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Old 09-11-2020, 05:43 PM
Location: Europe
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Old 09-13-2020, 07:11 PM
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I remember watching this funny comedian on TV in the 80's when I was a kid. I recorded him with my tape recorder. He wasn't even that famous, but he was just so silly and really appealed to me and my friends at that age.
At one point he said just randomly blurted out a line from this famous song but he changed the lyrics so that it references some large/overweight (unnamed) woman. Just completely stupid. But he was so silly even the women in the audience laughed.

Anyway, one night I was talking with my friend on the phone and we were both listening to the tape, him through his receiver. He had party lines, so he told me he wanted to call up this fat girl and have me play that brief part of the comedy bit. I didn't think it was right but I went along. He called her and she answered. Then I pressed Play but there was only silence. She hung up after a few seconds, then he asked me what happened. I had accidentally hit Record instead of the play button. Not only did it not play but it erased that part. Maybe it was really my conscience that erased it by pressing the wrong button.
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Old 10-05-2020, 07:07 PM
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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I used to really like Carlin, Dangerfield, and Cosby when I was little. They were IT!

As I got a little older, I watched Jay Leno, John Mendoza and Steve Martin.

In modern times, I like:

Blue Collar guys (Foxworthy, White, Engval, and Larry TCG)
Brian Regan
John Pinette (RIP)
Jim Gaffigan (if he stays out of politics)
Lewis Black
Kathleen Madigan
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Old 10-08-2020, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by TotallyTam View Post
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.
DON RICKLES was the freakin MAN! The Master of the Put-Down!
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Old 10-08-2020, 10:15 AM
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Bill Burr is my #1 by far.

Dave Chappelle
Bernie Mac
Sebastian Maniscalco
Bruce Bruce
Ali Wong was really funny in 2 shows so far
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Old 10-11-2020, 12:44 PM
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Ronny Chieng is awesome!

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Old 10-12-2020, 04:20 PM
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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in general order:

George Carlin
Ricky Gervais
Jim Jeffries
Dennis Miller (despite his politics)
Sebastian Maniscalco
Chris Rock
Louis CK
Dane Cook
Pete Holmes
Bill Burr

ETA Bill Maher, who along with Maniscalco and Dane Cook is one I've actually seen in person. Maher is probably near the top of the list for me, but I don't think of him as a stand-up due to the fact I watch him as a studio host on a near-weekly basis.
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Old 10-12-2020, 04:32 PM
Location: Flahrida
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Don Rickles - can you imagine his early routines today?
Richard Pryor - one of the all time greats never to be duplicated
Rodney Dangerfield - no respect
Jackie Mason - naturally funny
George Carlin - early stuff
Robert Klein - loved him
Robin Williams - unique and incredibly talented
Bob Newhart - timeless
Sam Kinison - the church loved him
Jonathan Winters - the first Robin Williams
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Old 10-16-2020, 12:51 AM
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Tom Segura
Ron White
Dave Chapelle
Chris Rock
George Carlin
Bill Burr
Eddie Murphy
John Mulaney
Jim Jeffries
Marc Maron
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Old 10-17-2020, 03:03 PM
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I can't come up with ten, but four that I'll go out of my way to watch:

1) Ralphie May (RIP)
2) Kathleen Madigan
3) Chris Rock
4) Ray Romano
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