History DeaderThanDisco / StandUpComedy

31st May '16 1:44:00 PM dinohunterpat
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* Carlos Mencia was once a well-liked comedian whose brash persona and Latino-flavored humor proved to be relatively popular. At his peak in the mid-2000s, Mencia starred in SuperBowl ads for Bud Light and his show ''Mind of Mencia'' was the second highest-rated program on Creator/ComedyCentral, surpassed only by South Park. However, Mencia's popularity took a hit when many comedians accused him of stealing jokes, culminated in a viral video of a heated argument between Mencia and Joe Rogan. After his show ended, he went into therapy over the accusations of joke theft(Which some have argued are not true at all) and re-invented himself for his 2011 special "New Territory" which while not completely removed from his earlier material, was much less "macho" in-tone. While the special was a success, it's pretty much a given that he'll never recapture his earlier success, as he's still a VERY divise comedian today and has a large BrokenBase between those who think he's a joke thief and those who disagree.

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* Carlos Mencia was once a well-liked comedian whose brash persona and Latino-flavored humor proved to be relatively popular. At his peak in the mid-2000s, Mencia starred in SuperBowl ads for Bud Light and his show ''Mind of Mencia'' was the second highest-rated program on Creator/ComedyCentral, surpassed only by South Park. However, Mencia's popularity took a hit when many comedians accused him of stealing jokes, culminated in a viral video of a heated argument between Mencia and Joe Rogan. After his show ended, he went into therapy over the accusations of joke theft(Which some have argued are not true at all) theft and re-invented himself for his 2011 special "New Territory" Territory", which while downplayed but did not completely removed from his earlier material, was much less "macho" in-tone. While the special was a success, it's pretty much a given that he'll never recapture his earlier success, as he's still a VERY divise divisive comedian today and has a large BrokenBase between those who think he's a joke thief and those who disagree.
24th May '16 11:11:15 AM vexer
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* Carlos Mencia was once a well-liked comedian whose brash persona and Latino-flavored humor proved to be relatively popular. At his peak in the mid-2000s, Mencia starred in SuperBowl ads for Bud Light and his show ''Mind of Mencia'' was the second highest-rated program on Creator/ComedyCentral, surpassed only by South Park. However, Mencia's popularity took a hit when many comedians accused him of stealing jokes, culminated in a viral video of a heated argument between Mencia and Joe Rogan. This video, along with a South Park episode lampooning Mencia's joke plagarism, caused many to view him as a fraud who lazily copies other people's jokes. Furthermore, several of Mencia's [[DudeNotFunny insensitive]] and [[TooSoon untimely]] jokes about black people killed during the Hurricane Katrina led to comedy lineups dropping him and declining ratings that cancelled his show. Nowadays, he is viewed by many as an unoriginal douchebag with publications like the Wall Street Journal and Maxim naming him as one of the worst modern comedians.

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* Carlos Mencia was once a well-liked comedian whose brash persona and Latino-flavored humor proved to be relatively popular. At his peak in the mid-2000s, Mencia starred in SuperBowl ads for Bud Light and his show ''Mind of Mencia'' was the second highest-rated program on Creator/ComedyCentral, surpassed only by South Park. However, Mencia's popularity took a hit when many comedians accused him of stealing jokes, culminated in a viral video of a heated argument between Mencia and Joe Rogan. This video, along with a South Park episode lampooning Mencia's After his show ended, he went into therapy over the accusations of joke plagarism, caused many to view him as a fraud who lazily copies other people's jokes. Furthermore, several of Mencia's [[DudeNotFunny insensitive]] theft(Which some have argued are not true at all) and [[TooSoon untimely]] jokes about black people killed during re-invented himself for his 2011 special "New Territory" which while not completely removed from his earlier material, was much less "macho" in-tone. While the Hurricane Katrina led to comedy lineups dropping him and declining ratings special was a success, it's pretty much a given that cancelled he'll never recapture his show. Nowadays, he is viewed by many earlier success, as an unoriginal douchebag with publications like the Wall Street Journal he's still a VERY divise comedian today and Maxim naming him as one of the worst modern comedians.has a large BrokenBase between those who think he's a joke thief and those who disagree.
15th May '16 12:38:36 AM arrgh
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* As [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUOA_uhco8I noted here]] by Creator/BobChipman (starting around 6:00), Creator/DennisMiller and Creator/JaneaneGarofalo were among the biggest comedians of the '90s, the former helping pioneer the DeadpanSnarker current-events humor that would fully blossom on ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and the latter serving as a prototype for raunchy female comics like Creator/SarahSilverman and Amy Schumer. In time, however, both of them underwent FilibusterFreefall and let their political views (conservative in Miller's case, liberal in Garofalo's) take over their material, to the detriment of the humor, and by the mid-late '00s both were better known as political TalkShow hosts than anything. Today, they're largely forgotten outside the memories of '90s kids.
* Carlos Mencia was once a well-liked comedian whose brash persona and Latino-flavored humor proved to be relatively popular. At his peak in the mid-2000s, Mencia starred in SuperBowl ads for Bud Light and his show ''Mind of Mencia'' was the second highest-rated program on Creator/ComedyCentral, surpassed only by South Park. However, Mencia's popularity took a hit when many comedians accused him of stealing jokes, culminated in a viral video of a heated argument between Mencia and Joe Rogan. This video, along with a South Park episode lampooning Mencia's joke plagarism, caused many to view him as a fraud who lazily copies other people's jokes. Furthermore, several of Mencia's [[DudeNotFunny insensitive]] and [[TooSoon untimely]] jokes about black lives killed during the Hurricane Katrina led to comedy lineups dropping him and declining ratings that cancelled his show. Nowadays, he is viewed by many as an unoriginal douchebag with publications like the Wall Street Journal and Maxim naming him as one of the worst modern comedians.

