Favorite Comedians?

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Favorite Comedians?
« on: October 06, 2020, 08:08 PM »
What are everyone's favorite comedians, if you're into comedy. I absolutely love Conan O'Brien. He is a master at using the world around him to the best of his abilities. Plus, he's got Andy as his sidekick. Just an awesome combo. Another great comedian in my opinion is Ricky Gervais. He's great at darker comedy, and situational humor. Why was the Office so funny? Because Ricky Gervais made it, that's why. And then third, is Dave Chappelle. He's a jack of all trades. He can write jokes backwards, he came up with inventive characters and sketches that combined intricate social narratives with some of the funniest comedy anywhere. Chappelle's Show essentially made SNL like Sesame Street. Anyways before I go on too long, what are your guys favorites?


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Re: Favorite Comedians?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2020, 04:52 AM »
When I was a kid it was Lee Evans. Loved the man. Saw him live and shook his hand. He's since retired.

Nowadays, I like Greg Davis, Romesh Ranganathan, Jimmy Carr and some of the other panel show folks.

Not a fan of American comics really but like you mentioned Ricky Gervais crosses both US and UK comedy really nicely.


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Re: Favorite Comedians?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2020, 10:51 PM »
Comedians... can I show my age, by listing some past favs ?
Note: You did nor specify Stand-Up Comics, per sey.
(in no specific order...)
Leon Errol  ("Lord Epping")
Lupe Vélez  ("Tabasco" "Mexican Spitfire")
Joe Penner  "Hnnn'a'yuk-yuk-yuk... Wanna buy a duck ?"
(Bert) Wheeler & (Robert) Woolsey
Laurel & Hardy
Abbott & Costello
Jackie Gleason
Art Carney
Burt Rynolds
Redd Foxx
Dave Chappelle
Arty Johnson
Tim Wilson
Kevin "Bloody" Wilson
Moms Molsley ("Mama" "Mother")
Benny Hill
Kay Keiser
Danny Kay
Jerry Lewis  ( w/ -or- w/o , Dean Martin )
Foster Brooks
Cheech & Chong
Lilly Thomelson
Marty Feldman
Dick Van Dyke
Soupy Sales
Bob Meechum  (Cap'n K)
Ben Colder  /  Sheb Wooley
Jeb & Cousin Easy
Red Peters  (Yes, a for-real personality.)

Well, there are a few for you to work with.  Maybe you've
heard of a few of them.
The 1st, 4 or 5, are from the 1930-40's. And were still popular
when I was a child in the late 1950's and early 1960's.

Wow finally made #1111
This is far from a complete list. But, it was a good variety.

Once, in the mid 1970's... I got to see Spike Jones & His Gang
perform live in Disneyland (Anaheim, Ca.). Was a great show.

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Re: Favorite Comedians?
« Reply #3 on: Today at 07:50 PM »
Most of the guys on Gravquian's list, (there are a few I found spectacularly unfunny like Soupy Sales, sorry!).

Looking at the last 20 or so years I would go with Steven Wright and Jim Gaffigan (who doesn't like cake?) but at the top of the list would be John Pinnette. One of the funniest guys around, a Broadway star, all around nice guy. What a tragedy he left us so young.