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I was on the Dream in 2011 and one of the comedian who performed was Percy Crews 2 and I saw both his family and adult shows. Now, lets go forward to 2013 and I just got off the Breeze and Percy was one of the comedians, and guess what both his family and adult shows were almos excatly the same!

Has anyone else experienced that?
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yep on Breeze Dean whatever his last name was did the exact same show he did the previous year on Inspiration. To be fair he evidently had a new show at a later seating but we couldn't make it out to see him. This was also the only nights they were made available...
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It's unfortunate that the show was a repeat, even more than a year later. I always appreciate when the comedians have different shows each night on the ship.
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i think they hire the worst comedians there is!! on the conquest last week the comedian was the worst i ever seen.
i think they hire the wash outs!!
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Originally posted by linbobky
i think they hire the worst comedians there is!! on the conquest last week the comedian was the worst i ever seen.
i think they hire the wash outs!!
I've actually seen some pretty good comedians on CCL.
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Originally posted by sakapfet
I was on the Dream in 2011 and one of the comedian who performed was Percy Crews 2 and I saw both his family and adult shows. Now, lets go forward to 2013 and I just got off the Breeze and Percy was one of the comedians, and guess what both his family and adult shows were almos excatly the same!

Has anyone else experienced that?
We had a comedian that was on one ship, and lo and behold, on our next cruise again with the same show! I even remembered what he was going to say next! That was really a coincidence, and kind of a bummer.
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The comedians you see in local clubs (Comedy Zone, Zanie's, etc.) and on Comedy Central are touring because they write new material. And they are good.

Most of the comedians on cruise ships run on the thought that rarely ever will the same person see them twice, so they rarely ever write new material. Once you see them, you've seen them.

Plus you're not gonna randomly get Dane Cook on your cruise. Unless it's a Comedy Cruise.
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I've heard some good ones and really bad ones on CCL...thankfully haven't had a repeat, but even when they are on board they repeat their shows within just a few days, which is disappointing, since the comedy show is a huge draw.
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We saw Cee Jay Jones on the Carnival Fasination in Sept watched him each time he performed and each time it was different..Even included a bunch of add libbing! He was great! Hope you all getto see him! The other guy they had on the ship however was only mildly funny and his show did repeat we left 10 mins in the second or 3rd time we saw him.
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We were on the Dream January 12th and saw one of the comedians early show in the comedy club, I can't remember his name but he did a pretty funny Godzilla movie skit. During the week one of the shows got cancelled or one of the performers didn't make it on board so they moved the two comedians into the theater. I couldn't believe that the same guy did almost the exact same act he had done only 3 days earlier. including the Godzilla bit again.
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Originally posted by linbobky
i think they hire the worst comedians
Sometimes worser than worst!
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Originally posted by linbobky
i think they hire the worst comedians there is!! on the conquest last week the comedian was the worst i ever seen.
i think they hire the wash outs!!
I was on Conquest last week, and we saw 4 comedians - which one did you hate? I walked out on Scotty K's adult show the last night b/c he was making homophobic jokes. Matt Holt was funny, although he was not on his game b/c he was ill. The first two comedians were pretty lackluster.
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Originally posted by linbobky
i think they hire the worst comedians there is!! on the conquest last week the comedian was the worst i ever seen.
i think they hire the wash outs!!
My last two Carnival cruises had some really good ones. A couple were "ok" but the others had everyone laughing so hard. They were quite good. If I only made it to the shows where the act or comedian was merely ok I might agree a bit but I made it a point to see all the shows and comedians and overall they were really funny.
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Originally posted by loribeth220
We were on the Dream January 12th and saw one of the comedians early show in the comedy club, I can't remember his name but he did a pretty funny Godzilla movie skit. During the week one of the shows got cancelled or one of the performers didn't make it on board so they moved the two comedians into the theater. I couldn't believe that the same guy did almost the exact same act he had done only 3 days earlier. including the Godzilla bit again.
On my Liberty cruise they repeated acts in order to make sure everyone got ot see them.

They did go to lengths to tell everyone the performance was a repeat. Evidently they forgot to tell you guys it was a repeat. Would be a bummer to wait all that time for the same show for sure.
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we just got off the breeze and didnt think the comedians were funny. I remember sailing the Triump out of New York and laughing so hard I nearly wet my pants. that was back a few years.
last year Legends comedians were not that funny either. I was very dissapointed in the Breeze comics.
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Originally posted by sakapfet
I was on the Dream in 2011 and one of the comedian who performed was Percy Crews 2 and I saw both his family and adult shows. Now, lets go forward to 2013 and I just got off the Breeze and Percy was one of the comedians, and guess what both his family and adult shows were almos excatly the same!

Has anyone else experienced that?
I have actually had Percy Crew's on two of my cruises as well several years apart and his shows were similiar. But I do think he is one of the best ones we've seen on the cruiseships, so I didn't mind too much. And luckily, after a few years, I couldn't remember all of his material so some of it was new to me (again)! And he did some impromptu stuff with the crowd that definitely wasn't something that he could do everytime. So he does have some improve skills.

Overall, for me, the comics are hit and miss on the cruiseships. One guy was so vulgar that we actually got up and left. And believe me, I'm not AT ALL prude with my comedy...but nothing but a steady stream of f-bombs and very vulgar sexual references were a little too much for me...esp. since it was just downright NOT funny! It was more X-rated than R-rated...and we saw more than a few people get up and leave before we did.

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[quote=Rowan555;36904502]I was on Conquest last week, and we saw 4 comedians - which one did you hate? I walked out on Scotty K's adult show the last night b/c he was making homophobic jokes. Matt Holt was funny, although he was not on his game b/c he was ill. The first two comedians were pretty lackluster.[/

the comedian that came on board in grand caymon. at the family show all he talked about was how tired he was. then, we were lucky enough to have him for brunch. his 5 minute skit was about how tired he was!!

he just wasn't funny. i have seen some funny comedians on some of our other cruises.

the cruise was great!!!
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Originally posted by Rowan555
I walked out on Scotty K's adult show the last night b/c he was making homophobic jokes.
Good for you! My wife and I would also walk out if the so-called comedian was making homophobic jokes.

Another thing I despise is racial humor. Usually, it is performed by an African-American comedian who will simply reinforce all the worst racial stereotypes to get a cheap laugh.
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We saw all the comedians and the only one I remember was Rob Little. He was on the Dream january 5-12. He was hilarious! I decided to follow him on facebook. I'd honestly go see him in person again.
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