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Paolo Diavolo

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Martinez, California, US

Post some of your favorites.

I know a lot of you guys like Luis CK:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzbURUrgQao

and Jim Gaffigan:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-i9GXbptog

Anthony Jeselnik is on TV right now.
He's pretty funny. I've never seen him before.
All his jokes have the same kind of shock value set up but still hilarious:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFnKTs6CXwQ

Jan 09 13 04:34 pm Link

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Kev Lawson

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Paolo Diavolo wrote:
Post some of your favorites.

There is this guy, I think they call him Paolo Diavolo, you can catch him performing nightly at this place called SF2. tongue

Jan 09 13 04:36 pm Link

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Jan 09 13 04:40 pm Link

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Marc Damon

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Biloxi, Mississippi, US

Richard Pryor and George Carlin are the two funniest mofo's that have ever lived. Everyone else is a very distant second.

Jan 09 13 04:46 pm Link

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Vivus Hussein Denuo

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New York, New York, US

Marc Damon wrote:
Richard Pryor and George Carlin are the two funniest mofo's that have ever lived. Everyone else is a very distant second.

True.  But I'm into Katt Williams now.

Jan 09 13 04:56 pm Link

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Damon Banner

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Hayward, California, US

Vivus Hussein Denuo wrote:

True.  But I'm into Katt Williams now.

That dude hasn't been a comedian in like 4 years.

His recent shows have all gotten horrible reviews.  I went to one of them where he didn't really tell any jokes.  It's sad when you are outshined by your opening comics.  It's even worse when you get booed off a stage in a town where you used to live.

Jan 09 13 04:58 pm Link

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Compass Rose Studios

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Portland, Oregon, US

Doug Stanhope.  One of if not the edgiest and one of the funniest comedians I've run across.

Jan 09 13 05:12 pm Link

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Sam Comer Photography

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Knoxville, Tennessee, US

Compass Rose Studios wrote:
Doug Stanhope.  One of if not the edgiest and one of the funniest comedians I've run across.

His version of the Aristocrats joke from that film was one of the funniest things I've ever seen.

Others I like:

LIVING:

Patton Oswalt - I nearly died of hyperventilation laughing so hard when I saw him live a couple of years ago.

Brian Regan - great "clean" comedian

DEAD:

George Carlin
Richard Pryor
Richard Jeni

Jan 09 13 05:48 pm Link

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Acanthus Tattoos

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Union, New Jersey, US

I like some of the ones already mentioned, here are some funny ones nobody mentioned yet:

Russell Peters
Mitchell and Webb
Gabriel Iglesias

Jan 09 13 05:53 pm Link

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Anna Kl

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

LOUIS CK
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2TDoGsA43Y (part 1 of stand-up)

KEVIN HART
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRGVD-gFuRc (full stand-up)

JIM JEFFERIES
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-RJeqyh-vI (his take on how ridiculous religion and God are -  must see haha)

edit: completely forgot a great one,

BILL BURR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkjGx0RMQTg (full stand up)

Jan 09 13 06:51 pm Link

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MN camera

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, US

Marc Damon wrote:
Richard Pryor and George Carlin are the two funniest mofo's that have ever lived. Everyone else is a very distant second.

/thread

Jan 09 13 06:52 pm Link

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T A X I

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San Diego, California, US

Bill Burr.

Jan 09 13 06:52 pm Link

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Orca Bay Images

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Poulsbo, Washington, US

Vivus Hussein Denuo wrote:
But I'm into Katt Williams now.

So, soon, will a bunch of Katt's new roommates at the state prison.

Jan 09 13 06:54 pm Link

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Poulsbo, Washington, US

Compass Rose Studios wrote:
Doug Stanhope.  One of if not the edgiest and one of the funniest comedians I've run across.

Brutally funny guy. His routines are alone worth the subscription price to XM satellite radio and its uncensored standup channel.

Jan 09 13 06:56 pm Link

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Sam Comer Photography

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Knoxville, Tennessee, US

Damon Banner wrote:

That dude hasn't been a comedian in like 4 years.

His recent shows have all gotten horrible reviews.  I went to one of them where he didn't really tell any jokes.  It's sad when you are outshined by your opening comics.  It's even worse when you get booed off a stage in a town where you used to live.

How would you know if he's being funny or not? You can't understand a word he says.

Jan 09 13 07:04 pm Link

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Marc Damon

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Biloxi, Mississippi, US

MN camera wrote:

/thread

Thanks.

Jan 09 13 07:15 pm Link

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Shon D.- Homme

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, US

PAUL MOONEY.

Jan 09 13 07:17 pm Link

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What Fun Productions

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Phoenix, Arizona, US

Joe Biden.

Jan 09 13 07:18 pm Link

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T A X I

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San Diego, California, US

Marc Damon wrote:
Richard Pryor and George Carlin are the two funniest mofo's that have ever lived. Everyone else is a very distant second.

Shon D.- Homme wrote:
PAUL MOONEY.

Actually you can't mention Pryor without mentioning Paul Mooney.
He did write some of his jokes after all =P

Jan 09 13 07:26 pm Link

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Vivus Hussein Denuo

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New York, New York, US

Damon Banner wrote:

That dude hasn't been a comedian in like 4 years.

His recent shows have all gotten horrible reviews.  I went to one of them where he didn't really tell any jokes.  It's sad when you are outshined by your opening comics.  It's even worse when you get booed off a stage in a town where you used to live.

