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    [QUOTE=Untouchable]The Top 5 best comedians ever:

    1. Richard Pryor
    2. Dave Chappelle
    3. George Carlin
    4. Chris Rock
    5. Eddie Murphy[/QUOTE]
    Chapelle #2 of all time? Come on man. What about Woody Allen? What about Sam Kinison? Rodney Dangerfield? Bill Cosby? Steve Martin?

    All those guys were innovators, they paved the way so guys like Chappelle could do the jokes that he's able to do.

    I can understand that top 5 from a personal preference POV, but not "best comedians ever."

    Comedy Central ranked the top 100 recently, the top 5 were:

    1. Richard Pryor
    2. George Carlin
    3. Lenny Bruce
    4. Woody Allen
    5. Chris Rock

    My personal top 5 would be:

    1. Sam Kinison
    2. Chris Rock
    3. Eddie Murphy
    4. Rodney Dangerfield
    5. Cedric the Entertainer (I know, a lot of people hate his comedy, but I love it. "I'm a grown a$$ man dawg.")

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    [QUOTE=RutgersJetFan]Chapelle #2 of all time? Come on man. What about Woody Allen? What about Sam Kinison? Rodney Dangerfield? Bill Cosby? Steve Martin?

    All those guys were innovators, they paved the way so guys like Chappelle could do the jokes that he's able to do.

    I can understand that top 5 from a personal preference POV, but not "best comedians ever."

    Comedy Central ranked the top 100 recently, the top 5 were:

    1. Richard Pryor
    2. George Carlin
    3. Lenny Bruce
    4. Woody Allen
    5. Chris Rock

    My personal top 5 would be:

    1. Sam Kinison
    2. Chris Rock
    3. Eddie Murphy
    4. Rodney Dangerfield
    5. Cedric the Entertainer (I know, a lot of people hate his comedy, but I love it. "I'm a grown a$$ man dawg.")[/QUOTE]

    I hate Woody Allen. The guy just whines all the time.

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    [QUOTE=Untouchable]I hate Woody Allen. The guy just whines all the time.[/QUOTE]
    Did you ever see "Bananas?"

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    [QUOTE=RutgersJetFan]Albert Brooks- Rewriting the national anthem, if you've never heard it it's one of the all-time comedy bits.
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    Looks like Johnny Cash isn't the only thing passed down athe RJF Ranch. I have that whole album and it is older than dirt (and 11 years younger tna me...) ALbert Brooks is truly a funny guy.

    As a New York/LA Jew, he tells a funny story about opening for Richie Havens in San Antonio (right after Woodstock) He's about to go onstage...

    <crowd chanting and stamping>[I]"Richie, Richie, Richie, Richie..."[/I]

    <stagehand>"Your name Richie?"

    <Brooks> "No..."




    <stagehand>Theyre gonna [I]kill[/I] you...

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    [QUOTE=WCO]Looks like Johnny Cash isn't the only thing passed down athe RJF Ranch. I have that whole album and it is older than dirt (and 11 years younger tna me...) ALbert Brooks is truly a funny guy.

    As a New York/LA Jew, he tells a funny story about opening for Richie Havens in San Antonio (right after Woodstock) He's about to go onstage...

    <crowd chanting and stamping>[I]"Richie, Richie, Richie, Richie..."[/I]

    <stagehand>"Your name Richie?"

    <Brooks> "No..."




    <stagehand>Theyre gonna [I]kill[/I] you...[/QUOTE]

    Actually what my dad passed down to me in terms of comedy is really Sam Kinison. Even when I was in middle school, he used to play Kinison albums all the time when my mom wasn't around.

    I always liked the Willie Nelson bit he did.

    "See the problem is he thought he owed TEXAS. And what happened was the IRS came up to him and said, "no no Willie, you owe TAXES, not Texas."

    That, and the gay terminator bit off of "Live from Hell" always absolutely killed me. That whole album in fact, it might be the funniest comedy album ever IMO.

    Carlin's "A Place for my Stuff" is one of my all-time favorites as well. And any old Robert Klein album, the ones he used to make before he went absolutely insane and became just a goofy guy. People forget how funny he was back in the day, some of his old albums are just about as funny as anything else ever made.
    Last edited by RutgersJetFan; 07-19-2006 at 01:23 AM.

