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Title: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: MontyServo on June 03, 2012, 08:34:49 AM
Hey everyone!  It is that time again.  Time to put things in a list and then assign them some points based on the order and then count up all the points and arrange them in another list.  The List of Crap!

I asked for you to send in your lists.  I got 16 lists in total.  Votes have been tallied.  The results are now final.

The list begins here:

(Mods, sticky this thread please and you can release the other voting thread. Thanks.)
Title: Re: List Of Crap #60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 03, 2012, 08:36:22 AM
Ooo, you work fast (of course, I count manually).  Looking forward to this.
Title: Re: List Of Crap #60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses
Post by: MontyServo on June 03, 2012, 08:42:50 AM
One thing I forgot to add.

I will be posting the usual Youtube clip for each entry, but I encourage everyone to find and post their favorite clips for each entry.  The more the better.  ;D
Title: Re: List Of Crap #60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses
Post by: MontyServo on June 03, 2012, 08:48:03 AM
Number 50
(25 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #4 by George Harrison)
Cary Grant
(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/1723/carygrantt.jpg)

My thoughts:
"Judy, Judy, Judy".  I actually don't think he ever said that in a movie.  Cary Grant is a legend.  Father Goose was a favorite of my Dad when I was young so I saw that one a lot.  When you hear the phrase they don't make movie stars like they used to, he is one the best examples of that. I Was A Male War Bride is also a favorite of mine.

The Wiki:
Archibald Alexander Leach (January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986), better known by his stage name Cary Grant, was an English-American actor. Known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor and "dashing good looks", Grant is considered one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men.

Grant was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. Noted particularly for his work in comedy but also for drama, Grant's best-known films include The Awful Truth (1937), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Gunga Din (1939), The Philadelphia Story (1940), His Girl Friday (1940), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), Notorious (1946), To Catch A Thief (1955), An Affair to Remember (1957), North by Northwest (1959) and Charade (1963).

Nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Actor, for Penny Serenade (1941) and None But the Lonely Heart (1944), and five times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, Grant was continually passed over, and in 1970 was given an Honorary Oscar at the 42nd Academy Awards. Frank Sinatra presented Grant with the award, "for his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues".

The clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/5Jm9EUvwFj4?version=3&hl=en_US

Title: Re: List Of Crap #60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 03, 2012, 08:54:06 AM
I've never seen much Cary Grant, but I LOVE Bringing Up Baby.  It's easy to see Katherine Hepburn as the first manic pixie dream girl, but she's really more like a pretty Homer Simpson, smashing her way through Cary Grant's life with thoughtless and almost gleeful abandon.
Title: Re: List Of Crap #60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses
Post by: MontyServo on June 03, 2012, 09:02:21 AM
Number 49
(25 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #4 by CJones)
Betty White
(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/6145/bettywhiter.jpg)

My thoughts:
My first thoughts when it come to Betty White are of the bitch she played on the Mary Tyler Moore Show.  That was my earliest memory of her.  I think she has near perfect comic timing and a willingness to do anything for a laugh, which probably explains her longevity in the business.  And to think there were people saying that no women would make this list cause there are no funny women.  Betty is the first of many that will make this list.

The Wiki:
Betty Marion White Ludden (born January 17, 1922), better known as Betty White, is an American actress, comedienne, singer, author, and television personality. With a career spanning over seven decades, she is best known to contemporary audiences for her television roles as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls. Since the death of co-star Rue McClanahan in 2010, she is now the only living Golden Girl. She currently stars as Elka Ostrovsky in the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland and hosts the practical-joke show Betty White's Off Their Rockers.

White has won seven Emmy Awards (six for acting) and has received 20 Emmy nominations over the course of her career, including being the first woman ever to receive an Emmy for game show hosting (for the short-lived Just Men!) and is the only person to have an Emmy in all female performing comedic categories. In May 2010, White became the oldest person to guest-host Saturday Night Live, for which she also received a Primetime Emmy Award. White also holds the record for longest span between Emmy nominations for performances – her first was in 1951 and her most recent was in 2011, a span of 60 years – and has become the oldest nominee as of 2012, aged 90. She has made regular appearances on the game shows Password and Match Game and played recurring roles on Mama's Family, Boston Legal, The Bold and the Beautiful, and Community.

The Clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/YaZX6Swvdv8?version=3&hl=en_US

Title: Re: List Of Crap #60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses
Post by: wurwolf on June 03, 2012, 09:07:00 AM
I stand by my statement that very few women are actually funny. I only had three women on my list of twenty-five. Betty White was not one.
Title: Re: List Of Crap #60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses
Post by: MontyServo on June 03, 2012, 09:14:41 AM
I stand by my statement that very few women are actually funny. I only had three women on my list of twenty-five. Betty White was not one.

Hmmm.  I only had four women on my list so I guess what you say has some truth.  Men, on average, are funnier than women.  But I did have a lady at #2 on my list.  Cause I adore her and think she was just flawless in everything she ever did.
Title: Re: List Of Crap #60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 03, 2012, 09:19:25 AM
I stand by my statement that very few women are actually funny. I only had three women on my list of twenty-five. Betty White was not one.

Hmmm.  I only had four women on my list so I guess what you say has some truth.  Men, on average, are funnier than women.  But I did have a lady at #2 on my list.  Cause I adore her and think she was just flawless in everything she ever did.

I'm sorry to break this to you but Madea is not a real person.  She's just a Tyler Perry character.
Title: Re: List Of Crap #60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses
Post by: MontyServo on June 03, 2012, 09:21:43 AM
Number 48
(26 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #12 by Kete)
Dave Chappelle
(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/3151/davechappelle.jpg)

My thoughts:
I will agree that Dave Chappelle is a funny guy, but I haven't really seen too much of his show.  What I have seen though is really funny.  His stand up is pretty funny too.

The Wiki:
David Khari Webber "Dave" Chappelle (born August 24, 1973) is an American comedian, screenwriter, television/film producer, actor, and artist. Chappelle began his film career in the film Robin Hood: Men in Tights in 1993 and continued to star in minor roles in the films The Nutty Professor, Con Air, and Blue Streak. His first lead role in a film was in Half Baked in 1998. In 2003, he became widely known for his popular sketch comedy television series, Chappelle's Show, which ran until his abrupt retirement from the show in 2005. Chappelle is ranked forty-third in Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time

The clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/OjLG92qXfSg?version=3&hl=en_US

Title: Re: List Of Crap #60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses
Post by: MontyServo on June 03, 2012, 09:22:10 AM
I stand by my statement that very few women are actually funny. I only had three women on my list of twenty-five. Betty White was not one.

Hmmm.  I only had four women on my list so I guess what you say has some truth.  Men, on average, are funnier than women.  But I did have a lady at #2 on my list.  Cause I adore her and think she was just flawless in everything she ever did.

I'm sorry to break this to you but Madea is not a real person.  She's just a Tyler Perry character.

Shit!  And it is too late to edit my list!
Title: Re: List Of Crap #60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses
Post by: ScottotD on June 03, 2012, 09:26:34 AM
Crap, can't believe I forgot Chappelle.



Title: Re: List Of Crap #60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses
Post by: MontyServo on June 03, 2012, 09:34:30 AM
Number 47
(26 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #10 by Pak-Man)
Robin Williams
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/7158/robinwilliamsz.jpg)

My thoughts:
I used to think Robin Williams was hilarious.  I had his Night At The Met album on vinyl back in the day and wore it out.  Now I think he is almost a cliche of what he used to be.  Good Morning Vietnam still stands up as a classic.

The Wiki:
Robin McLaurin Williams (born July 21, 1951) is an American actor and comedian. Rising to fame with his role as the alien Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy, and later stand-up comedy work, Williams has performed in many feature films since 1980. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting. He has also won two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards.

The clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/Y8gndbh4ZMo?version=3&hl=en_US

Title: Re: List Of Crap #60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 03, 2012, 09:38:21 AM
Chapelle's Show was great.  When I first saw commercials I had written it off.  Oh, a dumb looking car commercial, a crackhead character.  Looks like a retread of In Living Color stuff, which was never very good.  But, man, I finally gave the show a chance and it was great.  Chapelle is very funny and has a ton of charisma.  In a way, I'm kind of glad that if he had to leave it was Calvin and Hobbes style: at the top of his game.  True, it means that there's some great stuff we'll never see from him, but what he left behind was damn fine.  Oh, and some mediocre movies, but that was before he hit his stride, so we'll forgive those.

Sadly, the sketch is aged a bit in the sense that barely anyone remembers Wayne Brady, but even forgetting that, this is a brilliant piece of dark comedy.

http://www.youtube.com/v/zkwTzy7T_Lw

EDIT:
Number 47
(26 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #10 by Pak-Man)
Robin Williams
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/7158/robinwilliamsz.jpg)
No.  No, thank you.
Title: Re: List Of Crap #60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on June 03, 2012, 09:40:13 AM
Number 50
(25 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #4 by George Harrison)
Cary Grant
(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/1723/carygrantt.jpg)

My thoughts:
"Judy, Judy, Judy".  I actually don't think he ever said that in a movie.  Cary Grant is a legend.  Father Goose was a favorite of my Dad when I was young so I saw that one a lot.  When you hear the phrase they don't make movie stars like they used to, he is one the best examples of that. I Was A Male War Bride is also a favorite of mine.

The Wiki:
Archibald Alexander Leach (January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986), better known by his stage name Cary Grant, was an English-American actor. Known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor and "dashing good looks", Grant is considered one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men.

Grant was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. Noted particularly for his work in comedy but also for drama, Grant's best-known films include The Awful Truth (1937), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Gunga Din (1939), The Philadelphia Story (1940), His Girl Friday (1940), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), Notorious (1946), To Catch A Thief (1955), An Affair to Remember (1957), North by Northwest (1959) and Charade (1963).

Nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Actor, for Penny Serenade (1941) and None But the Lonely Heart (1944), and five times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, Grant was continually passed over, and in 1970 was given an Honorary Oscar at the 42nd Academy Awards. Frank Sinatra presented Grant with the award, "for his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues".

The clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/5Jm9EUvwFj4?version=3&hl=en_US



bringing up Baby and Arsenic and Old Lace are two of the best comedies ever made if you ask me.  Glad grant made it onto the list.
Title: Re: List Of Crap #60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses
Post by: MontyServo on June 03, 2012, 09:43:43 AM
Number 46
(26 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #6 by Monty)
Chico Marx
(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/6936/chicomarx.jpg)

My thoughts:
Chico is my favorite Marx Brother.  Can't really say why.  Groucho always had the best lines. Harpo had the best physical stuff, but Chico just made me laugh more consistantly.

The Wiki:
Leonard "Chico" Marx (March 22, 1887 – October 11, 1961) was an American comedian and film star as part of the Marx Brothers. His persona in the act was that of a dim-witted albeit crafty con artist, seemingly of rural Italian origin, who wore shabby clothes, and sported a curly-haired wig and Tyrolean hat.

As the first-born of the five Marx Brothers, he also played an important role in the management and development of the act, at least in its early years.

The clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/td3p2XKHP2M?version=3&hl=en_US

Title: Re: List Of Crap #60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses
Post by: MontyServo on June 03, 2012, 09:44:14 AM
That's it for now.  More later on today.
Title: Re: List Of Crap #60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFWclips)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 03, 2012, 10:02:10 AM
I wish I've seen more Marx.  I've only seen A Night in Casablanca and A Night at the Opera.  Damn they have such good timing and the jokes are so fast and furious.
Title: Re: List Of Crap #60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFWclips)
Post by: wurwolf on June 03, 2012, 10:03:45 AM
I agree about the Robin Williams dislike. If I had to compile a list of a hundred instead of twenty-five, he still wouldn't have made the list.

Chico, though, that was one I left off and felt bad about (Harpo, too). I love the Marx Brothers as a collective, but Groucho just really did it for me, partly because of the movies but also because of You Bet Your Life.
Title: Re: List Of Crap #60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFWclips)
Post by: wurwolf on June 03, 2012, 10:04:37 AM
I wish I've seen more Marx.  I've only seen A Night in Casablanca and A Night at the Opera.  Damn they have such good timing and the jokes are so fast and furious.

Duck Soup is probably the best of the bunch.
Title: Re: List Of Crap #60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFWclips)
Post by: MontyServo on June 03, 2012, 10:06:13 AM
I wish I've seen more Marx.  I've only seen A Night in Casablanca and A Night at the Opera.  Damn they have such good timing and the jokes are so fast and furious.

You really need to see Duck Soup.  Not only their funniest movie, but one of the funniest movies ever made.
Title: Re: List Of Crap #60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFWclips)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 03, 2012, 10:11:01 AM
I wish I've seen more Marx.  I've only seen A Night in Casablanca and A Night at the Opera.  Damn they have such good timing and the jokes are so fast and furious.

You really need to see Duck Soup.  Not only their funniest movie, but one of the funniest movies ever made.

I wish I've seen more Marx.  I've only seen A Night in Casablanca and A Night at the Opera.  Damn they have such good timing and the jokes are so fast and furious.

Duck Soup is probably the best of the bunch.

That's what I keep hearing, but I never get the opportunity to see it.

I agree about the Robin Williams dislike. If I had to compile a list of a hundred instead of twenty-five, he still wouldn't have made the list.

The thing is, I think he can be a great actor, but I don't find him appealing as a comedian.  I rewatched Good Morning, Vietnam recently and found it pretty unpleasant all around, much in the same way Patch Adams is (when you're a kid it all seems to work, but when you get older it's easy to see a lot of problems with those films worldviews).

Though I haven't seen it, I have heard that World's Greatest Dad is actually has a good performance from him in a very dark film.
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: ColeStratton on June 03, 2012, 04:54:41 PM
I wish I've seen more Marx.  I've only seen A Night in Casablanca and A Night at the Opera.  Damn they have such good timing and the jokes are so fast and furious.

Duck Soup is probably the best of the bunch.

Chico just got squeezed out of my top 25, but I love him. My favorite Marx Brothers movie is Horse Feathers, and I also like Animal Crackers a great deal.

Hooray for Captain Spaulding!
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: Coragale on June 03, 2012, 05:16:41 PM
I'm glad Cary Grant made the list. I actually had him on mine, but I guess I removed him. No idea why. I'm good with all the others.

Also, Robin Williams is funny. Not as funny as Audrey Hepburn is attractive, but funny.
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 03, 2012, 07:03:48 PM
Chapelle's Show is outstanding, and he's one of the people I cut and now feel bad about it. I cut him before I really starting thinking hard about the people who made me crack up the most, and using that as my primary criterion. I guess when I think about it, the people surrounding him made me laugh as much, and sometimes more, than he did. That's why I could easily fill a list of sketch comedians, because I think of one and then start thinking about their fellow players. It's why I cut Eddie Murphy, for example. If I included Murphy, I'd have to include Piscopo, because that guy made me laugh just as much (if not more) on SNL.

Anyway, still feel bad about cutting Chappelle. So many classic bits; the Wayne Brady one is outstanding - "Is Wayne Brady gonna hafta cut a bitch?!?" Rick James - "THEY SHOULDA NEVER GAVE YOU NIGGAS MONEY!!!" The Racial Draft. Prince vs. Charlie Murphy. The Mad Real World. Ashy Larry. Good comedy.

And I agree with the sentiment that Robin Williams is a good dramatic actor, but I've always found his comedic acting not so much funny as irritating. Robin Williams just isn't funny.
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: Kete on June 03, 2012, 09:59:01 PM
Only two lists with Chapelle?  I guess that shows how hard this list was to define and create.

But great start so far!
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: ScottotD on June 03, 2012, 11:05:16 PM
I've never gotten the Marx Brothers, of the not an actual genre B&W comedy era they're definately the people I have the most time for because I enjoy their wordplay more than I do the physical comedy of Buster Keaton, Chaplin, etc (I get bored after about a minute of the 3 Stooges) but I like the idea of what they're doing more than the performances themselves.

I think it partially comes down to having no relationship to what they're joking about which I think is much more important in comedy than any other genre.  This goes some way (to me) to explain why a lot of men can say 'women aren't funny' so confidently, a lot of female stand-ups, at least in this country have acts that revolve around their relationship to their husband and children which has women of a similar age or experience howling with laughter while I just scratch my head because I can't relate to that experience which is fine because I'm not supposed to, it's not for me... much the same as other niche comedians who's target audience I'm not in. 
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: wurwolf on June 04, 2012, 06:04:19 AM
Only two lists with Chapelle?  I guess that shows how hard this list was to define and create.

But great start so far!

Me and you, Kete! We got good taste.  :highfive:
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: wurwolf on June 04, 2012, 06:09:20 AM
This goes some way (to me) to explain why a lot of men can say 'women aren't funny' so confidently, a lot of female stand-ups, at least in this country have acts that revolve around their relationship to their husband and children which has women of a similar age or experience howling with laughter while I just scratch my head because I can't relate to that experience which is fine because I'm not supposed to, it's not for me... much the same as other niche comedians who's target audience I'm not in.


I am female and this kind of "comedy" is exactly why I say women aren't funny. It plays into stereotypical female behavior and thoughts. To me, it's nothing more than a minstrel show. To many women fall back on this for their acts because they think that's what their audience wants to hear but it's just laziness. It's easy to joke about a husband who won't take out the trash and crazy periods instead of putting some thought into what might be humorous to everyone, regardless of gender.
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: ScottotD on June 04, 2012, 06:39:54 AM
This goes some way (to me) to explain why a lot of men can say 'women aren't funny' so confidently, a lot of female stand-ups, at least in this country have acts that revolve around their relationship to their husband and children which has women of a similar age or experience howling with laughter while I just scratch my head because I can't relate to that experience which is fine because I'm not supposed to, it's not for me... much the same as other niche comedians who's target audience I'm not in.


I am female and this kind of "comedy" is exactly why I say women aren't funny. It plays into stereotypical female behavior and thoughts. To me, it's nothing more than a minstrel show. To many women fall back on this for their acts because they think that's what their audience wants to hear but it's just laziness. It's easy to joke about a husband who won't take out the trash and crazy periods instead of putting some thought into what might be humorous to everyone, regardless of gender.

I agree on a lot of those points but I also can see that if you're a minority voice then aiming for your peers is a wise move and one that a lot of stand-ups who aren't straight, white males in their 20s and 30s make however that doesn't make them 'not funny'.  Lazy and safe probably but they're funny to their target audience, I'm just not in that audience.

Anyway, I understand your point.  I was mostly trying to clarify why I don't think I get the Marx Brothers and started rambling.
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: wurwolf on June 04, 2012, 06:47:10 AM
Lazy and safe isn't funny to me, no matter who is speaking. I think that's the problem I have with a lot of comedians, female or not.
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: Kete on June 04, 2012, 07:36:14 AM
I like it when they make faces and talk in funny voices.
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: pegaso220379 on June 04, 2012, 08:58:47 AM
I didn't get time to make a list, and wanted to, but I'm liking what is done so far.
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: Darth Geek on June 04, 2012, 09:19:01 AM
I like it when they make faces and talk in funny voices.
And fart noises. Fart noises are always funny. And when it's a woman doing them, it's funny AND edgy.
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: Tripe on June 04, 2012, 09:20:08 AM
Plus surreal, cause women don't fart.
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: Coragale on June 04, 2012, 10:04:59 AM
Let me clarify my position on women and them being funny. Women comedians CAN be funny; they just take a lot longer to get to the funny part of the joke, and by that point, it's not funny anymore.
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on June 04, 2012, 11:27:53 AM
Chapelle's Show was great.  When I first saw commercials I had written it off.  Oh, a dumb looking car commercial, a crackhead character.  Looks like a retread of In Living Color stuff, which was never very good.  But, man, I finally gave the show a chance and it was great.  Chapelle is very funny and has a ton of charisma.  In a way, I'm kind of glad that if he had to leave it was Calvin and Hobbes style: at the top of his game.  True, it means that there's some great stuff we'll never see from him, but what he left behind was damn fine.  Oh, and some mediocre movies, but that was before he hit his stride, so we'll forgive those.

