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Old December 3rd, 2009, 12:17 AM
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Default Newsweek - 12 Comics Who Aren't Funny

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Can you think of any others?
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 12:34 AM
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Default Re: Newsweek - 12 Comics Who Aren't Funny

For the record those 12 Comics are:
  1. Larry the Cable Guy
  2. Carlos Mencia
  3. Howie Mandel
  4. Dane Cook
  5. Gallagher
  6. Andrew Dice Clay
  7. Emo Philips
  8. Jay Leno
  9. Jeff Dunham
  10. Pauly Shore
  11. Carrot Top
  12. Yakov Smirnoff
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 11:58 PM
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Russell Brand: He looks like he should be in The Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 06:44 AM
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Can you think of any others?
I would like to add:

Dennis Miller

the "comic" who appears on Keith Olbermann occassionally (surprised I can't remember his name)
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Old December 4th, 2009, 03:11 PM
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Default Re: Newsweek - 12 Comics Who Aren't Funny

Not sure if these are considered to be "comics", but
Will Ferrell
Adam Sandler
Steve Carrell
Jim Carrey
Jack Black
Seth Rogan

Or anyone else off the SNL circuit that does slapstick, stupid movies like these. Just my opinion, as I hate these kinds of movies. But I really cannot stand these unfunny men.
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SG - I agree with your choices except for Steve Carrell & Jack Black. I do enjoy both of them but as "actors" rather than "comedians". Carrell is as funny as his lines are written. Have you seen "Little Miss Sunshine"? and Jack Black is pretty funny, in a comic movie. But again, that just depends on the script. Would I pay to see any of them do a "stand-up" routine? Definitely NO!

Jim Carrey USED to be funny when he was on tv on that show "Living Color". But, I don't think he is very funny now.
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SG, I believe we're talking about people who stand in front of an audience and tell jokes. What you have are comic actors, some of whom probably have done standup, but if they have, I haven't heard of it.

The Newsweek list is surprisingly accurate. I would probably add Richard Belzer to that list ('though he's great on SVU or whatever show that is) and take off Carrot Top who manages to be pretty clever sometimes.

I understand his appeal to young people, and I have several of his recordings, but Dane Cook is the kind of funny that definitely seems to elude most people over twenty-five. It's mostly about delivery in his case, and the way he will talk about some things other comics don't. I've tried to explain this to my students who LOVE Cook, but to no avail. They do agree with me that it's his delivery that makes him memorable, however, so I'm not giving up hope on them.

Jeff Dunham's popularity is a complete mystery to me.

Matapule, I totally understand why some people don't find Dennis Miller funny, but his standup can be SOOO good. He's lost his edge, no doubt, but at his best he was one of my favorites.
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take off Carrot Top who manages to be pretty clever sometimes.

I totally understand why some people don't find Dennis Miller funny, but his standup can be SOOO good. He's lost his edge, no doubt, but at his best he was one of my favorites.
The Top shouldn't have pumped himself up. That career move went the way of Joe Piscipo.

I enjoy both Dennis Miller from the right, and Bill Maher from the left. I guess I'm a flip flop, flippity flop. I like to change my mind, and no make hard head.

Jeanne Garafalo who has good roles on tv and movies takes her personal views too seriously. There should be a game show of "make Jeanne Garafalo smile."
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Bill Cosby for obvious reasons.
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Kathy Griffin
Sarah Silverman
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