Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Crying Shame



The best comics are the ones whose humor is spun from their own pain -- who create laughter as a way of desperately trying to say "fuck you" to the most tortured places inside them.

This is why Dane Cook is painfully unfunny. It's also why he'll live to be 96 while a guy like Greg Giraldo dies of an overdose at the age of 44.

6 comments:

Megan said...

I'd never heard of Lisa Lampanelli before I watched this show. I can only assume that she's really talented, because all of the roasters took shots at her physical appearance, but nobody suggested that she sucks. I need to learn more about her.

Riles said...

Truly a great comedian, and from what I've heard, a nice guy as well. Although demons, no doubt.

Rest In Piece, Greg.

Chez said...

Lampanelli's the filthiest bitch on the planet. And I promise you she'd take that as a compliment.

LzyMom said...

Shit.

Sorry, that's all I can think of.

Alanna said...

I fucking love Lampinelli. Saw her at the Irvine Improv twice out in California. And it's a shame about Giraldo, he's was simply brilliant.

ZIRGAR said...

I've been out of the news loop a lot lately, so I didn't even know he had overdosed, but even so, his death is a shock. He's one of my favorite standups working today. His rants are beautiful works of art.