Sadly, the sketch is aged a bit in the sense that barely anyone remembers Wayne Brady, but even forgetting that, this is a brilliant piece of dark comedy.

http://www.youtube.com/v/zkwTzy7T_Lw

EDIT:
Number 47
(26 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #10 by Pak-Man)
Robin Williams
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/7158/robinwilliamsz.jpg)
No.  No, thank you.

I love Wayne Brady, still watch my taped reruns of Whose Line on a regular basis (that reminds me, I forgot Colin Mochrie for my list...damn it!)

And I can't believe Betty White came in so low, I've loved her since the Golden Girls and fell back in love with the reruns of Match Game on GSN
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on June 04, 2012, 11:31:46 AM
I thought of Dave Chapelle, but he didn't make my top 25.

Didn't even think of Robin Williams, he's made some pretty funny movies
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 04, 2012, 12:36:28 PM
I like it when they make faces and talk in funny voices.

Yeah, I like Maria Bamford too.

http://www.youtube.com/v/8K6q7bIdid4
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: MontyServo on June 04, 2012, 02:20:45 PM
Number 45
(26 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #10 by George Harrison)
Charlie Chaplin
(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/8827/chaplincharlie.jpg)

My thoughts:
Really surprised he ranked this low.  Of course, I didn't have him on my list so that didn't help.  I really need to see more of his work.

The Wiki:
Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, film director and composer best known for his work during the silent film era. He became the most famous film star in the world before the end of World War I. Chaplin used mime, slapstick and other visual comedy routines, and continued well into the era of the talkies, though his films decreased in frequency from the end of the 1920s. His most famous role was that of The Tramp, which he first played in the Keystone comedy Kid Auto Races at Venice in 1914. From the April 1914 one-reeler Twenty Minutes of Love onwards he was writing and directing most of his films, by 1916 he was also producing them, and from 1918 he was even composing the music for them. With Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D. W. Griffith, he co-founded United Artists in 1919.

Chaplin was one of the most creative and influential personalities of the silent-film era. He was influenced by his predecessor, the French silent film comedian Max Linder, to whom he dedicated one of his films. His working life in entertainment spanned over 75 years, from the Victorian stage and the music hall in the United Kingdom as a child performer, until close to his death at the age of 88. His high-profile public and private life encompassed both adulation and controversy. Chaplin was identified with left-wing politics during the McCarthy era and he was ultimately forced to resettle in Europe from 1952.

In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Chaplin the 10th greatest male screen legend of all time. In 2008, Martin Sieff, in a review of the book Chaplin: A Life, wrote: "Chaplin was not just 'big', he was gigantic. In 1915, he burst onto a war-torn world bringing it the gift of comedy, laughter and relief while it was tearing itself apart through World War I. Over the next 25 years, through the Great Depression and the rise of Adolf Hitler, he stayed on the job. ... It is doubtful any individual has ever given more entertainment, pleasure and relief to so many human beings when they needed it the most". George Bernard Shaw called Chaplin "the only genius to come out of the movie industry".

The clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/xoKbDNY0Zwg?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: MontyServo on June 04, 2012, 02:34:08 PM
Number 44
(27 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #16 by Imrahil)
Tina Fey
(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/110/tinafey.jpg)

My thoughts:
I used to think the world of Tina Fey, especially when she was on SNL. And I really liked her on 30 Rock at first.  Now I can't wait for that show to end so she moves on to a different project because her character really grates on me.  I like her and think she is genuinely funny, but would rather see her doing other things.

The Wiki:
Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey (born May 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer, known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (SNL), the NBC comedy series 30 Rock, and films such as Mean Girls (2004) and Baby Mama (2008).

Fey first broke into comedy as a featured player in the Chicago-based improvisational comedy group The Second City. She then joined SNL as a writer, later becoming head writer and a performer, known for her position as co-anchor in the Weekend Update segment. In 2004 she adapted the screenplay Mean Girls in which she also co-starred. After leaving SNL in 2006, she created the television series 30 Rock, a situation comedy loosely based on her experiences at SNL. In the series, Fey portrays the head writer of a fictional sketch comedy series. In 2008, she starred in the comedy film Baby Mama, alongside former SNL co-star Amy Poehler. Fey next appeared in the 2010 comedy films Date Night and Megamind.

She has received seven Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, four Writers Guild of America Awards and has been nominated for a Grammy Award for her autobiographical book Bossypants, which topped the The New York Times Best Seller list for five weeks. She was singled out as the performer who had the greatest impact on culture and entertainment in 2008 by the Associated Press, which gave her its AP Entertainer of the Year award for her satirical portrayal of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in a guest appearance on SNL. In 2010, Fey was the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the youngest-ever winner of the award.

The clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/OMFZ31YKLu8?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 04, 2012, 02:35:21 PM
Not a big Chaplin fan for the most part.  Some stuff is phenomenal (Modern Times), some is just OK (the Kid) and then there's some really weak stuff that stretches what should be a comedic jumping off point into 14 minutes of nothing; I don't even remember the name of the short, but it's basically the Tramp mixing up who's piano he's supposed to take away and who's he's supposed to deliver and that's about it.  For 14 minutes.  Like, not even the consequences are shown.  I mean, there's a subplot about how sad it is if one family loses the piano and the Tramp not taking it away saves them, but it feels like there's not enough context for... anything.
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Post by: MontyServo on June 04, 2012, 02:49:09 PM
Number 43
(28 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #6 by George Harrison)
Peter Cook
(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/9164/petercook.jpg)

My thoughts:
Not really familiar with his work.  I have seen Bedazzled, but it was a long time ago.  I may have to check out more of his work.  Any recommendations?

The Wiki:
Peter Edward Cook (17 November 1937 – 9 January 1995) was an English satirist, writer and comedian. An extremely influential figure in modern British comedy, he is regarded as the leading light of the British satire boom of the 1960s. Cook has been described by Stephen Fry as "the funniest man who ever drew breath", although his work was also controversial. Cook was closely associated with anti-establishment comedy which emerged in Britain and the United States in the late 1950s.

The clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/_Z8AddFYCnA?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: Kete on June 04, 2012, 03:07:12 PM
That image of Peter Cook is odd.  You know what it reminds me of?:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: MontyServo on June 04, 2012, 03:08:45 PM
Number 42
(29 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #4 by Wurwolf)
John C. Reilly
(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/1240/johncreilly.jpg)

My thoughts:
Really funny actor.  I loved him in Boogie Nights.  And his Steve Brule stuff is just bizarre and funny.

The Wiki:
John Christopher Reilly, Jr. (born May 24, 1965) is an American film and theater actor, singer, and comedian. Debuting in Casualties of War in 1989, he is one of several actors whose careers were launched by Brian De Palma. To date, he has appeared in more than fifty films, including three separate films in 2002 that were all nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. He has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Chicago and a Grammy Award for the song "Walk Hard", which he performed in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Reilly currently stars in Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, a television show on Adult Swim.

The clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/xWXjkvc--EM?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 04, 2012, 03:09:09 PM
Peter Cook

My thoughts:
Not really familiar with his work.  I have seen Bedazzled, but it was a long time ago.  I may have to check out more of his work.  Any recommendations?

The sketches Cook did with Beyond the Fringe (with Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett) were pretty damn funny. Great stuff if you're a fan of satirical, absurdist type humor.

http://www.youtube.com/v/BlTT2Q_t3V8?version=3&hl=en_US
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Post by: MontyServo on June 04, 2012, 03:19:24 PM
Number 41
(30 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #5 by Monty)
Mike Myers
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7756/mikemyers.jpg)

My thoughts:
I consider Mike Myers a comic genius and wish he would make more movies.  I especially love the Austin Powers flicks.

The Wiki:
Michael John "Mike" Myers (born May 25, 1963) is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer of British parentage. He was a long-time cast member on the NBC sketch show Saturday Night Live in the late 1980s and the early 1990s and starred as the title characters in the films Wayne's World, Austin Powers, and the Shrek film series.

The clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/rc5G04nJecI?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: MontyServo on June 04, 2012, 03:23:13 PM
That's it for now.  I might post the next five later on tonight.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 04, 2012, 03:32:24 PM
Number 45
(26 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #10 by George Harrison)
Charlie Chaplin

I had Chaplin on my list at #24; kind of a throwaway pick, really. I love good physical comedy and he was a master of it. But now I'm just thinking of the people I should've included and instead of using a throwaway pick on Chaplin, I should've included someone lesser known,  but more hilarious. I kinda fucked up on this list.  :-\

Number 44
(27 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #16 by Imrahil)
Tina Fey

I think I appreciate Fey more as a writer than a performer. My lack of appreciation of her stems from the fact I don't much care for 30 Rock, and as a result, don't watch it. Just never clicked with that show for some reason; it always came off as a little too cartoonish for me. I know I'm really in the minority with that opinion, as the show is both insanely popular and critically acclaimed. Hell, Amy Poehler didn't even make my final list (although in retrospect, I blew that one, too) and I find Poehler way funnier than Fey.

Number 42
(29 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #4 by Wurwolf)
John C. Reilly

Reilly didn't make my list, but he's pretty damn funny. Steve Brule is classic, and I love his work with Ferrell.

Number 41
(30 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #5 by Monty)
Mike Myers

I was never a huge fan. I appreciated a lot of his work on SNL, but he just never got big laughs out of me.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 04, 2012, 04:28:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/_Z8AddFYCnA?version=3&hl=en_US

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http://www.youtube.com/v/BlTT2Q_t3V8?version=3&hl=en_US

Man, I got to get familiar with his work.  Brilliant stuff.

Number 42
(29 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #4 by Wurwolf)
John C. Reilly
(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/1240/johncreilly.jpg)

That's who I forgot!  He would have been low on the list, but I probably would have put him on if I remembered him.  Fantastic performer and yes, the Steve Brule stuff is great.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Lty7RAHKT9E

Mike Myers
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7756/mikemyers.jpg)
[/center]

Sigh.  And I'm not sighing because I dislike Mike Myers.  I don't.  I get people voting for him... based on some older work.  But it's been a LONG time since he's done something I've liked.  I used to love him on SNL and the first Austin Powers was fantastic.  But I think that he's really lost it since Austin Powers success.  I really want him to be good again.  Please?  You can never prevent the Love Guru from happening but it doesn't mean it's impossible.  Does it?

Also, if you go back to the Austin Powers well, just do a Dr. Evil movie.  He was the real star of that franchise.
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Post by: wurwolf on June 04, 2012, 04:33:45 PM
Hooray for John C. Reilly! I first noticed him in Boogie Nights but he's done other fantastic, hilarious stuff. Walk Hard was criminally under-appreciated, in my opinion.

Favorite scene from Boogie Nights. Check out that sweet dancing action at :53.

http://www.youtube.com/v/3C9Bng7NPPY?version=3&hl=en_US


Didn't include Charlie Chaplin on my list because he seemed kind of a one trick pony, and the whole Little Tramp shtick never appealed to me. I might be wrong about the one trick pony thing -- maybe he did other acts of which I'm not aware.
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Post by: wurwolf on June 04, 2012, 04:39:35 PM
Also, is it just me or could John C. Reilly totally play Doc Watson in the biopic of his life?

(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/1240/johncreilly.jpg)

(http://www.michaelcorcoran.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/album-the-best-of-doc-watson-1964-1968.jpg)
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 04, 2012, 04:51:46 PM
Also, is it just me or could John C. Reilly totally play Doc Watson in the biopic of his life?

(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/1240/johncreilly.jpg)

(http://www.michaelcorcoran.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/album-the-best-of-doc-watson-1964-1968.jpg)

OOOOOOOO!
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on June 04, 2012, 05:08:44 PM
Doc Hard, amirite?
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Post by: MontyServo on June 04, 2012, 05:15:16 PM

Sigh.  And I'm not sighing because I dislike Mike Myers.  I don't.  I get people voting for him... based on some older work.  But it's been a LONG time since he's done something I've liked.  I used to love him on SNL and the first Austin Powers was fantastic.  But I think that he's really lost it since Austin Powers success.  I really want him to be good again.  Please?  You can never prevent the Love Guru from happening but it doesn't mean it's impossible.  Does it?

Also, if you go back to the Austin Powers well, just do a Dr. Evil movie.  He was the real star of that franchise.

I always thought The Love Guru character should have just been saved to be the bad guy for Austin Powers 4.  That movie did stink, but even the greatest comedy legends had their misses.
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Post by: MontyServo on June 04, 2012, 05:32:47 PM
Number 40
(30 points, on 4 of 16 lists - Top Vote #11 by Wurwolf)
Amy Poehler
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/821/amypoehler.jpg)

My thoughts:
I absolutely loved Amy Poehler when she was on SNL.  She may be one of my all time favorite cast members on that show.  Haven't seen too much of Parks and Recreation though and need to sit down one day and marathon it on Netflix Streaming.  Fun fact:  I share a birthday with Amy, we were both born on the same day back in 1971. Oh and Wet Hot American Summer is an awesome movie, despite the fact that Janeane Garofalo is also in it.

The Wiki:
Amy Meredith Poehler (born September 16, 1971) is an American actress, comedian, producer and writer. She was a cast member on the NBC television entertainment show Saturday Night Live from 2001 to 2008. In 2004, she had a minor role in the film Mean Girls with Tina Fey, with whom she worked again in Baby Mama in 2008. She is currently the lead of NBC's comedy Parks and Recreation. She has been nominated twice for both the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance on Saturday Night Live, and for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in Parks & Recreation. For the latter series she also received a 2012 Golden Globe Award nomination.

The clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/4jV97XezhdU?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: wurwolf on June 04, 2012, 05:37:24 PM
Amy Poehler is pretty awesome. She is consistently funny in everything I see her in. Blades of Glory was hit or miss but she was hilarious in it.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 04, 2012, 05:41:29 PM
I officially hate my list now. I don't know what I was thinking. I love Amy Poehler so much. From Upright Citizens Brigade to SNL to Parks to movies, she's a comedy hero.

I've brought shame on myself and my entire family.
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Post by: MontyServo on June 04, 2012, 05:44:51 PM
Number 39
(31 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #11 by ColeStratton)
Catherine O'Hara
(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/4817/ohara.jpg)

My thoughts:
Catherine O'Hara is someone I wish I had remembered to include on my list.  I loved SCTV back in the day and, of course, her work in the Christopher Guest films is stellar.

The Wiki:
Catherine Anne O'Hara (born March 4, 1954) is a Canadian-American actress, writer and comedienne. She is well known for her comedy work on SCTV, and her roles in the films After Hours, Beetlejuice, Home Alone, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, and also in the mockumentary films written and directed by Christopher Guest including Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration.

The clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/MsqHBexWD1w?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 04, 2012, 05:49:28 PM
Oh, another excuse to suggest checking out Comedy Bang Bang.  Here's a free episode with Amy Poehler as the special guest.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/comedy-bang-bang-amy-poehler-wears-a-black-jacket,75544/

(also, can anyone figure out how to embed the show, if possible?)

Also, she can freestyle rap:
http://www.youtube.com/v/1lFLKR8YZS4
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 04, 2012, 05:52:08 PM
Number 39
(31 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #11 by ColeStratton)
Catherine O'Hara
(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/4817/ohara.jpg)


Women aren't funny my heiny!  That's right, I said heiny!  Didn't have her on my list, but a damned funny actress who, it occurs to me, should have been a much bigger star than she was.  Had some other SCTV alums on my list, but afraid she didn't quite make it.  Also, I think I plum thought of her, then forgot.
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Post by: MontyServo on June 04, 2012, 05:59:31 PM
Number 38
(32 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #2 by @ScottOTD)
Graham Chapman
(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/9499/grahamchapman.jpg)

My thoughts:
#18 on my list.  I love all of the Pythons.  Holy Grail is one of my favorite comedies and Graham is brilliant in it.  He died way too young and, I am sure, had so much more comedy in him to give to the world.

The Wiki:
Graham Arthur Chapman (8 January 1941 – 4 October 1989) was an English comedian, physician, writer, actor, and one of the six members of the Monty Python comedy troupe.

The clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/cNZKUozrBl4?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 04, 2012, 06:09:27 PM
Nice.  Watched the entirety of Monty Python recently and I loved it. Graham was brilliant as King Arthur and it's a shame his career  came to a close to soon.
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Post by: MontyServo on June 04, 2012, 06:34:58 PM
Number 37
(33 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #8 by Pak-Man)
Dan Aykroyd
(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/9505/danaykroydm.jpg)

My thoughts:
#11 on my list.  I remember being allowed and trying to stay up late on Saturday nights back in the '70s to watch SNL.  A lot of the humor went over my head, but I could tell that these guys were funny.  Been re-watching a lot of those first 5 years of SNL and it is amazing how good Dan Aykroyd was on that show.  Everyone always holds up Belushi, Gilda, and Murray as the big talents on the show, but I think Ackroyd was the best of that bunch on that show.  (And on the same note, Laraine Newman was really great on there as well.)  His work after SNL in films such as Ghostbusters and Trading Places is top notch.  Fun fact: Although I don't remember it, my Mom tells me I freaked out when he "cut" himself in the famous Julia Child skit.

 
The Wiki:
Daniel Edward "Dan" Aykroyd, (born July 1, 1952) is a Canadian comedian, singer, actor and screenwriter. He was an original cast member of Saturday Night Live, an originator of The Blues Brothers (with John Belushi) and Ghostbusters and has had a long career as a film actor and screenwriter.

The clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/KKzWTwJwrGc?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: Tripe on June 04, 2012, 06:49:22 PM
I should have had Cookie on my list certainly, ah well.

http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/M4L-fKOZ9Zs

http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/CHssf_nyWac

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Post by: MontyServo on June 04, 2012, 06:52:30 PM
Number 36
(33 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #13 by George Harrison)
John Belushi
(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/1246/belushi.jpg)

My thoughts:
Belushi certainly was talented.  Although he was obviously troubled.  Another early death, to think he was only 33 when he passed away.  I can only imagine what other film and television work he would have brought us had he lived.  How many iconic roles he would have stolen from other actors and made his own.  I always heard that the role of Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters was envisioned for him.  Maybe he would have been Axel Foley?  His work on SNL was great and the few films he did make were all pretty good too.

 
The Wiki:
John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) was an American comedian, actor, and musician, best known as one of the original cast members of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live and starring alongside Dan Aykroyd in the comedy film The Blues Brothers. He was the older brother of James "Jim" Belushi.

The clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/q7vtWB4owdE?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: MontyServo on June 04, 2012, 06:55:39 PM
That is all for today.  More tomorrow.

Discuss.  Post clips.  Make recommendations.

 :)
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 04, 2012, 07:06:54 PM
Finally saw Blues Brothers recently.  John and Dan are fantastic.  Probably their best roles and a phenomenally fun movie.
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Post by: Coragale on June 04, 2012, 09:20:09 PM
I'm punching myself in the dick. I can't believe I forgot to include Belushi and Aykroyd. FUCK.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 04, 2012, 11:23:28 PM
Number 39
(31 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #11 by ColeStratton)
Catherine O'Hara

I could've easily put the entire cast of SCTV on my list; such an amazing collection of comedy talent. While I didn't consider her a major player on the show, she definitely had her moments. I love her work in the Guest films, too.

Also, best Hepburn impression ever.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Uoatg0CJxtM?version=3&hl=en_US

Number 38
(32 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #2 by @ScottOTD)
Graham Chapman

Again, I could have included all of the Pythons; I think I had three as it is. Chapman was fantastic, and definitely deserving of a place on the list.

Number 37
(33 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #8 by Pak-Man)
Dan Aykroyd

Aykroyd would've made my list if we were doing only sketch comedians; so many great moments on SNL.

