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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by north, Jun 5, 2010.
Just curious who everyone here finds funny. Please list as many as you like!
I love comedy....and actually considered a career in stand-up when I was younger....:lol
But as for favs.....I couldn't even begin to list them here.....
aww... what made you decide against a career in comedy?
The world could do with more good comedians. Lord knows it needs a good laugh!
My favourites are those who can laugh at themselves. That's such an admirable quality
Ricky Gervais would have to be my all time Nr.1
Good lord.. pretty much everyone who's ever been on the QI panel! They're all brilliantly funny in their own ways. Also love Patricia Routledge (better known as Hyacinth Bucket) for her brilliant comedic timing and those faces she pulls. Oh, and Karl Pilkington. Not technically a comedian but funny as hell. The Brits have such charm and wit as cannot be matched!
Conan O'Brien, Louis C.K., Larry David and Lewis Black are the best American ones out there IMHO.
Hahaha jeez I almost forgot about lewis black. He's great.
I was gonna say that for someone young, I'm pretty old school. Loved george carlin, especially the early days. He was such an average joe and managed to make people laugh at stuff most of them have thought themselves at some point.
And lately I've actually grown to like daniel tosh haha. Simple, maybe not an all-timer, but plenty clever
i watch shelsea lately every night,other than he,josh wolf,joe choy,the red headed guy,and the straight laced guy all crack me up,but in my view,ross matthews is the funniest comedian on there! he's gay,but that does'nt matter,he cracks more shit on anybody and everybody in hollywood 10 times over!!!
I'll have to look into his stuff. Thanks for the suggestion!
There's another funny woman, I think her last name is Cho but I can't remember. She's Korean, I believe, and has loads of tattoos. She cracks me up on every interview she does!
I'm pretty old-school. Most of my favorites are long gone: Jack Benny, Bob Hope, George Goebel, Milton Berle, etc... Robin Williams is always a hoot, and Bob Newhart and Johnathon Winters are still around.
The TV show "Last Comic Standing" starts this week, which I will watch. Usually some good stuff there.
Buddy Hackett was tame on film but a hoot on stage.
Cheech & Chong
Of course there are those who are better doing stand-up as opposed to comedians in movies as well.....
Three of my favourites....Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Jerry Lewis, Robin Williams, Bill Cosby and Cheech and Chong do well in both.....
Guys like Chevy Chase do better in movies.....
Jim Carrey is also very funny in interviews. Borderline insane. Love him!
OMG! I can't believe that I forgot the late great Foster Brooks! He was a master.
YouTube - Foster Brooks on Dean Martin Roasts
Some of my favourites:
Jeff Dunham (sort of standup)
Blue Collar in general
and my absolute favorite...
Russell Peters (classic example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYiteaPBlz0) don't watch it if you don't like it when people make fun of other races.