Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Comedian Review 12 : Andy Samberg (Lonely Island)

I have Lonely Island in brackets because while there are three of them, Andy Samberg is definitely the funniest of the three. They are best known for their SNL Digital Shorts which have had millions of hits on youtube. There most famous hits include I Just Had Sex, I'm On a Boat and Jizzed in My Pants however they have many other funny clips with stars such as Justin Timberlake, Rhianna and their newest song with Michael Bolton called Jack Sparrow. You either love or hate The Lonely Island and Andy. I love them, I think they are awesome! I bought their new CD on itunes entitled Turtleneck and Chain. It is very funny, it also includes some of their funniest videos. Check their website out: http://www.thelonelyisland.com/

Comedian Review 11 : Sarah Silverman

Minorities are funny, because they can make jokes that nobody else can. Sarah Silverman is jewish, therefore she makes jokes about jews. And Catholics. And well everybody! For me, Sarah is probably the funniest woman in the world however she is quite random and is definitely not to everyone's taste. She has her own TV show called The Sarah Silverman Program. She has appeared in shows such as Seinfeld and was in the movie Funny People. If you have time, youtube the song she sang "I'm Fucking Matt Damon" and the follow up video from her ex boyfriend (Jimmy Kimmel) "I'm Fucking Ben Affleck". It is incredibly funny and is a perfect example of her random yet hilarious humor. Check out her twitter, she tweets a lot and it is usually very funny: @SarahKSilverman 

Monday, 25 July 2011

Comedian Review 11 : Eddie Griffin

Eddie Griffin is one of the funniest comedians in the world. He is probably best known for playing the lead role in the movie Undercover Brother. He is ranked on Comedy Central's list of 100 Greatest Comedians of All Time. He may put some people off with his curse language but as he tells us in the attached youtube clip, if you want Bill Cosby, get Bill Cosby. In my opinion this guy is easily more funny then Chris Rock and is up there with guys like Dave Chappelle and Eddie Murphy. Check out the youtube clip as well as his website: http://www.eddiegriffin.com/ and on twitter: @EddieGriffinCom

Comedian Review 10 : Josh Thomas

Josh Thomas is surprisingly from Queensland in Australia. I say surprisingly as he has an accent which is more English than Queenslander. Josh is only 24 and is already one of the most well known comedians in Australia. He was the youngest winner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's RAW Comedy Award. Australian readers will have seen him on the hit TV show, Talkin' about your Generation. He is a very funny comedian and definitely an up and coming star of stand up comedy and the small screen. Check out Josh's website: http://www.joshthomas.com.au or on twitter which he uses regularly: http://twitter.com/#!/joshthomas87  

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Comedian Review 9 : Anh Do

My next comedy review is Anh Do. Anh is a Vietnamese Australian who came here when he was a young boy. He is an incredibly funny comedian and has starred in a movie that he wrote called Footy Legends. He has appeared many times on TV shows such as the NRL Footy Show, Fat Pizza and Thank God You're Here. I have seen him live once at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and found him hilarious. He talks a lot about fleeing Vietnam in his show, and also has written a book about it called The Happiest Refugee. Check out his website here: http://www.anhdo.com.au/ 

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Comedian Review 8 : Jeff Green

Jeff Green is a very funny English comedian who now lives in Australia. He has been at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for many years as has he been to other festivals all around the world. In 1994 he was nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award at the Edinburgh festival, which is one of the biggest comedy festivals in the world. His first book,The A-Z of Living Together went to no 5 in the Sunday Times best sellers list, staying in the top 10 for 5 weeks and selling 125,000 copies. Much of his material is on relationships and marriage. He is quite cynical but very funny! I have been to see him and it was a great show. Check out his myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/comedianjeffgreen

Friday, 22 July 2011

Comedian Review 7 ; Adam Hills

Adam Hills is one of the funniest, smartest and most underrated comedians in Australia. Australian audiences will know him most from his tv show spick and specks which was on Australia's ABC. Hills had been performing live comedy for over a decade before he made reference to his artificial leg on stage. Hills felt he could too easily have become a novelty act and that he didn't want to be known as the one-legged comedian ...he wanted to prove himself as a comic before talking about it. It is often said about Adam that if he was on commercial tv he would be a lot more popular and well known then he currently is however he seems to be a comedian of integrity and always has stayed with the ABC. He is a wonderfully funny comedian who I have never seen live but will definitely try get to at next years Melbourne International Comedy Festival.  Check him out on twitter: @adamhillscomedy or his website: http://adamhills.com