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Old 06-20-2017, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Long gone were the olden days of comedy known as slapstick like the Three Stooges and Keystone Kops.

I loved the comedy of yesteryear which I grew up with and that included Red Skelton, Johnathan Winters, Sid Caesar, Bob Hope and others. Then came gems like Tim Conway, Carroll Burnett, Robin Williams and others.

Then came vulgarity. WTH? You can't be funny anymore?
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Old 07-03-2017, 03:29 AM
 
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Long gone were the olden days of comedy known as slapstick like the Three Stooges and Keystone Kops.

I loved the comedy of yesteryear which I grew up with and that included Red Skelton, Johnathan Winters, Sid Caesar, Bob Hope and others. Then came gems like Tim Conway, Carroll Burnett, Robin Williams and others.

Then came vulgarity. WTH? You can't be funny anymore?

This!!! Abbott and Costello,the Marx Bothers some of the best ever!!!
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Old 07-05-2017, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Here
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Steve Martin is another great comedian/actor.
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Old 07-08-2017, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Encino, CA
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In your opinion, who is the funniest comedian?
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There is no easy way to answer this question. I can only list some of my all time favorites:

George Carlin
Richard Pryor
Lenny Bruce
Robin Harris
Rodney Dangerfield
Chris Rock


There are many many more as well to list like Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Steven Wright, Jay Leno, Bobby Slayton, etc.
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Old 07-08-2017, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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George Carlin, Rodney Dangerfield, Steve Martin.
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Old 07-08-2017, 08:44 PM
 
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I love T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Steven Wright... T.J. Miller is hilarious in person. I've seen him at least 8 times and every time I leave, I feel exhausted from laughing so much!
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Old 07-09-2017, 05:52 PM
 
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Chris Rock
Dave Chapelle
Bill Burr
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Old 07-11-2017, 01:36 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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Too many to list!

Departed favorites: George Carlin, Sam Kinison, Mitch Hedberg, Bill Hicks and Patrice O'neal
Still with us: Loius CK, Doug Stanhope (master of drunken standup), Tom Segura, Bill Burr and Jim Gaffigan

....to name a few.
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:52 AM
 
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First comedy album I ever bought was "Flip Wilson".
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Old 07-12-2017, 06:13 AM
 
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Default Favorite Comedians

1. Michael Loftus
2. Dave Cross
3. John Maloney
4. Natasha Leggero
5. Chelsea Handler
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