Comedians

jdechko

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So I was wondering what comedians everyone likes. I drive about 4 hours a day to and from work, and have found that listening to a comedian helps out with the road rage.

Mitch Hedberg (see the sig)
Lewis Black
Jeff Foxworthy
Bill Engvall

What comedians do you like?
 

Blue Velvet

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In no particular order:

• Bill Bailey
• Eddie Izzard
• Tommy Tiernan
• Dylan Moran
• Billy Connelly (the earlier stuff)
• Richard Pryor
• Bill Hicks
• Steve Martin & Robin Williams (both when they still did stand-up and not crappy films)

Can't think of any more that come to mind at the mo...
 

grapes911

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Mitch Hedberg is my all-time favorite. Lewis Black is very good too. I don't know bill Engvall. But JEFF FOXWORTHY!! Are you serious? Terrible.


I really enjoy finding older comic bits from now famous people.
Example:
Kevin James, (King of Queens) - I don't like his show, but his standup is good.
Bob Saget is another one. Known for Full House and America's Funniest Videos, his standup is disgusting, raunchy, and vulgar--I just love it.
 

zelmo

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Mitch Hedberg
Bill Cosby (I still think his Noah schtick is funny)
George Carlin
Monty Python (if we're counting troupes)
Steven Wright
Steven Lynch
Chris Rock
Eddie Murphy
Steve Martin
Richard Pryor
Kathy Griffin (her "D-list" special changed my mind about her)
 

jdechko

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macartistkel, that was some funny s**t. :p

grapes 911, i guess that because i'm from the south, i mean from the s--th ;), i can relate to jeff and bill more.
 

macartistkel

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tobefirst said:
Dane Cook is a silly "b." Sorry to use such harsh...letters. :)

That's ok! :) I think he was so funny to me, especially when I saw that one clip on Jimmy Kimmel, because I had not laughed one time in a month (heartbroken bad during that time)! And then all of sudden I was cracking up but mainly because I saw Tom Cruise really act that way on Orpah! :)
 

grapes911

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jdechko said:
grapes 911, i guess that because i'm from the south, i mean from the s--th ;), i can relate to jeff and bill more.
;)

powermac666 said:
Kathy Griffin (her "D-list" special changed my mind about her)
OMG, I forgot about Kathy Griffin. Her annoying voice and irritation mannerism actually work in standup.
 

jdechko

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Thanks to everyone. I watch Comedy central and see these people all the time, i just cant remember their names. Keep 'em coming
 

frocha

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Good thread

Mitch Hedburg (RIP)
David Cross
Jeremy Hotz
Louis CK
George Carlin
Dan Naturman
Dom Irrera
Rodney Dangerfield (RIP)
Richard Jeni

I don't know much about the older comedians. I should really look into them, feels like I'm missing some good stuff.
 

tobefirst

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macartistkel said:
That's ok! :) I think he was so funny to me, especially when I saw that one clip on Jimmy Kimmel, because I had not laughed one time in a month (heartbroken bad during that time)! And then all of sudden I was cracking up but mainly because I saw Tom Cruise really act that way on Orpah! :)
I love the Jimmy Kimmel clip. His "tattoo" is awesome! :) I looooooooove both of his CDs. If you haven't checked them out, they are well worth it.

"Heeelllllllooooooooo, I'm a caaaaaaaaaarrrrr...."
 

macartistkel

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tobefirst said:
I love the Jimmy Kimmel clip. His "tattoo" is awesome! :) I looooooooove both of his CDs. If you haven't checked them out, they are well worth it.

"Heeelllllllooooooooo, I'm a caaaaaaaaaarrrrr...."
Oh that explains it!! I thought you were saying he was like only a b-list comedian and you didn't like him!! I misunderstood your first post!!! Thats cool you like him!! I will definitely check out more stuff by him too! :)
 

macOSX-tastic

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i'm a fan for british people meyself....

the brilliant deadpan comedian Jack Dee!
ricky gervais
dara o'brien
steve martin
john candy (his films)
paul merton
there are others...but i cannot actually think.
 

MacRy

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Bill Bailey
Bill Hicks
Dylan Moran
Eddie Izzard
Peter Kay
Johnny Vegas
Jimmy Carr
Ricky Gervais
Dave Gorman

Ohhhhh man my mind has gone blank. I'm sure there are loads more that I love.