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Who are your favorite comedians?
« on: April 21, 2017, 07:12:12 AM »
I'm sure I am missing some, but my favorite comedians are:

1. Joey diaz  (my favorite comedian alive today)

In no particular order after this

2. Dave chapelle
3. George carlin
4. Bill hicks
5. Mitch headburg
6. Bill Burr
7. Eddie murphy (from the RAW days)
8. Richard prior
9. Sam kinison
10. Dave Atell
11. Chris Rock
12. Richard pryor
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Re: Who are your favorite comedians?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2017, 07:14:57 AM »
Tops for me are

Brian Regan
Richard Jeni (R.I.P)
Dave Chapelle
Bill Burr
Jim Gaffigan
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Re: Who are your favorite comedians?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 07:37:39 AM »
Lewis Black
George Carlin
Ryan Hamilton
Larry David
John Mulaney
Chris Rock (older stuff)
Steven Wright

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Re: Who are your favorite comedians?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 08:16:58 AM »
Brian Regan
Jerry Seinfeld
Jim Gaffigan
Mitch Hedberg
Bill Cosby (ya, ya.....his classic stuff from the 80's can't be denied)
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Re: Who are your favorite comedians?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2017, 08:31:41 AM »
Tops for me are

Brian Regan
Richard Jeni (R.I.P)
Dave Chapelle
Bill Burr
Jim Gaffigan


Yes! Loved the Platypus Man.

Ron White's up there for me.

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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2017, 08:37:02 AM »
Tops for me are

Brian Regan
Richard Jeni (R.I.P)
Dave Chapelle
Bill Burr
Jim Gaffigan


Yes! Loved the Platypus Man.

Ron White's up there for me.

Bill the Belching Gourmet! :lol
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Re: Who are your favorite comedians?
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 08:37:52 AM »
Bill Burr
Dave Chappelle
Ron White
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Re: Who are your favorite comedians?
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2017, 08:48:58 AM »
Seinfeld (saw him last year in Roanoke VA; laughed so hard I cried a few times)
Chappelle
Lewis Black
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Re: Who are your favorite comedians?
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2017, 09:49:54 AM »
Redd Foxx and Rodney Dangerfield.
Steven Wright too. 
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Re: Who are your favorite comedians?
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2017, 10:13:24 AM »
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Re: Who are your favorite comedians?
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2017, 10:36:34 AM »
Gabriel Iglesias
John Caparulo
Demetri Martin
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Re: Who are your favorite comedians?
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2017, 10:43:14 AM »
Robin Williams
Jeff Dunham
Larry Miller (before he got fat and famous)
Lewis Black

I'll 3rd the Platypus Man.  The lobster bit is one of the funniest things I've ever seen

Seinfeld (saw him last year in Roanoke VA; laughed so hard I cried a few times)

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Re: Who are your favorite comedians?
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2017, 11:05:51 AM »
All time in no order :

Seinfeld
Robin Williams
Stewart Lee
Jasper Carott
Jack Dee ( when he was good )
Larry David ( his writing mainly )

Not so many modern comedians.

Milton Jones is ok.

But. I hate hate hate the following :

Ricky Gervais
Bill Hicks
George Carlin
Louis CK

For my 2c - going on stage in front of your target demographic and just

swearing and being filthy for 90 minutes is not clever or witty.

If it was hard - there wouldn't be SO MANY comics who are just dirty.



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Re: Who are your favorite comedians?
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2017, 11:23:27 AM »
I don't watch much standup anymore, but my favorite ones now (the ones I will actually watch) are Louis CK and Dave Chapelle. 

One of my favorites of all time was Steven Wright.

I must admit that back in the day I was a large fan of Andrew "Dice" Clay.  *shudders*
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Re: Who are your favorite comedians?
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2017, 11:26:33 AM »
Dice is a funny guy.

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Re: Who are your favorite comedians?
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2017, 11:33:07 AM »
Top two are solid. Rest are interchangeable.

George Carlin
Chris Rock
Robin Williams
Mitch Hedberg
Aziz Ansari
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« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2017, 11:34:11 AM »
Robert Schimmel is another I really liked.
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Re: Who are your favorite comedians?
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2017, 11:41:16 AM »
Forgot George Carlin.  And Richard Pryor.  The all-time kings.

