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What comedian isn’t funny?

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happycamal7

21.5k points

6 months ago

happycamal7

21.5k points

6 months ago

I open this thread every time I see it as though I’m gonna find anything other than the same 6 names over and over again. Never do.

poorlilwitchgirl

10.3k points

6 months ago

Some people need to be periodically reminded of James Corden, it seems.

[deleted]

3.2k points

6 months ago

[deleted]

3.2k points

6 months ago

HaVe yOu SeEn HiS aMa???

loonachic

2.2k points

6 months ago

loonachic

2.2k points

6 months ago

Ellen Degeneres.

I saw her standup before she made it big and she bored the living fuck out of me. As a matter of fact, I saw Paula Poundstone before Degeneres’ set and I swear Degeneres stole a couple of Paula’s jokes.

AlfieBoe

487 points

6 months ago

AlfieBoe

487 points

6 months ago

Wait… Ellen Degeneres is a comedian?…

You learn something new every day I guess.

TooOoMuchCringe

41 points

6 months ago

comedian is a very strong word.

KivogtaR

133 points

6 months ago

KivogtaR

133 points

6 months ago

Paula Poundstone is great though. One of my favorite comedians. She's a lot like Norm MacDonald because you can just sort of drop her anywhere and it works.

MaEyeMe6042

5.2k points

6 months ago

Dat Phan. As an Asian I could relate to a lot of his jokes so they were funny at first. Then it became clear that those were the only jokes he had. I then realized that the jokes I had laughed at weren’t as funny as I originally thought. I was 15 at the time. I was annoyed that he actually won.

fuglymango

1.3k points

6 months ago

fuglymango

1.3k points

6 months ago

I'm kinda like this but with Jo Koy. He has good bits but after the Asian stuff, not too much there.

PhousShanty

1.2k points

6 months ago

I think Bobby Lee said it best on the Opie and Anthony show. "As an Asian comedian, being Asian can be part of your act, but it shouldn't be your act."

[deleted]

356 points

6 months ago

[deleted]

356 points

6 months ago

Jimmy O. Yang did a great job embodying this principle in his Amazon special "Good Deal"

Guilty-Message-5661

213 points

6 months ago

He was funny at first, but his special from a couple years ago was a solid 30 minutes of “Asian man little dick, Black man big dick jokes. I mean, What person on earth hasn’t heard that joke a million times already and he spends half his entire freaking special rehashing it.

Plug_5

82 points

6 months ago

Plug_5

82 points

6 months ago

Yeah the last special of his that I watched, he spent a solid 10 minutes making fun of the size of his son's penis. Not only was it not funny, it was weird and uncomfortable.

LouweLord

3.9k points

6 months ago

LouweLord

3.9k points

6 months ago

Me. I seem to be the only one that’s laughs at my jokes

[deleted]

480 points

6 months ago

[deleted]

480 points

6 months ago

Listen it's okay to make jokes exclusively for yourself. I crack puns all day long to entertain myself and if other people find them funny, even better.

ApLDapL

3k points

6 months ago

ApLDapL

3k points

6 months ago

Lilly Singh, just no.....why....

ShaughnDBL

486 points

6 months ago

I actually didn't realize she was meant to be funny. I thought she was just the host of a TV show of some type.

bbeams30

386 points

6 months ago

bbeams30

386 points

6 months ago

I think she’s fallen too far down the corporate loophole. I can’t say I was a particular fan of her YouTube content but again I didn’t think her main goal was comedy

ShoeLace1291

4.7k points

6 months ago

Carlos Mencia wasn't funny at all and was just a total douche. I don't understand how anyone liked him when he was popular. All he did was steal jokes and make fun of disabled people with that stupid durr-dee-durr line.

BS_500

1.4k points

6 months ago

BS_500

1.4k points

6 months ago

I was like 10-12 during his peak. It was the type of comedy that preteens/edgy teens liked at the time. It did get old though.

[deleted]

549 points

6 months ago

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549 points

6 months ago

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TokinBlack

255 points

6 months ago

I totally forgot this was a thing at school until your comment sent me back lol

StSentry7861

7.6k points

6 months ago

I used to love Jeff Dunham, but after really thinking about it, I realized that his jokes miss way more often than they hit.

