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flo's avatar

Which comedians do you find are funny without being anti-social?

Asked by flo (7377 points ) February 13th, 2014

Anti-social meaning for example, glamorizing drug use, here Bill Maher making it appear a funny matter, and thereby creating the demand. And going against the fact that putting harmful substances into your body is dumb anyway.
So, it wouldn’t be Bill Maher for eg. or Denis Miller, just to mention two comedians.

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ragingloli's avatar

Jimmy fucking Carr.

glacial's avatar

Bill Maher.

flo's avatar

@ragingloli what makes him not anti-social? I’m not familiar with him.

flo's avatar

@glacial Bill Maher is anti-social.

talljasperman's avatar

Weird al Yankovich.

glacial's avatar

I don’t think Bill Maher particularly glamourizes drug use. He takes drugs, and is not secretive about it. I’m sure he couldn’t care less whether anyone else took them.

I also disagree that “glamourizing drug use” is a measure of whether a person is anti-social. Your question makes no sense to me.

flo's avatar

Maybe the word is sociopath not anti-social.

@glacial
-And the sky is not blue.
-And deterrring people from using substances (including marijuana) is what makes a person anti-social.
-And you’re supposed to teach your children how to possibly end up dead, of course, or be a drig dealer…....I can see what you mean now, I don’t know where my head was.

glacial's avatar

@flo I have no idea what you are talking about.

flo's avatar

@talljasperman I have never heard anything sociopathic from him. He practices Do no harm?

GloPro's avatar

Hmmm, how about Jimmy Fallon?

zenvelo's avatar

@flo You seem to have a resentment against Bill Maher this week, but I would argue he is pro social. He’s opposed to right wing corporatists and self righteous religionists who hide behind intellectually weak beliefs.

whitenoise's avatar

Eddie Izzard.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Jimmy Fallon. I am looking forward to his new role.

Darth_Algar's avatar

I’m guessing @flo understands neither the term antisocial nor sociopath.

SecondHandStoke's avatar

Comedy is subjective.

Therefore all opinions posted here are too.

Not that I’m justifying Maher’s existence in any way.

keobooks's avatar

I guess you could count Sinbad, but he is TERRIBLE and not funny at all. I think if someone describes your standup routine as honest, clean and gentle—you should notice that they don’t say funny.

flo's avatar

Thanks to all who actually answered the question.

flo's avatar

I just googled it there is so many more the list is long. Bill Engvall, Jim Gaffigan, Ellen Degenerous, Jerry Seinfeld, ....

I don’t know John Hodgman, I know little of Frank Caliendo but they are is supposed to be among them.

And those are just the ones from this decade or two!

Leanne1986's avatar

Jennifer Saunders

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