One of my favorites:

http://video.nbcuni.com/core/6.3.0/DPSWidget.swf?WID=nbcSingleclipWidget&vcmsMedia=278701&configId=27502&initURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nbc.com%2Fsaturday-night-live%2Fvideo%2Finit.xml%3FvideoId%3D%255BVIDEO_ID%255D

Number 36
(33 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #13 by George Harrison)
John Belushi

Had Belushi at #15; perhaps as more of a commemorative pick now that I think about it. He was quite the talent, and while some of his work might not have aged all that well with my tastes in humor, a lot of his performances still make me laugh.

It's funny, my favorite Belushi bits isn't even played strictly for comedy, although it has moments.

http://www.nbc.com/assets/video/5-0/swf/DirectWidget.swf?CXNID=1000004.10045NXC&widID=4727a250e66f9723&configXML=http://www.nbc.com/service/videowidget/params/dmlkZW9faWQ9MjgwMjM2/%3FpageURL%3Dunknown%26referrerURL%3Dunknown

So strange to watch.  :(
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Post by: wurwolf on June 05, 2012, 06:30:09 AM
I had Catherine O'Hara on my list for Lola Heatherton alone. She's a great, versatile performer. I agree, though, about the entire SCTV cast. I think I had three or four of them on my list.

Didn't have Graham Chapman but he was a hard one to cut. In the end I had John Cleese to represent the Pythons because of Fawlty Towers (which, of course, wasn't a Python bit but one of my favorite tv shows).

Left Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi off my list. Both funny men, I guess, but neither of them ever did anything for me. Aykroyd was actually a "mmmmmmaybe" but Belushi wouldn't have made it at all. But the weirdest thing was seeing that he was born in 1949. What the hell!
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on June 05, 2012, 08:25:59 AM
It's a good thing I wasn't expecting many of mine to make the list because so far they don't seem to be making it.
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Post by: MontyServo on June 05, 2012, 03:18:14 PM
Number 35
(35 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #7 by Johnny Unusual)
Andrea Martin
(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/5491/ediths.jpg)

My thoughts:
Edith Prickley FTW!  Another SCTV alumnus to make the list.

 
The Wiki:
Andrea Louise Martin (born January 15, 1947) is an American and Canadian actress and comedienne. She has appeared in films such as My Big Fat Greek Wedding, on stage in productions such as My Favorite Year, Fiddler on the Roof and Candide, and in the television series, SCTV.

The clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/SYdW57ismrw?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: MontyServo on June 05, 2012, 03:23:51 PM
Number 34
(35 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #4 by Coragale)
Jason Alexander
(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/8753/jasonalexander.jpg)

My thoughts:
So...  George Costanza...  OK...  Don't get me wrong.  I think Seinfeld was a really funny show, but the thought of putting anyone from that show on this list never even crossed my mind.

 
The Wiki:
Jason Scott Greenspan (born September 23, 1959), better known by his professional name of Jason Alexander, is an American actor, director, producer, writer, singer, and comedian. He is best known for his role as George Costanza on Seinfeld, appearing from 1989 to 1998. He also has had an active career on the stage, appearing in several Broadway musicals including Jerome Robbins' Broadway in 1989, for which he won the Tony Award as Best Actor in a Musical. He appeared in the Los Angeles production of The Producers with Martin Short. He is the Artistic Director of "Reprise! Broadway's Best in Los Angeles," where he has directed several musicals. Alexander is also an avid poker player.

The clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/3z4mez1Yg4Q?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 05, 2012, 03:29:27 PM
Number 35
(35 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #7 by Johnny Unusual)
Andrea Martin
(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/5491/ediths.jpg)
[/center]

YES!  I love Prickley too, but she's done more than that.  Also, though Edith this the most versatile character she did on SCTV, my favourite is...

http://www.youtube.com/v/H_yPtS8TLfM

But I can have it both ways...

http://www.youtube.com/v/4qen90nT5b4

EDIT: BTW, who else voted Andrea?
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Post by: MontyServo on June 05, 2012, 03:32:02 PM
Number 33
(36 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #3 by Asbestos Bill)
Mark McKinney
(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/2663/markq.jpg)

My thoughts:
Love The Kids In The Hall.  Have seen them live twice over the years.  Chicken Lady was one of my favorite recurring characters on their show.

 
The Wiki:
Mark Douglas Brown McKinney (born June 26, 1959) is a Canadian comedian and actor, best known for his work in the sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall. Following the run of their television series (1989 to 1995) and feature film (Brain Candy), he went on to star in Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 1997. From 2003 to 2006, he co-created, wrote and starred in the acclaimed mini-series Slings and Arrows, a TV show about a Canadian theatre company struggling to survive while a crazy genius director haunted by his dead mentor helps the actors find authenticity in their acting.

The clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/TrzkFmzd9Xo?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: Invader_quirk on June 05, 2012, 03:35:04 PM
So...  George Costanza...  OK...  Don't get me wrong.  I think Seinfeld was a really funny show, but the thought of putting anyone from that show on this list never even crossed my mind.

If I had had time to finish my list and send it in, he'd be near the top. Seinfeld is funny because of the actors. Jason Alexander and Michael Richards are both outstanding comedic actors. Jason adds jokes where there none were written simply with his incredible acting.

I really don't get why this is weird to you. He's a comedic actor from a legendary sitcom.
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Post by: MontyServo on June 05, 2012, 03:40:25 PM
Number 32
(36 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #9 by Asbestos Bill
Bob Odenkirk
(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/3484/bobodenkirk.jpg)

My thoughts:
Was #20 on my list.  Mr. Show is one of my all time favorite sketch comedy shows.  And if this were just a sketch comedy list, Bob would rate much higher.
 
The Wiki:
Robert "Bob" Odenkirk (born October 22, 1962) is an American actor, comedian, writer, director and producer. He is best known for his award winning appearances in Breaking Bad and The Larry Sanders Show and as co-creator and co-star of the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David.

In the 1980s and 1990s, he worked as a writer for such notable shows as Saturday Night Live, Get A Life, The Ben Stiller Show, and The Dennis Miller Show. In the mid-1990s, Odenkirk and David Cross created the Emmy-winning sketch comedy program Mr. Show, which ran for four seasons and ultimately became a cult success. In the early 2000s, Odenkirk discovered Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim and produced their television series Tom Goes to the Mayor and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. He has directed three films: 2003's Melvin Goes to Dinner, 2006's Let's Go to Prison, and 2007's The Brothers Solomon.

The clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/O-iQpwT0T7E?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 05, 2012, 03:42:24 PM
I think I put on every Kid except Mark, but they are all good.  Mark McKinney is my least favourite kid and I used to think that the team could do without him (I still don't like Chicken Lady, though he plays it well).  But rewatching the show, I realized he's sort of a secret weapon.  He isn't the big personality of the show, but he's really versatile and knows when to play things to an extreme and when to play things subtle (of course, all the kids do, I suppose) and when he really let's loose he's fantastic (one of my favourite bits of his was from an otherwise kind of weak skit where he's almost violated by a robot Scott Thompson and plays his terror to the nth degree.  Also, a natural at the preacher character.

But I think his true strength is... well, I can't articulate it very well, but he seems to be sort of the softie of the group.  Oh, he'll play dark when it's called for, but even if he didn't write it, this sketch with no obvious "joke" jokes is McKinney in his purest form...

http://www.youtube.com/v/I0aqjdJnJEY

Of course, the people who actually voted for him might see it differently.  Other thoughts?
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Post by: MontyServo on June 05, 2012, 03:50:15 PM
Number 31
(40 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #4 by D.B. Barnes)
Martin Short
(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/737/martinshort.jpg)

My thoughts:
Was #8 on my list on my list. A legend in my mind for having been successful on both SCTV and SNL.  Plus he was one of the Three Amigos.
 
The Wiki:
Martin Hayter Short, (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, singer and producer. He is best known for his comedy work, particularly on the TV programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live. He starred in such comedic films as Three Amigos, Innerspace, Pure Luck, Jungle 2 Jungle, Mars Attacks!, Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part II and created the characters of Jiminy Glick and Ed Grimley.

The clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/bB6KFa7-6B4?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: MontyServo on June 05, 2012, 03:50:45 PM
That is it for tonight.  Top 30 starts tomorrow.

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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 05, 2012, 03:51:51 PM
Number 32
(36 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #9 by Asbestos Bill
Bob Odenkirk
(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/3484/bobodenkirk.jpg)

Bob Odenkirk is fantastic.  I find that some of the best sketches on Mr Show are the ones with a bit of humanity to the characters and generally speaking, my heart will go to a Bob character than a David character.  He's excellent at sleazy pricks (isn't that what he's doing in Breaking Bad?), but at times he can turn things around to give sympathy to that character, even if they don't deserve it.  Though this guy does.  My heart goes out to this loser.
http://www.youtube.com/v/1AhgyXtZQgU
Not entirely related to what I was just saying, but here's one of my favourites.
http://www.youtube.com/v/fxMS59sxwxs
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Post by: MontyServo on June 05, 2012, 03:54:48 PM
I really don't get why this is weird to you. He's a comedic actor from a legendary sitcom.

So was Gavin MacLeod.  And he didn't make my list either.   :)
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Post by: wurwolf on June 05, 2012, 04:04:41 PM

The Wiki:
Andrea Louise Martin (born January 15, 1947) is an American and Canadian actress and comedienne. She has appeared in films such as My Big Fat Greek Wedding, on stage in productions such as My Favorite Year, Fiddler on the Roof and Candide, and in the television series, SCTV.

Aaaand... she was in Hedwig and the Angry Inch! She was Hedwig's manager. Her character was always on the celly, and there's a great bit of her in the outtakes where she's had a blue tooth implanted in her actual tooth and every time she has to answer the phone, or put someone on hold, or perform other functions with the phone she has to touch different teeth with her tongue. I might have put her on my list, but Catherine O'Hara's roles in Christopher Guest movies put her over the top. Truly, I could have put everyone from SCTV on my list, I loved them so much.

I forgot about Martin Short, although I don't think he would have made the list, either. I love him and think he's great, though. He's given us so many great characters.

Also, I don't think it's weird to have not thought of anyone from Seinfeld for the list. I didn't put a single person from that show on. I just kind of forgot about it.
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Post by: MontyServo on June 05, 2012, 04:06:22 PM
Also, I don't think it's weird to have not thought of anyone from Seinfeld for the list. I didn't put a single person from that show on. I just kind of forgot about it.

You can tell that certain people favored certain shows as some lists had numerous cast members from the same show.  But yeah, Seinfeld never even crossed my mind when making my list.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on June 05, 2012, 04:07:08 PM
Also, I don't think it's weird to have not thought of anyone from Seinfeld for the list. I didn't put a single person from that show on. I just kind of forgot about it.

It's not weird to overlook it. I thought it was weird to think it's weird to NOT overlook it.
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Post by: wurwolf on June 05, 2012, 04:09:41 PM
You can tell that certain people favored certain shows as some lists had numerous cast members from the same show.  But yeah, Seinfeld never even crossed my mind when making my list.

I'd be interested to learn, when the list is done, which shows popped up most frequently.


It's not weird to overlook it. I thought it was weird to think it's weird to NOT overlook it.

But Monty didn't say it was weird. He just said that the thought of putting it on his list never crossed his mind -- twice.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 05, 2012, 04:10:49 PM
I thought it was weird to think it's weird to NOT overlook it.

What an odd sentence.
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Post by: MontyServo on June 05, 2012, 04:12:20 PM
Also, I don't think it's weird to have not thought of anyone from Seinfeld for the list. I didn't put a single person from that show on. I just kind of forgot about it.

It's not weird to overlook it. I thought it was weird to think it's weird to NOT overlook it.

I don't follow you man .. no way.

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Post by: Invader_quirk on June 05, 2012, 04:30:55 PM
So...  George Costanza...  OK...  Don't get me wrong.  I think Seinfeld was a really funny show, but the thought of putting anyone from that show on this list never even crossed my mind.

This definitely implies that he thought it was weird. If he didn't, that's that.
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Post by: MontyServo on June 05, 2012, 04:38:24 PM
So...  George Costanza...  OK...  Don't get me wrong.  I think Seinfeld was a really funny show, but the thought of putting anyone from that show on this list never even crossed my mind.

This definitely implies that he thought it was weird. If he didn't, that's that.


I didn't want to be overly negative about any of the picks since I was running the list, but since you seem to be offended by my comments and want to push the issue:

I think Jason Alexander is a one note actor who lucked into the part of a lifetime and hasn't shown any sort of comedic talent in anything before or since.  The fact he ranks as high on this list as he does is kind of a joke.  And don't even get me started on Michael Richards.

I don't just find it weird that someone ranked him #4 on their list.  I find it bizarre.

And the thing is I love Seinfeld, and think it is one of the best sitcoms of the '90s.  And I think Jason Alexander was fantastic as George Costanza.  But, like I said, nothing else he has done leads me to think he deserves to be on this list above most, if not all, of the names that come before him.
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Post by: Coragale on June 05, 2012, 05:18:27 PM
So...  George Costanza...  OK...  Don't get me wrong.  I think Seinfeld was a really funny show, but the thought of putting anyone from that show on this list never even crossed my mind.

This definitely implies that he thought it was weird. If he didn't, that's that.


I didn't want to be overly negative about any of the picks since I was running the list, but since you seem to be offended by my comments and want to push the issue:

I think Jason Alexander is a one note actor who lucked into the part of a lifetime and hasn't shown any sort of comedic talent in anything before or since.  The fact he ranks as high on this list as he does is kind of a joke.  And don't even get me started on Michael Richards.

I don't just find it weird that someone ranked him #4 on their list.  I find it bizarre.

And the thing is I love Seinfeld, and think it is one of the best sitcoms of the '90s.  And I think Jason Alexander was fantastic as George Costanza.  But, like I said, nothing else he has done leads me to think he deserves to be on this list above most, if not all, of the names that come before him.

I have to disagree entirely. Everything that I've seen Jason Alexander in, he's been hilarious. I particularly loved his appearance on Thank God You're Here. I just think that people aren't using him appropriately when they have him.
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Post by: ScottotD on June 05, 2012, 06:32:42 PM
So...  George Costanza...  OK...  Don't get me wrong.  I think Seinfeld was a really funny show, but the thought of putting anyone from that show on this list never even crossed my mind.

This definitely implies that he thought it was weird. If he didn't, that's that.


I didn't want to be overly negative about any of the picks since I was running the list, but since you seem to be offended by my comments and want to push the issue:

I think Jason Alexander is a one note actor who lucked into the part of a lifetime and hasn't shown any sort of comedic talent in anything before or since.  The fact he ranks as high on this list as he does is kind of a joke.  And don't even get me started on Michael Richards.

I don't just find it weird that someone ranked him #4 on their list.  I find it bizarre.

And the thing is I love Seinfeld, and think it is one of the best sitcoms of the '90s.  And I think Jason Alexander was fantastic as George Costanza.  But, like I said, nothing else he has done leads me to think he deserves to be on this list above most, if not all, of the names that come before him.

Man, now I feel guilty about putting Jennifer Anniston as number 1
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Post by: Thrifty on June 05, 2012, 07:22:43 PM
I liked Mark McKinney, the 6th Kid in the Hall.  Been watching some random episodes recently.
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Post by: Pak-Man on June 05, 2012, 08:32:53 PM
I considered Jason Alexander, but I really enjoy him more as a voice actor than as a comedic actor...
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Post by: MightyJack on June 05, 2012, 09:24:53 PM
I didn't put any of the Kids on my list and I am ashamed. I loved them. But seriously I could have listed 50 and still left out a bunch of goodies.

I am happy to see so many of my picks make the list, I thought I some of the old timers I liked would be forgotten.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 06, 2012, 01:13:39 AM
Number 35
(35 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #7 by Johnny Unusual)
Andrea Martin

#10 on my list, and the highest-ranking female. Martin is just an incredibly funny and versatile comedian. An indispensable part of SCTV, she created so many hilarious characters and carried so many sketches with her standout performances.

One of my favorite characters is Libby Wolfson. This "fitness" segment is just gold.

http://www.youtube.com/v/UbrsTe4peZ4?version=3&hl=en_US

Number 34
(35 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #4 by Coragale)
Jason Alexander
I think Jason Alexander is a one note actor who lucked into the part of a lifetime and hasn't shown any sort of comedic talent in anything before or since.

And the thing is I love Seinfeld, and think it is one of the best sitcoms of the '90s.  And I think Jason Alexander was fantastic as George Costanza.  But, like I said, nothing else he has done leads me to think he deserves to be on this list above most, if not all, of the names that come before him.

While I wouldn't necessarily agree he's a one-note actor, he hasn't shown me anything even comparable to the stuff he did on Seinfeld, which I absolutely adore. Although, when I think about it, there are others on my list that are arguably in the same position. I don't know; this list was hard to put together. I think we might have shot ourselves in the foot a bit by expanding it from sketch performers to all comedic actors/actresses. Maybe it's just me, but it would've made it so much simpler, and the cuts wouldn't have been nearly as difficult. I'm not trying to knock the list, but I do hope that we'll perhaps revisit the sketch-only list somewhere down the road. Oh, who am I kidding? That's never gonna happen.

Number 33
(36 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #3 by Asbestos Bill)
Mark McKinney

McKinney's great, and he might have made it if it was limited to sketch. I certainly would've included Kevin McDonald, who I think is absolutely fucking hilarious.

Number 32
(36 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #9 by Asbestos Bill
Bob Odenkirk

Ditto on Odenkirk. Mr. Show is one of my all-time favorite shows and he had many shining moments. Although, he's probably not the one I would've picked from the show if I had one on this list. Much like Tina Fey, I think I appreciate Odenkirk more as a writer than a performer. However, I will say his work on Breaking Bad is outstanding, and he's consistently surprised and impressed me with his acting ability on that show.

Number 31
(40 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #4 by D.B. Barnes)
Martin Short

My favorite performer on SCTV, and that's really saying something. Grimley, Jackie Rogers Jr., Brock Linehan, Irving Cohen, Troy Soren, Jerry Lewis, Nathan Thurm. Short was pure comedy magic on that show. And that's not even taking into account his film work, much of which I thoroughly enjoy. Charles Grodin is also a favorite of mine, and I actually enjoy the hell out of Clifford! And let's not forget his work on SNL. Men's Synchronized Swimming! "I'm not that strong a swimmer."

The Half Wits clip Monty posted is fantastic; what an amazing collection of talent, and Moranis and Thomas aren't even in that sketch!!!

Here's my favorite Grimley clip. The stare down with the snake gets me every time.

http://www.youtube.com/v/GAItsU8CGYY?version=3&hl=en_US

This is another favorite of mine, featuring Short as both Brock Linehan and Rusty Van Rettig. It's a longish clip, but well worth watching. I think it really epitomizes the greatness of SCTV-era Short.

http://www.youtube.com/v/yFIMtp3DAHo?version=3&hl=en_US

The guy just kills me!  :D
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on June 06, 2012, 08:31:04 AM
McKinney isn't my *favorite* Kid, but he's by far the most versatile and talented as an actor, which is mostly what I ranked by. McCulloch was my favorite.
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on June 06, 2012, 10:47:29 AM
I am ashamed that I didn't even think of Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, or Dan Ackyord.  And happy to see John C. Reilly place.

Great list so far!
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on June 06, 2012, 11:01:15 AM
I just realized...I think I forgot Monty Python's Flying Circus entirely... :(
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Post by: goflyblind on June 06, 2012, 11:29:43 AM
I just realized...I think I forgot Monty Python's Flying Circus entirely... :(

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0nSDLC1ptKE/TtacSgPqAVI/AAAAAAAAAMc/5mrND9cv6Fw/s1600/ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff.gif)
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Post by: ColeStratton on June 06, 2012, 01:07:35 PM
Number 33
(36 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #3 by Asbestos Bill)
Mark McKinney
(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/2663/markq.jpg)
[/center]

I couldn't pick ONE kid to single out, so I didn't put any on my list! I've actually been fortunate enough to know them (they've done my comedy festival a few times) and I see Bruce McCulloch from time to time (he'll be a future Pop My Culture guest!). My old sketch comedy group Totally False People took their name from Mark's bio from their 2000 tour program ("Rumours that Mark was gay -- TOTALLY FALSE, PEOPLE! -- led to....:"). It was our goal when we started the fest to get them there one day, and we assembled them one by one (Bruce first, then Dave, then Scott) before we got them all there. They're truly like the Voltron of comedy.