I would be remiss if I didn't give a mention to Larry Miller, whose "Five Levels of Drinking" is one of my all-time favorite routines.

And, for that matter, Bill Cosby, whose Fat Albert material in the 70s was HILARIOUS.
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Re: Who are your favorite comedians?
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2017, 12:25:45 PM »
And, for that matter, Bill Cosby, whose Fat Albert material in the 70s was HILARIOUS.
Himself is an excellent show, though I'm not sure if we're allowed to still like it.

As for myself, Richard Pryor was the king. I suspect a modern audience would be far too uncomfortable watching him to enjoy it now, but Live in Concert pretty much tops the list of concert movies. Eddie Murphy had his moments, most of them patterned after Pryor, but a lot of his material I could never relate to, what with me never having grown up black and all.
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Re: Who are your favorite comedians?
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2017, 12:41:57 PM »
Currently sebastian maniscalco. All time,

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Re: Who are your favorite comedians?
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2017, 12:46:58 PM »
George Carlin
Jeff Dunham

I used to really like Hal Sparks' stand up material as well.

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« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2017, 12:48:50 PM »
My dad had all the 70's Bill Cosby albums.  Junior Barnes you gunky.
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« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2017, 12:55:37 PM »
And, for that matter, Bill Cosby, whose Fat Albert material in the 70s was HILARIOUS.
Himself is an excellent show, though I'm not sure if we're allowed to still like it.

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We recorded a tv showing of this (either that or we pirated a copy from a VHS rental) and I must have watched it 50 times and was ROLLING every time.
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Re: Who are your favorite comedians?
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2017, 01:06:23 PM »
And, for that matter, Bill Cosby, whose Fat Albert material in the 70s was HILARIOUS.
Himself is an excellent show, though I'm not sure if we're allowed to still like it.

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So while my wife was giving birth to my first son, and while I was literally holding one of her legs, all I could think of was the Bill Cosby bit about the breathing. I was laughing at the time. The day we brought the baby home, I rented out Himself and we watched it.
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Re: Who are your favorite comedians?
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2017, 01:33:17 PM »
I would be remiss if I didn't give a mention to Larry Miller, whose "Five Levels of Drinking" is one of my all-time favorite routines.

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Re: Who are your favorite comedians?
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2017, 01:37:09 PM »
George Carlin
Louis CK
Robin Williams
Dave Chappelle

and the newest seems like it could be Sebastian Maniscalco, haven't seen enough for him to make my list, but what I saw I really liked.

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« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2017, 03:55:29 PM »
My dad had all the 70's Bill Cosby albums.  Junior Barnes you gunky.

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« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2017, 03:59:03 PM »
He's more of a writer and doesn't do Stand Up but Armando Iannucci is one of the funniest people ever.

He's one of those people whose delivery is so perfect - a joke is 20% funnier just with him saying it.

His 6 episode show " The Armando Iannucci Show " is one of the funniest & most original things i've ever seen.


He's also one of the writers and creators of The Thick of It, Veep, The Day Today, Alan Partridge and Brass Eye.

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« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2017, 04:17:03 PM »
My dad had all the 70's Bill Cosby albums.  Junior Barnes you gunky.

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« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2017, 04:24:44 PM »
A few of you guys mentioned Stephen Wright. I haven't seen him in years. Does he still work?
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Re: Who are your favorite comedians?
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2017, 04:26:37 PM »
Jim Gaffigan
Robin Williams
Dave Chappelle
Mitch Hedberg
Dana Carvey
Gabriel Iglesias
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« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2017, 04:33:14 PM »
Don't think Dana Carvey could ever be forgiven for The Master Of Disguise...


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Re: Who are your favorite comedians?
« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2017, 04:33:36 PM »
I've never heard of Mitch Hedberg, but I've seen him listed a number of times. Can someone link a good routine?
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« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2017, 04:42:59 PM »
A few of you guys mentioned Stephen Wright. I haven't seen him in years. Does he still work?


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