Comedian Chris Cantwell in Porcfest 2012’s Soapbox Idol: “I moved just outside of Keene, and I fucking love it”

In this entertaining stand-up routine, comedian Chris Cantwell brings down the house at the “Soapbox Idol” event on the final night of Porcfest 2012:

  • Brown

    This is so foul, it’s not funny. Plenty of amazing dirty comedians out there, but they actually have content so they don’t have to curse every other word. This is an embarrassment.

    • http://twitter.com/paulbotradio paul botradio

      LOL, What a dick. You are embarrassing yourself by making shitty comments about a fucking stand up comedy show with fuck in the title

    • Russell John

      To quote Stephen Fry, those saying swearing is not necessary, we know! Your comment wasn’t necessary, but we have it here all the same. Also those claiming it’s an inability to express one’s self usually have very poor vocabularies, as opposed to those feeling free enough to swear and express themselves as they see fit, usually with a greater vocabulary.

      –It just isn’t necessary…. well beyond food, shelter and perhaps sex/love, what is necessary? Get a grip man/woman and rather than spend your time attempting to trash others, work on bettering yourself and you may be filled with less self loathing. That’s the usual character trait of such a negative n’eer do well type character as yourself. Enjoy your day.
      Peace. .

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002496555524 Lorie Anderson Poulson

      I love every bit of the English Language. It happens to be my Mother Tongue. An English professor of mine once told me, “Embrace ALL of a language, and that includes the cuss words.”
      If you are a writer, comedian, actor, actress, etc… it simply comes with the territory. People that get all hung up or offended by language, appear to be uneducated, squeamish little babies that grew to adults but never matured mentally and emotionally. Grow Up and Get Over Yourselves.

  • Brown

    With no warning whatsoever about how foul it is? Come on dude…

    • http://www.facebook.com/voteforcantwell Christopher Cantwell

      No warning about how foul it is? The Title is “Fuck Drama – Move to New Hampshire” hint hint…

    • davidinkeene

      Brown..this isn’t the Sesame Street site.. spare us your faux : “while I never”

    • Russell John

      I’m offended that you are offended. Now what? Nothing, that’s what, offense is arbitrary and subjective. I wont use the word I would usually, it may offend, but really you come across as a bit of a wet woman’s furry thing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.mercer.50 Andrew Mercer

    Funny or not, it takes balls to get up on stage and try. Every successful comedian has had bad sets. Whether you think it was funny now doesn’t matter. He was playing to a crowd at porcfest, and they(the crowd) seems to have loved it. I don’t know Chris, so I’m not defending him personally. I am defending anyone who has the courage and confidence to go up and try something like that. Some people think I’m funny, at least behind a mic in a studio, but I’m pretty sure that if I ever had the balls to go up on stage like that, I’d bomb.

    • http://profiles.google.com/ase1972 Anthony Evangelista

      I totally agree Andrew, it take a lot of chutzpah to get up in front of a crowd, specially if it is filled with people you respect and admire as I know Chris does.

  • http://talley.tv Jason

    What does this “entertaining stand-up routine” have to do with peaceful evolution?

    • http://freekeene.com/ Ian Freeman

      Free Keene is a multi-user blog that covers news and opinion and media from the Shire liberty community. The overall theme is peaceful evolution. There is no requirement for all posts here to tie directly into that theme.

      Cantwell may be a crass comedian, but he hasn’t hurt anyone or defrauded anyone. He entertained the crowd at Porcfest.

    • http://talley.tv Jason

      Do you not consider the words in this video to be hurtful towards mutual friends of ours or are you just stating that he hasn’t hurting anyone physically? Is all name-calling copasetic on FreeKeene.com?

    • http://www.facebook.com/voteforcantwell Christopher Cantwell

      Ya know Jason, I understand that you have had issues with me well prior to my arrival in Keene, and I understand why. What I don’t understand is why you would troll this post in furtherance thereof.

      Maybe you think that because I’m not a pacifist like you, that I am some violent lunatic out for blood, but I assure you that if I wanted to find blood, there is plenty of it in New York, and a lot more worthy of spilling.