Name dropping? Sure. But goddamn it, they're a giant influence on me and the little college comedy nerd in me still can't believe that I've been around them as much as I have.

(http://i50.tinypic.com/t6p8nr.jpg)
The Kids, Paul Myers, me, Janet Varney and David Owen, 2008
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Post by: Tripe on June 06, 2012, 01:34:33 PM
I didn't have a single Python, but that was intentional.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 06, 2012, 03:43:41 PM
I see Bruce McCulloch from time to time (he'll be a future Pop My Culture guest!)

YEAH!
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Post by: MontyServo on June 06, 2012, 04:39:08 PM
Number 30
(41 points, on 2 of 16 lists - Top Vote #4 by Asbestos Bill
Michael Richards
(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/6900/michaelrichards.jpg)

My thoughts:
He was pretty funny as Kramer and in U.H.F..

The Wiki:
Michael Anthony Richards (born July 24, 1949) is an American actor, comedian, writer and television producer, best known for his portrayal of the eccentric Cosmo Kramer on the television sitcom Seinfeld. Throughout the show's run, he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series three times.

Richards began his career as a stand up comedian, first stepping into a national spotlight when he was featured on Billy Crystal's first cable TV special. He went on to become a series regular on ABC's Fridays. Prior to Seinfeld, he made numerous guest appearances on a variety of television shows including Cheers, Night Court, Miami Vice and St. Elsewhere. His film credits include So I Married an Axe Murderer, Airheads, Young Doctors in Love, Problem Child, Coneheads, UHF, and Trial and Error, one of his few starring roles. During the run of Seinfeld, he made a guest appearance in Mad About You. After Seinfeld, Richards starred in his own sitcom, The Michael Richards Show, which lasted less than one season.

After his series was cancelled, Richards returned to his roots performing stand up comedy. After inciting media furor for losing his temper and repeatedly shouting "nigger," at an African-American audience member in 2006. Richards announced his retirement from stand-up in 2007. Most recently, Richards appeared as himself in the seventh season of Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2009, acting alongside his fellow Seinfeld cast members for the first time since Seinfeld's finale.

The clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/TuEdU_lrtZk?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: MontyServo on June 06, 2012, 04:49:18 PM
Number 29
(44 points, on 5 of 16 lists - Top Vote #12 by Pak-Man
Eric Idle
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/3249/ericidle.jpg)

My thoughts:
#16 on my list.  Grew up watching Python and Eric was always one of my favorites.

The Wiki:
Eric Idle (born 29 March 1943) is an English comedian, actor, author, singer, writer, and comedic composer. He was a member of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python, a member of the The Rutles on Saturday Night Live, and the author of the Broadway musical Spamalot.

The clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/SrDFGa0juCM?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 06, 2012, 04:54:57 PM
Number 29
(44 points, on 5 of 16 lists - Top Vote #12 by Pak-Man
Eric Idle
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/3249/ericidle.jpg)

Not much to say except that he's pretty amazing.
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Post by: MontyServo on June 06, 2012, 04:58:25 PM
Number 28
(45 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #6 by ColeStratton
Christopher Guest
(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/4624/christopherguest01.jpg)

My thoughts:
Not on my list, but such a talent.  Waiting For Guffman is a hilarious film, one of the funniest ever and one that holds up over the years and after many repeat viewings.

The Wiki:
Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948), better known as Christopher Guest, is a British and American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian. He is most widely known in Hollywood for having written, directed and starred in several improvisational "mockumentary" films that feature a repertory-like ensemble cast. In Britain, he holds a peerage, and has publicly expressed a desire to see the House of Lords reformed as a democratically-elected chamber. Despite initial activity in the Lords, his career there was cut short by the House of Lords Act 1999. When using his title, he is normally styled as Lord Haden-Guest.

The clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/1PGNP7jb9vg?version=3&hl=en_US

I love that scene.  One of my favorites in that film.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 06, 2012, 05:05:09 PM
On my list, though admittedly low.  Great work on Spinal Tap, Mighty Wind and as the sweet old owner of a coonhound in Best in Show.  His segment on the last academy awards was also one of the only funny moments on it.  (of course, that's more directing, but he was funny in it).
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Post by: MontyServo on June 06, 2012, 05:07:52 PM
Number 27
(46 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 by ColeStratton
Albert Brooks
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/887/albertbrooks.jpg)

My thoughts:
Lost in America and Defending Your Life are both brilliant films.  Wish I had remembered to put him on my list.

The Wiki:
Albert Lawrence Brooks (born Albert Lawrence Einstein; July 22, 1947) is an American actor, voice actor, writer, comedian and director. He received an Academy Award nomination in 1987 for his role in Broadcast News. His voice acting credits include Marlin the clownfish in Finding Nemo, recurring guest voices for the animated television series The Simpsons, including Russ Cargill in The Simpsons Movie.

The clip:
http://www.youtube.com/v/y7Q5T7hSa5Q?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: wurwolf on June 06, 2012, 05:13:11 PM
APGIL kept telling me to put Albert Brooks on my list but I didn't because I don't think I've seen anything with him in it (at least nothing memorable).

For some reason I derped on Eric Idle, but again, I had to make some cuts to the Python crew. Only one made it, even though I love each of them.

Pretty sure I had Christopher Guest on my list. I can't think of why I wouldn't.
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Post by: MontyServo on June 06, 2012, 05:18:09 PM
Number 26
(48 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #6 by Johnny Unusual & Wurwolf
Fred Willard
(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/9995/fredwillard.jpg)

My thoughts:
Another guy I forgot to have on my list.  Have watched him from back in his Fernwood days.  And he was robbed of an Oscar nomination for Best In Show.

The Wiki:
Fred Willard (born September 18, 1939) is an American actor, comedian, and voice over actor, best known for his improvisational comedy skills. He is known for his roles in the Christopher Guest mockumentary films This is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration as well as television series D.C. Follies. He is an alumnus of The Second City comedy troupe. He received three Emmy nominations for his recurring role on the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond as Robert Barone's father-in-law, Hank MacDougall. In 2010, he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on the ABC TV series Modern Family as Phil Dunphy's father, Frank Dunphy.

The clip:



http://www.youtube.com/v/6SHRFhfeLgY?version=3&hl=en_US

Oh and this:
http://www.youtube.com/v/vkGPSy_2qoo?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 06, 2012, 05:19:00 PM
Gah!  Oversight!  I admit I've still only seen a bit of his stuff and I usually think of him more of a writer/director but he's a hell of a comedic actor.  Especially on the Simpsons (also, he's apparently one of the few guest stars who gets to improvise lines)

http://www.youtube.com/v/orK_jG4LeLA

Awesome Albert Brooks' Simpsons bloopers from the otherwise not-too-good season one.

http://www.youtube.com/v/IVDwphMS19g
(I wish Fox would allow for more substantial clips.)
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Post by: MontyServo on June 06, 2012, 05:19:30 PM
That is it for tonight.  Top 25 starts tomorrow and I will try to have this thing wrapped up this weekend!

New poll for next list of crap goes up shortly.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 06, 2012, 05:26:23 PM
FRED!  That man is incredible.  I don't blame them for making him the only live-action element of Wall * E considering how animated he is (and rimshot).

He's great in a Mighty Wind, but in Best in Show... well, I think that was the perfect combination of character and performance (and with the perfect foil too).

http://www.youtube.com/v/sLhv3lD-E-0
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Post by: wurwolf on June 06, 2012, 05:26:42 PM
I adore Fred Willard. When I was around 15 or 16 I used to watch Fernwood 2Nite/America 2Nite and I had such a massive crush on him. I wanted to be Mrs. Jerry Hubbard.

Since then I've seen him in a multitude of things and I still love him. I don't know how many of you watched the Westminster Kennel Club dog shows when Joe Garagiola hosted with David Frye, but Fred was doing a dead-on impression of Joe in his role in Best In Show. Joe used to ask the most ridiculous, out-of-place questions and make the most obvious observations, and you could just hear David Frye doing his best to be patient with Joe. I don't know for sure if Fred based his performance on Joe, but it made it all the more hilarious to me because I thought he was.
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Post by: Thrifty on June 06, 2012, 05:29:11 PM
I hate it when people point a camera at their TV, hit record, then upload the video to YouTube.  Do they not realize how terrible that sounds and looks, or do they just not care?
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Post by: Tripe on June 06, 2012, 05:30:17 PM
If I'd had any Americans on my list Willard would have been very near the top, he's utterly fantastic. :)
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 06, 2012, 05:33:24 PM
I hate it when people point a camera at their TV, hit record, then upload the video to YouTube.  Do they not realize how terrible that sounds and looks, or do they just not care?

I could be wrong, but I think it's to get around being taken down for copyright infringement.  But yes, it's pretty abysmal.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 06, 2012, 05:42:42 PM
The racecar movie was one of the stupidest movies I've ever seen. 

Cars 2?
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on June 06, 2012, 05:43:37 PM
The racecar movie was one of the stupidest movies I've ever seen. 

Cars 2?

Days of Thunder?
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Post by: goflyblind on June 06, 2012, 05:45:31 PM
I officially hate my list now. I don't know what I was thinking. I love Amy Poehler so much. From Upright Citizens Brigade to SNL to Parks to movies, she's a comedy hero.

I've brought shame on myself and my entire family.

I don't actually think she's that funny. I mean, she has some talent, sure, but I'm almost never laughing at her when I watch that show.

to be fair, we have a hard time imagining you laughing at anything. :-\
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on June 06, 2012, 05:49:39 PM
I picture Imrahil angrily waving a rolled up newspaper at things.  Cereal boxes, doorbells, clouds, batteries, newspapers, bowls of fruit, scissors and other odds and ends.
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Post by: MontyServo on June 06, 2012, 05:55:54 PM
This=You

(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/8223/walter1.jpg)

 :)
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Post by: ColeStratton on June 07, 2012, 09:08:01 AM
Albert Brooks is my comedy hero! Glad he made the list -- since it took at least 26 points to make it on here I was scared I was the only one who would have included him and he would have been squeezed off. His movies I adore (Defending Your Life, Modern Romance, and Lost in America are all classics, and his others all have their moments), his comedy records, especially A Star is Bought are fantastic, and his bits he used to do on the Tonight Show were always amazing.

Fred Willard is also one of my faves and is on my list -- we did a Fernwood Reunion with him and Martin Mull a few years ago at the fest, and they took to the stage in character and it was amazing. After the show, Mull teared up a bit and told me "I don't do this anymore, I'm a painter now. It's like we haven't missed a beat and it's been many years since we've been onstage together." (Not an exact quote, but that was the gist of it).

Christopher Guest is king of the mockumentary. I auditioned for him last year (he was directing a Cheez-It commercial that I was called back for) and I nearly lost my shit going into that room! Waiting for Guffman is one of my top ten favorite movie evers. Long live Corky St. Clair!
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Post by: wurwolf on June 07, 2012, 09:10:52 AM
Fred Willard is also one of my faves and is on my list -- we did a Fernwood Reunion with him and Martin Mull a few years ago at the fest, and they took to the stage in character and it was amazing. After the show, Mull teared up a bit and told me "I don't do this anymore, I'm a painter now. It's like we haven't missed a beat and it's been many years since we've been onstage together." (Not an exact quote, but that was the gist of it).

Awww. This is beautiful and sad. I love them both (Fred a lot more, though).
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Post by: ScottotD on June 07, 2012, 09:13:44 AM
I forgot Fred Willard?!  WHA'HAPPEN??
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 07, 2012, 01:03:41 PM
I officially hate my list now. I don't know what I was thinking. I love Amy Poehler so much. From Upright Citizens Brigade to SNL to Parks to movies, she's a comedy hero.

I've brought shame on myself and my entire family.

I don't actually think she's that funny. I mean, she has some talent, sure, but I'm almost never laughing at her when I watch that show.

She does get laughs out of me on Parks, but the main reason I should've included her is how much she cracked me up in Upright Citizens Brigade and SNL. Some of her sketch stuff is hilarious.

Number 27
(46 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 by ColeStratton
Albert Brooks

#12 on my list. If anyone is at all a fan of Brooks, Grodin, or mockumentaries, they really need to check out the movie Real Life (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079781/). Absolutely hilarious and some of Brooks' and Grodin's funniest work. Easily one of my favorite comedies, and eerily prophetic in the context of the reality TV craze.
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Post by: MontyServo on June 07, 2012, 03:16:33 PM
Number 25
(50 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 by Coragale)
Bruce McCulloch
(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7971/brucex.jpg)

My thoughts:
Like I said before, I love the Kids and they all did great work on that show and in Brain Candy.

The Wiki:
Bruce Ian McCulloch (born May 12, 1961) is a Canadian actor, writer, comedian, and film director. McCulloch is best known for his work as a member of The Kids in the Hall, a popular Canadian comedy troupe, and as a writer for Saturday Night Live. McCulloch has also appeared on series such as Twitch City and Gilmore Girls. He directed the films Dog Park, Stealing Harvard and Superstar.

He has also written and directed the romantic comedy Comeback Season which toured film festivals before its release on DVD in 2007. He was the writer of ABC's Carpoolers.

The clip:



http://www.youtube.com/v/iJ__KkzH1U8?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: goflyblind on June 07, 2012, 03:25:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/MVC28UWH-GQ

edit: also,

http://www.youtube.com/v/At-dM_2kEQI
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Post by: MontyServo on June 07, 2012, 03:25:46 PM
Number 24
(51 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 by Mrs. Dick Courier)
Bob Newhart
(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/2474/bobnewhart.jpg)

My thoughts:
Another legend.  His televison show and other comic works are just genius and just so deadpan.  I think if you look up deadpan in the comedy dictionary it says See: Bob  Newhart.

The Wiki:
George Robert "Bob" Newhart (born September 5, 1929), is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery, Newhart came to prominence in the 1960s when his album of comedic monologues The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart was a worldwide bestseller and reached #1 on the Billboard pop music charts—it remains the 20th best-selling comedy album in history. The follow-up album, The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back! was also a massive success, and both albums held the Billboard #1 and #2 spots simultaneously, a feat unequaled until the 1991 release of Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II by hard rock band Guns N' Roses.

Newhart later went into acting, starring in two long-running and prize-winning situation comedies, first as psychologist Dr. Robert "Bob" Hartley on the 1970s sitcom The Bob Newhart Show and then as innkeeper Dick Loudon on the 1980s sitcom Newhart. He also had a third, short-lived sitcom in the nineties titled Bob. Newhart also appeared in film roles such as Major Major in Catch-22, and Papa Elf in Elf. He provided the voice of Bernard in the Walt Disney animated films The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under. One of his most recent roles is the library head Judson in The Librarian. In 2011, Newhart appeared in the film Horrible Bosses.

The clip:



http://www.youtube.com/v/TD1MW-nyhxg?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 07, 2012, 03:36:17 PM
Number 25
(50 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 by Coragale)
Bruce McCulloch

McCulloch is my least favorite Kid. I find a lot of his characters unfunny; even verging on annoying. Perhaps it's the high caliber of his sketch mates that makes him seem unfunny by comparison.

The Terrier Song is probably my favorite McCulloch bit.

http://www.youtube.com/v/fR5negCF024?version=3&hl=en_US

Number 24
(51 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 by Mrs. Dick Courier)
Bob Newhart

Had Newhart at #19. Best deadpan ever.
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Post by: MontyServo on June 07, 2012, 03:40:57 PM
Number 23
(51 points, on 4 of 16 lists - Top Vote #8 by Smith Dr John Smith & Tripe H. Redux)
Stephen Fry
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4980/stephenfry.jpg)

My thoughts:
Need to see more of his work, but I love QI.

The Wiki:
Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, television presenter, film director, and a director of Norwich City Football Club.

After a troubled childhood and adolescence, during which he was expelled from a number of schools and eventually spent three months in prison for credit card fraud, he was able to secure a place at Queens' College, Cambridge, where he studied English Literature.

He first came to public attention in the 1981 Cambridge Footlights Revue presentation "The Cellar Tapes", which also included Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson and Tony Slattery. With Hugh Laurie, as the comedy double act Fry and Laurie, he co-wrote and co-starred in A Bit of Fry & Laurie, and took the role of Jeeves (with Laurie playing Wooster) in Jeeves and Wooster.

As an actor, Fry played the lead in the film Wilde, was Melchett in the BBC television series Blackadder, starred as the title character Peter Kingdom in the ITV series Kingdom, has a recurring guest role as Dr. Gordon Wyatt on the Fox crime series Bones and appeared as rogue TV host Gordon Deitrich in the dystopian thriller V for Vendetta. He has also written and presented several documentary series including the 2008 television series Stephen Fry in America, which saw him travelling across all 50 US states. Since 2003 he has been the host of the quiz show QI.

As well as his work in television, Fry has contributed columns and articles for newspapers and magazines, and has written four novels and two volumes of autobiography, Moab Is My Washpot and The Fry Chronicles. He also appears frequently on BBC Radio 4, starring in the comedy series Absolute Power, being a frequent guest on panel games such as Just a Minute, and acting as chairman for I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, where he was one of a trio of hosts who succeeded the late Humphrey Lyttelton. Fry is also known in the UK for his audiobook recordings, particularly as reader for all seven Harry Potter novels.

The clip:



http://www.youtube.com/v/hHQ2756cyD8?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: MontyServo on June 07, 2012, 03:41:19 PM
Number 22
(51 points, on 4 of 16 lists - Top Vote #3 by Wurwolf)
Paul Rudd
(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/1179/paulrudd.jpg)

My thoughts:
Just made my list at #25.  One of the funniest comic actors of this era.  Will see any comedy with him in it, cause he is that good.  One of the few actors I can say that about.

The Wiki:
Paul Stephen Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American actor, comedian and screenwriter. He has primarily appeared in comedies, and is known for his roles in the films Clueless, Wet Hot American Summer, Anchorman, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Dinner for Schmucks, The Object of My Affection, Role Models, I Love You, Man, and Our Idiot Brother. In television, he appeared on the NBC sitcom Friends, playing Mike Hannigan, Phoebe Buffay's boyfriend and later husband, and is commonly featured on the Tim and Eric show.

The clip:



http://www.youtube.com/v/ND7yJ7sMosk?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: CJones on June 07, 2012, 03:42:54 PM
So far I've forgotten to include anyone from Kids in the Hall, anyone from SNL, and Bob Newhart...

I have high hopes for the ones from the show I did remember though.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 07, 2012, 03:48:58 PM
Number 22
(51 points, on 4 of 16 lists - Top Vote #3 by Wurwolf)
Paul Rudd

(http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt137/auntb93also/Emoticons/th_Hand2Forehead.gif)

My apologies to the folks who included him. That's an egregious oversight on my part.  :-[
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Post by: MontyServo on June 07, 2012, 03:59:19 PM
Number 21
(53 points, on 4 of 16 lists - Top Vote #6 by Pak-Man)
Jim Carrey
(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/6135/jimcarrey.jpg)

My thoughts:
I really like Jim Carrey, although he didn't make my list.  Some of his movies are outright hilarious, some cringeworthy.

The Wiki:
James Eugene "Jim" Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, and producer. Carrey has received four Golden Globe Award nominations, winning two. Known for his highly energetic, slapstick performances, he has been described as one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood.

Carrey first gained recognition in 1990 after landing a recurring role in the sketch comedy In Living Color. His first leading roles in major productions came with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994), The Mask (1994), and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995). In 1997, he gave a critically acclaimed performance in Liar Liar, which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor. He then starred in the critically acclaimed hits The Truman Show (1998) and Man on the Moon (1999), both garnering him two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor.

