Is Amy Schumer actually funny?

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Is Amy Schumer funny?

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  2. No

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  3. Who?

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  1. 84superchamp

    84superchamp Silver Supporting Member

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    Agree with Jack Black..his casting in King Kong was absurd.
     
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  2. mattball826

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    She lost some cred when she ran her mouth at shows. Things you don't really say unless you want to alienate a good amount of your audience. Regardless of that, her humor and timing suck.

    That said, I like Louis CK, Burr, Rogan (at times) and for sure Carlin who talked a lot about govt and leadership, but he didn't alienate one side vs another. Same with other topics. IF you have a way to express things and can support those ideals comically, then you can make it work. If you are like Wanda Sykes and say F -You and F -You becuase you don't side with them, well... that's about as career ending as Richards telling ethnic jokes. Hicks was another really good at outlining his rhetoric without sounding hateful. He could say F U without saying it in those words. Amy is far from that.

    Even before all her BS, I never found her funny. OTOH I don't find Gaffigan, Amy Madigan, Larry the Cable Guy, or some others funny either. But I do like dry and literal comedy from Hedberg, even Norm Mc D is hysterical. His "heart attack" bit is comedic gold !

    ADC was funny with his moronic portrayal of a d-bag. It worked. Then he got sensitive. That didn't work. Even the women disliked him more when he did the changeover. Great comics won't stray, but they also won't alienate by jumping on topics in a one way mode.

    Burr has the cut against the grain thing that works because he is consistent. He can lose and audience for sec, then win them back in that next line. That is a good comedian to me. Not many can do that.
     
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    Good parts about comedy being subjective. I can't stand Rogan, and Norm McD is completely banal. Nothing that guy says is remotely funny to me, and I've given him multiple chances.

    Burr is full on hysterical though. I've loved every single special I've seen of his. Cracked me every time.
     
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    I like her stand up. I dunno if she's the greatest ever, but she's not bad.

    She's a pretty bad actor, and shouldn't be allowed in front of a camera imho
     
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    For real. This is a thing. Tim Allen is an example of this. Funny onstage does not mean dude/chick should get a show. It's an immediate thing.

    Building a set for a comedy audience doesn't mean you can do it weekly for a show.
     
  6. mattball826

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    Burr is a comedic genius !! I listen to his pod casts too. Funny funny stuff
     
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    This is hilariously muddled. Are you saying that ADC was great by alienating a good amount of the potential audience? Please clarify.

    I've actually never watched her show, so I was curious if it has done as poorly as some are saying in this topic, especially among dudes.

    Just looking at the first season, it "consistently finishes as the top-rated entertainment show in all of television in its time slot among COMEDY CENTRAL’s core young male demographics (Men 18-34 and Men 18-24) and is the #1 entertainment show on cable in its time slot among Adults 18-49." The second season did better, from a cursory skim. That's two seasons of successful funny. So... what point were you trying to make about her weekly show not having been successful?

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    This topic is bizarre. People are making a lot of inconsistent points, and tossing up examples which disprove some of them. What's fueling the need for that?
     
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    I'm curious how whether or not she is fat has anything to do with whether or not she is funny.

    Is Johnny Hiland's weight fair game in playing and gear threads?
     
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    About two years ago, I had a thought about her comedy that basically ruined it for me.

    Is she telling dick jokes, or is she the dick joke?

    After that question popped into my tiny caveman brain, nothing she had to say was funny anymore...at least to me.

    I do think she's an attractive woman, and clearly she is a successful entertainer, but for me, that moment was like reading the ingredients on a candy bar.
     
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    I had to Google her to see if I recognized. I did remember seeing her face before, but no clue of anything she may have done.
     
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    She just seems sad and bitter ever since Kermit dumped her.
     
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    Chappelle is funny, thoughtful and smart, everyone else is hit and miss
     
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    There's not much substance to her schtick. Remove vanity and self-deprication from her repertoire and she'd be left with no routine.
     
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    There are tons of not funny comedians out there. I just gave up my Sirius Satellite Radio, and there's tons not-funny "funny" guys and gals.

    As for good ones; Brian Regan, Jim Gaffigan, Daniel Tosh (uncomfortably funny though) and the cast member of Bob's Burgers, Eugene Mirman. As for a woman standup comics that strikes me as actually funny, I can't think of one. I've seen moments, but nothing or no one that is really super funny. Kristen Schaal is o.....k.....

    Amy Schumer... not funny. The whole being a sl#t thing works for exactly one, maybe two jokes. An entire life of sl#t jokes is just sad.
     
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    I guess the point is that you don't have to appeal to the majority to be successful.
     
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    I think she's smart and funny as hell. Her humor is not for everyone.
     
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    Majority of what?
     
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    That's Hillary-ous.
     
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