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Old 08-06-2020, 07:46 AM
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Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason......they don`t make them like that anymore.
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Old 08-06-2020, 09:57 PM
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In no particular order, except for the two bolded.

Don Rickles - Classic! May he R.I.P.
Dave Chappelle - Most agree he's the comedy king of our day. He's great.
Joan Rivers - Gutsy, shocking in-your-face ballsy woman. May she also R.I.P.
Louis Anderson - Provincially sweet and absolutely hilarious. A great actor, too!
Sebastian Maniscalco - #1 observational humorist at this time, IMO. Never miss his specials!
Bill Burr - Crass, sarcastic, but deep down a really good human shines through. Can't beat that!
George Carlin - World class, quite possibly THE best of all time.
Russell Brand - Smart, witty, lovable, astounding command of the English language!
Mitch Hedberg - Best one-liners. May he also R.I.P.
Josh Blue - So unique! Love him.
Doug Stanhope - Tragic, gross humor but hilarious, real.

I could go on and on... Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor of course...too many to list.
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Old 08-06-2020, 10:46 PM
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There are many different 'types' of comedians some that I enjoy most of their material:

Groucho Marx
Jack Benny
Fred Allen
George Carlin
Bob Newhart
Robin Williams
Bill Hicks
Russell Peters

I enjoy good impressionists:
Rich Little


Pablo Francisco


Frank Caliendo
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Old 08-07-2020, 04:40 PM
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Richard Pryor
Red Foxx
Eddie Murphy
George Carlin
Carlos Mencia
Rodney Dangerfield
Kevin Hart
Katt Williams
Frank Sinatra (Not really a "comedian", but the stories he told during his live performances were funny as hell)
Dave Chapelle/George Lopez
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Old 08-08-2020, 09:51 PM
Location: Georgia
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Gabrielle Iglesias
Jeff Foxworthy
Larry the Cable Guy
George Carlin

That's all I can think of.
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Old 08-11-2020, 06:21 PM
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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Originally Posted by tylernurse View Post
I would add Chris Rock.

I’d add Eddie Griffin If you’re talking about the “realest” stand up comedians almost half of the list would be gone.
I loved Rodney Dangerfield.
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Old 08-13-2020, 12:01 AM
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Surprised only a couple people have listed Jim Gaffigan. Not sure if he is my favorite. That might be Carlin. But he's at least in my top 10. One of the few and only that can consistently make you laugh without being vulgar or swearing. That's some real talent.

With that said, and I'm not sure if it's because I've pretty much seen all of his specials, sometimes his bits do seem to give me a sense of deja vu. He's always playing the dumb fat white guy card in his stand ups. Usually in the beginning.
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Old 08-14-2020, 10:39 PM
Location: Northern Virginia
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Norm MacDonald is my top 1.
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Old 09-05-2020, 09:26 PM
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Old 09-05-2020, 11:18 PM
Location: EPWV
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Sure missing John Pinnette - R.i.P.
He used to crack us up with the "get out of the line" for those taking maybe too long to pick out what they want at a McDonald's or at a buffet. John's motto at a buffet, grab and go. He meant that for a couple older ladies that were goo goo eying the ice sculptures while holding up the line.
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