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Subject: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: JamieMcBain on 12/13/04 at 10:29 am

My vote is for Bob Newhart.

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: Tanya1976 on 12/13/04 at 10:49 am

Bill Cosby followed by Lenny Bruce

Tanya

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: Elvis on 12/13/04 at 11:00 am

Robin Williams is a genius #1 with  Bill Cosby a close second and Richard Pryor even though trash mouthed was very funny. Larry the Cable Guy ain't too bad either.  Hey Tanya, long time - no debate.

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: zcrito on 12/13/04 at 11:22 am

Great list, Jamie.
If you ever get a chance check out a 1984 movie called "The Great Standups". It covers and shows clips of comedians like those and others going all the way back to the early '40s.

I like all of them on the list EXCEPT Lenny Bruce -- I think he's overrated. Never really cared for him.

And don't forget Dick Gregory. He was good too, and Woody Allen, and...

;D

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: bj26 on 12/13/04 at 11:31 am

Funniest thing I've seen in a long time, the Gap Girls:

Lucy.....Adam Sandler
Kristy.....David Spade
Boss.....Chris Farley
Missy.....Sara Gilbert
Tammy.....Rob Schneider

Oh S, if it has to be 70s I'll say Bud Cort and Paul Williams.

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: Howard on 12/13/04 at 6:08 pm

George Carlin
Bill Cosby
Don Rickles


Howard

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: Tanya1976 on 12/13/04 at 6:52 pm


Robin Williams is a genius #1 with  Bill Cosby a close second and Richard Pryor even though trash mouthed was very funny. Larry the Cable Guy ain't too bad either.   Hey Tanya, long time - no debate.


Bring it on, Elvis!!!!!

Ha!

Tanya

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: ElDuderino on 12/13/04 at 7:15 pm

Out of the ones nominated, Bob Newhart no contest. Good, thoughtful, cerebral comedy. Plus he was my grandapa's favorite.  8)

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: Rio_Rhodes on 12/14/04 at 12:09 am

Bill Cosby. :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: Howard on 12/14/04 at 5:52 pm

Bill Cosby
Robin Williams


Howard

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: RockandRollFan on 12/14/04 at 7:03 pm

Bob Newhart...I really enjoyed him as well as BOTH of his shows :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/14/04 at 7:39 pm

There are a bunch on this list that I abolutely love like Bill Cosby, Jack Benny, and George Burns-but I voted for other: STEVE ALLEN!!




Cat

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: AL-B on 12/15/04 at 12:02 am

I voted for Bill Cosby.  My parents had one of his records when I was a kid, and I'd get a real kick out of it.

Honorable mention: Redd Foxx


Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: mandamoo on 12/15/04 at 4:38 am

Others: The Goonies

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: Howard on 12/16/04 at 2:48 pm

Bill Cosby.I remember 21 years ago he had made a comedy film entitled "Himself" in 1983. ;D


Howard

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: zcrito on 12/16/04 at 5:02 pm


Bill Cosby.I remember 21 years ago he had made a comedy film entitled "Himself" in 1983. ;D


Howard


I'm glad someone else knows about it.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0083652/

It's probably one of the funniest "movies" to come out in the '80s.
;)

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: AL-B on 12/17/04 at 1:42 am


Bill Cosby.I remember 21 years ago he had made a comedy film entitled "Himself" in 1983. ;D


Howard
Is that the one when he talks about going to the dentist?

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/17/04 at 11:03 am

I LOVE some of Bill Cosby's stuff. "It's the Lord, Noah." "Right."  The one I like (I am abbreviating so I don't offend anyone but if you have heard it, you know what I am talking about.)  "No, I'm G.D. He's J.C."




Cat

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: Howard on 12/17/04 at 6:41 pm


Is that the one when he talks about going to the dentist?


he also discusses Natural Childbirth and Chocolate Cake.It's pretty funny.I'd recommend it. ;D


Howard

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: Howard on 12/17/04 at 6:43 pm

http://www.gothamcomedyclub.com/images/mason2.gif

Mr.Jackie Mason ;D


Howard

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: AL-B on 12/17/04 at 9:12 pm


he also discusses Natural Childbirth and Chocolate Cake.It's pretty funny.I'd recommend it. ;D


Howard
Yeah, I think I remember the childbirth bit. "One, two, three, four...PUUUUUUUSHHH! PUUUUUUUSSHH!" :D

I also recommend some of Redd Foxx's albums. Before he became famous as Fred Sanford, he made a lot of "blue" comedy records back in the 50's. While tame by today's standards, they're still really funny.

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/04 at 10:40 am

From the given list I prefer Woody Allen especially his cinema material during the seventies

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: PrettyInPink on 12/19/04 at 8:19 pm

Bill Cosby

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: Howard on 12/20/04 at 7:00 pm

George Carlin


Howard

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: moonlightmaiden on 12/21/04 at 6:36 pm

Robin Williams and Bob Newhart. I wish they would bring back the Bob Newhart Show or Newhart on TV Land.