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* As [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUOA_uhco8I noted here]] by Creator/BobChipman (starting around 6:00), Creator/DennisMiller and Creator/JaneaneGarofalo were among the biggest comedians of the '90s, the former helping pioneer the DeadpanSnarker current-events humor that would fully blossom on ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and the latter serving as a prototype for raunchy 'raunchy' female comics like Creator/SarahSilverman and Amy Schumer. In time, however, both of them underwent FilibusterFreefall and let their political views (conservative in Miller's case, liberal in Garofalo's) take over their material, to the detriment of the humor, and by the mid-late '00s both were better known as political TalkShow hosts than anything. Today, they're largely forgotten outside the memories of '90s kids.
* Carlos Mencia was once a well-liked comedian whose brash persona and Latino-flavored humor proved to be relatively popular. At his peak in the mid-2000s, Mencia starred in SuperBowl ads for Bud Light and his show ''Mind of Mencia'' was the second highest-rated program on Creator/ComedyCentral, surpassed only by South Park. However, Mencia's popularity took a hit when many comedians accused him of stealing jokes, culminated in a viral video of a heated argument between Mencia and Joe Rogan. This video, along with a South Park episode lampooning Mencia's joke plagarism, caused many to view him as a fraud who lazily copies other people's jokes. Furthermore, several of Mencia's [[DudeNotFunny insensitive]] and [[TooSoon untimely]] jokes about black lives people killed during the Hurricane Katrina led to comedy lineups dropping him and declining ratings that cancelled his show. Nowadays, he is viewed by many as an unoriginal douchebag with publications like the Wall Street Journal and Maxim naming him as one of the worst modern comedians.
6th May '16 2:08:22 PM HighCrate
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** Rob Newman, anyway. David Baddiel's career recovered a few years later when he found a new partner in Frank Skinner. Skinner and Baddiel hosted the quirky sport programme ''Fantasy Football League'' and, with alt rock group The Lightning Seeds, scored a #1 UK hit with "Three Lions"...Then, ''Fantasy Football League'' was canceled and the bottom fell out of their career. Even though they can likely both retire from the royalties for "Three Lions", they've stuck around doing podcasts.



* Rob Schneider making "copies" on SNL got old pretty quick afterwards (even on a subpar State Farm commercial) and now is in rip-off animated movies and projects involving friends like Adam Sandler.



** Although they were not part of the Blue Collar Comedy group, similar Southern comedians such as Creator/TimWilson and Rodney Carrington had their downfalls around the same time. Unlike the Blue Collar guys, their acts were more diversified as they also recorded novelty songs which got some airplay on ''Radio/TheBobAndTomShow''. However, Wilson's later albums got increasingly colored by his Libertarian political views when they weren't, at least according to Allmusic, suffering from serious SeasonalRot while Carrington's high profanity level made him a harder sell after the post-Janet Jackson FCC crackdowns. Carrington tried to clean up his image some by starring in the SitComic ''Rodney'', and his last two albums were composed entirely of songs (most of which were less profane or even [[CerebusSyndrome completely serious]]). He ended up scoring a BlackSheepHit in 2009 with a serious, soldier-themed Christmas song called "Camouflage and Christmas Lights", but has mostly been quiet ever since. Meanwhile, Wilson continued to quietly perform and record (in addition to getting a co-writer's credit on Music/TobyKeith's 2007 hit "High Maintenance Woman"[[note]]Keith actually wrote the song himself, but credited it to Wilson after realizing that Wilson, a friend of his, had a song with a similar premise[[/note]]) until he died of a sudden heart attack in the first quarter of 2014.

