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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 09-14-2014, 12:21 PM
 
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Maybe Rivers was at peace, but it is hard to believe someone who is content would keep putting themselves under the knife. As we age, our looks change, and hopefully we can accept those changes gracefully. Ms. Rivers kept having surgery after surgery trying to capture something. That does not seem like the actions of someone at peace with themselves.
I think you are mixing things up...she was at peace if she would die that day or soon....she never stated she was at peace with her looks and she was clear she liked perfection the way she liked it to and what in her mind was perfection.

I admired her honesty about that regardless of my own opinion on that.
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Old 09-14-2014, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Robin Williams all the way. I never could stand Joan Rivers. Just couldn't get past her grating voice/accent.
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Old 09-15-2014, 06:01 PM
 
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I think you are mixing things up...she was at peace if she would die that day or soon....she never stated she was at peace with her looks and she was clear she liked perfection the way she liked it to and what in her mind was perfection.

I admired her honesty about that regardless of my own opinion on that.
I get what you are saying, but I disagree. Our looks and our feelings about them are very much a part of who we are. If someone is constantly striving for perfection, something is missing inside of them. No one is perfect in looks or behavior, and putting that kind of pressure on oneself is not healthy. Why was Ms. Rivers not content with her remarkable career and loving daughter and grandson? What was she searching for in her cosmetic surgery quest? We will never know, and I hope that she is at peace now.
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:44 AM
 
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Joan Rivers was wittier but overall Robin Williams was funnier.
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Old 09-18-2014, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Robin for me, all the way.
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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That's what I loved about her too. She had no filter and that is really what was great about her. She said what she thought, no matter who it offended. I wish more people were like that.
Not me. I had a sil like that. She was so honest, she was going to say what she thought even if it killed YOU and broke your heart......but, by God, she was honest !

I liked Joan because I thought she was very talented and I loved her drive but, she could be unnecessarily cruel. I don't particularly cotton to cruel people.

I have never heard of Robin Williams being unkind or cruel to anyone. He was known for that. For years, I didn't like his standup until I really began to listen. He was brilliant (?). An extremely talented man who had a lot of courage. His take on the geni in Alladdin is considered a classic and most of it adlibbed.

Now, as to funny, they were both good in their own way though I think he was by far the most talented.

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Old 09-18-2014, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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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.
He was way over the top but definitely not for children. He could be pretty vulgar at times and I didn't always like that. He had no barriers except I never heard him cross the cruelty line. And, it was all extemporaneous most of the time. He was a comedic genius, not only to myself but, to a lot of others. To each his own. It took me awhile to get his humor and his talent and it grew on me. Can anyone forget Mrs. Doubtfire and the Birdcage. I still laugh no many how many times I see those movies, as well as, his turn as the geni in Aladdin.

RIP, Robin.

eta: this was interesting and sad. They are the clowns who hide the tears. I loved Gilda Radner and sweet, gentle JOhn Candy.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/12/showbi...gone-too-soon/
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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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.
Priceless. Thx for this though almost too much for me......
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Old 09-18-2014, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Definitely Williams. More diverse, and didn't need to run people down to be funny. Vulgarity doesn't automatically equal comedy like some people think. I just don't see what the big deal about Rivers' brand of comedy is. Half the stuff she said can be heard by any unclothed female in a bar after a couple of drinks. I'm hate that she's gone, but I did not care for her comedy.
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