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(Gawker)   Dane Cook, Dave Coulier, Jimmy Fallon and Paul Reiser. Ladies and gentlemen... the Final Four of the "Unfunniest Comic" bracket   (gawker.com) divider line 202
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2008-04-06 11:18:26 PM  
I'm gonna go with Fallon.
Coulier stopped doing stand up if I recall so I don't think he counts.
Dane sells out crowds unfortunately. Sad but true.
And fark you. I like the first 2 seasons of Mad About You.
 
2008-04-06 11:29:52 PM  
I have a Paul Reiser comedy special on an old VHS tape. Not edgy at all, but I still laugh at it.

Jimmy Fallon is the only person who thinks Jimmy Fallon is funny.
 
2008-04-06 11:30:10 PM  
tbn0.google.com
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2008-04-06 11:32:33 PM  
How is Ned Holness not in that group?
 
2008-04-06 11:36:31 PM  
I like Paul Reiser! His bit about his dog begging for potato chips always cracks me up.
 
2008-04-06 11:56:18 PM  
sarty: I like Paul Reiser! His bit about his dog begging for potato chips always cracks me up.

I can't believe I'm going to quote a Paul Reiser comedy special, but talking about greeting cards:

Cards should say what you're really thinking. Like, "you're a friend of my wife's cousin, the hell with ya."
 
2008-04-07 12:07:56 AM  
www.thesmokehammer.com

Does the comedy have to be intentional?
 
2008-04-07 12:15:41 AM  
john_d_corr: Does the comedy have to be intentional?

Its not funny when he's destroying the world.
 
2008-04-07 12:24:15 AM  
Remove Riser and insert Richard Jeni and you might have a battle for the ages of fail.
 
2008-04-07 12:25:10 AM  
Fark, it's Reiser. . .my spelling also contends for fail.
 
2008-04-07 12:27:12 AM  
Reiser played Burke in Aliens, therefore is immune from criticism, along with anyone else in that film :-)

/Also, Couplehood had some funny stuff in it. As someone said above, not edgy at all but still pretty good. Especially if you're older than 30 :-)
 
2008-04-07 12:27:58 AM  
I said it before, I'll say it again. This competition is no good without Sarah Silverman.
 
2008-04-07 12:31:21 AM  
Here's a version of the "handy bracketing system" (pops) that doesn't make your eyes bleed.
 
2008-04-07 12:36:00 AM  
jbc: How is Ned Holness not in that group?

That's what I was gonna say. If it was the top five you could stick "Carlos Mencia" in there.
 
2008-04-07 12:49:21 AM  
klymen: Sarah Silverman

Winner, hands down
 
2008-04-07 01:05:41 AM  
No way Mencia is not ranking champ on this.

Oh wait - it's Unfunniest *Non-Bit-Lifting* Comic? Well, that lets Dane Cook out of the running, too.
 
2008-04-07 01:28:27 AM  
Frank Caliendo and definitely Carlos Mencia belong in this.
 
2008-04-07 01:31:55 AM  
Frank Caliendo is not really a comedian, he's an impressionist. There is a difference, so I'll give him a pass. "Carlos Mencia", a.k.a. Ned Holness tries to be a comedian but he fails on many levels.
 
2008-04-07 01:37:54 AM  
Epsilon: Frank Caliendo is not really a comedian, he's an impressionist. There is a difference, so I'll give him a pass. "Carlos Mencia", a.k.a. Ned Holness tries to be a comedian but he fails on many levels.

you're right

Caliendo has just been getting on my nerves lately with those damn unfunny commercials. Every time someone (or their estate) threatens legal action against him for using their likeness, it just forces him to pull out yet another horrible impersonation.
 
2008-04-07 01:38:24 AM  
klymen: I said it before, I'll say it again. This competition is no good without Sarah Silverman.

+1. She's attractive when not talking.
 
2008-04-07 02:02:45 AM  
A bunch of unfunny people trying to decide which comedian they hate most. This should be meaningful.
 
