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Old 04-07-2020, 06:27 PM
 
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We saw him twice. Once in Atlantic City and once in Vegas. I'm telling you, I was gasping for air I was laughing so hard. My ribs hurt for days

He was funny!!!!!!
I certainly hope so. He's been famous for a long time.

There is another pretty good comedian from a long time back, but not quite as old. I forget his name, his name isn't that famous, but he used to open for Frank Sinatra. And I think he is still working.
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Old 04-07-2020, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Very little love for the ladies in this thread. What about:

Ellen DeGeneres
Joan Rivers
Wanda Sykes
Rita Rudner
Brett Butler
Paula Poundstone
Lily Tomlin
Anne Meara
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Old 04-08-2020, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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Very little love for the ladies in this thread. What about:

Ellen DeGeneres
Joan Rivers
Wanda Sykes
Rita Rudner
Brett Butler
Paula Poundstone
Lily Tomlin
Anne Meara
Don't forget Phyllis Diller.
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Old 04-08-2020, 11:29 AM
 
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Very little love for the ladies in this thread. What about:

Ellen DeGeneres
Joan Rivers
Wanda Sykes
Rita Rudner
Brett Butler
Paula Poundstone
Lily Tomlin
Anne Meara
Ellen is one of my favorites. Her storytelling and pace are perfect IMO. Really like Paula Poundstone and Kathleen Madigan as well. Watched some of Gina Yashere’s stand up recently, she is hilarious.

This may be sexist but I don’t find a lot of women comedians funny. However I really like a lot of comedic actresses (Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kristin Bell, Kristin Wiig, Mindy Kaling, Ellie Kemper...). Too many women stand ups follow the Sarah Silverman, Chelsey Handler and Amy Schumer path of vulgarity and shocking sexual jokes. That is played out and not creative IMO.
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Old 04-08-2020, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Don't forget Phyllis Diller.
She was mentioned upthread, but yes, she was hilarious.
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Old 04-28-2020, 01:19 AM
 
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Too many women stand ups follow the Sarah Silverman, Chelsey Handler and Amy Schumer path of vulgarity and shocking sexual jokes. That is played out and not creative IMO.

To be fair, you could say that about a lot of the top male standup comics as well:

Pryor, Murphy and Chappelle all had the same 'race-shtick' as their core act. It's definitely funny and I'm a big fan of Chappelle but a lot of his bits are a rehashed version of Pryor's bits.
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Old 07-28-2020, 10:28 PM
 
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Ellen is one of my favorites. Her storytelling and pace are perfect IMO. Really like Paula Poundstone and Kathleen Madigan as well. Watched some of Gina Yashere’s stand up recently, she is hilarious.

This may be sexist but I don’t find a lot of women comedians funny. However I really like a lot of comedic actresses (Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kristin Bell, Kristin Wiig, Mindy Kaling, Ellie Kemper...). Too many women stand ups follow the Sarah Silverman, Chelsey Handler and Amy Schumer path of vulgarity and shocking sexual jokes. That is played out and not creative IMO.
I used to think Sarah Silverman was funny with her shocking jokes. It’s better than the usual I’m a woman and have a vagina bits a lot of them do. I hate when we have to sit through them all going on about women in public restrooms type of stuff.

Sarah Silverman and Roseanne Barr were the only females to make me laugh out loud at times. Oh, and probably Joan Rivers though I haven’t seen her go at it in a while. I agree with you about women being funnier actresses than stand up comedians. Kristin Wiig and Tina Fey are really top notch as funny writers and actresses, but I bet neither of them would do well in a stand up. There really are only a few people who do it so well and effortlessly.

Bill Hicks
Richard Pryor
Dave Chappell
Colin Quinn (his history of the world show is one of the funniest I’ve seen in a long time)


I know there are more, but I can’t think of them right now. Will need to revisit.
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Old 07-29-2020, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Eddie Izzard. Hilarious!
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Old 07-29-2020, 01:44 AM
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Location: Springfield, Ohio
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No particular order (other than #1):

George Carlin
Richard Pryor
Dave Chappelle
Chris Rock
Bill Burr
Patrice O'Neal
Don Rickles
Joan Rivers
Rodney Dangerfield
Robin Williams
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Old 07-29-2020, 04:32 AM
 
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Bill Burr is one of the funniest at the moment.
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