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View Poll Results: Who was funnier Robin Williams or Joan Rivers?
Robin Williams was much funnier 40 51.28%
Robin Williams was somewhat funnier. 1 1.28%
Not sure, undecided, Can't compare 14 17.95%
Joan RIvers was somewhat funnier 2 2.56%
Joan Rivers was much funnier 21 26.92%
Voters: 78. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-06-2014, 08:03 AM
 
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I voted Joan much funnier!

They're two totally different types of funny. Robin's humor was much safer, far more PC, while Joan was no holes barred, funny as all hell.

Some of my favorite Joan Rivers quotes from Fashion Police:

"That dress is shinier than Al Rocker after going up two flights of stairs"

"That suit is wrinkled, who drove him there Amanda Bynes? It's more wrinkled than Regis Philbin's scr*tum"

"It's a nice dress, but too cylindrical and black... it looks like Kim Kardashian's vibrator."

"What a beautiful yellow train that dress has. I haven't seen than much yellow dragging across the floor since Betty White laughed and lost her catheter."

"That's a beautiful white dress, but everyone agrees that it's missing something. Paula Deen suggested adding a hood to it."
These quotes are exactly why I voted for Joan. I also remember the days when Joan & Phyllis Diller were the only female comics on TV. She was a true pioneer. And maybe my sense of humor just skews her way

I could not stand Robin Williams. Lol--I even despised him on his "Happy Days" debut
I could tolerate him in dramatic roles, but barely. Not a fan. At all.
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Old 09-06-2014, 08:06 AM
 
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The humor of Robin Williams always seemed more suited to children in my opinion. Just seemed way over the top silly - nothing that would appeal to an adult. Joan - definitely funnier. While I wasn't a big fan of her humor, it DID speak to adults.
I think you missed a lot of his material. Much of it was definitely not for kids. LOL

Robin Williams on the Vatican and homosexuality - YouTube

From there, I'll let you find the clip with his routine about pornography.

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Old 09-06-2014, 11:32 AM
 
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These quotes are exactly why I voted for Joan. I also remember the days when Joan & Phyllis Diller were the only female comics on TV. She was a true pioneer. And maybe my sense of humor just skews her way

I could not stand Robin Williams. Lol--I even despised him on his "Happy Days" debut
I could tolerate him in dramatic roles, but barely. Not a fan. At all.
Yeah I pretty much feel the same way. Robin was just too silly to appeal to my twisted sense of humor... but I found myself laughing out loud many Friday nights watching Joan on Fashion Police. There just seemed to be nothing she wouldn't say, and I loved every minute of it.

She recently had a book signing, and some PETA supporters showed up to bash her for wearing fur. Joan told the demonstrators, in front of everyone "all of my furs were purchased many years ago, and they'd be laying somewhere in a cellar, but instead they'd gotten to go to the Opera!"
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Old 09-06-2014, 12:28 PM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=6lKS-Et-VmE

Joan being her feisty self giving the CNN 'gotcha' anchor a go. I like what she says here, this is why I liked her. People who tell it like it really is.
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Old 09-06-2014, 01:59 PM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=6lKS-Et-VmE

Joan being her feisty self giving the CNN 'gotcha' anchor a go. I like what she says here, this is why I liked her. People who tell it like it really is.
She said what many of us think or thought and we can't say it since there are only a few people who can say it and it is funny or comes out the right way.
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Old 09-06-2014, 02:07 PM
 
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The only time I could stand Joan was as Dot Matrix in SpaceBalls and even still she was not my favorite part of the movie. Robin however was much funnier to me. Joan was like the female Gilbert Godfried and one Gilbert Godfried is more than enough. Robin was much more flexible.
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Old 09-06-2014, 02:12 PM
 
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They were both funny in their own unique ways but I'd have to go with Joan being the funnier of the two. She would say anything at anytime, no matter who was around. She had no filter. I liked Robin Williams more for his acting then his comedy. He was great in his more serious roles like in Good Will Hunting and Dead Poet Society. They both were great in their own ways and they both made their mark on the world. May they rest in peace.
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Old 09-06-2014, 02:18 PM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgI4-JHZ6t4


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpPCFoXXhF0
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Old 09-06-2014, 03:05 PM
 
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Who contributed more to our culture>
IMHO: Joan. When she was first starting out a lot of her humor focused on housewives. This was in the early-mid sixties when most women weren't working outside the home. She aimed her humor at them. Her humor was FOR them. It was aimed at the very smart women ...who were at home doing housework.

She had a routine about doing laundry where she held up imaginary socks. She'd look at them and say, "Black or navy blue? Black or navy blue?" and roll her eyes at the drudgery of it. Housewives bonded with her as they watched her on daytime TV. While they were sorting socks. It was revolutionary. And funny and biting and wry. She identified with women without being a caricature or making them a caricature. She told the truth about what life was like for women. No one else was doing that.

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Old 09-06-2014, 03:13 PM
 
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Robin's stand up was brilliant and very funny. It was raunchy and not silly at all. I loved him and the fact that he was funny without being mean. I picked Robin.
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