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14 year-old rocks his first stand-up comedy performance

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This kid has a great stage presence. I died when he said "It was just a joke, the priests aren't registered". Hopefully we will see him again in the future.

149 points · 5 months ago

And then capped it again with “just relocated”. That was when I died.


That was pretty good delivery but I think he rushed it just a tad cuz he’s eager to drop the punchline. His applause pause wasn’t timed perfectly as a result. He will undoubtedly perfect this with more experience.

128 points · 5 months ago

you criticizing the minor details means hes gonna get somewhere. Hes got all the basics just need reforming with practice

This was two years ago too, it would be awesome to see if he’s kept up with his comedy.

I thought the timing of that was pretty good. He gave the crowd time to react. You could tell he had another punchline coming up, but he didn't talk over the applause and the final punchline landed solidly.

Yes, I agree! :) He showed a little bit of nerves when he would awkwardly grab that extra sip of water, but he did a fantastic job for 14! I really got a kick out of it! That was my generation he was joking about and all is true!Lol!! 😊


I think your critique is sincere and positive:) I love this kid!! If he sees this on reddit by any chance, he deserves GOLD!! I loved the joke about the grandparents and cigs:) Soooo True!Lol!! He is really going to go places with his appealing stage presence:) 😊👍🏻

Jesus Christ.

Straight off facebook

Do you really think so? I always pictured jesus a bit older and with a beard.

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I'm not sure if you're implying "shilling " but for me personally, I'm 47, have 3 kids and to see a 14yr old boy, young man , with what's clearly a "good head on his shoulders" have this much talent is very much worth the praise he's received and recognition. His jokes were my generation, and so easy to identify with. I'm loving it because as a mom, I would be beaming with pride if he were my son....
Other than my opinion, what is so "ironic" about this? I just assumed it was a current video, and was posted to show how he "rocked it". 😊

You're so wholesome, that's all lol.

Meet Dylan.

I still don’t know if you’ve just mastered your technique or you’re legitimately 47...

Truly 47! But I feel like Grandma on Reddit now.🙄

Your highlighted stuff isn't true. I'm predisposed to some of that. Did kratom for 4 years. none of that happened. Don't do it anymore anyway.

also you're kind of a dick. His post wasn't bad.

u/lynch03 What is your problem? What are you even talking about here? What does kratom have to do with this kid's video? Highlighted stuff??? I had some "dick" and became a Mom, that's how it works!! 😂😂

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Ah, is this one of them trolls I've read so much about? You shall not take this boy's soul, troll.

Kratom definitely doesn't cause the last three on that list, I've gotta question the source

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It was his first too. Pretty damn good for first time. Better than a lot of traveling comics I’ve seen locally.

You’re right. The 14 year old on his first time didn’t have perfect timing.

How do you know it was his first time?

14 year-old rocks his first stand-up comedy performance

But how do you know?!

It's just constructive criticism.

Totally agree, this kids is actually damn funny. Hope there are some more clips out there.

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"You know what grinds my gears, Tim?" That killed me

Lol seriously that would have been a great one liner. He could have changed gears and moved onto another joke and it would have been fine.

I don't get it.

For me at least the phrase “grinds my gears” would be used by someone much older than him. Using the phrase in regards to Tim who is much older than him and the whole set it seemed he was making a point to show the difference in life because of their ages. So for him to use that phrase as a set up for a joke I found funny.

21 points · 5 months ago

Sounds like something commander data would say.

Intriguing... The joke draws attention to juxtaposition of a teenage boy and the crowd full of adults. Humans find it funny when something unexpected happens.

9 points · 5 months ago

Dude, were you a writer for TNG?

lol nope just watched a lot of it

I'm in the middle of watching the next generation myself. Almost done with season 3.

Well you did not use a contraction, so we can confirm that you are not Lore.

Or maybe he is well versed in dank memez

My guess he watches family guy

Not sure it's that age-specific, and Family Guy has a recurring bit that uses it. I just liked that he roped Tim into his new bit as though suddenly they're old friends.

I laughed harder when he just came back to Tim for no reason.

