These comedians demonstrate 3 different types of standup comedy. Which style do you like? For me, I do not even find Aziz funny. Just like Seinfield; I get tired of him very soon.
- Russell PetersVote A
- Dane CookVote B
- Aziz AnsariVote C
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I'm a huge fan of British standup comedians, such as: Dara Ó Briain, Jimmy Carr, Bill Bailey, Jack Dee, Tim Minchin (British-born Aussie), Sean Lock, Ricky Gervais, and Milton Jones. (I'd rate them in that order)
Of the yanks, I think Louis C. K. is head-and-shoulders above his country-mates. That being said, I have a soft spot for Bill Burr recently. Oh, and Greg Giraldo was an under-appreciated legend.
But of the above choices, I picked Russell. I like the kinds of stories he tells, where there are funny moments all through rather than just building to a big payoff at the end. I also like his relaxed energy; he puts you at ease while still proving to be quite engaging. I've been to a live show of his in Kingston, Ontario. Despite the big crowd (the venue was a small hockey stadium), it felt like an intimate affair, and the time flew by as the laughs came thick and fast.1