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Your Top Comedians?

Post by FactualFrank » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:53 pm

Who do you think are the funniest current comedians?

Been to see Josh Widdicombe twice, in Leeds and Harrogate. Very very funny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40xTTUMwoRY

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by mill hill claret » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:55 pm

Gary george ..benidorm 😁

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Post by Vintage Claret » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:57 pm

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by bobinho » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:58 pm

Lee Mack is very funny, as is Sean Locke and joe Wilkinson.

Opposite end of the scale for me are Miranda and Michael McIntyre.

Yeah, I’m going Lee Mack.

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by FactualFrank » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:01 pm

bobinho wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:58 pm
Lee Mack is very funny, as is Sean Locke and joe Wilkinson.

Opposite end of the scale for me are Miranda and Michael McIntyre.

Yeah, I’m going Lee Mack.
Sounds like we like the same sort of humour.

Recommendations: Not Going Out, 2 and a half men (with Charlie Sheen), Married with Children, Impractical Jokers.

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by The Enclosure » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:04 pm

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by BurnleyFC » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:06 pm

Frankie Boyle is brilliant (and very offensive) on occasions.

Sean Lock and Kevin Bridges are great too.
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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by bobinho » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:08 pm

I enjoy sarcasm frank, and quick wit. Lee Mack has that nailed. Not going out is excellent. I’ll check the others out cheers frank.

I don’t normally like the kind of comedy that joe Wilkinson does, but he’s the exception. Very funny indeed. 8 out of ten cats does countdown is fantastic. Best comedy show on telly for me.
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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by FactualFrank » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:09 pm

BurnleyFC wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:06 pm
Frankie Boyle is brilliant (and very offensive) on occasions.

Sean Lock and Kevin Bridges are great too.
Yeah I like those too. With Bridges his accent goes a long way to making him sound funnier. He just randomly rolls off the lines. Sean Lock is someone who is old fashioned, in a funny way. Takes the **** out of the youth of today.

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by FactualFrank » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:11 pm

bobinho wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:08 pm
I enjoy sarcasm frank, and quick wit. Lee Mack has that nailed. Not going out is excellent. I’ll check the others out cheers frank.

I don’t normally like the kind of comedy that joe Wilkinson does, but he’s the exception. Very funny indeed. 8 out of ten cats does countdown is fantastic. Best comedy show on telly for me.
If you like the link in my OP, he's worth going to see. Josh Widdicombe. Very funny and I only like comedians if I'm laughing all the way through.

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by Vino blanco » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:16 pm

Lee Mack is a big Blackburn Rovers fan ( seriously) so he needs a sense of humour.

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by conyoviejo » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:17 pm

The Enclosure wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:04 pm
Peter Kay
Where is he nowadays? Seems to have disappeared of the face of the earth.

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by fidelcastro » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:20 pm

A bit too crude for some, but Jimmy Carr's deadpan stand up material is hilarious.

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by Rileybobs » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:25 pm

Stewart Lee and Ricky Gervais are two of my favourite stand ups of recent times. I saw James Acaster’s stand up about a year ago and wasn’t expecting to like it but found him very good.

Not a stand up, but I’d love to be pals with Bob Mortimer. Just a naturally hilarious person who tells a great story.

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by TVC15 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:26 pm

Seen Lee Mack live four times - including the first time I saw him at Mechanics when because only around 50 tickets were sold he took us all out of the main room and into the bar area and set up chairs for us. He was brilliant !

Loads of comedians I like - Peter Kay, Frank Skinner, Frankie Boyle, Rhod Gilbert and many more. Seen them all live too - many of them a number times.
Saw Ben Elton live many years ago at Blackburn and that was one of the funniest live shows I’ve ever seen.

One of the best recent ones I’ve seen is Russell Kane - would highly recommend anyone who has not seen his live stand up.

One of the worst live gigs I’ve seen was Stephen Amos at the Lowry. Proper chip on his shoulder and hated Burnley which he mentioned lots in his very unfunny routine !

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:26 pm

Frankie Boyle.

Dave Chappelle

Chris Rock

Kevin Hart

Bill Burr

Wanda Sykes

Billy Connolly

Lee Evans

Ricky Gervais

Lee Mack

Russell Howard

Jack Whitehall.