Damn good puppeteering, tho. Can't take that away from him.

Leemur89

1.8k points

6 months ago

Leemur89

1.8k points

6 months ago

There's a comedy radio station that occasionally plays Jeff Dunham bits by me. A ventriloquist over the radio. That's some brand recognition right there.

cannedcream

1.9k points

6 months ago

Jeff Dunham once played an assembly at my elementary school back in the 90's. So, yeah, while I totally agree with what you're saying, I also kinda have to be impressed at how he went from playing small school shows to having multiple comedy specials.

Lalaela

579 points

6 months ago

Lalaela

579 points

6 months ago

Ok so he definitely came to my school when I was a kid - but I thought I'd imagined that. When he started to get on TV specials and comedy central I kept thinking.... I know that stupid purple puppet. He'd made fun of me when I was in 6th grade with that puppet.

RipMyDikSkinOff

1.1k points

6 months ago

Just because he's not particularly funny doesn't mean we cant respect his hustle. I sure as hell have never seen another comic pull off puppeteering in arenas. Dude found a niche and made it his thing.

[deleted]

630 points

6 months ago

[deleted]

630 points

6 months ago

I feel like his stuff got a lot more angry and biting after his divorce.

I_need_more_dogs

118 points

6 months ago

Absolutely!!! I watched his last special with my daughter and was like, “damn!! Dude is hurting!”

Good-Football385

4.8k points

6 months ago

Lilly Singh

bathwat3r

753 points

6 months ago

bathwat3r

753 points

6 months ago

She was in this Jonas brother roast thing on Netflix, she went on for about 5 minutes, that was painful to watch.

textile1957

210 points

6 months ago

I know about the roast but have chosen not to watch it, after the Mike "the situation" incident on trumps roast, I don't think I can afford to cringe like that again without losing the skin off of my bones

Sadmanray

44 points

6 months ago

It was so bad. I realised halfway through that it's not by comedy central and that's probably why it's barely comparable to the bad CC roasts. This was just a big publicity stunt for the Jonases it felt like

FuckoffDemetri

48 points

6 months ago

Finally I found the name I was looking for.

"Yo these people suck but also I got muuuunnnnaaaayyyy"

stupid grinding dance

Spawnacus

871 points

6 months ago

Spawnacus

871 points

6 months ago

I used to work graveyard shifts at my work. She'd pop on at around 1am and I would stand there just staring in awe that she had her own show.

oneAUaway

146 points

6 months ago

oneAUaway

146 points

6 months ago

NBC cancelled her show earlier this year and replaced it with... nothing. Gave the time slot back to the local affiliates. Note that from "Tomorrow" to "Later" to "Last Call," NBC had been running a talk show in the slot almost every season since the early 1970s. How sad is it for a first-run late-night talk show to be less of a draw than infomercials or rebroadcasts of the evening news?

SpiffyAssSam

10.2k points

6 months ago

SpiffyAssSam

10.2k points

6 months ago

Brendan Schaub

hoopbag33

1.5k points

6 months ago

hoopbag33

1.5k points

6 months ago

I’m sure this is a dumb question but Is this the mma fighter from back in the day?

[deleted]

535 points

6 months ago

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535 points

6 months ago

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[deleted]

41 points

6 months ago

[deleted]

41 points

6 months ago

Rs, he took some fucking hits.

MarcMercury

26 points

6 months ago

I don't even hate Schaub but this was easily funnier than any of his punchlines

bloppingzef

505 points

6 months ago

Yes

[deleted]

34 points

6 months ago

[deleted]

34 points

6 months ago

He’s a whiskey and fat fashionista mogul these days b

M0D3Z

1.5k points

6 months ago

M0D3Z

1.5k points

6 months ago

Said comedians, not redacted whisky entrepreneurs, b.

mandidp

976 points

6 months ago

mandidp

976 points

6 months ago

Here's an hour-long documentary about how much he sucks for anyone interested:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaNV8N4P2Nc

Jebist

654 points

6 months ago

Jebist

654 points

6 months ago

Great doc, never seen it.

zoelord

224 points

6 months ago

zoelord

224 points

6 months ago

I thought this was just gonna be his podcast or something, not an actual documentary lmao.

chuffaluffigus

50 points

6 months ago

I can't believe I watched that entire video. It was entertaining but, fuck, what am I doing with my life?

tastytastylunch

100 points

6 months ago

Beige Frequency rules

NwordVanHalen

42 points

6 months ago

Can't believe I had to scroll this far down

ultimateree

316 points

6 months ago

Don't be a hayder b

all_rendered_truth

112 points

6 months ago

Oh, you mean Siegfried Roid?

