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Y DOES CONAN WANNA DRIVE IN CIRCLES in a PARKING LOT?

 
 
Reply Mon 1 Jun, 2009 11:24 pm

Y DOES CONAN WANNA DRIVE IN CIRCLES in a PARKING LOT?

Is that symbolic of the creative cleverness
of his new show?

Maybe he coud hire some of Seinfeld 's writers.
Thay used to include humor in their jokes.

Conan might well be a decent fellow,
but I thaut (or thawt?) that comedians were supposed to be funny.
Maybe he is taking a liberal vu of humor.





David
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jun, 2009 11:41 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Dave, u needa watch mr Stewart on comedy central instead.

OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jun, 2009 11:44 pm
@Rockhead,
Rockhead wrote:

Dave, u needa watch mr Stewart on comedy central instead.



I don 't know him.
Is he funnier than Conan ?

than Seinfeld ?

His show was humorous.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jun, 2009 11:47 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
seinfeld is only funny in re-runs now.

conan was never funny, just on the air.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jun, 2009 11:52 pm
now Dave Letterman, he was flippin' funny.

(god bless larry bud melman)




did you go to sleep on me, dave...
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jun, 2009 11:59 pm
@Rockhead,
Rockhead wrote:

now Dave Letterman, he was flippin' funny.

(god bless larry bud melman)




Quote:
did you go to sleep on me, dave...

Not yet, but it sounds like a good idea.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jun, 2009 02:13 am

If u think about it, u c that:
here is a young fellow who is given a shot at Johnnie Carson 's spot.
This is a rare opportunity.

If I were a young entertainer in that position, I 'd CARE about it.
The Network did not just spring this on him last week.
He 's known about it for a WHILE.

He coud weed out the jokes n skits ruthlessly,
to get the very finest results for a few days, maybe a week
of good shows; look strong against Letterman.


If he 'd wanted to, he coud have used focus groups
to identify the most effective material to lay them in the iles,
rolling in throes of hysterical laffter. He coud have ripped out
every joke that did not leave them paralysed with hilarity
for a minimum of 7 minutes; time the laffs.
He coud have tried a succession of comedy writers and discriminate:
keep the best and leave the rest.
He need not write the jokes personally if he 'd rather not.
Only some reasonable degree of creative humor and PATIENCE of evaluation
were all that he 'd need to make him Supercomic for several nites.
He was free to apply several MONTHS of work, if he felt like it,
in preparation of the beginning of his career in this position.



We r left to surmise that this presentation (driving in circles in a parking lot)
is indicative of his degree of interest in professional success
and in doing a good job for the audience. Does he believe that success n failure r fungible?
It is as tho his mighty war cry to the audience is:
" follow ME, and I will lead u to the deepest essence of comedic mediocrity or submediocrity! "

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dadpad
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jun, 2009 02:41 am
I should say at the outset i have no idea who or what conan is (apart from a barbarian) and that we get letterman here in the wee hours (and he sucks real bad).

Notwithstanding the above....

Circle work is a great Australian tradition amongst rural young folk,
some fine examples of which can be seen at the annual Denni ute muster.



Personally i have some issues with the reb flag on an aussie ute... but each to his own.
Green Witch
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jun, 2009 03:40 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Quote:
Maybe he is taking a liberal vu of humor.


I can't think of any "conservative" comics, but they sure help all the other comics create great material. Seinfield was pure humor liberal humor - he was always questioning the standards and values of our society.

David, you really don't know who Jon Stewart is?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jun, 2009 04:30 am
@dadpad,
There is an American, alleged to be a comedian, by the name of Conan O'Brian, who proves beyond a doubt that David Letterman does not represent the lowest ebb of attempted humor on late night American television--for as incredible as that may seem.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jun, 2009 04:36 am
I guess I should tune in to see if he beats Chevvy Chase.
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jun, 2009 05:00 am
@edgarblythe,
For the life of me I could never figure out why all the hohaww about Conan. Hes lame, and his humor is lamer.

Letterman had his moments of fun (the velcro suit, dropping watermelons from a 747, Larry Bud Melman, watching Shaeffer go bald on the air).

OUTSIDE of that, 11PM is owned by John Stewart and then runs of "The Desert Speaks" on PBS.
Nick Ashley
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jun, 2009 10:48 am
Conan has always been my favorite late night talk show host. Of course, I never watch any of them, so this is just based on random clips and things on youtube.

The best thing to come out of Conan O'Brian by far is Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. And the best Triumph skit is this one:
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panzade
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jun, 2009 10:57 am
@farmerman,
agreed...he (Conan) always seemed to be nervous....like it was his first show...
Stewart is way better IMO
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jun, 2009 01:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - New "Tonight" show host Conan O'Brien got off to a roaring start in his first outing behind the desk vacated by Jay Leno last week after 17 years as America's favorite late night television chat show host.

Early viewing numbers show that O'Brien's debut on NBC's "The Tonight Show" on Monday got a 7.1 rating in the nation's biggest media markets -- trouncing rival David Letterman on CBS and bringing in the biggest Monday edition "Tonight" show audience for more than four years.

That 7.1 rating compares to about 4.0 rating for a typical "Tonight" show this year but is below the monster 8.8 rating that Leno scored when he bowed out on Friday.

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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jun, 2009 01:24 pm
I love Conan, he is quite funny - one of the only self-deprecating comedians on TV today.

Cycloptichorn
sozobe
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jun, 2009 02:32 pm
Early Letterman = funny.

Late Letterman = eh.

Early Conan = funny.

Late(r) Conan = haven't seen. (Last watched late-night TV circa 2000.)

I love Andy Richter.
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Gargamel
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jun, 2009 02:35 pm
If last night was your first time watching Conan, who has been on the air, I don't know, for over ten years, then your opinion can't really be taken seriously.

I didn't laugh that much last night. I think he was trying too hard. But Late Night, for a long time, was the funniest thing on television. The monologue has always been lame, but no lamer than Jay Leno's (for the record, Jay Leno was never funny; David Letterman stopped be funny, oh, fifteen years ago). However Conan's post-monologue bits are awesome--absurd, sometimes risky, sometimes lowbrow but never dumbed down for the audience.

Here is a best-of montage--all I could find; NBC has a tight grip on the good stuff--that doesn't really cover the subtler humor of his I enjoy.

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McGentrix
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jun, 2009 02:45 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
Cycloptichorn wrote:

I love Conan, he is quite funny - one of the only self-deprecating comedians on TV today.

Cycloptichorn


No, I am sorry but we, obviously, can not both enjoy Conan's humor. So, I will enjoy his humor on even days and you can enjoy it on odd days. This way there is no weird misunderstandings.
sozobe
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jun, 2009 02:47 pm
@McGentrix,
Hee..!
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