I can't remember the rest that I like, but I do tend to prefer American comedians

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by FactualFrank » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:26 pm

Rileybobs wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:25 pm
Stewart Lee and Ricky Gervais are two of my favourite stand ups of recent times. I saw James Acaster’s stand up about a year ago and wasn’t expecting to like it but found him very good.

Not a stand up, but I’d love to be pals with Bob Mortimer. Just a naturally hilarious person who tells a great story.
Watch, "Would I Lie To You" - Bob Mortimer is bloody hilarious.

Stewart Francis, very funny - he's like Tim Vine with the puns.
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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by Rileybobs » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:28 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:26 pm
Watch, "Would I Lie To You" - Bob Mortimer is bloody hilarious.

Stewart Lee, very funny - he's like Tim Vine with the puns.
Yeah I’ve seen every episode of WILTY to my knowledge, and he’s by far the best guest. His stories are ridiculous. Lee Mack is also very good on it.

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by Swizzlestick » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:29 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:26 pm
Watch, "Would I Lie To You" - Bob Mortimer is bloody hilarious.

Stewart Lee, very funny - he's like Tim Vine with the puns.
I think that’s Stewart Francis with the puns.

Stewart Lee my fave too - saw him live in Preston a few years back and he was brilliant.

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by Vino blanco » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:31 pm

The late Tommy Cooper was the funniest person I have seen doing a live show in my life . Having said that I haven't seen any of the modern comedians live, so can't really comment: however, if they are half as funny as Tommy Cooper then they are very good indeed.

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by TVC15 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:33 pm

Rileybobs wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:25 pm
Stewart Lee and Ricky Gervais are two of my favourite stand ups of recent times. I saw James Acaster’s stand up about a year ago and wasn’t expecting to like it but found him very good.

Not a stand up, but I’d love to be pals with Bob Mortimer. Just a naturally hilarious person who tells a great story.
I love Bob Mortimer - one of the genuinely funniest people I have ever seen.
Love Steve Coogan too who is not strictly stand up either but he’s done for me some of the best comedy shows and characters in my lifetime.
Similar theme Paul Whitehouse and Harry Enfield both very funny and great comic performers and writers.

American wise likes of Eddie Murphy, Richard Prior and Robin Williams were all genius stand ups. Mel Brooks was a genius too.
More recently in terms of writers and actors I love Larry David - Curb your Enthusiasm is one of the funniest things ever made for me. And a new series has been commissioned for any fans.

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by FactualFrank » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:33 pm

Swizzlestick wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:29 pm
I think that’s Stewart Francis with the puns.

Stewart Lee my fave too - saw him live in Preston a few years back and he was brilliant.
Yeah you're spot on with that. Francis.

I think the downside to puns with Stewart Francis and Tim Vine is the duration. It starts off funny, but quickly tires out.

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by FactualFrank » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:35 pm

TVC15 wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:33 pm
American wise likes of Eddie Murphy, Richard Prior and Robin Williams were all genius stand ups. Mel Brooks was a genius too.
More recently in terms of writers and actors I love Larry David - Curb your Enthusiasm is one of the funniest things ever made for me. And a new series has been commissioned for any fans.
Not sure if you've seen it, but I think one of the funniest ever films is "See No Evil, Hear No Evil"

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by fidelcastro » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:35 pm

Unless I just missed them... Stewart Lee doesn't really do puns :?

He's funny though.

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by Pstotto » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:48 pm

My top comedian? Good sense and sensibility...

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Post by FactualFrank » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:52 pm

fidelcastro wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:35 pm
Unless I just missed them... Stewart Lee doesn't really do puns :?

He's funny though.
See above.
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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by TVC15 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:53 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:35 pm
Not sure if you've seen it, but I think one of the funniest ever films is "See No Evil, Hear No Evil"
Yes very funny. If you like that watch a couple of their earlier films Stir Crazy and Silver Streak - even better IMHO.
Gene Wilder is in my favourite comedy film ever - Young Frankenstein - written / produced by Mel Brooks.

