Ayecarumba
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July 8th, 2017 at 10:23:28 AM permalink
Quote: Puckerbutt

Were you doing a Bennett Brauer skit in written form?


Hehe... I need an "air quotes" button.
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July 8th, 2017 at 11:52:05 AM permalink
Quote: FatGeezus

Why pay to watch classic comedy acts on stage when you can watch the originals on the internet for free.



Why pay to see a Motown tribute? A Rat Pack tribute? A Neil Diamond tribute? A Beatles tribute?
Shall I go on?
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July 8th, 2017 at 4:48:01 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Why pay to see a Motown tribute? A Rat Pack tribute? A Neil Diamond tribute? A Beatles tribute?
Shall I go on?



Tribute Bands are the Devil!

These people aren't good enough to write songs so they try to emulate someone else's genius from the past and it's just evil... pure evil. Another reason seems that it isn't cost effective to spend the time to be original which is why music and entertainment are pretty much lost forever now. It's not only the Internet that has killed both but the last few generations are just plain fat and lazy in all walks of life. Years ago people had work ethic and it showed in everything from comedy to factories. It's ok though... we're just headed towards collapse. Only my opinion though... it seems many suckers do enjoy hacked up shows and pay good money to watch them instead of demanding new material. Same thing in the Casino... the people continue to get raped and enjoy playing games that are 5% losers or worse.
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July 8th, 2017 at 5:10:28 PM permalink
Get off of my lawn!
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monet0412
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July 9th, 2017 at 3:16:53 AM permalink
I could be wrong. Does anyone actually buy dvds of the tribute bands or shows or the merchandise? Would you wear a shirt of a tribute rather than buying the originals? Anyone stealing bootleg copies of tribute bands or shows off the net? I dunno... I have a friend who swears that it's all about seeing a show live instead of taped but if I'm going to a live show I'm gonna see something new and original. The only exceptions are the fine arts like operas, symphonies, musicals, ballets... etc etc... but those are timeless, lasting hundreds of years. Nobody hardly listens to the music or shows of the 20's through 40's... heck even the oldies from the 50's are dying! Rap and things like The Beatles will not can not stand the test of time like Mozart or Beethoven! I've seen tribute shows and the only time they were good is when some other strong original professional did a tribute show. A few years ago Cheap Trick did a Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club tribute show but it's a major difference compared to some no name cover band making it a career in Vegas copying others material... in my opinion that is... which is a conservative type of opinion mind you.
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July 9th, 2017 at 5:52:56 AM permalink
Actually, I agree. I can't be bothered to go to any of the countless tribute shows. I'm sure they have some value, but it escapes me.
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July 9th, 2017 at 6:25:14 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Actually, I agree. I can't be bothered to go to any of the countless tribute shows. I'm sure they have some value, but it escapes me.

Well, certainly, to each his own. I enjoy the LEGENDS in CONCERT show at Flamingo, depending on which "Legends" are performing:

I think every show has ELVIS and MICHAEL JACKSON. The best of the rest:

- Blues Brothers
- Taylor Swift

This has a market: High Energy, Lots of Dancing, Live Band on Stage, Songs you know and love, great back-up singers performing with the Legends, and a little dose of comedy.
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July 9th, 2017 at 8:23:03 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

Why pay to see a Motown tribute? A Rat Pack tribute? A Neil Diamond tribute? A Beatles tribute?
Shall I go on?

My comment was in reference to a COMEDY CLASSIC and if people would attend. It's unfortunate that you misunderstood it.

I have attended many music tribute revues. There is a difference between music and comedy revues.

You cannot compare the original comedy acts with some unknown actors trying to duplicate them.
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July 9th, 2017 at 9:08:33 AM permalink
Quote: FatGeezus

My comment was in reference to a COMEDY CLASSIC and if people would attend. It's unfortunate that you misunderstood it.

I have attended many music tribute revues. There is a difference between music and comedy revues.

You cannot compare the original comedy acts with some unknown actors trying to duplicate them.



Why?
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July 9th, 2017 at 8:03:48 PM permalink
Quote: rsactuary

Because there is something about seeing a performance live that can't be beat.



I don't find that that is true for large-venue comedians. Yes, there is the group and the social aspect. Spending $60 Seeing Louis CK in a 5,000 seat venue. No thanks. Seeing him at a comedy club in NYC where you are 10 feet from the stage and he's interacting with you? Priceless.
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