May 24, 2017
Bill Hicks, Revelations
Photo of Bill Hicks Taken without Courtesy from the Funny or Die website
The Texas rebel talks about overpopulation, The Kennedy assassination, and Goat Boy, the Randy Trickster God Pan. He also proclaims that psychedelic mushrooms help speed up our evolution before reminding us that “not all drugs are good, some are really great, you just have to know how to navigate your way around them”. Revelations then demonstrate the decline of popular music with teen idols like Marky Mark acquiring fame through sexual favors with the devil.
The jokes in Revelations remain fresh even today, with quick jabs at the L.A. Riots, a reminder of how these still remain among our common fears. However, Bill Hick’s esoteric wisdom stems well before Revelations, sprinkled between moments of cynicism and satire, throughout all of his Comedy Specials. What sets Revelations apart is Hick’s influential “life is just a ride” that makes Revelations a great introduction in the mind of this comic genius.
I don’t mean to sound cold, harsh and vicious. I just am, so that’s the way it comes out”.
Bill Hicks, Revelations
Andrew O’Neil, Alternative
Warning: Andrew O’Neil is a dude. Photo was taken from greenman.net.
Self Proclaimed Occultist and Stand Up Comedian from England. O’Neil is famous for his rants about Heavy Metal, Aliester Crowley and what it means to be a Transvestite Vegetarian. His only known Stand Up Special, Alternative, which can be found where else but on Youtube.
Alternative has several great Heavy Metal stylized sets that include a tribute to Metallica and wooing the fragile heart of a young female audience member to the deep rich guttural vocals of Cannibal Corpses Death Metal classic Hammer Smash Face.
Anthony Jeslinick, Thoughts and Prayers
Photo taken from the Federalist taken from a screen shot on Netflix. That makes OVP the Robin Hood of Online Photo’s.
Jeslinick doesn’t tap into Occult themes like some of his other peers. However, every joke contains a dark twist that leaves you gasping in shock or screaming in laughter. The taboo subjects this funny man lampoons makes him an underground legend. Thoughts and Prayers contains a plethora of jokes involving Death, and Children. I will spare you the details.
“My neighbors have a eighteen year old daughter whose gorgeous. They have the most beautiful eighteen year old daughter I have ever seen. The only issue is she has this butterfly tatooed on her chest. She has this big butterfly right here in the center of her chest. I mean, doesn’t she know how stupid that’s going to look some day stretched out over my lightshade?”
Jake’s photo taken from a professional photo theif off of Comedy Central.
Jake Johannsen talks about normal life from a not so normal point of view. A running bit throughout the one-hour comedy special, if you didn’t already know, from the title of the comedy special, is about Jake’s fear of alien overlords revealing themselves to Johannsen by pulling their face off. He also refers to his broken phone as a ‘Devil Phone’. The next bit is about talking to a woman from the airline, but he’s not sure if it’s a woman, a man, or a hermaphrodite. Jake Johannsen slips in the strange into the otherwise mundane humdrum of everyday existence.
Joe Rogan, Triggered
Taken from Gettysimage. And like what Joe Rogan tells me in my dreams, like this captian, I too am missing a couple of links.
Joe Rogan talks about conspiracy theories. He mentions the 1%. Not the rich 1%. The 1% that’s really stupid. Joe Rogan also does a bit about cults, describing the differences between Scientology and Mormonism. He ends Demonic Kardashians brainwashing Bruce in his sleep. Great silly comedy.
Like Bill Hicks, Joe Rogan sprinkles every Stand-Up Special with some metaphysical language and is known to slip in a religious observation or two. Triggered is no different yet remains fresh with Rogan’s wit and persona.
If you like Joe Rogan’s wisdom and wit than check out his popular Joe Rogan Experience. A great episode is the one featuring Alex Jones, the infamous Illuminati Muckracker, and long time friend of Joe Rogan’s. Great show and great standup by one of the most respected comedians today.
Chris Porter, Ugly and Angry
If this is what Christ Porter looks like on stage. I wouldn’t want to see him when he’s Angry, or like in comedian Steven Lees case, like to see him when he’s Ang Lee. Photo from Netflix.
Chris Porter doesn’t get heavy in the Metaphysical language like Rogan, Hicks, and others in his field. However, Chris Porter brings a comedy persona of a madman on the verge of rupturing his brain into an aneurysm. His controversial subjects include the beloved parody on overpopulation, and of course, several hilarious jokes about stupid people.
“We have a lot of stupidity in this world. We have so much Stupidity, it’s got its own markeeting demograph”.
-Chris Porter, Ugly and Angry
Steven Lee, Stand-Up Comedian
This Huffington Post photo rip off of Stewart Lee was an inside job thanks to a beloved Wiki Leaks opperative working from home office in his mothers basement.
Steven Lee begins this Scottish Special with a bit about farting in a bar during the 9/11 attacks, and how Tony Blairs’ use of term Crusade has had lead to political tension halted with the Comedians heroic farts. The special then goes on to describe William Wallace Brave Heart as a Pedophile and Homosexual, and the atrocities of the Princess Dianna Memorial Fountain. Lee’s style fuses local politics, obscure references to Britsh Pop Culture, and controversial subject matter to produce one of the best Comedy acts in recent times.
Bill Burr, Walk Your Way Out
Photo of Bill Burr taken concertfix.com. Shoot up some speedballs and some good stand up- illegal drugs sold seperately.
This Netflix stand-Up Special feature jokes about the New World Order including a long bit on population control and a taboo rant on Hitler’s stats compared to Stalin’s in the Hall of Fame of evil. Burr begins with a bit on the presidential election. He makes this startling prediction:
“Do they really think they’ll get around to building the wall? It took fifteen years to build the Freedom tower and we wanted that thing. Half the people don’t even want the wall. I’m tellng yeah. In fifteen years, things be so fucked up in this country, we’ll be the ones going over it”
Dave Chapelle, Deep in the Heart of Texas
Dave Chapelle’s photograph taken from Netflix. Sorry for the lack of wit in this photo captian.
Dave Chapelle is an occult comedy figure after his dramatic middle finger to America during season Three of Chapelle’s Show that took him back to his African roots. People thought he was nuts like Martin Lawrence or just plain crazy like Kat Williams. Nope, this Islam living truth seeker is just one normal guy with a knack for professional hilarity.
The Double Chapelle Stand Up Feature includes Deep in the Heart of Texas, an hour of Chapelle at his best. Controversial subjects on this tour de force include meeting OJ Simpson on four separate occasions, and Bill Cosby as a Rapist who saves more than he rapes.
George Carlin, We Are All Diseased
Several individuals died during the illegal pirating of this photograph. Taken from Scraps from the Loft with Malice.
What I would consider Carlin’s most controversial work that attacks religion, government, and corporations. George Carlin’s unnerving Comedy bits come off more as Satirical Essays than they do jokes. The vein of Carlin’s special seems to follow more in the stylings of Lenny Bruce and Bill Hicks. However, Carlin brings his own flavor that remains one of the best Stand-Up Specials of all time.
“Cause you do know folks, living in this country, you’re bound to know that every time you’re exposed to advertising, you realize once again, that America’s leading industry, America’s most profitable business is still the manufacture, packaging, distribution, and marketing of bullshit”.