BEST COMEDIANS I'VE SEEN LIVE

Until recently, Birmingham hasn't had a ton of comedians roll through town. Glad that's changing though. Hate that I was out of town when Tig Notaro came through and that I was too broke to see George Carlin, Jerry Seinfeld, and Chris Rock. Also discovered Mitch Hedberg just before he died but he played here multiple times apparently 😕
  1. 1.
    Zach Galifianakis
    Got to see him in a 225 capacity club several years before he blew up in The Hangover series and stopped doing stand up. Absolutely the hardest I have ever laughed.
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    Dave Chappelle
    Got to see him on his comeback. Glad he's gotten healthy again and back out in the road. One of the best.
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    Brian Posehn
    The guy made an hour long routine out of talking about heavy metal, science fiction, comic books, and how awkward he is. I don't even like sci-fi and comics and he still had me howling.
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    Kyle Kinane
    I hadn't even heard of him until the day of the show when a friend talked me into going. Glad I did.
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    Hannibal Burress
    Crazy how he is just blowing up and is everywhere now. I think they BOGO'd the tickets when I saw him because he was still on the way up and was playing a space that was too big at the time. Awful crowd too. A lot of interruptions.
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    Eddie Izzard
    Longest comedy show I've ever seen. Was like 2+ hours, but always funny. So involved and complex it's almost more like a one man play than stand up.
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    Rob Delaney
    Amazing how he parlayed a Twitter account into a mult-media career. Good for him though.
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    Todd Barry
    Todd is super funny, but I was a little bummed for him that he played before a very sparse crowd in a very big room. Kind of just sucked the energy out of the place.