2008-04-07 02:24:06 AM  
E5K1M0: A bunch of unfunny people trying to decide which comedian they hate most. This should be meaningful.

If you're looking for meaningful conversation you just might be on the wrong Web site. Cancel your TF subscription now and seek out more appropriate channels to satisfy your magnificent intellectual desires. That is your only appropriate action in response to this polluted injustice which has been so forcibly sprung upon your unwitting good nature.

But you must not simply sit back and tolerate this grievous offense in stride! I behest you, stand up and tell the world you will not accept an such obvious insult against your intelligence! Shake your fists and act with furious anger! Let them know you mean business.
 
2008-04-07 02:31:41 AM  
Epsilon: E5K1M0: A bunch of unfunny people trying to decide which comedian they hate most. This should be meaningful.

If you're looking for meaningful conversation you just might be on the wrong Web site. Cancel your TF subscription now and seek out more appropriate channels to satisfy your magnificent intellectual desires. That is your only appropriate action in response to this polluted injustice which has been so forcibly sprung upon your unwitting good nature.

But you must not simply sit back and tolerate this grievous offense in stride! I behest you, stand up and tell the world you will not accept an such obvious insult against your intelligence! Shake your fists and act with furious anger! Let them know you mean business.


You probably hoped that that was going to be either intelligent or humorous.
 
2008-04-07 02:56:08 AM  
E5K1M0: You probably hoped that that was going to be either intelligent or humorous.

It was humorous. You just don't seem to have a sense of humor. How ironic in this thread.
 
2008-04-07 05:52:35 AM  
E5K1M0

I didn't realize you could only post in a thread if you were an expert on the topic.
Also, If every single person posting here were funny it'd get old fast. Too much of a good thing gives you no way to contrast and compare. We need unfunny and droll posts to remind us what a truly humourous and clever post looks like.
 
2008-04-07 06:07:23 AM  
Sarah Silverman accidentally finds a laugh once in a while, but definitely belongs on the brackets somewhere. Mencia got a lucky break, he could have been a finalist if not for the first round matchup vs Fallon.

Coulier is like a Disney show, he's not trying to to make the adults laugh, so you can't fault him. Dane Cook wins that matchup easily.

Fallon takes the other bracket, because Reiser isn't half bad and Engvall is as unremarkable as Anna Nicole's anus.

The winner? It's really tough to choose... but I'd go with Fallon because Dane Cook actually attracts crowds, and isn't quite as offensively unfunny.

That reminds me, did anyone see Fever Pitch with Fallon and Drew Barrymore? In every scene they had together, Fallon seemed so uncomfortable. All I could think about was how entertaining this movie could have been if it had been another Sandler/Barrymore movie.

And it's so easy to pick out Fallon's contributions. "Hey guys, let's have a scene where I'm naked in a shower and some guy is shaving my balls for no apparent reason!"
 
2008-04-07 06:46:03 AM  
E5K1M0: Epsilon: E5K1M0: A bunch of unfunny people trying to decide which comedian they hate most. This should be meaningful.

If you're looking for meaningful conversation you just might be on the wrong Web site. Cancel your TF subscription now and seek out more appropriate channels to satisfy your magnificent intellectual desires. That is your only appropriate action in response to this polluted injustice which has been so forcibly sprung upon your unwitting good nature.

But you must not simply sit back and tolerate this grievous offense in stride! I behest you, stand up and tell the world you will not accept an such obvious insult against your intelligence! Shake your fists and act with furious anger! Let them know you mean business.

You probably hoped that that was going to be either intelligent or humorous.


It was both. You're an ass.
 
2008-04-07 06:48:00 AM  
Dammit, where's Seinfeld? He's the daddy, he invented getting rich & famous by means of not being even a little bit funny.
 
2008-04-07 06:52:49 AM  
Dave Coulier caters to kids. They laugh. But they laugh at someone who sneezes.

I liked Paul Reiser in mad about you.