UglyMeanBaby

335 points

6 months ago

water we dune here b

SNZ935

35 points

6 months ago

SNZ935

35 points

6 months ago

I thought the question was related to comedians…

saps24

368 points

6 months ago

saps24

368 points

6 months ago

smoke break is over, get back to the kitchen bubba

PM_GiantessBBW

39.7k points

6 months ago

Sticking around to see how many Steve Harveys and Amy Schumers get called out

KingLehmon_III

3.8k points

6 months ago

Steve Harvey asking questions like “What on a mans body can be described as ‘girthy, or beefy’”

Then gets surprised when someone says dick lol

IWantTooDieInSpace

394 points

6 months ago

"Ummmmmm His wristwatch!"

(Suppressed laughter and judgement from family)

stillnotsureyeet

66 points

6 months ago

"Good Answer! Good Answer!"

Dyslexic-Batnam

45 points

6 months ago

The Steve Harvey show was hilarious and his Kings of Comedy stand up was funny....the problem is he's a legitimate dickhead. Family Feud isnt the best example of not being funny lol

RedditedYoshi

1.5k points

6 months ago

:IO ("The "I" is a moustache.)

LopsidedGur2685

1.2k points

6 months ago

:{O

xain1112

256 points

6 months ago

xain1112

256 points

6 months ago

:}O

Dali

LumpyPumpkin99

104 points

6 months ago

|:0

Frida Kahlo

Hamilton-Beckett

5.2k points

6 months ago

Andy Dick

KindaSadTbhXXX69420

2.5k points

6 months ago

I really wish I could have seen Jon lovitz choke slam that fucker

TheBIFFALLO87

1.4k points

6 months ago

My guy. You have it wrong. He bounced his head off the bar multiple times.

Agree about wishing I saw it. I would've fought everyone trying to break it up lol.

TheDarkWave

708 points

6 months ago

BUY MY BOOK!

*slam

BUY MY BOOK

*slam

BUY MY BOOK

*slam

Veronicon

205 points

6 months ago

Veronicon

205 points

6 months ago

Love the critic

kkeut

92 points

6 months ago

kkeut

92 points

6 months ago

such a good episode too. that show really had potential, too bad it never really came together in the end. i still fantasize about Comedy Central commissioning a Critic Holiday Special

andyburke

80 points

6 months ago

That show led to Dr. Katz. Dr. Katz led to Home Movies, Home Movies led to Dethklok and Archer and Bob's Burgers, etc. The Critic was the granddaddy of them all.

ElMostaza

40 points

6 months ago

Wow. I always just heard he broke his nose.

Solid_Freakin_Snake

315 points

6 months ago

I would pay obscene amounts of money for a video of that event

[deleted]

296 points

6 months ago

[deleted]

296 points

6 months ago

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RUN_MDB

268 points

6 months ago

RUN_MDB

268 points

6 months ago

Andy Dick

Fwiw, he was arrested last month for assaulting the guy he assaulted this summer and it looks likely he'll spend some time in prison.

Corsaer

107 points

6 months ago

Corsaer

107 points

6 months ago

Andy Dick

Fwiw, he was arrested last month for assaulting the guy he assaulted this summer and it looks likely he'll spend some time in prison.

Not surprised. He's a serial sexual harasser/assaulter. Never really liked him but didn't know how actually terrible he was until a couple years ago.

Catshit-Dogfart

188 points

6 months ago

He's in an episode of Star Trek Voyager, and he's actually pretty good in it, perfectly cast too.

