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  1. IcyPatriot

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    Mine...by far and nobody even close.
    Wanda Sykes

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    "And then also I think it's harder for women
    because comedy is so opposite of being ladylike."
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    Yeah she's funny off the cough too. Some are funny with other people's lines but, she's a real quick wit. She did some real funny stuff for Crank Yankers a few years back.​
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    I hate Wanda Sykes. The only time I've ever found her tolerable was on Curb Your Enthusiasm. But that was because of how hilariously Larry played off her.
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    I'm not sure I break it down to the comedian level - its usually teams a troupes that make me laugh hardest

    A lot of the old HBO comedies even before "Curb" were great "Mr. Show with Bob and Dave", "Larry Sanders" (both with Chloe from "24" in her great comedic roles) - and movies by Christopher Guest with his improv ensemble (Spinal Tap, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind) are all good examples of the subtle, smart comedy I go for.

    Reno 911 and Arrested Development are two other shows that hit on the smart and funny level

    As much as I like Steve Carrell and the American "The Office" - the Brits did it much better with their "Boss" Ricky Gervais

    Enjoy this short clip of him demonstrating for his employees how cool and hip their boss is, with his "dance moves" at the office Halloween party

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/theoffice/clips/brent/dancer.shtml
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    F.B.N. - Not sure if you know this or not, but Wanda Sykes is on Julia Louis-Dreyfus' new show "The adventures of the old Christine". I think that's what it's called.
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    Carlos Mencia!
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    Adele Givens is always going to be my favorite female comic.

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    Adele was on Def Comedy Jam alot back in the day. If you remember the Queens of Comedy, she was in there as well, including Mo'Nique, Sommore, and Ms Laura Hayes. They have a dvd out as well, and that came out in 2000.
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    I love Dave Attell (does the "Insomniac" show on Comedy Central). I saw him live once and my stomach hurt from laughing so hard.
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    my fave comedian was bill hicks (RIP)

    current faves

    peter kay
    john cleese
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    I'm not sure anyone's made me laugh harder than Richard Pryor.
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    Mitch Hedberg - RIP
    Dane Cook
    Lewis Black
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    He's alright at times when he's not trying to be controversial.
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    Good call, that guy is hilarious. He was actually shooting Insomniac in Wichita which is an easy drive for me but I was an idiot and didn't go.
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    I'm not a big comedy listener but I like George Carlin and Steven Wright the best.

    "They say you don't know what you've go 'till it's gone . . . so I got rid of all my stuff to see what I had" - Steven Wright.
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    George Carlin or Denis Leary. . .his Red Sox commerical spoof after the World Series still makes me almost pee.
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    My dad and his sisters worshipped Max Miller. In the 30s and 40s in Britain, sex wasn't supposed to exist. But it did! And Max Miller let everyone know that he knew it did. I still find him extraordinary and very funny, but I can't see him the way that they did.

    Then there was Lenny Bruce. I own quite a lot of his stuff but I think I admire it more than I find it funny. I used to know someone -- died a couple of years ago -- who saw Lenny Bruce in the 50s. Again, it meant so much more then when there was so much at stake.

    So I won't ask what has stood the test of time, but what made me laugh the most.

    On disc: Woody Allen's stand-up routines (the Nightclub Years?)

    Live: Spike Milligan. I saw him as Son of Oblomov -- he was supposed to be acting in a straight play (Oblomov) but he subverted it so much that it had to change its title. The night I saw it, he had an argument with someone in the audience and walked off the stage -- it took ten minutes to persuade him to come back and carry on. Unbelievable and unrepeatable.

    Close runner-up: John Sessions, The Life of Napoleon -- all characters played by John Sessions impersonating characters playing characters in the life of Napoleon. Breathtaking -- incredibly clever and incredibly funny.
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    My favorite comedian is a local (probably not well known nationally)....Don Gavin.

    He participated in the roast of Denis Leary. Most of the comedians were pretty lame. Gavin made me laugh out loud.
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    Not really into the comedy scene but always loved Bill Cosby in his younger stand up days. Never forget how he completely slayed the audience just by walking out on stage and standing there w/out saying a word!!!!
    George Carlin is my 2nd fav.
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    My all time favorite is the late great Bill Hicks. He's been dead for 12 years but his album/CD Rant in E Minor still holds up today.
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    Bob Marley from Maine... nobody makes fun of new englanders any better

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