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24 Feb 07 - 05:29 PM (#1978353)
Subject: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Little Hawk

Whaddya think?

I'm voting for Jerry Lewis on this one, but I have to admit that the competition is fierce.


24 Feb 07 - 05:33 PM (#1978360)
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From: Bert

Rodney Dangerfield


24 Feb 07 - 05:35 PM (#1978361)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Jean(eanjay)

Now Little Hawk, I hope you're not going to be wiping sweat off the brow again! I loved Jerry Lewis and I loved his film "The Court Jester". You are right about the fierce competiton for the title but for the life of me I can't think of any contenders yet. I'll come back to you on that one.


24 Feb 07 - 05:40 PM (#1978365)
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From: Peace

Without doubt, Don Rickles.


24 Feb 07 - 05:41 PM (#1978367)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Little Hawk

But....he's so creepy and disgusting! I have not seen "The Court Jester", so I can't comment on that.


24 Feb 07 - 05:45 PM (#1978368)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Little Hawk

You may be onto something there, Peace. I had forgotten about Don Rickles. And what about his mouthy female counterpart who disses absolutely everybody. Whatzername???? She is to comedy what Anne Coulter is to political commentary.


24 Feb 07 - 05:49 PM (#1978371)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Peace

Joan Rivers? Phyllis Diller? Dean Martin?


24 Feb 07 - 05:56 PM (#1978377)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Little Hawk

Joan Rivers is the one I was speaking of.

Dean Martin was also a heavy hitter in the bad comedian sweepstakes, no doubt about it.


24 Feb 07 - 06:00 PM (#1978380)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Peace

You know. I loved Red Skelton. His humour was touching and gentle. Some of the characters he did were awesome.


24 Feb 07 - 06:01 PM (#1978382)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Little Hawk

Such as? (I don't think I ever saw that show.)


24 Feb 07 - 06:05 PM (#1978384)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Peace

My favourite was Freddy the Freeloader. Pic of Skelton here.


24 Feb 07 - 06:06 PM (#1978385)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Little Hawk

Ah, yes. I recall hearing about Freddy from friends at school. What about "Clem Kaddiddlehopper"? Was he a Skelton creation?


24 Feb 07 - 06:11 PM (#1978389)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: John O'L

What I saw this thread title I immediately thought Jerry Lewis, and then almost as immediately, Bob Hope.

I too loved Red Skelton, and also Jonothan Winters.


24 Feb 07 - 06:15 PM (#1978392)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Peace

Pic of Clem right here.


24 Feb 07 - 06:21 PM (#1978398)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: pdq

worst: probably Al Franken or Howard Stern

On the other hand, Red Skelton, Bob Hope, Jack Benny and Jonathan Winters are great. The don't just represent America, they are America.


24 Feb 07 - 06:22 PM (#1978402)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Peace

Loved Gracie Fields and George Burns, too. And Carol Burnette.


24 Feb 07 - 06:23 PM (#1978403)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Peace

Sorry. Aluminum moment. Gracie ALLEN.


24 Feb 07 - 06:35 PM (#1978411)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: pdq

BTW, even those who don't Like Jerry Lewis should be able to admit that he was, in his prime, a very skillful performer.

He was a fine emcee as well as a good singer. Great timing.


24 Feb 07 - 06:37 PM (#1978413)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Little Hawk

Oh yes, he was a skillful performer. No doubt. I just can't stand his particular style, that's all.


24 Feb 07 - 06:41 PM (#1978419)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Bee

I never 'got' Jerry lewis' humour, or Bob Hope's - just never saw them as funny. Red Skelton I loved as a child, and I've always liked Carol Burnett.
And I think Rick Mercer is hilarious, although I know some people despise him. And Mary Walsh is a national treasure.


24 Feb 07 - 06:44 PM (#1978422)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Little Hawk

I "got" Bob Hope's sense of humor, and still found him totally unfunny, and sort of creepy at the same time. He reminded me a lot of Richard Nixon.


24 Feb 07 - 07:07 PM (#1978431)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST,Glasgow Green

Hi Guys! I've just popped in to say that one either loved Jerry Lewis' or hated his guts - I'm of the latter opinion myself.

But for totally crap comedians, look no further than England. The English audience is the most easily pleased on the entire planet when it comes to humour (read Willy Shakespeare's jokes if you doubt me - this is actually an emample of English innuendo - any mention of "Willy", "Dick" or "cock" is guaranteed to bring the house down.)

Bob Hope was born English - so he was crap; as was Stan Laurel. George Burns should have been English as he was also crap. But the Ultimate crap comedian of all time has to be Danny Kaye.

Tippocketa-pocketa - example of a joke from Walter Mitty.


24 Feb 07 - 07:38 PM (#1978445)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Jean(eanjay)

Sorry, "The Court Jester" was Danny Kaye - but I liked both of them!!!!!!!! No hope!!!!!


24 Feb 07 - 07:45 PM (#1978449)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: pdq

another candidate for worst: Rob Reiner


24 Feb 07 - 07:58 PM (#1978458)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Amergin

Jerry Seinfeld....Ellen Degenerate.


24 Feb 07 - 08:27 PM (#1978467)
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From: Lonesome EJ

Either Andy Kaufman or Bob Sagett. Both of them are painful to watch, because their humor is either so lame or deliberately not funny that I'm embarrassed for them.
Steven Wright is probably my favorite..."I saw a restaurant that had a sign saying 'Breakfast Anytime' so I ordered French Toast in the Middle Ages."


24 Feb 07 - 08:45 PM (#1978475)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Bee-dubya-ell

Jesus of Nazareth. He was a lousy comedian. But he did do some pretty neat magic tricks.


24 Feb 07 - 08:53 PM (#1978478)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: kendall

That big stupid galoot with the silly hair on Seinfeld.

Jerry Lewis was about as funny as busted rubber.

Red Skelton was one of the greats. His characters were:
Clem Kadiddlhopper
Freddy the freeloader
Punchdrunk McPug
There was one other...southern colonel or something.

Tim Conway breaks me up.


24 Feb 07 - 09:03 PM (#1978483)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: melodeonboy

"The English audience is the most easily pleased on the entire planet when it comes to humour", says Glasgow Green.

You should get out more, mate! What do you profess to know about international audiences?

The worst comedian ever has got to be Ken Dodd.


24 Feb 07 - 09:14 PM (#1978487)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Don Firth

Back in the late Sixties, one of the networks put on a comedy program that was supposed to compete with "Laugh-In." And "Laugh-In" was such a power-house that any show trying to compete with it in the same time-slot was a formula for show-biz suicide. I don't remember the name of the show, but within a couple of months, the good ones (as I recall, that included Lily Tomlin) had moved over to "Laugh-In" and the new show that was supposed to compete with it was cancelled.

This short-lived comedy show was Steve Martin's first exposure on the national scene. I thought he was stupid and inane then, and although I haven't seen much of his work at all within recent years, the last time I saw him on television about a year ago, he was still just as stupid and inane. Helluva banjo player, though!

I sort of put him in the same category as Jerry Lewis. In both cases, neither comedian (?) seemed to be able to distinguish between "funny" and "just plain silly."

Steve Martin did have at least one shtick that I thought was pretty funny, though. I think it was in "The Jerk," where he was reading a letter aloud that had got wet, and as the ink smeared and ran and the letter became less and less readable, he got more and more mush-mouthed. Now that was funny!

Don Rickles I didn't consider funny either. His stock in trade was insults, and to me, a lot of his stuff just sounded kind of mean-spirited rather than funny.

There are a lot of comics that I think are funnier than hell, and I've been accused of having a universal sense of humor. I mean, I think "Two and a Half Men" is hilarious and I crack up over "The Red Green Show."

Don Firth


24 Feb 07 - 09:18 PM (#1978489)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: pdq

Gee Kendall, thought your favorite Red Skelton character would be "The Mean Little Kid".


24 Feb 07 - 09:23 PM (#1978491)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: RangerSteve

I never got Emo Phillips, or Judy Tenuta (sp?). Or Andy Kaufmann. I thing there was a wave of "comics" whose acts were either beyond me or they truly weren't funny. Fortunately, that style of comedy has died for the time being.