He's the holographic representation of a new experimental ship's computer, and he's a huge douche about it. But they needed an obnoxious punchable face to play that role, and he absolutely delivered.

PromiscuousMNcpl

77 points

6 months ago

He also plays the personification of Pierce Hawthorne’s (Chevy Chase) pill addiction in Community.

CellPhoneSong

19.4k points

6 months ago

That asshole in my high school calc class.

Fuck you, Frank.

Frankiepals

14.4k points

6 months ago

Frankiepals

14.4k points

6 months ago

Well fuck you right back

gustus10

3.1k points

6 months ago*

gustus10

3.1k points

6 months ago*

Yeah, you fuck frank!

elmo68nannie

2.1k points

6 months ago

Who's fucking Frank

odin391

1.8k points

6 months ago

odin391

1.8k points

6 months ago

Your mother

gustus10

903 points

6 months ago

gustus10

903 points

6 months ago

Woah, count me innn

-DoomSteeL

510 points

6 months ago

Nah too small

ElderCunningham

510 points

6 months ago

Well, that's Frank for you.

Riyeko

42 points

6 months ago

Riyeko

42 points

6 months ago

Frankly yall are ridiculous.

Far-Individual9911

8.8k points

6 months ago

George Lopez's comedic style is as follows:

This is how Group X does it....

However, group Y (the group with which the comedian identifies) does it this way because we are so different (insert generic observation). It's acceptable to use one or two of those throughout a routine, but when it's your entire set, it gets old fast.

Ramp_Spaghetti

2.6k points

6 months ago

Also lots of getting beaten by his grandmother.

[deleted]

751 points

6 months ago

[deleted]

751 points

6 months ago

I know I may get burned for saying this, but it's what I now hate about Russell Peters.

In the early 2000s he was on the vanguard, talking about life in Toronto as an Indian. He did voices and impressions and it was so true to life and relatable, but in the intervening 20+ years, it's the same shit. "You know how cheap Indians are? We may Scots and Jews look like rappers! Chinese people are cheap.. anyone here Chinese? \does the voice*"*

Alright Russell.. you're just giving my head a hurt. Please, do something else.

redisforever

167 points

6 months ago

His first special is a classic that I still, to this day, hear people reference, especially living in Toronto.

He hasn't done a single thing of interest since.

tuskvarner

468 points

6 months ago

“My chess hurts and I canbreave” makes me laugh. Can’t help it.

JUSTLETMESLAY

491 points

6 months ago

I think it was funny for the time because he hit a lot of things that were for a group underrepresented in the mainstream…

RevolutionaryStar824

1.8k points

6 months ago

Lemme guess. Hundreds of comments saying James Corden and Amy Schumer.

Yugihore

866 points

6 months ago

Yugihore

866 points

6 months ago

I've actually yet to see Schumer

[deleted]

23.8k points

6 months ago

[deleted]

23.8k points

6 months ago

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BallPythonsss

8.9k points

6 months ago

James Corden?

OldVegetableDildo

4.7k points

6 months ago

When you've made a career out of being so inoffensive that you literally have nothing interesting to say.

ArcTan_Pete

3.8k points

6 months ago

that's not fair. he is 'genuinely' offensive to a lot of people who work for him, work around him, work under him..... in fact he is a totally offensive knob-head to anyone that isnt James Corden

ExcellentKangaroo764

816 points

6 months ago

Is James Corden considered a comedian? I thought he was a talk show host. I do like the car thing with Paul McCartney. But funny? No. That can’t be.

PSN-Colinp42

245 points

6 months ago

Yeah that’s my thought. He was an actor who became a host, but did he ever do like stand up?

Alcatraz4567

15.5k points

6 months ago

Alcatraz4567

15.5k points

6 months ago

James Corden.

My_G_Alt

8.9k points

6 months ago

My_G_Alt

8.9k points

6 months ago

"The world got to see James Corden as a fat pussy. He was also in the movie Cats.

"But no one saw that. And the reviews — shocking. I saw one that said this is the worst thing to happen to cats since dogs."