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** * Although they were not part of the Blue Collar Comedy group, similar Southern comedians such as Creator/TimWilson and Rodney Carrington had their downfalls around the same time. Unlike the Blue Collar guys, their acts were more diversified as they also recorded novelty songs which got some airplay on ''Radio/TheBobAndTomShow''. However, Wilson's later albums got increasingly colored by his Libertarian political views when they weren't, at least according to Allmusic, suffering from serious SeasonalRot while Carrington's high profanity level made him a harder sell after the post-Janet Jackson FCC crackdowns. Carrington tried to clean up his image some by starring in the SitComic ''Rodney'', and his last two albums were composed entirely of songs (most of which were less profane or even [[CerebusSyndrome completely serious]]). He ended up scoring a BlackSheepHit in 2009 with a serious, soldier-themed Christmas song called "Camouflage and Christmas Lights", but has mostly been quiet ever since. Meanwhile, Wilson continued to quietly perform and record (in addition to getting a co-writer's credit on Music/TobyKeith's 2007 hit "High Maintenance Woman"[[note]]Keith actually wrote the song himself, but credited it to Wilson after realizing that Wilson, a friend of his, had a song with a similar premise[[/note]]) until he died of a sudden heart attack in the first quarter of 2014.



* Creator/JeffDunham was once hugely popular with tons of merchandise and was praised for bringing new life into ventriloquism. Now he's mostly just remembered for his overreliance on stereotypes and rehashed material. Whenever he's brought up nowadays, it's usually in the form of a TakeThat (case in point TheNostalgiaCritic's "it's like Jeff Dunham" line).
** His specials have been moved from Comedy Central to CMT, like the Blue Collar Tour before them. The televisual equivalent of going from Broadway to Branson.

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* Creator/JeffDunham was once hugely popular with tons of merchandise and was praised for bringing new life into ventriloquism. Now he's mostly just remembered for his overreliance on stereotypes and rehashed material. Whenever he's brought up nowadays, it's usually in the form of a TakeThat (case in point TheNostalgiaCritic's "it's like Jeff Dunham" line).
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line). His specials have been moved from Comedy Central to CMT, like the Blue Collar Tour before them. The televisual equivalent of going from Broadway to Branson.
23rd Apr '16 12:41:14 PM DavidDelony
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* The Series/BlueCollarComedy trend was established at the TurnOfTheMillennium. Creator/JeffFoxworthy, Creator/BillEngvall, Creator/LarryTheCableGuy, and Creator/RonWhite's routines played with DeepSouth / white trash stereotypes while applying a FlyoverCountry perspective to general stand-up topics. Often touring together, they even had a SketchComedy show on Creator/TheWB that reran on Creator/ComedyCentral. But Foxworthy's and Engvall's respective "You might be a redneck" and "Here's your sign" routines were parodied by [[FollowTheLeader every group ever]] even ''before'' the trend exploded, while Larry became overexposed (partially via the ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' films and a series of poorly-received comedies starting with ''Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector'') and had a large {{hatedom}} for his StylisticSuck nature. White still does stand-up but amicably distanced himself from the rest of the group, as his act was naturally more profane and he didn't feel comfortable with {{bowdlerise}}ing himself. Foxworthy found success as a game show host (''Series/AreYouSmarterThanAFifthGrader'' and ''The American Bible Challenge''), while Engvall focused more on his sports blog and occasional acting (plus a short-lived stint as the host of the game show ''Series/{{Lingo}}'' in 2011).