In 2000, he gained further recognition for his portrayal of the The Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Three years later, Carrey starred in the major blockbuster film Bruce Almighty (2003). The following year he starred in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), for which he received another Golden Globe nomination in addition to a BAFTA Award nomination. He then starred in popular productions Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), Yes Man (2008), A Christmas Carol (2009), and Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011).

He is set to star in Burt Wonderstone in 2013 as Steve Gray, in addition to reprising his role as Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber 2 in 2014. He is also set to star as Mr. Applegate in a film adaption of the broadway musical Damn Yankees.

The clip:



http://www.youtube.com/v/FxDJAeABxNU?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: MontyServo on June 07, 2012, 04:02:25 PM
That is it for tonight.  Tomorrow we will do #20-11 and get the top ten this weekend.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 07, 2012, 04:11:54 PM
Jim Carrey beat Paul Rudd?

You're all grounded.

Well, if I wasn't such a fucking space case, Rudd would've beat the shit outta Carrey.  :grr:
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Post by: wurwolf on June 07, 2012, 05:06:18 PM
I did my part by not having Jim Carrey on the list but Paul Rudd was my #3. Sooo, not grounded!  :highfive:

And SHIT! I am kicking myself for forgetting Bob Newhart! I love him! Goddammit.


ETA: That clip of Paul Rudd in Wet Hot American Summer is one of my favorites. He's also got another funny part where, at the end during the talent show, he turns around to and his mouth falls open and it's just the most perfect take I've ever seen. I rewound it like ten times to watch and laughed for like ten minutes straight.

My favorite Paul Rudd movie (besides 40 Year Old Virgin) was Role Models, which really needs to be seen by everyone in the whole wide world. So many funny lines (I love David Wain) but Paul Rudd is fantastic. This is from that movie, and one of my favorite gifs:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v156/wurwolf/tumblr_lpla483QBb1qdli2fo2_500.gif)

Fun fact: This picture is actually hanging on my refrigerator at home:

(http://aspirationsofolyvil.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/2dwerh0.jpg)
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Post by: Tripe on June 07, 2012, 05:09:17 PM
I love Newhart too, but as a Stand-Up first and foremost.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 07, 2012, 05:19:51 PM
(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/6135/jimcarrey.jpg)

Looks like Gary Busey and Nicholas Cage had a baby.

This appearance just perplexes me. Like Robin Williams, he can actually be good in dramatic roles (I love the Truman Show) but I find his comedy generally repellant.  Also, could you have found a picture that creates a more vicseral reaction of me wanting to punch my computer screen?  I don't even hate him and I'm clenching a fist.

Ahem.  Sorry.  Back to a more positive note:

Number 25
(50 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 by Coragale)
Bruce McCulloch
(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7971/brucex.jpg)

Yay!  The "nutty artist" Kid of the series.  Here's one of my favourites:
http://www.youtube.com/v/kPCiJ18RllA

Number 24
(51 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 by Mrs. Dick Courier)
Bob Newhart
(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/2474/bobnewhart.jpg)

Sorry, sorry, major oversight on my part.  He would only be a few points higher, but it would have been enough to move him into the teens.
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Post by: wurwolf on June 07, 2012, 05:43:25 PM

ETA: That clip of Paul Rudd in Wet Hot American Summer is one of my favorites. He's also got another funny part where, at the end during the talent show, he turns around to and his mouth falls open and it's just the most perfect take I've ever seen. I rewound it like ten times to watch and laughed for like ten minutes straight.


Have you seen the outtakes for Role Models? He and Elizabeth Banks do a callback to WHAS in those that's awesome because of its relative obscurity.

Yeah, I did see that. When I first saw the outtakes I didn't get it, despite the fact that I'd already seen WHAS. I just didn't connect what they did in the outtake and the movie until I saw WHAS a second time. When they said it I started laughing, because then I remembered the outtake. It was great! I need to see Role Models again.
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Post by: MontyServo on June 07, 2012, 05:49:25 PM
I thought he was great in Our Idiot Brother too.  Did anyone see Wunderlust yet?  I was waiting for home video myself, since when it was in theaters I was not in any shape to go see a movie.

Can't wait for This Is 40.
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on June 07, 2012, 06:08:43 PM
Number 25
(50 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 by Coragale)
Bruce McCulloch

My favorite because he's just so charming, and I love his speeches.

America: A Place for Americans (http://www.hulu.com/watch/175328)
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Post by: MontyServo on June 07, 2012, 06:10:29 PM
I thought he was great in Our Idiot Brother too.  Did anyone see Wunderlust yet?  I was waiting for home video myself, since when it was in theaters I was not in any shape to go see a movie.

Can't wait for This Is 40.

DB Said Our Idiot Brother was a drama, so I dropped it off my queue.

I know that it had some dramatic elements in it, but Paul Rudd was pretty funny as the simple guy just walking his way through life blissfully unaware of the chaos his naïveté causes on his family.  It gets a bit heavy at points, but still is worth watching for a great performance by Rudd.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 07, 2012, 06:14:15 PM
I thought he was great in Our Idiot Brother too.  Did anyone see Wunderlust yet?  I was waiting for home video myself, since when it was in theaters I was not in any shape to go see a movie.

Can't wait for This Is 40.

DB Said Our Idiot Brother was a drama, so I dropped it off my queue.

I know that it had some dramatic elements in it, but Paul Rudd was pretty funny as the simple guy just walking his way through life blissfully unaware of the chaos his naïveté causes on his family.  It gets a bit heavy at points, but still is worth watching for a great performance by Rudd.

It has its funny moments, but I would definitely classify it as a drama. I guess you could call it a "dramedy," but I remember being surprised at the overall tone of the film compared to how it was marketed in the trailer. It is not by any means a straight-up comedy. By the way, I thought the movie was fantastic; enjoyable and heartfelt, with great performances across the board.
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on June 08, 2012, 08:23:54 AM
I just watched The Truman Show last night.  Jim Carrey is horrible in it.  His dumb mugging and screaming undercut the seriousness of every big revelation.
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on June 08, 2012, 09:49:30 AM
Number 23
(51 points, on 4 of 16 lists - Top Vote #8 by Smith Dr John Smith & Tripe H. Redux)
Stephen Fry
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4980/stephenfry.jpg)

Steven Fry is awesome in everything he does.  Blackadder,Jeeves and Wooster,and Fry and Laurie are insanely good and I have loved them since I was a kid.
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Post by: ScottotD on June 08, 2012, 09:52:54 AM
Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa yes
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on June 08, 2012, 11:59:51 AM
Bob Newhart was a given for my list, love him.

Also glad to see Paul Rudd, have loved him since that old show Sisters.  And I also have a vague memory of him in a video game commercial.  Maybe Sega?
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on June 08, 2012, 12:00:53 PM
Found it!  Super Nintendo, here's the link if interested

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU0NxOyNUP0
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Post by: MontyServo on June 08, 2012, 04:08:40 PM
Number 20
(58 points, on 3 of 16 lists - Top Vote #2 by Monty)
Madeline Kahn
(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/7083/madelinekahn.jpg)

My thoughts:
I absolutely adore Madeline Kahn.  Even though she is most famously known for two films (Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein), those two roles left such an impression.  That no matter what she turned up in later on in her career, it would always bring a smile to my face.  Another legend that was lost way too soon.

The Wiki:
Madeline Kahn (September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an American actress. Kahn was known primarily for her comic roles in films such as Paper Moon, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, What's Up, Doc?, and Clue.

The clip:


http://www.youtube.com/v/Uai7M4RpoLU?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 08, 2012, 04:10:23 PM
She's great.  I've only seen her in her Mel Brooks stuff, but she left a Hell of an impression.  I'm tired is a hell of a number.
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Post by: MontyServo on June 08, 2012, 04:18:42 PM
Number 19
(60 points, on 4 of 16 lists - Top Vote #3 by Imrahil)
Chevy Chase
(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/9281/chevychase.jpg)

My thoughts:
Another great pick!  I never really thought that his work on SNL was all that special (especially compared to some of the greats of that era), but his film career had some real gems. Foul Play, Seems Like Old Times, Vacation, Fletch, Three Amigos, Spies Like Us, and the severely underrated Funny Farm.  All great movies with hilarious performances by Chevy.

The Wiki:
Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase (born October 8, 1943) is an American comedian, writer, and television and film actor. Born into a prominent New York family, Chase worked a plethora of odd jobs before moving into comedy acting with National Lampoon. He quickly became a key cast member in the inaugural season of Saturday Night Live, where his Weekend Update skit soon became a staple of the show. Chase is also well known for his portrayal of the character Clark Griswold in four National Lampoon's Vacation films, and for his roles in other successful comedies such as Caddyshack (1980), Fletch (1985), and ¡Three Amigos! (1986). He has hosted the Academy Awards twice (1987 and 1988) and briefly had his own late-night talk show, The Chevy Chase Show. Since 2009, he has appeared as Pierce Hawthorne on the NBC comedy series Community.

The clip:


http://www.youtube.com/v/nQ9Zo6Twpjw?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 08, 2012, 04:32:28 PM
Number 19
(60 points, on 4 of 16 lists - Top Vote #3 by Imrahil)
Chevy Chase
(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/9281/chevychase.jpg)

He probably would have gone a lot further if he didn't have a history of being a dick to people.
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Post by: MontyServo on June 08, 2012, 04:38:12 PM
Number 18
(62 points, on 4 of 16 lists - Top Vote #6 by D.B. Barnes & @ScottOTD)
Michael Palin
(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/3182/michaelpalin.jpg)

My thoughts:
Like I said before, I love the Pythons.  Michael just missed my list, but could have just as easily made it.  Great talent.

The Wiki:
Michael Edward Palin, CBE, PRGS (born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter best known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and for his travel documentaries. Palin wrote most of his comedic material with Terry Jones. Before Monty Python, they had worked on other shows such as the Ken Dodd Show, The Frost Report and Do Not Adjust Your Set. Palin appeared in some of the most famous Python sketches, including "Argument Clinic," "Dead Parrot," "The Lumberjack Song," "The Spanish Inquisition," and "The Fish-Slapping Dance."

Palin continued to work with Jones after Python, co-writing Ripping Yarns. He has also appeared in several films directed by fellow Python Terry Gilliam and made notable appearances in other films such as A Fish Called Wanda, for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. In a 2005 poll to find The Comedians' Comedian, he was voted the 30th favourite by fellow comedians and comedy insiders.

After Python, he began a new career as a travel writer and travel documentarian. His journeys have taken him across the world, including the North and South Poles, the Sahara Desert, the Himalayas and, most recently, Eastern Europe. In 2000 Palin was honoured as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to television. Palin is currently the president of the Royal Geographical Society.

The clip:


http://www.youtube.com/v/vt0Y39eMvpI?version=3&hl=en_US

probably my all time favorite Python sketch

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Post by: MontyServo on June 08, 2012, 04:45:45 PM
Number 17
(63 points, on 4 of 16 lists - Top Vote #7 by Smith Dr John Smith)
Hugh Laurie
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/9158/hughlauriees.jpg)

My thoughts:
Like Stephen Fry, I need to see more of his work.  I've never even seen a single episode of House.

 
The Wiki:
James Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE (born 11 June 1959), known as Hugh Laurie, is an English actor, voice artist, comedian, writer, musician, recording artist, and director. He first became known as one half of the Fry and Laurie double act, along with his friend and comedy partner Stephen Fry, whom he joined in the cast of Blackadder and Jeeves and Wooster from 1987 to 1999.

From 2004 to 2012, he played Dr Gregory House, the protagonist of House, for which he received two Golden Globe awards, two Screen Actors Guild awards, and six Emmy nominations. As of August 2010, Laurie is the highest paid actor in a drama series on US television. He has been listed in the 2011 Guinness Book of World Records as the highest paid actor ever in a TV Drama—earning US$ 700,000 per episode in House—and for being the most watched leading man on television.

The clip:


http://www.youtube.com/v/hNoS2BU6bbQ?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: MontyServo on June 08, 2012, 05:10:43 PM
Number 16
(68 points, on 4 of 16 lists - Top Vote #3 by Monty)
John Candy
(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/3812/johncandy4.jpg)

My thoughts:
John Candy was a special kind of talent.  Hilarious on SCTV, and in movies like Uncle Buck and Spaceballs.  But it was his role in Planes, Trains and Autombiles that cemented his place on this list for me.  The last scene in that movie is the best acting of his career, I have always felt, and totally blew me away.  Just a slight expression on his face conveyed so much emotion.  It actually left me a bit misty eyed.  He was a great one, that is for sure.  Need to watch that one again soon.

 
The Wiki:
John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian actor and comedian. He rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of The Second City and its related Second City Television series, and through his appearances in comedy films such as Stripes, Splash, Cool Runnings, The Great Outdoors, Spaceballs, and Uncle Buck. One of his most renowned onscreen performances was as Del Griffith, the loquacious, on-the-move shower-curtain ring salesman in the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

The clip:


http://www.youtube.com/v/YnQZlq9Q2M4?version=3&hl=en_US
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Post by: MontyServo on June 08, 2012, 05:17:40 PM
Number 15
(77 points, on 5 of 16 lists - Top Vote #5 by George Harrison)
Jack Lemmon
(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/5061/jacklemmon5.jpg)

My thoughts:
Really surprised to see Jack Lemmon ranked so high on this list.  Surprised but happy.  A true legend, not just in comedy but also dramatic roles.

 
The Wiki:
John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was an American actor and musician. He starred in more than 60 films including Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Mister Roberts (for which he won the 1955 Best Supporting Actor Academy Award), Days of Wine and Roses, The Great Race, Irma la Douce, The Odd Couple, Save the Tiger (for which he won the 1973 Best Actor Academy Award), The Out-of-Towners, The China Syndrome, Missing (for which he won 'Best Actor' at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival), Glengarry Glen Ross, Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men.

The clip:


http://www.youtube.com/v/fVNUmKvpm0k?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 08, 2012, 05:22:27 PM
I remember being rather shocked to her that he died when he did, since he was a pretty big deal to me.  Laugh all you want, but when I was a kid, I loved "Who's Harry Crumb."  (actually, I think the problem is no one laughed except me).

If you hadn't put it on, I would have put on one of the Dr. Tongue sketches.  I think that's one of the best ones looking back.  Is that the first one?  It's the least silly in the film's premise, but the fact that all of the 3D effects are for bizarre unscary things is brilliant (2 things I love in that clip: the very moment at the end of the paddleball joke where it just stops is hilarious and the sudden weird argument about potato chips).

Even though it's only a small role, he's brilliant in Blues Brothers.  It's like his character knows he's in a movie and what his role is and doesn't mind "losing".  He's having a great time!

http://www.youtube.com/v/1oOv3cuP8M4
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Post by: MontyServo on June 08, 2012, 05:23:35 PM
Number 14
(80 points, on 7 of 16 lists - Top Vote #7 by Wurwolf)
Simon Pegg
(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/766/simonpegg.jpg)

My thoughts:
Not quite a legend, but quite possibly a legend in the making.  Really funny guy when he has the right material.  Love Shaun, Hot Fuzz and Spaced.  Some of his other stuff, not so much.

 
The Wiki:
Simon Pegg (born Simon John Beckingham; 14 February 1970) is an English actor, comedian, writer, film producer, and director. He is best known for having co-written and starred in various Edgar Wright features, mainly Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and the comedy series Spaced.

He also portrayed Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the 2009 Star Trek film, Benji Dunn in Mission: Impossible III and its sequel Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and Thompson in The Adventures of Tintin. Much of his major work has been in collaboration with some combination of Wright, Nick Frost, Jessica Hynes, and Dylan Moran. He also starred in and co-wrote Paul (with Frost) and Run Fatboy Run (with Michael Ian Black).

The clip:


http://www.youtube.com/v/HmyQDH_PSC4?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: MontyServo on June 08, 2012, 05:30:09 PM
Number 13
(88 points, on 6 of 16 lists - Top Vote #2 by Johnny Unusual)
Dave Foley
(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/1531/davefoley01.jpg)

My thoughts:
If I had to pick a favorite Kid, it would be Dave if only because of his work on the great Newsradio.  That lets him edge out over the other four guys.  Of all the Kids, he ranked highest on my list. 

 
The Wiki:
David Scott "Dave" Foley (born January 4, 1963) is a Canadian comedian, writer, director, and producer best known for his work in The Kids in the Hall, NewsRadio, A Bug's Life, and Celebrity Poker Showdown. He also frequently appears on The Late Late Show on CBS.

The clip:


http://www.youtube.com/v/vGQRBkv4di8?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 08, 2012, 05:31:35 PM
Number 15
(77 points, on 5 of 16 lists - Top Vote #5 by George Harrison)
Jack Lemmon
(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/5061/jacklemmon5.jpg)
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Outside of the Grumpy Old Men films, I haven't seen many if any of his comedies, but he was a tremendous actor in comedy and drama.  And he's got to get them Glengary leads.

Number 14
(80 points, on 7 of 16 lists - Top Vote #7 by Wurwolf)
Simon Pegg
(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/766/simonpegg.jpg)

Didn't make my list, but he's pretty awesome.
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Post by: MontyServo on June 08, 2012, 05:37:28 PM
Number 12
(88 points, on 6 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 by Pak-Man)
Leslie Nielsen
(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/407/leslienielsen1.jpg)

My thoughts:
Two characters, from Airplane! and Naked Gun, brought him this high on the list.  And I can't agree more with his placement.   

 
The Wiki:
Leslie William Nielsen, OC (11 February 1926 – 28 November 2010) was a Canadian and naturalized American actor and comedian. Nielsen appeared in more than one hundred films and 1,500 television programs over the span of his career, portraying more than 220 characters. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Nielsen enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and worked as a disc jockey before receiving a scholarship to Neighborhood Playhouse. Making his television debut in 1948, he quickly expanded to over 50 television appearances two years later. Nielsen made his film debut in 1956, and began collecting roles in dramas, westerns, and romance films from the 1950s to the 1970s. Nielsen's performance in the films Forbidden Planet and The Poseidon Adventure received positive reviews as a serious actor, although he is primarily known for his comedic roles.

Although Nielsen's acting career crossed a variety of genres in both television and films, his deadpan delivery in Airplane! marked a turning point in his career, one that would make him, in the words of film critic Roger Ebert, "the Olivier of spoofs." Nielsen enjoyed further success with The Naked Gun film series, based on an earlier short-lived television series Police Squad! in which he starred. His portrayal of serious characters seemingly oblivious to (and complicit in) their absurd surroundings gave him a reputation as a comedian. In the final years of his career, Nielsen appeared in multiple spoof and parody films, many of which were met poorly by critics, but performed well in box office and home media releases. Nielsen married four times and had two daughters from his second marriage. He was recognized with a variety of awards throughout his career, and was inducted into the Canada and Hollywood Walks of Fame.

The clip:


http://www.youtube.com/v/n08mNz9f0FQ?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 08, 2012, 05:42:09 PM
Missed my chance to see Dave when he was in Winnipeg very recently.  Felt bad but good since the show was sold out.

Poor Dave.  He's a phenominal talent (and my favourite kid.  Used to be Bruce, but I was slowly converted by rewatching his performances) and looked like he was ready to get some real star power and it just never happened.  Then came a lot of life problems.  Now he's doing a lot of stand-up.  Hope to see him get to do something big soon.

Oh, and if you haven't watched the Wrong Guy, WATCH THE WRONG GUY!

http://www.youtube.com/v/eyXoM-62lX0

http://www.youtube.com/v/7YDpPJD4-o8
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Post by: MontyServo on June 08, 2012, 05:43:59 PM
Number 11
(92 points, on 8 of 16 lists - Top Vote #4 by @ScottOTD)
Rowan Atkinson
(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/3370/mrbeanf.jpg)

My thoughts:
Love Mr. Bean.  Still need to see Black Adder.   

