I go way back for this one.
Red Skelton, he could do comedy and drama.
|Three Generations |
The funniest part of Tim Conway, Carol Burnett, Harvey Kormann, et. al. was watching them try not to crack up when Tim was on a roll.
Mrs. PHPaul and I frequently lament the absence of shows like The Carol Burnett Show. Classic TV, and not a f-bomb or crude sexual reference in the entire series.
Be careful when following the masses. Sometimes the M is silent.
|Get Off My Lawn|
Yeah, I used to follow standup in the 80s, guys like Bobby Slayton, Tom Kenny, etc. These comedians used to appear on a morning radio show to talk and bullshit about the standup scene and it was very much acknowledged that a "certain famous San Francisco comedian" was a notorious joke thief. The most well known story was when Williams went on Letterman and did a bit that was word-for-word exactly like Ray Romano's bit he created years before. Also Williams used to carry lots of cash to pay off comedians that he ripped off.
Knowing all of this tainted my opinion of his standup. But the guy was an excellent actor; my favorite was his role in Chris Nolan's Insomnia
"I’m not going to read Time Magazine, I’m not going to read Newsweek, I’m not going to read any of these magazines; I mean, because they have too much to lose by printing the truth"- Bob Dylan, 1965
My version of naturally funny .
making people laugh w/o a script or pre written jokes.
when you walk up to a guy and offer a topic and the first 9 words out of his mouth have you grinning.
there is "funny " with a script. and then there is just plain old funny from the hip
Yeah I agree with bendable and there are two that come to mind: Groucho Marx on You Bet Your Life and Steve Allen on the Tonight Show which preceded Johnny Carson.
Don't know if anyone has mentioned Tim Allen yet. I saw him here in Houston when he was still doing stand up...it was his "Men are Pigs" tour. I just about choked, I was laughing so hard.
"If you’re a leader, you lead the way. Not just on the easy ones; you take the tough ones too…” – MAJ Richard D. Winters (1918-2011), E Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne
"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil... Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel." - Isaiah 5:20,24
Have to agree on Lewis Black. He can talk about his day and it comes out funny.
Jim Gaffigan does a good job just talking and it flowing well.
The late Mitch Hedberg was known for his jokes and his spiel, but if you really listen to him talk and the way he thought he was truly gifted and naturally funny.
I have always been a fan of Don Rickles, Buddy Hackett, and Rodney Dangerfield.
For the last 20 years I have enjoyed watching Sinbad do stand up.
Is he the funniest out of everyone, no. BUT his act is clean without all the foul humor.
While I was growing up it was a big deal in our house when HBO would have a special on Saturday night. When he would be featured on a special my maternal grandparents would make it a point to come up from Southern Ohio so the whole family could watch it. He is one of the few comedians my grandparents would watch because he did not use that "language" (as my grandmother used to call it)
Larry the Cable Guy - Git-R-Done
Jeff Foxworthy - You Might Be a Redneck
An honorable mention for Sigmonkey...he finds humor everywhere
I am not a lewis black fan, Robin Williams was good in some things. Most of the others listed I agree with.
|Yew got a spider |
on yo head
"Some mornings, it's not worth chewing through the leather straps"
For some reason, Islamists are the only racist, sexist, homophobic theocrats the media can't summon outrage against.
|A Grateful American|
I always wanted to do stand up, but I was afraid people would laugh at me...
"the meaning of life, is to give life meaning" ✡ I could explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.
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It's the law.
Don Rickles, Robin Williams, Rodney Dangerfield.
He possess great skills.
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"I cannot imagine any condition which would cause a ship to founder. I cannot conceive of any vital disaster happening to this vessel. Modern shipbuilding has gone beyond that."
-Capt. Edward Smith
John Pinette, Richard Jenni, Tim Allen, Rodney Dangerfield, Johnny Carson. So many.
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