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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Not Funny

Throw Crap at
Dane Cook
at KeyArena

What is the opposite of funny? Dane Cook, the peerlessly unfunny and monolithically successful "comedian" who performs tonight at KeyArena. Cook's awesome ability to steal material from other, better comedians (Louis C.K., Emo Philips, and others) is matched only by his ability to de-funny even these pinched bits. What Applebee's is to food, Dane Cook is to comedy: adamantly unimaginative, thoroughly second-rate, and mysteriously popular. Justice buffs should pillage their rotten-vegetable arsenals and prepare for battle. (KeyArena, 305 Harrison St, 7 pm, $30–$100.)


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I hate him sooooo much.

Not quite understanding how this untalented mudderfugger keeps getting movie roles when ALL the movies he is in, BOMB!

If an actress appears in a couple bomb movies, her movie career is dead and she's back to TV-Land at best...

Posted by michael strangeways | November 29, 2007 12:34 PM

Dane Cook is a symptom of the Britney-ization of pop culture. It no long matters whether you have calculable talent or any sort of performance spark that sets you apart from the rest. What matters now above all else is how fuckable you are - and many young woman think (for whatever reason) Dane Cook might be a goldmine in the sack. Wouldn't be at all surprised to see that his audience at Key Arena is 80% or more female between the ages of 18 and 30.

Of course sex is and has been the driving force for many things in the arts. It's nothing new. The terms Rock and Roll and Jazz are euphemisms for fucking, but there used to be a time when you had to back sensuality up with some artistic merit. Now, when Mariah Carey's new CD doesn't sell, she goes up a cup size on the implants.

Posted by Bauhaus | November 29, 2007 12:41 PM

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