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kuba walda
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posted 18 September 2003 11:53 AM      Profile for kuba walda        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Carrying on from the Bob Hope isn't funny thread.... just who do you find funny....

Jack Lemmon
Walter Matheau -- I actually just rented the Odd Couple not too long ago
John Clease
Kevin Kline
Margaret Cho
Rita Rudner

............... hmmmmm and the list goes on.....


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ronb
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posted 18 September 2003 12:23 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think Eric Fensler is funny.
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posted 18 September 2003 05:55 PM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Jon Stewart. He's the new late night king.
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posted 18 September 2003 05:58 PM      Profile for Dr. Mr. Ben   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Abbot & Costello
Sean Cullen
Conan O'Brien

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posted 18 September 2003 06:03 PM      Profile for HeywoodFloyd     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Denis Miller
Dennis Leary
Jon Stewart

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posted 18 September 2003 06:10 PM      Profile for worker_drone        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
David Cross
Bob Odenkirk

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Jimmy Brogan
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posted 18 September 2003 06:12 PM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I can see why you'd like him Dr. Floyd, but I find the new ultra right-wing, Bush boot kisser Dennis Miller to be as funny as a root canal without anesthetic.

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posted 18 September 2003 06:22 PM      Profile for HeywoodFloyd     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I should be clearer. I like the older stuff but his new routine can be a little trying at times, especially when he gets overly political. Overall though, he is still hilarious.
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My standard line for Denis Miller, whenever his name comes up (..and as the Bush court jester, it invariably does) is a line from Spy Magazine, circa 1990 (?)...Would be great if he were 20% smarter. And I think that was being charitable. Denis Miller is as funny as a migraine; always was, always will be.

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posted 18 September 2003 06:53 PM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Mary Walsh is funny.
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kuba walda
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posted 18 September 2003 06:56 PM      Profile for kuba walda        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
So is Rick Mercer....... especially talking to americans.... even if it was staged
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posted 18 September 2003 11:20 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Jann Arden is extremely funny. Having seen her in concert twice, I'd pay just to hear her stand-up routine.
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posted 18 September 2003 11:57 PM      Profile for clockwork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That Mark Fiore guy is hilarious

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posted 19 September 2003 03:15 AM      Profile for West Coast Lefty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
George Carlin
Garry Shandling
Gilbert Gottfried
Bill Cosby
Billy Crystal

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posted 19 September 2003 03:15 AM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Working nights, I don't get to see the late night comedians, etc.

Early morning though has me laughing at Wolf Blitzer and Pat Robertson.

........they are joking, aren't they?


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kuba walda
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posted 19 September 2003 11:32 AM      Profile for kuba walda        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
CHris ROck was hil-arious in Bowling for COlumbine
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posted 19 September 2003 11:35 AM      Profile for Lima Bean   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
In movies, I think Jack Black and Steve Zahn are hi-lar-i-ous. Love 'em both.

GO SEE SCHOOL OF ROCK!!!


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posted 19 September 2003 11:47 AM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
- Monty Python (especially but not exclusively John Cleese)
- Dave Foley, Phil Hartman (oh Newsradio, how I miss thee)
- Mike Myers (when he can get his mind out of the toilet)
- Rick Mercer (Made in Canada!!!)
- the Simspon's obsessed guy at Rogers video on Bank Street (a new favorite)

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Rebecca West
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posted 19 September 2003 12:03 PM      Profile for Rebecca West     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Scott Piatkowski:
Jann Arden is extremely funny. Having seen her in concert twice, I'd pay just to hear her stand-up routine.
Along the same lines (though totally different music genre), I saw Lydia Lunch live, and she's incredibly witty in a fuck-em-all sort of way.

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posted 19 September 2003 12:04 PM      Profile for vickyinottawa   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I've been watching Penn and Teller's magical mystery tour, and have been enjoying it immensely.
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mighty brutus
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posted 19 September 2003 12:14 PM      Profile for mighty brutus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I find Chris Elliott absolutely falling-down funny. (although maybe Cabin Boy was not one of filmdom's greatest achievements )
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posted 19 September 2003 12:20 PM      Profile for worker_drone        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
although maybe Cabin Boy was not one of filmdom's greatest achievements

Maybe not, but I still loved it! Wanna buy a monkey fancy lad?