24 Feb 07 - 09:24 PM (#1978492)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: catspaw49

Sorry.....Trying to define worst or best in anything is pretty lame as an exercise but trying to attach those labels to comedy and comedians is even more futile and hopeless than mentally masturbating over "What is Folk?" Was Danny Kaye a comedian or a comedic actor? Is stand-up required or do we lump writers, actors, performers, etc. all into the same category? I kinda' doubt that is possible.

So yeah, I really never cared much for Andy Kaufman and I'd prefer to read some Fran Lebowitz than watch Martin Lawrence do anything. If I use my own personal definition of "comedy," than Lenny, Richard, and George, have been joined by Robin as the Holy Trinity expands. And where Henny Youngman turned my stomach, Morey Amsterdam gave me belly laughs. I loved Danny Kaye and I loved Red Skeleton too, but he was almost too sacharine for my taste.

There is but one certainty......Jerry Lewis bites the big one!

Spaw


24 Feb 07 - 09:59 PM (#1978502)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: frogprince

I can't believe no one has nominated Andrew Dice Clay.


24 Feb 07 - 10:07 PM (#1978504)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Dave Roberts

I think I'd have to concur with the Jerry Lewis tendency, based on the irritation I felt as a young lad watching his films on TV. This was during that uncritical period I think we all have when I thought that nearly all comedy I saw on TV was funny.
Jerry Lewis was an exception. As they say here in Cheshire, he was 'too daft to laugh at'.


24 Feb 07 - 10:08 PM (#1978505)
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From: Peace

Who?


24 Feb 07 - 10:17 PM (#1978508)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Peace

The 'Who?' was regarding Andrew Dice Clay.


24 Feb 07 - 10:27 PM (#1978513)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: frogprince

Consider yourself lucky to have to ask, Peace. I haven't actually heard of him for awhile myself now. But he was actually pretty popular in the states a few years ago. Imagine standing on stage reciting every childhood nursery rhymn you can think of, but working in every obscenity you can jam in. On second thought, don't bother.


24 Feb 07 - 10:33 PM (#1978515)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Don Firth

Andrew Dice Clay was (is) a comedian? How strange. . . .

Don Firth


24 Feb 07 - 10:49 PM (#1978522)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Bee

The absolute best comedy I've seen live, ever, and with great music as well, was Buddy Wassisname and the Other Fellers. My husband and I left their concert with sore cheeks and bellies from laughing so hard and so long. People were falling out of their seats.


24 Feb 07 - 11:02 PM (#1978525)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: bobad

I have an LP that I purchased at a yard sale for $.25 by somebody who goes by the name Buzzy Greene. The LP is titled "Stag Nite At The Lodge." This is the cover WARNING: do not look if you are offended by the female breast (that should get everyone looking). You've heard of borscht belt comedians, well this guy should be called the soup kitchen comedian - he is so bad that he's good - if you know what I mean.


24 Feb 07 - 11:04 PM (#1978527)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Little Hawk

Boy, that looks like an album that record collectors would go to almost any lengths to have. I bet it's a hot item on Ebay. I wonder where I can get a copy? Geez. Maybe Johnny Death has it in his vast collection of LPs. I gotta call him up and find out.


24 Feb 07 - 11:07 PM (#1978529)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Peace

Cluin would love to see the cover.


24 Feb 07 - 11:09 PM (#1978530)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: bobad

On the cover is printed "Frameable Cover Art" perfect for hanging on the walls of your bachelor pad.


24 Feb 07 - 11:10 PM (#1978531)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST,Nick

ESPN has a show called "The Cheap Seats" kind of like science fiction mystery theater 3000, but they make fun of sports events and shows. One show they ripped was a Steve Garvey Fishing tournament, one of the fishing "Celebs" was the "Up and Coming Comedian" Johnny Floorwax.
I think he may qualify as worst ever as he was never heard from before or since
Nick


24 Feb 07 - 11:24 PM (#1978537)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: bobad

That reminds me of a bumper sticker I once saw that made me laugh - "Honk If You're Carrying Steve Garvey's Baby" - it was funny in the context of the "Steve Garvey affair."


25 Feb 07 - 01:12 AM (#1978563)
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From: Bill D

I just saw a re-run of Benny Hill....now I remember why I quit watching him years ago.

And yes, Andrew Dice Clay was as bad as they get.

(The Red Green Show seems to have disappeared from out local lineup...Canada..please send more!)


25 Feb 07 - 01:21 AM (#1978568)
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From: michaelr

Andrew Dice Clay.


25 Feb 07 - 01:25 AM (#1978571)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Little Hawk

I have to admit that Andrew Dice Clay is even worse than Jerry Lewis.


25 Feb 07 - 01:30 AM (#1978572)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Peace

I just watched some of his 'comedy' on youtube. It's enough to gag a maggot.


25 Feb 07 - 01:52 AM (#1978581)
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From: mrdux

Sam Kinison


25 Feb 07 - 02:15 AM (#1978586)
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From: Folk Form # 1

"The English audience is the most easily pleased on the entire planet when it comes to humour" - Glasgow Green.

Now, now, Glasgow Green, keep your prejudices to yourself. We did produce Fankie Howard, the funniest man on the planet, and we also laughed along with Billy Connelly, despite his profanity.

Worst comedian has to be Spike Milligan, who was about as funny as toothache.


25 Feb 07 - 02:57 AM (#1978601)
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From: Little Hawk

Aha! I didn't find Spike Milligan funny either. Just damned annoying!


25 Feb 07 - 04:55 AM (#1978641)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: The Walrus

Most of the 'alternative comedians' of the 1980s (the "acts" all seemed to be 'Swear a lot, make a few pc statements and say "Thatcher" every so often'

Jim Carrey and the rest of the 'gurners' - I'm sorry, pulling a funny face is infantile, no humourous.

Rowen Atkinson (in Mr Bean mode) - I find the 'Bean' character about as amusing as Bubonic Plague.

W


25 Feb 07 - 05:25 AM (#1978661)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: gnu

DARN! What WAS the name of the sherrif on the Red Skelton Show???.... "Bartender! Quick, gimmie a drink before the fight starts."

BTW... didn't see Bob Newhart mentioned as one of the greats. The master of timing. His telephone skits crack me up. A favourite is the one where he is the King of England and he's taking a call from Sir Walter Raleigh regarding "Nutty Walt's" purchase of shiploads of tobacco.


25 Feb 07 - 05:28 AM (#1978664)
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From: alanabit

I am not a fan of Mr.Bean for a different reason. It is basically just a long series of actor exercises. You can see how it's done. He is not a real character for me.
Blackadder, on the other hand, is inspired.
I, too, recall those "alternative comedians" of the eighties. I saw them as an "alternative" to comedy. They always seemed particularly smug about having invented the clitoris too, didn't they? Although I am not convinced that even that claim was based on fact.
Milligan? Well along with Peter Cook, I think we had the two comedy giants of post war Britain. Still, if they don't make you laugh, I guess you have to look elsewhere. For me they were national treasures.


25 Feb 07 - 05:41 AM (#1978669)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Jean(eanjay)

I think I go with melodeonboy and "Ken Dodd"..


25 Feb 07 - 06:46 AM (#1978691)
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From: Dave Hanson

It's OK about Spike Milligan, we know Americans don't understand irony.

Here in the UK the main contenders are Jimmy Tarbuck and that wanker Jim Davidson.

eric


25 Feb 07 - 07:30 AM (#1978718)
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From: kendall

Gnu that was San Fernando Red.


25 Feb 07 - 07:35 AM (#1978721)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Bee

Skelton had a seagull act, too... Gertrude and __? Cracked me up when I was a kid.


25 Feb 07 - 07:35 AM (#1978724)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: kendall

Leonard Barr

the three stooges.


25 Feb 07 - 07:38 AM (#1978728)
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From: Rusty Dobro

Steve Wright (only included as a comedian because he's so sure he is, despite all the evidence), Ben Elton, Catherine Tate, Jimmy 'I go golfing with lots of famous and amusing people!' Tarbuck, Jim Carrey, Johnny Vegas. Oh, and there's nothing funny about Tony Blair.


25 Feb 07 - 07:45 AM (#1978732)
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From: Leadfingers

Sixty 'worst comedian' posts , mostly Trans pond , and NO One mentioned President Bush - You have to laugh at him or you burst out crying !


