The First Stand-Up Comic Was a Fascist?

  • Published: 10 September 2019
  • Taken from JRE #1348 w/Bill Burr:

Comments • 530

  • Kilgore Trout
    Kilgore Trout  3 weeks back

    Aristophanes and Menander were world-first who poked fun at the politicians and powerful people and I am sure they were not Fascist. Joe Rogan and Bill Burr I am sure are crypto Fascist who has sympathy for fascistic causes. 🤣🤣🤣

    • Doug Canney
      Doug Canney  4 weeks back

      I had heard that in sporting events in ancient Greece they had “callers” come out and pretty much roast the athletes that we considered the enemy or visitors. The more well-known the athlete or fighter, the better the caller was. It was a hard job to secure and it paid well. The callers went everywhere the athletes went.

      • Jonny Lake
        Jonny Lake  4 weeks back

        Yeah Mark twain was definitely the first stand up comedian.

        • Alex B
          Alex B  4 weeks back

          Comedians are Nazis!!! Cancelled.

          • No,Isaidposse
            No,Isaidposse  4 weeks back

            In medieval times the travelling acts were considered the lowlifes of society. Things don't change much.

            • Skurtavus Grodolfus
              Skurtavus Grodolfus  4 weeks back

              I mean honestly, Fascism is rather easy to understand when you understand the symbology of the Fascis: a bundle of sticks, bound together and an axe at the Centre. The analogy being that an individual stick is easily broken, but if the sticks are bound together, they can't be broken. The axe represents the state-power protecting the unified people of the nation.

              It's essentially a branch of socialism that split off and added a nativist and traditionalist spin, rather than the Global Revolution of Marxism.

              • MrSh4des
                MrSh4des  4 weeks back

                Nobody knows what fascism is.

                • MrSh4des
                  MrSh4des  4 weeks back

                  @juan altredo i mean people literally do not know what fascism means. They think its synonymous with totalitarianism and evil when its really a beleif based on the family unit, a cohesive comminity, and ones personal responsibility to that community to insure its safety and health.

                • juan altredo
                  juan altredo  4 weeks back

                  Give Mussolini a bit of credit

              • Cristo Rogers
                Cristo Rogers  4 weeks back

                Bill’s aging like fine 🍷

                • Gene Steger
                  Gene Steger  4 weeks back

                  There were lots of Americans in the 1920s and 30s who supported Fascism. Including Black Americans!!! Fascism is just another form of socialism and many of the thing that get people jazzed about marxism were the same things that excited people about fascism.

                  • Peter Hedlöf
                    Peter Hedlöf  1 months back

                    Another theme! Dont you think THE world becomes fake if everybody just identifie themselfs with THE Good guys Heroes?? A Guy like THE Swedish Elite soldier & war Criminal Jackie Arklöv are just a Anti Hero kind of Hero. He failed over & over again & were was Always others there to pick him Up. THE victims att Sebrenica was not that Lucky. Jackie Arklöv are more or less unintresting but THE way THE Zionist works are brought to THE light. THE Zionists fake history,facts,truth & becomes an Hollywood actor. He put His Friends & himself in danger by pathetic misstakes. It would have Been a piece of cake to investigate others in His unit IF it wasnt for THE fact Croatia & Bosnia was into NATO & Swedish defence forces are also NATO wankers. He was protected by that fact. The problem are that THE Zionist sacrifice others to protect wrong doings and failures using THE old motto once a champ Always a champ.

                    • Creepy Soul
                      Creepy Soul  1 months back

                      Actually Mark Twain has largely been considered the first stand up comedian. he used to travel and tell stories and was rumored to be quite funny.

                      • Kirby Little
                        Kirby Little  1 months back

                        Honestly...I'm tired of the TRUTH being called fascism.

                        • ckom0007
                          ckom0007  1 months back

                          That’s easy...the first mass market, world-wide “stand up” acts worked in pantomime. They were the silent film comedians. Arbuckle, Chaplin, Keaton (with others) were known to the whole world! The fact that they spoke in a different language than current English speaking stand ups is irrelevant. They had audiences ten-times the size of Netflix.

