I think I heard this once before a long time ago, but I heard it again this week in a discussion on one of the entertainment shows (I think it was that E! daily show), where they were talking about which of the Friends cast would be most successful after the show ends. And they said Lisa Kudrow, that she’s a comedic genius.
I’m sorry, I just don’t see it. Her acting is horrid! She almost killed Analyze This. That movie is hilarious until her scenes. She kills it. Very bad casting choice.
My second nominee is Colin Quinn.
Now, I’m a comic junkie. I love stand up, skits, all of it and everybody. But when I watch Colin, the “Black Hole of Comedy”, he just sucks the life out of comedy.
I can’t believe he keeps getting his own shows on Comedy Central. What’s up with that?
His current show is a great concept, but I cannot take it more than five minutes because his humor kills the mood.
I think part of Colin Quinn’s problem is that he’s clearly not very bright. Maybe that sounds snotty, but (as I think I posted somewhere else recently) I never make it more than a sentence or two into his opening monologue anymore. Last night’s Daily Show was, in my opinion, unbelievably funny - so I leapt up and shut the TV off so I Quinn couldn’t kill the joy I was feeling. He apparently has no idea what he’s supposed to be talking about, so he’ll say something totally unrelated or something totally uninformed. This wouldn’t matter much if he was funny, of course.
You stated the case so well that I don’t know who else to add.
I agree with Lisa Kudrow, her whole “wierd” shctick is not funny at all. What was her last movie, the one with the rapper? That movie’s popularity explains it all.
My nominee: Adam Sandler
Yeah I know some people are probably going to defend him. But I’ve seen all his movies, (except for that artsy one) and never found any funny. They all have the same plot, dysfunctional guy, beats up people, gets the girl. Which is sad because apparently he is a good actor.
In Canada we have a guy named Michael McDonald. He’s one of those types that manages to get on Canadian TV, but can’t break through elsewhere, due to a lack of talent. He’s still doing I’ve-fallen-and-I-can’t-get-up jokes.
Well, it was more this: Adam Sandler movies were generally unfunny, surreal to the point of stupidity, and all featured the same sort of plot. P-DL was an Adam Sandler movie that was actually funny in points, provoked actual emotion in the viewer, had Adam Sandler not just coasting along and being himself, and was surreal in a good way.
Sam Kennoson (however you spell it) I hated when he’d guest star on sitcoms. Yeah you hate your wife and scream alot. Very funny. Brings any show he was in to a crashing halt. One guy I didn’t mind when he croaked.
Ditto for Chris Farley. I guess he might have been talented. I dunno just seemed to be a sweaty fat guy being spastic everywhere. Even when he was supposed to be the center of attention I found him distracting.
You somehow manage to take unfunny, hackneyed material and transform it into a sort of “negative comedy.” You can suck humor from a room in such a complete and metaphysical way that I’m surprised you haven’t been weaponized.
I still say that to myself every now and then when things go wrong.
Didn’t we just do this thread a day or two ago? Went like 3 pages? In any event, I will repeat the inalienable truth one more time. Nobody is less funny that the Prince of Anti-Humor himself- Carrot Top. Nobody.
Compare every name listed here to Carrot Top. See. Proof- he is the worse ever. Sent to kill humor off entirely by Satan himself.
Once I mention the guy I’m going to mention, there will be no need to continue the thread, as he is the ultimate unfunny “comedian.”
A. Whitney Brown.
In his 1990’s appearances on SNL, he would show up during the Weekend Update segment and talk for around five minutes. Not once did I (or anyone else in the audience, not even slightly) laugh. Except, of course, for himself–well, it was more of a cracked-voice giggle as he talked. So freaking bad.