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Who is your favorite comedian?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 8, 2010

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“Dane Cook, because he is really funny and sarcastic too.”

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“Eddie Murphy. He does very good impersonations.”

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“Dennis Miller from ‘Saturday Night Live.’ I think he’s hilarious.”

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“Richard Pryor because he is the funniest person I’ve ever seen, period.”


terrapin2 7 years ago

Ditto what AreUNorml said. Bill Hicks was the best!!

Johnna Feugate 7 years ago

I saw George Carlin in 2006 (Parsons, Kansas), he was pick for sure!

looza 7 years ago

Robert Shimmel.....nuff said!

Kevin Sontag 7 years ago

Mary Winter fails. The other three people on the street are successful.

I will add Mitch Hedberg and Richard Jeni (both RIP) to the mix.

DillonBarnes 7 years ago

Brian Regan! Mitch Hedberg Kat Williams Jim Gaffigan

off the top of my head

trinity 7 years ago

jeff dunham, does he count as a comedian? i think so. also-ron white. yeah i know, but i can't help it; "they call me tater salad" makes me lmao every dang time. "i don't wanna be drunk in public, i wanna be drunk in the BAR!"

whats_going_on 7 years ago

hmmm not sure...Paul Rudd is up there...and he's a Kansan...and pretty sexy...score :)

yankeevet 7 years ago

Richard Pryor; George Carlin............RIP

Thinking_Out_Loud 7 years ago

Lewis Black. But thinking about the fact that THIS guy is the best I can come up with for a favorite comedian makes we want to take a pencil out of a box, sharpen it, sit down at a desk, and stab the pencil through my temple!

somedude20 7 years ago

I was so poor as a child that if I were not born a boy, I would have had nothing to play with

somedude20 7 years ago

I was so poor as a child that if I were not born a boy, I would have had nothing to play with

beatrice 7 years ago

Keep repeating yourself like that and you will go blind.

riverdrifter 7 years ago

My wife's cooking is so bad that the flies pitched in to fix the screen door. I leave dental floss in the kitchen and watch the roaches hang themselves.

nobody1793 7 years ago

I lika dat Chico Marx. He talka funny.

riverdrifter 7 years ago

When I was born the doctor slapped my mother.

jaybark 7 years ago

"dr. pepper" at yuk yuks in toronto

parrothead8 7 years ago

Mitch Hedberg most recently, but my all-time favorite is Bill Cosby. Funniest, and most original, G-rated comedian ever.

Ricky_Vaughn 7 years ago

Agree. It's harder to be funny and G-rated. This is why I can't call Richard Pryor one of my all time faves...

PapaB 7 years ago

Right now - Zach Galifianakis

Ever - Bill Cosby

kernal 7 years ago

Robin Williams. He did a spontaneous routine on that interview show, hosted by Jack Kerouac's son (Stage Door?), that still makes me laugh. After him: George Carlin, Bill Cosby and Spacehog.

Sw33tKatt 7 years ago

Adam Sandler, Dave Chepelle, CHRIS FARLEY (tear RIP), Tina Fey

whats_going_on 7 years ago

how can I forget ELLEN????

When she actually did standup, she was really funny. I love her show, she's great.

Mary Darst 7 years ago

Tator Salad!!! Robin Williams and Bill Mayar. And George Carlin.

Fugu 7 years ago

George far. RIP.

Although Daniel Tosh is a new up and coming favorite.

DillonBarnes 7 years ago

I completely forgot about Daniel Tosh, saw him a few years ago when he came to Lawrence.

mom_of_three 7 years ago

I love Bill Cosby. I also like Ellen Degeneres and Lewis Black.

Jeanne Robertson is also hilarious. She is also part motivational speaker. But she has a piece called "don't bungee jump naked" on youtube..... OMG, so funny...

Mike Hatch 7 years ago

Phyllis Diller!

Jim Gaffigan is pretty good too, always laugh at the Hot Pockets lines.

Ricky_Vaughn 7 years ago

Thanks for being the first to mention Jim Carrey!

Sheryl Wiggins 7 years ago

Eddie Izzard Stephen Wright Jim Gaffigan Bill Cosby. I was just listenin to "Noah--right" last weekend and it's still funny The Smothers Brothers Mitch Hedberg and someone wh's name escapes me but she did a bit about her brother changing his name to Sulieman...... and Spacehog

countrygirl 7 years ago

Gabriel Iglesias I'm not fat, I'm fluffy.

countrygirl 7 years ago

Gabriel Iglesias I'm not fat, I'm fluffy.

riverdrifter 7 years ago

Once in a restaurant I made a toast to my wife, "To the best woman a man ever had". The waiter joined me.

ozzynbn 7 years ago

Rodney Carrington. Check out youtube for videos. He is hilarious.

gphawk89 7 years ago

Top four for me are: Richard Pryor Steve Martin Bill Cosby Robin Williams Hard to pick one favorite. They all have (or had) their own unique way of making folks laugh, Bill with G-rated stuff, Steve and Robin PG, and Richard going the R route. But all very funny.