                          • BUILDSforDRIVING
                            BUILDSforDRIVING  1 months back

                            Court jester

                            • Saturnino Valdés
                              Saturnino Valdés  1 months back

                              Lmao y’all act like you read the book he was referring to, and all you looking for examples preceding that fashie commie think y’all are on to something? The court jesters has the king as their audience, today we have comedians now as philosopher kings, tyrants almost. Together I call them the cartels of comedy.

                              • Windon West
                                Windon West  1 months back

                                It goes back to Greece at least you moron. Cave men ugA uga funny right

                                • Lord Dingus
                                  Lord Dingus  1 months back

                                  Joe “Let me show that I know Mark Twain’s real name” Rogan.

                                  • Erik Cnating
                                    Erik Cnating  4 weeks back

                                    Lol, that's exactly what he was doing.

                                • Jesus Vaca
                                  Jesus Vaca  1 months back

                                  Joe “(blurts out as fast as he can SAMUEL CLEMENS)” Rogan

                                  • Patrick Vernon
                                    Patrick Vernon  1 months back

                                    Not strange at all. Fascists are just soldiers by another name and soldiers are known for thier humor as well as being violent or whatever

                                    • The- potato-warrior
                                      The- potato-warrior  1 months back

                                      It shouldn’t be illegal to be racist
                                      It should be illegal to do racist things

                                      • Dean Gulberry
                                        Dean Gulberry  1 months back

                                        Well Mark Twain may have also been a little anti Semitic

                                        • Manuel Richard
                                          Manuel Richard  1 months back

                                          (Insert opinion) anyone who disagrees is a facist.

                                          ^ how to be an actual facist.

                                          • STEVEN SPENNEBERG
                                            STEVEN SPENNEBERG  1 months back

                                            Completely Wrong. There were Court Jesters and characters in Greek plays who told humorous monologues. England and Europe had MUSIC HALL who had hosts that were funny. That led to Vaudeville And that led to Coffee ship poetry readings and finally modern stand up.

                                            • Sam
                                              Sam  1 months back

                                              Stump speech from minstrel show

                                              • tikocal
                                                tikocal  1 months back

                                                Rakugo in japan

                                                • Ben
                                                  Ben  1 months back

                                                  He probably spoke against political correctness and bashed minority groups for overreacting right? Sounds like some current US comedians right?

                                                  • Nik
                                                    Nik  1 months back

                                                    how can you be so ignorant as to not realize that people have been standing up in front of groups and telling jokes for thousands of years?

                                                    • Nikki Necro
                                                      Nikki Necro  1 months back

                                                      Fascism wins again!

                                                      • Kane O'Connor
                                                        Kane O'Connor  1 months back

                                                        He was labelled a facist from the silly 40s version of antifa lol

                                                        • Newlvlups No
                                                          Newlvlups No  3 weeks back

                                                          Kane O'Connor- yeah it’s not like fascism was a big thing in the 40s or anything

                                                      • Luka Ban
                                                        Luka Ban  1 months back

                                                        This Frank Fay guy is a real jerk

                                                        • Louis IIX
                                                          Louis IIX  1 months back

                                                          Carlos mencia was the first comic

                                                          • Louis IIX
                                                            Louis IIX  1 months back

                                                            White people always think a white person was first...

                                                            • justsay no
                                                              justsay no  1 months back

                                                              Stop bitching like a bitch.

                                                          • eric anton
                                                            eric anton  1 months back

                                                            Id say the inventor of (modern) standup is probably Bob Hope.

                                                            • Squishy Potato
                                                              Squishy Potato  1 months back

                                                              They tend to culminate to that on their own terms.

                                                              Butt jokes to gas juice 😂

                                                              • David Cutts
                                                                David Cutts  1 months back

                                                                Adam and Eve did a kind of Burns & Allen bit for the serpent. That's where "boo, hissssss" came from.

