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Topic: Challenge: The Funniest Comedian in the World
Message: Posted by: landmark (Mar 23, 2014 05:04PM)
Submitted for your approval, my nominee:


Can you top this?
Message: Posted by: landmark (Mar 24, 2014 07:05AM)
No one? I got plenty more, if not...
Oh, wait , I forgot to mention! The person has to be alive!
Message: Posted by: Bob1Dog (Mar 24, 2014 04:10PM)
The following clip shows two of the funniest and most creative comedic geniuses who ever lived. Fortunately one of them is still alive today. Tim Conway. His timing and ad libs are second to none. My opinion.

Message: Posted by: landmark (Mar 24, 2014 04:47PM)
Carol and Tim are great nominees!
Message: Posted by: Theodore Lawton (Mar 24, 2014 06:25PM)
I love Brian Regan!

This is a great full show:

Message: Posted by: acesover (Mar 24, 2014 07:29PM)
Loved Bob Newhart's monologues. They have become dated but this is my favorite.


Always loved his dry humor.
Message: Posted by: frankvomit (Mar 25, 2014 12:30AM)

I love Eddie Izzards Evil animals! not saying he's the funniest in he world but this bit is one of the funiest bits ever!
Message: Posted by: frankvomit (Mar 25, 2014 12:32AM)

try it again
Message: Posted by: mastermindreader (Mar 25, 2014 12:56AM)
One of my all time favorites was, and is, Steve Martin. Here he is on Letterman with his "Singing Balls."

Message: Posted by: Tom Cutts (Mar 25, 2014 01:58AM)
My vote goes to Craig Ferguson. Just flat out the funniest man alive.
Message: Posted by: Mehtas (Mar 25, 2014 03:41AM)
Big fan of Bob Monkhouse here.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Mar 25, 2014 07:38AM)
Lots of fun! Some names there I didn't know about before. Thanks.

BTW the way to embed a youtube video is this:

(youtube) just the number and letters *after* the = sign in the URL goes here (/youtube)

Replace the () above with [] to make it work.

So for example, frankvomit's clip would look like (youtube)WYcnEonB04E(/youtube), again replacing the () with [].
Message: Posted by: frankvomit (Mar 25, 2014 07:57AM)
Yeah sorry about that I guess for the link I just posted to watch it you're going to have to copy the link and paste it in your browser makes it a bit inconvenient but it's not hard.
Message: Posted by: TonyB2009 (Mar 25, 2014 09:44AM)
Tommy Tiernan
Rhod Gilbert
Ben Elton
Ian Stewart
Message: Posted by: tommy (Mar 25, 2014 09:44AM)
Jerry Lewis
Message: Posted by: Chessmann (Mar 27, 2014 09:12AM)
This whole thing is classic - the comedian being the guy who added the sound effects.

The section from 2:21 - 2:37 is best.

Then check out the one that precedes the above, starting at 1:15.

Finally, 3:45 for about 5 seconds :)

Message: Posted by: Slide (Mar 27, 2014 09:43AM)
Jim Gaffigan makes me roll on the floor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-i9GXbptog
Message: Posted by: landmark (Mar 28, 2014 09:48AM)
I can't think of another comic so brilliant at both physical comedy and verbal:

Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Mar 28, 2014 10:11AM)
I had never seen Rowan Atkinson teamed with John Cleese before this: pure dead brill!
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (Mar 30, 2014 10:25AM)
The whole concept is moot.
It's predicated on the subjective question, "What makes you laugh?"
Message: Posted by: yazz (Mar 30, 2014 12:37PM)
Gotta love Rowan Atkinson :)
But my all time favourite comedian has to be Michael McIntyre - Genius!

- Yazz
Message: Posted by: landmark (Mar 30, 2014 05:10PM)
On Mar 30, 2014, Steve_Mollett wrote:
The whole concept is moot.
It's predicated on the subjective question, "What makes you laugh?"
Yes, of course, that's really what I'm asking. It would be nice if people posted links to their faves.
Message: Posted by: Ray Tupper. (Apr 3, 2014 08:02AM)
Billy Connolly......Outstanding !
If you've got fifty minutes to spare watch this.
It's from 1985 and is one of the "Audience with" specials. A performer would be in front of a
mostly celebrity audience.
Anyway....Enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8KJiiuCBV0
Message: Posted by: MaxfieldsMagic (Apr 3, 2014 11:24PM)
My current fave is Bill Burr. Seems like he can improvise on pretty much any topic. Here's one small piece of a recent Conan interview - there's tons more (and probably better) material of his on YouTube:

Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Apr 4, 2014 12:45AM)
This would be the funniest comedian in English, I take it?
Message: Posted by: critter (Apr 4, 2014 01:02AM)

Message: Posted by: critter (Apr 4, 2014 01:44AM)
Message: Posted by: landmark (Apr 4, 2014 05:10AM)
I love those guys, critter.

On Apr 4, 2014, Pop Haydn wrote:
This would be the funniest comedian in English, I take it?
Not necessarily. Go for it, Pop.
Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (Apr 4, 2014 11:30PM)
If we're letting in dead guys...Richard Jeni.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Apr 5, 2014 07:45AM)
I think dead guys deserve their own thread--there are just so many great ones.
Oh, I see Rodney slipped in there...