Read Gene Wilders autobiography a few years ago which was really interesting
Wilder and Richard Prior were brilliant together but very different people. Prior was a womaniser, alcoholic and heroin addict. Wilder was a classically trained actor and fell into playing comedy roles. Amazing that 2 people so different can have such brilliant comic chemistry together....just shows that a lot of comedians are great actors too (or vice versa !)

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Post by Pstotto » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:56 pm

I dread to think of Marty Feldman reading Gene Wilder's autobiography...

No wonder Rick Mayall died of a fit.

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by claret2018 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:57 pm

Vic and Bob, Mel Brooks, Stewart Lee, Larry David

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by FactualFrank » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:59 pm

TVC15 wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:53 pm
Yes very funny. If you like that watch a couple of their earlier films Stir Crazy and Silver Streak - even better IMHO.
Gene Wilder is in my favourite comedy film ever - Young Frankenstein - written / produced by Mel Brooks.

Read Gene Wilders autobiography a few years ago which was really interesting
Wilder and Richard Prior were brilliant together but very different people. Prior was a womaniser, alcoholic and heroin addict. Wilder was a classically trained actor and fell into playing comedy roles. Amazing that 2 people so different can have such brilliant comic chemistry together....just shows that a lot of comedians are great actors too (or vice versa !)
Watched Stir Crazy and Silver Streak. Sounds like we both have an excellent sense of humour.

Funniest scene ever is when Gene Wilder is "blacked up" - probably wouldn't get away with it now, but his dancing and going through passport control(?)... one of the funniest things I've ever watched.

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by Greenmile » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:04 pm

Stewart Lee, Daniel Kitson, James Acaster, Jim Jeffries, Richard Herring

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by Jambounchained » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:04 pm

Probably James Acaster for me at the minute. His 4 or 5 shows on Netflix are superb.

His book is also worth a read.

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Post by Vegas Claret » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:05 pm

whoever designed the strip Man Utd are playing in tonight

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Post by Sheedyclaret » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:07 pm

Richard pryor

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by Woodleyclaret » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:08 pm

Peter Kay by a mile

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by Pstotto » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:12 pm

"They have posh bread in Bolton, don't they?"

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by Pstotto » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:14 pm

'There's the church, there's the people, look inside and see Fred Dibnah'.

No thanks.

It might work in Bolton, but not for me.

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by joey13 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:56 pm

The one and only Bill Hicks

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by DCWat » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:03 pm

Pstotto wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:14 pm
'There's the church, there's the people, look inside and see Fred Dibnah'.

No thanks.

It might work in Bolton, but not for me.
Have you tried stand up, Pstotto?

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by Wellsy1882 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:04 pm

Jerry Sadowicz

The guy called out Jimmy Saville before he was exposed too

If you can torrent his total abuse show its genius
Not much of him online anywhere
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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by jdrobbo » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:06 pm

Tim Vine and Steve Coogan

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by FactualFrank » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:06 pm

DCWat wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:03 pm
Have you tried stand up, Pstotto?
A bit uncalled for. I don't think his posts are my cup of tea, but no need to have a pop at him.

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by Leyland Claret » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:16 pm

Tim Vine, Lee Mack,Steve Coogan (as Alan Partridge) and recently, which has surprised myself, I am warming to Michael McIntyre

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by DCWat » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:16 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:06 pm
A bit uncalled for. I don't think his posts are my cup of tea, but no need to have a pop at him.
That’s just not factual, Frank.

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by bfcjg » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:18 pm

Jim Bowen, Bernard Manning, Frank Carson Eddie Large, all dead funny; apart from Eddie Large who's just dead.

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by Pstotto » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:19 pm

"You don't get an ASBO in Bolton, you get an ASDA".

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by boatshed bill » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:20 pm

For me comedy has just become an endless trail of "stand-up" acts, basically telling me what I already see only a bit funnier in delivery.

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by Pstotto » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:22 pm

Sit down, shut up.

Sit down, shut up.

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by HahaYeah » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:23 pm

Another fan of Tim Vine here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCn9lkazxjk

Many moons ago when I was a mere lurker - someone here asked about this guy, a comedian with an unusual act, back in the 80s.Roy Jay.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxWHy4f9W30 :geek:

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Re: Your Top Comedians?

Post by FactualFrank » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:25 pm

I like Tim Vine, too. Very funny.

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