25 Feb 07 - 07:55 AM (#1978739)
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From: The Fooles Troupe

Norman Wisdom.

:0


25 Feb 07 - 09:03 AM (#1978772)
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From: Big Mick

Emo Phillips.

I loved Red Skelton.

Mick


25 Feb 07 - 09:06 AM (#1978773)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: catspaw49

BEE.....Red's seagulls were Gertrude and Heathcliff.

Spaw


25 Feb 07 - 09:20 AM (#1978781)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: jimlad9

Please remove George W Bush from this thread. None of the other nominees have caused the deaths or brought misery to so many families in the US/UK/Middle East that he has done.


25 Feb 07 - 09:30 AM (#1978790)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Big Mick

BTW, there is a DVD available of all of Red's stuff. It is a two DVD set. We have it and my daughter loves it just as I did.

Mick


25 Feb 07 - 10:57 AM (#1978851)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: gnu

Gertrude and Heathcliff are flying over a used car lot.... "... let's make a deposit on a Ford."

Thanks, Kendall... San Fernando Red.... that was the guy!

"Quick, gimmie another drink beofre the fight starts."

"Okay, here. What fight?"

"I don't have any money for the drinks."


25 Feb 07 - 11:22 AM (#1978868)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Bob the Postman

I thought San Fernando Red was a real-estate sharpie, not a wild west sheriff.

Bill Dana was pretty crappy, with his Jose Jimenez and Chief Walking Eagle shticks


25 Feb 07 - 11:32 AM (#1978873)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: ranger1

Oooh, it's a three-way tie between Jerry Lewis, Jim Carrey and Andrew Dice Clay. There are a ton of honorable mentions, most of which Kendall has already beat me to.


25 Feb 07 - 11:43 AM (#1978887)
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From: pdq

another candidate for worst comedian: Milton Berl

BTW, Red Skelton's s lawman character was sheriff Deadeye. San Fernando Red was a con artist, I believe.


25 Feb 07 - 11:47 AM (#1978890)
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From: GUEST,ib48

definately Roy Jay,slitherman.He is working in benidorm and he is absolute pants.


25 Feb 07 - 01:15 PM (#1978979)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: gnu

Sherrif Deadeye... that sounds right! San Fernando Red? Hmmm...


25 Feb 07 - 01:30 PM (#1979006)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: autolycus

I've never seen the worst comedian. i have the knack of avoiding them.

   Comedy seems an even more personal thing than music.

   Among those who leave me cold - Benny Hill,Jim Davidson,Les Dawson,Seinfeld,Chris Rock,Jack Dee.

   Among the tops,Spike,Seven Wright,Jackie Mason,Rik Mayall (in Kevin Turvey mode),Emo Phillips,Rita Rudner,Frankie Boyle.






       Ivor


25 Feb 07 - 01:37 PM (#1979017)
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From: Don Firth

One of my favorite characters on "The Red Green Show" is Ed Frid, the nervous animal control officer.

I do find Rowen Atkinson (either as Blackadder or Mr. Bean) pretty funny at times, but a little bit definitely goes a long way!

One bit he did on "Mr. Bean"—sitting on a park bench next to another fellow and making a sandwich while the fellow watched in horrified fascination—was pure Charlie Chaplin. Hilarious!

When he's in comedy mode, Hugh Laurie (especially in the Jeeves and Wooster shows) always reminds me of a chicken who suddenly realizes that he's just accidentally flown through an electric fan.

Don Firth


25 Feb 07 - 02:01 PM (#1979058)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Little Hawk

Yeah, the sandwich skit was brilliant. The one about putting on his bathing suit at the beach without fully disrobing was pretty amazing too.


25 Feb 07 - 02:03 PM (#1979059)
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From: Don Firth

I find that "wibble wibble!" comes in very handy at times.

Don Firth


25 Feb 07 - 05:24 PM (#1979245)
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From: The Sandman

Reg Varney, neil warnock, george walkewr bush,benny hill, jim davidson


25 Feb 07 - 05:42 PM (#1979265)
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From: GUEST,Shimrod

I was going to nominate my hamster - but Freddy Starr appears to have eaten it (Americans probably won't understand this - but then there are quite a few American references in this thread that I don't understand either).

Oh yes, life's too short to watch anything with Robin Williams in it (both Brits and Yanks will probably understand this - although some may not agree).


25 Feb 07 - 05:44 PM (#1979268)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Little Hawk

Except "Popeye". That was great.


25 Feb 07 - 05:51 PM (#1979275)
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From: GUEST,the doc

Chubby Brown and Jim Davidson and Bernard Manning ...that would be a bill from hell.

Only things unfunnier are their audiences. Think middle aged plus bigots who are generally overweight, overbearing and over the hill.


25 Feb 07 - 05:55 PM (#1979279)
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From: robomatic

Pretty much all the 'talent' listed above suffers from the fact that while some particular citizen can't stand 'em, there are other folk who really liked 'em.

My personal can't stands:
Martha Raye <= She's from a different era, but she made me remember a quote from HL Mencken: "Look at that woman, makes you want to burn every bed in the world!" To be fair, she was a real great person, could sing, was and is beloved by millions, just not me.

Three Stooges

Jerry Lewis as a comedian. I think he was a pretty good actor in later life.

The 'thing' with comedians is that when you think you've got the worst one, another comes along who just blows the doors off bad.

I thought Pauly Shore had to be the end of the line in stupid, vapid, and creepy.

Then along came Tom Green.


25 Feb 07 - 06:17 PM (#1979288)
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From: The Length

Morecombe and Wise, the worst I ever saw.


25 Feb 07 - 06:21 PM (#1979294)
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From: Peace

Top joke in UK

A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says: "That's the ugliest baby that I've ever seen. Ugh!" The woman goes to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her: "The driver just insulted me!" The man says: "You go right up there and tell him off – go ahead, I'll hold your monkey for you."



However, ignoring the weasels, the top American joke was…

A man and a friend are playing golf one day at their local golf course. One of the guys is about to chip onto the green when he sees a long funeral procession on the road next to the course. He stops in mid-swing, takes off his golf cap, closes his eyes, and bows down in prayer. His friend says: "Wow, that is the most thoughtful and touching thing I have ever seen. You truly are a kind man." The man then replies: "Yeah, well we were married 35 years."


25 Feb 07 - 06:23 PM (#1979295)
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From: Peace

Top joke in Canada

When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to 300 C. The Russians used a pencil.


Top joke in Australia

This woman rushed to see her doctor, looking very much worried and all strung out. She rattles off: "Doctor, take a look at me. When I woke up this morning, I looked at myself in the mirror and saw my hair all wiry and frazzled up, my skin was all wrinkled and pasty, my eyes were bloodshot and bugging out, and I had this corpse-like look on my face! What's WRONG with me, Doctor!?"
The doctor looks her over for a couple of minutes, then calmly says: "Well, I can tell you that there ain't nothing wrong with your eyesight...."


25 Feb 07 - 06:24 PM (#1979296)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Peace

Top joke in Germany

A general noticed one of his soldiers behaving oddly. The soldier would pick up any piece of paper he found, frown and say: "That's not it" and put it down again. This went on for some time, until the general arranged to have the soldier psychologically tested. The psychologist concluded that the soldier was deranged, and wrote out his discharge from the army. The soldier picked it up, smiled and said: "That's it."


I now return you to the regular program.


25 Feb 07 - 07:32 PM (#1979359)
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From: Don Firth

Favorite joke at the West Seattle golf course:

A man comes home from his usual Sunday afternoon golf game with his buddy, Harry. His wife looks at him and says, "Good, heavens, you look completely done in! What happened? What's the matter?"

"Well," sez her husband, "Harry and I had just started our game when he had a heart-attack and died right there!"

"That's horrible!" said his wife. "Poor Harry! No wonder you look so drawn, haggard, and worn out!"

"Yeah, it was awful! For eighteen holes! Take take my shot and drag Harry, take my shot and drag Harry. . . ."

Don Firth


25 Feb 07 - 07:42 PM (#1979368)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Bunnahabhain

Little Britain.
The only thing less funny and more pointlessly offensive is Big Brother.....

Ricky Tomlinson in the office is a close runner up.


