My wife and I watched the whole season. I really liked Bil Dwyer’s personality and off-stage presence, but his stand-up was lacking. Couldn’t stand Roz or the pregnant chick or the shorty with the gross out humor. To me, Chris Porter really stood out and we were very disappointed to see him go. Josh is funny, but he seems to have a one-note act, much like Ant (who wasn’t funny anyway) or whoever the fat “You go now!” guy is. If the judging were based on last night’s preformances, Ty should have had it. Tuesday night though, he was reusing material from earlier in the season which might have hurt him.
My wife and I thought Chris had some of the best writing, but didn’t do so well with his delivery. Josh and Ty were pretty much neck and neck, going back and forth edging each other out a bit from week to week. We leaned slightly towards Josh on voting night. I can’t help but wonder if Ty’s finale night set would have won it for him if he’d used it the night before, when it counted.
Something about Josh’s material and delivery feels much less like a one-note tune than, say, Dat Phan’s. Everything Dat did was stamped “Asian-Asian-Asian.” When Josh is performing, I’m not thinking “Cripple-Cripple-Cripple.” Somehow he makes it easier to relate to him.
I haven’t been watching LCS at all, but somehow I did catch up with Josh Blue videos via YouTube, and I really like his comedy. To me, he does not immediately come across as a one-trick pony, as he does make jokes about various things.
I liked both Josh and Ty. But the guy who I think is very un-funny is the guy who won last season Alonzo Bodden. His material is old re-hashed typical comediene stuff that I’ve heard before. I can’t believe he went with the old “kids have it easy these days, when we were kids we had monkey bars which were steel bars, erected on concrete.” C’mon, how old is that schtick. What’s he gonna say next, that when his wifes on PMS she turns into a monster?
His jokes don’t have the one-two punch. Just the one, and I’ve heard them before.