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The mediocre one at 5:06PM, Nov. 20, 2006
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I'm just curious what everyone's favorite comedians are, or favorite skits and stuff. Mine is George Carlin and the “Hello” skit he does.
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Terminal at 5:08PM, Nov. 20, 2006
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I love Demetri Martin's humor.

Also hands down Dave Chappelle.
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KomradeDave at 5:13PM, Nov. 20, 2006
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I love Carlin as well, my favorites would be “Stuff” and “Occupation: Foole”

Also, they aren't stand-ups, but the Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie are awesome. “British Saskatchalbertatoba” is great as are “The Lost Scrolls of Frosty,” “The Little Tank That Could,” “If I were a Starship Captain,” “Jesus Was a Cowboy,” the list goes on.
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pshumate at 5:19PM, Nov. 20, 2006
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I'm spoiled on XM Comedy. I get to listen to Dane Cook quite a bit, as well as Redd Foxx.

And you know, Pauly Shore's standup is kind of funny.
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LowResAtari at 6:37PM, Nov. 20, 2006
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Jim Gaffigan and Steven Wright
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subcultured at 6:41PM, Nov. 20, 2006
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Tantz Aerine at 7:10PM, Nov. 20, 2006
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Gregory at 7:37PM, Nov. 20, 2006
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Dane Cook is the leading man in the new generation of comedy, where presentation is key. He can say simple words in a new way and make them hillarious. Jim Gaffigan is definitely worth your time, with his dead-pan delivery and psuedo-impressions. I've always been a big fan of Pablo Francisco and his voice manipulation. The late Mitch Hedberg was great, but it takes some getting used to if you come from something like Dane Cook. Also, Stephen Lynch is amusing, though he can only be heard once or twice before it becomes old (unless you see him live). Finally, Brian Regan has some classic bits such as “You Too!” which are always great and always clean.

This doesn't even touch upon the classic, staples of comedy, such as George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Steven Wright, Eddie Murphy, or Chris Rock.

Also, I have yet to find any really good female comics. They're all too sexist or annoying or (in Lisa Lampanelli's case) vulgar. This generally applies to black comics as well, though the best (mentioned above) cover enough material outside of the race box to still be amusing.
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KomradeDave at 7:52PM, Nov. 20, 2006
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This generally applies to black comics as well, though the best (mentioned above) cover enough material outside of the race box to still be amusing.

"Black people, we're all ____________. But white people, y'all be _______________!!!
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Andrew Foley at 10:48PM, Nov. 20, 2006
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I'm just curious what everyone's favorite comedians are, or favorite skits and stuff. Mine is George Carlin and the “Hello” skit he does.

-Marx Bros., specifically Groucho wordplay stuff.

-Woody Allen, esp. Bananas. Howard Cosell narrating an assassination as a sporting event is brilliant.

-Abbott and Costello, though that's probably more a nostalgia thing than actual enjoyment at this point.

-Monty Python's Flying Circus, esp. the Worst Advertisement Executive In The World Sketch (paraphrasing: “He didn't like your campaign so much he shot himself.” “Badly, sir?” “No, very well.” {holds up dead man's leg from behind desk})

-The Frantics, esp. Superhero Boot Camp and…crap, what was it called? Todd Booster, I think.

-Steven Wright's stand-up. It's pretty much all good.

-Bill Hicks.

-Jon Stewart.

-Stephen Colbert, esp. his speech to the Washington Press Club.

-Mr. Show/Bob Odenkirk/David Cross.

-While it's nineteen shades of Just Plain Wrong, I must admit I laughed heartily at BORAT, both the film and the bits I've seen from Da Ali G Show. Also quite like the gay fashion guy Cohen does. Ali G, however, just bugs me.

EDITED TO ADD Wendy Liebman. Probably my favourite living stand-up after Steven Wright.

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ozoneocean at 5:51AM, Nov. 21, 2006
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Pauly Shore, Carrot Top, Gallagher, and Andrew Dice Clay!


not really

I've been listening (and watching) to a lot of UK comedians for a while.
Chris Addison, John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman are brilliant in The Department. They're all very smart guys too. Oliver is on Jon Stewart's show now, but he's not nearly as good there, he can't be as smart on US TV, even on the Jon Stewrt show, so you miss out :( (Dave Gorman is always a wanker though)

Robyn Ince is great. He does the whiney, angry, smart-guy bit pretty well.

Andy Hammilton and Jeremy Hardy are always great value :)

Noel Barret and Julian Fielding do wonderful work together in the Mighty Boosh.

Ardal O'Hanlon is great (except for that stupid sitcom about the superhero… where for art thou Fther Ted?). His stand-up is great.

Bill Bailey is ten shades of brilliance. You should know who he is.

Um, I always liked Jim Oin… An Irishman who made his comedy start in Australia and then did quite well in the UK…

Oh, millions of others.

 
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KomradeDave at 5:56AM, Nov. 21, 2006
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Ardal O'Hanlon is great (except for that stupid sitcom about the superhero… where for art thou Fther Ted?). His stand-up is great.

Damn right! He's left “My Hero” though, and because the show is about an alien with a fake human body they recast his part and will continue it. Season one wasn't too bad, after that baby came along the show got flushed though. I do agree, Father Ted forever!
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doomscorpion1992 at 10:23AM, Nov. 21, 2006
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My top 5 comedians (no order)
-Matt Lucas (1 half of Little Britain's main actors)
-David Walliams (the other half of Little Britain's main actors)
-Bill Bailey
-Cathrine Tate (Am i bovvered?)
-George W. Bush (wait… he's not a comedian… crap.)
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Brinx at 2:35PM, Nov. 21, 2006
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Favorite comedians huh. Well…

-Carlos Mencia:No strings attatched/Mind of Mencia
-Dave Chappel:Chappel show/Comedy specials
-Ron White:Can't fix stupid
-That guy with the dummies. (Can't remember his name right now.):Arguing with your self
-Jeff Foxworthy:Blue collar comedy tour (All)*
-Bill Engval:*
-Larry the Cable guy:*
-Dane Cook: Insomniac tour*/Comedy special
-Dave attel:*/Insomniac
-Dennis Leary:Comedy special

And probably other ones I can't quite remember. Still that's my list.
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Jillers at 3:42PM, Nov. 21, 2006
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Mitch Hedberg was great. If you've never listened to him, give him a chance - it's weird and kind of awkward at first, but once you get into his groove you may never laugh harder.

Early Carlin. He was great before he was a crotchety old man.

Stephen Wright.

Some Dane Cook. For me it's funny the first time you watch him.

I think The Amazing Johnathan is hilarious.

And Penn and Teller, if you consider them comedians. I do.
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kyupol at 3:44PM, Nov. 21, 2006
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Borat.

Man that guy destroys every single comedian out there. Everyone else looks lame compared to Borat… the god of comedy. :)
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Terminal at 7:31PM, Nov. 21, 2006
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Borat.

Man that guy destroys every single comedian out there. Everyone else looks lame compared to Borat… the god of comedy. :)

Sacha Baron Cohen?
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kingofsnake at 7:42PM, Nov. 21, 2006
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rodney dangerfield: undisputed king of the one liners
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Crazy Dutchman at 11:47AM, Nov. 22, 2006
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Bill Hicks!!
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