25 Feb 07 - 08:37 PM (#1979416)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST

ricky tomlinson is in the royle family. ricky gervais is in the office. love them both but everyone is different.


26 Feb 07 - 04:51 AM (#1979629)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST,Bruce Michael Baillie

...Woody Allen, my god how I hate that miserable bastard!


26 Feb 07 - 09:12 AM (#1979786)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST,Shimrod

Morecambe and Wise - hhhmmm, an interesting case (but not necessarily very funny). I thought that Eric could be quite amusing (in an eccentric 'favourite uncle' sort of way)- but Ernie wasn't amusing at all. Ernie always reminded me of a rather dull little man desperately trying to be funny - and failing.
I have a dim memory of them getting a new writer about 30 years ago (Eddie Braben ... or something?). He wasn't the genius he was made out to be at the time and, for me, M & W went (even further) downhill from then on. Mind you, they got a lot more popular, so what do I know?


26 Feb 07 - 09:15 AM (#1979790)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST

agree - Woody Allen


26 Feb 07 - 09:32 AM (#1979804)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Bee-dubya-ell

Benny Hill worked out a foolproof formula for comedic success without actually being funny. Feature enough scantilly clad women and most men will watch whether the jokes are funny or not.


26 Feb 07 - 09:55 AM (#1979822)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: JeremyC

Emo Philips is hilarious. I saw him a few months ago, and he was still just as brilliant and weird as he used to be.

Worst comedian: Larry the Cable Guy. "Git-R-Dun" is not a joke.


26 Feb 07 - 10:31 AM (#1979847)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Dazbo

The Three Stooges


26 Feb 07 - 10:32 AM (#1979851)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Scoville

I've actually witnessed Larry the Cable Guy being funny. He was on the Tonight Show and was somewhat cleaner than usual. Also, he had to keep up with Jay Leno. Whether or not you think Jay is funny, his routine is at least not entirely reliant on fat and toilet jokes.

I wouldn't say he was the worst comedian ever, but we had a comedian come to our small, left-leaning, liberal arts college when I was in school. He went through his usual schtick of girlfriend and boob-job jokes and was greeted with cold silence. He finally stopped the show, admitted that he'd never bombed this badly with a college audience (and he really was bombing spectacularly), asked what was up, and then made a valiant effort to use gags that were better suited to his feminist/tree-hugging/gay-sympathizing audience. He was much funnier without the boob jokes.

* * * * *

The best comedian I ever saw, on the other hand, was Elvira Kurt. She came for Gay Pride Week and I almost didn't go because I figured I wouldn't get a lot of lesbian jokes (since I'm not a lesbian). As it turned out, there weren't that many lesbian jokes and I laughed until I was in pain. And then kept laughing. She nearly killed us.


26 Feb 07 - 10:47 AM (#1979864)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST,Bruce Michael Baillie

...Not to mention Ricky Gervais, there's just something about the smug pillock I don't like! Oh and of course FREDDIE F****** STAR! outmoded, outdated AND Liverpudlian, in fact any comedian from Liverpool!


26 Feb 07 - 12:55 PM (#1979953)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST,Shimrod

I did think that 'The Office' was brilliant but, like many successful TV comedies, it was an ensemble thing - several excellent comic actors working together to create something original and exceptional.

I think that the real problem with Ricky Gervais is that he's been over-hyped. He tends to do the same thing over and over (ie. playing an insensitive, pathetic idiot continually getting himself into embarassing situations). I thought that 'Extras' with its emphasis on guest Stars and Celebrities was fairly tiresome.


26 Feb 07 - 01:25 PM (#1979985)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Blindlemonsteve

Mark Lamar, i have never found anything remotely funny about him. The Goons, my dad likes em, i just dont get it. grown men making stupid noises. its just not funny. But Freddie Starr must be the best comedian in the world that turned totally crap. come to think of it, i dont ever remember Lenny Henry being funny either, and i hate that odius cretin Michael Barrymore, i have never liked him even before his fall from fame.
But you have gotta love "Peter Kay"... fantastic.


26 Feb 07 - 03:35 PM (#1980118)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: robomatic

GOONS RULE !!!!


26 Feb 07 - 04:19 PM (#1980160)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Blindlemonsteve

Hi Robomatic,,, what is it with the goons, i have tried and tried, but i just dont get it, i was once listening to a radio program about them, the presenter talked about a sketch that they did that subject matter was so obscene they couldnt say what it was, this got me interested, i listened, it made no sense to me what so ever. all i could hear was peter sellers making silly noises, Harry Secombe speaking in a funny voice and Spike Milligan just not being funny....the sad thing is, if i could get the penny to drop i think i might quite like them.


26 Feb 07 - 04:20 PM (#1980163)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Becca72

My top three most un-funny "comedians" would be Jim Carey, Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. But there are thousands more who just shouldn't be in the business.


26 Feb 07 - 05:01 PM (#1980201)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Little Hawk

I really have a grudge against Adam Sandler, because he had the nerve to be in a movie that also had *Winona Ryder* in it!....and I couldn't bear to watch it because I would have to put up with Adam Sandler for over an hour if I did. I coudn't face that. Not even for Winona. I've never seen the movie.

He's gonna pay for that. Mark my words.


26 Feb 07 - 05:40 PM (#1980246)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: autolycus

Anyone who thinks The Goons is just silly noises and funny voices just hasn't been listening.

    Don't know how well it works on paper but

    Secombe/Seagoon. I arrived on the beach at Brighton. Suddenly,I saw a ragged figure sitting in a deck-chair.

    Eccles,what are you doing here?


    Eccles...    I'm on holiday.


    Seagoon.      Well what's all this snow doing on the beach?


    Eccles.       Oh,that's on holiday as well.






       or




    Seagoon.      That's a nice tie.

    Eccles.       Yer,I got it at Cambridge.

    Seagoon.      Yoooouuu were at Cambridge?

    Eccles.       Yeeer.

    Seagoon.      What were you doing at Cambridge?

    Eccles,slower,with emphasis.          Buying a tie.





       Those are even funnier in the shows and no stupid noises.







       Ivor


26 Feb 07 - 06:20 PM (#1980282)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Little Hawk

Heh! Those are rather witty. Classic misdirection of the line of thought.


27 Feb 07 - 01:48 AM (#1980531)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Blindlemonsteve

I can see that those lines are witty, but theyre not hilariously funny. they are sort of music hall funny. The Goons to me seem that if you can get past all that is going on with them, all you have to look forward to is old music hall humour.... and you dont get many of them to the pound do you missus.
But i am definatley right about Mark Lamar, he is just not funny at all.


27 Feb 07 - 06:27 AM (#1980622)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: autolycus

One last,and as I say,funnier in situ than on the page.


   The Goons are in a desert.

   Seagoon. Look,a house.

   Bloodnok. No,it's a mirage.

   S. No.no.that's a house.

   S. as narrator. We reached the house

   S. See,here it is.

   B. I'm afraid not lad.

   S. Nonsense. Let's search it. Bluebottle you search downstairs,Eccles upstairs,see what we can find.

      So, you thought it wa.....what,where is it? It's,it's gone.

   B. I told you it was a mirage,lad.

   E. (Getting louder). Aaaaaaaaaaaaah (Sound effect of thud)

   E.    I was upstairs.





    And that was making great use of the fact that it was a steam radio programme






       Ivor


27 Feb 07 - 06:58 AM (#1980634)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST,Bruce Michael Baillie

...ADAM SANDLER, MY GOD HOW I HATE HIM EVEN WORSE THAN WOODY ALLEN!
the guy is a complete twat!


27 Feb 07 - 08:58 AM (#1980717)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Scrump

Michael Barrymore, i have never liked him even before his fall from fame

I agree - I never found him funny at all, and I could never understand how he kept winning those BAFTA awards as best comedian, for several years in a row. He'd get my vote as worst comedian ever. Jim Davidson comes a very close second though.

But then a lot of the comics I like (or used to when they were still alive) seem to be hated by others - Spike Milligan, Tommy Cooper, Peter Cook, Laurel & Hardy, to name just a few. Hmmm, those are all dead. Not sure whether that proves anything.