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* The Series/BlueCollarComedy trend was established at the TurnOfTheMillennium. Creator/JeffFoxworthy, Creator/BillEngvall, Creator/LarryTheCableGuy, and Creator/RonWhite's routines played with DeepSouth / white trash stereotypes while applying a FlyoverCountry perspective to general stand-up topics. Often touring together, they even had a SketchComedy show on Creator/TheWB that reran on Creator/ComedyCentral. But Foxworthy's and Engvall's respective "You might be a redneck" and "Here's your sign" routines were parodied by [[FollowTheLeader every group ever]] even ''before'' the trend exploded, while Larry became overexposed (partially via the ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' films and a series of poorly-received comedies starting with ''Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector'') and had a large {{hatedom}} for his StylisticSuck nature. White still does stand-up but amicably distanced himself from the rest of the group, as his act was naturally more profane and he didn't feel comfortable with {{bowdlerise}}ing himself. Foxworthy found success as a game show host (''Series/AreYouSmarterThanAFifthGrader'' and ''The American Bible Challenge''), while Engvall focused more on his sports blog and occasional acting (plus a short-lived stint as the host of the game show ''Series/{{Lingo}}'' in 2011). The backlash against southern culture in the wake of the 2015 Charleston shooting described on the [[DeaderThanDisco/RealLife Real Life]] page also probably doesn't help.
23rd Apr '16 12:26:35 AM BackgroundGuy
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* Creator/AndrewDiceClay was a big hit in the late 1980s/early 1990s for his controversial, sexist insult humor (essentially the Creator/DonRickles of his day). However, his act was seen as annoying and offensive to some (most notably Creator/RogerEbert), mainly due to his tendencies to play his stage persona in reality, as well as the fact that [[BlackComedy being un-PC just for the sake of it]] was getting played out. The tipping point was the flop of his star vehicle film ''Film/TheAdventuresOfFordFairlane'' which, to add insult to injury, was removed from theaters due to pressure from MoralGuardians. Clay's popularity plummeted shortly afterwards; he subsequently tried to change his image as a result, even doing the failed Creator/{{CBS}} sitcom ''Bless This House'', where he played a [[PlayingAgainstType family man]], but to little avail. He later became the frontman of the Australian rock band Music/{{Wolfmother}} (read their entry on the Rock Music subpage).

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* Creator/AndrewDiceClay was a big hit in the late 1980s/early 1990s for his controversial, sexist insult humor (essentially the Creator/DonRickles of his day). However, his act was seen as annoying and offensive to some (most notably Creator/RogerEbert), mainly due to his tendencies to play his stage persona in reality, as well as the fact that [[BlackComedy being un-PC just for the sake of it]] was getting played out. The tipping point was the flop of his star vehicle film ''Film/TheAdventuresOfFordFairlane'' which, to add insult to injury, was removed from theaters due to pressure from MoralGuardians. Clay's popularity plummeted shortly afterwards; he subsequently tried to change his image as a result, even doing the failed Creator/{{CBS}} sitcom ''Bless This House'', where he played a [[PlayingAgainstType family man]], but to little avail. He later became the frontman of the Australian rock band Music/{{Wolfmother}} (read their entry on the Rock Music subpage).
4th Apr '16 2:22:56 PM dinohunterpat
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* Carlos Mencia was once a well-liked comedian whose brash persona and Latino-flavored humor proved to be relatively popular. At his peak in the mid-2000s, Mencia starred in SuperBowl ads for Bud Light and his show ''Mind of Mencia'' was the second highest-rated program on Creator/ComedyCentral, surpassed only by South Park. However, Mencia's popularity too a hit when many comedians accused him of stealing jokes, culminated in a viral video of a heated argument between Mencia and Joe Rogan. This video, along with a South Park episode lampooning Mencia's joke plagarism, caused many to view him as a fraud who lazily copies other people's jokes. Furthermore, several of Mencia's [[DudeNotFunny insensitive]] and [[TooSoon untimely]] jokes about black lives killed during the Hurricane Katrina led to comedy lineups dropping him and declining ratings that cancelled his show. Nowadays, he is viewed by many as an unoriginal douchebag with publications like the Wall Street Journal and Maxim naming him as one of the worst modern comedians.

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* Carlos Mencia was once a well-liked comedian whose brash persona and Latino-flavored humor proved to be relatively popular. At his peak in the mid-2000s, Mencia starred in SuperBowl ads for Bud Light and his show ''Mind of Mencia'' was the second highest-rated program on Creator/ComedyCentral, surpassed only by South Park. However, Mencia's popularity too took a hit when many comedians accused him of stealing jokes, culminated in a viral video of a heated argument between Mencia and Joe Rogan. This video, along with a South Park episode lampooning Mencia's joke plagarism, caused many to view him as a fraud who lazily copies other people's jokes. Furthermore, several of Mencia's [[DudeNotFunny insensitive]] and [[TooSoon untimely]] jokes about black lives killed during the Hurricane Katrina led to comedy lineups dropping him and declining ratings that cancelled his show. Nowadays, he is viewed by many as an unoriginal douchebag with publications like the Wall Street Journal and Maxim naming him as one of the worst modern comedians.
2nd Mar '16 4:46:39 PM Kelothan
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* Creator/JeffDunham was once hugely popular with tons of merchandise and was praised for bringing new life into ventriloquism. Now he's mostly just remembered for his overreliance on stereotypes and rehashed material. Whenever he's brought up nowadays, it's usually in the form of a TakeThat.

