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nonserviam03
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:07 am  Reply with quote



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Richard Pryor
Eddie Izzard
George Carlin
Patton Oswalt
Brian Regan
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YouGetNoArt4freeFanBoys
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:43 am  Reply with quote



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Cook and Moore!

Spike from the Goons!

Barry Humphries!

woo hoooooooo, luvvin' dis thread!
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:19 pm  Reply with quote



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John Belushi
Dan Ackroyd
Dana Carvey
Mike Meyers
John Candy
Chris Farley
Jack Black

I guess now I'm thinking SNL

Robin Williams is amazing.

One of the funniest things I've ever heard in my life, and maybe someone can help me here, was a few years ago during the Academy Awards when Jack Black and a comedian that I cannot remember wrote and sang the lyrics to the song they play when people go on too long and they want to get them off the stage. Had me rolling in tears.

EDIT

Note to self: Learn to use Youtube and Google.

It was Will Ferrell and here it is...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoXLu9Rz70g
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:10 pm  Reply with quote



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Bill Murray
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Dr Malachi Constant
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:23 pm  Reply with quote
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A friend of mine said Bill Murray the other night when I brought this topic up, and I believe there's got to be a line drawn somewhere between sketch comedians and stand-ups. Murray's a great performer, going all the way back to his time with Second City, but I don't think he's ever done stand-up ... which, much as I hate to take anything away from Murray (easily one of my top 5 favorite actors of all time), sort of makes him just a little bit less of a through and through 'comedian' in my eyes.
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:51 pm  Reply with quote



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Dr Malachi Constant wrote:
A friend of mine said Bill Murray the other night when I brought this topic up, and I believe there's got to be a line drawn somewhere between sketch comedians and stand-ups. Murray's a great performer, going all the way back to his time with Second City, but I don't think he's ever done stand-up ... which, much as I hate to take anything away from Murray (easily one of my top 5 favorite actors of all time), sort of makes him just a little bit less of a through and through 'comedian' in my eyes.


I agree which is why I hesitated to bring up some of the guys that are actors rather than stand-up but at the end of the day funny is funny and some of these guys just can't be overlooked. I love Bill Murray. Another amazing guy was Peter Sellers. One of the funniest guys I've ever seen but back in his day they didn't even have stand-up so should he be left out of the discussion?

Also Steve Martin.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:28 pm  Reply with quote



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I forgot Jeff Dunham. The man is fucking hilarious.
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MethRattle
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:38 pm  Reply with quote



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What, no Dane Cook love? Could it be because he's a no-talent hack who is the nadir of observational humor?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:39 pm  Reply with quote



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MethRattle wrote:
What, no Dane Cook love? Could it be because he's a no-talent hack who is the nadir of observational humor?


Dane Cook blows. BIG time.
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MethRattle
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:48 pm  Reply with quote



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Dane Cook makes Jim Gaffigan look like Emo Phillips.
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Dr Malachi Constant
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:05 pm  Reply with quote
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Floydian Trip wrote:
Dr Malachi Constant wrote:
A friend of mine said Bill Murray the other night when I brought this topic up, and I believe there's got to be a line drawn somewhere between sketch comedians and stand-ups. Murray's a great performer, going all the way back to his time with Second City, but I don't think he's ever done stand-up ... which, much as I hate to take anything away from Murray (easily one of my top 5 favorite actors of all time), sort of makes him just a little bit less of a through and through 'comedian' in my eyes.


I agree which is why I hesitated to bring up some of the guys that are actors rather than stand-up but at the end of the day funny is funny and some of these guys just can't be overlooked. I love Bill Murray. Another amazing guy was Peter Sellers. One of the funniest guys I've ever seen but back in his day they didn't even have stand-up so should he be left out of the discussion?

Also Steve Martin.


They didn't have stand-up in Peter Sellers' day?

Dude, Sellers started out doing stand-up. Besides, what about Bob Hope? The guy spent all of WWII standing up in front of thousands of troops, swinging a golf club and telling bad knock-knock jokes. What was that? Kabuki theater?
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:18 pm  Reply with quote



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Dr Malachi Constant wrote:
Floydian Trip wrote:
Dr Malachi Constant wrote:
A friend of mine said Bill Murray the other night when I brought this topic up, and I believe there's got to be a line drawn somewhere between sketch comedians and stand-ups. Murray's a great performer, going all the way back to his time with Second City, but I don't think he's ever done stand-up ... which, much as I hate to take anything away from Murray (easily one of my top 5 favorite actors of all time), sort of makes him just a little bit less of a through and through 'comedian' in my eyes.


I agree which is why I hesitated to bring up some of the guys that are actors rather than stand-up but at the end of the day funny is funny and some of these guys just can't be overlooked. I love Bill Murray. Another amazing guy was Peter Sellers. One of the funniest guys I've ever seen but back in his day they didn't even have stand-up so should he be left out of the discussion?

Also Steve Martin.


They didn't have stand-up in Peter Sellers' day?

Dude, Sellers started out doing stand-up. Besides, what about Bob Hope? The guy spent all of WWII standing up in front of thousands of troops, swinging a golf club and telling bad knock-knock jokes. What was that? Kabuki theater?


Wasn't Sellers more of a Vaudeville kind of guy? I don't go all the way back with him.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:10 pm  Reply with quote



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If we're talking about the old timers then:

Rowan and Martin
Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin
Abbott and Costello
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Dr Malachi Constant
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:31 pm  Reply with quote
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Lenny Bruce, ftw.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:13 pm  Reply with quote



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In all fairness FT said Comedian not Stand Up Comedian.
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