27 Feb 07 - 12:07 PM (#1980872)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: JeremyC

"Punch-Drunk Love" was good, but I think it was because Sandler was in a movie that didn't suck, with a director who could do more than just make poo-poo jokes.

There are one or two moments in "Happy Gilmore" and "Billy Madison" that are funny, but it's not worth watching the movies to find the funny.

Which reminds me a bit of those old "where's the beef" commercials. I can imagine the same old woman watching, say, "Big Daddy" and saying "Where's the funny?"


27 Feb 07 - 12:18 PM (#1980884)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: The Walrus

"...The Goons to me seem that if you can get past all that is going on with them, all you have to look forward to is old music hall humour.... and you dont get many of them to the pound do you missus.."

One point to note is that we are looking at the Goons from the point of view of the early 21st Century.
In their time the Goons were quite radical compared to their contemporaries. Bear in mind that at the time, the BBC audiences were being 'treated' to the likes of ITMA [ENTER woman with 'comic working class' voice: "Can I do you now Sir?" - Audience collapses in howls of laughter]; Arthur Askey going manic with the 'Busy Bee' song and bad copies of indifferent American radio comedy as sections of other shows.
By comparison the Goons were a breath of fresh air with a degree of risk (the trouble raised at Broadcasting House, when they introduced the character 'Hugh Jampton' is an example).

While they may seem dated now, in their day they were cutting edge.

Just my two penn'orth.

W


27 Feb 07 - 12:19 PM (#1980887)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: dwditty

You know what is funny? A bunch of folkies sitting around discussing what is funny and what is not.....



(sorry, I couldn't resist. I love you all)

dw


27 Feb 07 - 12:56 PM (#1980939)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST,Shimrod

'The Walrus's' point about the Goons being 'cutting edge' for their day is spot on. Remember that they were appearing regularly on radio over 50 years ago now - things have moved on - of course they have!!
Monty Python were big nearly four decades ago now - and they begin to appear a bit dated (except, of course, to those tiresome tw..s who have learned all their sketches by heart).


27 Feb 07 - 01:01 PM (#1980945)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST,Non-American

Those god-awful English bitches, French, Saunders.... Jeez!


27 Feb 07 - 06:42 PM (#1981252)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Bill Hahn//\\

I only looked at the first note---Jerry Lewis.   Oh so true---ah, if only I were French---then I could love him.   I am not--so---agreed.

Probably the worst comedians are people who think they are clever and are not---any nominations there?   


Bill Hahn


27 Feb 07 - 07:08 PM (#1981271)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST,Nick

Pulled this quote from above
"I find the 'Bean' character about as amusing as Bubonic Plague"
So now I await the inevitable most amusing plauge thread.
Nick


27 Feb 07 - 07:52 PM (#1981310)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST,unut ur'gjerpg

Bill Hicks was the best. Don't know who was the worst.


27 Feb 07 - 08:07 PM (#1981318)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Jim Dixon

Worst comedian? Some of my favorites have been named here as worst. No point in arguing…de gustibus, etc.

Of those I've seen, I'd vote for Tom Green. He played some really nasty pranks on people in public and videotaped them. For instance, going out in public in a wheelchair, falling out of the wheelchair, tricking some unsuspecting bystander into trying to help him get back into his wheelchair, falling out again, etc. Real disgusting.

Jay Leno has also offended me with tasteless jokes about JonBenét Ramsey and her family. When he's at his best, he's pretty dull. I guess I resent him more because so many other people like him.

It's not that I'm easily offended. Quite the contrary. I like people who push the envelope of what's socially acceptable—but they've got to be funny, and they can't pick on people unfairly.

My current favorite is Dave Chappelle. (Click to play 'The Niggar Family.')


27 Feb 07 - 10:37 PM (#1981405)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: John on the Sunset Coast

Number1 with a bullet is Woody Allen. I used to get nervous and itchy listening to his stand-up routines. Still do. I do like some of his movies...if he isn't in them.
Currently, my choices include Chris Rock, Kathy Something-or-other, and Sara Silverman. Potty mouths all.

J'accuse all here who dissed Danny Kaye as having no comedic taste.. He was brilliant; and having his wife, Sylvia Fine, writing his special material was more brilliant, yet. His early Goldwyn movies were terrrific, Walter Mitty, Kid From Brooklyn etc. The apex was The Court Jester; everybody knows where the Pellet with the Poison was.


28 Feb 07 - 07:23 AM (#1981617)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Scrump

'The Walrus's' point about the Goons being 'cutting edge' for their day is spot on. Remember that they were appearing regularly on radio over 50 years ago now - things have moved on - of course they have!!

True, Shimrod. But even today, the BBC's Goon Show CDs are selling well. They seem to bring out a new CD every year, with 4 of the shows remastered.

And their humour still appeals to younger people too. A few years ago, I was working with some fellow Goons fans and we used to trade Goonish remarks during our conversation, and some of the younger ones at first would take the mickey out of us old f*rts for liking that stuff. I lent some Goon tapes to them and they became converts themselves, even though they weren't born when the Goons were first on the radio (even I was too young to appreciate them in their time, and discovered them later, from radio repeats).

Monty Python were big nearly four decades ago now - and they begin to appear a bit dated (except, of course, to those tiresome tw..s who have learned all their sketches by heart).

Python used to say that the Goons were one of their biggest influences - one of them once described the Python show as a sort of visual version of the Goons. Perhaps not quite true, but Python probably influenced TV comedy in a similar way that the Goons influenced radio comedy.


28 Feb 07 - 07:58 AM (#1981644)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: autolycus

Another contender - Count Arthur Strong - oh dear.






    Ivor


28 Feb 07 - 08:19 AM (#1981664)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST,Neovo

I agree - Norman Wisdon - never could understand why he's supposed to be funny. And any of the comedy club circuit standups that appear on Loose Ends (they play some strange music on that programme as well).


28 Feb 07 - 09:35 AM (#1981743)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Little Hawk

I watched that Dave Chappelle bit on the "Niggar Family". Quite funny.

I also think Danny Kaye was very good.


28 Feb 07 - 10:46 AM (#1981821)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Dave the Gnome

From east of the Atlantic the afore mentioned Davidson has to be amongst the least funny. Manning is not too bad live oddly enough but in general I would agree. Chubby Brown - May as well just go and slit my wrists. Real name? Roysten Vasey oddly enough! Don't find League of Gentlemen that funny either

West of the pond? Cosby and Murphy do nothing for me at all. I often wondered if it was something I was missing with black comedians but I do find Lenny Henry very amusing - either stand up or in his sitcoms. Nor is it American humour - I like Robin Williamson and I like the humour in, for instance, Scrubs and Friends.

Just shows - It's a funny old world. Thank heavens we are not all the same:-)

Dave


28 Feb 07 - 09:53 PM (#1982366)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Don Firth

Good grief! How could I have forgotten Gilbert Gottfried!??

Well, very easily, actually. . . .

Don Firth


28 Feb 07 - 10:06 PM (#1982369)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: pdq

Yep, that guy was as bad as Stanley Myron Handelman.

I think both are in the same retirement shelter, The Los Angeles Home For Unfunny Hebrews, which was founded by Pinky Lee.


01 Mar 07 - 12:03 AM (#1982418)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST,unut ur'gjerpg

Did none you ever watch Hee Haw or listen to Stringbean on the Grand Ol' Opry? Don't know if they were bad, because they were just dusting off jokes that were corny a hundred years before, but they could be agonizing.


01 Mar 07 - 12:16 AM (#1982421)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: heric

Mary Tyler Moore had a variety show that lasted two, maybe three, episodes before they yanked it. That may have been the worst ever.


01 Mar 07 - 12:34 AM (#1982425)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Little Hawk

It wasn't the worst ever, if it's the one I recall...it was just not nearly as good as the original MTM show. But I may be thinking of a different show than the one you mean.

pdq, you said: "I think both are in the same retirement shelter, The Los Angeles Home For Unfunny Hebrews, which was founded by Pinky Lee."

LOL! That is damn funny. Gave me a good laugh, and I needed one. I bet you are a better comedian than half the professionals who've been named in this thread so far.


01 Mar 07 - 03:57 AM (#1982480)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Ruth Archer

Jimmy Carr. I could cheerfully gouge the eyes out of his creepy waxwork face with a spoon.