to:

* Creator/JeffDunham was once hugely popular with tons of merchandise and was praised for bringing new life into ventriloquism. Now he's mostly just remembered for his overreliance on stereotypes and rehashed material. Whenever he's brought up nowadays, it's usually in the form of a TakeThat.TakeThat (case in point TheNostalgiaCritic's "it's like Jeff Dunham" line).
25th Feb '16 3:48:25 PM BigBertha
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* Creator/AndrewDiceClay was a big hit in the late 1980s/early 1990s for his controversial, sexist insult humor (essentially the Creator/DonRickles of his day). However, his act was seen as annoying and offensive to some (most notably Creator/RogerEbert), mainly due to his tendencies to play his stage persona in reality, as well as the fact that [[BlackComedy being un-PC just for the sake of it]] was getting played out. The tipping point was the flop of his star vehicle film ''Film/TheAdventuresOfFordFairlane'' which, to add insult to injury, was removed from theaters due to pressure from MoralGuardians. Clay's popularity plummeted shortly afterwards; he subsequently tried to change his image as a result, even doing the failed Creator/{{CBS}} sitcom ''Bless This House'', where he played a [[PlayingAgainstType family man]], but to little avail.

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* Creator/AndrewDiceClay was a big hit in the late 1980s/early 1990s for his controversial, sexist insult humor (essentially the Creator/DonRickles of his day). However, his act was seen as annoying and offensive to some (most notably Creator/RogerEbert), mainly due to his tendencies to play his stage persona in reality, as well as the fact that [[BlackComedy being un-PC just for the sake of it]] was getting played out. The tipping point was the flop of his star vehicle film ''Film/TheAdventuresOfFordFairlane'' which, to add insult to injury, was removed from theaters due to pressure from MoralGuardians. Clay's popularity plummeted shortly afterwards; he subsequently tried to change his image as a result, even doing the failed Creator/{{CBS}} sitcom ''Bless This House'', where he played a [[PlayingAgainstType family man]], but to little avail. He later became the frontman of the Australian rock band Music/{{Wolfmother}} (read their entry on the Rock Music subpage).
14th Feb '16 3:10:28 PM dinohunterpat
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* Carlos Mencia was once a well-liked comedian whose brash persona and Latino-flavored humor proved to be relatively popular. At his peak in the mid-2000s, Mencia starred in SuperBowl ads for Bud Light and his show ''Mind of Mencia'' was the second highest-rated program on Creator/ComedyCentral, surpassed only by South Park. However, Mencia's popularity too a hit when many comedians accused him of stealing jokes, culminated in a viral video of a heated argument between Mencia and Joe Rogan. This video, along with a South Park episode lampooning Mencia's joke plagarism, caused many to view him as a fraud who lazily copies other people's jokes. Furthermore, several of Mencia's [[DudeNotFunny insensitive]] and [[TooSoon untimely]] jokes about black lives killed during the Hurricane Katrina led to comedy lineups dropping him and declining ratings that cancelled his show. Nowadays, he is viewed by many as an unoriginal douchebag with publications like the Wall Street Journal and Maxim naming him as the worst comedian alongside the Jay Leno and Creator/DaneCook.
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* Carlos Mencia was once a well-liked comedian whose brash persona and Latino-flavored humor proved to be relatively popular. At his peak in the mid-2000s, Mencia starred in SuperBowl ads for Bud Light and his show ''Mind of Mencia'' was the second highest-rated program on Creator/ComedyCentral, surpassed only by South Park. However, Mencia's popularity too a hit when many comedians accused him of stealing jokes, culminated in a viral video of a heated argument between Mencia and Joe Rogan. This video, along with a South Park episode lampooning Mencia's joke plagarism, caused many to view him as a fraud who lazily copies other people's jokes. Furthermore, several of Mencia's [[DudeNotFunny insensitive]] and [[TooSoon untimely]] jokes about black lives killed during the Hurricane Katrina led to comedy lineups dropping him and declining ratings that cancelled his show. Nowadays, he is viewed by many as an unoriginal douchebag with publications like the Wall Street Journal and Maxim naming him as one of the worst comedian alongside the Jay Leno and Creator/DaneCook.
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