pretty strictly an orchestral hall), then nothing else is. /derail
posted by hippybear at 8:26 PM on December 17, 2016


If you guys really want to continue this line of investigation, I'm going to need you to submit a youtube video of the interpretive dance routine enumerating your argument.
posted by I-Write-Essays at 8:33 PM on December 17, 2016


A co-worker (or cow-orker) who got a bunch of passes to a then-new comedy club with a well-connected owner near my office 30 years ago resulted in all my great comedy club memories, including the time Robin Wiliams pointed out my sweater in the audience with an obscure sports reference.
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:33 PM on December 17, 2016 [2 favorites]


Jesse Eisenberg moved to Bloomington? No shit?
posted by Thorzdad at 5:13 AM on December 18, 2016


Agreeing with various comments here (name-dropping, Barishnikov, dancing about architecture). Without videos of the performance, this is worthless.
posted by allelopath at 7:03 AM on December 18, 2016


On a different meta take on this: there are still no noteworthy comedy clubs in Boston that are not affiliated with some institution of higher learning.
posted by Nanukthedog at 8:57 AM on December 18, 2016 [2 favorites]


Video, or it didn't happen.
posted by Bee'sWing at 9:59 AM on December 18, 2016


The Stand Comedy Club did include a link to a quite brutal roast battle between two apparently close friends.
posted by Megafly at 1:40 PM on December 18, 2016


if that isn't architecture about dancing...then nothing else is

Nothing else!? If we're talking in comedy terms here, I don't think there is anything more on the nose for "architecture about dancing" than another one of Gehry's buildings that he called "Fred and Ginger," or The Dancing House.


If you guys really want to continue this line of investigation, I'm going to need you to submit a youtube video of the interpretive dance routine enumerating your argument.

Here is a youtube video of some literal dancing about architecture by architect Steven Holl & choreographer Jessica Lang.


But if you want the top moment in architectural comedy by Frank Gehry, it would be combining ARCHITECTURE + DANCE + GIANT FISH (and more fish).
posted by This_Will_Be_Good at 12:15 AM on December 19, 2016


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