01 Mar 07 - 07:50 AM (#1982622)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST,ib48

geordie comedian ross turnbull is a great comedian,lenny henry has never been funny in his life


01 Mar 07 - 08:27 AM (#1982649)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Charmain

It has to be Jerry Seinfeld - how can someone be the highest paid comedian in the world for several years running when they are absolutely totally and completely unfunny? I've seen his stand-up and his TV show (quite a few episodes in the case of the latter) and I haven't laughed once.

At the British end of the comic spectrum I do despise Jimmy Carr - he hosted the "Big Fat End of the Year Show" in 2005 and the whole of his humour for the night consisted of learing remarks towards Denise Van Outen - Rob Brydon was one of the panellists and he totally destroyed Carr in a matter of moments - Rob Brydon theres one for the Comic Star list.


01 Mar 07 - 02:24 PM (#1983018)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: koprokephalos

Does England have, per capita, the greatest proportion of really poor (in the sense of weak, boring, humourless, dull, unfunny) "comedians"? I mean, look at them - French/Saunders, the Little Britain crew, League of Genitals, that c--t with Fanny the Wonder Dog Julie Clary, Chubby Arse Brown, most of the Monty Python public-school wankers, Morecombe and Wise; I could go on but my blood pressure is rising.

"I've fallen in the water!"

FLUSH.


01 Mar 07 - 02:31 PM (#1983030)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: autolycus

No,Tibet has that honour. None of them are funny.






       Ivor


01 Mar 07 - 02:32 PM (#1983032)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: An Buachaill Caol Dubh

It's well known that the English would laugh at anything. Just as bad as M&W were Mike & Bernie Winter; it's said that they once appeared at the Glasgow "Empire", and after about five minutes of one of them making an arse of himself without drawing the slightest response from the audience, the other stuck his head around the curtain and made a stupid face. For the first time, a sound came from the darkness: "Aw Chrrist; thurr's TWO o' them!"


01 Mar 07 - 02:36 PM (#1983036)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko

Mort Sahl. It used to be "hip" to listen to him, but I never found him funny. A bad standup comic in my book with no sense of timing.

I had no use for Milton Berle. What's the gag?

I actually like some of Jerry Lewis's movies but he just did not know when to stop. The latter comedy films were torture.


01 Mar 07 - 06:02 PM (#1983286)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST,Arkie

Who was the comic who did the "Jacob was a smooth man and Esau was a hairy man skit" that almost got the Smothers Brothers kicked off TV.


01 Mar 07 - 08:51 PM (#1983406)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Amergin

Bobcat Goldthwaite.....and that gilbert fellow...they both annoy the hell out of me.


01 Mar 07 - 10:28 PM (#1983485)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: John on the Sunset Coast

Ah, Mort Sahl, a casualty of the JFK assassination. Listening to Mort was like meandering thru the woods, turning down this path, and again at the next clearing. Eventually you get back where you started, having seen a lot of scenery during the journey. Of course he knew where he was going.
It is unfortunate that Sahl took up the Jim Garrison conspiracy crusade after Pres. Kennedy was killed...he was decidedly unfunny after that (Sahl that is, not JFK).


02 Mar 07 - 05:47 AM (#1983665)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Folk Form # 1

"Mike & Bernie Winter... once appeared at the Glasgow "Empire", and after about five minutes of one of them making an arse of himself without drawing the slightest response from the audience"

I saw them in Bournmouth in the early 70s. I thought they were very funny, as did the rest of the audiance, including my Scottish father. Maybe its Au Bacahaill Caol Dubh who lacks a sense of humour?


02 Mar 07 - 06:15 AM (#1983685)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Scrump

In most cases a comic is only as good as his scripts. Although some comedians write their own material, and are good at ad libbing, many well known ones rely totally on their scriptwriters to provide them with good gags.

Morecambe & Wise, Tony Hancock, Frankie Howerd all spring to mind as examples of comedians who needed good scriptwriters to be "funny".

Hancock was arrogant and short-sighted enough to sack his best scriptwriters Galton & Simpson (to whom he owed his success), and he went rapidly downhill in the public's estimation afterwards because he was unable to keep up the standard they had set.

Morecambe & Wise could be funny at their best, but again they were often let down by poor scripts at various stages of their career (notably their ITV series in the early 1960s, which I found pretty mediocre, on the whole). They were probably at their peak in the 1970s when they had better scripts for their BBC TV series.

To me, the funniest comedians are those who are able to be funny without the need for scripts - Peter Cook is an example that springs to mind. He had a natural ability to ad lib and come up with amusing remarks.


02 Mar 07 - 07:20 AM (#1983726)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: The Fooles Troupe

I remember the time Sike Milligan saw that an 'artist' was going to 'electrocute goldfish for art'...

It was on the TV news - he was outside saying that he would put a stop to it - he raced inside and there was the sound of smashing glass - he raced out and said - "NOW! That will stop a stop to that!"

An announcer then said that there was broken glass and goldfish all over the floor....


02 Mar 07 - 09:10 AM (#1983805)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: The Fooles Troupe

Spike ...


02 Mar 07 - 10:01 AM (#1983877)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST

Sid Little


02 Mar 07 - 10:08 AM (#1983892)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: heric

Speaking of scripted: I saw Jay Leno in a smallish club when he was a new rising star. I was sitting off to the side, with a fairly close view. He was so robotic it was creepy. Especially when he pretended to be interacting with hecklers who were very clearly not there.


02 Mar 07 - 11:11 AM (#1983972)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: autolycus

The hairy man/smooth man - wasn't that Alan bennett.


   Not true that Brits will laugh at anything. Most British comedians would fall off their chairs laughing at that idea. Lots Of Brits listen to comedians with arms folded across their chests.

   Can't remember where I heard about some Northern lass saying,about some comedian,"It was all I could do not to laugh."


   The funniest comedy is usually the improvised type - Does the Team Think?;I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (tho' some of that is prob. now scripted);Whose Line is it Anyway;Mock the Week;My Word;the Welles Sweeney Mixture (new on radio 4 some 11p.m. or other.

   Does the Team Think? [late 60s,early 70s] had panellists who were not very funny comedians - Tommy Trinder,Ted Ray,Jimmy Edwards - and sounded like they were funny people.


02 Mar 07 - 11:34 AM (#1983995)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST,Greycap

There was a Northern British guy called Frank Randall, he was supposed to be a comedian. I found him as funny as root canal work. However, Mike & Bernie Winters (already mentioned) come close.


02 Mar 07 - 11:53 AM (#1984012)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Scrump

Some of the people mentioned in this thread are not really what I ]would call comedians. For example, those in the League of Gentlemen are just acting in a comedy drama. I found that funny, but I don't know if any of the cast would be able to do a good stand-up routine.


02 Mar 07 - 12:26 PM (#1984065)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: guitar

any Alternive Comic the reason that they are alternive is because they aren't funny. and I just can't Amercan 'humour' or mordern humour either, but then I'm just a grumpy old fart.


02 Mar 07 - 12:28 PM (#1984067)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: guitar

I'm sorry if I have upest anyone but please these are my views and you don't need to agree with them.


03 Mar 07 - 08:27 AM (#1984804)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Blindlemonsteve

Bernard Manning has been mentioned here, but i think unfairly, as a comedian, he is very good, his comedy timing is perfect, he can say the most mundane thing and make you laugh. that is what a good comedian can do,,,, what i would call into question about Bernard Manning is his material. its from a time passed and thankfully not mainstream anymore. but if you can get passed the ignorant connotations, and listen to him as a judge on comical talent, he is actually very good, shame hes not a couple of generations younger, he would have been great.


04 Mar 07 - 02:22 AM (#1985541)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST,Boab

Seinfeld by miles!


04 Mar 07 - 06:40 AM (#1985626)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: The Walrus

BBC7 is playing a history of radio comedy in a series called "Laughter in the Air".
This week it's the late 1930s & early WW2, (mainly Arthur Askey & Tommy Handley etc.).
I know it's taken out of its social context, but all I can say is, they were so funny I never stopped yawning.

W


04 Mar 07 - 11:26 PM (#1986504)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Phil Cooper

No one's mentioned Carrott Top?