      If you bothered to get to know me, instead of taking a handful of drunken tirades out of context, then you would know I have had my life unjustly ruined by government, and have a lot of good reason to be angry. But instead of going Timothy McVeigh or Joe Stack, I moved to Keene to fight by your side in hope of peace. However futile I might see that effort to be, I’m trying it, because I have suffered enough violence in my life to know that I don’t want any more.

      I have dedicated my life to furthering the cause of liberty, because I HAVE NOTHING ELSE LEFT! and your perpetual distractions and efforts to see me silenced and ostracized do the exact opposite of furthering said cause.

      I am a dedicated activist, a powerful speaker, and an adherent to the non-aggression principle, I harm none, I tell no lies, if that isn’t good enough for you, then I’m not going to make any further effort to make good with you. But please, stop smiling in my face and shaking my hand and acting like we’re friends if you’re going to keep on posting this sort of crap.

    • http://twitter.com/paulbotradio paul botradio

      word

    • Russell John

      Stay angry, these pussies commenting have pissed me off.

    • http://freekeene.com/ Ian Freeman

      No, don’t stay angry. That’s terrible advice. Hate hurts the hater, Russell John.

    • Nikki Darrling

      Chris, did you comply with the non aggression principle as you verbally assaulted me with every name in the book as I kindly tried to ensure that you didn’t hit your head or hurt yourself when you were on the verge of alcohol poisoning after the Soap Box Idol?

      You came close to hitting your head about 5 times on a pole from the queens tent, and then the picnic table as we tried to sit you down and give you water. Then you threw the water bottle at me. Upon helping you back to your tent, you told me to “Get AIDS and die you cuntface whore” along with many other disrespectful words. I got a “fuck you bitch” instead of a “thank you” as you fell face first into your tent.

      This is the second encounter i’ve had with you while you have been intoxicated far beyond a ‘good time’ and I’m starting to understand why some people do not have a good impression of you. I’m certainly not offended, but can you blame people for their negative view of you when you behave like this? Or will you continue to pull the comedy card and say it was all shtick?

    • http://talley.tv Jason

      You didn’t deserve that treatment, Nikki. I appreciate your kindness towards others. Thank you. You are the kind of person I’d like as my Shire neighbor.

    • http://twitter.com/paulbotradio paul botradio

      what does your retarded comment have to do with the funny ass video dude posted?

    • http://talley.tv Jason

      Hi Paul. I was questioning the relevance of the video to a site that purports to be about “peaceful evolution.” Whatever that means.

      Care to explain why you believe my comment is “retarded”?

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  • http://twitter.com/porcupinerealty Mark Warden

    What is the name of the kid who won? That kid did a really great job.

    • davidinkeene

      I was wondering who won too… My neighbor in the campground was a contestant.. His name was jon. Very cool neighbors that I didn’t have a chance to say goodbye to . His contribution was very good too, he may have won.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Hanarchist Hannah Hoffman

    Ian, I don’t understand why you would advertise this video, and why you would associate with someone like Chris Cantwell. He drove around Rogers Campground while drunk, and apparently knocked over trashcans and endangered people. He even admits in this video that he believes drunk driving is “good, clean fun for the whole family.”

    He also says things like, “Opinions are like assholes…and by that I mean I like to stick my dick in them” and ” I hope to turn churches into whore houses.” What do you hope to achieve by promoting a message like this?

    Finally, having someone yell and curse at me in a video really doesn’t motivate me to move to New Hampshire – it repels me. Do you really want to associate yourself with that sort of crassness?

    • http://freekeene.com/ Ian Freeman

      Hannah, it’s a comedy act. Sometimes comedy is crass. I also posted the video from the Porcfest roast (very crass as well). I did not attend and declined participation in the roast, as it’s not my thing. Just because I post a video doesn’t mean I endorse its content. I post stuff that happens Shire-wide. This was a noteworthy act at Porcfest.

      I and others conversed with Chris regarding what happened at Porcfest, and he seemed to understand he made a mistake. I think people deserve forgiveness and second chances.

      I posted it because it was entertaining to me and many others. I know he wasn’t serious with many of his comments – it’s comedy. Some of his routine was even self-deprecating.

    • http://www.facebook.com/voteforcantwell Christopher Cantwell

      I didn’t endanger anyone or knock over any trash cans, your accusations are baseless and false.

