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eyeofnyc's avatar

What makes Dane Cook funny?

Asked by eyeofnyc (270points) February 28th, 2008 from iPhone

I want to punch him every second of my life.

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youknowconnor's avatar

Many teens and young adults can relate to his jokes. Also his style is unique and flawless.

kfiz's avatar

yeah I gotta agree that he can relate pretty well! He’s also original. But he would have a bigger crowd if he toned down on the cussing.

youknowconnor's avatar

Cussing is something that draws teen’s attention though and if teens and young adults are the biggest audience he has right now than he better try to keep them.

Also, most teen boys love action movie’s where they cuss a ton. And check what the iTunes top ten songs are. I guarantee they include plenty of cussing, and for a reason too. Think about Eminem. He cusses as most of his lyrics and people love his music for it.

smbunny's avatar

because hes flippin dane!! oh dane is my hero! ive been a fan since 2003, the harmful if swallowed days! hahaha id recognize his voice anywhere.

pattyb's avatar

There are/were some great stand-ups that use foul language; R Prior, G Carlin, E. Murphy, C. Rock , S. Kinison and so on, the difference is these guys are/were very very funny and clever, Dane Cook is not .IMHO

goulddj's avatar

^Agreed. I find Dane’s humor just bland and boring. He just yells a lot…...not funny. He also steals jokes from a lot of comedians. Not very original. I do admit sometimes he gets me to chuckles but not often.

Spargett's avatar

I think he has some really well conveyed observation skills. A critical tool for any good comedian to possess. The acronym thing is totally not funny though.

I think the problem with Dane Cook is that everyone has to be so black and white about it. As if you have to either love him or hate him.

I think some of his stuff is pretty funny.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Dane Cook is not funny. Dane Cook is not original. Look up Louis C.K. a lot of Dane Cooks jokes that people think are so great are actualy just ripped off Louis C.K. jokes. People just like him because he yells.

cwilbur's avatar

Dane Cook is supposed to be funny?

That explains a lot.

Emilyy's avatar

I used to like some of his old stuff…he has a couple old jokes about Burger King and Kool-Aid and Catholicism that I thought were mildly funny. Anybody heard those? I don’t know if those were stolen jokes or not. But I still keep them on my iPod just in case I want to chuckle a little. But more recently, I think that the majority of his fans for whatever reason react positively to his yelling, screaming, jumping around the stage shtick so any effort to create a decently funny joke has fallen by the wayside.

blunckhouse's avatar

If you don’t like Dane Cook, you will love the last 10 minutes of the movie “Mr. Brooks.”

freerangemonkey's avatar

Dane Cook sux. Mitch Hedberg FTW!

El_Cadejo's avatar

Hell yea Mitch Hedberg
” I like rice. Rice is great when you’re hungry and you want 2,000 of something”

“I saw a commercial on late night TV, it said,“Forget everything you know about slipcovers.” So I did. And it was a load off my mind. Then the commercial tried to sell me slipcovers, and I didn’t know what the hell they were.”

Emilyy's avatar

@freerangemonkey: I love Mitch! But what does FTW mean?

Spargett's avatar


It means “for the win”. Stupid, I know.

freerangemonkey's avatar

Spargett got it. It means For The Win.

I was being a bit sarcastic, but the point is, for me, if you really connect with Mitch Hedberg, you probably won’t with Dane Cook. I don’t personally get the appeal of Dane, but when I read uberbatman’s post I laughed out loud. Even in writing, Mitch’s humor makes sense. Too bad about the heroin…

kfiz's avatar

@ youknowconnor
its sad that your perspective is so one sided. Have you ever heard Brian Regan? That guy is funny w/o cussing. Cussing shows that a person doesn’t know how to communicate. Weakness. So sad.

youknowconnor's avatar

I’ve never heard of brian regan but I believe you can be hilarious without cussing. I still think that plenty of teens are attracted to it. I think my favorite comedian is actually Jerry Seinfeld who either barely swears or maybe never does.

ChinaXD's avatar

His impressions and just everything else.
He’s great:D

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