10 foreign stand-comic comedians, on which it is worth paying attention to

1. George Carlin

American comedian, actor and writer, winner of numerous awards and stars on the “Walk of Fame” in Hollywood for his contribution to the development of the theater. George Carlin – one of the pioneers of the genre and the founders of modern stand-comedy. The track record of the comedians is measured by speeches – full-length concerts in front of a wide audience. With them, artists go on tours, they are released on various carriers and are shown on TV. The first such concert Karlin dates back to 1977, since then he has left more than a dozen hurried.

Throughout his creative career, Karlin ridiculed the vices of Americans, for example, the celebrity cult, the consumer society and hypertrophied religiosity. He died in 2008 at the age of 71 from heart failure.

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2. Dylan Moran

Dylan Moran is an Irish stand-up comic, also known for his lead role in the series “Black Bookstore.” Many of Moran’s jokes are based on stereotypes about the Irish, and some performances are accompanied by the absorption of whiskey (probably tea) and smoking cigarettes. Dylan Moran does not try to be scandalous, his stage character is a kind and untidy Irishman, always in a melancholy mood. In addition, Moran – one of the few foreign stand-ups, who performed with his show in Russia. On the artist’s account, six speeches and ten roles in the cinema.

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3. Bill Burr

Bill Burr is a master of bold statements from the category “the world needs a new plague” and “there was nothing special about Steve Jobs”. Next comes the black humor and cold argumentation. Burr’s speeches will confuse some, evoke hatred of others, and someone is forced to reconsider the existing system of values. Now Burr is one of the most influential figures in the American stand-up: many call him the new Carlin, and the comedian Anthony Jesselnick prophesied him the title of “next big comedian” after Louis C Kay.

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4. Louis C

One of the most popular, quoted and productive stand-comic comedians of our time. Rarely goes beyond the comedy of observation: describes situations from personal experience, denounces the shortcomings of family life, talks about sex, paternity and relationships with people. Louis Xi Kay does not hide his shortcomings, his speeches are full of self-irony. The audience sympathizes with the comedian and, of course, recognizes himself in the monologues.

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5. Dara O’Brien

Irish comedian Dara O’Brien is a master of improvisations. A significant part of his speeches is built on communication with the audience. The artist does not win in the exchange of witticisms, but Dara does not set the task to humiliate the interlocutor. His jokes favorably highlight both his and the object of ridicule. The comedian’s performances are distinguished by a lively and energetic pitch, and his humor is often based on ridiculing human stupidity. Especially often extrasensory, astrologers and all kinds of charlatans.

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6. Stuart Lee

Stuart Lee is a writer and an intellectual, one of the most respected comedians in the stand-up environment. Connoisseurs of his work advise watching the performances in the original or with subtitles: in them it is important not only the content, but also intonation. The jokes of Stuart Lee are ridiculous, but, according to the fans, not for everyone. A comedian leads the narrative in a special manner: everything begins with a monotonous approach, repeating the same phrases, and ends with an emotional culmination and a powerful final thought.

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7. Tim Minchin

Australian comedian, actor and musician of British descent. Minchin himself describes his performances as “funny cabaret shows,” he considers himself primarily a musician, and only then a comedian. In monologues and songs touches taboo social topics, such as religion. On his shows, he usually appears in front of the viewer barefoot, with protruding hair, waved eyes and in evening dress. So he emphasizes the difference between a real person and a scenic image, simultaneously discrediting himself as one of the modern “icons”.

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8. Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr is an arrogant and cynical English stand-up comic who does not spare spectators in verbal skirmishes and time and again shocking fans with more and more daring jokes. His performances are dynamic: the comedian rarely tells long stories, preferring bombardment with short jokes.

It is difficult to find a social group that Carr did not mention in his monologues: he does not hesitate to joke about dwarfs, overweight people or people with disabilities. It justifies that in most cases even the most daring jokes are ridiculous, and the hero on the stage is as fictitious as the situations described in the monologues.

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9. Eddie Izzard

One of the most unusual stand-comic comedians of Great Britain Eddie Izzard is a transvestite, often performing in women’s costumes. Also unusual is his humor makes the diagnosis of a comedian – dyslexia. Illness prevents reading Izzardu prepared script, so the narrative is sometimes chaotic and with jumps from the topic to the topic. The artist claims that the films and sketches of Monty Python made the strongest impression on him, and his performances are nothing more than the interpretation of the video work of this comic band.

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10. Bo Burnham

One of the youngest and most promising representatives of the genre “musical standup” is a comedian, writer, musician and actor. Burnham already has three live albums and an army of fans who appreciate the comic not only for his humor, but also for easy-to-remember songs.

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