|by Anonymous||reply 103||01/27/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/22/2010|
I love CHELSEA LATELY but find her little people humor to be unfunny, degrading and overdone. That being said, I think that Jo Koy and Loni Love are both pretty hilarious, though I cannot STAND the huge whale 'mo (Guy something) and the fat, ugly-as-sin moptopped redhead. Josh Kelly says some funny things from time to time, though he always seems stoned out of his mind (and probably is).
I think Margaret Cho is probably the most laugh-out-loud funny comedian out there, and Joan and Kathy are always fabulous.
I used to love Laura Kightlinger (sp), too, but it seems as though she prefers working behind the scenes these days. A real shame.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/22/2010|
Margaret Cho hasn't written a new joke in about ten years.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/22/2010|
Cho and Griffin are my faves. Joan Rivers and Phyliss Diller crack me up too.
But the only comedian to ever make me pee my pants was Kathleen Madigan but it wasn't at one of her shows...we used to hang out before she was famous.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||04/22/2010|
I didn't even discover him until after he died, but I find that even just reading Mitch Hedberg's jokes, hearing his unique way of inflecting words in my head, causes me to crack up.
I know he's considered stoner humor, but I've never gotten high in my life and he still cracks me the hell up.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/22/2010|
"How do you feel about frilly toothpicks?"
"I'm for 'em!"
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/22/2010|
[quote] Margaret Cho hasn't written a new joke in about ten years.
And it's been even longer since she wrote a funny joke.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/22/2010|
Not usually my type of comedy, but Chris Farley was a riot
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/22/2010|
Wanda Sykes and that's about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/22/2010|
[quote]And it's been even longer since she wrote a funny joke.
And it was an entire epoch ago when she emitted a trace of the female graces.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||04/22/2010|
R9 Good grief, NOT Wanda Sykes. That bitch ain't funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/22/2010|
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/22/2010|
Louis C.K. I can watch his clips on Youtube over and over again and crack up every time.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/22/2010|
Props to two dead, truthful guys:
|by Anonymous||reply 14||04/22/2010|
I second Louis CK. Just showed my bf a clip last night
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|by Anonymous||reply 16||04/22/2010|
|by Anonymous||reply 17||04/22/2010|
R2 and R16, being typical Chelsea Handler fans, do not realize her last name is "Handler," not "Lately."
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/22/2010|
|by Anonymous||reply 19||04/22/2010|
R16 I knew some fucking moron would mention Joy Behar. A long-ago failed comedienne. She is THE worst.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/22/2010|
Joy Behar? You cannot be serious. Genuinely funny? Joy Behar? Get the fuck outta here.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/22/2010|
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|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/22/2010|
Notice how the naysayers don't have the balls to list their favorites.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/22/2010|
I've always loved Billy Connolly
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/22/2010|
R18: Go fuck yourself. I put the TITLE OF THE SHOW in caps, which is correct, and never referred to her as "Lately" in my post. Judging from your post, you have a firm grasp on correct grammar and punctuation like me but would prefer to be a bitter cunt who is bitchy and adds nothing to the thread rather than being remotely kind or helpful. I reiterate: go fuck yourself, darling.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||04/22/2010|
Try some Lynn Koplitz. Probably can find her on youtube.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/22/2010|
Eddie Izzard. Joan Rivers and George Carlin.
Actor wise John Cleese and Lily Tomlin.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/22/2010|
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|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/22/2010|
Jim Gaffigan. "Hot Pockets" is one of my favorites.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||04/22/2010|
I saw Joy Behar at a comedy club about 15 years or so ago in NJ and she was laugh out loud funny. She had the room going and I remember thinking she was the next Joan Rivers.
Despite all the face lifts and other bullshit, Joan Rivers might be the funniest woman of all time. Early Roseanne Barr was also very good as a stand up.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||04/22/2010|
Joan Rivers is great. She cracks me up with some of her Twitter posts.
Lewis Black is one of my favs.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||04/22/2010|
|by Anonymous||reply 34||04/22/2010|
I was not a big fan before, but Wanda Sykes' current HBO special is the funniest thing I've seen in a long time.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/22/2010|
What is wrong with you people?
Stephen Colbert, period.
Oh, & W.C. Fields.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||04/22/2010|
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|by Anonymous||reply 38||04/22/2010|
I enjoy Alec Mapa
|by Anonymous||reply 39||04/22/2010|
Love love love Jim Gaffigan and Maria Bamford!
Also, Mike Birbiglia
|by Anonymous||reply 40||04/22/2010|
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|by Anonymous||reply 42||04/22/2010|
and of course, Purple.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||04/23/2010|
Dave Chappelle and Eddie Izzard are the people alive.
Others who are hilarious:
|by Anonymous||reply 44||04/23/2010|
[quote][R16] I knew some fucking moron would mention Joy Behar. A long-ago failed comedienne. She is THE worst.
