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Newport Red
01-01-2005, 11:33 PM
Pedro's signature got me thinking.
I thought Emo was great. What happened to him.

Louis Black is my current favorite. His Daily Show bits are hit and miss - mostly hits.
He had a special on Comedy Channel before the election that had me laughing out loud. Kicking myself that I missed him when he was at the Taft.

Mo Rocca is very clever. He was on a daytime talkshow - Laura Ingraham maybe - his wit had her amusingly off guard.
Was on a cable news program about politcal humor. Didn't know what to do with him.

David Alan Grier is another who has a great routine.

Love Dennis Miler and his running metaphors.

Red in Chicago
01-01-2005, 11:37 PM
loved eddie murphy back in the day...chris rock had a good run as well...rodney dangerfield will always have a spot in my heart...bernie mack and wanda also very funny.

MWM
01-01-2005, 11:38 PM
Back when Eddie Murphy did standup, he was fantastic.

Jerry Seinfeld still does great standup, as does Ray Romano.

Larry the Cable Guy is hilarious, although some of his material can get rather offensive, so I've soured on him a little.

I also like impressions and Frank Caliendo is the best at this, IMO.

Hap
01-02-2005, 12:34 AM
George Carlin.

CbusRed
01-04-2005, 12:35 AM
Eddie Murphy is great

see also, Dane Cook, and Nick DiPaolo

Dom Heffner
01-04-2005, 12:39 AM
Mitch Hedberg, without question.

"No matter how hard I practice at tennis, I'll never be as good as a wall."

Just saw Seinfeld in Vegas and he was awesome.

pedro
01-04-2005, 12:54 AM
I like Richard Pryor, Steven Wright, early Bill Cosby. Seinfeld and Eddie Murphy. Lewis Black is very funny too.

pedro
01-04-2005, 12:54 AM
wanda is funny too.

Cedric
01-04-2005, 01:00 AM
Pryor is my favorite.

wheels
01-04-2005, 02:08 AM
David Cross.

Especially when he's not ranting about politics.

pedro
01-04-2005, 02:09 AM
David Cross.

Especially when he's not ranting about politics.


he's got a filthy mouth. i like it.

zombie-a-go-go
01-04-2005, 07:45 AM
Lenny Bruce.

Crumbley
01-06-2005, 03:15 AM
David Cross is most excellent. His comedy CD/DVD, Shut Up You ;) trucking ;) Baby is fantastic.

SunDeck
01-06-2005, 09:59 AM
Richard Pryor

bomarl1969
01-06-2005, 10:20 AM
In order...

1. Rodney Dangerfield
2. Eddie Murphy before his butt went all Disney
3. Chris Farley
4. Adam Sandler before his last few movies
5. Chevy Chase

I love the old SNL can't you tell?!?!?!

Roy Tucker
01-06-2005, 10:34 AM
Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Lenny Bruce, Chris Rock, Steve Martin, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Cosby, Eddie Murphy, Johnny Carson, Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Bob Newhart, David Letterman, Don Rickles, Jonathan Winters, Sam Kinison, Steven Wright, Andy Kaufman, Buddy Hackett, Billy Crystal, Bill Murray (not a comedian but I think he's hilarious).

Red Leader
01-06-2005, 10:42 AM
Comedians...hmmm.

I like Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jim Breuer, Eddie Murphy, Howie Mandel (back in the day), Stephen Wright, and George Carlin.

LawFive
01-07-2005, 10:50 PM
Rodney Carrington...his albums. The TV showm, not so much.

Unassisted
01-07-2005, 11:02 PM
Great article about Bill Murray in the January 10 issue of Time.
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1013228,00.html

I thought this quote from the article comparing his movie work to that of other comedians mentioned here was really on the mark.


While Eddie Murphy toils in kids' movies, Steve Martin keeps remaking his remake of Father of the Bride and Robin Williams plays psychopaths as restitution for the saccharine sins of his Patch Adams period, Murray has not only remained funny but has transcended funny.

wheels
01-07-2005, 11:11 PM
And Lenny Bruce is probably the all time greatest.

If you can find his book "How to Talk Dirty, and Influence People", please read it.

It might just change your life.

TeamCasey
01-07-2005, 11:46 PM
Female: Lucille Ball

Male: Bill Cosby / Flip Wilson