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Old 07-12-2017, 12:04 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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It depends on the Medium.

For movie comedy? In no particular order: Steve Martin, Whoopi, Gene Wilder, John Candy, Woody Allen.
For Stand Up? I'd go with Eddie Murphy, Steven Wright, and Bob Newhart.
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Old 07-13-2017, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Current: Louis CK , Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan and the great Patton Oswalt

Classic: George Carlin has to be my favorite of all time.

honorable mention: Cheech & Chong ("Dave's not here, man.")
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Jack Benny
Nipsy Russel
Bob Hope

People like that. Straight, intense humor. Even though I grew up when Red Skelton was still on the air, I couldn't get into him as funny because he has to laugh at his own jokes to make the point.
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Early George Carlin, the Hippy Dippy Weatherman.
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Old 07-19-2017, 01:36 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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In your opinion, who is the funniest comedian?

My number one would be Kevin James (Don't Sweat the Small Stuff)

Runner up would be Kevin Hart.

So freakin hilarious.
Carlin.
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Old 07-19-2017, 07:56 AM
 
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I read this and find it sad that a younger generation has no understanding of real comedy and it's roots.Chaplin, Buster Keaton, W.C. Fields,Laurel and Hardy the Marx Brothers,Abbot and Costello.Lucille Ball,Sid Caesar.......it goes on.Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner the 2000 year old man is classic and people have never heard of it.


IMDb: My 100+ Favorite or Most Admired Comedians - a list by Frank Cullen



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOTKDgrdvdg
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Old 07-19-2017, 01:20 PM
 
Location: NO
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Larry David.
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:57 PM
 
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Gracie Allen, Robin Williams, George Carlin.
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Old 07-27-2017, 04:56 AM
 
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Richard Pryor always #1 for me
Chris Rock
Steve Martin was funny a long time ago
Moe
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Old 08-21-2017, 11:10 AM
 
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I used to love Bernie Mac, and that sketch about his little nieces and nephew who came to be with him via their dad bailing from court and mom drug dependent.
I watched it again a few years ago, and realized how absolutely abusive he sounded. Sounded, not was. I don't like that humor anymore, biting, sardonic, sarcastic. Even Dave Chappelle sounds like that. I have fallen away from the status quo.
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