Wednesday, April 21, 2010

People Who Are Funny

Last week, I declared that Tina Fey isn't funny.

An anonymous reader replied to the post and asked a very reasonable question:

Who do you think is funny?

So here's a list of people I consider funny. Some of these people make me laugh out loud. Some of these people are more subtle in their humor. Some of these people made me laugh for one thing while others for a multitude of reasons. Some of these people aren't always funny. Some of these people aren't as funny as they used to be. Some of these people are sadly no longer with us.

I'm sure I'll leave some people off but away we go:

Mel Brooks
Gene Wilder
Richard Pryor
Bill Cosby
Ernie Kovacs
George Burns
Charlie Chaplin
Laurel & Hardy
The Marx Brothers
The Three Stooges
Harold Lloyd
Buster Keaton
John Candy
Eugene Levy
Joe Flaherty
Rick Moranis & Dave Thomas (a.k.a. Bob & Doug McKenzie)
Gilda Radner
Larraine Newman
Jane Curtin
Madeline Kahn
Bea Arthur
Slim Whitman
Carol Burnett
Harvey Korman
Tim Conway
Peter Sellers
John Belushi & Dan Aykroyd
Robin Williams
Abbott & Costello
W.C. Fields
Yogi Berra
Mel Blanc (the voice & mind behind Bugs Bunny)
Bill Murray
Catherine O'Hara
Andrea Martin
Flip Wilson
George Wallace (no not that George Wallace)
Monthy Python
Peter Cook & Dudley Moore
Rowan Atkinson
Eddie Murphy
Dennis Miller
Dana Carvey
Billy Crystal
Christopher Guest
Cheech & Chong
Wendy Liebman
John Larroquette
Not The Nine O'Clock News
Sam Kinison
Steve Landesberg
Benny Hill
Chris Farley
Steve Martin
Weird Al Yankovic
Leslie Nielsen
The Kids In The Hall
David & Jerry Zucker (creators of Airplane)
The Smothers Brothers
Woody Allen
Jon Byner
Bob Einstein (a.k.a. Super Dave Osborne)
Trey Parker & Matt Stone (creators of South Park)
Jeffrey Tambor
Gary Shandling
Johnny Carson
Conan O'Brien
Martin Short
Harry Shearer
Robert Klein
The cast of Taxi
Wayne & Shuster
Steven Wright
Sacha Baron Cohen
Bob Newhart
Jackie Mason
Rodney Dangerfield
David Brenner
David Steinberg
Mike Myers
Red Foxx
Dick Gregory
Howie Mandel
Walter Matthau
Jackie Gleason & Art Carney
Jerry Lewis
André-Phillipe Gagnon
Dom DeLuise
Jason & Randy Sklar
George Carlin

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