No argument.  All I know of him is his specials on cable, and he's been amazing in them, both funny, and the hardest working man in comedy.  But maybe they're old routines.  And I have read news stories about him recently...apparently he gets in trouble with the law a lot these days.  But then so did Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor and George Carlin, to name a few.  smile

Jan 09 13 07:53 pm Link

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Marc Damon

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Biloxi, Mississippi, US

T A X I wrote:

Marc Damon wrote:
Richard Pryor and George Carlin are the two funniest mofo's that have ever lived. Everyone else is a very distant second.

Actually you can't mention Pryor without mentioning Paul Mooney.
He did write some of his jokes after all =P

imho, the best partner Pryor had was Gene Wilder.

Jan 09 13 08:14 pm Link

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Apodyopsis

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I'm shamelessly a fan of Chris rock

Jan 09 13 08:35 pm Link

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Garry k

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

I thought GWB jr was quite funny at times but he doesnt perform much any more

Jan 09 13 08:37 pm Link

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Vivus Hussein Denuo

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New York, New York, US

Apodyopsis wrote:
I'm shamelessly a fan of Chris rock

Me, too.

Jan 09 13 09:21 pm Link

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Christopher Willingham

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Long Beach, California, US

What Fun Productions wrote:
Joe Biden.

L.O.L.
Ok - that shit was funny.  Joe is crazy as catshit!

Jan 09 13 09:27 pm Link

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Come on no respect Rodney hands down it gonna b alright.

Jan 09 13 09:28 pm Link

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Christopher Willingham

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Shon D.- Homme wrote:
PAUL MOONEY.

You beat me to it!!!

Btw - have you ever seen Aries Spears impersonation of Paul Mooney?

PRICELESS

Jan 09 13 09:30 pm Link

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Christopher Willingham

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Photoholic wrote:
Come on no respect Rodney hands down it gonna b alright.

Seriously...  The old school brutal comics like Rodney Dangerfield, Red Fox, and Don Rickles gotta be in the top 10 list of all time!  You couldn't pay me to sit in the front row with any of those guys in the house!

Jan 09 13 09:35 pm Link

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sospix

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Orlando, Florida, US

Shecky Greene, or Jonathan Winters  .  .  .  two oldies but goodies  .  .  .  wink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl … HOy5gBJIm0

SOS

Jan 09 13 09:39 pm Link

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Cherrystone

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I was watching that night....I almost pissed myself laughing.
Great one liner at 22 seconds. Another terrific zinger later. Worthwhile short two minutes. RIP Lonesome George.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efHVcgUajtA

Jan 09 13 09:44 pm Link

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Bill Burr
George Carlin
Kevin Hart
Daniel Tosh
Michael Mcdonald
Nick Swardson
Jim Gaffigan

Jan 09 13 11:03 pm Link

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Garry k wrote:
I thought GWB jr was quite funny at times but he doesnt perform much any more

His gig as Chauncey Gardener in the sequel to "Being There" kind of vacillated between nightmare and comedy.

Jan 09 13 11:50 pm Link

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What Fun Productions wrote:
Joe Biden.

Loved how he beat the living shit out of Paul Reubens in the VP debate.

Jan 09 13 11:55 pm Link

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Paolo Diavolo

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Martinez, California, US

Steven Wright is also one of my favs.

Jan 10 13 01:09 am Link

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Patrick Walberg

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Garry k wrote:
I thought GWB jr was quite funny at times but he doesnt perform much any more

YES!!!!  I was going to mention him.  George W Bush is about as funny as any comedian out there!  He can sure duck when shoes are being thrown at him too!  Too bad he was elected to a low paying job ... the great Bob Hope was asked if he would run for President ... being how much Mr Hope was loved, he would have been for sure elected.  However he told Johnny Carson that his wife would kill him if he took such a deep cut in pay, and moved into such a small house.  He was being honest! lol 

My favorite comedian is Jerry Lewis.  Then Robin Williams is next and Eddie Murphy and Jim Carey are next.  All great!

Jan 10 13 01:57 am Link

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Patrick Walberg

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Paolo Diavolo wrote:
Steven Wright is also one of my favs.

I like him!  Saw him and Robin Williams in their early stand up days.  They were great!

Jan 10 13 01:59 am Link

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Portland, Oregon, US

I always liked Jack Benny.

I also liked Steven Wright:  "You can't have everything -- where would you put it?"

Lenny Bruce was funny until he wasn't.

I'm a fan of Steve Martin & Woody Allen.

But I can't pick a favorite.

Jan 10 13 08:53 am Link

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Vintagevista

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Sun City, California, US

Richard Jeni: A Big Steaming Pile of Me

RIP - what a loss

Jan 10 13 09:24 am Link

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Apodyopsis wrote:
I'm shamelessly a fan of Chris rock

Me three or four and you can bet many others agree, he did host the Oscars after all. 

Jim Brewer has his moments, so does Dave Chapelle.  I like the lady from Role Models, she's not a comedian per say.  Martin Short is funny! Is he a comedian?

Jan 10 13 09:29 am Link

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R L P

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Paolo Diavolo wrote:
Steven Wright is also one of my favs.

Was recently watching some of his old work on the YouTube. Great stuff.

... of course, this led me to think about Mitch Hedberg.

Jan 10 13 02:52 pm Link