                                                                • Mud Vayne
                                                                  Mud Vayne  1 months back

                                                                  So actually, Satan was the first cedian and was a bad one in the Jon Lovitz "vein". Yeah, God really wants you to eat the fruit. Yeah, yeah, THAT'S THE TICKET!!!

                                                              • B T
                                                                B T  1 months back

                                                                Bill burr is such a cuck

                                                                • Gage Westerhouse
                                                                  Gage Westerhouse  1 months back

                                                                  Wait, was he a fascist or a Nazi? Because they aren't exactly the same.

                                                                  • Jason Hamill
                                                                    Jason Hamill  1 months back

                                                                    After Dinner Speeches have been around since the court jester.
                                                                    Only recently did they become a thing in their own,
                                                                    taking to the stage.

                                                                    a lot of comics make thier bones giving funny speeches after a corporate lunch.

                                                                    • Danial Mohammadi
                                                                      Danial Mohammadi  1 months back

                                                                      Kings had jokers since God knows when :) standup comedian= fancy joker 🤔

                                                                      • Michael Hall
                                                                        Michael Hall  1 months back

                                                                        Danial Mohammadi A Jester and a Stand Up comic...Two totally different things...imo

                                                                    • r385671
                                                                      r385671  1 months back

                                                                      I can't believe that people dont realize there were many groups in the US that supported fascism and Nazism.

                                                                      • FanASStik
                                                                        FanASStik  1 months back

                                                                        Court jesters back in the day?

                                                                        • BiohazardCake
                                                                          BiohazardCake  1 months back

                                                                          Their were stand up comedians in greek times, and they've existed way before that.

                                                                          • Mona Bone Jakon
                                                                            Mona Bone Jakon  1 months back

                                                                            Ringo Starr was the first stand up comedian. He invented everything.

                                                                            • Mud Vayne
                                                                              Mud Vayne  1 months back

                                                                              I was thinking the same thing. Shelley Long was the first comedy groupie whore. The English language was created by an Asian actor, also. Damn!!! We are showing our age by knowing these facts. You Zuug Zuug head.

                                                                          • ANGRY ASIAN WAITER CINEPLEX

                                                                   business didn't start in the old west with travelling Minstrell shows. Etruscans (pre Roman) had theatres in every city state as did the Romans after them. Etruscan being one of the earliest known civilizations but there was probably theatres and acting even before that.

                                                                            • ANGRY ASIAN WAITER CINEPLEX

                                                                              TRAVELLING MINSTRELLS AND JESTERS....

                                                                              From battlefield comedians to unfortunate messengers, jesters played varied roles in courts through the Middle Ages and Tudor period. When we imagine a medieval or Tudor feast, we might picture a jester, the wise fool, running among the guests juggling or telling bawdy jokes while minstrels strum their lutes. But in the 11th and 12th centuries, the title ‘minstrel’, meaning ‘little servant’, was the name given to a wide range of entertainers, including singers, musicians, jugglers, tumblers, magicians as well as joculators or jesters. Both men and women were employed as minstrels and there is a record of a joculatrix* called Adeline owning land in Hampshire in 1086.

                                                                              *Noun. joculatrix (plural joculatrices) (obsolete) A female joculator; a female jester, comedian or entertainer

                                                                              • Mota Man
                                                                                Mota Man  1 months back

                                                                                Looks like a 40 year old version of The report of the week lol

                                                                                • k McGreg
                                                                                  k McGreg  1 months back

                                                                                  so was Italy and Spain entirely

                                                                                • The Holy Mackerel
                                                                                  The Holy Mackerel  1 months back

                                                                                  Everyone here knows that Amy Schumer was the first REAL stand-up comic.

                                                                                  • WinterNight gaming
                                                                                    WinterNight gaming  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Its a shame all her jokes were stolen by other comedians.

                                                                                  • The Holy Mackerel
                                                                                    The Holy Mackerel  1 months back

                                                                                    Manuel Richard With flying buttresses reinforcing her elephant legs, yes.

                                                                                  • Manuel Richard
                                                                                    Manuel Richard  1 months back

                                                                                    She can still stand up?