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Hankster

Social climber
Texas/Boulder
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 10, 2011 - 03:58pm PT
Old Steve Martin is my fave!

Credit: interweb

Caylor
ground_up

Trad climber
mt. hood /baja
Jan 10, 2011 - 04:04pm PT
One of the best.... and a helluva banjo picker .... when dood got
serious
Steve L

Gym climber
SUR
Jan 10, 2011 - 04:11pm PT
Daniel Tosh
eKat

climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Jan 10, 2011 - 04:11pm PT
HohMahn. . . remember when he drove a 914 Porsche on stage (JohhnyCarson) and just sat there beeping the horn. . . then got out, walked up to the mic and said. . . "Yeah. . . I'm a honky!"

:-)

HILARIOUS!

eKat
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Jan 10, 2011 - 04:12pm PT
Richard Pryor "That Nigger's Crazy".. Funniest thing I have ever heard in my entire life..

There is no best....

locker

Social climber
Jan 10, 2011 - 04:16pm PT
Best CURRENT "Stand Up Comedian" (IMO)...


...



Best OVERALL I'd give to Richard Pryor...

Ben Harland

Social climber
Baltimore, MD
Jan 10, 2011 - 04:16pm PT
Richard Pryor. Some people will argue Lenny Bruce for the influence he had. Or Bill Cosby...

Now, "funniest person" is a different matter. Then I go with Peter Cook.
locker

Social climber
Jan 10, 2011 - 04:17pm PT

SH!T I forgot about Don Rickles...

He's GOT to be in there TOO!!!...

BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Jan 10, 2011 - 04:19pm PT
Agree with all mentioned classics. Just watched Dynamite Chicken and Sunset Strip the other day. David Cross is pretty good, if you pick the right one to watch. Louis CK is one ive gotten into lately, he's great. The comedians of comedy group is pretty good too, but lots lots of sucker vids out there. Zach Galifinkkkiiittiits live at the purple onion is real good if you like him. Sarah Silverman, she makes my belly yuk and my donger longer.
BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Jan 10, 2011 - 04:20pm PT
Watch the don rickles project on netflix instant, its only on for a couple more days. Brilliant.
BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Jan 10, 2011 - 04:21pm PT
Lest we not forget henny youngman. Dunno why, but the fiddle made him funnier.
Ben Harland

Social climber
Baltimore, MD
Jan 10, 2011 - 04:22pm PT
Yes, Louis CK. His "suck a bag of dicks" bit had me going. "What am I supposed to do, lick the bag?"

And Sarah Silverman's "Jesus is Magic" is a real favourite.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 10, 2011 - 04:23pm PT
George Carlin for sure.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 10, 2011 - 04:24pm PT
RODNEY DANGERFIELD


(or George Carlin)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 10, 2011 - 04:32pm PT
Don Rickles and George are right there but I have to give the nod to Lenny Bruce
although it could be argued that he wasn't a comedian.

"The only honest art form is laughter, comedy.
You can't fake it... try to fake three laughs in an hour - ha ha ha ha ha -
they'll take you away, man. You can't."

Lenny Bruce

I've this entire schtick on LP so imagine my delight to find the punch line on YouTube!
This is one of his best. He's going on about 'mixed marriages' or bigotry if you will: (it is only 50 seconds)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf7ZKm3m24Q

BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Jan 10, 2011 - 04:40pm PT
Lenny was a genius.
Captain...or Skully

climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Jan 10, 2011 - 04:42pm PT
Steve Martin works for me. Dude's got baloney in his shoes.
BooDawg

Social climber
Polynesian Paradise
Jan 10, 2011 - 05:15pm PT
I've gotta go with Robin Williams.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcnFbCCgTo4&feature=related
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 10, 2011 - 05:19pm PT
Okay so I LOVE Andy Kaufman and Bill Hicks .....sadly both RIP.

Kaufman for his total obtuse stuff. Would have made a brillian Cirque du Soleil clown in the manner of John Gilkey - who isn't a stand up comedian but one of the most physically hilarious people I've ever had the honour to watch perform.

Hicks because he was just laff-out-loud hilarious.



rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 10, 2011 - 05:35pm PT
Yeah , Andy Kauffman...Tony Clifton made cry i was laughing so hard...rj
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