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#31 TimPV3

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 05:41 AM

Mencia is garbage. He steals jokes from Ron White, not even really a Mexican, says crap that isnt funny and then blames it on people alledgedly not understanding the joke, etc. He just keeps saying the same shit over and over and over and acts like hes the first person to say any jokes about race.

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 05:55 AM

I gotta see this movie, but for only the fact that they do basically everything I've wanted to do in my Costco werehouse. Like that damned boss of mine, next time he decides I'm not good enough, get the forklift and dump his car in the top steel.
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#33 coltyhuxx

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 03:25 PM

Agree, I've loved Dane Cook for a while but recently all of his popularity has gotten him noticed by a bunch of dumbasses who kill his material faster than the whole "I'm Rick James, bitch" line. Its bound to happen when any entertainer becomes mainstream but God I hate those kinds of "fans".

Mencia is garbage. He steals jokes from Ron White, not even really a Mexican, says crap that isnt funny and then blames it on people alledgedly not understanding the joke, etc. He just keeps saying the same shit over and over and over and acts like hes the first person to say any jokes about race.


When I first saw his original comedy central special a few years back I thought he was pretty damn funny. Then I listened to more material and found it not to be all that funny and more often than not direct rehashes of his older material. I seriously saw him on about four different specials over a years period and it was almost the same act. He's got a huge head I guess for his recent fame over the past two years - if you've read any of his newsletters you'd probably pick up on this. He keeps alluding that he is akin to the spiritual successor to Steve Martin - which he is nowhere near in the realm of.

He also has this mildly patronizing tone that I can't stand - you know that whole thing when a rockstar comes out and says "oh thank you all so much for coming to see me. you make it all worth it... you guys are the best" and it just feels like some shallow self-adulation. some performers are good at disguising that and wearing some air of humbleness - dane is not.

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 03:47 PM

Dane Cook's okay, but like a lot of entertainers, the fervor his fans have for him just fucking *ruins* everything about the guy.

There are legions of better comedians out there, and there are comedians whose material output is far greater than Cook's. His first CC special is at least 6 years old, and he just managed to put out another album last year. That's either (1) laziness, (2) a lakc of creativity, or (3) a willingness to rest on one's laurels except to cash the paychecks. None of those I have any respect for. So many comedians have far more prolific bodies of work, including George Carlin (who's had three feet in the grave for well over a decade), Robin Williams, Bill Hicks, and plenty of others.

Cook, on the other hand, has the same approximate amount of metrial as Mitch Hedburg, and that fucker's been dead for two years!

He was, it seemed anyway, heavily featured in promotions for the movie "Waiting," yet he was hardly in the movie at all. Fine by me, as George Lopez (?) was the best character in the whole movie, other than the dishwasher.

This movie looks funny. I'll be damned if I pay $9 in the theater or $20 for a dvd of this, however.
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Posted 02 August 2006 - 04:10 PM

My thoughts, in list form:

- the "How dare you, this is an '81..." part is hilarious

- on a personal level, how can I not like it? I've worked at Sam's Club before. Movies like this you have to see if you work in retail, because it gives you hope that something kick ass can happen while you're working. (OK, that's really naive and asinine to think that real life would reflect a movie, but still.)

- Dane Cook is OK -- funny guy indeed. However, just like everything else, he's "the" hot thing right now and you gotta put with everyone kissing his ass constantly.
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#36 WinnieThePujols

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 04:11 PM

Dane Cook's okay, but like a lot of entertainers, the fervor his fans have for him just fucking *ruins* everything about the guy.


After posting I read this and it summarized my thoughts on Cook exactly.
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Posted 02 August 2006 - 04:46 PM

I never heard of Dane Cook until I started watching Tourgasm - it was pretty good but I think he was the third funniest guy (out of 4) on the show. To be fair though they didn't show a lot of his material... probably saving it for the September 4th HBO special.

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 05:55 PM

Yeah, definitely. Gary Gulman and even Robert Kelly are funnier than Dane Cook. The only thing funny about Jay Davis is his Clay Aiken hairdo.

I never heard of Dane Cook until I started watching Tourgasm - it was pretty good but I think he was the third funniest guy (out of 4) on the show. To be fair though they didn't show a lot of his material... probably saving it for the September 4th HBO special.


