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slodgedad
22-08-2011, 19:30
My favourite of the latest bunch is Al Murray, but my favourite of all time has to be Dave Allen.

I had the privilege of being on the same bill as him in the late 60's and from that day to this I have never seen a funnier act.
It was on a large stage which you would think needed a lot of movement but, Mr. Allen just sat on a stool, as he did in his TV monologues, and just talked for an hour. No jokes as such, but just talked about everyday life.

The whole of the audience cried for an hour, it was unbelievable.

Who's your favourite, past and present?

Sal
22-08-2011, 19:32
I like Eddie Izzard and Lee Mack at the moment. Spike Milligan is probably my all time favourite.

irishmusico
22-08-2011, 19:56
For me,George Carlin was the greatest.


Scuse the bad language and the text at the beginning.Nothing to do with me.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PiZSFIVFiU

Medman
22-08-2011, 19:58
Current favourite is Lee Evans and all time has to be Tommy Cooper, the guys just walked on stage and had me in fits.

henry
22-08-2011, 20:07
mine is Ray Stevens


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs4P8WKbF-w

northernlass04
22-08-2011, 20:36
My favourite past one Les Dawson, my current one Sarah Milligan:laugh:

cainaries
22-08-2011, 20:49
OH and I were talking about comedians the other evening. He would choose Tommy Cooper but I don't think I could choose just one. It did prompt me to wonder if you can buy the 'Carry On.. ' films on DVD. I did love those.

theloner
22-08-2011, 20:57
Eric Morecambe (I laughed just looking at him!), followed by Tommy Cooper and early Billy Connolly

Davie Thistle
22-08-2011, 21:02
....alive Lee Evans.
Dead Frankie Howard.


yeah and early conolly.

warbey
22-08-2011, 21:09
Mine have all been named already.

On a different slant, I get amused by certain People Posting on this Forum.
I then wonder if Anyone will bite..
Someone usually does too even though its an obvious Wind-up.

CaribeCelt
22-08-2011, 21:15
I like Billy Connolly's early stuff and the clip below is one of the best he has done.
The Last Supper-Billy Connolly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mpc5FM4F4U&feature=player_detailpage

sunspot
22-08-2011, 21:15
I liked Mike Yarwood and Bob monkhouse was really clever but on here its got to be Slodge,makes me laugh anyway...................:wink2:

slodgedad
22-08-2011, 21:26
I liked Mike Yarwood and Bob monkhouse was really clever but on here its got to be Slodge,makes me laugh anyway...................:wink2:I'll be over with your commission tomorrow...OOPS I thought this was a PM..Ah well, too late. I've sealed the envelope...

dokgolf
22-08-2011, 22:17
Dara O Briain for the way he interacts with the audience. Rhod Gilberts story about losing his baggage in the airport brings tears to the eyes every time and finally, Peter Kay doing "Bullseye" is comic gold

caroletenerife
22-08-2011, 22:28
I like Billy Connolly's early stuff and the clip below is one of the best he has done.
The Last Supper-Billy Connolly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mpc5FM4F4U&feature=player_detailpage
God i nearly had a coronery there, thought you had a video clip of it, too early i know. I remember this from my childhood, and all the carry on it caused with some religious people. But if something is funny its funny. Its shame he doesnt really have much to say these days, but in my opinion no one can touch his early stuff, pure genius...i love this....pssst Betty!
http://youtu.be/vItQtTZTcAk

Greg
22-08-2011, 22:38
Frankie Boyle for me. I just love it that he guy has no taboos at all. I downloaded and watched some of his stuff on a flight recently, I was laughing that hard my fellow passengers must of thought I'd lost the plot!

Malteser Monkey
22-08-2011, 22:49
My favourite of the latest bunch is Al Murray, but my favourite of all time has to be Dave Allen.

I had the privilege of being on the same bill as him in the late 60's and from that day to this I have never seen a funnier act.
It was on a large stage which you would think needed a lot of movement but, Mr. Allen just sat on a stool, as he did in his TV monologues, and just talked for an hour. No jokes as such, but just talked about everyday life.

The whole of the audience cried for an hour, it was unbelievable.

Who's your favourite, past and present?

Slodgie that must have been a great experience- I remember him well, didn't he always have a whisky (ey) not to upset anyone, by the side of him. Remember tho i was still in nappies then:D

In my day Cannon and Ball (being brought up as a northerner in London)

Then Robin Williams and (sorry Eddy Murphy)

and never forgetting Fawlty Towers !

