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Sit-ins. Walk-outs. Smashing up the headquarters of a major political party. Chaining yourself to the railings outside your local sweet shop because they changed Marathons to Snickers. How have you stuck it to The Man?

(, Thu 11 Nov 2010, 12:24)
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I don't have a protest story, so...
...in protest to this weeks QotW. I'm just gonna list comedians who I don't find funny and reasons why....

Russell Brand. Just find him a twat and he has an annoying voice. Don't see what Katy sees in him.

Jimmy Carr. And again, just find him a twat.

Alan Carr and Justin Lee Collins. JLC is okay sometimes, but both of them together just makes me want to hurl sick everywhere....mostly into their eyes, and then drown them in my sick.

Anyway, Enjoy the rest of your evening. :D
(, Tue 16 Nov 2010, 18:35, 41 replies)
JLC is okay sometimes but Jimmy Carr is a twat.
Damn we different.
(, Tue 16 Nov 2010, 19:06, closed)
i submit for your approval
michael mcintyre and omid djalili
(, Tue 16 Nov 2010, 20:01, closed)
Michael McIntyre
what can I say except uncle Kenny must be spinning in his grave.
(, Tue 16 Nov 2010, 21:39, closed)
Michael is good the first time you hear him, but then shit when you hear him again...and again.
Omid Djalili never really watched any of his stuff.
(, Tue 16 Nov 2010, 23:49, closed)
Michael Macintyre was the guest
speaker at a really formal dinner I was at, about 3 years ago.

He absolutely died. He doesn't seem to work from any script, and he was trying to do a spontaneous comedy routine relevant to his audience, which was 800 grain traders. He spent 10 minutes desperately trying to get one laugh, failed miserably and spent the next 20 minutes hurling insults at Norman Tebbit, who was the next guest speaker.

With you all on Omid Djalili. That kind of humour is so 1970's.
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 9:13, closed)
James fucking Corden
I really would like to kick him in the face.
(, Tue 16 Nov 2010, 20:26, closed)
100% Agree with that.
Almost ruined Doctor Who for me...the fat wanker.
(, Tue 16 Nov 2010, 23:49, closed)
Russell T Davies ruined Doctor Who for me
Well, not just me, to be fair. He probably doesn't even know who I am.
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 9:18, closed)
Jo Brand
If a bloke came out with material as sexist as hers hed be treated like a lepper. And why does everyone tell me she was a nurse? So. Fuckin'. What?
(, Tue 16 Nov 2010, 21:59, closed)
Tend to ignore her.
She has had some good jokes on QI, but still tend to ignore her.
(, Tue 16 Nov 2010, 23:52, closed)
Will Farrell, Pauly Shore, Adam Sandler
and worst of all, Andy Kauffman. Overrated and only beloved because he's dead.
(, Tue 16 Nov 2010, 22:44, closed)
Agree with Will and Adam (except Little Nicky)
Pauly Shore and Kauffman are good.
(, Tue 16 Nov 2010, 23:51, closed)

I have to say that I completely disagree with the sentiment of this thread.. would it not be a nicer little place if we listed the ones we LIKE instead of the dislikes?

I Like

Jimmy Carr
Alan Carr
Stephen Fry - Not so much a comdedian as a story teller, but he is quite interesting on QI and based on my experience with his books 50% of them are very good.
Rhod Gilbert (Spelling?)
Russell something-or-other from mock the week (Lad with funky blonde hair and a wicked sense of humor)
Frankie Boyle
Billy Connolly, He is just fantastic - had tickets to see him live once but the venue didn't finish their renovations on time and the gig was cancelled..to say I was gutted would be an understatement.

If I HAD to name an "act" that I just cannnot stand It'd have to be that "Pub Landlord" Twat.. Somebody ought to heckle him by means of hurling a brick at him. What a pile of monkey toss!
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 8:53, closed)
I like Jimmy Carr, Michael McIntyre and Coldplay, and while James Blunt's music isn't my kind of thing I think he seems like a jolly decent chap.

Where should I go to be kicked to death by foamy b3tards?
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 9:23, closed)
Okay, I like...
Stephen Fry.

Russell Howard is the guy you're thinking of. And yes, he's very funny.

Lee Evans.

Rhod Gilbert.

Frankie Boyle.

Dara Ó Briain.

Ed bynre.

Ross Noble

Rich Hall.

Bill Bailey.

Al Murray - The Pub Landlord.

Everyone else I can think of is okay....
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 12:10, closed)
Mitch Hedberg
Check him out, hilarious.
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 17:01, closed)
Anyone called Lee
Lee Mack - utter wanker. Sarcasm gets boring after 45 seconds. 10 minutes of it has me wanting to remove my own brain with an oysterfork.

Lee Hurst - aimed sqaurely at the 11 year old sector of the market.

Lee Evans - can be funny in small doses, but there's only so much humour you can drag out of running around the stage like a crab. 15 years of it is a little too much.

Stuart Lee. Tries too hard to be clever.

