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Old 16-08-2011, 02:27
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Someone here jolted my memory, it's John Bishop.
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Old 16-08-2011, 02:28
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That guy has been around since atleast the 80s.
I dont like him personally, but he isnt as bad as most.
That's me told

I think I only saw him a few years ago.
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Old 16-08-2011, 02:29
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Someone here jolted my memory, it's John Bishop.
I can't find him funny as he has a strong resemblance to someone I knew years ago who was also a Liverpudlian and was a really nasty piece of work. Bit unfortunate really. He might be the funniest bloke in the world but when a comedian looks like someone you hate, it's hard to find them funny.
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Old 16-08-2011, 02:36
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I can't find him funny as he has a strong resemblance to someone I knew years ago who was also a Liverpudlian and was a really nasty piece of work. Bit unfortunate really. He might be the funniest bloke in the world but when a comedian looks like someone you hate, it's hard to find them funny.
Funny you should say that because his face reminds me of someone too and he was a nasty piece as well.
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Old 16-08-2011, 02:50
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If you guys don't like a lot of the comedy on Tv now, Stewart Lee is worth a look at for an alternative form of comedy.
He isnt some obscure comidiam who is filmed on mobile phones in crappy bars. He has dvds and does tv work on the bcc, he is just on times when many dont see him. Some of his stuff is on youtube and worth a look.

That said I dont mind micheal mcintyre who is the most basic form of comedy as he does have some pretty good material.
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Old 16-08-2011, 03:12
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Russel Brand (I'm posh and big words are funny when mixed with random cutesey gobbledegook)
Russell Brand is from Thurrock, had a difficult childhood and youth and is anything but posh.

What's wrong with 'big words'?
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Old 16-08-2011, 03:22
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98% of the names on this thread are desperately unfunny with Lee Evans and Russell bloody Howard top of my list. Ben Elton thats another one . Bernard Manning was funnier than Ben Elton ...controversial but true .
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Old 16-08-2011, 03:23
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Personally I don't find Lee Evans funny at all and I hardly ever (or never) laugh at Ricky Gervais.

Russell Brand isn't funny in the slightest.

Chris Addison can provide a little chuckle here or there but then I want the Mock The Week team to sort their heads out and stop using him so much.


Gina Yashere and Andi Osho are so unfunny it's unbelievable. They always make jokes about the fact that they're black.

And then there's Zoe Lyons. Sometimes she makes Gina and Andi look good.
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Old 16-08-2011, 03:26
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I hardly ever (or never) laugh at Ricky Gervais.
Well, it's one or the other, surely!?
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Old 16-08-2011, 03:28
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Russell Brand is from Thurrock, had a difficult childhood and youth and is anything but posh.

What's wrong with 'big words'?
Don't get defensive about him, people like him otherwise he wouldnt be a comedian, I personally dont find him funny and you do, I am not gonna have a keybord war over it lol.
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Old 16-08-2011, 03:34
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Peter Kaye, Lenny Henry, Victoria Wood.
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Old 16-08-2011, 03:36
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Can't stand Alan Carr either.
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Old 16-08-2011, 03:41
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From years ago, I never found Tommy Cooper funny. Or Little and Large.
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Old 16-08-2011, 07:22
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Likewise.

But I will make a special exception to mention that bellend Russell Brand. Who the hell gave him a career?
i have to agree ,im a placid man but i would like to set his hair on fire
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Old 16-08-2011, 07:31
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Larry the Cable Guy is not funny. He's just immature and gross. I heard better jokes in Junior High.

And I'm not even sure Larry (real name is Dan Whitney) qualifies as a Redneck. He's from Minnesota and his accent is fake.

Here he is in his early days
Warning: some cursing
http://youtu.be/Nqm-vKWEkoU

I find Bill Engvall and Jeff Foxworthy pretty funny. They talk about real-life things and they are much less vulgar than Ron White or Larry. Bill and Jeff also seem to really be themselves, while obviously Larry is a character.
Noooooo don't destroy my image of Mater in the cars films seriously though I didn't know he was meant to be a comedian.

I'll give most comics a go as it can't be easy for them and on game shows like Mock the Week I have found quite a few funny, however on Saturday, we watched Andy Parsons on comedy central and it was abysmal and cringeworthy, the most unfunny thing I'd seen in a while!! The people weren't laughing out loud but the odd spattering of giggles and those that were giggling the "jokes" were pointless. I like the guy and hope he can stick to Mock the Week, he does much better bouncing off the other guys around him in the non scripted parts.
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Old 16-08-2011, 07:42
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John Bishop - Smug ****
I don't mind some Liverpool accents, but his just grates on me and I have to switch over whenever he comes on TV.

Victoria Wood does come across as being a bit miserable at times and it seems like she doesn't really want to do it anymore.

James Corden and Ricky Gervais, one trick ponies.
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Old 16-08-2011, 07:44
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Jo Brand -I'm fat, blah blah blah, I'm fat, blah blah blah

Just don't find her funny after the first 5 minutes and I realised she just has one joke.
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Old 16-08-2011, 07:48
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Frankie Boyle bores me to death. All he does is try to be as controversial as possible, and he tries far too hard. it's dull.

I've never found Ricky Gervais particularly amusing either.

Michael McIntyre can be funny at times, but there's summat about him that makes me want to smack him one.
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Old 16-08-2011, 07:51
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That Millican woman.
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Old 16-08-2011, 07:52
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Oh some comedians I love to hate:

Chris Addison: Stupid ramblings, not funny
Russell Howard: It's always "imagine that" or "I had this friend" or "stereotypical dumb northener accent"
Sarah Millican: She's got no funny at all!
Frankie Boyle: Most of the time he's good but then he reuses way too much material and recently has tried to be too shocking - which has kind of cost him his career.
Gene Yashere and Andi Osho - It's always material about being black, WTH?
Ii don't remember Russell Howard doing a northern accent. Lee Evans is OTT and swears so much it distracts from any of the jokes
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Old 16-08-2011, 08:06
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John Bishop - Smug ****
Unintelligible.
That Millican woman.
Just plain old crap.
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Old 16-08-2011, 08:07
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Roy 'chubby' Brown.
Jo '2 jokes' Brand (hate men, cake in case you wondered)
Russell Brand (except Manuelgate, which I found funny).
Eddy Izzard - I think he might be quite good, but I can never get into his style.
AS per OP, Victoria Wood. NOT FUNNY.

edit:

Damm , missed this - thought I got there first

Jo Brand -I'm fat, blah blah blah, I'm fat, blah blah blah

Just don't find her funny after the first 5 minutes and I realised she just has one joke.
Totally agree, except she has the "men" jokes too.
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Old 16-08-2011, 08:08
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I can't stand Lee Evans. I don't think I've met many people who have reached adulthood who do.
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Old 16-08-2011, 08:12
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Vic and Bob - guys you are NOT Morecambe and wise

female comedians - with a few exceptions women are not funny
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Old 16-08-2011, 08:14
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Jo Brand -I'm fat, blah blah blah, I'm fat, blah blah blah

Just don't find her funny after the first 5 minutes and I realised she just has one joke.
To be fair, inbetween her fat joke she says nasty things about her husband which are, aparently, hilarious every time.
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