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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.
    I based that upon, nationwide show, day in day out, day after day.
    A truly funny lady.
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    Re: Ellen- Best darn comedian around.

    This list has her ranked 31st for stand up comics
    Funniest Stand Up Comedians | Greatest Standup Comics

    As all round funniest people ever shes only 53rd
    Funniest People Ever | List of All Time Top Comedians & Comic Actors (Page 2)
    of course it isn't that accurate as it has John Cleese below Zach Galifianakis
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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.
    Never cared for her at all.
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    Re: Ellen- Best darn comedian around.

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    This. I can't think of anyone more likeable than Ellen, and I've always enjoyed watching her (although I don't watch daytime tv, so haven't seen her newest show). Other comedians are funnier, in my view, and some (like Ron White) have been known to make me practically wet myself! Still she's a great person, and wonderful comedian, and did a really outstanding job hosting the Oscars... unlike too many others, who've laid bowling-ball sized eggs in their Oscar hosting efforts!
    Kathleen Madigan and Ron White are my two faves. Kathleen slays me.

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    Re: Ellen- Best darn comedian around.

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    All the great Comedians like Hope, Benny, Abbot and Constello are are gone...Nowadays there are no great comics sadly.
    Actually you make many of us laugh.
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    Re: Ellen- Best darn comedian around.

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    This list has her ranked 31st for stand up comics
    Funniest Stand Up Comedians | Greatest Standup Comics

    As all round funniest people ever shes only 53rd
    Funniest People Ever | List of All Time Top Comedians & Comic Actors (Page 2)
    of course it isn't that accurate as it has John Cleese below Zach Galifianakis
    In what universe is Dennis Miller funnier than Groucho Marx or Jack Benny? Those lists are total bull****.
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    Re: Ellen- Best darn comedian around.

    She is great. I just wish she stood on the stage more often, although I can admit her current and much more profitable venture can be quite enjoyable from time to time.
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    Ellen- Best darn comedian around.

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    In what universe is Dennis Miller funnier than Groucho Marx or Jack Benny? Those lists are total bull****.
    I'd agree, but I find the whole idea of ranking the greats to be rather pointless. After we come to an agreement that there's maybe a couple hundred comedians from the past century that were the best, what metrics do we really use to say said comedian in slot #52 is better than comedian in slot #53? They are all too varied in their subjects, delivery, and innovations.

    At that point we should just pop in their record or video special and enjoy.
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    Re: Ellen- Best darn comedian around.

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    In what universe is Dennis Miller funnier than Groucho Marx or Jack Benny? Those lists are total bull****.
    I already admitted it wasn't a the most accurate of lists.
    TBH I didn't read through them all I just looked for where Ellen was and noted that somehow Zach ended up above John.
    Of course these things are always subjective and the flavour de jour always ranks up much higher than they should, 10 years from now when they do it again those people will drop down closer to where they belong.
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    Re: Ellen- Best darn comedian around.

    Amy Schumer has been killing it the last few years.


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