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Comedian Josh Denny says you can hear Norm’s influence in all his jokes but this seems closer to theft than influence

Comedian Josh Denny says you can hear Norm’s influence in all his jokes but this seems closer to theft than influence

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tacosteve100

is this talking about stuff or standup? I can’t tell


TTVBlueGlass

His "Hitler" impression sounds more like Peng Dang


hurst_

is this guy famous?


seedlesssoul

I didn't know who he was until this moment and probably will never listen to anything that does again.


TTVBlueGlass

No.


IrregularMango

Peng Dang who lied about Hinchcliffe.


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J-Z-R

And CK has a joke before Norm, where he says if you’re gonna kill someone make sure you hide the body, don’t just throw them in the backyard compost pile that you use for your tomatoes.


Im_a_tesh_harper

More of a comment really


tacosteve100

Here’s my original joke in the style of Norm. I wrote it a few weeks ago. People always give me advice on my career, but i’m doin just fine. No one ever has advice for serial killers! So, I’d like to give the serial killers out there some advice. “Stop murdering people and turn yourself in!”


SeniorArmy

Booo


tacosteve100

Boomerang 🪃


seedlesssoul

Boooo-urns!


TTVBlueGlass

Don't get into standup.


tacosteve100

ha! and tour the country? you can have that


meat_on_a_hook

Don’t use this


MoneyshotMonday

If norm said this word for word people would think it is hilarious.


BUTTHOLE-MAGIC

I really don't think that's true lol


MrsClaireUnderwood

That's Norm's entire brand, are you kidding me?


JulioSanchez1994

Fuck these people that's a funny joke


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Oh boy it isn’t


MoneyshotMonday

You may not like Norm Macdonald then, he doesnt use stereotypical punchlines, he is deadpan and his jokes are intentionally not meant to be funny, more so obvious.


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Lol I love norm, one of my top all time comedians. There’s a big difference here between a classic norm style joke and this


MoneyshotMonday

Agree to disagree I guess, I love Norm a lot in part due to his delivery of completely unfunny things making me erupt. I guess my point would be that Norm could have delivered that during the weekend update but add his iconic facial expressions and Normisms and I would have laughed.


Tommyboy3521

I went back and reread the joke, I do think you are right. He might have tweeked it a bit, but could have made it work.


JulioSanchez1994

Don't know until it's on stage


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I mean if that’s the punchline then it really isn’t. Even as a concept, that conceptual punchline isn’t good.


JulioSanchez1994

Ok nerd lol


[deleted]

Shit! Got me there! You got a Hunk of rope I could borrow?


JulioSanchez1994

Yeah let me just blast it out my dick real quick


BUTTHOLE-MAGIC

*Car crash sound*


PiggySoup

"Advice to serial killers? Move to California"


canti-

I'd say having the same premise isn't that big of a deal but tweeting about Norm to promote his garbage podcast is some scumbag shit


orincoro

The premise isn’t sacred. Lots of people have made that joke. It’s just not a funny take on it… at all.


DietStroke

It's hilarious, just not when presented by that other guy. His delivery is awful.


orincoro

That’s what I said.


goldensteaks

He sounds really panicked on stage and has zero delivery or timing.


orincoro

And he’s a bad writer. He probably doesn’t understand why Norm’s take on the premise was funny and his isn’t.


acreakingstaircase

I’m not a joke writer so can you elaborate? What’s so different between the two?


orincoro

Who is the joke really on? The humor in Norm’s take on it is that he wouldn’t be strong enough to do what so many people say they would do. He is pointing out that all of us find these things easy to say, but that real experience often proves our sense of ourselves to be overblown. So many people fell for Hitler’s rhetoric, so why wouldn’t you really? You sympathize because it speaks to the doubts each of us has in ourselves. This guy first of all isn’t making the joke at his own expense. Instead, he’s creating an absurdist take where Hitler has a power point. Hahaha, fascism makes sense? Who’s the fool? The audience? I don’t feel anything. I don’t know what this is supposed to all mean. It’s really just that it’s a premise. It’s incongruous, but incongruity is only funny if it reveals something about us. If it surprises us and challenges our feelings. This isn’t doing that. It’s just saying “wouldn’t it be funny.” Which, you know, isn’t funny.


YerMomTwerks

Josh Denny is a compulsive liar


BillBurrFan420

Equally shitty is that he used Norm’s death to promote his own shitty podcast. https://twitter.com/joshdenny/status/1437852641300676610?s=21


AS14K

How can this guy live with himself? This kinda shit should be criminal


orincoro

Comedy is full of people who will do anything to be relevant.


OfficialVehx

I just can't imagine the mindset you have to be in to tweet 20x a day to complete crickets. Seems like he gets 50 comments at most with 100k followers? Guessing he bought them too lol. I wish I had that kind of blind self ignorance and confidence


Cultural_Hope

I looked at the rest of his Twitter. Oof!


