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Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby Triple-S » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:10 pm

I've seen this discussed, as to the funniest comedians currently out there, but I'm curious, who would be the F.O.A.T.? I'm thinking Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappelle, Don Rickles, Dangerfield and others would be up there, but who would be up there?
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:14 pm

Carlin. Easily.
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:44 pm

skatingtripods wrote:Carlin. Easily.


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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:53 pm

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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby leadpipe » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:20 pm

Emo Phillips.
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:49 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:
skatingtripods wrote:Carlin. Easily.


:-(


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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:56 pm

skatingtripods wrote:
e0y2e3 wrote:
skatingtripods wrote:Carlin. Easily.


:-(


I'm sorry. Sad face because he's dead or sad face because you kept me on a pedestal of TCF posters and I disappointed you?


I was wondering the same thing because Carlin's the first (and last) guy I thought of too. I figure it's because he's dead, because an non-moron would have to at least recognize that Carlin is in the conversation, if not the answer. And E0y is not a moron. Kind of a dick sometimes (and I love that about you mang) but not a moron.
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:57 pm

leadpipe wrote:Emo Phillips.


I know you're busting balls, but I kind of like Emo. Don't get me wrong. He doesn't deserve to be anywhere near a "funniest comedian of all time" list, but the guy did get me to laugh. He's just so fucking weird.
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby FUDU » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:06 am

This is one of those things that is impossible to quantify, or would it be qualify...
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:03 am

Dane Cook or Carlos Mencia.

Wait.......
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:09 am

Who's the guy with the pepper puppet? Gotta be him.
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby Orenthal » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:22 am

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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby waborat » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:33 am

1. Kinison

2. Carlin

3. Dangerfield

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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby skatingtripods » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:38 am

No mention of Gallagher yet? :hide:
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby Triple-S » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:39 am

waborat wrote:1. Kinison


His bit about Marriage and Hell was pretty damn funny.

Also he all but stole "Back To School" with his scene, that's not to say that Dangerfield wasn't funny in it (the opposite), but damn..
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby pup » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:58 pm

No love for Robert Schimmel around these parts?
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby FUDU » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:59 pm

waborat wrote:1. Kinison

2. Carlin

3. Dangerfield

Sucks they're all worm food now


Loved Kinison, liked Carlin, but my God I couldn't stand Rodney Dangerfield. Maybe he had some good bits/jokes, and call me a jerk if you want to, but I just couldn't get past his goofy ass looking face. Dangerfield was like a look into the future of a Susan Sarandon and Michael J. Fox offspring.
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:20 pm

pup wrote:No love for Robert Schimmel around these parts?


Poor bastard.

Carlin for me. Kinison was great, and so is Chris Rock.
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby swerb » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:28 pm

The Mount Rushmore for me is Kinison, Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Dennis Miller.

With love for Dennis Leary's "No Cure For Cancer" (maybe the funniest stand up show ever), Eddie Murphy's "Raw" and "Delirious", Steven Wright, Lenny Bruce, Mitch Hedberg, Robin Williams, and Richard Lewis. Dice, back in the day, was a bad ass as well.

Current favorites for me are Bill Burr, Louis CK, Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan, Adam Carrolla, Jeff Ross, Chappelle, and Bobby Collins.
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby waborat » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:30 pm

pup wrote:No love for Robert Schimmel around these parts?


Very underrated...

Thought him & Bobby Slayton were the best working today...

Up until 7 months ago, that is
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby FUDU » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:34 pm

swerb wrote:The Mount Rushmore for me is Kinison, Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Dennis Miller.

With love for Dennis Leary's "No Cure For Cancer" (maybe the funniest stand up show ever), Eddie Murphy's "Raw" and "Delirious", Steven Wright, Lenny Bruce, Mitch Hedberg, Robin Williams, and Richard Lewis. Dice, back in the day, was a bad ass as well.

Current favorites for me are Bill Burr, Louis CK, Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan, Adam Carrolla, Jeff Ross, Chappelle, and Bobby Collins.


I can get down with that Mt. Rushmore. Listening to old Pryor is great, and Eddie doing old Pryor was great as well. Love Robin as well, although you need to have a screw loose somewhere to really enjoy that guy, I've got an extra couple screws if anyone needs em.
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby Cease » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:43 pm

... of "all time" really makes it rough. I bet some of those Romans in the first century BC could bust balls- considering they'd get thrown to lions for dropping weak puns.

Love me some Carlin, but I admit his career spanned from hilarious observation and vicious wordplay to preachy bullshit.

Jerry Seinfeld, anyone? I'd go him, Pryor, Murphy for straight stand-up.

Carolla is changing the game right now with 60-75 minute improvised stand up sets.

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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:11 pm

Sam Kinison was a hack that was soooo funny he had to scream his jokes at the crowd to get a laugh.