 
The Wiki:
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson (born 6 January 1955) is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter. He is most famous for his work on the satirical sketch comedy show Not The Nine O'Clock News, and the sitcoms Blackadder, Mr. Bean and The Thin Blue Line. He has been listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest actors in British comedy,[4] and amongst the top 50 comedians ever in a 2005 poll of fellow comedians.[5] He has also had cinematic success with his performances in the Mr. Bean movie adaptations Bean and Mr. Bean's Holiday and in Johnny English and its sequel Johnny English Reborn.

The clip:


http://www.youtube.com/v/6Sf_pogZ8jE?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: MontyServo on June 08, 2012, 05:46:00 PM
OK, I promised you all #20-11 and I got it done.  But I am now all crapped out for tonight.

Top 10 starts tomorrow!

And make sure you vote for the next List Of Crap!  Poll ends on Sunday!
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 08, 2012, 05:55:19 PM
Number 12
(88 points, on 6 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 by Pak-Man)
Leslie Nielsen
(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/407/leslienielsen1.jpg)

My thoughts:
Two characters, from Airplane! and Naked Gun, brought him this high on the list.  And I can't agree more with his placement.   

I love Naked Gun, but I find Airplane is stronger since he plays it straight, which makes it much funnier when the laugh lines come out.

http://static.movieclips.com/embedplayer.swf?shortid=dNFe
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Post by: MontyServo on June 08, 2012, 05:59:42 PM
And he's got to get them Glengary leads.

One of his greatest performances.  Eff Al Pacino and Alec Baldwin!  Jack Fuckin' Lemmon owned both of them in that film.  You want to see an actor act, watch Lemmon in Glengarry Glen Ross.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on June 08, 2012, 06:16:19 PM
Once Leslie Nielsen found out he was funny, he stopped being funny. He's only funny as a straight man, like in Airplane! and Police Squad. Naked Gun? Meh. They really forgot what made Police Squad great when they made that.
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on June 08, 2012, 06:25:45 PM
Once Leslie Nielsen found out he was funny, he stopped being funny. He's only funny as a straight man, like in Airplane! and Police Squad. Naked Gun? Meh. They really forgot what made Police Squad great when they made that.

That's why I didn't include him. He's only a good comedic actor when he's acting dramatically.
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on June 08, 2012, 06:27:29 PM
Number 14
(80 points, on 7 of 16 lists - Top Vote #7 by Wurwolf)
Simon Pegg

My thoughts:
Not quite a legend, but quite possibly a legend in the making.  Really funny guy when he has the right material.  Love Shaun, Hot Fuzz and Spaced.  Some of his other stuff, not so much.

You should watch Big Train on YouTube. Great sketch show that unfortunately has only a handful of episodes.
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Post by: wurwolf on June 08, 2012, 06:32:41 PM
One of the things that cracks me up the most about Simon Pegg is when he said, via tweet, that he was on hold with the bank, and his daughter walked in the room and he said, "Hello, fart face!" just as the person from the bank picked up. I don't know why that was so hilarious for me, except I call my kids and husband fart face, too, and I can totally see that happening to me.

Also his movies are the shit.
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Post by: MontyServo on June 08, 2012, 06:41:41 PM
Once Leslie Nielsen found out he was funny, he stopped being funny. He's only funny as a straight man, like in Airplane! and Police Squad. Naked Gun? Meh. They really forgot what made Police Squad great when they made that.

I don't know about that.  The Naked Gun films are faves of mine, with 2 1/2 being my favorite.  Sure, he plays the role more like he is in on the joke than he did on Police Squad, but I still found the movies really funny.

And only the first couple episodes of Police Squad were good.  The rest were crap.  Unfortunately.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on June 08, 2012, 06:45:51 PM
And only the first couple episodes of Police Squad were good.  The rest were crap.  Unfortunately.

Here I've been enjoying them like a cad!
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Post by: MontyServo on June 08, 2012, 07:01:11 PM
And only the first couple episodes of Police Squad were good.  The rest were crap.  Unfortunately.

Here I've been enjoying them like a cad!

I haven't seen them in ages, but I remember the quality took a nose dive beyond the first couple of episodes.  And they were really straining for jokes.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on June 08, 2012, 07:04:53 PM
I haven't seen them in ages, but I remember the quality took a nose dive beyond the first couple of episodes.  And they were really straining for jokes.

One has a long bit that just doesn't work, but all the episodes make me laugh out loud.
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Post by: MontyServo on June 08, 2012, 07:19:15 PM
I haven't seen them in ages, but I remember the quality took a nose dive beyond the first couple of episodes.  And they were really straining for jokes.

One has a long bit that just doesn't work, but all the episodes make me laugh out loud.

I guess I should revisit them.  Maybe they are better than I remember.  Still love the Naked Gun though.
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Post by: MightyJack on June 08, 2012, 09:37:34 PM
Jack Lemmon, if you haven't seen them, rent Some Like it Hot and the Apartment immediately. The man's timing and delivery was perfection.
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on June 08, 2012, 09:54:01 PM
Jack Lemmon, if you haven't seen them, rent Some Like it Hot and the Apartment immediately. The man's timing and delivery was perfection.

And The Odd Couple
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Post by: Pak-Man on June 08, 2012, 11:39:50 PM
Leslie Neilson gets me to watch comedies that I would totally skip otherwise. He was the only halfway good part of Superhero Movie, and I loved his performances in the lesser-appreciated Spy Hard and Wrongfully Accused.

He plays it straight in every spoof he's done. The surroundings just tended to get wackier as time went on.
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on June 09, 2012, 06:08:16 AM
Number 17
(63 points, on 4 of 16 lists - Top Vote #7 by Smith Dr John Smith)
Hugh Laurie
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/9158/hughlauriees.jpg)

Again Pure awesome.  I like his British TV work better but the fact that House was at all likable is completely down to him. A bit of Fry and Laurie is a good place to start if you have never seen his or Steven Fry's work before,just skip season four.
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on June 09, 2012, 10:22:27 AM
He plays it straight in every spoof he's done. The surroundings just tended to get wackier as time went on.

I'm not sure this is true. Dracula: Dead and Loving It?

I don't think it's anywhere near true, except for the really recent spoofs where they were consciously referencing his early career (such as Scary Movie 3)
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on June 09, 2012, 10:41:20 AM
The Apartment is my favorite comedy of all time, Some Like it Hot Ranks pretty high too.  Jack Lemmon was a genius.

Leslie Nielson also ranked high on my list, love his deadpan delivery.  I remember not long after I saw him in The Naked Gun I got an old tape of "Tammy and the Bachelor" from the library.  I was a teenager, and developed quite a crush on him. 

Great list, and I didn't even think of Hugh Laurie, I'm gonna have to check out his comedy.  I know I loved House, and he was great in "Sense and Sensibility".
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Post by: MontyServo on June 09, 2012, 01:03:34 PM
Number 10
(97 points, on 7 of 16 lists - Top Vote #4 by ColeStratton & Monty)
Gene Wilder
(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/4436/genewilder2.jpg)

My thoughts:
Gene Wilder is just great.  Such a funny guy with a bunch of classic films to his credit. 

 
The Wiki:
Gene Wilder (born Jerome Silberman; June 11, 1933) is an American stage and screen actor, director, screenwriter, author and activist.

Wilder began his career on stage, making his screen debut in the TV series Armstrong Circle Theatre in 1962. Although his first film role was portraying a hostage in the 1967 motion picture Bonnie and Clyde, Wilder's first major role was as Leopold Bloom in the 1968 film The Producers for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. This was the first in a series of collaborations with writer/director Mel Brooks, including 1974's Young Frankenstein, a script which garnered the pair an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. Wilder is known for his portrayal of Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) and for his four films with Richard Pryor: Silver Streak (1976), Stir Crazy (1980), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), and Another You (1991). Wilder has directed and written several of his films, including The Woman in Red (1984).

He was married to actress Gilda Radner. Her death from ovarian cancer led to his active involvement in promoting cancer awareness and treatment, helping found the Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Detection Center in Los Angeles and co-founding Gilda's Club.

Since his most recent contribution to acting in 2003, Wilder has turned his attention to writing, producing a memoir in 2005, Kiss Me Like A Stranger: My Search for Love and Art, and the novels My French Whore (2007), The Woman Who Wouldn't (2008), and What Is This Thing Called Love (2010).

The clip:


http://www.youtube.com/v/bE5cshs3cdc?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: MontyServo on June 09, 2012, 01:13:20 PM
Number 9
(102 points, on 7 of 16 lists - Top Vote #2- Wurwolf)
Steve Carell
(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/6483/stevezr.jpg)

My thoughts:
No question Steve is a really funny guy and deserves to be on this list, but I think he may be a bit too high at #9.  Definitely talented though.

 
The Wiki:
Steven John "Steve" Carell (born August 16, 1962) is an American comedian, actor, voice artist, producer, writer, and director. Although Carell is notable for his role on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, he found greater fame in the late 2000s for playing Michael Scott on The Office. He has also starred in lead roles in the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Little Miss Sunshine, Evan Almighty, Dan in Real Life, Get Smart, Date Night, Dinner for Schmucks, and Crazy, Stupid, Love.; and voiced characters in the animated films Over the Hedge, Horton Hears a Who!, and Despicable Me. Carell was nominated as "America's funniest man" in Life magazine, and received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Comedy Series for playing the lead role of Michael Scott for The Office in 2006.

The clip:


http://www.youtube.com/v/YtHLsiE7UUQ?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: MontyServo on June 09, 2012, 01:21:48 PM
Number 8
(105 points, on 6 of 16 lists - Top Vote #4 - Mrs. Dick Courier)
Stephen Colbert
(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/9249/stephencolbert1.jpg)

My thoughts:
I think Colbert is amazing, and although he has had bit roles here and there, the fact that he ranks this high on this list almost entirely due to one single character is pretty cool.  The fact that he has pretty much turned his entire life over to the "role" of Stephen Colbert is really fun to watch, whether it is during his show, in interviews, or testifying before Congress.
 
The Wiki:
Stephen Tyrone Colbert (born May 13, 1964) is an American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor. He is the host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, a satirical news show in which Colbert portrays a caricatured version of conservative political pundits.

Colbert originally studied to be an actor, but became interested in improvisational theatre when he met famed Second City director Del Close while attending Northwestern University. He first performed professionally as an understudy for Steve Carell at Second City Chicago; among his troupe mates were comedians Paul Dinello and Amy Sedaris, with whom he developed the critically acclaimed sketch comedy series Exit 57.

Colbert also wrote and performed on the short-lived Dana Carvey Show before collaborating with Sedaris and Dinello again on the cult television series Strangers with Candy. He gained considerable attention for his role on the latter as closeted gay history teacher Chuck Noblet. It was his work as a correspondent on Comedy Central's news-parody series The Daily Show, however, that first introduced him to a wide audience.

In 2005, he left The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to host a spin-off series, The Colbert Report. Following The Daily Show's news-parody concept, The Colbert Report is a parody of personality-driven political opinion shows such as The O'Reilly Factor. Since its debut, the series has established itself as one of Comedy Central's highest-rated series, earning Colbert three Emmy Award nominations and an invitation to perform as featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in 2006. Colbert was named one of Time's 100 most influential people in 2006. His book I Am America (And So Can You!) was No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list.

The clip:


http://www.youtube.com/v/QquTUR9nbC4?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: MontyServo on June 09, 2012, 01:30:40 PM
Number 7
(125 points, on 8 of 16 lists - Top Vote #3 - George Harrison & Kete)
Peter Sellers
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/73/petersellees.jpg)

My thoughts:
Another genius and legend. Being There is simply amazing and you should check it out if you have never seen it.
 
The Wiki:
Richard Henry Sellers, CBE (8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980), known as Peter Sellers, was a British comedian and actor. Perhaps best known as Chief Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther film series, he is also notable for playing three different characters in Dr. Strangelove, as Clare Quilty in Lolita, and as the TV-addicted man-child Chance the gardener in his penultimate film, Being There. Actress Bette Davis once remarked of him, "He isn't an actor—he's a chameleon."

Sellers rose to fame on the BBC Radio comedy series The Goon Show. His ability to speak in different accents (e.g., French, Indian, Italian, American, German, as well as British regional accents), along with his talent to portray a range of characters to comic effect, contributed to his success as a radio personality and screen actor and earned him national and international nominations and awards. Many of his characters became ingrained in public perception of his work. Sellers' private life was characterised by turmoil and crises, and included emotional problems and substance abuse. Sellers was married four times, and had three children from the first two marriages.

The clip:


http://www.youtube.com/v/-mUCLHzWiJo?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: MontyServo on June 09, 2012, 01:35:39 PM
Number 6
(128 points, on 8 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 - Smith Dr John Smith)
Groucho Marx
(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/6383/marxi.jpg)

My thoughts:
Simply one of the funniest men who ever lived.  Great delivery and timing.  There is no one like him today and there may never be another.
 
The Wiki:
Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx (October 2, 1890[1] – August 19, 1977) was an American comedian and film and television star. He is known as a master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era. His rapid-fire, often impromptu delivery of innuendo-laden patter earned him many admirers and imitators. He made 13 feature films with his siblings the Marx Brothers, of whom he was the third-born. He also had a successful solo career, most notably as the host of the radio and television game show You Bet Your Life. His distinctive appearance, carried over from his days in vaudeville, included quirks such as an exaggerated stooped posture, glasses, cigar, and a thick greasepaint mustache and eyebrows. These exaggerated features resulted in the creation of one of the world's most ubiquitous and recognizable novelty disguises, known as "Groucho glasses", a one-piece mask consisting of horn-rimmed glasses, large plastic nose, bushy eyebrows and mustache.

The clip:


http://www.youtube.com/v/H3FZ_jtDMVg?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: MontyServo on June 09, 2012, 01:36:25 PM
Top 5 tomorrow and don't forget to vote for the next list of crap!
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 09, 2012, 01:48:48 PM
I love John Candy. Even without his brilliant work on SCTV, I would've had him very high on my list. His movie roles feature some classic comedy performances. He was such an great screen presence. I remember thinking the best part of the wall-to-wall hilarity that is Stripes, was Candy's line in the scene where everybody is going around introducing themselves. The get to Candy and he sheepishly says:

"My name's Dewey Oxburger. My friends call me Ox. You might have noticed that, uh, I've got a slight weight problem."

"Nooo! NOOOOO!!!"

So goddamn funny.

And then there's SCTV, which is just a treasure trove of great comedians and top-notch comedy writing. Perhaps the greatest thing about SCTV, aside from the best collection of sketch players ever, was the whole world they created, and the character relationships and story continuity it enabled. One of my favorite running story lines was The Sammy Maudlin Show and all the classic characters that inhabited that world. It made for consistently hilarious sketches.

Just one example:

http://www.youtube.com/v/9n0u-5QqnXY?version=3&hl=en_US

Has there ever been a better sketch show in the history of television? I don't think so.

Also had Marx, Idle, Lemmon, Palin, Nielsen, Sellers, Wilder, and Atkinson on my list; all well deserving of spots in the top twenty. Just that group alone amounts to countless laugh-out-loud moments over the years.

It's funny, I never even considered Colbert. I guess I should have. I'd say between The Colbert Report, Strangers With Candy, and his voice work, he's deserving of a spot.
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on June 09, 2012, 02:01:18 PM
5 of my picks in a row. Nice.

And I voted for Steven Colbert based more on The Dana Carvey Show and Strangers with Candy
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on June 09, 2012, 02:06:48 PM
Steven Colbert as Gregory Peck:

http://www.youtube.com/v/uF_haaJOCzQ
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 09, 2012, 02:14:25 PM
Steven Colbert as Gregory Peck:

http://www.youtube.com/v/uF_haaJOCzQ

Indeed. Can't forget the Carvey show.

I feel like I just posted this a little while ago, but who cares? It's probably my favorite bit from the show, also featuring Carrell and Colbert.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Y3K7Qc6vW5Q?version=3&hl=en_US
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 09, 2012, 02:18:06 PM
Steven Colbert as Gregory Peck:

http://www.youtube.com/v/uF_haaJOCzQ

I've never seen this one.  Brilliant!

Number 10
(97 points, on 7 of 16 lists - Top Vote #4 by ColeStratton & Monty)
Gene Wilder
(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/4436/genewilder2.jpg)

This looks like for a promotional photo of Gene Wilder taking over the role of Doctor Who (he would have made a great American Doctor).  Wasn't on my list as I just never felt strongly about him, but everything I've seen him do I like.

Number 9
(102 points, on 7 of 16 lists - Top Vote #2- Wurwolf)
Steve Carell
(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/6483/stevezr.jpg)

My thoughts:
No question Steve is a really funny guy and deserves to be on this list, but I think he may be a bit too high at #9.  Definitely talented though.

Yeah, it might be a little high, but there's no denying that he's hilarious, even in lackluster films.  Looking forward to his next one a lot:

http://videos.movie-list.com/flvplayer.swf?file=http://videos.movie-list.com/flvideo/1927.flv

My thoughts:
I think Colbert is amazing, and although he has had bit roles here and there, the fact that he ranks this high on this list almost entirely due to one single character is pretty cool.  The fact that he has pretty much turned his entire life over to the "role" of Stephen Colbert is really fun to watch, whether it is during his show, in interviews, or testifying before Congress.


Phenomenal sketch actor, voice actor, improviser and plane regular actor.  Getting his own show created the most brilliantly original talk show ever (talk shows with fake hosts have happened before, but none in a real nightly talk show capacity) but one has to wonder what he would have done if Comedy Central didn't decide to keep him around with his own show.  He's accomplished so much with that one TV show and his perfectly refined cult of personality, is what he's done something he could only do with his show, or would freeing him allow him to conquer the world.  Or would he just be the second yeoman on Battleship?



Number 7
(125 points, on 8 of 16 lists - Top Vote #3 - George Harrison & Kete)
Peter Sellers
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/73/petersellees.jpg)

My thoughts:
Another genius and legend. Being There is simply amazing and you should check it out if you have never seen it.

I must admit, I've never seen Being There, and I would really like too, but Clousteau took what could have been a Catalina Caper film and made it a classic.  Of course, the Pink Panther is fine, but the best film in the series is A Shot in the Dark.  One of the funniest films of all time.

Number 6
(128 points, on 8 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 - Smith Dr John Smith)
Groucho Marx
(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/6383/marxi.jpg)

Hell yeah.  He's amazing, and he can improvise.  I listened to an old episode of You Bet Your Life last year and it was a tremendous show.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 09, 2012, 02:39:27 PM
Phenomenal sketch actor, voice actor, improviser and plane regular actor. 

This summer, Pixar presents Stephen Colbert in his most challenging role to date...

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on June 09, 2012, 02:44:09 PM
Number 7
(125 points, on 8 of 16 lists - Top Vote #3 - George Harrison & Kete)
Peter Sellers
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/73/petersellees.jpg)

My thoughts:
Another genius and legend. Being There is simply amazing and you should check it out if you have never seen it.

I must admit, I've never seen Being There, and I would really like too, but Clousteau took what could have been a Catalina Caper film and made it a classic.  Of course, the Pink Panther is fine, but the best film in the series is A Shot in the Dark.  One of the funniest films of all time.

I think I liked "Revenge" or "Return" the best, but I don't remember the early Pink Panthers very well. You should look up the goon show. That was a mostly great radio show with Sellers.

Also, Being There is not a comedy, and can be quite taxing if you're not into slow, rambling movies.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 09, 2012, 02:46:00 PM
Phenomenal sketch actor, voice actor, improviser and plane regular actor. 

This summer, Pixar presents Stephen Colbert in his most challenging role to date...

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Giant-Headed DB Cooper?

To be fair, that Planes movie is not an official Pixar movie.  Whatever happened with that BTW?  Wasn't it previewed over a year ago?
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 09, 2012, 02:55:27 PM
To be fair, that Planes movie is not an official Pixar movie.  Whatever happened with that BTW?  Wasn't it previewed over a year ago?

