Thursday, September 15, 2011

Another Cheap Post-Happy Hour Post

Yeah, I was out to happy hour with Sitcom Kelly again, so I’m not in any mood get all introspective, jocular or even construct a coherent sentence.  So sue me.

But since I usually post on Thursdays, I don’t want to let you down when you come ‘round here tonight or tomorrow looking for whatever crappola I have on tap.

Tonight’s Crappola
Back in the mid 80’s HBO used to run those Young Comedian specials.  The first one I ever saw (and still probably the best) was the 9th Annual Young Comedian’s special, from 1984.

One of my favorite bits from that show was a comic called Bob Nelson, who after a short bit on being a drunk at a bar or cocktail party, (possibly with Sitcom Kelly), he went into his now-famous football bit introducing the College All Star Team.

Note: You do NOT have to know anything about football to appreciate this bit.  In fact, the less you know, the better.  But this shit is classic.

In that same special, we were first introduced to the genius that was Sam Kinison.  When Bad Sam took the stage and started riffing on being married, I used to scream with laughter.  And when he finally brought it home with his bit on We Are The World and the starving people in Africa, it became an instant comedy classic.


Believe it or not, I actually got married AFTER having seen this act, so ladies, don’t get too upset with ol’ Sam.  It’s just jokes.

I’ll be back this weekend with a real post.

Note: Both videos are definitely Not Safe For Work, or anyone with delicate sensibilities.  You’ve been warned.

7 comments:

  1. Dazee,
    Yeah... Sam is an acquired taste... a taste most likely acquired by guys. I probably shouldn't have posted it. Would you believe it was just the beer talking?

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  2. I can remember watching that football one back when it was first on & laughing until I cried.

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  3. I remember those young comedian specials. That's back when Ellen DeGeneres, Rosie O'Donnell, and Rosanne Barr were funny... in an 80s big hair, pastel leg warmers kind of way.

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  4. Gina
    Me too. And it’s funny how so much from that act found its way into our daily vernacular.

    “Shoulder-ma-pads…”
    ”Number sebenty-two… oh sit… twenny-seben…”
    “You could get seriously keeled.”
    “Dain bramage…”

    Funny stuff…

    Carpetbagger
    Yeah, I remember when Rosie O’Donnell used to host a half-hour standup comedy show, on the forerunner of Comedy Central, when she was relatively unknown. Roseanne used to do the Rodney specials…

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  5. There'll never be another one like Sam. The Dane Cooks of the world can try all they want, but they're just pale imitations at best.

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  6. Mrs. Bachelor Girl,
    That is the truth. I’d be curious to know if Sam would still be relevant in these times. Andrew Dice Clay sure isn’t.

    Listening to Sam got me through some very tough times. (Like during the “Whatsername” years.) Getting to meet him was even better.

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