116 points · 5 months ago

That's exactly what he's talking about

Lmao how was that comment upvoted so much


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Who ? Tim ?

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Absolute perfect timing, and a great initial set up to slam dunk it later.

Challenge accepted.

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Damn. This kid is streets ahead

And if you have to ask what that means, you’re streets behind.

21 points · 5 months ago · edited 5 months ago

Say streets ahead and die.

Edit: Guess no one watches community. If you have to downvote you're streets behind.

“streets ahead and die.”

You sound like that guy from Honest Trailers.

4 points · 5 months ago

I do! Sorry, buddy. We’ll get that movie.

Get Troy a monkey!

I love Annie's boobs.

Annie's Boobs, incoming.

“You know what grinds my gears Tim?” Exceptional delivery! 👌🏼

-13 points · 5 months ago(10 children)

He spoke with that audience member earlier in his routine. He kept referring back to Tim throughout his routine, it's just a stand up technique.

He could've just gone "you know what grinds my gears" but calling back to Tim was a funny way to incorporate that interaction instead of never building upon it

67 points · 5 months ago

Its really an advanced comedy move. The whole time hes up there he is playing off of the audience, paying attention to pauses, and trying to remember his routine. To be able to callback to an audience members' name is really unsuspecting as an audience member, and it also makes the comedian seem more like-able because he's making a connection with an audience member as if they could be friends after the show.

He was amazing and held it together really well. You could tell behind that wall of courage put up he was ready to panic if his jokes fell completely flat. Reminded me of when I was giving my best man speech.

8 points · 5 months ago

You didn't get it the last time someone mentioned it either.

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I'm a teacher. This kid is spot on.

Im a former student. We know.

We do

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298 points · 5 months ago

TIL Lawn Darts were banned in 1988.

Also, this was fantastic, much funnier than I expected it to be.

That was a real solid performance. Making adults laugh about middles school stuff seems tough, but he made it simple and his delivery was great.

He's got a few things to work on (enunciation and use of emphasis in the voice), but for a 14-year-old, that was stellar. Once he got the audience into his set he held them there almost the entire time, with just a minor drop as he was doing the "teachers gossiping" bit.

But he got me to audibly laugh while sitting at home, watching him on the computer. More than once. He's got skills, and I hope he keeps it up.

The bully to the front of the line to grade papers things was my favorite. It was short and to the point without being sort of forced. Kid has a solid 5 minutes here.

The gossiping really was the only weak part. It just felt like he wasn't in on the joke yet.

3 points · 5 months ago

Even if he did not write all this, you can tell he had a lot to do with the material.

lawn darts KILL

Comment deleted5 months ago(6 children)

TIL I'm 14 years old

15 points · 5 months ago

Never grow old my friend. Also stay away from the rest of us!

But if you do grow old (enough), stay thirsty my friend.

(It makes the rest of us tolerable.)

Confirmed pyschopath.

3 points · 5 months ago

I understood that reference.

"was Cain, he wasn't Abel" hahaha

Very similar. Both awkward but very funny.

Is that a laugh track? People are laughing at the end of every line.

Is that a laugh track

People are laughing at the

End of every line

-Surtysurt (2018)

Did I get it wrong?. Please correct me: /r/HaikuBot9000.

No. People want to show support for kids. They will laugh usually after every thing. I've had kids go up before me and kill. Some go up and bomb. But any comedian worth anything will support the next generation.

Honestly, I have Jewish grandparents and he's not wrong here.

Edit: Wow I also went to Jewish summer camp and I've never related to Seth Rogan more in my life.

I went to Jewish summer camp, too. But I'm catholic. My mom hustled a free camp tuition somehow, and made me pretend I was Jewish and 12 years old (I was 9).

I sent her this postcard. Camp

Didn't anticipate that at all, he definitely has it down. Can't wait to see him again.

That is the easiest crowd ever

I can’t believe how deep I had to scroll in the comments to see this. He comes out and his first line about everyone looking old melts the room. Cringe.

Being 14 definitely padded the humor. Most of which was pretty.... blah, at best. A couple good lines.