Billy Connolly as well

KirstyJay
22-08-2011, 22:53
Bill Hicks is mine... although he's dead.

Alive... I like Lee Mack. Very quick. Also, Ed Byrne and Ross Noble.

I used to love Corky and the Juice Pigs too, but they've now split up. Phil Nichol still does solo stuff, but it's not half as good as the group were together.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1JzrDWt8dE

Oh... and Brendon Burns! Genius. The list grows the more I edit this post :D


Frankie Boyle for me. I just love it that he guy has no taboos at all. I downloaded and watched some of his stuff on a flight recently, I was laughing that hard my fellow passengers must of thought I'd lost the plot!

I like some of his stuff. His TV show was a bit unfunny in parts, but he occasionally came out with pure genius. His stand up is a lot better. I bought his book last year. It was crap. It was like his stand up written down, but without the 'Boyle' delivery, it just did not work. You can't read it... you have to hear him say it :)

Jelly Baby
22-08-2011, 23:35
Dunno how to choose just one rolleyes2: I love Lee Evans and Michael McIntyre and Peter Kay has me in stitches.

"Older" favourites include Mel Brooks, Joan Rivers and Robin Williams.

Skeggy
23-08-2011, 06:44
The genius that was Richard Pryor.......................

Ecky Thump
23-08-2011, 08:21
Eric Morecoambe for his one single line, "I am playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order" this was in a sketch with Andre Previn the world famous pianist.

Also Les Dawson with his "Cissie and Ada" sketches along with Roy Barraclough.

Leam_Lin
23-08-2011, 08:29
Eric Morecoambe for his one single line, "I am playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order" this was in a sketch with Andre Previn the world famous pianist.

Also Les Dawson with his "Cissie and Ada" sketches along with Roy Barraclough.


John Bishop is getting there, at least he doesn't f... & blind all the time.

Ecky Thump
23-08-2011, 08:42
John Bishop is getting there, at least he doesn't f... & blind all the time.

I think part of being a great comedian is not having to swear to be funny as this is what many of today's so called funny comedians have to resort to.rolleyes2:

West mids tyke
23-08-2011, 11:12
my fav comedien from the past as got to be norman wisdom also morecambe and wise, great comics in their day and i still can laugh at their shows and films today. Modern Day it as to be Lee Evans and Lee Mack 2 modern day comics that have me in stitches, the mannerisms of Evans remind me of Norman Wisdom



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57Uzi6vR2WE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0um-UTyNho

Cas
25-08-2011, 22:49
Frank Skinner is mine, he is so good live.

nurse ratchet
26-08-2011, 11:01
Don't really have a favourite as there are/were so many talented people about but Tim Vine "the one liner specialist" is brilliant


"Sex in a multi-storey car park is wrong on so many levels", has to be one of his best............unless you know others of course

marbro8
30-08-2011, 22:01
all my favorites have been mentioned, Eric morecambe, Les Dawson,lee mack and i also liked tony Hancock his dry whit was brill, but i also like chubby brown, he is the richest comedian never to have appeared on tv(except mr's merton show), and i know he is not everyone's cup of tea but the guy's had some bad breaks with his family life and has to be admired for the way he has soldiered on;)

Added after 5 minutes:


John Bishop is getting there, at least he doesn't f... & blind all the time.i met john bishop in plymouth a few months ago, we had gone there to watch our team walsall play and we where having a look round house of Frasier in the shopping centre, as we walked through the ralph lauren store there he was trying on a top, he asked me if it suited him and i said it would look better on james cordon lol, i asked him if he minded me having my photo took with him and he said "of course not" what a true gent;)

Nafnut
30-08-2011, 22:37
Sean Lock is my man of the moment (although it's a few years old it gets better as it goes along, the whole show is 9 parts, these are
the first 3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SklxlxQ324c

hackney58
31-08-2011, 16:57
for me it has to be ken dodd! very funny man,also a young jimmy tarbuck.
magic.

Unicorn
31-08-2011, 18:05
Lee Evans now - Tommy Cooper and Morecambe & Wise as they were......

liamcourt
19-09-2011, 11:05
Dave Allen is my favorite comedian.

Santiago
19-09-2011, 15:52
Eric Morecoambe for his one single line, "I am playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order" this was in a sketch with Andre Previn the world famous pianist.

Wasn't that Andrew Preview, Ecky? I liked the one where he heard the police car siren outside and said "He'll not sell many ice creams going at that speed!"