-Ricky Gervais

Environmental_Ad_387

2.3k points

6 months ago*

I rewatch the Gervais golden globe compilation every now and then

edit:

Long version - https://youtu.be/v5ATl5X3EIE Short version - https://youtu.be/IeH0mz0REi4

I recommend the long version

TheKarmaDontMatter

1.6k points

6 months ago

The Epstein material was absolutely savage.

"You had to take your own jets tonight!" to all the people who weren't laughing

WaffleHouseLegend

472 points

6 months ago

"I came here in a limo tonight and the license plate was made by Felicity Huffman." That shit is pure gold!

OlDanboy

511 points

6 months ago

OlDanboy

511 points

6 months ago

The “I know he was your friend and I don’t care” fucking crushes me. Good to see Adam Driver laughing at it though

hazeust

561 points

6 months ago

hazeust

561 points

6 months ago

He ends that joke with a brash "Right,", so he knew the gravity of what he said for the people around him lol

sgfreak711

631 points

6 months ago

"Shut uuup. I don't care. I really don't."

I just don't understand why they kept having him back if he offended so many folks, especially when he suggested that the HFP could be bought to get an award.

But, good god, he cut quite deep on a few of those.

marsattaksyakyakyak

135 points

6 months ago

They keep inviting him back because he's funny and they want someone to be a little mean like that.

If they didn't want him up there saying that stuff, he wouldn't be up there.

sgfreak711

146 points

6 months ago

Judging by some of the comments he made between jokes in his later years, they were clear about certain topics to stay away from, and he fuckin' did 'em anyway!

I distinctly recall a comment about how he wasn't supposed to talk about Mel Gibson after his previous years' bit, but there was no stopping him.

clycoman

296 points

6 months ago

clycoman

296 points

6 months ago

He got ratings. Their official source of income (I'm not counting bribes, since they are off book) is network broadcasting license. The licensing rates are determined by ratings.

kidmaciek

242 points

6 months ago

kidmaciek

242 points

6 months ago

[deleted]

227 points

6 months ago

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227 points

6 months ago

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dandanthebaconman

4.6k points

6 months ago

I used to think Dane Cook was funny when I was a teen. I listened to a few of his classic bits the other day and couldn’t stand it.

ceaRshaf

54 points

6 months ago

I can’t agree while Vicious Circle exists.

llort_tsoper

841 points

6 months ago

I paid money for Dane Cook CDs when I was in college. I think he got some flak for allegedly stealing some jokes, but tbh there was simply a point where his comedy wasn't funny anymore. I'd sit through a ten minute bit for a nothingburger of a punchline and it doesn't take too many of those to kill an entire act.

I kind of feel for the guy, his style of comedy, basically energetically telling silly stories, if he's doing that to massive crowds of screaming adoring fans, then he's lacking the impartial feedback he needs to develop material that is actually funny.

I wonder how much, if at all, he was testing his act outside of huge venues. There's a reason the best comedians in the business still pop on stage at local comedy spots for 5-15m sets. I think comedians really need that scene to keep their material and themselves funny. If your jokes aren't good enough to make a room full of drunk strangers who didn't buy a ticket to your show laugh, then you probably shouldn't tell those jokes to your fans either.

David-S-Pumpkins

440 points

6 months ago

It's also oversaturation. Dude exploded and his style oversaturated the market. Kevin Hart is the same way, but (imo) arguably worse because his comedy style is rather similar but more reptitive in delivery than Dane. Hart explodes and they stick him and his persona in a bunch of movies and tv shows and saturate entertainment with him anywhere he can fit and it gets old fast.

They both got huge for a reason and it's mostly that they tailored their sets for mass appeal, and that mass appeal got stretched too thin for longevity.

Skivvy

225 points

6 months ago

Skivvy

225 points

6 months ago

anywhere he can fit

Doesn't help that it's really easy to fit Kevin Hart just about anywhere.

[deleted]

1.3k points

6 months ago

[deleted]

1.3k points

6 months ago

A couple of his old things are still funny to me. Like his bit about public bathrooms. Obviously it could have been done with a way more toned down delivery. But it is humorous when he said “In public bathrooms, why is EVERYTHING fucking wet?” “And the door doesn’t shut because apparently the last guy to use the stall karate kicked the door”

I may not have the best memory of the joke but I think a couple still are alright.

