I have seen a lot of stand up comedy specials on Cable, and I have also seen some pretty good local comics as well. I have seen a lot of the old George Carlin shows. He was very funny, and, he could take something as simple as getting on an an air plane and turn it into a joke...as in. You can get on the plan if you want to...but, I'm getting in the plane! He also had a good bit about the pre-boarding...as in you can pre-suck my genitalia!
Another comedian I like is Jeff Foxworthy. He just says so much off the wall crap. Some of it is easy to get, while there are some things that he says at you have to think about for a minute. His redneck stuff gets a bit repetitive, but, he always throws in something you didn't suspect.
Like body hair removal should be a punishment in our judicial system...and, If We catch you back in jail again, we're going to have to give you a butt wax too!....Butt Wax? But, you have to hear the whole thing to get what he's talking about.
I also liked Steve Martin and Bill Cosby growing up.