I hate Dane Cook but sometimes I laugh. (Forgive me)

Jimmy Fallon is just 200 pounds of suck in a 50 pound bag. It just hurts me when I see him on tv. I feel embarassed for him because he's so farking unfunny. Why he's famous is beyond me. He is a failure as a comic and as an actor. And if he has any respect for his fellow man he should go to a deserted island and whip himself with reeds as penance for the mess that was Fever Pitch and for almost farking up the cowbell skit because he giggles like a 6 year old that saw the neighbor girls panties. No, not that neighbor. The one on the other side that always wears those revealing outfits but then gets pissed if you stare at her magnificent tits..........
Where was I? Oh, Fallon sucks balls. I'll be in my bunk
 
2008-04-07 07:23:57 AM  
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2008-04-07 07:26:02 AM  
Dave Coulier ruined The Real Ghostbusters for me, so deserves to DIAF
 
2008-04-07 07:32:15 AM  
I like Paul Reiser. Any parents out there should read his book "Babyhood." Funny as hell for anyone who's gone (or about to go) through it.
 
2008-04-07 07:32:19 AM  
I hate Cook, but I have to give the award to Fallon. Why is he on tv again?
 
2008-04-07 07:35:50 AM  
I have to give Coulier props for nailing a teenage Alanis Morreisette though...
 
2008-04-07 07:43:43 AM  
the_colors: klymen: I said it before, I'll say it again. This competition is no good without Sarah Silverman.

+1. She's attractive when not talking.


She's not attractive or funny.
 
2008-04-07 08:27:19 AM  
Where the hell are andy dick and carrot top. Two worthless pubes on the sac of comedy.
 
2008-04-07 08:29:18 AM  
Maybe I am not as intellectual as everyone else, but I think Dane Cook is rather funny.
 
2008-04-07 08:38:21 AM  
Paul Reiser makes baby Jesus cry.
 
2008-04-07 08:39:27 AM  
There's only one Awk-to-ber!
 
2008-04-07 08:43:13 AM  
Arj Barker. He's good on Flight of the Conchords, but his stand up is the weakest shiat I've ever seen. Ever.
 
2008-04-07 08:44:33 AM  
MikoSquiz: Dammit, where's Seinfeld? He's the daddy, he invented getting rich & famous by means of not being even a little bit funny.

THIS. I'm positive he blew Satan to make that idiotic show a hit.

Reiser was okay in "Mad About You" and his books were readable. The other three can die in a fire.
 
2008-04-07 08:46:17 AM  
I've never understood the hatred for Dane Cook. I wouldn't rank him in my list of funniest comedians, but I don't think he is awful.
 
2008-04-07 08:52:52 AM  
mofomisfit: Arj Barker.

You go to hell. You go to hell and you die.
 
2008-04-07 08:54:18 AM  
How is Christopher Titus in the tournament?

I think he's pretty damn entertaining.
 
2008-04-07 08:58:25 AM  
Brett Favre: Maybe I am not as intellectual as everyone else, but I think Dane Cook is rather funny.


Maybe?
 
2008-04-07 08:59:25 AM  
Finals should definately be Dane Cook vs. Jimmy Fallon, with an epic tie in the finals that shall never end.
 
2008-04-07 08:59:35 AM  
Hopefully Lewis Black was only removed from consideration in the last round. It takes a certain kind of suck to rip off Bill Hicks' act and still be unfunny.

/Denis Leary did it to much greater effect.
//Yes, Hicks was emulating Lenny Bruce, I know
 
2008-04-07 09:07:30 AM  
And E5K1M0 slowly backs out of the thread after a verbal lashing from farkers.
 
2008-04-07 09:13:35 AM  
MikoSquiz: Dammit, where's Seinfeld? He's the daddy, he invented getting rich & famous by means of not being even a little bit funny.
With Seinfeld, his delivery is key. He makes you forget that the jokes seem absurdist.
/Seinfeld fan
/btw, worst comedians: Dane Cook, Mencia, Will Ferrell
 
2008-04-07 09:17:15 AM  
Maybe you guys can help me with a marketing idea.
Which would sell better: the Carlos Mencia dart boards, the Dane Cook toilet paper or the Jimmy Fallon ipecac syrup?
 
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