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post #31 of 61
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+1

Can't believe it took this long for him to get a mention.

I guess he's not everyone's cup of tea?
I think he's hilarious, movies & standup. The episode of the simpsons he was in is one of my favorites.

"If this party gets any livelier a funeral is gonna' break out"
post #32 of 61
Buster Keaton. End of story.
post #33 of 61
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I understand how influential he was, but I still can't get into his stand-up. He was incredibly grating to me.

I think the grating part would have been intentional.

But it's all contextual...real "alternative" humour no longer exists...it's all mainstream.

Chris Rock can entertain as many stadiums of Joe lunchboxes and suburban house fraus with as many "pussy" jokes as he likes...he'll never do anything important, and never have to worry about spending time in Rikers.

Lenny was never funny because he talked dirty. Lenny Bruce didn't tell "jokes". Lenny Bruce didn't have an on-stage "persona". He never catered to an audience. Lenny made you see the satire in hypocrisy.

As someone once said...was Lenny Bruce funny? Doesn't matter...he was important.
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post #35 of 61
Ricky Gervais
post #36 of 61
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Originally Posted by freshcutgrass View Post
I think the grating part would have been intentional.

But it's all contextual...real "alternative" humour no longer exists...it's all mainstream.

Chris Rock can entertain as many stadiums of Joe lunchboxes and suburban house fraus with as many "pussy" jokes as he likes...he'll never do anything important, and never have to worry about spending time in Rikers.

Lenny was never funny because he talked dirty. Lenny Bruce didn't tell "jokes". Lenny Bruce didn't have an on-stage "persona". He never catered to an audience. Lenny made you see the satire in hypocrisy.

As someone once said...was Lenny Bruce funny? Doesn't matter...he was important.

You sound like you're a funny dude with an incredible sense of humor.
post #37 of 61
No other comedian has had an impact on my way of thinking since Carlin. Katt Williams is a far, far second for me.
post #38 of 61
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Originally Posted by freshcutgrass View Post
I think the grating part would have been intentional.

But it's all contextual...real "alternative" humour no longer exists...it's all mainstream.

Chris Rock can entertain as many stadiums of Joe lunchboxes and suburban house fraus with as many "pussy" jokes as he likes...he'll never do anything important, and never have to worry about spending time in Rikers.

Lenny was never funny because he talked dirty. Lenny Bruce didn't tell "jokes". Lenny Bruce didn't have an on-stage "persona". He never catered to an audience. Lenny made you see the satire in hypocrisy.

As someone once said...was Lenny Bruce funny? Doesn't matter...he was important.

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You sound like you're a funny dude with an incredible sense of humor.

Now that's funny!
post #39 of 61
For some reason, nobody made me laugh like Eddie Izzard did.
post #40 of 61
Pryor is number one for me. I saw him on tour in '78 and almost had a stroke at age 16. I couldn't catch my breath from laughing and crying so much.

others of note:

Berle as an old man was a scream!Especially when a woefully overmatched RuPaul mistakenly thought he was addled and attempted to match insults.
Did I say Pryor?
Steven Wright when he says something so amazingly subtle and funny that even he grins
Sid Ceasar
Robin Williams in his prime
Rickles!
Early Whoopi ( around the world in 80 mofo days is classic!)
post #41 of 61
Henny Youngman
post #42 of 61
Take my wife...
post #43 of 61
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Take my wife...


been there, done that
post #44 of 61
Surprised no one mentioned Robin Williams or any women like Phyllis Diller
post #45 of 61
Bill Hicks!
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