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kuba walda
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posted 19 September 2003 12:39 PM      Profile for kuba walda        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Half a bee, philosophically,
Must, ipso facto, half not be.
But half the bee has got to be
Vis a vis, its entity. D'you see?


But can a bee be said to be
Or not to be an entire bee
When half the bee is not a bee
Due to some ancient injury?


La dee dee, one two three,
Eric the half a bee.
A B C D E F G,
Eric the half a bee.



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Jimmy Brogan
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posted 19 September 2003 12:46 PM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Immanuel Kant was a real pissant
who was very rarely stable.
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
who could think you under the table.
David Hume could out consume
Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel,
And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
who was just as sloshed as Schlegel.

There's nothing Nietzsche couldn't teach ya
'bout the raisin' of the wrist.
Socrates himself was permanently pissed.

John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,
after half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.
Plato, they say, could stick it away,
'alf a crate of whiskey every day!
Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle,
and Hobbes was fond of his Dram.
And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart:
"I drink, therefore I am."

Yes, Socrates himself is particularly missed;
A lovely little thinker, but a bugger when he's pissed.


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posted 19 September 2003 01:00 PM      Profile for HeywoodFloyd     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Sit on my face
And tell me that you love me
I'll sit on your face
And tell you that I love you too.

I love to hear your
oralize
When I'm between your thighs
You blow me away

Sit on my face
And let my lips embrace you
I'll sit on your face
And then I'll love you truely

Life would be fine
If we both sixty-nine

If we sit on our faces
In all sorts of places
Then we'll be blown away -ay -ay.


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ronb
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posted 19 September 2003 01:23 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh Yang-tse, beautiful river!

What about Derek and Clive... Frog a la Peche anyone?


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mighty brutus
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posted 19 September 2003 01:30 PM      Profile for mighty brutus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
We're overlooking someone here right in our own backyard.

Mister Magoo is FUNNY.


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posted 19 September 2003 02:04 PM      Profile for Sisyphus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
In honor of Mr. Magoo and the "Gawd" thread:

Douglas Adams

It's so hard to be that funny in prose.


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quote:
Mister Magoo is FUNNY

I second that. He's hilarious!


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posted 19 September 2003 03:30 PM      Profile for Pogo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by kuba walda:
Carrying on from the Bob Hope isn't funny thread.... just who do you find funny....

Red Skelton worked the same type of material as Bob Hope and wiped the floor with him.


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posted 19 September 2003 03:49 PM      Profile for BleedingHeart   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What about Martin Mull?
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mighty brutus
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posted 19 September 2003 04:50 PM      Profile for mighty brutus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by BleedingHeart:
What about Martin Mull?


He's no Mister Magoo!!


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posted 19 September 2003 05:40 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I wuz gonna nominate Oldgoat...

"Red Skelton worked the same type of material as Bob Hope and wiped the floor with him. "

Mebbe, but Anita O'Day said he was a jerk in his younger days. They used to do the same marathon dance circuits.

Henny Youngman is the greatest. Back in 89-90, I saw a New Year's Eve comedy special on TV. There were the usual vulgar moderns - fellas cussin' and ladies talkin' about their private parts - all very crass and boring.

Then ol' Henny came on with his one-liners. He blew the others away.


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Scott Piatkowski
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quote:
Originally posted by West Coast Lefty:
Gilbert Gottfried


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al-Qa'bong
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I've been googlin' around and finally found Mitch Hedberg's whereabouts. I like him.

I dunno, his accent helps, unlike those Newfies or faux Newfies , who get away with being unfunny by virtue of affecting a maritime twang.


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Dennis Leary
Dennis Miller
Jon Stewart
Robert Schimmal (I hope I spelled his name right....)
Emo Philips
John Cleese (both Monty Python AND Cambridge Circus days)
Bob Newhart (but only in small doses)
Richard Jeni
Douglas Adams
Terry Pratchett

I've got a list of them somewhere, but I'm too tired to write them all down....

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posted 23 September 2003 07:43 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, but have you noticed that Steven Wright's routine gets real old, real quick? I laughed the first few times I heard him, and every once in a while he still gives me a laugh, but his whole mumbling and ultra-flat-deadpan thing doesn't do it for me so much anymore because it's so expected. You always know what's coming now.
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