    • Russell John

      She sounds a cunt to me…

    • http://www.facebook.com/voteforcantwell Christopher Cantwell

      And what does make you want to move to New Hampshire Hannah? Purification campaigns? Censorship? Enforcing statist laws in a free society?

    • http://twitter.com/paulbotradio paul botradio

      Why are you trying to separate people? what is your goal here? Are you another one of those uppity sensitive women that feel your asinine opinions are gold and therefore should be followed and acted upon? No one in all honesty or reality gives a flying fuck what your opinion is. While you are of course free to make it, that still doesn’t make you look any less stupid for making it.

    • Russell John

      What a hateful unpleasant person you are, like one of those busybody types who watches TV they know does not suit them, only to then complain. This sounds more personal and that being the case, it’s quite despicable, yet funny you should attempt and fail miserably to assassinate this man’s character. I thank you for your comment because it led me to watch the video twice and as a result of having done so will be sharing with 10 – 28 000 people. Your post if anything has achieved an entirely different RESULT TO THAT WHICH YOU MEANLY DESIRED. what’s it like being you? Actually don’t bother with any response, I couldn’t be less interested.
      May I respectfully suggest you listen and learn a little decency from Stephen Fry, a true gentleman and very foul mouthed at times too… your criticism considering the tone of your message is very hypocritical. http://youtu.be/qCK-Uipl5ds

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1532403920 Zack Moses

    New Hampshire > New York.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1532403920 Zack Moses

    Man. This guy is really glad to be out of New York. Can’t say I blame him with New Yorks statist policies. All the problems in the world, but now we’ve got to start the war on soda…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583466414 Gigi Bowman

    I went to Porcfest and this rant was the runner up and quite actually by the sound of the applause I believe it was a close winner.

    After watching the Roast and other assorted stage performances I feel that Cantwell is being unjustly targeted by a handful of people because it doesn’t appear that Porcfesters are holier than thou or monks. I heard quite a few motherfuckers, cocksuckers and other assorted cursing and insults from the stage. I heard sexual references galore and know more about Angela Keaton’s “pussy” than I care to know after watching the Roast. I was witness to much drunken and drug related debauchery which had a lot to do with brownies and saw half naked men and women gyrating and making out with one another as well as giant dildo’s flung into the air while boa’s whipped across my face. I had a GREAT TIME!

    Why then are you picking on Chris Cantwell. Is there a hidden agenda of some sort?

    If The Free State Project is nothing more than a hypocritical bunch of yahoos who don’t practice what they preach about freedom and instead censor and, worse, slander and insult those they don’t like –well, I’ll just go take my signature off that sheet my husband and I signed pledging to one day move to FSP. Why would I do that if when I get their I will be censored or humiliated on public forums? I can stay right where I am in New York and have that done without having to uproot my whole life to move there.

    Chris isn’t turning people off to FSP, you people are!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583466414 Gigi Bowman

      next you’ll be flinging insults at Adam Kokesh I suppose? http://freekeene.com/2012/06/26/adam-kokesh-curses-at-officer-in-middleboro-police-station/

    • http://www.facebook.com/sincerelykellyjames Kelly James

      can I like that twice?

    • http://www.facebook.com/save.longisland Save LongIsland

      Are you serious lady you attack and insult people all the time – you single handedly sabotaged all Ron Paul election efforts on Long Island because people didnt want to get drunk all the time and wanted to get positive things accomplished you are calling people racist and frauds (are you looking in the mirror?) doing something shady with NWO and Bloomberg’s No Labels candidate what are you getting money? Please leave NY but NH might not welcome you as the FSP is NON-AGGRESSIVE

  • http://www.facebook.com/fdoosey Frank Doosey

    Chris is funny as all get out. I don’t get the lambasting…I thought free speech was a good thing. If you know Chris you know he’s tongue in cheek about a lot of things. It’s his stage act. And I think he does it well.

  • http://twitter.com/paulbotradio paul botradio

    The people talking shit are really ignorant. The great thing about freedom is that sometimes that freedom can be rude, crass, assholish, “disrespectful” and downright nasty. It can also be beautiful, eloquent, thoughtful, funny, entertaining and refreshing. I think cantwell’s video is the latter. See how people’s opinions are what creates the basis for “obscene”? Obscene to one, is perfectly acceptable and hilarious to others. Get off his nutsack and try doing stand-up. It’s not as easy as it looks. Keep up the good work chris, you da man!

