Originally Posted by johnnyboy
As it often is with comedinas and comedic actors, you either like them or you can't stand them, how does everyone feel about the following?
I never really got into the whole Monty Python thing. I am not down with English humor. Nee this.
Eddie Murphy and Bill Murray were both funny at one point but now are just shell of themselves. Murray strikes me as extremely bitter, he was good in Rushmore though.
Robin Williams is not funny at all. He deserves to be beaten with a billy club. He can act once in a while though so he should stick to that where he is much less annoying.
At least love knows the late, great Bill Hicks. My friend introduced me to his work about six years ago. Very good stuff.
Here are a list of some of the other comedians who I like:
Dave Chappelle - funny guy and excellent delivery. Hopefully Comedy Central gives him more episodes of the "Chappelle Show". It sure beats that horrible Martin Short shit.
Brian Regan - I'm surprised he never became bigger. His CD and Comedy Central specials are recommended.
I'm sure there are more out there but those two came to mind.
For a good look into the art of standup comedy I suggest renting "Comedian" that features a look at Jerry Seinfeld trying to hone his new routine in New York City comedy clubs. I enjoyed it.