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Posted 02 August 2006 - 05:56 PM

Very little of his act involves screaming, so I'm wondering how much of it you've seen.




I've heard audio of his standups. I remember a joke involving a guy getting hit by a car that involved a lot of screaming, a joke yelled about shitting in some coats, and some yelling about his job at Burger King. Just not my kind of thing.
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#40 jPoD

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 07:24 PM

I've heard audio of his standups. I remember a joke involving a guy getting hit by a car that involved a lot of screaming, a joke yelled about shitting in some coats, and some yelling about his job at Burger King. Just not my kind of thing.


He does a 'little' yelling in the car one, doesnt really yell at all during the coats part.

This movie looks really funny. Best part was at the end when Dax said "well I guess I get a little anal" lol.
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#41 senorwoohoo

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 07:45 PM

Cook's ridiculous fans just really ruin all of it. When he came to URI three years ago, barely anyone knew him and it was amazingly funny. This past spring, everyone was yelling out the punchlines and shit and I wanted to shoot myself.

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 08:38 PM

He was, it seemed anyway, heavily featured in promotions for the movie "Waiting," yet he was hardly in the movie at all. Fine by me, as George Lopez (?) was the best character in the whole movie, other than the dishwasher.


You mean Luis Guzman because George Lopez was no where to be seen in the movie.

As far as the movie goes, I like Dane Cook but this movie doesn't look like it's going to be funny enough.

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 09:08 PM

You mean Luis Guzman because George Lopez was no where to be seen in the movie.


Holy Crap. Realizing who George Lopez is (i.e., not funny), I realize my folly. Luis Guzman is fucking fantastic in that movie. I worked with dozens of him in my life.
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Posted 02 August 2006 - 10:04 PM

Aw dude! Dane Cook, yeah man! Lets get together and watch his stuff then play some bags and listen to Dave Matthews!

He tries too hard to get his jokes over and appeals way too much the frat boy lifestyle.

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 10:08 PM

He was, it seemed anyway, heavily featured in promotions for the movie "Waiting," yet he was hardly in the movie at all. Fine by me, as George Lopez (?) was the best character in the whole movie, other than the dishwasher.

This movie looks funny. I'll be damned if I pay $9 in the theater or $20 for a dvd of this, however.



Dane Cook wasnt in the movie Waiting, that was Ryan Reynolds. Thats the guy I said could easily do a better job than him for whatever part Cook got.
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#46 DJ K8E

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 10:12 PM

Dane Cook wasnt in the movie Waiting, that was Ryan Reynolds. Thats the guy I said could easily do a better job than him for whatever part Cook got.



Dane was in it too, he was in the kitchen. I think he had tats too.

Yep... http://imdb.com/name/nm0176981/

Wait, he's in Transformers? What is Dane Cook going to do in Transformers? I knew they would ruin it.

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 10:13 PM

Dane Cook wasnt in the movie Waiting, that was Ryan Reynolds. Thats the guy I said could easily do a better job than him for whatever part Cook got.


Ryan Reynolds was one of the starring roles in the fucking thing; I said that Cook was heavily promoted, but only a bit role in the actual movie. He was one of the line cooks.
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Posted 02 August 2006 - 10:24 PM

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 10:27 PM

Well, y'know, if Cook was as amazing as frat boys' boners would lead you to think he is, you would have remembered his performance.

As it stands, well, not remembering he was in the fucking thing reifies that he's vanilla fucking ice cream.
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#50 DJ K8E

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 01:48 AM

I don't get all the Dane hating (actually I do, he got popular, so therefore sucks according to anyone who wishes to remain cool), I still like Dane, he's a good guy, and a pretty good comedian. I even enjoy Carlos Mencia from time to time, not a lot, but I can watch 5 minutes or so of his show before I change the channel. Of course there aren't any comedians I don't particularly enjoy, I just love comedy in all it's styles... I live to laugh.

Well, I take it back there's been a couple upstarts I've seen on Comedy Central specials that didn't do it for me, but that's a rarity.

But yeah, this movie looks pretty good, the question is though, will it better than this...

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Probably not.

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 03:34 AM

Awesome, harland williams rules.

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#52 jPoD

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 04:52 AM

I saw him perform at the Improv. He is a VERY funny comedian.
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