“An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You would never see an Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order sign, just Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience."
- Mitch Hedberg
One of my first introductions to stand-up comedy was Stand-Up Spotlight
on VH-1. It was hosted by Rosie O'Donnell and had 3-4 comedians with a short set of material. You can catch some of the short clips on YouTube (check out Bill Engvall
). Stand up comedy has had a rebirth recently with uncensored comedy on SiriusXM. Being able to hear original bits from Carlin to Giraldo has helped some comedians gain more notoriety. Here are some of my favorites: