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#212871 - 06/24/08 02:45 PM Re: Goodbye George... [Re: medic8r]
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I would say that any comedian who has appeared in a commercial is not funny. I'm sure I will be contradicted shortly.

Also: for the most part (here's where I'll really get the flames), Will Ferrell is not funny. Except when he's doing his impersonation of James Lipton. Even then, it really only works when he's across from Lipton.

Neither is David Spade (except in Emperor's New Groove, and he was well supported there) or Adam Sandler.

Chris Farley was never, ever funny--just painful.

Just in case you think I merely hate SNL, I think most of the early comedians were fantastic, even if they've started to fade now. Dan Akroyd comes to mind, as does Tom--err--John Candy, and of course Steve Martin.
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#212876 - 06/24/08 02:57 PM Re: Goodbye George... [Re: Ken.C]
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 Originally Posted By: kcarlile

Chris Farley was never, ever funny--just painful.


KC, If you keep talking like that, Your going to end up living in a VANNNN Down by the RIVERRRRR !!!!

That's pretty much the only work by Chris Farley I find funny, but it cracks me up every time. Especially after I learned that when he gets all upset and trips, smashing the coffee table, that it wasn't on purpose.

You can still feel free to hate it.
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#212879 - 06/24/08 03:01 PM Re: Goodbye George... [Re: Murph]
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See above. Painful. That's pretty much exactly the clip I was thinking about.
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#212881 - 06/24/08 03:08 PM Re: Goodbye George... [Re: Ken.C]
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Well, I don't like Seinfeld much, either, but I have to say that his characterization of George is spot on (found on daringfireball.net)
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His performing voice, even laced with profanity, always sounded as if he were trying to amuse a child. It was like the naughtiest, most fun grown-up you ever met was reading you a bedtime story.


(original link: NYTimes)
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#212883 - 06/24/08 03:17 PM Re: Goodbye George... [Re: Ken.C]
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John Welch (perhaps only Ken knows who he is) did a great eulogy here.
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#212886 - 06/24/08 03:28 PM Re: Goodbye George... [Re: pmbuko]
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I find it ironic that John Welch of all people misspelled (or failed to check the spelling of) "there" in one of his Carlin quotes.
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#212901 - 06/24/08 04:15 PM Re: Goodbye George... [Re: Ken.C]
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Dane Cook. Just plain unfunny. His special on cable was not only unfunny, it was uncreative, lame and generally juvenile. I don't get him, either. I wouldn't mind hanging out with the guy - seems cool enough. But I just wouldn't want him to dominate the conversation is all - what does that say about your average comedian.

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#212903 - 06/24/08 04:19 PM Re: Goodbye George... [Re: Capn_Pickard]
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I just watched "Good Luck Chuck" with Dane Cook. Dreadful movie. I'm not familiar enough with his stand up routine.
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#212905 - 06/24/08 04:25 PM Re: Goodbye George... [Re: St_PatGuy]
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I just watched "Good Luck Chuck" with Dane Cook. Dreadful movie.


If you didnt like Dane in that movie try "Dan in Real Life".
I think he singlehanded ruined it. :-)

I agree with the juvenile comment, Dane Cook might be funny if he were a teenager , but dang, he is in his late thirties.


Edited by JaimeG (06/24/08 04:28 PM)
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#212908 - 06/24/08 04:36 PM Re: Goodbye George... [Re: JaimeG]
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but dang, he is in his late thirties.


And boy oh boy, is Blu-ray not kind to him.

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