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    Re: Ellen- Best darn comedian around.

    A black comedian by the name of George Wallace is the funniest man I've ever known. Haven't seen him perform in a while so I hope he's well.
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    Re: Ellen- Best darn comedian around.

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I have never seen anything funny about her. Most of today's sitcoms are not funny to me. But that could be because of age. I always liked Bob Hope, Abbot and Costello, Jack Benny, Red Skelton, even the three stoogies and of course Lucile Ball.

    I think the last modern sitcom I watched and enjoyed was Barney Miller.
    I liked your post even though it makes me feel like a corpse.
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    Re: Ellen- Best darn comedian around.

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Ellen- Best darn comedian around.
    Day in, day out, she makes you laugh.
    And without all the cash hoopla of Oprah.
    MY ANSWER (once again, the narrow view of the pollster limits his ability to know others' answers): Other

    My explanation: There is no ONE comedian that is the best. There is only one of the best.

    It depends on the routine and the mood I'm in.

    Jon Stewart is one of the funniest. So is Ellen. So is TINA FEY(though she's not a standup comedian). So is SARAH SILVERMAN. So is Carol Burnett. Stephen Colbert hands down one of the most gifted comedians these days. David Letterman is still one of the best....a natural, as they say. And let's not forget Roseanne Barr. She's not funny, anymore. But she started as a standup and was hysterical in those days. So was JOAN RIVERS. Some of you may be too young to remember some of these guys in their early days.

    It's because of Phyllis Diller, Joan Rivers, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett and others that it's possible for an Ellen or Tina or Sarah to exist.

    Some of the other "one of the best" have passed on: George Carlin, Robin Williams.
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    Re: Ellen- Best darn comedian around.

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I liked your post even though it makes me feel like a corpse.
    LOL, I recently bought Groucho Marx DVD of You Bet your Life. I laughed my butt off. I have some of Jack Benny and his old TV show. How about Jackie Glessen and the Honey Mooners? There was Dobbie Gillis and Phil Silvers.

    Now those were good comedies that made you laugh.
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    Re: Ellen- Best darn comedian around.

    1- Robin Williams
    2- Steve Martin
    3- Groucho Marx
    4- Ernie Kovacs
    5 - Jackie Gleason

    Judy Holliday was a great comic actress. Belushi was terrific but died so young. Chevy Chase was terrific for about 15 years then lost it. Roseanne Barr in standup was funny but her show was preachy.

    I love Jerry Seinfelds TV show but caught his act live and was not at all impressed. Never cared for Elen.
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    Re: Ellen- Best darn comedian around.

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I have never seen anything funny about her. Most of today's sitcoms are not funny to me. But that could be because of age. I always liked Bob Hope, Abbot and Costello, Jack Benny, Red Skelton, even the three stoogies and of course Lucile Ball.

    I think the last modern sitcom I watched and enjoyed was Barney Miller.
    While visiting Cooperstown my grandson and I watched on a TV monitor Abbot & Costello do "Who's on First". One of the best bits of all time.
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    Re: Ellen- Best darn comedian around.

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    LOL, I recently bought Groucho Marx DVD of You Bet your Life. I laughed my butt off. I have some of Jack Benny and his old TV show. How about Jackie Glessen and the Honey Mooners? There was Dobbie Gillis and Phil Silvers.

    Now those were good comedies that made you laugh.
    I remember all of them, fondly. I think the Honeymooners only ran for one year but it's classic. Everything is reality TV these days and it's boring. The last true age of TV Sitcoms, in my view, was when Mary Tyler Moore, All in the Family, Mash, etc. were all running at the same time.
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    Re: Ellen- Best darn comedian around.

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    While visiting Cooperstown my grandson and I watched on a TV monitor Abbot & Costello do "Who's on First". One of the best bits of all time.
    You bet.
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    Re: Ellen- Best darn comedian around.

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJack View Post
    MY ANSWER (once again, the narrow view of the pollster limits his ability to know others' answers): Other

    My explanation: There is no ONE comedian that is the best. There is only one of the best.

    It depends on the routine and the mood I'm in.

    Jon Stewart is one of the funniest. So is Ellen. So is TINA FEY(though she's not a standup comedian). So is SARAH SILVERMAN. So is Carol Burnett. Stephen Colbert hands down one of the most gifted comedians these days. David Letterman is still one of the best....a natural, as they say. And let's not forget Roseanne Barr. She's not funny, anymore. But she started as a standup and was hysterical in those days. So was JOAN RIVERS. Some of you may be too young to remember some of these guys in their early days.

    It's because of Phyllis Diller, Joan Rivers, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett and others that it's possible for an Ellen or Tina or Sarah to exist.

    Some of the other "one of the best" have passed on: George Carlin, Robin Williams.
    All true, and this may pre-date you, but almost all of them, at least the older ones, owe their careers to Ed Sullivan. I can still remember my entire family sitting around the TV on Sunday evenings after dinner and before I had to go to bed and watching his show. Good memories.
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    Re: Ellen- Best darn comedian around.

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I remember all of them, fondly. I think the Honeymooners only ran for one year but it's classic. Everything is reality TV these days and it's boring. The last true age of TV Sitcoms, in my view, was when Mary Tyler Moore, All in the Family, Mash, etc. were all running at the same time.
    The Honeymooners was unique. A lot of sitcoms back in the 50's were performed before a live audiance and the the tape was shown with flubs, bloopers and all. I like the Dick VanDyke Show which Mary Taylor Moore was an off shoot. Most of the TV watching I do these days is on the History Channel or sports.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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