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    [QUOTE=New York Mick]I hate that racist ****, he should have stayed lost.[/QUOTE]

    Im not a big Chapelle fan either. I think hes alright, but i dont think hes nearly as funny as everyone else makes him out to be. George Carlin puts rings around him. As far as a standup show, i thought that Kevin James one "Sweatin the Small Stuff" a few years back was hilarious, but its the only thing ive seen by him besides King of Queens.

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    [QUOTE=TimBalls19]Dave Chapelle. How can a person even make something like this up?


    [URL=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JOmfwJ6wxQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JOmfwJ6wxQ[/URL]

    contains a bit of profanity[/QUOTE]
    Thanks. It was OK but compared to someone like the late Sam Kinison it's not even close. Much better routines out there.

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    [QUOTE=Untouchable]The Top 5 best comedians ever:

    1. Richard Pryor
    2. Dave Chappelle
    3. George Carlin
    4. Chris Rock
    5. Eddie Murphy[/QUOTE]

    Andy Kaufman
    Jack Benny
    George Carlin
    Chris Rock
    Jerry Seinfeld

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    Wow...no one said Robin Williams

    His standup stuff is the win!!

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    Robin Williams is great, you can't keep up with the jokes, rapid fire!

    Bill Cosby had some great stuff in the 60's, using a chair as a prop for a toilet doing a drunk barfing skit. Also he had a good caveman skit with the sabre tooth tigers. Some of you old timers may remember. :)

    Almost forgot some of my other favorites........Lewis Black, Ron White and Larry the CableGuy.......... :yes:
    Last edited by chesapeakejet; 07-19-2006 at 09:04 AM.

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    [QUOTE=LIDeadHead]Wow...no one said Robin Williams

    His standup stuff is the win!![/QUOTE]

    His bit on how the game of golf was invented from the HBO show he did a few years back would definitely be in my top ten comic bits ever.

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    ... funny clip - not the best of all-time, but funny none-the-less ...




    l_j_r

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    'tis a shame that no one has mentioned Bill Hicks.

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    Sam Kinison in his prime. The best!

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    [QUOTE=FoxboroFanatic2]Sam Kinison in his prime. The best![/QUOTE]
    :yes:

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    [QUOTE=FoxboroFanatic2]Sam Kinison in his prime. The best![/QUOTE]

    SK was one of my top 3 of all time for sure. The man died way too young. Hit head-on by a drunk driver. For those of you too young to have seen him live, definitely go rent a tape or DVD of his stuff. You will not be disappointed.

    I also think that Robin Williams stand-up is great. I don't like his movies much, but as a stand-up he is right up there. Eddie Murphy in his prime was outstanding too.

    RIP Sam- The world of comedy misses you!

    [IMG]http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f61/greenhanzo/kinnison.jpg[/IMG]

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    [QUOTE=Green Hanzo]SK was one of my top 3 of all time for sure. The man died way too young. Hit head-on by a drunk driver. For those of you too young to have seen him live, definitely go rent a tape or DVD of his stuff. You will not be disappointed.

    I also think that Robin Williams stand-up is great. I don't like his movies much, but as a stand-up he is right up there. Eddie Murphy in his prime was outstanding too.

    RIP Sam- The world of comedy misses you!

    [IMG]http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f61/greenhanzo/kinnison.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]
    I liked him in "Back to School" as the history prof. "Say it, SAY IT!!!!"

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    [QUOTE=chesapeakejet]I liked him in "Back to School" as the history prof. "Say it, SAY IT!!!!"[/QUOTE]

    Oh man, they dont make them like Sam anymore. He originally was a preacher!

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    No love for Lenny Bruce?? Or Bob Hope,George Burns and Gracie Allen,Lucille Ball,Carroll Burnett? Well at least no one said Gallagher! :yes:

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    Kinison was great....

    Another old time comic who is hilarious in person is Don Rickles.

    I saw him at the Desert Inn about 7-8 years ago, and I never laughed so hard.

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