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Who in the world of comedy, cracks you up the most?

 

Ok...Rules are:

 

List FIVE only .... but post only ONE Youtube video, of your favourite comedy moment.

 

I'll kick off the proceedings.

 

My five are:

 

Steve Coogan

Ricky Gervaise

Rik Mayall

Rowan Atkinson

George Carlin

 

And my Video of choice is: (and it was a very tough choice)

Is Ricky Gervaise...I just think he was a real breath of fresh air..he wrote and starred in the series...and I just thought the whole series was sublimely funny

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNiPtCST3zw&feature=related

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Tough.

 

I know when I list these, I'll think of something I've missed.

 

The funniest program / series I remember which resonated best with my age and broke new ground was Not the Nine O'clock news.

 

Then there was the Young Ones of course which was brilliant, though I didn't care for Alexei Sayle.

 

Red Dward certainly had it's moments too, especially in the old days, and you can't leave out Bottom.

 

But my funniest edition of any comedy series has to be Blackadder Goes Forth, Private Plane. The one with Rick Malal as the pilot. Peerless.

 

I'm not a fan of Mr Bean, but all the same Rowan Atkinson is a comedy genius.

 

So, the list -

 

Rowan Atkinson. Blackadder.

Rick Mayal. Bottom.

Leslie Neilson. Naked Gun.

John Cleese. Fawlty Towers.

..... And a nostalgic soft spot for Eric Morecambe. Eric and Ernie.

 

 

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Well now Widowmaker, there's a nearly impossible question to answer the same on any given day, (at least for me). There are sooooo many outstandingly funny comedians and comedic moments over the the years. However, right now, I will go with the following list, (subject to change with my mood):

 

John Cleese (with or without the Python Boys)

Groucho Marx

Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry (as a team)

Bob Newhart

Jon Stewart

 

And here is my clip of choice, (again, at the moment):

 

Groucho Marx, Bigamy

 

 

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Great thread Widow. As with Lou, my list might be different tomorrow but I won't change my mind on Benny Hill.

 

1) Benny Hill

2) Rodney Dangerfield (Caddyshack)

3) John Ratzenberger (Cheers)

4) Michael Richards (Seinfeld)

5) John Cleese

 

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I can't decide but I do have a top-5 in no particular order, and 3 of them are groups

 

Peter Sellers

 

Rodney Dangerfield

 

Laurel and Hardie

 

The Stooges

 

The Pythons

 

 

 

 

 

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There are so many its kinda what ever is playing at the time but I always go back to this lot

 

Rick Emerson the Rickemerson show

The stooges

Sam Kinison

Mitch Hedberg

"are you being served" cast

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This was easy...just had to make some minor cut n paste changes to BH's:

 

Peter Sellers - The Pink Panther series endures to this day.

 

Sam Kinnison - Probably the only person on earth that has made me laugh at loud.

 

The Black Adder guy - Dunno his name but funny series.

 

The Stooges (with Curly of course)

 

The Pythons - Life of Brian is still one of my favorite movies.

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1. Laurel and Hardy

2. The Marx Brothers

3. Blackadder

4. Month Python's Flying Circus

5. Father Ted

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Very difficult, WM. There are so many and it depends what mood I'm in but among my favourites are:

 

John Cleese as Basil Fawlty

 

Rowan Atkinson as Blackadder

 

Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau

 

Billy Connoly

 

The Python team

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Wow, that's a tough one to narrow down. I guess I like both physical comedy as well as "wordsmanship". As with others, in no particular order:

 

The Three Stooges

Mel Brooks

George Carlin

Peter Sellers

Abbot and Costello

 

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Some really interesting replies...with many of the same names coming up.

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Spike Milligan - the Goons

Peter Sellers - the Goons

Harry Secombe ('Sir Cumference') - the Goons

John Cleese - Fawlty Towers

John Cleese - with the Python Crew

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:yikes:Marx Bros

Peter Sellers ( Pink Panther Films)

Benny Hill

Python Team

Mel Brooks

But I also have to mention Jack Lemmon as Professor Fate

 

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Favourite shows or comedians are...

 

Ernie Bilko (& Dobermann, Col Hall & Ritzik. ooo, ooo!)

 

Alf Garnett

 

Steptoe & Son

 

Mr Bean

 

and the great Tommy Cooper

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Rowan Atkinson

Billy Connolly

John Cleese

Ronnie Barker

David Jason

 

The fourth and fifth were a magnificent team, shame they didn't work together more.

 

And favourite clip goes to David Jason, absolute perfection...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la0f0pJOIXs&feature=related

 

A truly classic clip, Dej. I always end up laughing before it happens.

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It is indeed..a sublime moment!...and rings true for every guy, who's ever tried to pull in a Bar! :lol:

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Hmm. Very tough. I think my top 5, in no particular order would have to be:

 

Stewart Lee

 

Father Ted

 

A little known Briddish series called Early Doors

 

Frasier - the wit is astounding

 

Ted Chippington

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There is really krap in Canada for comedies and or comedians, so my favorite comedian is Rowan Atkinson, and favorite comedy show is Episode of Absolutely Fabulous those crazy broads are hilarious.

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What can a man contribute here, who comes from the desert lands of humour?

 

My first choice is like the Beatles for music - you heard/saw them too often to remember,

how good they actually were.

 

1. Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy

2. Monty Python's F. C.

3. Peter Sellers

4. The Blackadder team

5. Loriot

 

I guess, most of you wouldn't know the last name - he was a German humourist,

who died only recently. Rest in peace, Loriot!

I picked this scetch, because it can be understood without knowing the language.

He plays a salesman, who has to wait for his customers a little.

His last line is: "The picture hangs wrong..."

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsiaPcLHusA&feature=related

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Apart from Laurel and Hardy being in my No1 spot the rest are in no particular order.

 

1. Laurel and Hardy.

2. Norman Wisdom.

3. George Formby.

4. Alan Partridge (more recent, all time favourite comedy character which is pure genius)

5. Morcombe and Wise.

6. Peter Sellers

7. Alistair Simms.(not comedian as such but some great film roles)

8. Lee Evans (when ever I've seen a performance on TV it's always been excellent which is rare these days)

9. Mrs Brown (great TV show at the moment)

10. Bill Bailey.

11. Steptoe and Son.

12. Spike Milligan

13. When I was around 7 to 12 I loved Harold Lloyd. (pair of glasses and a smile)

 

One thing I have noticed over the years that it's very, very rare you get a funny female comedian...even ones that are raved about usually fail to make me laugh.

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You're not looking hard enough!

 

Have a listen to BBC Radio 4 and you'll hear plenty of extremely funny female comedians. R4 is the crucible for so much superb comedy that it surprises me that many people appear to not have heard of it, and of the talent it's sprung - Steve Coogan (above) being just one of many.

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I disagree...I've heard plenty of female stand ups over the years and they are rarely funny. Thing is even my ex wife used to same the same thing. One recently on the Apollo who apparently is supposed to be this rising female comedian and also getting big in the States just wasn't funny...yet the crowd where laughing...takes alot for me to laugh anyway...so maybe I'm a harsh critique...but I know I could do a funnier act than most female stand ups.

 

Just women don't do comedy well especially stand up. Their just not that good at it comapred to men. Most likely because we never grow up.

 

Just look at our lists here..all men pretty much except Jennifer Saunders and Dawn french (who are now also spent up and not that funny anymore). I loved Comic Strip when I was alot younger...though watching the repeats it's dire...except the Miners Strike one.

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