Who cay-yahs? So what?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||04/23/2010|
[quote]Dave Chappelle and Eddie Izzard are the people alive.
Whoops. I meant to type "funniest people alive".
|by Anonymous||reply 46||04/23/2010|
Al Villa is a genius.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||04/23/2010|
|by Anonymous||reply 48||04/23/2010|
French & Saunders
|by Anonymous||reply 49||04/23/2010|
|by Anonymous||reply 50||04/23/2010|
|by Anonymous||reply 51||04/23/2010|
Alexander Armstrong & Ben Miller
|by Anonymous||reply 52||04/23/2010|
|by Anonymous||reply 53||04/23/2010|
Eddie Izzard - check Lewis Black - check John Stewart/Stephen Colbert - check Kathy Griffin - check Degeneris (in long form, not extemporaneously)
Garry Shandling (see also insane) Ricky Gervais Graham Norton
|by Anonymous||reply 54||04/23/2010|
|by Anonymous||reply 55||04/23/2010|
Kathy Griffin is the only person I enjoy seeing live over and over (because her material gets updated with current gossip). Others I like are
Bill Maher (I enjoyed his last 2 HBO stand ups, especially the recent one)
And I love Jon Stewart's show
|by Anonymous||reply 56||04/23/2010|
|by Anonymous||reply 57||04/23/2010|
Tater's audience is just waiting for him to make a f*g or N joke, but he just won't do it. I do think he's funny but I wouldn't go see him because his audience gives me the creeps.
I also like Wanda Sykes Dave Chapelle Chris Rock Ellen Margaret Kathy
|by Anonymous||reply 58||04/23/2010|
Frank DeCaro is hillarious!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||04/23/2010|
one more try for Ron White
|by Anonymous||reply 60||04/23/2010|
|by Anonymous||reply 61||04/23/2010|
Jeffrey Ross, Wanda Sykes, Jennifer Saunders, Tracey Ullman, Julie Brown, Roseanne, Sandra Bernhard
|by Anonymous||reply 62||04/23/2010|
Sarah Silverman Emo Philips
|by Anonymous||reply 63||04/23/2010|
Buddy Hackett and Shecky Green.
And yes, I know...I am an old fart.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||04/23/2010|
That show 'Last Comic Standing', in addition to the unfunny majority, usually has some of the most original, unique and hilarious stand ups during the auditions, but the good ones almost always never make it through.
One time, I felt the judges picked contestants based on their looks not talent. I hate them.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||04/23/2010|
I understand what Steven Colbert is doing and I appreciate his sardonic social commentary. But literally funny, as in laugh out loud funny? Not once. He's talented at what he does and he ends up making pointed barbs at lots of necessary targets but he is not literally laugh out loud funny. I smile but that's it.
Funny? Joan Rivers is funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||04/23/2010|
I know this makes me a british frau, but I love Michael McIntyre
|by Anonymous||reply 67||04/23/2010|
I remember on "Make Me Laugh" one deadpan gal was killing the comics and heading for a win. Nothing could get her to crack a smile. Henny Youngman walked out - the last comic up - with his fiddle under his arm. He stopped six feet in front of her, tilted his chin down, and looked at her. She burst out laughing.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||04/23/2010|
[quote]One time, I felt the judges picked contestants based on their looks not talent. I hate them.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||04/23/2010|
Maria Bamford in character as her sister explaining how to stop her mother from buying you shit at Target is almost too real to laugh at, I don't understand how she isn't a successful character actress or voice actress at least.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||04/23/2010|
Russell Brand Noel Fielding (more funny strange than funny ha ha, but I like him nonetheless) Kathy Griffin Mitch Hedburg I once saw a really funny Janeane Garofalo stand-up routine in the early 90's, but it was probably the last funny thing she did, sadly. Patton Oswalt's KFC thing is great.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||04/23/2010|
R70, I agree. She should be huge. Even watching the clips of her on TV shows and movies(not stand-up) she is great. Absolutely hilarious in the Travolta movie Lucky Numbers as the waitress who wins the lottery.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||04/23/2010|
Wanda Sykes and George Carlin
|by Anonymous||reply 73||04/23/2010|
Dude I'm so late on this but I'll have to say 4 chan.
The whole bald for beiber has me on the floor laughing.
Chicks were cutting off their hair for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||10/26/2012|
Bald for beiber
|by Anonymous||reply 75||10/26/2012|
Paul F. Tompkins
|by Anonymous||reply 76||10/26/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 77||10/26/2012|
We? I'll speak for myself.
That's all I can think of off the top of my head. I hate most comedians and find them unfunny, especially the kind loved at DL for the most part.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||10/26/2012|
Holy fuck, r77--good for her!
