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 Post subject: Funniest Comedians Ever
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 3:13 pm 
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... according to a load of other comedians on C4 last night:

1. Peter Cook
2. John Cleese
3. Woody Allen
4. Eric Morecambe
5. Groucho Marx
6. Tommy Cooper
7. Laurel and Hardy
8. Billy Connolly
9. Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer
10. Richard Pryor

Hmm Peter Cook was incredibly 'dangerous' for his time with his foul language and he was certainly a clever comedian, particularly with his ad-libbing on often intellectual subjects but was he the funniest man ever?

Would probably have Tommy Cooper at #1, followed by Laurel and Hardy. And how did Reeves and Mortimer get in there?

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Roy Chubby Brown should have been No.1
















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What no Russ Abbott???? Saw him on the corner of my sisters road earlier.

Overall it's not a terrible list, can I count Chris Morris as a comedian and throw him in too?

Peter Cook when he was on the chat show as a football manager and also as the other guests was funny stuff, was it on parkinson?

Has anyone noticed how Frank Skinner has gone spectacularly downhill recently, I know not that many are fans but I didn't mind the guy and his book was an entertaining read but he is cringingly bad at the moment.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 7:57 pm 
I watched that too, there are about 5 in the top ten I'd not even put in the top 50, (Laurel and Hardy??)

Eric Morecambe should have been number 1. Many years ago I had the pleasure of meeting him when he was doing a photo shoot in the studio next door to one I was working in, lovely, lovely man.


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Bovine Juice wrote:
2. John Cleese
3. Woody Allen
5. Groucho Marx
7. Laurel and Hardy
10. Richard Pryor


All great. Pryor should be higher than 10 and Bill Hicks should be in the top 10, though.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 3:13 pm 
Never quite understood what Cleese was about actually - don't find him funny at all. Didn't Peter Cook used to pair up with Dudley Moore? I'm sure I used to listen to audio tapes of theirs in my lunch hour at Dotty P's when I was eighteen :oops: It was hilarious stuff. Of course Mortimer should be in there - he's a Boro lover. :wink: Connolly was a comic genius once - no longer. I used to like Frank skinner until he became an arse - My number one is Johnathon Ross - never fails to make me laugh - and if his jokes don't work the clothes do....


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And no Ted Chippington? :lol:

Finally picked up some mp3's of his. Will post somewhere shortly.

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Bola wrote:
And no Ted Chippington? :lol:

Finally picked up some mp3's of his. Will post somewhere shortly.


Fair play to you, Bola - can't wait. Don't think the kids'll get it, though.

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