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: hot_wax on 12/27/04 at 2:01 am


My vote is for Bob Newhart.


Jamie, back in the 50's Ernie Kovacs was ahead of his time with his humor, I think he was best then.

Sandy Becker was always made me laugh too....Sandy WHO?...someone out there must remember his show.

Soupy Sales was the best in the 60's...with White Fang, Black Tooth and his others characters.

George Carlin and Rodney Dangerfield are and were the Masters of the trade and Cris Rock is getting up to their status if not there already. 


Hot Wax 

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/27/04 at 3:02 am


Robin Williams and Bob Newhart. I wish they would bring back the Bob Newhart Show or Newhart on TV Land.


Of course, Robin Williams and Mel Brooks have been successful in making me laugh.

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: tertym on 12/27/04 at 1:02 pm

Jonathan Winters was my favorite, but Red Skelton, Jackie Gleeson and Redd Fox were all great.   :D

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: Howard on 12/27/04 at 3:52 pm

George Burns
Don Rickles
Jerry Seinfeld( I don't know if he's classic?) ???


Howard

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 01/02/05 at 7:57 pm

The Smothers Brothers....and the "Laugh-In"cast.....verrrrrrrry interesting!! and FUNNY,you bet your sweet bippy!!

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: AL-B on 01/03/05 at 12:42 pm

Mr. Truckstop himself,  Gene Tracy!
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Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: Howard on 01/03/05 at 4:05 pm

an old time comedianne that used risque language in the 50's and 60's:


http://www.comedystars.com/Bios/_pics/barth_belle.jpg


Belle Barth^ ;D







Howard

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: Tanya1976 on 01/03/05 at 7:36 pm

Even better, Redd Foxx!

Tanya

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: Howard on 01/04/05 at 3:23 pm

http://www.comedystars.com/Bios/_pics/williams_pearl.jpg

Mrs.Pearl Williams




Howard

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: nally on 04/04/05 at 2:40 pm


The "Laugh-In"cast.....verrrrrrrry interesting!! and FUNNY,you bet your sweet bippy!!

That's my choice too! :D I'm surprised that none of them were on the list. And I loved D!ck Martin's quips, especially in scenes when he and Dan Rowan were talking in front of the curtain.

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: Paul on 04/04/05 at 3:07 pm

Good as the list is, I'm putting up two 'others'...

Spike Milligan (who, not a comedian per se, broke all known barriers of comedy...)

Tommy Cooper...for just being Tommy Cooper

We'll never see their like again...

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: jaytee on 04/04/05 at 5:23 pm

Other:  Billy Connolly

I agree entirely with Paul - Spike Milligan was genius.

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: Indy Gent on 04/06/05 at 6:12 pm

I'm surprised nobody's mention Bob Hope or Sid Caesar.

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: jiminy on 04/14/05 at 9:18 am

Richard Pryor
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Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: Everlong on 04/15/05 at 9:01 pm

I voted for George Carlin, but I also love Woody Allen.

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/05 at 2:45 am


Good as the list is, I'm putting up two 'others'...

Spike Milligan (who, not a comedian per se, broke all known barriers of comedy...)

Tommy Cooper...for just being Tommy Cooper

We'll never see their like again...
Today (April 16th) would have been Spike Milligan's 87th birthday.

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: brian5225 on 04/19/05 at 2:22 pm

Robin Williams is a comic genius, and he is my favorite. but bill cosby i voted for, because even in the modern day 20th century, he is one of the few that can get a crowd to laugh their pants off and still keep it clean. but i also think that jerry lewis should be added to the poll. he was absolutely great ;D

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: PennyLane0630 on 09/02/05 at 7:09 pm


My vote is for Bob Newhart.


I voted for him too! But my real fave was Richard Pryor followed by Steve Martin and Chevy Chase.  :D

Recent favorties are Chris Rock and the Blue Collar bunch. ;D

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: Southern Image on 11/15/05 at 1:47 pm

Jack Benny

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: whistledog on 11/15/05 at 1:57 pm

"And awaaayyy we go" - Jackie Gleason :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: w on 11/15/05 at 6:06 pm

I liked all of the listed, but voted other. I always loved Flip Wilson. W

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: alyceclover on 11/17/05 at 6:33 am

was Robin Williams around before the 70's? If Rowan & Martin were, I'd add Ruth Buzzi & Gilda Radner, very funny visual comics. Dean Martin was funny too. Jerry Lee Lewis, anyone? Out of this list had a tough time between George Carlin & Woody Allen. I think of Bill Cosby as a more modern comedian, he'd be way at the top of my list for all time favorites.

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: PennyLane0630 on 12/15/05 at 6:17 pm

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Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: belladonna on 12/18/05 at 2:43 am

While I love George Carlin and Robin Williams my all time top two favorites are Jonathan Winters and Red Skelton.

Subject: Re: Favorite Classic Comedian

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 12/18/05 at 10:23 pm

These comedians are all the best of the best. I saw Buddy Hackett live on HBO and he tells some of the funniest jokes.

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