Best Live Stand-Up (Clean)

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  1. HoopsTournament

    HoopsTournament Well-Known Member

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    I love going to see comedians live, but prefer ones that keep it clean (no or limited swearing, no sexual humor). The ones that I have seen recently are:

    Tim Hawkins
    John Crist
    Michael Jr.

    I have tickets to see Jim Gaffigan in Sioux Falls in June (on my birthday).

    Does anyone have suggestions for other (clean) comedians that they have seen that they like?
     
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    I enjoy all the ones you mentioned above. I would also highly recommend Brian Regan. I have included a clip below. I also like Ken Davis and John Branyan (I also included a clip of his).

     
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  3. jmb

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    Andy Andrews. Prolific author of great books also.
     
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    Demetri Martin is pretty great. Just saw him at hoyt Sherman last weekend.
     
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    John Mulaney is hilarious, and his bits seem pretty tame if I recall correctly. Also, second the vote for Brian Regan
     
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    Besides those already mentioned, Sebastian Maniscalco is pretty clean. He said he's made it a point to structure his act so the whole family can enjoy his show together.
     
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    Anthony Jeselnik

    Just kidding, of course.

    Nate Bargatze is a funny dude and relatively unknown. What I've seen is clean but I've never seen him live.
     
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    Doug Stanhope
     
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    Bill Cosby of course.
     
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    Second for Nate Bargatze. He's 99% clean and hilarious. I've seen him a couple of times around the midwest.

     
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    Another vote for Regan and Mulaney. I've seen Regan live twice.

    Other possibilities.

    Gary Gulman ... occasional profanity, but it's always within context of the routine and not distracting. One of my favorite bits:



    Another "clean" act.

     
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    Agree with the poster above, Gulman is A+. His Trump/Gates bit from like 10 years ago holds up so well.
     
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    I don't have any suggestions besides the ones mentioned, but I do agree with the OP that clean stand-up is great. Repeated F-bombs and distasteful sexual jokes are low-hanging fruit in the comedy world.
     
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    Agree, some of his stuff is hilarious. A little hit-and-miss but for the most part solid. His bit about today's night club scene is really good.
     
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    A lot of his act is watching him. I think that is what has brought him the popularity he now has, he is very animated on stage. I think if clean comedy is what you are looking for, you would have to check out his work.
     
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    There is a language issue, but I consider Mike Birbiglia to basically be pretty clean. I love this guy personally.

     
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    My brother has opened for him a couple times and said he was really fun to hang out with.

    A good friend of mine named Jason Russell is probably one of the best clean comics that I have seen live.

     
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    Iowa State mens basketball? They're pretty comical these days!
     
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