A Month of Comedy: Dane Cook

Everyday this month I will be posting one of my favorite comedians.  There will be plenty of videos and a little bit about why I like them.  The videos are most likely NSFW.

Dane Cook is a very polarizing comedian.  People either love him or hate him.  For mentioning that he is one of my favorites, I feel like some people will be like “okay so Josh is a complete frat guy loser who does not have any real taste in comedy.”  And other folks will be like “dude, you like Dane Cook too, that’s awesome bro!”

Yes, he is a comedian that kind of panders to the “bro” culture.  That does not mean he is not funny.  People usually think that since I am a fan of Louis CK that I must automatically hate Dane Cook. For those that are not familiar, Cook has been accused of stealing Louis’ joke.  If you watch Louie, then you saw how they dealt with the situation.  Louis CK never says that Cook stole his material, but he never defended him.  It was a great episode where Cook gets to call out Louie and yet retain some dignity in the whole affair.

One of the things I have always liked about him though is that he just tells stories.  His observations are funny, but the way he tells the story is what I have always enjoyed.  Now, that being said, I cannot watch his newest stand-up.  When someone is super famous and talking about banging chicks or whatever, it is not that funny.

It is like when Howard Stern was married and he would have those girls trying to seduce him and he would be like “oh, if only I wasn’t married…”  Then he got divorced and it was just not as funny anymore.  The girl is flirting and he is like “oh, well I guess you can have sex with me…”  That is how Cook’s routine feels to me now.