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Chefguy
01-02-2009, 08:34 AM
HBO showed his 2008 comedy performance and I genuinely laughed out loud. I've almost NEVER found this guy to be amusing, from that idiotic Wayne's World thing to his "pump you up" schtick, I've rarely gotten more than an occasional chuckle. But much of this was actually pretty good. He still does his Arnie and his George, but it's better material.

Happy Lendervedder
01-02-2009, 09:15 AM
I came in here to agree with you. But, I read your thread title as a past-tense sort of thing. As in, "I can't believe I found Dana Carvey funny...when I was 14."

Cuz I see some of the stuff he did back in the late 80s and early 90s (when I was in my early teens), and I think "Wow, I can't believe I found Dana Carvey funny."

I'll have to check out his new stuff.

pseudotriton ruber ruber
01-02-2009, 09:29 AM
HBO showed his 2008 comedy performance and I genuinely laughed out loud. I've almost NEVER found this guy to be amusing, from that idiotic Wayne's World thing to his "pump you up" schtick, I've rarely gotten more than an occasional chuckle. But much of this was actually pretty good. He still does his Arnie and his George, but it's better material.

Was this his "Monkeys tell No Lies" shtick in Santa Rosa? I thought that was good material well delivered, especially his Andy Rooney bit about his overgrown eyebrows.

Khadaji
01-02-2009, 09:45 AM
I didn't see his 2008 tour, but I have found him funny as a stand-up. His SNL stuff and his movies are bad.

Bijou Drains
01-02-2009, 09:48 AM
That HBO special was top notch, much better than I expected it to be. I will try to see him live if he comes to town. A lot of his SNL was good.

RikWriter
01-02-2009, 09:56 AM
I loved him in Clean Slate...his standup and other movies, not so much. But I too watched that show and found myself laughing pretty hard at time. It was a bit hit-and-miss, but some of it was just damn funny.

ivylass
01-02-2009, 10:41 AM
I saw him do a routine and he's hilarious when talking about his children.

Chefguy
01-02-2009, 11:31 AM
Was this his "Monkeys tell No Lies" shtick in Santa Rosa? I thought that was good material well delivered, especially his Andy Rooney bit about his overgrown eyebrows.

That's the one. The good stuff was very good. He's older than I thought.

Odesio
01-02-2009, 11:47 AM
She's chopping broccoli! She's chopping broccoli! She's chopping broccoli-heee-heee!


Dana Carvey was pretty funny back in the day. I haven't seen any of his recent stuff so I can't comment on it but apparently he makes terrible movies.

NAF1138
01-02-2009, 12:14 PM
I have always liked his standup. He had a stand up special that used to air on Comedy Central all the time when I was in high school that I loved. It has a great bit about the OJ Simpson trial (topical at the time).

control-z
01-02-2009, 01:54 PM
I still find Church Lady and Wayne's World hilarious.

gonzomax
01-02-2009, 02:51 PM
Carey was at his best when on "In Living Color' Sadler and Carvey peaked on SNL.

tumbleddown
01-02-2009, 04:13 PM
I'll forever give him a pass for chopping broccoli.

Ersatz Shmoe
01-02-2009, 08:24 PM
They played that 90's special so much that all my friends and I can quote nearly the whole thing. "The judishhhall shystem!"

Typo Negative
01-02-2009, 08:30 PM
I thought he was great on SNL.

His stand up left me with a case of 'meh'.

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