(edit) What was I thinking? Justin Lee Collins. What's that about?
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 9:18, closed)
I'll add Andy Parsons.
It's a rare day when he says sonmething funny and even rarer when he tells one of his jokes and doesn't move slightly to look for the response from the audience.
Also whatshername who's often on Mock The Week and whose only line of comedy appears to be something about her mum being from Ghana and shouting at her a lot.
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 9:25, closed)
I've always thought Andy Parsons has pretty good material,
unfortunately he also has the worst delivery I've ever seen.
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 10:20, closed)
He is. Delivery. Is. Crap. Domino's. Pizza..Is Faster. Than Him.
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 12:12, closed)
What annoys me is that he starts EVERY joke with the words "is it in fact"

(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 13:52, closed)
I'm shocking with names
but I knew exactly who you meant from that "is it in fact". Yeah, he's a bit hit and miss. Delivery isn't always great.
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 14:44, closed)

Gina Yashere?
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 16:28, closed)
that's her
She just shouts and says 'my mother was from Nigeria' a lot
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 16:43, closed)
Just a few of my favourites -
Richard Pryor - Ground breaking

Bill Hicks- Same

Dara O'Briain- Current and hilarious

Chris Rock- Probably a comedians favorite comedian, controversial but hilarious with it.

Stu Francis- Current one liner king for me, very clever with excellent delivery and timing, here's a sample -

(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 11:29, closed)
Bill Hicks
Utter genie arse
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 11:36, closed)
If people not familiar with him watched him, they may wonder what all the fuss is about but he was one of the first people to do that style of act.....A true great, just ask Denis Leary, he dined out on Bill Hick's comedy for years and they were mates. Hack!!
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 11:49, closed)
Chris Rock is fucking hilarious, agreed!
I have much love for George Carlin, also, and Robin Williams, I saw Alan Davies once and he was brilliant :)
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 14:18, closed)
Not a huge fan of
Robin Williams but can't really say I have seen his early stuff. However if it's as funny as he is hairy then it would definately make my top 5. Now George Carlin is probably my favourite from your choice...He makes some great observations like -

People who say they don't care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don't care what people think.
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 14:45, closed)
Chris Rock was funnier when he was an angry black man.
Not sure if the success has made him less angry, or being less angry made him more successful. He used to be /very/ political.
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 14:45, closed)
Valid point he has chilled....a bit
and trancended his humour beyond the realms of just black comedy to a wider audience. He's still fairly political though but he does do a lot of relationship stuff.......The commanding voice in bed gag he did is very funny....and true.
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 15:31, closed)
Russell Brand is a genius.
His routine at the Secret Policeman's Ball is among the best I've ever seen. www.youtube.com/watch?v=999OFGq7WwI if you fancy it.

Jim Jefferies is my current favourite comedian of all time. Love Bill Hicks, Eddie Izzard, Chris Rock, Rhod Gilbert, Eddie Murphy and Frankie Boyle. Dylan Moran, too. Jimmy Carr has grown on me, he's very good at the art of the joke.

Truly don't get or like Michael McIntyre, Ross Noble, JLC, Lenny Henry, Bill Bailey and Lee fucking Evans. Ugh.
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 12:21, closed)
My list is very similar to yours,
although I'd move Bill Bailey from the - to the + column.
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 12:59, closed)
Russel Howard will go far. Billy Connolly's best work was his Live 94 gig. He peaked then and it's been not as good since.
Jimmy Carr is almost Bob Monkhouse. The odd mysogynistic joke may work well but don't milk it because it just grates.
Dara O'thingy is very good.
Jo Brand doing stand up isn't funny. In fact anybody who ends a joke with 'urm' to tell you that was the funny bit isn't funny.
What about Sean Lock? He cracks me up everytime and improvises well. And if you never saw '15 Storeys High', look it up.

Finally, why the frig has nobody mentioned the genius that is Eddie Izzard? Look on YouTube for his Death Star canteen act.

Oh, and Terry Wogan doing Buzzcocks was excellent.
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 14:17, closed)
Sean Lock is definately underrated and very funny, budgie in a vice, etc.
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 14:20, closed)
he's the reason
I watch 8 out of 10 cats.
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 14:30, closed)
and Ross Noble
I think he writes about 5 notes on a postcard and just makes up the rest as he goes along by playing off the audience. Excellent
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 14:24, closed)
I've seen him twice
His crowd participation bits are hilarious....Whatever you do, never walk in late to his show, he doesn't forget and makes people stand up and do the, where you from thing, before mercilessly ripping the piss out of his un-witting victims. Oh and 15 storeys high was brilliant.
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 14:32, closed)
Ross Noble is a very clever comedian.
There are not too many do what he does.
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 14:48, closed)
Ahhhhhhhhh gwan then...

Brendan Burns
Daniel Kitson
Simon Munnery
Bill Bailey
Eddie Izzard
Bill Hicks
Demetri Martin
Dave Gorman (yes, his actual standup)

Billy Connolly*
Ben Elton*
Jack Dee*

Cannot stand:
Lee Evans
Lee Mack
Andy Parsons
Russel Howard
Shappi Khorsandi
Jim Davidson
Bernard Manning
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 21:38, closed)
Cannot Stand on Russell Howard?
(, Wed 17 Nov 2010, 23:00, closed)

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