  • http://www.facebook.com/capuzzothetattooist Mark A Capuzzo

    Fucking awesome. I think he says fuck more than I fucking do. I have always thought about getting Chris’s rants on tape because they crack me up. I’m glad someone finally filmed it. Fuck yeah, Chris!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tim-Morgan/682203471 Tim Morgan

    aww Chris, I miss you from this stinkhole, it seems you have found your crowd in NH. I gotta move, just gotta figure out what employment I can figure out up there.

  • Shaun Whelden

    Great job Chris! Seems like everyone I know is moving to NH and loving it. I’m going to have to check it out some time soon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1626218340 Tracy Diaz

    I dunno.. I laughed my ASS OFF while watching this. It was hysterical. Even if I didn’t know sir Cantwell as well as I do, I would still have thought it was funny. Everyone needs to take the sticks out of their asses and learn to relax. You knew after about 30 seconds whether you wanted to keep listening or not. If you kept listening, you wanted to.

  • Russell John

    Top Banana. It’s great to see a few really pissed off, from my experience, that’s always a good indicator that you’re doing something right. Keep on keeping on. Hateful folks will always be hateful folks, there’s usually some deep seated unresolved personal issue, incorporate it into your next stint. Cheers for the giggle.

  • Jordan William Johnson

    I have my fears about the concentration of the Free State Project, all of us in once place? Sounds like a technocrat’s dream, I think fragmentation is doable, and necessary, with things like the internet, it can be done.

    But pertaining to the video itself, Our world is full of dramatic people, discussing such things with people on facebook is imposable, Chris knows this first hand. :) People who are stuck in their ways with the blinds closed don’t want to be uncomfortable, they drown themselves in consumerism, celebrity worship, and other shiny distractions to cushion their conscience and accept their land of confusion. The last thing they want is to know they sponsor murder, theft, and other terrible crimes of the state, all states, and that their participation in the puppet media’s circus od freaks only strengthens it.

    Adam Kokesh has posted a series ogf videos of their anti-censorship rally is Middle-borough MA, and the MSM’s spin on the intent and the message of the rally was sickening, mindless old people, religious subjects, and the general unthinking majority attack free speech, or anything that the Lords of Political Correctness deem offensive, “for the children”, funny considering most of them spank, threaten, and abuse their kids through religion, immoral parenting, and forced government indoctrination, but “naughty words” aired on TV, the internet, and in public are unacceptable, but murdering “A-rabs” and other “enemies” is A-OK.

    Okay, I’m ranting. Whoops. Either way, I “know” Chris, I’ve talked with him several times on Google+ hangouts and he has a very dark, twisted sense of humor, he’s funny as hell and if you can stomach his blunt and rigid comedy then you’ll be in good company. I have my issues with him of course, as with most people but he is a good guy in my book and does god work.

  • illuminarch

    I’m glad you’ve found some happiness in your new surroundings, Chris.

    For those anti-Chris people in Keene, let me encourage you to get to know him better. It’s probably very easy to be turned off by his abrasiveness and occasionally uncouth language, but he’s a decent and intelligent man and he’s totally serious about liberty and standing up for what’s right. Unlike a lot of us (like me) who are merely keyboard warriors, he’s actually walked the walk.

    And guys, come on…this is a stand-up comedy routine. Lighten up a bit. Do you often judge comedians by what they say on stage?

  • http://profiles.google.com/ase1972 Anthony Evangelista

    I found it entertaining Chris, a little abrasive, but having seen your comedy before and I was prepared for it.

    In regards to the comments on this site…everyone is entitled to their own opinion as to what is funny, but to attack the man simply because you didn’t find his humor funny is really not productive.

    Especially if your goal is in anyway to influence him to change or to improve himself(in your eyes) as a human being and a member of your liberty movement.

    However if you goal was not to help, but to denigrate the man and ostracize him from the community, then I would perhaps say you are mistaken as to who is really the crass individual here.

  • http://www.facebook.com/juliarp Julia Riber Pitt

    Take it from me, NH is NOT a paradise, and many of the statistics toting its “success” are a huge red herring.

    See: http://propagandalalaland.blogspot.com/2012/06/to-be-young-in-new-hampshire-today.html

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