Bill Hick's joke about Margret Thatcher's labia was pretty good.
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby Love child of shawn kemp » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:48 pm

I always liked carlin. he was one dude that could be the raunchiest MF'er during a show then go on The Tonight Show and be just as funny clean. Went to a Jake Johansen show once and it was awesome but you don't see him around too much anymore.
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby Spin » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:43 pm

George Carlin, Rodney Dangerfield, Ron White
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby rebelwithoutaclue » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:20 pm

Bill Hicks


and I never got into Carlin. Watched a bunch of different specials of his on HBO from the 80's and remember not laughing very much. I guess I would attribute it to the fact that I was so de-sensitized to the stuff that he had been doing for 20 years through Rock, Chappelle, etc., that it didn't seem that ground-breaking to me.
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby leadpipe » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:38 pm

FUDU wrote:
waborat wrote:1. Kinison

2. Carlin

3. Dangerfield

Sucks they're all worm food now


Loved Kinison, liked Carlin, but my God I couldn't stand Rodney Dangerfield. Maybe he had some good bits/jokes, and call me a jerk if you want to, but I just couldn't get past his goofy ass looking face. Dangerfield was like a look into the future of a Susan Sarandon and Michael J. Fox offspring.


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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby jb » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:40 pm

skatingtripods wrote:
e0y2e3 wrote:
skatingtripods wrote:Carlin. Easily.


:-(


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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby jb » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:45 pm

swerb wrote:The Mount Rushmore for me is Kinison, Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Dennis Miller.

With love for Dennis Leary's "No Cure For Cancer" (maybe the funniest stand up show ever), Eddie Murphy's "Raw" and "Delirious", Steven Wright, Lenny Bruce, Mitch Hedberg, Robin Williams, and Richard Lewis. Dice, back in the day, was a bad ass as well.

Current favorites for me are Bill Burr, Louis CK, Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan, Adam Carrolla, Jeff Ross, Chappelle, and Bobby Collins.



More into the non-single greatest thread.

I'm picking up what Dan Tosh is laying down lately. He doesn't care who he pisses off PC-wise.

Always been a fan of Chris Titus' stand up about his family & divorce, and I like Bob Marley & Nick Dipaola, too. And Maher, of course, For all you wing nuts. ;-)
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby RickNashEquilibrium » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:21 am

Rack JB. Chris Titus' Norman Rockwell is Bleedin' is one of the funniest, albiet sad, pieces of standup ever. A complete explosion of Titus' dysfunctional, violent past. Overall, Carlin is still the greatest to me, and I am digging Tosh right now. He somewhat comes off of like a kid who comes from a well-to-do elitest, pompus upbringing, but his delivery is spot on. PC be damned in the truest form. Its like his only goal is to make everyone in his presence as uncomfortable is possible, and in that I see genious.
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby hiko » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:06 pm

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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby Rat_Tail » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:16 pm

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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:27 pm

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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby rebelwithoutaclue » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:37 pm

Daniel Tosh is amazingly funny. And Greg Giraldo always made me laugh hysterically. RIP.
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:49 pm

I like it when Tosh makes fun of minorities. That makes me laugh.
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby Fire Marshall Bill » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:39 pm

Murray Langston

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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby Fire Marshall Bill » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:40 pm

Murray Langston

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You knew him as The Unkonwn Comic, the guy with the bag over his head

Funniest guy you never heard of was Frank Link. A writer for Sanford & Son who had a lounge show in The Maxim Hotel in the early 80's
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby motherscratcher » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:48 pm

I just listened to Norm McDonald on Simmons podcast today.

Norm McDonald is fucking hilarious.
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby bucknutz94 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:00 pm

Norm McDonald kills me. Just the way he talks cracks me up. Good podcast.

Jesse Ventura was good on Carolla today too.

Oh, as far as comedians:

Carlin by far for me. Saw him in Vegas and almost passed out from laughing so hard.
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby JJN » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:43 am

Depends on the criteria. There are some really talented comedians who really only shined through film (Nielsen), or TV(Jon Stewart), or written word. I'm just going to assume that you are talking stand up only to simplify this.

The pantheon, for me, would be Carlin, Pryor, and Hicks in some order.

Mitch Hedburg was a bit of a wordplay genius. He was truly at his best using paraprosdokians (long word for changing the meaning of a sentence with an anticlimax, such as: "I haven't slept for ten days, because that would be too long.") If you don't pay attention to how clever he was, you'll think him just a dumb stoner.

Current favorites, in no particular order: Dara O'Briain, Tosh, Ricky Gervais, Tim Minchin, Brian Regan, I'm sure there are plenty others I just can't think of too.
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby jb » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:01 pm

Triple-S wrote:I've seen this discussed, as to the funniest comedians currently out there, but I'm curious, who would be the F.O.A.T.? I'm thinking Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappelle, Don Rickles, Dangerfield and others would be up there, but who would be up there?



