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Old 11-01-2019, 05:36 PM
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Favorite Stand-Up Comedians?


of all-time, living or dead


1. Mort Sahl
2. Bill Hicks
3. George Carlin
4. Louis CK
5. Bill Burr
6. Dick Gregory
7. Mitch Hedberg
8. Doug Stanhope
9. Dave Chappelle
10. Dov Davidoff
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Old 11-01-2019, 05:47 PM
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Why did you drop Doug Stanhope down a notch? Less than a month ago you had him at number 7.
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Old 11-01-2019, 05:52 PM
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Rodney Dangerfield first and everyone else a distant second.
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Old 11-01-2019, 06:23 PM
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Why did you drop Doug Stanhope down a notch? Less than a month ago you had him at number 7.
Oh shit. I'm sorry for re-posting this. But I'm sure there are many new users who might contribute.

I don't know why, maybe it was because his last special was the first one that didn't reach his potential, and when I saw him live recently, it was all a big re-hash.

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Old 11-01-2019, 07:06 PM
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Doug Stanhope is only funny once in awhile. I get tired of his drunk-depressed-cynical act. George Carlin was a cultural grump who had 10x the intelligence and insight as Stanhope. I never get tired of George's "I'm angry and here is what is wrong with all you people" act. Stanhope's routine/style gets tiresome.

I say this as someone who still kind of respects Stanhope. He's been around a pretty long time now and I do get the appeal on some level. I just think he is kind of overrated. He has huge fans for reason I can not understand.
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Old 11-01-2019, 07:11 PM
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Stephen Wright
Peter Cook & Dudley Moore (if you'll accept double acts)
Eddie Izzard
Jack Benny
Steve Martin
George Carlin
Richard Pryor
Emo Philips
Judy Tenuta
Bill Cosby
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Mike Birbiglia. I especially like "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend" which was on Netflix at one point.

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1. Dennis Wolfberg
2. Bob Newhart
3. Robert Klein
4. Richard Pryor
5. George Carlin
6. Chris Rush
7. John Pinette
8. Albert Brooks
9. Nichols and May
10. Jackie Vernon
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