Malteser Monkey
19-09-2011, 15:57
Wasn't that Andrew Preview, Ecky? I liked the one where he heard the police car siren outside and said "He'll not sell many ice creams going at that speed!"

Never doubt our Ecky, Santiago ! Andre Previn it is/was

caroletenerife
19-09-2011, 18:12
There is a series on bbc called Mrs Brown i think, an irish comedy, its laugh out loud funny x

captain beefheart
19-09-2011, 19:47
new comedians.kevin bridges, sean lock,rhod gilbert,lee mack, All time greats morcambe and wise, spike milligan, dave allen,billy connelly.

dokgolf
19-09-2011, 21:45
There is a series on bbc called Mrs Brown i think, an irish comedy, its laugh out loud funny x

Mrs Brown's Boys and yes, while a little rude, is very funny

Susief
19-09-2011, 22:24
Mrs Brown's Boys and yes, while a little rude, is very funny

Love it! So ******* funny! lol. Sat there the other night just laughing my head off!


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Ecky Thump
19-09-2011, 22:27
There is a series on bbc called Mrs Brown i think, an irish comedy, its laugh out loud funny x

The TV series was great, but the DVD set is not up to the mark.

dokgolf
19-09-2011, 22:44
The TV series was great, but the DVD set is not up to the mark.

I thought I was the only one who thought that!:)

Susief
19-09-2011, 22:47
The TV series was great, but the DVD set is not up to the mark.

Didn't know they did a DVD.

The guy that plays Mrs Brown has 3/4 family members in the cast too.


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dokgolf
19-09-2011, 22:51
Susief, his name is Brendan Carroll. You're right, he has all kinds of relations in it. The blonde girl that plays his/her daughter is actually his girlfriend in real life. I've seen him live. Wouldn't be my cup of tea normally but this is very good.

Susief
19-09-2011, 22:53
Susief, his name is Brendan Carroll. You're right, he has all kinds of relations in it. The blonde girl that plays his/her daughter is actually his girlfriend in real life. I've seen him live. Wouldn't be my cup of tea normally but this is very good.

It's not something we would watch normally, but stumbled on it a few weeks ago! Thought he was very funny!


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kieraj
19-09-2011, 22:56
has to be peter kaye he is so funny, I read his first book on a flight to GC and I laughed out loud a lot much to the annoyance of my other half, he is classic.

Andy0210
19-09-2011, 23:06
has to be peter kaye he is so funny, I read his first book on a flight to GC and I laughed out loud a lot much to the annoyance of my other half, he is classic.

Snap, i read his first book on a flight to Tenerife, probably the only book i have ever read that i have actually laughed out loud whilst reading it, much to the annoyance of other passengers!

slodgedad
19-09-2011, 23:10
has to be peter kaye he is so funny, I read his first book on a flight to GC and I laughed out loud a lot much to the annoyance of my other half, he is classic.

Must admit he's gota be one of the natural funny men.

His line about going into a Chinese restaurant asking if they deliver still makes me chuckle.

'Do you deliver'

'No, solly only beef, chicken, pork....Classic

AL JAY
20-09-2011, 02:38
Gotta be forum member Henry!!!:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

kieraj
20-09-2011, 23:16
Must admit he's gota be one of the natural funny men.

His line about going into a Chinese restaurant asking if they deliver still makes me chuckle.

'Do you deliver'

'No, solly only beef, chicken, pork....Classic did you see him on the jonathan ross show last week, oh my god so funny, he came on wearing his new book around his neck and caused mayhem you could see the fear in jr's eyes so funny.

caroletenerife
21-09-2011, 01:03
Gotta be forum member Henry!!!:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
yes, but he doesnt mean to be...bless

Klusner
01-10-2011, 06:05
Its tough to give answer but i think that still Charlie Chaplin is the best.

smithsleonardo
08-12-2011, 14:25
My favourite comedians are:
1. Lee evans.
2. Tommy cooper.
I like comedy of these both actors most.

john01
08-12-2011, 14:32
Dave alan was good
http://youtu.be/Mt7h3CghJEg

Goforgold
08-12-2011, 19:01
At the moment Peter Kay :)

Fenton
15-12-2011, 15:43
Hi dear,

My favorite comedian is Mr. Bean. He is the best comedian of the world, everybody like him including children, adults, men and women.
He was the real comedian of all time.

wigjam
15-12-2011, 18:37
You can get the full box set on Amazon for 44 they will deliver to Tenerife

beerfan
15-12-2011, 19:34
Pat Condell.