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#1 808tone

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 11:47 PM

Funniest person ever.



#2 TheTerminator

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 12:30 AM

Who's Jack Whitelaw? Is he funnier than Bill Hicks or Stewart Lee?

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#3 Shadow

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 08:09 AM

Who's Jack Whitelaw? Is he funnier than Bill Hicks or Stewart Lee?


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#4 Griff9of13

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 09:00 AM

Toothache is funnier than Stewart Lee


Totally agree. Some people rave about him, but I've never got it.
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#5 TheTerminator

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 09:51 AM

Comedy taste is pretty subjective, isn't it? I know people who think Michael McIntyre is the funniest human on the planet, yet I can sit through one of his shows and not manage even a single half-smile.

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#6 808tone

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 10:03 AM

Comedy taste is pretty subjective, isn't it? I know people who think Michael McIntyre is the funniest human on the planet, yet I can sit through one of his shows and not manage even a single half-smile.

Agree and I would like to be to be able to con the public and make millions, I just don't know how they do it.



#7 Bearman

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 09:11 PM

Arthur Askey got a CBE for 60 years in show business without making anyone laugh.
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#8 Andrew Vause

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 12:23 PM

Arthur Askey got a CBE for 60 years in show business without making anyone laugh.

Then Tarbuck took up the mantle.

As for comedy being subjective I don't get American sitcoms. My wife has every friends episode. I sat through most episodes with her and thought that it was a drama. The canned laughter is usually brought about by Matt Perry making some facial expression or by manipulating inntonations in his voice in a stupid manner to manufacture a pseudo punchline.

I get embarrassed about some of the comedy I like as a kid. I was 15 when 'The Young Ones' came out. I remember being in paroxysms of laughter. I've watched it back when I was in my 40s and thought WTF.

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#9 808tone

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 12:54 PM

Then Tarbuck took up the mantle.

As for comedy being subjective I don't get American sitcoms. My wife has every friends episode. I sat through most episodes with her and thought that it was a drama. The canned laughter is usually brought about by Matt Perry making some facial expression or by manipulating inntonations in his voice in a stupid manner to manufacture a pseudo punchline.

I get embarrassed about some of the comedy I like as a kid. I was 15 when 'The Young Ones' came out. I remember being in paroxysms of laughter. I've watched it back when I was in my 40s and thought WTF.

I find the Young Ones still witty and original.



#10 Derwent

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 12:58 PM

Who's Jack Whitelaw? Is he funnier than Bill Hicks or Stewart Lee?


Everyone is funnier than Stewart Lee.

#11 Johnoco

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 01:57 PM

I agree that the Young Ones has dated a little but there are still some really funny bits in it. The spoof 'yoof TV' show Nosin' Around was spot on.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 02:02 PM

I agree that the Young Ones has dated a little but there are still some really funny bits in it. The spoof 'yoof TV' show Nosin' Around was spot on.

I liked Elephant head.



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 03:09 PM

I agree that the Young Ones has dated a little but there are still some really funny bits in it. The spoof 'yoof TV' show Nosin' Around was spot on.


It is the only TV comedy that Nine Below Zero played on - therefore it is beyond reproach.

Jack Whitehall on the other hand is about a funny as herpes!

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 03:31 PM

Arthur Askey got a CBE for 60 years in show business without making anyone laugh.

Don't be having a go at big hearted Arthur. It's possibly a time thing, if you listen to some of the old shows on 4Extra like 'Take it From Here' most of the jokes are not funny to modern ears but were clearly hilarious to the listening crowds. And the 'wireless' did get some huge audiences back then.

 

 

 

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 04:45 PM

Don't be having a go at big hearted Arthur. It's possibly a time thing, if you listen to some of the old shows on 4Extra like 'Take it From Here' most of the jokes are not funny to modern ears but were clearly hilarious to the listening crowds. And the 'wireless' did get some huge audiences back then.



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#16 Johnoco

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:32 PM

Where's me washboard?

How queer!

#17 Methven Hornet

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 06:54 PM

Stewart Lee is a comedian?


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#18 marklaspalmas

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 07:10 PM

Jack Whitelaw

Bill Hicks

Stewart Lee

Michael McIntyre

 

 

I do try and keep up with what's happening at home, but there's four names I've never even heard of.

 

I thought the Young Ones was ace, but Im not sure there'd be any point going back there and watching it again.

 

Friends, awful, just awful.

 

Arthur Askey before my time.



#19 Padge

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 08:00 PM

Am I on the wrong person, are we on about Jack Whitehall. He's as funny as a car crash.



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 08:12 PM

Am I on the wrong person, are we on about Jack Whitehall. He's as funny as a car crash.


Was going to ask the same - if it's Jack Whitehall he is absolute dog dirt in my opinion
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