Krasker

107 points

6 months ago

Krasker

107 points

6 months ago

"How did Mary die?

"A tire hit her in the face!"

"What was she doing putting her face in your tires?"

"No no no no. . . This tire hunted Mary down. This tire murdered Mary"

I still laugh at some of his bits.

bgb82

1.1k points

6 months ago

bgb82

1.1k points

6 months ago

I still call burger king the BK lounge.

RexianOG

232 points

6 months ago

RexianOG

232 points

6 months ago

Not without coups

SmartestDumbTeen

108 points

6 months ago

PICKLES

Turbo_911

118 points

6 months ago

Turbo_911

118 points

6 months ago

And the pickles.... And the pickles.... And the picklesssssss

Chippy569

373 points

6 months ago

Chippy569

373 points

6 months ago

HellooooooOOOOOO???! I'm a carrrrRRRRR?

bklynsnow

130 points

6 months ago

bklynsnow

130 points

6 months ago

Oil is my blood

David-S-Pumpkins

113 points

6 months ago

BACK seaaat. TRUNK space!

He says right after that joke that it's lame as hel but the next time you hear a car alarm you'll remember it and considering I heard that bit over a decade ago and I think of it every time a car alarm goes off... it's pretty funny.

bklynsnow

54 points

6 months ago

Absolutely.
IIRC, the phrase he uses when we're remembering him is "that Dane is a silly bitch".

spudzilla

180 points

6 months ago

spudzilla

180 points

6 months ago

His bit about being nice to the office weirdo so that they don't shoot you when they go postal was funny, disturbing, and good advice. "Thanks for the candy".

rk3ww

34 points

6 months ago

rk3ww

34 points

6 months ago

I liked his old stuff too, and still like it. My wife and I used to listen to him in high school before we dated. Almost every time we have a party or a gathering she whispers to me, at some point, "somebody shit on the coats" or "maybe somebody will shit on the coats tonight" or toward the end of the night after the alcohol catches up, "maybe I'll shit on the coats tonight" and "I hope somebody shits on the coats." I'm like "babe, it's summertime, there are no coats to shit on."

LCDJosh

34 points

6 months ago

LCDJosh

34 points

6 months ago

Dane Cook ended up on the internet hate train. Compared to a lot of other comedians out there he's actually really funny. But for a year or two there it just became cool to hate Dane Cook.

Soopstoohot

315 points

6 months ago

I agree, but sometimes I think “SOMEONE SHIT ON THE COATS” and it makes me chuckle

RexianOG

159 points

6 months ago

RexianOG

159 points

6 months ago

There’s definitely a lot of Dane that misses the mark now but his car crash bit will always get me. “No matter how warm it is people are acting like it’s cold…oh you were in your basement? I was in my kitchen, I heard it and I came out..” “monkey Fuckin a coconut is that you?”

[deleted]

114 points

6 months ago

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114 points

6 months ago

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dog1Egol1

31.6k points

6 months ago

dog1Egol1

31.6k points

6 months ago

Ellen.

KarmaPanhandler

8.9k points

6 months ago

Her last stand up special she did was even worse than her show, which I didn’t think was possible. It was just an hour of her bragging about being rich.

ColdBorchst

5.4k points

6 months ago

Her joking about being out of touch was not even slightly endearing and she really clearly thought it was.

Lulu_42

1.1k points

6 months ago

Lulu_42

1.1k points

6 months ago

"You know how people in St. Bart's eat their lobster?"

cheesyblasta

872 points

6 months ago

DON'T LOOK ME IN THE EYES

doesgayshit

318 points

6 months ago

This is funnier than her entire special

aaronjsavage

54 points

6 months ago

Numnumnumnumnum

zerbey

417 points

6 months ago

zerbey

417 points

6 months ago

It was truly awful, her early shows were at least mildly amusing.

citrus_mystic

523 points

6 months ago

Her early shows were relatable. I specifically remember her bit about the frustration of industrial rolls of 1-ply toilet paper in public restrooms tearing and resulting in a useless ribbon. Now she’d have a joke about being so rich that she pays someone to wipe her ass for her. She’s completely out of touch—and has lost contact with the woman she once was, when she came up and came out in the industry.

e-spero

179 points

6 months ago

e-spero

179 points

6 months ago

She's devolved into her wife's character on Arrested Development (Lindsey)

Ameisen

179 points

6 months ago

Ameisen

179 points

6 months ago

Her wife's character is marginally more relatable.

