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who is the best comedian, modern era?
« on: February 24, 2012, 12:37:39 PM »
#1) dane cook.  i went to this guy's show out in LA and he is a non-stop comedy tour de force.  i was literally  falling out of my chair laughing so hard.  what i really like about cook is that he takes a refreshing view of the comedy world and tells jokes that are fresh and original as opposed to many comedians today who just rehash old george carlin jokes. 

#2) jeff foxworthy.  the proof is in the pudding, they gave the guy his own television quiz show (in case you haven't seen it, it's called Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader).  he has a great style to his joke telling that makes other comedians drool.

#3 carlos mencia.  sure his jokes are a bit R-Rated but the guy can flat out bring it. i also love how he supports other comedians by having younger guys open up for him and helps them come up.  i've seen mencia twice and both times he delivered, A++ recommendation.

#4) richard prior.  yes a lot of his schtick deals with race, which should be outlawed, but i think he deserves honorable mention just because he was around when these other guys weren't around and although most of his routine/jokes were not funny or original, at least he was a black comedian who probably laid the foundation for other blacks to be funny, like Sinbad.


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Re: who is the best comedian, modern era?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 12:39:40 PM »
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Re: who is the best comedian, modern era?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2012, 12:40:26 PM »
Andrew DICE Clay  ...  by a mile.
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Re: who is the best comedian, modern era?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012, 12:41:24 PM »
Frank Marino should get some love.  This fruit dresses up like famous women and fruits around the entire show.  Pretty hilarious if you're into fruit humor.  

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Re: who is the best comedian, modern era?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2012, 12:41:33 PM »
Where would you rate Larry the Cable guy?  His "everyman" brand of humor really reaches out to me.  I wish Hollywood would give him more chances at establishing a big screen presence.  

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Re: who is the best comedian, modern era?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2012, 12:42:02 PM »
Bob Saget over every comedian ever!
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Re: who is the best comedian, modern era?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2012, 12:42:51 PM »
Sometimes I hear Frank Caliendo on the radio, and it's like they have John Madden RIGHT THERE!

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Re: who is the best comedian, modern era?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2012, 12:44:05 PM »
Where would you rate Larry the Cable guy?  His "everyman" brand of humor really reaches out to me.  I wish Hollywood would give him more chances at establishing a big screen presence.  

I saw LTC at a famous comedy club in Chicago and he was literally the funniest person i have ever listened to in my entire life.  i might need to rethink my list up at the top of this thread.  


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Re: who is the best comedian, modern era?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2012, 12:44:38 PM »
Sometimes I hear Frank Caliendo on the radio, and it's like they have John Madden RIGHT THERE!

you should hear him do his charles barkely.  he sounds more like sir charles does than sir charles does.  A++ recommendation.


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Re: who is the best comedian, modern era?
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2012, 12:47:31 PM »
Adam Sandler.  Now wait, I know what you're thinking, but go back to some of his classic stuff like Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison.  You will laugh so damn hard you guys.

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Re: who is the best comedian, modern era?
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2012, 12:49:23 PM »
billy madison, the penguin.  LMAO.


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Re: who is the best comedian, modern era?
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2012, 12:51:54 PM »
Louis C.K.

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Re: who is the best comedian, modern era?
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2012, 12:53:59 PM »
Louis C.K.

not funny.  unoriginal.  i watch his "comedy" and need to take a prozac.  he's a depressed and bitter old man.


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Re: who is the best comedian, modern era?
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2012, 12:54:17 PM »
gallagher is good. maybe not the best but for sure top five. probably best "live" show though. bring a rain jacket that's for sure.

as for #1... probably eddie murphy. i mean gi joe up my ass and then those nutty professor movies. i mean come on. the guy is just so versatile.

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Re: who is the best comedian, modern era?
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2012, 12:55:12 PM »
Leno should get some love. He writes all his own stuff

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Re: who is the best comedian, modern era?
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2012, 12:58:03 PM »
Leno should get some love. He writes all his own stuff

plus the guy puts himself out there every night. i mean every night with new material. say what you want about the guy but that takes some major comic chops.

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Re: who is the best comedian, modern era?
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2012, 12:58:30 PM »
Leno should get some love. He writes all his own stuff

i love leno because he's a huge car guy.  


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Re: who is the best comedian, modern era?
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2012, 01:09:31 PM »
Bob Saget over every comedian ever!

Bob Saget is hands down the worst comedian I have ever seen. I tried to watch him because some dumbass said he was good, but man was he awful.

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Re: who is the best comedian, modern era?
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2012, 01:16:02 PM »
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Re: who is the best comedian, modern era?
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2012, 01:28:51 PM »
Louis C.K.

not funny.  unoriginal.  i watch his "comedy" and need to take a prozac.  he's a depressed and bitter old man.

This.  That dude blows ass.

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Re: who is the best comedian, modern era?
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2012, 01:33:51 PM »
Bob Saget over every comedian ever!

Bob Saget is hands down the worst comedian I have ever seen. I tried to watch him because some dumbass said he was good, but man was he awful.

Was not serious, but thanx for the info.  If I had to pick a "modern comedian" it would be Rodney Carington.

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Re: who is the best comedian, modern era?
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2012, 01:35:33 PM »
Carrot Top.  The props enhance his act, but I think he's funny enough to go without them!!  No, he is not ripping off Gallagher.  I mean, when have you ever seen Carrot Top smash watermelons?  I've been to several of CT's shows and he hasn't smashed a watermelon once.

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Re: who is the best comedian, modern era?
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2012, 01:37:59 PM »
This thread blows.

No Rodney Dangerfield?  No Bill Cosby?   :flush:
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Re: who is the best comedian, modern era?
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2012, 01:40:20 PM »
Wow. No Jeff Dunham in the Top 4?  What a joke of a thread. Joke.  But not the funny kind, like Jeff Dunham or Dane Cook tell.  The kind that's tragic. Sad, really.   :flush:

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Re: who is the best comedian, modern era?
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2012, 01:42:29 PM »
This thread blows.

No Rodney Dangerfield?  No Bill Cosby?   :flush:

Was going to say this but was not sure if they were considered "modern comedians"