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Old 12-27-2018, 10:25 AM
 
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Along with Robin Williams, I liked Richard Jeni. Saw him live in Las Vegas. He had his demons and committed suicide a while back. He could have had a great career, had he kept going.

Also saw Rita Rudner in Vegas. Very funny in person.

Saw Sam Kinison live in Baltimore. What a riot he was!

Lucky enough to see Sinbad live in Arlington TX, shortly after he won the TV competition that launched his career. What impressed me at the time was how funny he could be with a clean act. To do that you have to be good.

Best of all we saw Don Rickles live at his last performance at the Golden Nugget in Vegas. He was changing venues, so it wasn't his last performance overall. We had a choice to see him or Dennis Miller that night, and chose Rickles, since we figured we might have a chance to see Miller later, but maybe not Rickles. We made the right decision. If you saw his act on TV, you pretty much saw what he did live. But it was still a great act.
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Old 12-27-2018, 11:30 PM
 
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Along with Robin Williams, I liked Richard Jeni. Saw him live in Las Vegas. He had his demons and committed suicide a while back. He could have had a great career, had he kept going.

Also saw Rita Rudner in Vegas. Very funny in person.

Saw Sam Kinison live in Baltimore. What a riot he was!

Lucky enough to see Sinbad live in Arlington TX, shortly after he won the TV competition that launched his career. What impressed me at the time was how funny he could be with a clean act. To do that you have to be good.

Best of all we saw Don Rickles live at his last performance at the Golden Nugget in Vegas. He was changing venues, so it wasn't his last performance overall. We had a choice to see him or Dennis Miller that night, and chose Rickles, since we figured we might have a chance to see Miller later, but maybe not Rickles. We made the right decision. If you saw his act on TV, you pretty much saw what he did live. But it was still a great act.
Saw Rickles at a casino show in NJ and he KILLED! I always thought he was hilarious and a major talent...I was with some others who didn't want to go at first to see "that old comic"....they were amazed and laughed harder than anyone else. TALENT....a rare commodity (and seems to be slowly eroding from show business).
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Old 12-31-2018, 05:57 PM
 
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Rodney Dangerfield
Joan Rivers
How could I have not thought of Rodney Dangerfield? That guy's a scream!
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Old 12-31-2018, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Southern Quebec
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Yes!! I first saw him performing on a cruise ship, and he was HYSTERICAL... my brother and I still quote some of his lines to each other, like when Im at a buffet Im like a NINJA!!

Shame he died too young, along with Ralphie May who met a similar fate. Both excellent comedians who never really got the credit they were due.
I watch some of the late John Pinette's clips on You Tube sometimes...he's a riot.
"Eat vegtable! Eat broccori! You scare my wife!"

I forgot to mention another of my favourites, Russell Peters.
"Somebody gonna get hurt real bad....somebody..!" his father's threat to him.
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Old 12-31-2018, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Texas
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How could I have not thought of Rodney Dangerfield? That guy's a scream!
He's one of the best. A national treasure. He had Johnny Carson in stitches.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrFgD9-l390
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:07 PM
 
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George Carlin and Joan Rivers.
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Old 01-22-2019, 01:33 PM
 
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Omigosh! Foster Brooks. I remember him doing his "drunk" routine on Dean Martin's show. He also did a stint as a newscaster on one of our local TV stations--late '60s or early '70s, I think.
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Wasn't 'the drunk' a recurring character on the Jackie Gleason Show with Gleason as the bartender?
burdell - You're thinking of Frank Fontaine as the character Crazy Guggenheim.
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Old 01-22-2019, 04:13 PM
 
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Robin Williams and Carol Burnett, both of these people can make me laugh hysterically
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Old 01-23-2019, 12:15 AM
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Billy Crystal
Bill Maher
Lewis Black
Wanda Sykes (more so in the past)
Ellen Degeneres (a long time ago)
Joan Rivers
Dane Cook (in the beginning)
Jay Leno
Stephen Colbert
David Letterman (sometimes)
Gallagher (a long time ago)
Eddie Murphy
Sinbad
Dana Carvey (a while ago)
Mike Myers
Robin Williams
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Old 01-24-2019, 12:41 AM
 
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Currently Favorite live ones:
Bill Burr, Jim Gaffigan, Tom Segura

Favorite RIP ones:
Patrice O'neal, George Carlin, Mitch Hedberg and Bill Hicks



A favorite female comedian?
None.

Even the funniest ones are OK at best.
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