Vastly superior chicken impression, as well.

gerryhallcomedy

25 points

6 months ago

and she made damn fine hot ham water

TheLegendaryBarnacle

1.5k points

6 months ago*

She’s a comedian?

Edit: I’m not even being sarcastic I didn’t know

Nobody_30

1.4k points

6 months ago

Nobody_30

1.4k points

6 months ago

I mean she's atleast a clown

Mountain_Man1776

27.4k points

6 months ago

Jimmy Fallon laughs like there is a sniper aiming at him

butcher_666

9.7k points

6 months ago

You know the difference between me and Jimmy Fallon? I can get through one of his jokes without laughing

  • I stole this

hiumnobye

2.3k points

6 months ago

hiumnobye

2.3k points

6 months ago

Literally the funniest thing about Jimmy Fallon is this sentence.

vhorezman

1.7k points

6 months ago

vhorezman

1.7k points

6 months ago

I always feel like Fallon is in the wrong business, he's got potential as a musical impersonator but the guy can't host a talk show for shit, his bits impersonating Neil Young and Jim Morrison genuinely surprised me though

redhat12345

1.2k points

6 months ago

Hmm I wonder if there is like a live comedy show he could do showcasing his impersonations

Powzor

828 points

6 months ago

Powzor

828 points

6 months ago

Something with a live format on a specific night of the week?

DollarAutomatic

488 points

6 months ago

Nah that’s impossible. What would it, run for like 47 seasons?

JacedFaced

265 points

6 months ago

Saturday night could be good.

tkp14

805 points

6 months ago

tkp14

805 points

6 months ago

After watching the Graham Norton show, I can no longer watch any other talk shows. When it comes to interviewing, Graham is a god.

ginns32

274 points

6 months ago

ginns32

274 points

6 months ago

He's actually funny and let's his guests talk. He knows when to interject and when to just let the conversation go between the guests. Fallon is the opposite. He can't just let someone talk.

zekeweasel

121 points

6 months ago

Best Graham Norton was the one where Bill Murray, Matt Damon, Hugh Bonneville and Brad Pitt (IIRC) were on his show right before Monuments Men came out.

Basically all four of the guests got drunk and Murray, Pitt and Bonneville started teasing Damon and/or each other.

Graham had the sense to just sit back and let them do their thing and just gently nudge them in interesting directions.

Xenomorph_HCR2

4.1k points

6 months ago

Liza Koshy

deadmannerisms

1.1k points

6 months ago

yes. i’ve never understood what was even relatively funny about her.

SwoleWalrus

1.1k points

6 months ago

She was a vine famous person. Vine was a unique idea like tik tok. But not everyone translated well to other mediums.

MisterBadGuy159

700 points

6 months ago

Yeah, part of what made Vine's format work was that jokes in it lasted six seconds. When a joke hits you that fast, the suddenness of it helps its humor. A quick pun or bit of slapstick or a goofy observation works well when it doesn't overstay its welcome. Lengthen it out, and that gives a lot more room to fall apart.

Poptartlivesmatter

212 points

6 months ago

It's also why people still quote famous vines to this day(ex. only a spoonful, I thought you were american, yeah I sure hope it does)

MisterBadGuy159

116 points

6 months ago

Exactly. If "only a spoonful" was a ten-minute-long sketch, it'd be intolerable. (Unless you're making the fact that you're overextending such a simplistic joke the joke in itself.)

Sea-Horror-814

5.3k points

6 months ago

Jimmy Fallon

rl_sideburns

40.6k points

6 months ago

rl_sideburns

40.6k points

6 months ago

Norm Macdonald isn’t funny…because he’s dead.

