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#31 The Scream

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 04:07 AM

Kids in the hall, "where is Thierry?"
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#32 The Scream

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 04:09 AM

Didn't Peter Cook play Tony Danza's nanny in some show?
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 04:18 AM

Myron Cohen
Norm Crosby

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 05:19 AM

this is the problem with this site. no one has yet mentioned the kids in the hall, w.c fields, laurel and hardy, michael kelly or spike milligan. not to mention peter cook. no wonder i feel so superior all the time.

Peter Cook is hysterical, but one cannot think of all the funny people all the time.

Only one member mentioned you, Mongo: I flat out refused because I think your vanity at being brilliant, handsome, married to a woman ten times prettier than you are, and being a good cook ought to suffice.

Ranitidine, I just recalled that Paul Simon basketball thing, and it was great.

I forgot one of the funniest things I ever saw...Steve Martin (whose comedy, if not recent films, made me howl in the kind of weight-losing laughter that is rare these days) with Martin Mull in the Steve Martin Mull Show.

Circa, oh, 1979? Earlier? In the Great Southeast Music Hall in Atlanta. Steve Martin made balloon animals and played banjo, but Martin Mull wore a rainbow wig and played slide guitar with a giant (I mean, GIANT) vibrator. And though context is much in comedy, everyone in that tiny club knew they were in the presence of greatness.

I did get to see Steve Martin on his first Tonight Show appearance, where he "read the phone book" (anyone see that? "Figueroa Wonderbutt"?) and played a joke on the eight million people who were changing channels. For those of us who stayed up late and went to school the next morning, it was as though we had seen a prophet.

#35 cristina

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 05:48 AM

In addition to the aforementioned Mr. Jones:

Garry Moore
Carol Burnett when she was first on TV with Garry Moore
Bob and Ray
Groucho
Lucy
Lily Tomlin
Early Whoopi
Kathy and Mo

My friend Kimball, my friend Claire
Mexico Cooks!

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#36 The Scream

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 06:21 AM

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Dallas Raines, the weatherman.
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#37 omnivorette

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 12:51 PM

Ah, Kathy and Mo. First time I saw them live I almost split a gut.
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#38 Evelyn

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 01:53 PM

In Living Color

Jim Carey when he was working small comedy clubs and later as Fire Marshal Bill

#39 Liza

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 02:21 PM

Prime SNL with Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest and Martin Short. Men's Synchronized Swimming sketch? Jack Rogers Jr. 100,000 dollar Jack-Pot Wad?
Blackadder, especially seasons two and three.
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#40 g.johnson

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 02:49 PM

Peter Cook
Eddie Izzard
Bill Bailey
Billy Connolly (but not lately)
Steve Coogan
Rowan Atkinson
Jennifer Saunders
The Fast Show (aka Brilliant)
The Office
Little Britain
Never Mind the Buzzcocks
Have I Got New for You
Black Books
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#41 Wilfrid1

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 02:51 PM

Eddie Izzard makes me laugh. Laugh out loud, laugh till it hurts, sometimes tears.


You must thank me for discovering him. (Okay, everyone else would have discovered him anyway, but I was first :P ).
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#42 ngatti

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 02:53 PM

Abbott and Costello

"Who's On First"

I never ever tire of it.
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#43 Wilfrid1

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 03:00 PM


Something about Fawlty Towers always makes me laugh.

Did you know that Connie Booth, who played the blonde waitress with the really fine body, co-wrote the series with Cleese?


Just to round out the picture, they were married at the time.

Peter Cook is probably the funniest man of the twentieth century. The funniest man in New York today, present company excepted, is Seth Rudetsky.
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#44 rancho_gordo

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 03:19 PM

Just added Eddie Izzard to the Netfliz queue based on so many diverse recommendations. I even moved him to the top of the queue, above Susan Hayworth in I Want to Live! so there will be hell to pay if he isn't funny.

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#45 Wilfrid1

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 03:20 PM

He wears nicer frocks than Susan Hayward, anyway.
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