Your favorite stand up comedians.

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  1. Jeff_Standley

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    Wat are some of your favorite stand up comedians out there today. I love stand up and am always looking for new people to check out.
    My favorites right now are.

    Dane Cook obviously
    Dave Attell Hilarious, very dirty.
    Kathleen Madigan One of the few female comedians that I like alot.
    Jim Gaffigan Surprised he isnt bigger.
    Anthony Clark His TV show is killing his career like Bob Saget did with Full House.
    Brian Regan Wish he would put out a new CD. "The big yellow ones the sun"
    Zach Galifianakis
    Stephen Lynch
    Todd Barry
    John Hefron
     
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    ignore me. I didn't read the "out today" remark.
     
  3. Jeff_Standley

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    List your all time favorites too.
     
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    Paplo Fracisco

    Dane Cook

    Mitch Hedburg gone but not forgotten

    Frank Santorelli ( opened for him in Jan )

    Jim lauletta ( opened for him in may)
     
  5. John Kilduff

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    -"Pretty" Paul Parsons (The guy is tasteless but funny.)

    -Monique Marvez (Hasn't released an album since 2003, but is a great female comedian still.)

    -Brian Regan

    -The late Mitch Hedberg

    -Emo Phillips

    -Jeff Altman

    -Jeff Foxworthy

    -Dave Attell

    -Dave Chappelle

    -Dane Cook

    -Pre-"What Am I Doing In New Jersey?" George Carlin

    -Andrew "Dice" Clay

    -The late Rodney Dangerfield

    -The late Sam Kinison

    -Eddie Izzard

    -Ellen DeGeneres

    -Carlos Mencia

    -Dennis Miller

    -Richard Jeni

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    That's all I've got at the moment.
     
  6. Jeff_Standley

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    I just cant get into his stuff.

    On your list,
    Mitch Hedberg gone before his time definitely.
    Ellen Degeneres another very funny female comedian.
    Dave Chappelle cant believe I forgot him.

    I heard another guy the other day that was really funny but I forgot his name. A real wild jewish name, I'll post it when I remember.[​IMG]
     
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    Jim Gaffigan
    Dom Ireara
    Lewis Black
     
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    Surprised I haven't see this one yet...the top of my list:

    Robert Schimmel

    In fact, I'm going to see him again this Thursday at the DC Improv.

    Second to the top:

    Lewis Black

    Also,
    Dave Attell
    Bobby Slayton
    Bobby Collins
    Dane Cook
    Kathleen Madigan
    Ron White
    Mitch Hedberg
    Sam Kinison
    Chris Rock
    Dennis Miller
    Doug Stanhope
    Suzanne Westenhoffer

    I could go on and on, thanks to XM150.
     
  9. David Williams

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    My choices:

    Eddie Izzard (gold standard)

    The rest:
    Kathy Griffin
    Kathleen Madigan
    (though she was funnier when she was younger)
    Laura Kightlinger
    Wendy Liebman
    (ditto on younger... has she actually written new material in the last decade?)
    Stephen Lynch (funny & singer don't usually go together)
    Margaret Cho (pre-rage-aholic)
    Brett Butler
    Ron White


    And more I'm sure I'm forgetting right now
     
  10. Jeff_Standley

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    Good call.
     
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    My list is not necessarily in any kind of order, and not all of these folks are still alive.

    George Carlin
    Bob Hope
    Johnny Carson
    Henny Youngman
    Bud Abbott and Lou Costello - Who's on First? has yet to be topped
    Eddie Murphy
    Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
    Robin Williams
    Weird Al Yankovic - saw a live show, and he's pretty damned funny even without the music parodies
    Rita Rudner - 50 facts about guys
    Paula Poundstone - especially her cat stories
    Margaret Cho
    Richard Pryor
    Jeff Foxworthy
    Bill Engvall
    Ron White
    (The jury is still out on Larry the Cable Guy - I don't "get" him.)
    T. Bubba Bechtol - another Southern comedian, not as famous as the Blue Collar guys, but pretty damned funny.
    Bob Marley - no, not the Reggae legend, this is a white guy I first saw on MadTV.
    Brett Butler
    Tim Allen
    Wanda Sykes
    Jack Benny
    Chris Rock
    Jon Stewart
    Ellen Degeneres
    Rodney Dangerfield - you can see my favorite quote in my sig
    Sam Kinison
    Gabriel Iglesias [sp?]
    Bruce Bruce
    Kevin "Bloody" Wilson - An Aussie comic/musician filthy but funny!
    Chris Tucker

