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clum
Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 12:58:09 AM

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I've always appreciated a good comedy actor or stand-up act. I'm a big lover of sketch shows.

Who are your favourites in the comedy world and what performances/roles of theirs do you especially love?


Victoria Wood is one of my all-time favourites. If you ever get a chance, watch An Audience With Victoria Wood. The series dinnerladies was also brilliant, with a lot of wordplay humour and some sheer ridiculosity.

I rather enjoy Jimmy Carr, too, although he is not to everyone's taste. There's something about his crude humour that I just love.

Brian "Limmy" Limond is one of the big players in the Scottish sketch comedy scene. He really just gets the Scottish sense of humour, in my opinion, but probably wouldn't make much sense to a lot of English people or Yanks.

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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 5:54:25 AM

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I think Steven Wright has to be one of the best for me. Another is Aussie stand up Carl Barron.





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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 7:21:28 AM

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Seriously Favorite Comedian has to be Jeff Dunham.
Nikki703
Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 7:24:06 AM

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George Carlin
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 1:15:11 PM

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Bobcat Goldthwait

Robin Williams
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 4:51:19 PM

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EDDIE MURPHY


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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 5:52:28 PM

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Damn I love good stand up comedians.

Jeff Foxworthy
Eddie Murphy
Dave Chappell

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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 5:54:15 PM

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Billy Connolly - not only is he a fan-bloomin-tastic stand up comic, his acting isn't all that bad either. And the Scottish accent, well, it's just an added bonus.

I also like Ed Byrne, Reginald D Hunter, Eddie Izzard...the list goes on and on.
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 6:09:01 PM

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Chris Rock
Eddie Murphy
Dave Chappell
Katt Williams
Kevin Hart
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 6:18:55 PM

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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 7:04:11 PM

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alicenchains80 wrote:
[img][img][b]Seriously Favorite Comedian has to be Jeff Dunham.


Yes, he's great. Well also Mortimer, Walter, Peanut, José Jalapeno on a Stick, Achmed and the rest of the Gang

He has to be two, three and even more comedians at once. Boy, you have to split your brain? Once he was talking so fast and having a heated conversation with 4 puppets (one was hidden since he can only hold 2 at a time plus him as the third and he got confused and started to laugh.. he got such a standing ovation.






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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 7:43:29 PM

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Chris Rock
Eddie Izzard
Patton Oswalt
Louie C.K.
Robert Schimmel

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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 7:48:04 PM

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Robin Williams, Eddie Izzard, Chappelle, Carlos Mencia....omg I could go on and on. Wanda Sykes, Ellen Degeneres, Kathy Griffin......so many more :)
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 8:06:21 PM

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I have to say .... lots of drinks flowing at a round table with Robin Williams, Tina Fey, Bill Maher and Lily Tomlin.

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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 8:12:36 PM

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Definitely Jeff Dunham and Stephen Lynch


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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2013 8:38:41 PM

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Ellen Degeneres, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, & Jeff Foxworthy.
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2013 8:51:51 PM

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Lewis Black!
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2013 9:16:33 PM

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The late Mitch Hedberg
Kitanica
Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 2:13:50 AM

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Daniel Tosh, Anthony Jeselnik, Dave Chappelle, Lewis Black, Stephen Lynch, Bo Burnham and Greg Giraldo (RIP)

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clum
Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 9:52:08 AM

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Oh, goodness! How did I forget Tina Fey!? She's hilarious AND she'd get it.

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Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2013 9:48:03 PM

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Love the nod to Mitch. Sad story. But since we're talking comedy, here are my two new favorites.



Amy Schumer

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Candi00_us
Posted: Friday, March 08, 2013 3:21:01 PM

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Robin Williams, Sam Kinison
Sixstone
Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2013 12:52:20 PM

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Sam Kinison, George Carlin, Lewis Black, Louis C.K.
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2013 12:05:34 AM

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Kathy Griffin and Russell Peter.
I agree with Jeff Dunham too; Peanut is my fave!
Smoothtalkin_wolf
Posted: Friday, March 15, 2013 10:23:09 AM

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Nikki703 wrote:
George Carlin


Beat me to Carlin.

Im gonna go retro 80's Tim Allen. Great Stuff.



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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2013 10:27:41 AM

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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013 6:18:39 AM

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Bill Cosby.....George Carlin......Sam kinison....can't remember his name, "bada Bing" hickory dickory dock, this chick was sucking my cock...I know his lines but can't remember his name.
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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013 5:37:04 PM

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Eddie Izzard, Jasper Carrott, Spike Milligan and sometimes I get a good laugh out of Peter Kay. Jimmy Carr makes me laugh like a freaking drain, too. I think for a comedian to succeed, they have to have "the look". People like the ones I've mentioned have that look and most of the time don't even have to say anything to make me laugh, just the merest facial expression is enough.
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Bill Cosby...Red Skelton...Dom Delouise...and a few more

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