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Who are your favourite comedians & why?

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Grockle Thu 04-Sep-14 11:55:30

That's it really...

ErmagerdANerknerm Thu 04-Sep-14 11:58:35

Micky Flanagan has me in stitches, a mixture of his accent and mannerisms and a lot of his material is relatable which is always good for stand up.

Lee Evans for the same reasons.

I have a very cheap sense of humour grin

missknows Thu 04-Sep-14 12:00:03

Ed Byrne. Very good live.
Rich Hall also very good live and did a very clever little musical thing in his act.
Love sarah milican (not sure how that's spelt) on tv.
They are all fairly similar in style really. I don't like joke tellers. Milton Jones I think he's called and similar are enough for me to turn over.

Nancy66 Thu 04-Sep-14 12:02:30

I like Sean Lock. Very dry, sarcastic and original.

have enjoyed watching Chris Rock's stand-up. Very different style to UK comedians. Much more 'showbiz' but super sharp.

Loved Bill Hicks (deceased). Very dry, political and irreverent.

Billy Connelly back in the day was hard to beat. Very observant and great delivery. His 'audience with' is still one of the funniest things I've ever seen.

I like Sean Lock.

Ian Hislop makes me laugh, though he isn't a comedian by trade.

TeamScotland Thu 04-Sep-14 12:05:42

Reginald D Hunter (swoon)
Frankie Boyle
Ed Byrne
Susan Calman
Reverend Obediah G Steppenwolf III
Jimmy Carr
Dylan Moran
Bill Bailey
Adam Hill
Kevin Bridges

...all make me laugh. There are others, I go to lots of comedy gigs.

squoosh Thu 04-Sep-14 12:10:58

I have a semi crush on Sean Lock.

Have recently discovered Louis C.K. too.

tethersend Thu 04-Sep-14 12:14:00

Jerry Sadowitz.

He is beyond compare.

I also like Stuart Francis.

tethersend Thu 04-Sep-14 12:14:53

And Les Dawson.

And Tim Vine.

ggirl Thu 04-Sep-14 12:28:46

Michael Macintyre for his observational humour
Billy Connolly , same reason
Sean Locke ..soooo clever
Eddie Izzard for his brilliance and bizarre humour

MrsStevenPatrickMorrissey Thu 04-Sep-14 12:35:14

Micky Flannaghan,
Dylan Moran
Bill Bailey
Tommy Tiernan
Jason Byrne
Eddie Izzard is my favourite though, his whole sketch on the Old Testament is hilarious,the whole glorious show I could watch on repeat
Billy Connolly in his younger days, he was the original really wasn't he

squoosh Thu 04-Sep-14 12:36:46

I'm missing the Eddie Izzard appreciation gene.

Thecircle Thu 04-Sep-14 12:38:00

Jason Byrne, by a country mile.

Off to see him next month for the third time

Desiren Thu 04-Sep-14 12:40:16

Trevor Noah - young new comedian from South Africa

Desiren Thu 04-Sep-14 12:40:59

Forgot to say why
He is very intelligent and great at accents

shouldnthavesaid Thu 04-Sep-14 12:43:28

Billy Connolly - have tickets to see him next month
Sarah Millican
Kevin Bridges
Frankie Boyle

ThinkIveBeenHacked Thu 04-Sep-14 12:49:29

Jason Manford (seen live twice)
Jimeoin (seen live once and going again next month)
Josh widdicombe (seen live once)
Ive seen quite a few more live but these are my top three

And those who Ive yet to see live
Milton Jones
Jon richardson
Jack Whitehall

tethersend Thu 04-Sep-14 12:55:58

Me too, squoosh.

Suzannewithaplan Thu 04-Sep-14 13:00:00

Off gone off them all, hardly anything makes me laugh now,

TheCunkOfPhilomena Thu 04-Sep-14 13:01:06

Stewart Lee
Charlie Brooker
Bill Hicks

TheCunkOfPhilomena Thu 04-Sep-14 13:02:47

I used to like Eddie Izzard but that was in the 90's when he was funny. Now he just seems to try and live off the same jokes and they've worn thin.

MsBug Thu 04-Sep-14 13:04:08

Bill hicks
Charlie brooker
Chris morris

Dylan Moran
Eddie Izzard
Bill Bailey
Adam Hill
Ross Noble
Stewart Lee
Tim Minchin
Victoria Wood
Susan Calman

Not been to any comedy things for a long time, so not fully up to speed with up and coming people

I do also like
Reginald D Hunter
Sean Lock
Jon Richardson
Gina Yashire
Trevor Noah
Milton Jones
Rich Hall

bridgetsmum Thu 04-Sep-14 13:05:05

Dara O'Briain
Mickey Flanagan
Rhod Gilbert
Kevin Bridges
Tim Minchin

Suzannewithaplan Thu 04-Sep-14 13:05:39

Loads of them used to make me laugh but I've gotten cynical and none of it seems funny any more, too much of it relies on old clichés and simple stereotypes, too transparent and I can't go along with it enough to enjoy the joke.

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