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Re: Stand ups...

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:51 pm

Some more faves... Harpo & Chico Marx, George Burns & Gracie Allen, Jack Benny, Mel Blanc, Don Rickles, Pat Paulsen, Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy, Soupy Sales, and any late-nite horror host, Cassandra Peterson (aka Elvira) especially :o.
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Re: Stand ups...

Postby Uncle Nobby » Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:35 am

My favourites apart from the Three Stooges were Abbott and Costello.
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Re: Stand ups...

Postby Ivor Biggun » Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:08 pm

I have to say that my list of great comedians would be far too long but I can say one comedian who I simply do NOT like, is Ben Elton. My ex who still lives in England, forced me to endure an entire DVD of his and I sat stonefaced through the entire thing even though it was making her laugh, hysterically at times. And it wasn't that I didn't understand British humor, either. I knew nearly all of the people, places, and events that he would describe in most of his jokes and I still didn't find him to be at all funny. I have a brother who thinks The Young Ones is one of the funniest shows he has ever seen but when I tried to show him some of Rik and Ade's later work, he didn't like any of it. Same thing, I guess.
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Re: Stand ups...

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:18 pm

PhilGlass wrote:Who do you love, and who do you loathe...??

Lewis Black has become my favorite stand-up comedian, very highly recommended :o.
And having listened to and collected comedy records since I was a kid, that’s no mean feat.
He’s enourmously popular in Europe, is touring the US now and you can watch/listen to your
own comments, questions and “rants,” with his brilliant and blisteringly funny replies, streamed
live for free at his website. Audience participation broadcast live worldwide, great fun! Just this
Nov 2nd he read hilarious comments from someone in Australia that I can’t repeat here, but wow
was it funny. I could transcribe it but the 'naughty word checker' * would probably short-circuit and
throw itself into a canal :roll:. I’ve included the link below, but a courteous heads-up to the puritanical,
Lewis is an adult, consequently he talks like one. So you're going to hear “rude” words, but expressed
by an intelligent and hugely compassionate human being that might appear to be on the verge of a
nervous breakdown :lol:. The work Lewis is doing is so incredibly important, it’s difficult not to
admire the guy. Lots more of his scathing wit can be found at youchoobe. Enjoy, Note: live rants resume today, 10/1/19.
Forgot to mention Frankie Howerd...and delighted to add to my favorites Kathleen Madigan, she's brilliant too :o.
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Re: Stand ups...

Postby Dolly Clackett » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:38 pm

Mike Reid Bernard Manning and Jim Davidson pre 90s cant stand modern stand ups specially the likes of frankie boyle russell brand etc
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