Oh yeah, that thing kinda dropped off the face of the earth. Wikipedia says it's scheduled for a straight-to-video release in Q1/Q2 2013.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 09, 2012, 02:57:52 PM
To be fair, that Planes movie is not an official Pixar movie.  Whatever happened with that BTW?  Wasn't it previewed over a year ago?

Oh yeah, that thing kinda dropped off the face of the earth. Wikipedia says it's scheduled for a straight-to-video release in Q1/Q2 2013.

While it didn't look good, shame that this means less exposure for Dave Foley.
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Post by: Tripe on June 09, 2012, 04:03:03 PM
Ah see, I had a different Goon on my list.
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Post by: wurwolf on June 09, 2012, 04:41:13 PM
Funny you say that about Steve Carrell -- I saw that he came in at #9 and I said out loud, Man, he should have placed higher than that. I think he's a great comedian and actor and even though some of his projects have been misses the projects that are hits are some of the best comedies I've ever seen. 40 Year Old Virgin is my favorite movie of all time. I remember going to see it at a screening in NYC a week before it came out because I got free tickets through my work, and I wasn't expecting much. APGIL and I only went because it was free. I never laughed so hard in all of my life. It still cracks me up every time I see it, and it was such a feel-good movie, too. That, plus Michael Scott, one of my favorite characters, plus his Daily Show stuff put him in the #2 spot for me.

I had both Peter Sellers and Stephen Colbert on my list and took them off. I love them both but it's been a while since I've seen the Pink Panther movies and I'm not sure if I'd find them as enjoyable now as I did then, so I left Peter Sellers off. I think Stephen Colbert is hilarious and amazing, but for some reason when it came to putting him on my list I was just kind of meh about the idea.

I had Groucho Marx on my list at #8. I probably should have placed him higher but there were others I felt even more strongly about, so he landed a little lower than he likely deserved. Oh well. I'm glad to see he placed so well here.
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Post by: MontyServo on June 09, 2012, 05:24:33 PM
Also, Being There is not a comedy, and can be quite taxing if you're not into slow, rambling movies.

Oh I don't know about that.  It certainly has a deliberate pace and Sellers' performance is very understated as required by the character.  But I found the whole thing charming and funny.

Not all comedies have to knock you over the head with one liners and sight gags.
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on June 09, 2012, 05:38:53 PM
Also, Being There is not a comedy, and can be quite taxing if you're not into slow, rambling movies.

Oh I don't know about that.  It certainly has a deliberate pace and Sellers' performance is very understated as required by the character.  But I found the whole thing charming and funny.

Not all comedies have to knock you over the head with one liners and sight gags.

I don't think it's a comedy first and foremost, and I think calling it a comedy (not that you did) is misleading. That's all I'm saying.
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Post by: MightyJack on June 09, 2012, 06:43:33 PM
Also, Being There is not a comedy, and can be quite taxing if you're not into slow, rambling movies.

Oh I don't know about that.  It certainly has a deliberate pace and Sellers' performance is very understated as required by the character.  But I found the whole thing charming and funny.

Not all comedies have to knock you over the head with one liners and sight gags.

I agree. While there's drama, it's got a lot of humor as well. I like deadpan comedy
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 09, 2012, 07:18:28 PM
Also, Being There is not a comedy, and can be quite taxing if you're not into slow, rambling movies.

Oh I don't know about that.  It certainly has a deliberate pace and Sellers' performance is very understated as required by the character.  But I found the whole thing charming and funny.

Not all comedies have to knock you over the head with one liners and sight gags.

I agree. While there's drama, it's got a lot of humor as well. I like deadpan comedy

If I may add something that might not add anything to this (and keep in mind not having seen the movie so I'm not siding with anyone), but some works aren't quite so easily pigeonholed into genres.  Plus, I've heard it's a satire and satire isn't always comedy in the conventional sense of the word.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 09, 2012, 08:17:18 PM
A Shot in the Dark is my favorite Pink Panther movie--the others get a tad...I dunno. They try too hard?  But to say he just did Pink Panther stuff is kind of doing him a disservice; he was great in Dr. Strangelove, people have mentioned Being There (which I only think is ok), but The Party is hilarious.  He was just incredibly versatile.

Oh, yeah, forgot about the Party.  He was a hell of a talent.
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on June 09, 2012, 08:41:05 PM
Number 6
(128 points, on 8 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 - Smith Dr John Smith)
Groucho Marx
(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/6383/marxi.jpg)

My thoughts:
Simply one of the funniest men who ever lived.  Great delivery and timing.  There is no one like him today and there may never be another.
 

He was also funny in print. His book Groucho and Me is a favorite of mine.
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Post by: MontyServo on June 10, 2012, 03:49:39 PM
Number 5
(148 points, on 7 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 - Imrahil & Kete)
Steve Martin
(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/7033/stevemartin.jpg)

My thoughts:
Fantastic comic actor and comedian.  The Jerk remains one of my favorite comedies ever.  And he was robbed of Oscar recognition for Roxanne, which is his best film and role.
 
The Wiki:
Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, author, playwright, producer, musician and composer. Martin came to public notice as a writer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later became a frequent guest on The Tonight Show. In the 1970s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours. In 2004, Comedy Central ranked Martin at sixth place in a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comics.

Since the 1980s, having branched away from stand-up comedy, Martin has become a successful actor in both comedic and dramatic roles, as well as an author, playwright, pianist, and banjo player, eventually earning Emmy, Grammy, and American Comedy awards, among other honors.

The clip:


http://www.youtube.com/v/Tcwz8-EfFYE?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: MontyServo on June 10, 2012, 03:57:14 PM
Number 4
(159 points, on 9 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 - Asbestos Bill)
Phil Hartman
(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/8859/wzphilhartman.jpg)

My thoughts:
Another comedy legend.  I am ashamed to say that he slipped my mind when I made my list.  Otherwise he might have been a few spots higher. He was the anchor on SNL the years he was there.
 
The Wiki:
Philip Edward "Phil" Hartman (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998) was a Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist. Born in Brantford, Ontario, Hartman and his family moved to the United States when he was 10. After graduating from California State University, Northridge, with a degree in graphic arts, he designed album covers for bands like Poco and America. Feeling the need for a more creative outlet, Hartman joined the comedy group The Groundlings in 1975 and there helped comedian Paul Reubens develop his character Pee-wee Herman. Hartman co-wrote the screenplay for the film Pee-wee's Big Adventure and made recurring appearances on Reubens' show Pee-wee's Playhouse.

Hartman became famous in the late 1980s when he joined the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. He won fame for his impressions, particularly of President Bill Clinton, and he stayed on the show for eight seasons. Called "the Glue" for his ability to hold the show together and help other cast members, Hartman won a Primetime Emmy Award for his SNL work in 1989. In 1995, after scrapping plans for his own variety show, he starred as Bill McNeal in the NBC sitcom NewsRadio. He also had frequent roles on The Simpsons as Lionel Hutz, Troy McClure, and others, and appeared in the films Houseguest, Sgt. Bilko, Jingle All the Way, and Small Soldiers.

Hartman had been divorced twice before he married Brynn Omdahl in 1987; the couple had two children together. However, their marriage was fractured, due in part to Brynn's drug use. On May 28, 1998, Brynn shot and killed her husband while he slept in their Encino, Los Angeles, home, then committed suicide several hours later. In the weeks following his death, Hartman was celebrated in a wave of tributes. Dan Snierson of Entertainment Weekly opined that Hartman was "the last person you'd expect to read about in lurid headlines in your morning paper...a decidedly regular guy, beloved by everyone he worked with".

The clip:


http://www.youtube.com/v/3JpwjnMFlJI?version=3&hl=en_US

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Post by: MontyServo on June 10, 2012, 04:03:17 PM
Number 3
(170 points, on 11 of 16 lists - Top Vote #4 - Imrahil & Kete & Johnny Unusual)
John Cleese
(http://img859.imageshack.us/img859/5404/johncleese001.jpg)

My thoughts:
One of my favorite Pythons and largely responsible for one of the funniest films ever, A Fish Called Wanda.
 
The Wiki:
John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, comedian, writer and film producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s he became a member of Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus and the four Monty Python films: And Now for Something Completely Different, The Holy Grail, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life.

In the mid 1970s, Cleese and his first wife, Connie Booth, co-wrote and starred in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers. Later, he co-starred with Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis and former Python colleague Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures. He also starred in Clockwise, and has appeared in many other films, including two James Bond films as R/Q, two Harry Potter films and three Shrek films.

With Yes Minister writer Antony Jay he co-founded Video Arts, a production company making entertaining training films.

The clip:


http://www.youtube.com/v/yfl6Lu3xQW0?version=3&hl=en_US
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Post by: MontyServo on June 10, 2012, 04:10:32 PM
Number 2
(173 points, on 12 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 - D.B. Barnes & Wurwolf)
Will Ferrell
(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/2571/89234willferrell637x01.jpg)

My thoughts:
Love Will but his work has been so scattershot for me over the years, you never know what you are going to get.  But his best work, namely Anchorman is so good that I will still see anything he does.
 
The Wiki:
John William "Will" Ferrell (born July 16, 1967) is an American comedian, impressionist, actor, and writer. Ferrell first established himself in the mid 1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, and has subsequently starred in the comedy films Old School, Elf, Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Stranger than Fiction, Blades of Glory, Semi-Pro, and The Other Guys. He is considered a member of the "Frat Pack", a generation of leading Hollywood comic actors who emerged in the late 1990s and the 2000s, including Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Vince Vaughn, and brothers Owen and Luke Wilson.

The clip:


http://www.youtube.com/v/pamHRy81phw?version=3&hl=en_US
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on June 10, 2012, 04:13:11 PM
So glad Hartman made the list. News Radio is still one of my favorite shows of all time.

Here is what I voted for.

1)Groucho Marx
2)Phil Hartman
3)Mary Tayler Moore
4)Jack Benny
5)John Cleese
6)Nigel Hawthorne
7)Hugh Laurie
8)Steven Fry
9)Paul Eddington
10)Kelsey Grammer
11)Edward Asner
12)John Mahoney
13)David Hyde Pierce
14)Chris Barrie
15)Robert Llewellyn
16)Jon Lovitz
17)Stephen Root
18)Dick Van Dyke
19)Harpo Marx
20)Chico Marx
21)Bill Cosby
22)Simon Jones
23)Cary Grant
24)Prunella Scales
25)Penelope Keith
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Post by: MontyServo on June 10, 2012, 04:20:56 PM
And next is number one (by a wide margin too!)
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Post by: MontyServo on June 10, 2012, 04:23:24 PM
Number 1
(265 points, on 13 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 - Johnny Unusual & Monty)
Bill Murray
(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/4557/billmurray23.jpg)

My thoughts:
My number 1 and the overall number 1 (by a wide margin!)  Bill Murray is just awesome in just about everything he does.  His credits reads like a Comedy's Greatest Hits compilation: Stripes, Meatballs, Ghostbusters, Scrooged, Quick Change, What About Bob? (my fave by him), and you can just go on and on.
 
The Wiki:
William James "Bill" Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor and comedian. He first gained national exposure on Saturday Night Live in which he earned an Emmy Award and later went on to star in a number of critically and commercially successful comedic films, including Caddyshack (1980), Ghostbusters (1984), and Groundhog Day (1993). Murray gained additional critical acclaim later in his career, starring in Lost in Translation (2003), that earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor nomination, and a series of films directed by Wes Anderson, including Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) and Moonrise Kingdom (2012).

The clip:


http://www.youtube.com/v/-TogGxzlfhM?version=3&hl=en_US
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 10, 2012, 04:53:52 PM
Number 5
(148 points, on 7 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 - Imrahil & Kete)
Steve Martin
(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/7033/stevemartin.jpg)

Brilliant Comedian.  I actually had difficulty pinning him down exactly on how high on my list he should go.  I love him as an actor and he mad one of my favourite comedies, the Jerk, but it occurred to me that I might prefer him as a stand up and writer.  But thinking again, I should have put him a point or two higher as while he's an incredible writer, he's a lot like Murray in that he's incredibly charismatic that when he shows his sincerity (like Trains, Planes and Automobiles) it makes both the comedy and drama more effective.  If I thought I bit harder I would have put him up as bit higher.

Number 4
(159 points, on 9 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 - Asbestos Bill)
Phil Hartman
(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/8859/wzphilhartman.jpg)

My thoughts:
Another comedy legend.  I am ashamed to say that he slipped my mind when I made my list.  Otherwise he might have been a few spots higher. He was the anchor on SNL the years he was there.
 

The world and Springfield is poorer for his loss.  I think that if he were alive he might have started to get really plum character roles from people who grew up with him on the Simpsons, SNL and Newsradio.  He's great, but he has done a lot of work that was beneath him (like Houseguest, Small Soldiers and anytime he was put in an SNL movie).

Number 3
(170 points, on 11 of 16 lists - Top Vote #4 - Imrahil & Kete & Johnny Unusual)
John Cleese
(http://img859.imageshack.us/img859/5404/johncleese001.jpg)

He's the master at being funny while being angry.  Full blown rage or quietly steaming away, he's the king.  Of course, there's more to him than that, but he's brilliant at letting things ignite at just the right moment.

Number 2
(173 points, on 12 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 - D.B. Barnes & Wurwolf)
Will Ferrell
(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/2571/89234willferrell637x01.jpg)

Another good pick, but I didn't expect him to be this high.  Especially since the internet has a habit of backlashing against popular celebrities in the race to say "I knew he was lame before anyone else."  A little high, but it does make me hopeful.  Of course, it probably helps that no one can get cynical about Anchorman.  I remember it came out the same Summer as Dodgeball, which made for a fantastic summer of comedy.

Number 1
(265 points, on 13 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 - Johnny Unusual & Monty)
Bill Murray
(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/4557/billmurray23.jpg)

AKA charisma incarnate.  He's a human attention magnet, and he will take it and keep it forever!
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 10, 2012, 05:02:01 PM
Great list Monty and thanks for much for hosting it.  I'm just a little bit disappointed that I was probably the only guy to vote Joe Flaherty.  But it makes sense since outside of SCTV he never had a huge starring role.

1. Bill Murray
2. Dave Foley
3. Joe Flaherty
4. John Cleese
5. Groucho Marx
6. Fred Willard
7. Andrea Martin
8. Phil Hartman
9. Stephen Colbert
10. Steve Martin
11. Steve Carell
12. Will Ferrell
13. Bob Odenkirk
14. John Goodman
15. Portia de Rossi
16. Jessica Walter
17. Peter Sellers
18. Christopher Guest
19. Jim Henson
20. Bruce McCulloch
21. H Jon Benjamin
22. Scott Thompson
23. Kevin McDonald
24. Harry Shearer
25. Will Arnett
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Post by: wurwolf on June 10, 2012, 05:39:04 PM
I agree with everything in the top five except for Phil Hartman. Not sure why he placed so high.

Johnny, I debated whether or not to put Joe Flaherty on the list as I loved his characters on SCTV, but in the end I didn't. Honestly, I seriously wished I could have put every cast member from SCTV on the list.

Here's my list:

1. Will Ferrell
2. Steve Carrell
3. Paul Rudd
4. John C. Reilly

5. Danny McBride
6. Fred Willard
7. Simon Pegg
8. Groucho Marx
9. Christopher Guest
10. Bill Murray
11. Amy Poehler

12. Jackie Chan
13. Ricky Gervais
14. Dave Chappelle
15. John Candy

16. Rodney Dangerfield
17. Norm McDonald
18. Louis CK
19. John Cleese
20. Eugene Levy
21. Jane Lynch
22. Don Knotts
23. Bruce Campbell
24. Catherine O'Hara
25. Mel Brooks

Great LoC, and thanks for all the hard work, Monty! :)
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Post by: MontyServo on June 10, 2012, 05:51:18 PM
Here are a few extra tidbits:

The person who came oh so close to making the list with the most votes also was:
Scott Thompson who ended up on 4 lists but with only 24 points.
Kristen Wiig was also on 4 lists but only had 22 points total.
Kevin McDonald had the most votes with the fewest points as he was also on 4 lists but only had 12 points total.


My list:

1. Bill Murray
2. Madeline Kahn
3. John Candy
4. Gene Wilder
5. Mike Myers
6. Chico Marx
7. Steve Martin
8. Martin Short
9. Groucho Marx
10. Will Ferrell
11. Dan Ackroyd
12. Gilda Radner
13. Dave Foley
14. Eugene Levy
15. David Cross
16. Eric Idle
17. John Cleese
18. Graham Chapman     
19. Amy Poehler
20. Bob Odenkirk
21. Kristen Wiig
22. Steve Carrel
23. Simon Pegg
24. Adam Sandler
25. Paul Rudd


I was surprised to be the only person to vote for Gilda Radner.  And I wish I had placed Eugene Levy a bit higher and he would have made the list.

And yes, I was the only person to have Adam Sandler on my list.  Sorry, but Happy Gilmore and The Waterboy still crack me up.

It was a pleasure to run this list and I hope everyone enjoyed it.  I hope to run another again someday. (Keep your eyes out for Songs from Movies!)   :)


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Post by: CJones on June 10, 2012, 06:03:42 PM
1 Colin Mochrie (I was at the circus once and I saw the strong man bend a car... wait a minute, bend a car, Pat Benetar!... You're not the only master of segues.)
2 Ryan Stiles (...but every time I do they seem to fuck me up the ass) Last line of an IRS Hoedown, in case you were wondering.
3 Johnny Carson
4 Betty White (Miami, you're cuter than, an inter-uterine) Golden Girls, one of the best shows ever.
5 Groucho Marx

6 Ellen DeGeneres
7 Carol Burnette
8 Matthew Perry
9 Wayne Brady
10 Steven Colbert
11 Jon Stewart
12 Lucille Ball
13 Tony Slattery (Let's see the bree trick again!)
14 Bill Murray
15 Brad Sherwood (There's nothing better than a 200 lb snatch.)
16 Robin Williams
17 Josie Lawrence (Hello and welcome to Dead Cats, a hundred and nine things you can do with your pussy)
18 Greg Proops
19 Phil Hartman
20 Chip Esten
21 Jim Carrey
22 Conan O'Brian
23 Kevin James
24 Ben Stiller (despite those God awful Meet the Parents movies)
25 Drew Carey

In case you can't tell, Whose Line is it Anyway is pretty much my favorite show ever (sorry MST3K, but you come in a respectable second). I'm kinda disappointed that not a single person from that show made it. And I'm absolutely astounded that Johnny Carson didn't make it. OTOH, I will never understand what people find funny about Will Farrel or Dave Chappelle.

Ones that I forgot but wish I hadn't: Bob Newhart, John Candy, Steve Martin and Gene Wilder.
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Post by: wurwolf on June 10, 2012, 06:15:42 PM
Damn, Johnny Carson! He would have made my list for sure if I'd remembered him.

Also, I'm kind of embarrassed I put Danny McBride so high on my list. I guess I just wasn't thinking straight -- this list was crazy hard in terms of ranking. I'm a big fan of Eastbound and Down and Hot Rod the movie, and I just kind of got too enthusiastic.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 10, 2012, 06:16:47 PM
Damn, Johnny Carson! He would have made my list for sure if I'd remembered him.

Also, I'm kind of embarrassed I put Danny McBride so high on my list. I guess I just wasn't thinking straight -- this list was crazy hard in terms of ranking. I'm a big fan of Eastbound and Down and Hot Rod the movie, and I just kind of got too enthusiastic.

Wait, has Johnny Carson ever acted?  I only knew him as a talk show host.
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on June 10, 2012, 06:50:59 PM
Damn, Johnny Carson! He would have made my list for sure if I'd remembered him.

Also, I'm kind of embarrassed I put Danny McBride so high on my list. I guess I just wasn't thinking straight -- this list was crazy hard in terms of ranking. I'm a big fan of Eastbound and Down and Hot Rod the movie, and I just kind of got too enthusiastic.