I don't like roasts, but I'm glad she dished some shit out that straight men usually can't take.
Patrice said a lot of nasty shit about (white) women and it was nice to see the tables turned for once.
I never found her that funny, but I respect her cojones here.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||10/26/2012|
Hey R79, did he rape them afterwards?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||10/26/2012|
I miss George Carlin. Imagine what he'd have to say about Mitt Romney, the Tea Party, Fox News, reality TV, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||10/26/2012|
D.L. Hughley. Steven Colbert. Dave Chappelle (before he went crazy). Kathy Griffin. Lewis Black. Sinbad. Yeah, I said it. Chris Rock when he was young and edgy. Seinfeld when he was young and funny:) Jay Leno when he was young and actually DID stand up. Ricky Gervais's comedy specials. No awards shows.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||10/26/2012|
R66, I agree that he's not funny. Most people's base criteria for whether someone is funny or not is based upon whether or not they get the jokes. If they get them, they feel compelled to laugh or else they'd be afraid of being accused of not getting it. So it's wimpy and coercive, and they play along. Then they get to feel superior to others who don't laugh and attack them for not getting it, even though these people simply don't think it's funny.
It's about peer pressure.
"Oh this is political? Hilarious!!!!!"
|by Anonymous||reply 83||10/26/2012|
Jim Gaffigan- freaking hilarious.
I've seen all of them live and had a blast. I thought I hated Joan Rivers, but at a tiny venue, she totally brought her A game, it was funny as shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||10/26/2012|
How could I forget the Queen of Comedy? Joan, you are to die for. Also props to Sarah Silverman and Bill Maher. Jimmy Kimmel is the funniest of all the late night talk show hosts. Conan and Ferguson are too self indulgent. Letterman is an asshole. And he knows it. Fallon is great at mimicry but his opening monologue is often weak.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||10/26/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 86||10/26/2012|
[all posts by right wing shit-stain # a removed.]
|by Anonymous||reply 87||10/26/2012|
Drew Hastings Jimmy Pardo Chad Daniels Tim Wilson Kathleen Madigan Tim Bedore
|by Anonymous||reply 88||10/26/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 89||10/26/2012|
The late, great Richard Pryor. He was funnier when he worked clean. Way back in the days of The Ed Sullivan Show. He didn't believe that but it's true. I still remember a bit he did about Rumpelstilskin that killed and I was twelve years old at the time. Watching him perform gave hope to my own dream of writing comedy for a living. I loved the guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||10/27/2012|
r85, I agree that Letterman is a miserable old bastard but we differ in that I think this makes him the best late night personality. It pains me to admit this but I'd definitely pick Kimmel over Conan these days. Jimmy Fallon is acquitting himself pretty well as host of Late Night and the non-threatening, Let's Have Fun With Famous People vibe of his show makes me think they really need to get Ellen to snipe Leno's job when the time is right.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||10/27/2012|
John Viener is funny and is a very hot geek. He did a series of Florida Orange Juice commercials and is best known as a voice actor for Family Guy. He's handsome with a great body which you can see by typing in his name and choose Images.
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|by Anonymous||reply 94||01/27/2013|
I liked Rita Rudner because her act was so unique and delivery so original.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||01/27/2013|
R95 - at the time yes, but now it's so overdone and tired. It's annoying.
I'll go with:
Wanda Sykes - every special I was crying from laughing so hard; saw her in concert and she delivered
Hal Sparks is surprisingly good - you should checkout his latest concert
Sarah Silverman - not 100%, but definitely has her moments
Ellen back in the day was hilarious
|by Anonymous||reply 96||01/27/2013|
Why are there so many lesbian but very few gay stand-up comics?
|by Anonymous||reply 97||01/27/2013|
R97 - there are some - Louis Anderson, Todd Glass, Anthony Clark, - but most are in the closet. Todd Glass came out only recently and I never had gaydar on him (although I always thought he was really cute.)
But I think it's a very macho male-dominated club circuit. But it seems like humor has evolved more in the past 10-15 years where male comedians are more vulnerable and are observation-based instead of making fun of others.
I don't think Eddie Murphy would do very well today - his comedy made fun of a lot of people and was stereotypical. Now only women can do this - Lisa Lampanelli, Amy Schumer.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||01/27/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 99||01/27/2013|
Sebastian Maniscalco, Steven Wright and o lord how I miss Sam Kinison
|by Anonymous||reply 100||01/27/2013|
Dane Cook owns this thread. I would rather watch my dog vomit.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||01/27/2013|
R 101 here. I read the title as unfunny- I was wondering why Dane Cook wasn't mentioned in every reply and then I read the title again.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||01/27/2013|
Kathy Griffin (from 2004 to about 2008)
There's an up and comer named Mike Lawrence who I think is hysterical. Really dark stuff though.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||01/27/2013|