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El Oso

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« on: 01-23-2005 01:22 »

And why. Or if they just annoy you for no reason. My pick goes to:

Norm Macdonald(except when he played death on family guy).
evan

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« Reply #1 on: 01-23-2005 01:28 »

Robin Williams.  I just don't understand his appeal.  He either plays the "Billy Crystal-type who's not funny but tries desperately to pull on your heartstrings" or the "I'm a crazy guy making jokes you've all heard before" role.  A hallmate once lent me one of his stand-up dvds, and I had to turn it off after 10 minutes.  He's so freaking annoying.
CrazyDoc

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« Reply #2 on: 01-23-2005 13:45 »

Robin Williams totally and utterly rules your arse so thoroughly it shouldn't even have to be pointed out.

Anyway, speaking of overrated comics, how about Eddie Izzard. I don't think I've ever laughed once at any of his jokes.
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #3 on: 01-23-2005 14:11 »

Jack Dee, he'a just a whinger really.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #4 on: 01-23-2005 15:16 »

Dave Chappelle
newhook_1

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« Reply #5 on: 01-23-2005 15:31 »

Jeff Foxworthy. You might be a redneck if you laugh at this asshole.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #6 on: 01-23-2005 15:35 »

Dave Chappelle.
laroquettespine

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« Reply #7 on: 01-23-2005 16:46 »

Rob Schneider.  "Durpa durpa durp."  That was a couple of years ago, and they're STILL giving him movies.  Chris Farley must be spinning in his grave.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #8 on: 01-23-2005 17:08 »
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Martin Lawrence

 
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Jeff Foxworthy. You might be a redneck if you laugh at this asshole.

J.Ball +1
Nurdbot

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« Reply #9 on: 01-23-2005 19:26 »

Mcfadden. He sold out, he sold out big time.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #10 on: 01-23-2005 22:49 »

Alan Cunning. Never liked him then, don't now, don't intend to later.
Sil

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« Reply #11 on: 01-27-2005 10:59 »

 
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Originally posted by CrazyDoc:
Anyway, speaking of overrated comics, how about Eddie Izzard. I don't think I've ever laughed once at any of his jokes.

Blasphemy!!! Eddie Izzard is the greatest. Although, he is very, very random, and he doesn't appeal to everyone. Fair play. Still my absolute joint favourite comedian - a position shared with Bill Hicks.

I absolutely HATE Jimmy Carr. He isn't funny, his material isn't original, he reuses it - and not like when comedians tour the same show - he just uses the same jokes for everything. If you watch Ricky Gervais, he's putting on a persona, and in reality he's probably an okay guy. Having seen Jimmy Carr on Parkinson being an asshole, I've come to the conclusion that he's not acting, he's actually like that. He actually is a complete wanker. Sorry for the rant, but i can't adequately express my detestation of that man.

Oh, I guess I just did.

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quagmire

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« Reply #12 on: 01-27-2005 15:07 »

not a comedian per se, but...Brendan Fraser just plain sucks. FACT. 

as for "actual" comics...Jeanne Garafolo. I actually used to like her awhile back, but lately she's gotten awfully lazy & useless. Last time I saw her perform, she read her entire act from a sheet of crib notes she was holding...kinda pathetic.

Gorky

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« Reply #13 on: 01-27-2005 16:47 »
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Originally posted by DotheBartman: Dave Chappelle

 
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Originally posted by Nasty Pasty: Dave Chappelle

 
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Originally posted by Gorky...um...just now: Dave Chappelle

Seriously, I don't understand his appeal.
leelaholic

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« Reply #14 on: 01-27-2005 17:36 »

I second fourth that. Dave Chappelle.
laroquettespine

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« Reply #15 on: 01-27-2005 18:43 »

I don't think Dave Chappelle is neccesarily UNfunny, like so many of those listed here, but he is definitely overhyped.  My problem with his comedy is that every other sketch is about how lame, racist and or stupid White people are.

I sincerely believe that, once his initial success was assured, every major media conglomerate that could take a piece of him did, and now laud him as one of the "new, great, black comic minds of our age"; as if we have to fill some sort of quota every few years.
Speli

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« Reply #16 on: 01-27-2005 19:08 »

Ben Stiller and his monopoly on Comedy Movies right now.
newhook_1

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« Reply #17 on: 01-27-2005 19:31 »

Yeah, that's another one. I like Ben Stiller and all, but does he really need to be in 10 god damn movies a year?
Beamer

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« Reply #18 on: 01-27-2005 21:14 »

 
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I second fourth that. Dave Chappelle.

I fifth that. I just don't see what's so fucking funny about him. I watched one episode of his show and didn't laugh once...

LoserUser

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« Reply #19 on: 01-27-2005 21:39 »

Chris Rock and Bill Murray. Most underrated: Will Sasso. Whatever happened to him?
evan

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« Reply #20 on: 01-28-2005 01:05 »

Will Sasso, being the best guy on MAD TV is like winning the Special Olympics.

Well, I like Dave Chappelle.  In fact, most people I talk to love him too.  A few weeks ago, we all sat down and watched the first season of his show (we're nerds and have nothing better to do) and the nerdier you were, the more you laughed at it.  Personally, I don't think his show got really funny until season 2, but apparently I was in the minority.  I guess it's just taste.

Oh, and Rock and Murray rock your socks off.  Don't ever forget that.
MrMoose

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« Reply #21 on: 01-28-2005 01:55 »

Over all I think most people that come from Saturday Night Live and make movies are all over rated, especially the more resent ones. The majority of "Actors" that make movie from SNL seem to like sticking together just so they can make really bad movies. They just take their SNL characters and put them into movies which I feel is a really stupid idea because most of the characters are really only fun for a few minutes at a time, which is their main purpose. 

There are of course a few exceptions to this but over all if someone from SNL is going to make a movie they need to leave their SNL characters in New York and make new ones that can be funny for more than to seconds.
El Oso

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« Reply #22 on: 01-28-2005 02:46 »
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MrMoose is right. Anybody remember "Superstar"? 'nuff said. puke


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FishyJoe

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« Reply #23 on: 01-28-2005 10:49 »

MrMoose is wrong.

"most of the characters are really...fun for a few minutes at a time"

Couldn't be more wrong about that. Otherwise I agree.
Speli

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« Reply #24 on: 01-28-2005 15:03 »

Yeah, let's see a full length movie with Dieter. I'd pay for it.
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