Monday, September 28, 2009

Clean Comedy Still Funny?

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Comedy doesn’t need to be filthy.

At the 34th Annual San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition on Saturday (Oct. 3), dirty jokes may get comedians a few chuckles but it won’t get them the crown.

Spokesperson Jonathan Fox says comics are used to performing for “rowdy, inattentive audiences” in clubs, so they often rely on gross, “low common denominator” jokes to make an impression.

That won’t work at this contest though, which has helped break funny folks like Ellen DeGeneres, Dana Carvey, Dane Cook, and Robin Williams into the comedy world.

He says, “That will get a laugh but not a good score. Original and intelligent material gets a high grade.”

The rigid rules have been known to leave comics a bit wounded after elimination, and as a result many “snap” on stage.

Comedian David Cross once lost it so bad he flashed his wang to the crowd.

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