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Old 09-10-2015, 02:22 PM
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Without a doubt, George Carlin and Robin Williams are the two most gifted comedians ever to grace a stage.

Beyond that, of the old guys I would add Jonathan Winters, Richard Pryor, and Bob Newhart (not as a TV guy, but his 60's standup).

Of the modern, I'd go with Jeff Dunham, Ron White, and Louis C.K.
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Iliza Shlesinger
Glad ot see her on someones list. Like a lot of folks, she can run with a bit for too long, like the witch pharmacist one, but when she goes into one of her stream of consciousness rants, there aren't many better today. The Pinterest bit from her latest Netflix special was great.
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How about Buddy Hackett, and Joan Rivers ? Don't forget Johnny Carson and Foster Brooks (Drunk comedian on Dean Martin roasts)
Hackett uncensored was a scream!!!!
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What about Chelsea Handler, Lisa Lampanelli, Amy Schumer just to add some mix to the lists.
And lets not forget Bill Cosby, he had some great standup acts. (yes, I know, he isn't politically correct now) but he was funny.
The Fatherhood show he did in the early 80's was one of the best ever.
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Jon Reep
Joe Rogan
Kathleen Madigan
John Pinette
Tim Clue
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one of my all time favorite skits

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Bill burr
He is the man!
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So many greats posted.

Recently I found Sebastian Maniscalco. So funny
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For you old guys......late50's.......Brother Dave Garner..............
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I'll play! in no order....


Steven Wright
Lavell "No Neck" Crawford (this guy actually made me gag for air I was laughing so hard)
Dice
Lisa Lampinelli
Norm MacDonald
Harland Williams
Anthony Jeslnik
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From the old-school list:

Youngman
Burns
Dangerfield
Rickles
Newhart
Bruce
Carson

Then next gen:

Steve Martin
pre-fire Richard Pryor

Interesting how many on the some of above lists on this thread have never made me laugh out loud. Williams and Carlin come to mind as famous ones.
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Old 09-11-2015, 02:59 AM
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Almost forgot...Jerry Clower.
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Originally Posted by caltexflanc View Post
From the old-school list:

Youngman
Burns
Dangerfield
Rickles
Newhart
Bruce
Carson

Then next gen:

Steve Martin
pre-fire Richard Pryor

Interesting how many on the some of above lists on this thread have never made me laugh out loud. Williams and Carlin come to mind as famous ones.
If George carlin never made you laugh, you have never seen him. Or your sense of humor is , different
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I actually went to my first stand up show this past weekend. We saw Carlos Mencia. I thought he was hysterical and very intelligent. He really tailored his show to the audience. I have not really paid attention to stand up in the past but I laughed non stop his entire set. I absolutely will have to start going to more shows.
Carlos Mencia has great delivery skills. Sadly none of the jokes are his own.
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Old 09-13-2015, 04:40 PM
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Johnny Garfield

Dave Allen ( David O'Mahoney).
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This may surprise some of you, but about six months ago we saw Jay Leno at the sunrise theater, and honest to god we laughed for two hours. Laughed hard ! I thought he would be OK but I highly recommend him if you get a chance.
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If George carlin never made you laugh, you have never seen him. Or your sense of humor is , different
Saw him live a couple or three times and always enjoyed it. Smile? yes, maybe the occasional snort but never LOL. The great ones when they get on a roll and have the audience going just keep pushing it up a notch, have that killer instinct, won't let up until everyone is laughing so hard they've got tears and are begging for mercy. Guys like Rickles, Dangerfield and especially Pryor were masters at that as was the younger Steve Martin of all people. I know people say Williams could do this, but I personally never saw it either when at one of his shows (saw him early 70's as well as later) or on TV. Carlin always just seemed to stay within his "cool" and his bit as do so many others.
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I saw Paul Reiser do a show in Atlantic City and and I haven't laughed like that in years.
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Wanda Sykes

Sarcasm is always welcome around me.

Rodney Dangerfield
Tim Allen
Eddie Murphy
Lewis Black
George Carlin
Jay Leno
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