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Thread: Official Redszone TV Thread, Part III

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    Every time a really terrible, poorly reviewed Christian movie comes out, there are showings across America that are sold out and filled with people who absolutely love and support those movies. Right now, comedy has an almost equally rabid and passionate fan base of dudes who are believers in the gospel of 'edgy' comics who are trying to keep the 90s New York Comedy Cellar bro party alive. Dave Chappelle is especially skilled at comedy, a lot more than most of the people I'm subtweeting with this post, but it's a giant bummer that his grand revelations and expert skill are in service of some pretty out-dated, stale world views. There are a million things happening today that could use that kind of comic brilliance that aren't re-enforcing old dumb stuff. It's like if one of the greatest painters in the world decided to paint the Cleveland Indians logo to push back against social justice or make a point about culture. Uh. Ok. I guess?

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    The Good Place is the best comedy on TV, even if its not cool because its on a network. If it was on a streaming platform, it would win zillions of emmys. Blake Bortles rules.
    This is an old post, but I had to find it to thank you for it. Never would have bothered with The Good Place if not for your post, and the wife and I are big fans. Need to get through Season 3 on Netflix before Season 4 comes out in a few weeks.

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    This is an old post, but I had to find it to thank you for it. Never would have bothered with The Good Place if not for your post, and the wife and I are big fans. Need to get through Season 3 on Netflix before Season 4 comes out in a few weeks.
    It went on a pretty incredible run from the end of season 1 to season 2. One of the sneakiest comedies I've ever watched in real time. That twist is so good. It was a smart, funny comedy literally hiding as a network comedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Schuler View Post
    Every time a really terrible, poorly reviewed Christian movie comes out, there are showings across America that are sold out and filled with people who absolutely love and support those movies. Right now, comedy has an almost equally rabid and passionate fan base of dudes who are believers in the gospel of 'edgy' comics who are trying to keep the 90s New York Comedy Cellar bro party alive. Dave Chappelle is especially skilled at comedy, a lot more than most of the people I'm subtweeting with this post, but it's a giant bummer that his grand revelations and expert skill are in service of some pretty out-dated, stale world views. There are a million things happening today that could use that kind of comic brilliance that aren't re-enforcing old dumb stuff. It's like if one of the greatest painters in the world decided to paint the Cleveland Indians logo to push back against social justice or make a point about culture. Uh. Ok. I guess?
    I’m mixed on it for the reasons you just laid out. Just from a craft stand point, it’s incredible. The Anthony Bourdain joke he kicks it off with is absolutely hilarious. When he gets into the more controversial stuff, I feel like there is an element of poking fun at himself and people who take seriously what he is trying to be humorous about. But I’m not sure it’s being taken that way.

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    Re: Official Redszone TV Thread, Part III

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    I’m mixed on it
    Did you laugh?

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    Re: Official Redszone TV Thread, Part III

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    Did you laugh?
    At parts of it.

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    Enjoyed the Dark Crystal series much more than I thought I would. urGoh and The Heretic were fantastic. The voice actors they got for this show are top notch as well.

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    The Bill Burr stand-up special came out on Netflix yesterday. I just think Bill's not my cup of tea. It wasn't bad, but I didn't get much beyond a mild smile. Not much laughter. I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as the Chappelle special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    The Bill Burr stand-up special came out on Netflix yesterday. I just think Bill's not my cup of tea. It wasn't bad, but I didn't get much beyond a mild smile. Not much laughter. I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as the Chappelle special.
    I'm the same with Burr. His comedy does nothing for me. The angry guy schtick doesn't generally work for me, like Lewis Black.
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