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#1 Gatsby

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 09:23 AM

Are there any LDS, Mormon stand up comedians? I'm a big fan of stand up comedy. Some of my all time favorite comedians include Chris Rock, Katt Williams, George Lopez, Carlos Mencia,.... but I'm interested in knowing if they are any LDS comedians. I always enjoy a good laugh.:D
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Posted 14 March 2009 - 09:58 AM

Look up "Latter-Day Night Live'. Some people find it hilarious, me I only really liked a couple of sequences.
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Posted 14 March 2009 - 11:00 AM

bengt washburn is...parts of his act are about being mormon, even tho he isn't exaclty active currenlty
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 06:08 AM

John Bytheway has done some good ones

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 09:08 AM

John Bytheway has done some good ones

After reading this post, i went on youtube and watched, Standards with John Bytheway. That was very powerful. I really felt the spirit as well as getting a few laughs. It was great. Why have i never heard of this guy before?
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 09:10 AM

I was going to say John Bytheway. I love the songs he writes, like the story of Lehi and his family set to the tune to Gilligan's Island. I still can't believe that one hasn't made it into the Primary Songbook. :lol:
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 12:17 PM

My young women leaders at my old ward were actually the ones that introduced me to John Bytheway he has some great stuff

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 08:15 PM

Bill Cosby has some good wholesome stuff too.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 08:31 PM

Well I would have said John Bytheway, but there are few people that have beaten me to it, my young womens leader introduced to him, I think I listened to the survival guide for teens, or crash course, I dont know now it was a few years ago, but I really enjoyed it!

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 08:57 PM

Brian Regan is a totaly PG comic, and hilarious...not LDS tho but safe for the kiddies
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 11:30 PM

Hi,

Has anyone heard of Elna Baker? She has a book coming out called The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance. Some while ago, she contributed to an episode of NPR's This American Life, (Act III of the radio program, about working at a toy store.) Full episode streamed online here, for free.

Website: Elnabaker.com
YouTube Video: YouTube - The Rejection Show: Elna Baker
(minor advisory -- non-explicit, but acknowledges the existence of sex.)

Thanks for the other recommendations, guys. I'll check them out.

Have a great day.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:06 AM

I had never heard of John Bytheway until he came to visit our Stake. He gave a talk which was both spiritully uplifting and hilarious. My daughters have been fans ever since.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 03:57 PM

Bump for giggles.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 04:01 PM

I've seen some Elna Baker on YouTube. Very engaging stage presence, but her "innocent-Mormon-girl-lost-in-big-bad-New-York" shtick becomes thoroughly unpersuasive (and therefore unamusing) if you listen to her long enough.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 04:14 PM

I've seen some Elna Baker on YouTube. Very engaging stage presence, but her "innocent-Mormon-girl-lost-in-big-bad-New-York" shtick becomes thoroughly unpersuasive (and therefore unamusing) if you listen to her long enough.


Oh, I imagine it would. Then again, I've only heard the NPR clip and the bit in the YouTube video. Does she have a CD or any other good material?

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 04:51 PM

Does she have a CD or any other good material?


Not sure. Her website doesn't say?

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 04:58 PM

Nope. Just the upcoming book, YouTube clip, and some radio show appearances. Some short stories are also posted, gratis. I thought you might have seen more of her act than the free Internet stuff. Some comedians are only funny for the first 10 minutes...

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 05:04 PM

Yeah; when I said "long enough" I should have specified "approximately four minutes". :D

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 09:52 PM

Yeah; when I said "long enough" I should have specified "approximately four minutes". :D


Haha. :) Fair enough. I still thought the "Rejection Show" YouTube video was funny enough to circulate on my Myspace bulletin and amongst my non-church e-mail contacts. It's hard to find LDS-themed comedy that a person could pass along to others.




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