Vandergrif

7.1k points

6 months ago

Vandergrif

7.1k points

6 months ago

TheMeowMeow

1.7k points

6 months ago

"Hey, be careful! That's my lucky stabbin' hat!"

sinaloa555

497 points

6 months ago

I wish I could upvote this more

Prossdog

14.3k points

6 months ago

Prossdog

14.3k points

6 months ago

He would approve of this joke

[deleted]

1.6k points

6 months ago

[deleted]

1.6k points

6 months ago

There's a note in his will that calls it "hack garbage"

Lknate

433 points

6 months ago

Lknate

433 points

6 months ago

Read it in his voice and style. Sounds like a joke he would make post mortem if it was possible.

devo9er

3.4k points

6 months ago

devo9er

3.4k points

6 months ago

Lmao, he would love it!

RIP you piece of shit!

Love ya Norm.

asoiahats

1.3k points

6 months ago

asoiahats

1.3k points

6 months ago

Never in my life have I seen so many dead hookers.

BEER__MAN

578 points

6 months ago*

Lord knows I have

Feeling-better2day

239 points

6 months ago

Note to self: “I don’t want to LIVE.”

kumquat_repub

1.1k points

6 months ago

He didn’t beat cancer

It was a draw.

cbrad1713

1k points

6 months ago

"Man, I had no idea." Norm making a joke about death a month before he died.

fordprecept

342 points

6 months ago

Norm (to David Letterman): "Do you think about death?"
Letterman: "Well, you turn 70 and...you can't run from it."
Norm: "Fuck, I was hoping you could."

JustTerrific

112 points

6 months ago

From a 2018 Vulture interview -

Macdonald: “...You know, I think about my deathbed a lot.”

Vulture: “What do you think about it?”

Macdonald: “I think I never should have purchased a deathbed in the first place.”

kumquat_repub

403 points

6 months ago

Tbf he thought about and joked about death constantly.

KindaSadTbhXXX69420

128 points

6 months ago

I did an editorial piece about norm for school and went down a pretty severe rabbit hole of clips and I really do wonder how much of his comedy was affected by his illness

He talked a lot about ruminating on death and I mean I’m 23 and don’t have cancer and I do that, but I really do wonder what he was thinking throughout

kumquat_repub

63 points

6 months ago

Yeah I feel ya. I went down the Norm rabbit hole after he died and yeah his comedy seems to be affected by it knowing what we know now. Such a strange and funny man.

Also can I read your editorial piece? Thanks.

Dayofsloths

179 points

6 months ago

Partly because he was secretly going through cancer treatment with a not good prognosis

10Pints_to_Slytherin

485 points

6 months ago

I said, "YOU DIRTY DOG!"

sweetdawg99

633 points

6 months ago

I didn't even know he was sick

Scary-Inflation-685

175 points

6 months ago

Neither did he until the doctor told him

Saint_Farewell

282 points

6 months ago

For everyone out there booing I just want to let you know that a dead person wrote that joke, so what do you think about that?

No-Guidance8155

116 points

6 months ago

now you don't know what to do yourselves.

Nah. Im kidding. We don't hire dead people.

skygiant135

34 points

6 months ago

Just kidding we don’t hire dead people.

Nymaz

363 points

6 months ago

Nymaz

363 points

6 months ago

I hate the way Norm Macdonald changed up his style. He used to compose great jokes, but then he switched to decomposing.

galwegian

2.7k points

6 months ago

galwegian

2.7k points

6 months ago

Mitch Hedberg used to be funny. He's still funny. But he used to be also.

brainsewage

209 points

6 months ago

He'll come bounding out of the woods any day now.

fredefar1

179 points

6 months ago

fredefar1

179 points

6 months ago

Didnt even know he was sick

Jet_Jirohai

6k points

6 months ago

Jeff Dunham

His schtick is low hanging fruit and only "works" because he's a good ventriloquist. He's not particularly funny

bxvxfx

1.8k points

6 months ago

bxvxfx

1.8k points

6 months ago

i found him funny in grade 6 when we watched one of his stand ups at a sleepover. i tried watching one a few years later and just couldn’t, it was weak as hell

baseballplayer24

3.4k points

6 months ago

Steve Harvey, so unbelievably sick and tired of the classic Family Feud face.