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  •  I can respect this (0+ / 0-)

    but only if I'm trying to respect woody allen.

    Which I'm not.

    Now....Paul Reizer, whose name I recognize, but don't associate with anything, is a good point.

    However...Seinfeld............whose body of work I also recognize.........................by name...........is..........

    I have to admit that I've become pretty woefully ignorant of any modern, or even historical, humorists.

    Louis CK is funny.

    Perhaps we can agree on that as a base of comparison.

    •  Louis CK is hilarious (1+ / 0-)
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      TracieLynn

      although I don't know how you could/would compare him to Woody Allen. Of course, I don't spend a lot of time thinking about Woody Allen.

      That being said, you, as an intelligent-seeming person, would probably enjoy Seinfeld. I'd recommend finding some late-night broadcasts. If you go for DVD/Streaming, don't start with season 1. It took a little while to find its stride.

    •  Louis CK (0+ / 0-)

      The opening of the pilot of Lucky Louie is one of the funniest things on TV I've ever seen.  It's Louie and his daughter eating breakfast.  The daughter asks why she can't go out and play.  She keeps asking why until Louie keeps explaining the previous answer until he gets to approximately 'God is dead and we're all alone'.  At this point she shrugs and says 'Ok'.

      I'm with you on Woody Allen.  I've never found him that funny.  Generally actors that seem to be just playing themselves grate on me.  And I've always found the Soon Yi thing more funny than anything else.

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