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Who makes you laugh? Favourite comedians and sitcoms.

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Jools
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#21 Post by Jools » July 27th, 2007, 10:38 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

It was definitely pre Young Ones.

I recall him saying "Kevin's 'ere" and tugging at his ear.

Which probably was funnier visually than me typing it...
We met when we were almost young

Felicia
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#22 Post by Felicia » August 5th, 2007, 9:10 am

Fawlty Towers, of course, and Father Ted, for its wonderful digs at catholicism and surreal wit.

My mum once saw Ken Dodd live and said it was hysterical, she could hardly move the next day for feeling sore.

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Lifelinking
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#23 Post by Lifelinking » August 5th, 2007, 6:58 pm

Quite genuinely, I once slid off a chair because I was laughing so much at Kenn Dodd's routine.







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#24 Post by Lifelinking » August 5th, 2007, 7:54 pm

Then of course, there was Spike.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=qClVtN1ELgA
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#25 Post by Lifelinking » August 5th, 2007, 8:08 pm

And that big galoot Tommy Cooper, who could make me laugh just by walking on stage

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=iWbFgDgSit0 :wink:


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#26 Post by Alan H » August 5th, 2007, 8:10 pm

Jools wrote:Which probably was funnier visually than me typing it...
Yes, you're probably right... :wink:

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#27 Post by Chineapple punk » August 5th, 2007, 9:42 pm

Bill Hicks was fantastic! Shame he died so young. :sad:
Give quiche a chance.

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comedians

#28 Post by ranter » August 5th, 2007, 9:59 pm

Some of my favourites go like this;

Billy Connolly, Elaine C Smith, and Tam Cowan ALWAYS make me laugh outloud. Typical west of Scotland 'toilet' humour. Elaine C Smith's only book, is worth a read. It's incredibly funny.
There are many local artists out there who are also incredibly funny- all just waiting on their lucky break. Watch out for a young man called Billy Kirkwood........ .Edinburgh Festival debut this month.
I can also be entertained by Jonathon Ross, and Frank Skinner.

IMHO David Cameron(shadow leader) is all too often hilarious
. :hilarity:

A few comedians in this forum also have the ability to make me laugh outloud.

:wink:

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#29 Post by Lifelinking » August 12th, 2007, 11:00 am

This wee guy used to make me laugh when I was a kid

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I was saddened to hear the latest about him.
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#30 Post by Jem » August 12th, 2007, 12:24 pm

I hadn't heard the latest news so I googled it. Yes, very sad indeed. :sad:

News Story

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#31 Post by Noggin » August 13th, 2007, 7:29 pm

I don't think anyone's mentioned Paul Merton on this thread but I really like his style on Have I got news for you? and Just a minute.
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I Am That I Am
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#32 Post by I Am That I Am » August 16th, 2007, 12:59 am

Curb Your Enthusiasm, is one of my all-time favourites, and a big thumbs up for Father Ted. :-)

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#33 Post by Shake » August 20th, 2007, 6:46 pm

Steven Wright
Bill Cosby
Rita Rudner
George Carlin

... others as I think of them. As for shows:

Seinfeld, Friends, Scrubs, South Park, and Family Guy.

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#34 Post by Lucretius » August 20th, 2007, 11:07 pm

Dylan Moran
Bill Bailey
Doug Stanhope
Bill Hicks
Frankie Boyle
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." - H.L. Mencken

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#35 Post by Alan C. » August 20th, 2007, 11:32 pm

Lucretius
Bill Bailey
Anybody not familiar with Bill Bailey, Please go to youtube and do a search, the man's a genius. :hilarity:
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#36 Post by Moonbeam » August 29th, 2007, 10:28 pm

Bump!

Another vote for Ardal O'Hanlon - love him, love him, love him!

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Deacon Doubtmonger
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#37 Post by Deacon Doubtmonger » September 16th, 2007, 8:24 pm

George Carlin is as close to a god as I'm ever going to have. Greatest absurdity-puncturer I've ever seen ... and his "apologetic" for sun worship on You Are All Diseased is PRICELESS! I've never heard the PoE better put:
War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption and the Ice Capades ... If this is the best god can do, I am not impressed! Results like these do not belong on the resume of a supreme being! This is the kind of shit you'd expect from an office temp with a bad attitude!

Don Alhambra
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#38 Post by Don Alhambra » September 16th, 2007, 11:27 pm

Bill Bailey
Marcus Brigstocke
Josie Long (not so famous but I saw her at the Fringe - VERY good.)

Lucretius
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#39 Post by Lucretius » September 17th, 2007, 2:01 am

Don Alhambra wrote:Bill Bailey
Marcus Brigstocke
Josie Long (not so famous but I saw her at the Fringe - VERY good.)
I just listened to a Marcus Brigstocke rant here http://onegoodmovemedia.org/movies/0709 ... stocke.mov
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." - H.L. Mencken

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#40 Post by petra10 » September 19th, 2007, 6:39 pm

Billy Connelly
The Goons
Monty Python

T.v. shows Friends,Frazier,Father Ted,and Still Game.

Meathead
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#41 Post by Meathead » September 20th, 2007, 8:01 pm

If you ever get a chance, check out stand up comedian Daniel Tosh, particularly True Stories I Made Up.

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