05 Mar 07 - 12:50 AM (#1986544)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: alison

who was the one who hosted "Bullseye"? Jim bowden / bowen or something? he was just awful..........

never liked any of the english ones off "The comedians"

hated "the young ones" and "french & saunders", although most of the same comedians in "the comic strip" did some fantastic stuff - the send ups of Enid Blytons "famous five" books were excellent

give me Dave Allen any day of the week

slainte

alison


05 Mar 07 - 03:54 AM (#1986591)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Charmain

I hear what you are all saying - but it's still Seinfeld


05 Mar 07 - 06:21 AM (#1986687)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: lennice

so, john from sunset coast, the implication is clearly that you think JFK was funny after he died... (sorry, couldn't resist)

I think that just about everybody mentioned ties - including some that folks say they like, like Red Skelton -
Bobcat Goldthwait, Seinfeld, benny hill, bean, jerry lewis, joan rivers, pauly shore, milton berle, don rickles, the list goes on and on - more truly lousy ones than not - but the really good ones are so funny they make up for all the rest - the red green show, george and gracie, richard pryor, bob newhart's telephone conversations...

And although it is verfiable scientific fact that the English have no sense of humor, somehow they managed to produce the funniest man who ever walked the face of the earth - John Cleese.

I didn't know Andrew Dice Clay was supposed to be a comedian.


05 Mar 07 - 07:08 AM (#1986715)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST,Shimrod

"And although it is verfiable scientific fact that the English have no sense of humor,..."

That's rich, coming from a representative of a Nation which produced Robin Williams!!


05 Mar 07 - 07:17 AM (#1986724)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: George Papavgeris

The Goodies - embarassingly awful even in the 70s.
Also: Canon & Ball, Little & Large, the Chuckle Brothers and that whole generation of clapped-out WMC humour.


05 Mar 07 - 08:29 AM (#1986787)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: cetmst

Growing up in the thirties and forties with radio, not to be missed were:
Jack Benny
Easy Aces
Fred Allen
Shows to do homework to:
Not much done to Red Skelton, Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante
More to Fibber McGee and Molly, Amos and Andy
Easily tuned out and more accomplished to The Great Gildersleeve,
    Eddie Cantor
There must have been bad comedians then but either forgotten or never listened to.
Agree with many of the above mentioned bad ones but would further categorize them as dull, narrow, insipid or offensive and would happily turn off Milton Berle, Henny Youngman, Rodney Dangerfield, the Three Stooges, Jerry Lewis, Seinfeld, Mr. Bean, Bennie Hill the Goon Show, Jay Leno (but not Johnny Carson), Woody Allen or Steve Allen for one or the other of the above reasons. I would brook little criticism of Danny Kaye, the Marx Brothers, the Smothers Brothers, Red Skelton, Bob Hope most of the time, Bob Newhart, the cast of Beyond the Fringe, Peter Sellers, Gilda Radnor, Paula Poundstone, Pat Paulsen and probably a few others on a best comedians list.


05 Mar 07 - 09:16 AM (#1986838)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Scrump

give me Dave Allen any day of the week

Agreed :-)


05 Mar 07 - 10:58 AM (#1986965)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST

Sorry, The new wanna be comedians really out stink everybody!

Will Ferrell? Has he done anything that's funny? I mean I haven't even got a clue why he was on SNL.

As far as bad because of his actual shtick it would have to be Andrew Dice Clay *The Diceman*. Archy Bunker was funny with his act twenty years before him. He does the same racist act but just uses profanity.


05 Mar 07 - 01:04 PM (#1987159)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Folkiedave

Of the modern ones there was a guy recently who had a series on the Radio 4 6.30 pm spot. A poor version of Vin Garbutt with no musical talent whatsoever.


06 Mar 07 - 05:02 AM (#1987878)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST,Dáithí

Reeves and Mortimer, anyone? zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


06 Mar 07 - 05:28 AM (#1987902)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Hrothgar

I thought the worst comedian ever was Maggie Thatcher.


06 Mar 07 - 07:38 AM (#1988005)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Scrump

The best comedians are those currently going under the collective name of the New Labour Cabinet. They're absolutely hilarious - catch them while you still can.


06 Mar 07 - 02:51 PM (#1988489)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST,Glasgow Green

Censorship? Where's the tread i sent earlier?


06 Mar 07 - 02:52 PM (#1988491)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST

Worst sense of humour - Ivan the Terible.


06 Mar 07 - 02:55 PM (#1988494)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST,Glasgow Green

Ooops,"Thread" instead of "tread".


06 Mar 07 - 04:22 PM (#1988608)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Songster Bob

It seems to me that there are kinds of comedy, such as physical or stand-up, and eras of comedy, such as radio comedians or TV ones. And then you have the question of ensembles vs. single comedians, story-telling (set jokes) vs. spontaneous, and even good vs. bad presentations.

Jerry Lewis, Adam Sandler, Robin Williams = physical, usually spontaneous, not in a cast.

Red Skelton, Jack Benny, Bob Hope, many others = situational, not often spontaneous, usually with a cast.

Goons, Three Stooges, Marx Bros. = Cast only (interaction more important than one person as "comedian"), very situational (though some members of the group could be brilliant spontaneously).

The era of the comedy show (often combined with variety acts, but not always) was radio and then TV from 1945 to 1975 or so, with everyone from Jack Benny to Burns and Allen to Sid Caesar to Ozzie and Harriet, ending with skit comedians like Carol Burnette and Laugh-in.

Nowadays you get TV shows like "Everybody Loves Raymond" (no, they don't) or "Seinfeld" which must be the least funny "comedy" to ever have more than one season's run.

Off of TV, in clubs, you get stand-up comics and alternative comics and anything-goes comics and who-knows-what comics, and it's really hard to judge these folks unless they appear on TV in "Last Comic Standing" or "Night at the Improv" or some other (usually cable-only) show. Few of these folks have ever impressed me enough to learn their names, though a few have got through my defenses -- some because they have some part of their schtick that makes me itch (Bobcat Goldthwaite and Paul Poundstone, for example, though, once past the weird personal style they can both be funny).

So choosing the least funny among the various kinds of comics is hard work. Hard work, I tell you. Really hard.

So I won't choose one. Or even many. There are some I don't want to see or hear, like Jerry Seinfeld or Woody Allen, some I can take or leave, like Whoopi Goldberg (her early stuff was good, of late she's coasting), and some I seek out, though no name comes to mind.

I do remember one comedian, a stand-up comic, whose act was incredibly funny; unfortunately, I didn't get his name (on one of those cable shows I mentioned). His act consisted of saying, "I don't have enough time to tell the jokes, so I'll just give you the punch lines," followed by the punchlines of meany of the best classic jokes you've ever heard, delivered so fast you can't catch your breath. Your memory supplies the setup and straight-lines, and, despite their age, the jokes work. Now that is pure genius.

Songbob


07 Mar 07 - 08:02 AM (#1989323)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: The Fooles Troupe

cetmst

peter Sellars was the most visible member of The Goon SHow, doing most of the (major) funny voices - accompanied by Milligan who did most of the rest....



btw,


Have you ever seen a comic strip?

it's not a pretty sight....



Oldie but goodie!


07 Mar 07 - 08:22 AM (#1989346)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Ruth Archer

Love the Goons, but find Seagoon v tedious...