TTVBlueGlass

HE LIES, HE STEALS, HE CHEATS HE CRIES, HE BLOCKS, HE DELETES


daveweirinnit

Not only is Josh Denny an Uber driver, he also drives Uber


DayDreamerJon

When you cant even make stolen jokes work its time to call it quits


BillBurrFan420

Also he’s since removed this set from his YouTube channel. Pretending this never happened.


Father_John_Moisty

That makes two of us.


bringsmemes

barbra streisand checking on to see if this works yet


DaddyWarBucks26

He doesn't say anything about his eyes though idk you're reaching


everyone_is_an_alt

Josh Denny is a terrible comedian and a worse person.


MrNudeGuy

joke theft is a death sentence in these parts.


Timoat

Not if you're Amy schumer. In Joe's book, she gets a pass for some reason.


TTVBlueGlass

"Parallel thinking" "Writer creativity issue"


yadius

[Amy Schumer is the funniest person on the planet.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJzFPqYGZfc)


Timoat

dear lord, the genius of the man


orincoro

I don’t really disagree. To Joe, theft is very direct. It’s not that different from a reporter who massages the truth to make a better story. Playing off of somebody’s idea or a premise is lazy, or shows a lack of integrity, but it’s not theft. Rewriting an exact joke beat for beat is theft. For a reporter, that’s lying about facts. I have this joke about a moose, for example. It feels like a norm joke. I even play that up and do it in a norm voice as part of the joke. It has a very loosely similar structure to the moth joke, but it’s not the same joke. The payoff is totally different. The point isn’t the same. I feel like that’s ok. Even more, I open say where the idea comes from because I don’t want people to think I dug through some old norm tapes for it. I did write it.


Timoat

Look up amy schumer joke theft video comparisons on YouTube and get back to us.


orincoro

I’m not defendíng her. She sucks. But it’s the difference between being dumb and lazy and being a their I guess.


numba1mrdata

Joke theft is not a joke, Jim. Millions of families suffer every year!


disgrace_command

Fake comedian. Twitter is his celebrity fantasy camp.


ihatepokemongames

Which is made even more sad knowing his followers were all bought for the most part


TTVBlueGlass

Denny has literally admitted to compulsively lying solely due to being boring and having nothing to say. Give him the chair. He deserves it.


OldGearJammer

I remember this idiot from when was fired a couple of years ago from the Food Network for going on a white supremacist rant.


PiccoloStriking6258

He’s also that chipotle jeans guy


Allie_fox_news

Is this the same guy who just went on a Twitter rant about the Texas abortion bill, saying only whores don’t know if they’re pregnant after 6 weeks?


CatDad69

Yep


ShallWeBeginAgain

Is that you Mike? Are you still alive?


56wasntenough

✈️


Diclessdondolan

Fucking hack


Low-Midnight-7586

Fat poor and a liar.


ThrowRA_000718

Not at all theft. The concept of traveling back in time to kill Hitler is obviously not Norm’s original thought. So that part you can’t claim theft. So we’re left with the premise of being taken in by Hitler. Norm was more joking about his dreamy eyes. Different kind of persuasion. This guy went a different direction with it. Definitely different enough to let him off the hook for theft.


bootyboixD

Thank you, surprised I had to scroll so far to find a dissenting opinion. This guy is extremely unfunny, awful delivery and timing, he used Norm’s death to promote his shitty podcast, etc. but this just doesn’t feel like joke theft to me


ThrowRA_000718

Yeah I don’t know anything about the guy except that this clip makes it look like he has maybe been doing stand up for less than 3 years. Not funny, bad timing, etc. like everyone else is saying.


ElessdeeDMT

Seems like different jokes to me. If he would have mentioned Hitler's eyes then sure, absolute theft, but he didn't. Everyone has a time travel hitler joke.


TTVBlueGlass

It's not about Hitler's eyes you fool. Everyone's got a Hitler time travel joke. Norm's "shock" spin in it was that it ends up with him joining the Nazis. Because of the way people always described elements of Hitler's powerful charisma and persuasiveness There, I dissected it for you. Same joke, Denny just did it worse.


R10BS69

u shoulda' put "comedian"


Plucky-Me

I would not worry about it. Norm can't be replicated, he often used other peoples jokes himself.


GonzoPatrol

This man is a RAT


hambonie88

Man, who the fuck cares


waterdog67

Not theft.


Thor_ultimus

RIP norm one of my favorite comedians


sl1mman

It's not as good because Norm said big beautiful eyes like the says big beautiful cock. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXzDiE38gEE


MC89MC

Why even make this video the guys dead


sFAMINE

That is a no from me Josh Denny


Justice989

As far as joke stealing goes, I've seen a lot worse. That feels more like a similar premise.