I don't want to shit on the kid because he did well and he's just starting out, but I like to think that a lot of the laughter was because he was better than anyone actually expected him to be.

Since he's young, obviously this humor works for him but I guess time will tell if he can still be funny without relying on "I'm young" type of jokes. But shit, the main thing is to know your audience and he killed it.

I cringe harder seeing an (I assume) adult being hypercritical of a 14 year old.

The kid was pretty funny and I'm mostly impressed by his "blah" willingness to be in front of a comedy club crowd at 14. I'm certain most adults would be pretty nervous to do that!

Don't be salty because he's young--we all start somewhere. :)


You’re a real follower aren’t ya?

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Ya... I mean, he wasn't bad. But, Jesus, the comments in here are as bad as the crowd in the video: "hey, so what's up with those Bluetooth headsets?" *crowd erupts into fits of laughter, the ground shakes, begins to split open due to the screams of laughter pouring forth from the audience*

Roche = Rock in French.

I see what you did there, OP.

Original Poster7 points · 5 months ago


I thought the guy in the intro was supposed to be the 14 year old at first.

"... all of you look really old to me".


This comment is funnier than anything in the actual stand up. Honestly.

that wasnt a good joke ?

It's because it wasn't even a joke

You no nothing about Comedy , its okay , I mean I am not great at everything either.

That was absolutely great. Original and very natural.

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This kid has some serious talent

I went into this with high hopes but was disappointed. Every child comic just makes jokes about their age and it gets on my nerves, especially when everyone seems to act like they're a comedic genius. Man, I sure hate HOMEWORK and TEACHERS! Us millennials have it easy am I right?

I guess that's just me though, as long as people enjoy it good for him.

He's young, it's all he knows. He's abnormally talented for 14, and hopefully his material will change as his life changes. I couldn't do what he just did, and I'm 32.

What else is possibly going on in his life that he can joke about?

Nah, I thought it was shit too, but I find most American humour shit.

4 points · 5 months ago

Dude has way more confidence than I do. Props to him! Good authentic jokes. Wish him the very best.

4 points · 5 months ago

I laughed when he came back and made the conversation personal between he and Tim.

If John Mulaney was an actual child

Best comment lmao

Pretty energetic for a comedy club

Not a single comment about both guys wearing the exact same shirt with jeans? Thought that was a little odd.

they go to middle school together, must be the uniform.

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5 points · 5 months ago

Kid has a future in comedy.

And from the looks of the of this video a past in comedy as well.

Crazy. I don't even remember what the hell I was wasting my time on when I was 14.

Kid has a future, good for him.

for me The Simpsons had just begun and I was doing anything I could to see a boob.

Tryna see boobs through squiggly lines at 1am on tv when everyone was asleep.

Great Spotlight reference.

I’m guessing it’s not too funny because I’m not old...

... you know what grinds my gears Tim?!?

Holy shit that was great, so random, he is hilarious

Did the host and the kid coordinate outfits?


Still better than amy schumer

This lads great! Edinburgh fringe, if his parents are in this thread anywhere you gotta get him there. His career will rocket. Best of luck young man your funny as fook!

You know they're not gonna see this right?

I'm sure his classmates use Reddit. His entire town is gonna know by sunrise, including his parents. They just might read the comments.

you never know

Remember the name, I have a feeling this won't be the last time we see him on Reddit, mostly because someone will repost this tomorrow, ba dum tiss!

Holy crap that was bad. I didn’t even smile once. So bad.

That crowd was so obnoxious too.

Pretty sure whoever posted this paid for upvotes/comments. This was absolutely awful. First joke made me turn it off.

"I can't go to 7/11 and buy my grandparents cigarettes like my parents could!"

Your parents weren't allowed to do that either. Kids from the 60s might have done that. Your parents were born in the 80s dude.

Or just some of the /r/wholesomememes-type chaff. These people have been taking over the site for the last few years.

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His closer was designed for simple minds.

2 points · 5 months ago

Calling adults out on their procrastination was ballsy and fucking funny.

lol'd at this.

Can confirm. Middle school teacher here, some teachers are as bad as the students.