07 Mar 07 - 09:06 AM (#1989393)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: The Fooles Troupe

Seagoon - Harry Secombe - was the essential 'point of sanity' around which the whole madness revolved - and even he had difficulty not breaking up at times. While 'Greenslade' is most often remembered as the 'straight announcer', Valentine Dyall - the deep 'horror voice' was IMO, a far better straight (and funnier - like Cleese in his 'straight man' roles) man...
~~~~~~~
If you don't get this one - you must be American...

Bluebottle: What time is it Eccles?
Eccles: Err, just a minute. I've got it written down here on a piece of paper. A nice man wrote the time down for me this morning.
Bluebottle: Then why do you carry it around with you, Eccles?
Eccles: Well, if anybody asks me the time, I can show it to them.
Bluebottle: Wait a minute Eccles, my good man...
Eccles: What is it fellow?
Bluebottle: It's writted on this bit of paper, what is eight o'clock, is writted.
Eccles: I know that my good fellow. That's right. When I asked the fella to write it down, it was eight o'clock.
Bluebottle: Well then, supposing when somebody asks you the time, it isn't eight o'clock?
Eccles: Then I don't show it to them.
Bluebottle: Well how do you know when it's eight o'clock?
Eccles: I've got it written down on a piece of paper!

(the full routine continues, but I don't want to do a complete spoiler...)


07 Mar 07 - 09:31 AM (#1989418)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Scrump

I think Secombe is often underrated in the Goons. As Foolestroupe says, he was the 'straight man' that all the other characters revolved around. If you hear the few episodes made without Secombe present, where he was replaced by other comics, you notice the difference (these were usually because Secombe was ill, or maybe had other commitments).

When Sellers or Milligan was absent and replaced, the difference was not so noticeable, because other actors/comedians would put on the characters' voices and do a reasonable impression of them. 'Neddie Seagoon' was not so easy to imitate, so instead they replaced the character, to the show's detriment.

In one episode, Sellers was absent, and replaced by a few others - none of them individually was able to do all his characters' voices. But in another episode where Milligan was absent at short notice (probably through ill health), Sellers read all Milligan's lines as well as his own, and few people (apart from those present in the studio audience) noticed the difference!


07 Mar 07 - 09:46 AM (#1989435)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: The Fooles Troupe

"I think Secombe is often underrated in the Goons"

'Comics' are ten a penny - now a good 'straight man' is worth his weight in gold... he needs to control himself so as not to 'blow' the punch lines...

btw, a mention above of a comic who just quotes punch lines from jokes, both The Goons (who mainly used 'Service' (Military) Jokes) and Monty Python did that too, but MP also often just ran together several routines which HAD no punchlines....

If you don't know the jokes, then isolated punch lines like 'your turn in the barrel' pass right over your head... :-)


08 Mar 07 - 02:33 AM (#1990222)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Stephen L. Rich

Benny Hill.


08 Mar 07 - 03:25 AM (#1990241)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Ruth Archer

Foolestroupe - I'm American, though I live in the UK (everybody gotta be somewhwere!) and ANY exchange between Bluebottle and Eccles reduces me to tears of laughter in seconds...

I also do a fairly credible Bluebottle impression.


08 Mar 07 - 05:55 AM (#1990305)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Scrump

If you don't know the jokes, then isolated punch lines like 'your turn in the barrel' pass right over your head... :-)

One of the many amusing things about listening to the Goons is to spot these apparently innocuous remarks in the script. The BBC's censorship was pretty draconian in those days, and Milligan enjoyed the game of trying to slip things past them, such as the above punchline quoted by Foolestroupe.

The character Hugh Jampton was introduced for the same reason. He got away with that too. It would be interesting to know what was edited out of the scripts that the censors did spot.


08 Mar 07 - 06:44 AM (#1990326)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: The Fooles Troupe

For the non-British:

Hugh Jampton -> Hampton Wick,

which is rhyming slang for Big D...


08 Mar 07 - 07:47 AM (#1990358)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Ella who is Sooze

ricky gervais for me... just don't get it AT all

or Catherine Tate


08 Mar 07 - 09:44 AM (#1990448)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Scrump

Am I bovvered? Do I look bovvered? Look at my face, do I look bovvered? Am I bovvered, though?

Hmm, I see what you mean.


08 Mar 07 - 09:49 PM (#1991018)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: The Fooles Troupe

"ricky gervais"

Ah - very BLACK (nothing to do with racism!) humour - think Joe Orton (Loot! - although that is not considered as 'black' nowadays as it was when it first appeared, we have accepted it) and many others - in his latest 'Extras' - he manages to turn most of it against himself - and he is showing maturity - acceptance that his life is mostly shit and that most of the people in his life are utter selfish dickheads. In the Office HE was the biggest selfish dickhead.

I also just love how he manages to con people like Ronnie Corbett, David Bowie, Diana Rigg, 'Harry Potter' et. al. into clever cameo roles... :-)


Black humour can be described as the sort of thing that you are unable to stop watching (like a slow motion train wreck), even though you are almost throwing up with disgust, while at the same time almost unable to breathe from laughing too hard.... not for everybody's taste, l know - but also has very clever satire and parody ...


09 Mar 07 - 05:10 AM (#1991205)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Gurney

Growing up, I thought that the Marx Bros were about as funny as a dose of the clap.
However, I knew people who would laugh at a dose of the clap.

Jim Carrey makes me cringe.

For my money, Dave Allen was the best.

Humour is subjective, and I don't like slapstick. Nor clowns.


09 Mar 07 - 08:14 PM (#1992103)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Little Hawk

I really can't stand the Marx Brothers either. Not funny, just very annoying. I keep hoping that someone will punch Groucho. What a jerk.


10 Mar 07 - 04:39 PM (#1992894)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Bill Hahn//\\

Captain Spaulding will never forgive you---here he has hunted Elephant in Alabama because the Tuscaloosa.   

Groucho must be the cornerstone for most of the comics that evolved since==So to this thread I must now quote the good Captain---or possibly Rufus T Firefly---"...hello, hello, I must be going".

Bill Hahn


10 Mar 07 - 09:24 PM (#1993107)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Irish sergeant

i only laugh at doses of the clap when they happen to the creepy people. Worst comedian George W. bush. Neil


11 Mar 07 - 07:16 AM (#1993301)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: The Walrus

Jeremy Hardy can kill any comedy stone dead as far as I'm concerned

I never rated Ben Elton as a comic either *he was slightly better as a writer).

W


11 Mar 07 - 11:00 AM (#1993404)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: guitar

i agree Cathrine Tate, bloody crap


11 Mar 07 - 11:33 AM (#1993418)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T

Only in England will you ever see anything quite as bad as the world's two worst comics teaming up to form the world's worst double act.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you......... "CANNON & BALL". Please take 'em as far away as possible.

Don T.


11 Mar 07 - 12:57 PM (#1993474)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Little Hawk

"How many times must the cannonballs fly, before they're forever banned?"


11 Mar 07 - 10:29 PM (#1993910)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST

Gabe Kaplan


12 Mar 07 - 09:30 PM (#1994964)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: John on the Sunset Coast

A Muslim asked Groucho Marx if he would pray for him. Groucho looked at the audience and said, "In a minaret...if not sooner," and waggled his enormous cigar.


12 Mar 07 - 10:35 PM (#1994991)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko

The Marx Brothers were brilliant. The early films such as Animal Crackers and Horsefeathers are among my favorites of all time. Groucho could adlib better than anyone I ever heard. There is no comparison when they were at the top of their game. Unfortunately, they did keep the act going well past its prime. Avoid Room Service like the plague.


13 Mar 07 - 10:03 AM (#1995337)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Scrump

Avoid Room Service like the plague.

Yes, that's true of many hotels I've stayed in, too :-)


13 Mar 07 - 11:30 AM (#1995433)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Stringsinger

Sharon Silverman. Gross and not funny but kind of cruel.

South Park should be renamed South Fart. Infantile humor.

Seinfeld is bland but better at stand-up.

Milton Berle never got to my funnybone but he was a great showman.

I never really got Abbott and Costello but I admit their show-biz skill.

Don't care for that Andrew Clay Dice guy either.

Don't like the racist humor on some of the so-called country comics today.

Frank Hamilton


13 Mar 07 - 11:34 AM (#1995436)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST,ib48

michael barrymore,never been funny,embarrasing but never funny


14 Mar 07 - 04:43 AM (#1996106)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: GUEST,sally

How come no one said dane cook? Listening to him relationship jokes and sex jokes, with dane, you kind feel like ou heard the jokes before.


14 Mar 07 - 11:49 AM (#1996477)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Scrump

Yeah, Barrymore is crap...


14 Mar 07 - 11:49 AM (#1996478)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: Scrump

...200!


15 Mar 07 - 06:33 AM (#1997306)
Subject: RE: BS: Worst comedian ever?
From: The Fooles Troupe

"South Park should be renamed South Fart. Infantile humor."

Never really got into them much - but did love their 'Underpants Stealing Gnomes' episode...

The Grand Master Plan:

1) Steal Underpants
3) Take over the world

"What's part 2"

"We haven't worked that out yet"...