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Norm's long lost twin brother

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:54 am
by alhilton
Stephen Lynch - terrible, hilarious, and having way too much fun.

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Re: Norm's long lost twin brother

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:53 am
by tbaker2500
It's interesting how stand up comics have to push it just a little cruder. Norm, by not seeking fame :-), has been able to stay true to his high-brow low comedy.

Re: Norm's long lost twin brother

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:53 am
by normsherman
Ha, yah, I love Stephen Lynch.
Now Tom, just cuz my sense of humor tends to be a little more soft-core, that doesn't mean I wouldn't mind a little fame! :-)

Re: Norm's long lost twin brother

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:24 pm
by alhilton
tbaker2500 wrote:It's interesting how stand up comics have to push it just a little cruder. Norm, by not seeking fame :-), has been able to stay true to his high-brow low comedy.
Tom... You have listened to Mega-beasts, right? Norm is soooooo above that low brow humor stuff. :lol:

I think Steve and Norm (and, more importantly, Steve and Norm's audiences) would get alone like a house afire. There's clearly an audience out there who'll pay money for this kind of thing. I seem to be in it.

Re: Norm's long lost twin brother

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:44 pm
by Talia
alhilton wrote:I think Steve and Norm (and, more importantly, Steve and Norm's audiences) would get alone like a house afire.
Everyone burns alone?

Re: Norm's long lost twin brother

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:47 pm
by tbaker2500
alhilton wrote:
tbaker2500 wrote:It's interesting how stand up comics have to push it just a little cruder. Norm, by not seeking fame :-), has been able to stay true to his high-brow low comedy.
Tom... You have listened to Mega-beasts, right? Norm is soooooo above that low brow humor stuff. :lol:
Hey, I'm not saying that Steve Lynch is bad! Funny stuff. But lines like
"Like I’m the only Harkonnen in a House of Atriedes" are, as I said, high-brow low comedy.
normsherman wrote:Ha, yah, I love Stephen Lynch.
Now Tom, just cuz my sense of humor tends to be a little more soft-core, that doesn't mean I wouldn't mind a little fame! :-)
Norm, you got a little fame. The next step is medium fame. :D

Re: Norm's long lost twin brother

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:52 pm
by alhilton
tbaker2500 wrote:But lines like
"Like I’m the only Harkonnen in a House of Atriedes" are, as I said, high-brow low comedy.
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Oh, oh, you're saying Norm is smarter! Well, yes. Concur.

Norm, one thing I forgot to ask in the interview was: How many time have you read Dune? :D

Re: Norm's long lost twin brother

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:41 pm
by tbaker2500
alhilton wrote:
tbaker2500 wrote:But lines like
"Like I’m the only Harkonnen in a House of Atriedes" are, as I said, high-brow low comedy.
Oh, oh, you're saying Norm is smarter! Well, yes. Concur.

Norm, one thing I forgot to ask in the interview was: How many time have you read Dune? :D
Maybe, I don't really know how smart Steve is. But I was just observing how comics tend to need to lower the intellectual level of their humor to get the quick laugh. I'm not sure that Norm has mastered that technique yet, and I'm glad for it. His lyrics are complicated enough that I still get things for the first time on my 5th listening.
I expect it's pretty frustrating for many comics to need to dumb things down to get paid.

Re: Norm's long lost twin brother

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:48 am
by normsherman
I bet America's Funniest Home Videos was the pure torture for Bob Saget.

Re: Norm's long lost twin brother

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:49 am
by tbaker2500
normsherman wrote:I bet America's Funniest Home Videos was the pure torture for Bob Saget.
Hell friggin yeah.

Re: Norm's long lost twin brother

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:59 am
by ROU Killing Time
tbaker2500 wrote:
normsherman wrote:I bet America's Funniest Home Videos was the pure torture for Bob Saget.
Hell friggin yeah.
I bet the paychecks helped alleviate some of the torture, though. It is something of a huh-wha... when you listen to his blue stand-up material and try and reconcile that with episodes of Full House. I'm thinking full house must have been even more tortuous than AFHV. Again, there was the check factor to console him.

Time to break out Cheap Trick's first album.

"He's a whore, he'll do anything for money..." :-)

Re: Norm's long lost twin brother

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:59 am
by Phenopath
Somewhat unrelated... I have just introduced my boy (age 5) to Star Wars and he is watching the DVD of episode IV on loop. After watching it for the twelfth time I have realized that Harrison Ford is a sound-a-like for Norm. I am sure that he would be chuffed to hear it.

Re: Norm's long lost twin brother

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:19 am
by Phenopath
normsherman wrote:I bet America's Funniest Home Videos was the pure torture for Bob Saget.
The UK the long running show 'You've been framed' (which I presume is the same - chavs falling over in paddling pools, chavs falling over at weddings, etc) has been rejuvenated with voiceovers from popular surreal comic Harry Hill. I guess this shit is what you make it?

Re: Norm's long lost twin brother

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:33 pm
by strawman
Phenopath wrote: I guess this shit is what you make it?
If ever words were true...