PiccoloStriking6258

I fucking hate this guy


wisemonkey1

Pathetic and an awful self promotion tactic.


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J1993F

Why don’t you just check his Twitter?


johnyapplsede

He almost has to at this point. He just went on Theo's podcast a week or two ago. It was before Norm died but they were talking about how he always does this when a celeb dies.


Taureg01

And it still isn't funny


johnyapplsede

I happen to agree, but I think it's kind of his brand and people are expecting it now


IntroductionMaster79

Get Rogan up on that stage to call him out and ruin his career!


shoeless__

No one cares. He is bad. Hopefully he is having a good life as a plumber somewhere.


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TTVBlueGlass

It's the complete opposite IMO. Norm worked it in as ~15 second gag into the course of a conversation. Sharply executed, funny, moves on. It was a momentum-builder for what would be an otherwise boring interview if not for Norm. Denny stretched it out like a loose anus over the course of almost a full minute. Sloppily and nervously delivered, and it contributed to his nonexistent momentum like a brick wall. Worst of all he totally dismantled the effect of the joke by explaining the punchline first like a singing telegram, and it was a garbage punchline that fails to even realize the joke properly (you are convinced to go to get imprisoned in Auschwitz rather than joining the Nazis, which Norm did as post-punchline followup, which is where the explanation for dumb people goes). He ruined it.


Mestizo3

Hi Josh 👋


imtylr

Timeshare in Auschwitz ahhahahahahah


J1993F

Yeah it’s really cringe seeing all the “defenders” of comedy


Blksheepu

This seems closer to influence than theft. I'm confused as to how this is joke theft


likleave

Drag his ass


thefastergun

He also really stumbled on the timing on that one


Lennobowski

Who is this guy?


Lurkay1

No that guy…wait ‘til you hear me do it!


garypinese69

Man Norm was such a good stand up


iarecanadian

I wouldn't say theft. Maybe worse it was a shitty bit. Norms off the cuff premise was 100 times better than this dudes prepared joke.


Sloppybrown

If he mentioned Adolfs blue eyes I would call this joke theft. Same premise but not theft IMO.


SeniorArmy

Is this dude the cancer that killed norm?


Harper_1482

Nah man, sounds like you’re rolling honestly


HashbeanSC2

What a piece of shit, that tweet was just getting ahead of the trouble he expected to come, since he felt and knew he was guilty. Probably thinking how unlucky he is and that nobody would had noticed otherwise.


SaltyRep

Where was the humor?


acreagelife

Honestly, most stand up sucks.


turbodude69

not sure if the risk was worth it for that joke. seems like the audience feels the same way. i feel like you'd need a way seedier, dimly lit, drunken club for this kinda comedy.


WhenYouFeatherIt

Who?


Arbrand

The subject matter is the same, but IMHO those are two completely different jokes. The setup, pacing, etc are all different.


Amida0616

THEFT


LendMeYourLettuce

Nothing wrong with expanding on someone's idea


aspblaze420

Hitler and time travel is such an overused topic of a joke, and these differed quite a bit from each other. Don't see theft in this one, even if Josh if a douche. 100% someones dropped a similiar Hitler joke beore Norm dropped this one.


PiggySoup

more of a comment really


dryweetbix84

Who is this shitty irrelevant comedian name dropping a dead legend to promote his own shit


orincoro

This is just unfunny.


DipstickRick

This isn’t stealing, not very funny either, but not stealing.


DipstickRick

For clarity, the premise is one I haven’t heard before and do find interesting yet I didn’t feel either “joke” tickles me into audible laughter


chadwickipedia

I don’t think that sounds like Norm at all


transwell

Norm was the best at delivery


davy_baconseed

Eh. More like he’s expanding, albeit not very much, on a premise.


VeryLowIQIndividual

You cant do Norm’s material and get by bc you’d have to do a Norm Impression for them to be funny. This guy sounds like an frequent open mic’er about 18 months in.


Allnewsisfakenews

I thought his name was Hot Rod


RSperfect

Who the fuck is this guy and why is he trying to capitalize off Norm's death? He fucking sucks. Josh Denny sucks a horse cock.


almoalmoalmo

Norms joke wasn't funny either. And I'm sure I'll get downvoted all to hell because Norm just died. One of my favorite comics.


xStaabOnMyKnobx

Obviously not joke theft. If you were stealing from Norm Macdonald then you'd at least be a little funny.


NastyNathaniel

I don’t know who this guy is, but it does seem like you’re reaching with this one


Final_Greggit

People on this sub would HATE Kanye if they knew what he did 😂😂 Smh this isn't stealing. Stop beeing upset about everything.