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Old 16-08-2011, 11:10
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I have a few

Victoria Wood (very famous and very popular- justdon't get her at all or why she is considered as funny and talented as she is.)

Lee Mack- Am I missing something that everyone else can see?

Sarah Milican-Is someone I like and find funny, but people say she is hillarious and brilliant and I don't see that and I wouldnt pay to see her, as much as i like to see her now and again on tv.
I'm with you on that, I think he's awful. That TV programme that he has is just terrible, I can't believe it's been recommisioned.

I don't get Lee Evans either, bores the arse off me.
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Old 16-08-2011, 11:12
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Doddys best ever line came when he was up in court for tax evasion.....

"I didn't think i could owe money to the Inland Revenue as i live on the coast"

(might try that one myself soon!)

And yes, John Bishop is AWFUL!
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Old 16-08-2011, 11:14
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Frankie Boyle. No Frankie, being an insensitive **** is not being edgy, its just being an insensitive ****.
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Old 16-08-2011, 11:34
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Morecambe & Wise!
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Old 16-08-2011, 11:37
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John Bishop. Seems like a nice chap but I do not find him funny.

oh and that irritating git that did Britains Got Talent.
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Old 16-08-2011, 11:42
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Keith Lemon or whatever his real name is. I didn't like all that mask stuff, he was still doing jokes about Craig David years after everyone else had forgotten him - even Craig David himself apparently told him at some awards do, 'why don't you do someone more current?!'

As for Celebrity Juice, I think it's just Pavlov's Dogs, the guy says some stupid catchphrase and everyone collapses in laughter just because he has said the catchphrase. There's a lot of comedy like that, or course, but Celebrity Juice has nothing else.
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Old 16-08-2011, 11:43
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John Bishop. Seems like a nice chap but I do not find him funny.

oh and that irritating git that did Britains Got Talent.
He is, friend of a friend of a friend. Top guy.
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Old 16-08-2011, 11:44
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Joe Pesquale (sp)
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Old 16-08-2011, 11:46
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Keith Lemon or whatever his real name is. I didn't like all that mask stuff, he was still doing jokes about Craig David years after everyone else had forgotten him - even Craig David himself apparently told him at some awards do, 'why don't you do someone more current?!'

As for Celebrity Juice, I think it's just Pavlov's Dogs, the guy says some stupid catchphrase and everyone collapses in laughter just because he has said the catchphrase. There's a lot of comedy like that, or course, but Celebrity Juice has nothing else.
It certainly is the epitome of tabloid television, trash. Lemon makes me feel sick.
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Old 16-08-2011, 11:51
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It certainly is the epitome of tabloid television, trash. Lemon makes me feel sick.
You're right. Some women I work with squeal in delight in some of the things he says - 'smash yer back doors in' being an example - but if a man talked like that in the workplace he'd be up on a sexual harrassment charge.
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Old 16-08-2011, 11:57
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It certainly is the epitome of tabloid television, trash. Lemon makes me feel sick.
Glad someone else has said this, can't stand him. Bloody annoying person he is.

Theres quite a long list of comedians I don't find funny, the list of comedians I do like would probably be a lot shorter
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Old 16-08-2011, 11:58
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The sweaty, seathing mass of neurosis known as Lee Evans. I just find him tedious and hard work.

Benny Hill. An entire career around one very flimsy joke, retold again and again in different costumes.

Jim Davidson. Just a waste of space.
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Old 16-08-2011, 11:58
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Lee Evans

the Norman Wisdom impression is wearing thin.............
Lee Evans.

I didn't even like the real Norman Wisdom.
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Old 16-08-2011, 11:59
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To be honest I don't think you can judge any comedian on their TV performances, as they are so constrained by being on TV which, by its very nature, is now a very safe medium.

To really find out how good a comedian is you need to see them live. I've seen many of the names mentioned here live and what people say saying on this thread about most of them doesn't ring true with their live performances.
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Old 16-08-2011, 12:00
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Who would have been every bit as successful without that gimmick of his voice, of course...
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Old 16-08-2011, 12:01
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Jack Whitehall - Just come out of the closet!
That south african guy off Mock the Week
Patrick Kielty - Oh jesus where do I begin
Mark Watson - How the man got his own show I will never know.
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Old 16-08-2011, 12:01
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Lee Evans
Peter Kay
Ricky Gervais

Any woman.
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Old 16-08-2011, 12:02
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To be honest I don't think you can judge any comedian on their TV performances, as they are so constrained by being on TV which, by its very nature, is now a very safe medium.

To really find out how good a comedian is you need to see them live. I've seen many of the names mentioned here live and what people say saying on this thread about most of them doesn't ring true with their live performances.
Yes. Brian Conley being an example. His tv show was just 'okay', I enjoyed his live show tremendously.
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Old 16-08-2011, 12:02
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Jack Whitehall ought to be prosecuted under the Trades Descriptions Act and that's just for starters.
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Old 16-08-2011, 12:02
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Jimmy Carr... do all his jokes have to be about Paedos !!
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Old 16-08-2011, 12:04
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Gervaise - smuggest git on the box.
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Old 16-08-2011, 12:06
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Michael MacIntyre.

Have you ever noticed anything, ever?

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Old 16-08-2011, 12:07
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It certainly is the epitome of tabloid television, trash. Lemon makes me feel sick.
Count me in with that
Apart from four comedians mentioned I find all of the above completely unfunny and agree with the reasons why. Russell Howard is by far the most unfunny person, unfortunately he reminds me of someone I used to know and is about as obnoxious. I used to love Mock the Week but I can't watch it when he is on...which makes me dislike him even more

Maybe I just don't have a sence of humour lol
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Old 16-08-2011, 12:08
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Lee Evans
Peter Kay
Ricky Gervais

Any woman.
Maybe it is because I am a woman... but I do not find female stand ups that funny either.
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Old 16-08-2011, 12:09
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Jo "sit on your face" Brand.
French and Saunders.
Roy Chubby Brown - talking shit isn't funny in an adult.
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