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My Favourite Funny Men

  • May 9, 2010
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Not just stand up comedians, but people who are funny in general. I will likely add to this list from time to time when people come to mind, but this is the list that I am very happy with and contains a collection of brilliant comedy minds that never fail to make me laugh.
Charlie Brooker
He's not known for doing stand up comedy or sitcoms etc. he's more a man known for his writing of reviews for TV shows. You may not think this would be worthy of being at the top of a funny man list, but trust me, he's worthy of checking out. He's been on the receiving end of a surge in popularity over the last two years and has done a number of comedy broadcasting or panel shows so he's not as an obscure name as he once was.
Bill Hicks
He is a man that was capable of intellectually challenging your political views whilst at the same time making you scream with laughter and joy at the sheer brutality of some of his rawest comedy. Sadly, he is no longer with us and it is a shame as he would have had a ball with the Bush / Obama years.
David Mitchell
Again, not necessarily known as a stand up, more of a comedy God with his sitcom, "Peep Show" and the sketch show "Mitchell & Webb Look", but these to his credit, he's got a lot more of a comedic genius career under his belt that will leave behind a true golden legacy. He's got an excellent mix of dry humour, sarcasm and intelligence to keep almost every comedy fan happy.
Lewis Black
He's seen now and again making appearances on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and his appearances on there are the style of comedy that have allowed me to fall in love with this man. He's just got the superb character blend of crazy old man syndrome and political satirical wit to make what is close to the perfect stand up comedy character. In terms of his actual stand up comedy, I've seen HBO specials "Black on Broadway" and "Red, White and Screwed" and I have to say I have been immensely impressed.
Jon Stewart
I am a massive fan of the show and have not failed to see a single episode since I began watching about three years ago. That's all I have to say about him :)
Chris Morris
He's one of the more mysterious men of British comedy, better known for his shows "The Day Today" and "Brass Eye" he's always been a man known for tackling the public taboos through his comedy and he is without doubt, most famous for the "Brass Eye" special called "Paedogeddon" taking a truly comedy genius look at the UK tabloid hysteria surrounding the subject of Paedophilia. I suggest you browse Youtube for "Paedogeddon" as it's truly brilliant.
Bill Bailey
In his stand up he mixes a healthy blend of pure musical ability with genuinely witty and sometimes silly comedy. On UK TV he's probably more well known for his stint as team captain on the comedy panel show "Never Mind The Buzzcocks" and his co-written sitcom with Dylan Moran, "Black Books" he's definitely a unique and brilliant comedian.

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May 12, 2010
I agree with Hicks in that he definetely was a food for thought guy. His piece on Jay Leno shooting himself with an uzi is a laugh riot.
May 10, 2010
Nice list, Steveo! That's incredible that you've caught all those episodes of The Daily Show. I love it as well :) And I'll have to check out those other funny men as well. Thanks for sharing!
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Stand ups, personalities and others. If they can make me laugh they go on the list.  The more they can make me laugh, the higher up they go.
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