Nealon just naturally seems like he would be great.I've been meaning to update this thread, as I'm a big stand up fan.
We have a great "smallish" stand up bar in our neighborhood that gets some solid names, most shows are only $25-40 range. In the last 6 weeks at this club I've seen Kevin Nealon, Chris Kataan and Jon Lovitz.
Of this group, Nealon was far and away the best. He crushed his set, which was about 75 minutes, mixing in modern takes with a few SNL stories woven in. His opener was Kris Fox who was on the TV show Jury Duty and had some cameo's on Park & Rec and he was hilarious as well.
Chris Kattan was horrible. When he first came on stage there was literally an audible gasp by some in the crowd about how disheveled he looked and his material was so flat, basically trying to relive the SNL days. I felt bad for him. I was never a fan of him on SNL, but figured at $20 bucks and a bike ride away from home he was worth seeing.
Lovitz was also very good, albeit not as good as Nealon. But Lovitz is as vulgar as he is on the Comedy Central Roasts. He finished with some stories about his long friendship with Bob Sagot and then had a hilarious tribute song to Bob at the end which brought the crowd to its feet.
I've got tickets for some upcoming national headliner shows: Anthony Jeselnik, Nate Bargatze (one of my two favorites), Bill Burr, Gary Gulman, Mark Normand and Sebastian Maniscalco (my other top favorite).
I wish Tom Segura would come here but no upcoming dates. He's fantastic.