As a teacher, I appreciated his jokes on school. Those teachers do exist, and boy, I hated (and still hate) them, too.

is it me or is the audience laughter a little over the top? I mean it was mildly amusing...

He killed it. Great job!

Can't wait to see this video in 15 years when it's titled "Young Dylan Roche wows the crowd in his first public appearance!"

I anticipated so much cringe, but he delivered everything so well. I hope he continues to do comedy, he's really funny.

I remember my first standup routine and I was nowhere near as cool and collected as this kid and I was 26.

overwhelmingly unfunny

Fuck, he was actually good.

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Wasn't this just posted a week ago?

Great. I didn't see it then because I'm not literally on Reddit 24/7 , so due to a repost I was able to see it. Fantastic use of a repost.

I'm nearly on reddit 24/7, and I didn't see it, either.

Comment deleted5 months ago(1 child)

Maybe if you’re on reddit so much that your experience is severely diminished by reposts its time to find a hobby

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was posted a week ago, keep seeing it in my suggested videos even though I don't watch standup on youtube or 14 year olds

Comment deleted5 months ago(3 children)

Actually, I do follow one child, probably around 14, just to show support for kids putting in the effort towards something like a youtube channel for video games and not sex or the hip hop

Actually, I do follow one child, probably around 14

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

It's pretty funny to hear someone who's nebulously against hip hop but pro-gaming. Those two things tend to get lumped into the same "too many swears, too much violence" basket by boomers.

4 points · 5 months ago

yes it was -_-

Yeah, gotta milk those kids for karma before they get too old

5 points · 5 months ago

lmao who finds this shit funny


Awesome, very funny and good jokes. Hopefully he sticks with this. Much better than a lot of amateur comedians I've seen. Really good stage presence for a kid - you could tell he was a little nervous but nailed it anyway

-11 points · 5 months ago(10 children)

Because an adult making jokes about how rough it was in middle school last year wouldn't make any fucking sense.

Original Poster14 points · 5 months ago

The persona of the comedian is part of the show. Some jokes (but not others) coming from a teenager are more funny than otherwise

Comment deleted5 months ago(0 children)

Yeah I was into it for the first couple joeks but he lost me at the bit about having to press three buttons to make one letter and got a huge fucking laugh, I thought maybe there was some canned laughter but no just a lucky kid and a crowd in a good mood.

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Laughing at this without at least being present for his act... yikes

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It's almost as if people who go to a comedy show are trying to have a good time and laughing

The alcohol helps too

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Omg when the video first started I thought “THAT guy is 14?!” But no he’s just the announcer

I don't want to diminish the performance, cause if was great... But I doubt this was his very first performance. Probably just his first filmed routine.

There is guna be high standards for him after this! Amazing work.

Every critique in this thread sounds ridiculous. He was 14 and fucking killing at a comedy club. Dude will probably have his own sitcom in a few years.

How do you actually figure that?

"Killing it" it so horribly subjective depending on the place/time. This kid would have gotten 0 laughs if he had performed in my city.

You're wrong though.

There were plenty of people there imo and he had them all laughing, over and over again. That humor was generational, for certain ages, unless everyone where live is over 50, these jokes would land. I'm all the way up in north eastern Alberta, and it's COLD as fuck here...but those jokes had heat and you betcha im toasty now. He was killing it. There and probably anytime he wants. Good on the lad, funniest 14 year old I've ever seen.

I've NEVER been to a comedy club, i'd imagine there aren't many acts that bomb. But I know that this, was a 14 year old kid at a comedy bar that had more than 10 people in it and he had them all cheering and laughing. That is not bombing by no means, possibly the best act of the night. That counts man. I figure that is worth something. This is good.

I wouldn't be surprised if we see him on Netflix somewhere.

I’ve been to open mic more times than I can count and i can tell you that 25% bomb, 50% are mediocre, and 25% are pretty good.

Like I said before, if this was an open mic in my city (which is a large metropolitan area) he would have bombed. He would have maybe received a few pity laughs. I can, without a doubt, guaranteed that.

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