Ricky_Vaughn 7 years ago

Hard to pick "the one". George Carlin, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Cosby, Bill Hicks, Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle, Chris Farley, and David Allan Grier are some of my faves. Toss up between Carlin and Cosby for me.

I once saw a Tom Papa special (current host of The Marriage Ref) and almost died laughing. PG rated too.

PS - Don't waste your time on Pablo Francisco. I saw him live in KC once and the house comedian was better.

jaycat 7 years ago

The cast of the Carol Burnett Show, Johnny Carson as Floyd R Turbo along with most of the before mentioned comidians in previous post.

Can't think of just one favorite comidian, they all made me laugh at one time or another.

kernal 7 years ago

Don't know how I could have forgottenTim Conway. When they gave him free rein during a skit, he ran with it. He was the best part of that show.

Paul R Getto 7 years ago

Sarah Palin and Pilonidal Cyst come to mind.

beatrice 7 years ago

Deceased: George Carlin, Richard Pryor

Living: Wanda Sykes

No love for Chris Rock from anybody?

mom_of_three 7 years ago

yeah, wanda sykes is good, too, and ron white and bill engvall.

somedude20 7 years ago

Not one said David Cross yet? My god!

Tony Kisner 7 years ago

My kids. Hey dad I need a new car! Hey dad I want to live off campus! Dad I want to hang in Paris this summer. - They kill me.

ferrislives 7 years ago

Richard Pryor Jim Gaffigan Mitch Hedberg Steven Wright Brian Regan Harland Williams Dave Attel Kathleen Madigan James P. Connolly Russel Peters ...just to name a few.

Scott Drummond 7 years ago

Can't believe it hasn't been said, but....our very own Tom Shewmon.

His stuff can be pretty funny if in the right frame of mind. His recent routine re: his "significant" investments in BP stock and decision to hold (as the stock has declined by 37-38% or so) is my favorite.

beatrice 7 years ago

It isn't polite to laugh at "special" people.

slang4d 7 years ago

Jay Maus Adri Pendergrass Ed Parker Sara Langford Zach White Mattt Mcinnis

All local- support local comedy!!

Deja Coffin 7 years ago

Conrad Courtney..... Steve Kramer....... also great local guys!

By the way...... I'm back, better then ever, and blessed!!!

amesn 7 years ago

Jo Koy and Paul Rudd Thank you higher power for no one mentioning Larry the Cable Guy..ugghh

amesn 7 years ago

Oh and I forgot about another Kansas favorite in Jason Sudeikis (sp?)

denak 7 years ago

Old guys and gals: Steve Martin, John Belushi, Rita Radner, Erma Bombeck and Lucy.

New guys and gals: Jeff Dunham, Tina Fey, Ralphie May and Gabriel Iglesias.

denak 7 years ago

Old guys and gals: Steve Martin, John Belushi, Rita Radner, Erma Bombeck and Lucy.

New guys and gals: Jeff Dunham, Tina Fey, Ralphie May and Gabriel Iglesias.

independant1 7 years ago

Dan Akroid, Jane Curtain

Point Counterpoint satire, Saturday Night Live

Classic argumentum ad hominem, "Jane you ignorant $1ut....."

JayCat_67 7 years ago

George Carlin (S,P,F,C,CS,MF,& T!), Jeff Dunham ("Silence! I KEEL you!). My daughter also watches this guy called Dmitri (sp?) Martin and his stuff is kind of out there, but pretty funny. And Monty Python ("You've got two empty 'alves of coconuts and you're banging them together.) Six very funny guys.

Ricky_Vaughn 7 years ago

What's the airspeed velocity of an unlaiden swallow?

beatrice 7 years ago

and t doesn't even belong on the list!

Jeff Cuttell 7 years ago

Steve Martin Jerry Seinfeld Sam Kinneson Lisa Lampineli Greg Geraldo Dangerfield Jeffrey Ross all for stand up many others for their comedy on TV

acg 7 years ago

Man there are so many: George Carlin, Lisa Lampinelli, Ron White ( I have tix for his upcoming TPAC show-can't wait), Bob Saget (saw him last year at Midland and he was too funny), John Caparillo, Sebastian Caustillo, Richard Pryor, there's this rather large Mexican dude who does a show called I'm Not Fat I'm Fluffy-can't remember his name but he kills me and I also love Ellen's early stuff.

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