Wait, has Johnny Carson ever acted?  I only knew him as a talk show host.

He had a role on an episode of Get Smart where he was not playing himself.
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Post by: Tripe on June 10, 2012, 07:06:44 PM
1.   Tim Brooke-Taylor
2.   Graeme Garden
3.   Bill Oddie
4.   Kevin Eldon
5.   Griff Rhys Jones
6.   Rowan Atkinson
7.   Mel Smith
8.   Stephen Fry
9.   Hugh Laurie
10.   Mark Williams
11.   Julie Walters
12.   Arabella Weir
13.   Morwenna Banks
14.   Gregor Fisher
15.   Helen Lederer
16.   Victoria Wood
17.   Celia Imrie
18.   Duncan Preston
19.   Paul Whitehouse
20.   Charlie Higson
21.   Simon Day
22.   Harry Enfield
23.   Mark Heap
24.   Rebecca Front
25.   Chris Morris

I think that all the ones red that should be.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 10, 2012, 07:08:55 PM
22.   Harry Enfield

When I was 12 I loved Harry Enfield, but I'm worried about revisiting him.
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Post by: CJones on June 10, 2012, 07:11:27 PM
Damn, Johnny Carson! He would have made my list for sure if I'd remembered him.

Also, I'm kind of embarrassed I put Danny McBride so high on my list. I guess I just wasn't thinking straight -- this list was crazy hard in terms of ranking. I'm a big fan of Eastbound and Down and Hot Rod the movie, and I just kind of got too enthusiastic.

Wait, has Johnny Carson ever acted?  I only knew him as a talk show host.
http://www.youtube.com/v/Ih6LxwdwvlA

He did loads of sketch bits when he hosted The Tonight Show. This is just one example (which happens to also feature Betty White, who I had at #4).
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Post by: Pak-Man on June 10, 2012, 08:05:32 PM
My List:

1. Leslie Nelson
2. Weird Al Yankovic (He was in UHF, and The Weird Al Show!)
3. Bill Murray
4. Patrick Warburton
5. Michael J. Nelson
6. Jim Carrey
7. Bob Newhart
8. Dan Aykroyd
9. Christopher Lloyd
10. Robin Williams
11. Phil Hartman
12. Eric Idle
13. Seth Green
14. Jon Benjamin
15. Jon Lovitz
16. Rowan Atkinson
17. Mike Meyers
18. Will Ferrell
19. John Cleese
20. David Spade
21. John Goodman
22. Tim Allen
23. Groucho Marx
24. John Candy
25. Howie Mandell
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Post by: Tripe on June 10, 2012, 08:10:01 PM
On reflection, I really should have put Heap much higher him and Eldon are who make Big Train for me, and that goes for Spaced (Heap) and Hyperdrive (Eldon) as well. :)

Hmm cats have such ...dirty ...claws.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 10, 2012, 09:03:59 PM
I think everyone loves Kevin MacDonald, but not that much.

Quote from: imrahil
22.   Harry Enfield
He's awesome as Dirk Gently.


Funny you should say that, as if the Detective list of crap won (which I would have hosted), Dirk would have been in my top ten.
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Post by: ScottotD on June 10, 2012, 11:16:57 PM
If I'd put more time into it The Goodies and Rik Mayall/Adrian Edmonson would have been in mine but I had a lot of trouble seperating them from being a double or triple act.  As well as put Phil Hartman in there somewhere

Suprised Castellaneta or Adam West didn't rate

1. Dan Castellaneta
2. Graham Chapman
3. Shaun Micallef (sort of an Australian version of Steve Martin, for want of a better comparison)
4. Rowan Atkinson*
5. John Cleese
6. Micheal Palin
7. Terry Jones
8. Steve Martin
9. Bill Murray
10. Leslie Nielsen
11. Peter Sellers
12. Simon Pegg
13. Harold Ramis
14. Stephen Colbert
15. John Cusack
16. Adam West
17. Tina Fey
18. Steve Carell
19. Chevy Chase
20. Gene Wilder
21. Will Farrell
22. Eric Idle
23. Stephen Fry
24. Joel McHale
25.  Paul Ruebens


*This is 90% Blackadder 10% Bean
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 11, 2012, 12:13:18 AM
Number 4
(159 points, on 9 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 - Asbestos Bill)
Phil Hartman

#2 on my list. I remember the first time I ever saw Phil Hartman was as Kap'n Karl on the Peewee's Playhouse HBO special. Years later, when he showed up on SNL, I was privileged to see just how great this guy was. Later came The Simpsons and NewsRadio, and he just kept delivering the laughs. Apparently, he was a really great, down-to-earth guy, too. His death affected me more than Belushi, Candy, and Farley, which were all incredibly tragic, but there was just something devastating about the murder. Every time I see him or hear his voice, there's a sense of sadness and anger over the loss of such a phenomenal talent.

He had so many great characters and performances. This was always a favorite of mine. Hartman as Sinatra is pure gold.

http://www.nbc.com/assets/video/5-0/swf/DirectWidget.swf?CXNID=1000004.10045NXC&widID=4727a250e66f9723&configXML=http://www.nbc.com/service/videowidget/params/dmlkZW9faWQ9NjY4MjI1/%3FpageURL%3Dunknown%26referrerURL%3Dunknown


Number 2
(173 points, on 12 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 - D.B. Barnes & Wurwolf)
Will Ferrell

Picking a #1 was more than a little difficult. There are a few picks I could have put in the top spot, but I ultimate chose Ferrell because when it comes down to it, he's the one that's cracked me up the most over the years. Before he was starring in movies, he was making me laugh my ass off on SNL. He's my favorite SNL cast member of all time, and considering who's passed through that place in the last thirty-something years, that's pretty huge. I mean, there was stuff he did on SNL that induced that kind of gasping-for-breath, verge-of-peeing-your-pants type of laughter. I love just about everything the guy does; even his "miss" stuff I still find enjoyable to some extent, because it's him. He's one of those people where just seeing his face can make me giggle. And when he'd play angry, I'd lose it every time. "I DRIVE A DODGE STRATUS!!!" "GET OFF THE SHED!!!" And Anchorman...I mean, what can you say except one of the greatest things ever.

My all-time favorite Ferrell sketch is VH1 Storytellers with Neil Diamond. This never gets old and just makes me howl.

http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/video/x692ix



Anyway, this was a fun (and funny) list. Thanks for drivin' the bus, Monty. Awesome job!  :clap:
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on June 11, 2012, 06:08:59 AM
Number 4
(159 points, on 9 of 16 lists - Top Vote #1 - Asbestos Bill)
Phil Hartman

#2 on my list. I remember the first time I ever saw Phil Hartman was as Kap'n Karl on the Peewee's Playhouse HBO special. Years later, when he showed up on SNL, I was privileged to see just how great this guy was. Later came The Simpsons and NewsRadio, and he just kept delivering the laughs. Apparently, he was a really great, down-to-earth guy, too. His death affected me more than Belushi, Candy, and Farley, which were all incredibly tragic, but there was just something devastating about the murder. Every time I see him or hear his voice, there's a sense of sadness and anger over the loss of such a phenomenal talent.

He had so many great characters and performances. This was always a favorite of mine. Hartman as Sinatra is pure gold.

http://www.nbc.com/assets/video/5-0/swf/DirectWidget.swf?CXNID=1000004.10045NXC&widID=4727a250e66f9723&configXML=http://www.nbc.com/service/videowidget/params/dmlkZW9faWQ9NjY4MjI1/%3FpageURL%3Dunknown%26referrerURL%3Dunknown




Yeah I had been watching News Radio for some time and I was just shocked when he died.  I did hear a story that John Lovits beat up Andy Dick for giving Phil Hartman's wife drugs.
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Post by: Darth Geek on June 11, 2012, 06:23:13 AM
I did hear a story that John Lovits beat up Andy Dick for giving Phil Hartman's wife drugs.
That is an awesome story, not just because of the idea of Jon Lovitz beating up anybody.
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on June 11, 2012, 06:36:51 AM
I did hear a story that John Lovits beat up Andy Dick for giving Phil Hartman's wife drugs.
That is an awesome story, not just because of the idea of Jon Lovitz beating up anybody.

Well from what was said by people who were there it seems he just flew into a blind rage one day on the News Radio set.
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Post by: wurwolf on June 11, 2012, 06:48:12 AM
I love just about everything the guy does; even his "miss" stuff I still find enjoyable to some extent, because it's him. He's one of those people where just seeing his face can make me giggle.


This exactly sums up my feelings about Will Ferrell. I just love his shtick -- I think everyone in my four-person family does -- and no matter how silly or inane the character or the lines are, his delivery is what kills me. Steve Carrell comes pretty close to that for me, too.

I had no problem picking my number one. As soon as I heard the premise of the list I went, Oh, easy. Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd, John C. Reilly. Done. It was after those four that it got a little tricky for me. I think if John C. Reilly had shown up in Anchorman my universe would explode.
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Post by: Darth Geek on June 11, 2012, 07:37:35 AM
I still don't get all the over the top love for Paul Rudd. Yeah, he can be funny (in Anchorman mostly), but for me he's still Pheobe's boring boyfriend from Friends.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 11, 2012, 07:41:23 AM
I still don't get all the over the top love for Paul Rudd. Yeah, he can be funny (in Anchorman mostly), but for me he's still Pheobe's boring boyfriend from Friends.

(http://t.qkme.me/3po5px.jpg)
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Post by: wurwolf on June 11, 2012, 09:21:17 AM
Paul Rudd is also a better physical comedian than he probably gets credit for. That clip that Monty posted is a perfect example of that. His character in WHAS, Andy, was petulant and entitled and a screw up throughout the movie, and that one scene just conveys all of that so perfectly. I also like the gif I posted of him dancing in front of the car. That's from Role Models and it's from a scene where he was trying to talk to his friend (or girlfriend, can't remember which) and he wouldn't get away from the front of the car so they could drive away. They asked him to move and that dance was what ensued. Just the look on his face cracks me up every time, because it was such a serious moment and he just made it so goofy.

Seriously everyone go watch Role Models, I can't say enough good things about that movie.
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Post by: ScottotD on June 11, 2012, 09:32:06 AM
Seriously everyone go watch Role Models, I can't say enough good things about that movie.

I was so pleasantly suprised by that
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Post by: wurwolf on June 11, 2012, 09:43:19 AM
Seriously everyone go watch Role Models, I can't say enough good things about that movie.

I was so pleasantly suprised by that

It's kind of like what we were talking about before with the movie about a fandom, where they were respectful to the fans. Role Models was pretty respectful to LARPers, too.
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Post by: ScottotD on June 11, 2012, 09:48:00 AM
Seriously everyone go watch Role Models, I can't say enough good things about that movie.

I was so pleasantly suprised by that

It's kind of like what we were talking about before with the movie about a fandom, where they were respectful to the fans. Role Models was pretty respectful to LARPers, too.

If anything I thought the middle of the movie dragged because I wanted to get back to the Role Playing stuff, it seemed like so much fun.   

Wonder if that Knights of Kickassdom dealie will ever see the light of day.
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on June 11, 2012, 11:02:28 AM
I love Steve Martin, Bob Newhart barely beat him out of the number one spot on my list.  When I think of him I think about the SNL skit where they keep calling him Mr. Martin, he says no, please call me Mr. Steve Martin.  Hilarious.  And Steve Martin's penis cream still cracks me up.

And the great Phil Hartman, I remember crying when I found out he was murdered.  So talented.

And Will Ferrell is awesome, he's also a pretty good serious actor, loved him in "Stranger than Fiction"

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Post by: Asbestos Bill on June 11, 2012, 11:54:03 AM
And the great Phil Hartman, I remember crying when I found out he was murdered.  So talented.

Phil Hartman is one of those rare celebrity deaths that really moved me. I remember exactly where I was when I heard it, too.

Phil Hartman was a great guy, apart from being a great comedy actor. This (http://www.lettersofnote.com/2011/08/amateur-comedy-is-too-on-nail.html) is a letter he wrote in response to an amateur comedian who wrote to him for advice.

Aside from Phil Hartman's, the only other celebrity death to really affect me was Satoshi Kon's less than two years ago.
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: Darth Geek on June 11, 2012, 12:04:03 PM
Speaking of that Phil Hartman story, I'm sorry to see Jon Lovitz not on the list. Probably because he hasn't done much (that I know about) in a while. But he was always awesome. Especially on The Critic.

I never really cared for Steve Martin's standup act, but on SNL and his earlier movies, he is hilarious.
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: Invader_quirk on June 11, 2012, 12:05:57 PM
Steve Martin's been in so much garbage in recent years. It's sad. He's done a lot of damage to his own legacy, at least in my eyes.
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 11, 2012, 12:14:31 PM
Steve Martin's been in so much garbage in recent years. It's sad. He's done a lot of damage to his own legacy, at least in my eyes.

I wouldn't go that far.  I certainly agree with the first part, but it really doesn't take away who he is for me like. say. Cuba Gooding Jr.  It's like Jackie Chan: both where in a lot of really dumb, dispoasble movies later in their careers, but that's before shoring it up with undeniable successes.  Plus, you don't get a feeling that they had put so much of their stamp on these things to lose face unlike, say, Woody Allen, who just kept churning out misfires for so long and really did damage his rep (of course, his personal life stuff didn't help).  Plus he's still great on his TV appearances (seeing he and Colbert together is just wonderful), on the Oscars and on twitter.
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: Asbestos Bill on June 11, 2012, 01:01:30 PM
Steve Martin's been in so much garbage in recent years. It's sad. He's done a lot of damage to his own legacy, at least in my eyes.

I wouldn't go that far.  I certainly agree with the first part, but it really doesn't take away who he is for me like. say. Cuba Gooding Jr.  It's like Jackie Chan: both where in a lot of really dumb, dispoasble movies later in their careers, but that's before shoring it up with undeniable successes.  Plus, you don't get a feeling that they had put so much of their stamp on these things to lose face unlike, say, Woody Allen, who just kept churning out misfires for so long and really did damage his rep (of course, his personal life stuff didn't help).  Plus he's still great on his TV appearances (seeing he and Colbert together is just wonderful), on the Oscars and on twitter.

The difference between Steve Martin and Bill Murray, as I see it, is that while both have been in some crap, Bill always shines in his roles, while Steve is brought down by them. When he hosted SNL (I don't remember which time, there have been several, I'm sure) he was painfully bad. Maybe the later writers didn't know how to write for him, I don't know.

My favorite Steve Martin role, aside from The Jerk, which is his definitive role, is still that sarcastic waiter in The Muppet Movie. They knew how to do cameos in that movie.

And speaking of cameos, Steve and Bill were great together in Little Shop of Horrors.


[EDIT} By the way, was Shop Girl any good? I really want there to be a good recent movie with Steve Martin in it.
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: Darth Geek on June 11, 2012, 01:04:07 PM
I agree with you in the most part. But I don't think Bill was really all that good in the Garfield movies.
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: Tripe on June 11, 2012, 01:06:57 PM
When he hosted SNL (I don't remember which time, there have been several, I'm sure)
Which is every time he was ever on the show, he was never part of the cast just a very regular host for a while.
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: ColeStratton on June 11, 2012, 02:28:10 PM

Madeline Kahn


FLAMES! FLAMES ON THE SIDE OF MY FACE!

She's #7 on my list, and the highest female on it as well. She was so brilliant. Just an amazing, amazing comedic actress. She made Mixed Nuts watchable.
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: ColeStratton on June 11, 2012, 02:32:47 PM
And he's got to get them Glengary leads.

One of his greatest performances.  Eff Al Pacino and Alec Baldwin!  Jack Fuckin' Lemmon owned both of them in that film.  You want to see an actor act, watch Lemmon in Glengarry Glen Ross.


Lemmon and Matthau are my favorite screen team. I was seriously upset when they both passed (within a year of each other). If you haven't seen Billy Wilder's The Fortune Cookie, check it out. They are fab in it. And if you wanna see Matthau in a completely against type dramatic performance, check out The Laughing Policeman, where he places a detective trying to catch a killer in San Francisco.
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: ColeStratton on June 11, 2012, 02:39:57 PM
Gene Wilder


Glad he ranked so high on the list! Always brings a smile to my face.

I had dinner with him about 3 or 4 years ago when we did a screening of Young Frankenstein and a book signing/conversation at the fest. Hands down the most nervous I've ever been to meet someone and have a meal with. I mean, what the hell do you talk about with Gene Wilder? (Answer: The San Francisco housing market. Old movie houses. Writing). A real gentleman and nice guy -- which is always such a relief, since meeting your heroes can often really change your feelings about them depending on the interaction.
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 11, 2012, 02:41:37 PM
Gene Wilder


Glad he ranked so high on the list! Always brings a smile to my face.

 I mean, what the hell do you talk about with Gene Wilder?

"I know you didn't get to really own the chocolate factory, but did they let you keep all the candy?"
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: ColeStratton on June 11, 2012, 02:56:01 PM
Great list! Here's mine:


1.   Albert Brooks
2.   Alan Arkin
3.   Bill Murray
4.   Gene Wilder
5.   Steve Martin
6.   Christopher Guest
7.   Madeline Kahn
8.   Jack Lemmon

9.   Walter Matthau
10.   Peter Falk
11.   Catherine O’Hara
12.   Tom Hanks
13.   John Cleese
14.   Paul Reubens
15.   Martin Mull
16.   Michael Keaton
17.   Will Ferrell
18.   Fred Willard
19.   Paul Rudd
20.   Mel Brooks

21.   Don Knotts
22.   Jonathan Winters
23.   Carol Burnett
24.   Peter Sellers
25.   Richard Pryor

Little surprised Carol Burnett didn't make it -- she's brilliant. And my #2, Alan Arkin! And Peter Falk! If you haven't seen the original In-Laws, rent it! And if you wanna see a ton of comedic gods in one film, you can't go wrong with It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: Darth Geek on June 11, 2012, 06:02:16 PM
Don Knotts didn't make it??! Bunch of young whippersnappers
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 11, 2012, 06:10:14 PM
Don Knotts didn't make it??! Bunch of young whippersnappers

They must have seen Gus.  (Is that why Tim Conway isn't on the list?)
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: wurwolf on June 11, 2012, 07:17:40 PM
I had Don Knotts on my list (hello, The Ghost & Mr. Chicken) but like Cole's list he was in the 20s.
Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: MightyJack on June 11, 2012, 09:26:23 PM
My list: I'm kicking myself for forgetting Guest, and I had Chaplin too high. I should have had Carol Burnett my list as well. But there was too many greats and only 25 slots to put them in.
 
1.   Buster Keaton - Bummed he didn't make it. The man was a comedy genius - a technical wizard on screen and behind the camera as well
2.   Bill Murray
3.   Peter Sellers
4.   Cary Grant
5.   Jack Lemmon
6.   Peter Cook
7.   Carol Lombard - I'm also bummed that the classic female comedic actresses failed to get any attention.
8.   Groucho Marks
9.   Parker Posey - The queen of the Indies, I loved her in Party Girl and as Jackie O in the strange "House of Yes"
10.   Charlie Chaplin
11.   Don Knotts
12.   Catherine O’Hara
13.   John Belushi
14.   Robert Downey Jr.
15.   Gene Wilder
16.   Jonathan Winters - A boyhood favorite. He was great in the criminally under appreciated "The Loved One"
17.   John Cleese
18.   John Candy
19.   Albert Brooks
20.   Bruce Campbell
21.   Michael Palin
22.   Kristen Wiig
23.   Rowan Atkinson
24.   Irene Dunne
25.   Harry Langdon

Title: Re: List Of Crap#60 Countdown - Top Comedic Actors & Actresses (Possibly NSFW clips)
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on June 12, 2012, 03:27:27 AM
Don Knotts didn't make it??! Bunch of young whippersnappers

Yeah I am pretty upset about that too.  The Andy Griffith show never recovered from his leaving if you ask me.