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Old 02-07-06, 03:04 AM
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Who is your favorite comedian?

For me it has gotta be Jim Gaffigan. I'm not sure exactly why, though. I like that his jokes aren't overly vulgar, but there are others like that, and I hate most comics.

I really like Bob Saget, too. Mainly because his sets are always so very dirty and I know him mainly from Full House and that video clip show. That is just too funny.

And lastly there was a set on Comedy Central last week that had me dying. I don't know the guys name but he was really whiny and he held the mic almost inside his mouth it was so close.
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Old 02-07-06, 03:27 AM
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Woody Allen. Not only is he funny as hell he is also a genius filmmaker and one of the all time great directors. He had a large impact on comedy movies today.
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George Carlin has always given me the most genuine laughs. I find myself listening to my Little David Years box set more than any of my other comedy discs.

I also really like Bill Cosby's early stand-up from back in the 60's. My mom had all his great albums, like Why Is There Air?; Wonderfulness; and To Russell, My Little Brother, Whom I Slept With. Hilarious stuff.

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Old 02-07-06, 04:02 AM
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Favorite Male Stand-Up

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Carlin just isnt funny anymore.


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I think Eddie Izzard's pretty funny, but I haven't really kept up. I also enjoy the specials Chris Rock has had on HBO.
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Old 02-07-06, 09:03 AM
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Does anyone know of this comedian? He looks Irish, has a full beard, and plays the piano between jokes. I think he is around 30 or so.
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Originally Posted by Puzznic
Does anyone know of this comedian? He looks Irish, has a full beard, and plays the piano between jokes. I think he is around 30 or so.

Zach Galifianakis - I think he's great. according to IMDB he's 36
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Old 02-07-06, 09:12 AM
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I also like:

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Old 02-07-06, 09:12 AM
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What he said.
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The action transvestite, of course.

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Old 02-07-06, 09:43 AM
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I think Eddie Izzard's pretty funny . . .
Hands down, my favorite . . . and by quite a bit, too.
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Eddie Murphy - Delirious is one of the best standup shows I've ever heard.
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Old 02-07-06, 10:12 AM
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My all time favorite is Steve Martin. #2 would likely be Bob Newhart.

Among current comedians, my favorite is probably Mitch Fatel.
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I like David Cross and I still think Dennis Leary is great but my all time fav would have to be Wooderson.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
My all time favorite is Steve Martin. #2 would likely be Bob Newhart.

Among current comedians, my favorite is probably Mitch Fatel.
Great choices and I would agree. Bob is a little dry, but that's why I love him. If you need his older stuff, let me know.

For current, I go with Ellen DeGeneres. I love her. I have loved her since she hosted the A List on HA! I thought we would marry.
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For current, I go with Ellen DeGeneres. I love her. I have loved her since she hosted the A List on HA! I thought we would marry.
Her IMDB profile shows that she's single. There's still hope!
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Another Izzard vote here, and another brit
Jack Dee, he's so drole and hilarious.
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Old 02-07-06, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Groucho
My all time favorite is Steve Martin.

do you give him negative points for the stuff he's done lately? or do you, as a fan, just consider his peak. I have trouble placing Chevy Chase for the similar altogether loss of their sense of humor. What is it about old people that isn't funny? (other than when they slip on ice or something)
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Old 02-07-06, 11:24 AM
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tough list.

Carlin
Pryor
Sam Kinison
Craig Shoemaker
Lewis Black
Robert Schimmel
Robin Williams
Old Bill Cosby
John Valby
Rodney Dangerfield
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