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Who makes you laugh? Favourite comedians and sitcoms.

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Re: Who makes you laugh? Favourite comedians and sitcoms.

#61 Post by jaywhat » February 15th, 2010, 7:18 am

Latest post of the previous page:

I laugh at David Mitchell

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#62 Post by Alan H » February 15th, 2010, 11:23 am

ashtonfarell wrote:My favourite comedians are:

1) jim gaffigan
2)dane cook
3)wanda sykes
4)ralphie may
5)george lopez
Don't think I've heard of any of them, ashtonfarell! Which country are you in?
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#63 Post by getreal » February 15th, 2010, 3:45 pm

I really don't know any on these comedians from the other side of the Atlantic.

Sit coms I love are:
The Green Wing (I can't watch it and drink at the same time as I would choke. It's actually a pretty accurate portrayal of the politics in a large hospital)

The IT crowd. The episode about the internet was one of the funniest things I've seen.

Comedians:
Tim Minchin (of course!)
Russell Brand ( what can I say? I'm shallow)
Eddie Izzard (don't think anyone has mentioned him yet)

i'm not too fond of Billy Connelly either. He's rather vulgar and swears all the fucking time.
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#64 Post by getreal » February 15th, 2010, 5:07 pm

Ooo! This makes me really laugh! I can't believe how talented young people can be.

I was definatly born too early!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4npUdfEmbQ

*goes off to set tune as ringtone in manner of today's yoof*
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#65 Post by Manuel » February 15th, 2010, 5:50 pm

I like this gag by Stewart Lee.

I have also really enjoyed this stand up by Charlie Chuck. I think there's a lot of cleverness behind his nonsense. I also like his microphone technique.

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#66 Post by jamesjones950 » February 15th, 2010, 5:51 pm

Dara O'Briain
Lee Mack
Sean Lock
Bill Bailey
John Bishop
Frankie Boyle
Tim Vine
etc etc etc
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#67 Post by Maria Mac » February 15th, 2010, 8:57 pm

Very good choices, jj.

Dara is defintely my favourite stand-up at the moment. I don't think I know Tim Vine but I think I like all the others on your list. Last year it was Jimmy Carr but I was disappointed with his latest tour.

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#68 Post by jamesjones950 » February 15th, 2010, 9:29 pm

Check Tim Vine out on Youtube, Maria

Short sharp one-line plays on words. Very fast
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#69 Post by getreal » February 16th, 2010, 5:10 pm

I don't get Frankie Boyle at all. What is it about him you find funny?
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#70 Post by jamesjones950 » February 16th, 2010, 9:09 pm

getreal wrote:I don't get Frankie Boyle at all. What is it about him you find funny?
Acidic. Cuts to the quick.

Forgot to mention Jack Dee, Reginald D Hunter. Prob loads more.

For UNfunny, my votes go to Ricky Gervais and Steve Coogan, with the latter way out in front in the "not a flicker" stakes.

As a lad, at the "movies" I was always totally unmoved by Jerry Lewis, Danny Kaye, Abbot and Costello. But was totally creased by Laurel and Hardy, or the Marx brothers.
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#71 Post by jamesjones950 » February 16th, 2010, 10:51 pm

Oh no! I forgot Rhod Gilbert...............my fellow countryman, too. Shame on me.
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#72 Post by getreal » February 16th, 2010, 10:53 pm

jamesjones950 wrote:Oh no! I forgot Rhod Gilbert...............my fellow countryman, too. Shame on me.

Is he the guy who does the luggage handle skit? That's hilarious!!
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#73 Post by jamesjones950 » February 17th, 2010, 9:33 pm

getreal wrote:
jamesjones950 wrote:Oh no! I forgot Rhod Gilbert...............my fellow countryman, too. Shame on me.

Is he the guy who does the luggage handle skit? That's hilarious!!
the very same........and the duvet tog rating thing and and and
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#74 Post by getreal » February 17th, 2010, 10:09 pm

I have only seen his luggage handle thingie. As soon as I get a minuite, I'll get off to you tube to find "the duvet tog rating thing and and and...."
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#75 Post by amywineglass » February 18th, 2010, 2:33 pm

:) this is my kind of thread im completely comedy obsessed but i'll limit my list for here!!

comedians:
vic reeves bob mortimer
Tim minchin!!
David O'Doherty
Dylan Moran
Alan Carr
Eddie Izzard

Programmes:
The young ones
mighty Boosh
Nighty Night
The it crowd

Theres so many mroe but thats'll do for now :)
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#76 Post by Nick » February 18th, 2010, 3:25 pm

There's no accounting for humour, is there? I have yet to find anything remotely funny about Reeves and Mortimer or Alan Carr :shrug:

And I haven't seen any of the programmes you mentioned, Amy :redface:

Maybe it's because I'm just an old fart.

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#77 Post by Alan H » February 20th, 2010, 11:21 am

Anyone else off to see Dara Ó Briain, Tim Minchin, Marcus Brigstocke, Robin Ince, Ed Byrne and Shappi Khorsandi at the Big Libel Gig on 14 March? Front row seats! :D
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#78 Post by getreal » February 21st, 2010, 5:51 pm

Unfortunatly, living so far from London precludes attending one off gigs like these. It's just too difficult to make all the arrangements given the short space of time between the gig being announced and it selling out. Have a great time anyway, Alan!

amywineglass, you mentioned "Nighty Night" which I had completely forgotten about. It was bizzarre and surreal and very very wickedly funny!
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#79 Post by jamesjones950 » February 21st, 2010, 8:51 pm

has anyone mentioned "Curb Your Enthusiasm" yet?

superb, and surely the inspiration for Jack Dee's equally brilliant "Lead Balloon"?

incidentally, and sorry for sidetracking a bit, but how about Jack Dee to replace Brucie when he finally (pleeeeez) retires from Strictly?
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#80 Post by getreal » February 21st, 2010, 10:58 pm

:shrug:
The success of Strictly is completely beyond me.
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#81 Post by amywineglass » February 22nd, 2010, 5:22 pm

amywineglass, you mentioned "Nighty Night" which I had completely forgotten about. It was bizzarre and surreal and very very wickedly funny!
I love Julia Daivs! its weird humour in that you dont know why your laughing and its realy dark at times.
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