BTW SSS, if you like that ol school burlesque comic style of telling jokes, you HAVE to get into Jackie Martling.

He's is the best by far at that IMO. Better n Rodney, Rickles and Redd combined.

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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:11 pm

Ron Swanson.

Just started tonights parks and rec and literally may be up all night I laughed so fucking hard.

Holy shit.

Ron effing Swanson.
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:30 pm

jb wrote:
Triple-S wrote:I've seen this discussed, as to the funniest comedians currently out there, but I'm curious, who would be the F.O.A.T.? I'm thinking Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappelle, Don Rickles, Dangerfield and others would be up there, but who would be up there?



BTW SSS, if you like that ol school burlesque comic style of telling jokes, you HAVE to get into Jackie Martling.

He's is the best by far at that IMO. Better n Rodney, Rickles and Redd combined.

http://www.jokeland.com/

http://www.jokeland.com/jackies_joke_hunt/

http://www.amazon.com/Safe-Distance-Gen ... B001KL3H30


So subjective this subject is. I love everything about Howard Stern but think Jackie is a complete hack. Didn't think Artie Lange was in the upper echelon of comedians either.

But loved them both on the show because they were both complete train wrecks as people. THAT made them funny to me. Not their prepared material.
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby FUDU » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:45 am

JJN wrote:Mitch Hedburg was a bit of a wordplay genius. He was truly at his best using paraprosdokians (long word for changing the meaning of a sentence with an anticlimax, such as: "I haven't slept for ten days, because that would be too long.") If you don't pay attention to how clever he was, you'll think him just a dumb stoner.


His bit about walking by a dry cleaners is very similar. "I was walking by dry cleaners around midnight and I noticed the sign said "Closed, sorry for the inconvenience. That's OK, no need to be sorry, it would be unreasonable for me to expect you to be open at this hour to iron my shirts. I can stop back at a more appropriate time."

He was great.

Good call up thread on Seinfeld, he is terrific at live stand up, weird how he is so often forgotten for stand up.
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby jb » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:20 am

peeker643 wrote:So subjective this subject is. I love everything about Howard Stern but think Jackie is a complete hack. Didn't think Artie Lange was in the upper echelon of comedians either.



Not everyone like jokes. Stand up is so much more since lenny chneged the game. But if you do like a good old fashioned dirty joke, I have no idea how anyone doesn't find jackie hillarious.

C'mon man. Admit you dind't laugh at this:


What's the worst thing about a lung transplant?

Coughing up someone else's phlegm.



BTW - Never thought anything on Stern was one bit funny myself. Ironic.
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby yogi » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:35 am

Carlin would stand alone based on career and amount of funny material.

Pryor was the Gale Sayers of stand-up. His first concert was the funniest 90 minutes I have ever seen.

No one can match those 2 IMO.

I also think Bill Cosby was very funny, his "Himself" concert rings so true to those of us who are parents. Very funny.

Another great (and dirty) stand-up was Redd Foxx. I saw him live around the 1980 period, and he was funny!
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby rebelwithoutaclue » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:34 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Ron Swanson.

Just started tonights parks and rec and literally may be up all night I laughed so fucking hard.

Holy shit.

Ron effing Swanson.


Agreed, funniest Parks and Rec episode of all time.

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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:01 pm

Dude, the opening scene at the conference table was pretty much the funniest thing I have ever seen on television, short of great standup (and George Fucking Carlin and Rodney Dangerfield suck you old farts).

And then that episode just kept hitting you left and right.

Effing great comedy right there.

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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby metalhead9x9 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:37 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Dude, the opening scene at the conference table was pretty much the funniest thing I have ever seen on television, short of great standup (and George Fucking Carlin and Rodney Dangerfield suck you old farts).

And then that episode just kept hitting you left and right.

Effing great comedy right there.

Between Community and then Parks and Rec last night I changed my status on Gmail 15 times (I always leave a quote from one up for the week)


Community didn't hit the sweet spot for me last night. I expect greatness from it with every episode and that one fell way short. Which is weird since I enjoyed it so much as I was watching it, but there wasn't really wasn't anything memorable. But that show's gotten to a point where I can watch those characters drink paint thinner and still care about them.
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Re: Funniest comedian of all time?

Unread postby bucknutz94 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:46 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Dude, the opening scene at the conference table was pretty much the funniest thing I have ever seen on television, short of great standup (and George Fucking Carlin and Rodney Dangerfield suck you old farts).

And then that episode just kept hitting you left and right.

Effing great comedy right there.

Between Community and then Parks and Rec last night I changed my status on Gmail 15 times (I always leave a quote from one up for the week)



We replayed the opening 4x last night. Swanson is the balls. The episodes with him and his ex are fucking amazing.
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