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#1 The Scream

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 09:39 PM

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

The Onion makes me laugh, but in a different way. It's more of the constant, quiet laughing and amusement. Girl Moved To Tears By Of Mice And Men Cliffs Notes

Chris Rock and Carlos Mencia make me laugh. But I sometimes find it an effort to sit through what are dud moments for me to get to the laughs.

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#2 hollywood

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 09:44 PM

Something about Fawlty Towers always makes me laugh.

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#3 Miguel Gierbolini

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 10:17 PM

People. Often words.
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#4 Maurice Naughton

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 11:23 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?
Cambridge University Professor of Electrical Engineering, Sir Charles Oatley, in October, 1948, along with his student Dennis McMullan, began the research that led to the production of the first scanning electron microscope in 1965.

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#5 Maurice Naughton

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 11:30 PM

Well, Lord Buckley and Ernie Kovacs and Sid Caesar used to. But they're dead.
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Posted 27 August 2006 - 11:37 PM

Sid Caesar ... But they're dead.


are you sure?
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Posted 27 August 2006 - 11:50 PM

H. Allen Smith. Very old school.
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Posted 27 August 2006 - 11:52 PM

Dame Edna
Tracey Ullman
Waiting for Guffman
Nichols and May
When Lucy's nose caught on fire when she lit a cigarette

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 12:12 AM

tragedy is when i cut my finger; comedy is when rancho gordo walks into an open sewer and dies.

mel brooks said it. report him, not me.

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#10 The Scream

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 12:15 AM

Dame Edna, too.

Tracy Ullman, she's great. I don't find her hysterically funny like I do Izzard. Some people don't get him either.

I think Gene Hackman, Tommy Lee Jones and Robert DeNiro are great at deadpan humor.
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#11 cristina

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 01:03 AM

Waiting for Guffman, oh yes.

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 01:54 AM

three men in a boat, period.
and my goofy pets and my other significant others :P
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#13 omnivorette

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 02:02 AM

old Woody Allen
Sid Caeser
The 2,000 year old man
Mel Brooks
Nichols & May
Tom Lehrer
Alan Sherman
Lucy
Carl Reiner
Larry David
Anna Russell
Lenny Bruce

to name a few
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#14 The Scream

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 02:10 AM

Da Ali G Show
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#15 Maurice Naughton

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 02:14 AM

Birthday


Sid Caesar ... But they're dead.


are you sure?

Oops. Sorry, sid. Happy Birthday, Nick.
Cambridge University Professor of Electrical Engineering, Sir Charles Oatley, in October, 1948, along with his student Dennis McMullan, began the research that led to the production of the first scanning electron microscope in 1965.

I thought you'd want to know.