    There is another comedian I would like to hear, but I don't know his name. I read a comment he had made when I was taking a diversity class in college a few years back. The fellow is Mexican, and the quote that had me laughing so hard was, "I was surprised to find out that Batman WASN'T Mexican. The Batmobile is too nice a car for a white guy!"
     
  12. MarkHastings

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    I'm surprised there's no meniton of Seinfeld????? I was a BIG fan of his ever since his HBO show (WAY before the tv show).

    But as far as "still performing", my friends and I try to see Brian Regan everytime he comes to Boston. He's definitely my favorite. (I've got my ticket for Dec. 3rd - Orpheum Theatre!!!)

    others (as were mentioned):
    Lewis Black
    Ron White
    Ellen Degeneres

    I don't know if he still does stand up, but I was a big fan of Jeffrey Ross. I saw his debut (in-person) on David Letterman.
    AMEN!


    p.s. I know a lot of people like Dane Cook, but for some reason he drive me INSANE! His jokes are funny, but I think it's his "I love myself/I'm hot shit" ego that turns me off too much.
     
  13. Jeff_Standley

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    I know what you mean, I love Dane Cook but for me it's Robin Williams. He's funny as hell sometimes but he is starting to annoy me more and more now.
     
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    Maybe it is there style that bothers you.

    Another note on Dane Cook (who I really like)....prior to me seeing him on an ad for an upcoming tour, I thought he would have LOOKED less than a "punk" than he looked like.

    That probably has to do with his (seemingly) anti-punk jokes. Than again maybe it's what he knows so he can let it flow.

    -Eric, who should have watched the DVDs that cames with his (Cooks) CDs.

    Another quick question:
    What do you guys think of Richard Belzer? I bought his CD ("Another Lone Nut") a couple of days ago and want to know what others think of it.

    Thanks.
     
  15. MarkHastings

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    I saw Dane Cook on this most recent tour and he was less annoying to me, but I was talking more about his first "Comedy Central Presents..." - it seemed like he was trying too hard to be funny. Like I said, his jokes ARE funny, so I found his 'trying too hard' to be a kill-joy. Was he the one who used to do the Ronald Regan impressions (when Regan was pres.) and act like he had alzheimers?? If so, that guy was GREAT! He'd do that joke like: "Ronald Regan is in charge of the nuclear missiles in this country. Ronald Regan is like 80 and has his finger on the 'button' - my grandfather is 80 and we don't even let him use the remote to the tv." [​IMG]
     
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    Richard Lewis- I saw him live this year and the set was short, but hilarious
    Greg Giraldo
    Marc Maron

    Dane Cook is kind of annoying, but he has some good material, so I watch his stuff.

    Jim Gaffigan: "I've never heard of me either."
     
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    Adam Ferrara - I've probably seen his "Comedy Central presents...." six times, but it still leaves me in stitches.

    Lewis Black [​IMG]

    Bill Engvall - his "family" and everyday observational stuff was hilarious [​IMG] ...before he went all blue collar/redneck all the time. [​IMG]

    Ellen Degeneres

    Steven Wright
     
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    Another vote for Robert Schimmel
     
  19. John Kilduff

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    I had forgotten Steve Martin, Richard Belzer and Robert Schimmel.

    I would also like to add Mary Ellen Hooper to the list as well. I really like her routine about surviving a car wreck. Rhonda Shear was a pretty good comedienne as well (she now mainly does work on one of the shopping networks...I forget which.)

    Also, the "Reagan's 80 and he has his finger on the button" joke was done by Dennis Miller, who used the joke on the first "Comic Relief" back in '86, as well as his "Off-White Album" 2 years later.

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    Oh, and Jimmie "J.J" Walker did some good stuff back in the 70s.
     
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    Steven Wright
     

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