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Do you have a favorite comedian?

Asked by jca2 (9752points) May 20th, 2020

Do you have a favorite comedian?

This question came to me because I saw the new Netflix Jerry Seinfeld stand up the other night and I was telling my family how funny it was. Also, I just read a New Yorker interview with Ben Stiller, about growing up with his dad Jerry Stiller.

I wouldn’t say Jerry is my favorite comedian but it was a good show.

When I was younger, I’d have said Steve Martin when he was doing standup and was on SNL.

I really appreciate the humor of Dave Chappelle. I love Chris Rock’s standup shows.

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

The people you listed are all pretty funny to me.
I also like George Carlin, Jim Gaffigan,Ellen and Steven Wright

Caravanfan's avatar

At the moment Ricky Gervais

SQUEEKY2's avatar

My two all time favourites are Bill Ingvall, and Jeff Dunham.

LostInParadise's avatar

Tim Minchin, though I have not seen anything new from him lately

rockfan's avatar

George Carlin is my all time favorite, but Steven Wright is a close second

ucme's avatar

Frankie Boyle
Ricky Gervais
Peter Kay
Sarah Millican
Lee Evans

LuckyGuy's avatar

Sebastian Maniscalco

His routine is also physical. He can move like a gazelle!

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

A three way tie from Kevin Nealon on SNL as the anchor man for Weekend Update, New Rules skits by Bill Maher on HBO, and Gabriel Iglesias “fluffy”.

Jonsblond's avatar

John Mulaney
Patton Oswalt
Bill Burr
Jim Jefferies

rockfan's avatar

@Jonsblond

Great picks. I especially love Jim Jefferies standup about gun control:

Part 1:
https://youtu.be/0rR9IaXH1M0

Part 2:
https://youtu.be/a9UFyNy-rw4

jca2's avatar

@rockfan: Thanks for that! Hilarious!

drivegg's avatar

Hard to choose just one.. Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Marc Maron is my favorite podcaster but I love him too much, David Mitchell, James Acaster.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I see that my link was bad so I’m reposting.

Sebastian Maniscalco
Checking in at the airport

At the hotel in Vegas

jca2's avatar

@LuckyGuy: Both were hilarious!

I was trying to place his accent. His “a’s” are a little flat, like mid-west, and I see he’s from Chicago.

LuckyGuy's avatar

@jca2 Good accent observation! It definitely wasn’t NY or Staten Island Italian. but I could not place it.
I like the way he moves. His whole body is involved in the story, e.g. duct taping the Igloo cooler. packing, etc.
Like a dancer, some of his seemingly casual moves retake a lot of strength.

jca2's avatar

@LuckyGuy: Yeah I did observe that he’s in great shape. :)

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