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My choices for Favorite Funny Men, comedians or not.

  • May 12, 2010
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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.
1
Dave Attell
The bald, slightly slovenly comedian has some clever ideas in his stand up. Usually involving being drunk, sex, midgets, parties among other topics. Sometimes offbeat and always funny.
2
Howard Stern
Love him or hate him, Howard always has something on his mind. While not the knee slapper he once was in his younger, angrier FAR MORE un PC years. Politics, religion, sex, pop culture, currant events anything is a topic and regardless of what you've heard, he gives a fair assessment of his targets.
3
George Carlin
His later and angrier years were full of bile in days when his contemporaries were saying the same thing but his early years with what Carlin would call "Goofy sh**" were golden. Seven Dirty Words, A Place For My Stuff, What is and isn't a sport and driving in traffic. "Red lights? When did this SH** START?!"
4
Henry Rollins
I've seen him at his speaking shows twice and for three hours you will be entertained and educated by what he has to say, how he says it and how it can change your opinion, or at least give you something to think about. Truly underrated by some and ignored by others, those who do listen will be pleasantly surprised.
5
Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy in the 80's was hysterical and with his two specials, Delirious and especially Raw, Murphy was definetly ahead of the curve with his stand up routines. His impersonations were great and his delivery priceless. He was also a dirty mo**erfu**er.
6
Gilbert Gottfried
That screechy and grating voice, once you get past it Gilbert Gottfried is sidesplitting. No one can impersonate Bela Lugosi as Dracula in a standup act and make it funny nor can anyone do a dead on Seinfeld impersonation as well either. Gilbert is fantastic.
7
Bill Hicks
Taken from us way to early thanks to Pancreatic Cancer, the comedian who could have truly broken out of small time gigs and rocketed to prominance if he had been given a few more years since his material and the honesty delivered with it resonated so strongly with his fans. Social commentary in the extremes and had the talent with few words to make people think twice about the stances they took. Not to mention the fact that he could be hysterical too.
8
Larry the Cable Guy
Mediocre movies not withstanding, Larry is a lot more funny and clever then people give him credit for, simply taking one look at him and dissmissing him. When the guy who says: "If guns kill people, I can blame mis-spelled words on my pencil." is looked at as being dumb, theres something amiss.
9
Bobcat Goldthwait
Another Gilbert Gottfried case for having a sputtering and chugging voice that turns people away, but if you stick with him he's hysterical. Bigger in the 80's but even a 2003 concert album with a humbler and wiser Bobcat is a scream.
10
Pat Cooper
An angry old Italian who could live forever if rage powered ones heart. Pat soars in his observations and once he gets going, much like the Incredible Hulk-you can't stop him, and I bet The Hulk could be reasoned with.

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