Comedy Central Presents

Season 2 Episode 4

Greg Proops

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jun 19, 1999 on Comedy Central
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Greg Proops contemplates the real reason the pilgrims left England in this half-hour stand-up special.
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  • A fun showcase of the standup ability of Greg Proops

    8.5
    I enjoyed this, a solid 20 minutes of Greg Proops stand up comedy and he seems like a very good standup comedian. Yes, a lot of English jokes, but hey, I'm not English so I don't mind, so they worked for me (Greg gets the Buddy Holly reference in about himself early on). I love how Greg also trys to get the crowd into it if they go quiet by pointing out the fact they've gone quiet. He uses all of the stage in his performance as well, and isn't afraid to make scathing or nasty sarcastic comments about anything he discusses. But he does it in an un-nasty way where it doesn't feel like he's being serious, and I can appreciate that. Anyway, overall I've have heard people making negative comments about this but I do think this was a fairly good showcase of Greg's standup ability. I want to see more.moreless

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    • Greg Proops: How come we got the grumpy boat of bandy-legged Puritans? How come we didn't get the Italian party boat with the cappuccino makes and the gelato machine? That was the sexy boat, man.

    • Greg Proops: I have to hear this all the time in England: "Well, all Americans are fat and stupid, mm-hm-hm-hm-hm." Really? Well, thanks for sending over the best and brightest to start the party. Maybe we can send a few freaky, Texas, militia, hate-group, gun-toting weirdoes back to your country.

    • Greg Proops: My feeling is, the Pilgrims were asked to leave England. England was never funner than when the Pilgrims split, right? The people of England got a little tired of these dour, right-winged conservative psycho-Christians wearing all black, bumming people out, confusing everyone by wearing buckles on... their heads. "Is that tight enough for you, Cotton?" "Yea, verily."

    • Greg Proops: I would never advocate the use of dope because I'm not a professional athlete, and I don't have access to the good stuff.

    • Greg Proops: And the English, who are warm and cuddly by nature -- Thank you, look for the sarcasm, I think you'll find it contained in every joke.

    • Greg Proops: I understand that smoking is vaguely inappropriate in certain situations. You know, like an orphanage, cancer ward, whatever.

    • Greg Proops: In L.A., you've always got to look for intelligent thought, because it's never going to just come at ya.

    • Greg Proops: Animals have two vital functions in today's society: To be delicious, and to fit well.

    • Greg Proops: Cause it seems to me that this country is so often a redneck, dickhead, peckerwood, bo-hug, he-haw, gun-totin', psycho-Christian, anti-choice, homophobic, gimme-cap wearin', militia arm band, sportin' a huge belt buckle with your name on it that you wear upside-down so you go 'Oh s**t that's my name!' kind of place.

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