The ‘I Hate Dane Cook’ thing is funny to me. It’s cool to hate Dane Cook now that he’s one of the bigger names in comedy. Funny how that works.
It reminds me of when bands get big too quickly, like Green Day did: Initially, only the hip punk/alt/whatever kids knew about them. They’d wear their shirts, sing their songs, road trip to their shows. Then, MTV started playing their songs on TRL, started playing arenas and stadiums, went multiplatinum and – god forbid – became rich and famous. The hipsters all became too cool for them – they’re a commercial band, sellouts, shitty MTV pop. (of course, now it’s OK to like them again because they’re ‘anti-establishment’ or whatever, so they may be a bad example, but I digress).
Same thing has happened to Dane Cook: A few years ago, he was the underground guy that would be listed as ‘someone you gotta hear’ in a thread like this. I’m sure you’ll all tell me how he’s never made you laugh, you never liked him, he’s not talented or funny, etc. Whatever. He’s kind of a metro douche, has done TERRIBLE movies, but he can be pretty fuckin’ funny. [/quote]
That would make sense if I didn’t like a bunch of other mainstream comedians.