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2020-10-31 10:00:26 AM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Gary Shandling. Just never liked the guy. Not funny in the slightest.

Carlos Mencia and Jay Leno are scum.

Gallagher. Was hilarious the first time I saw him when I was a teenager. When I turned 25 he became unwatchable. Just dumb and irritating and stupid.


It's funny how many comics are like that.

I hate to admit that my 22 year old self, along with my apartment mates and associated peoples all thought Dane Cook was so damn funny.

At that same time, I found Dave Attell (Skanks for the memories....you) and I still like him.
 
2020-10-31 10:04:22 AM  

cosmiquemuffin: Letterman.

I mean, theoretically hilarious. It's like... I get the objective reasons for him being funny. But I just don't get him or like him. No.


100% agree. I got the feeling he was an awful person or something....so much so that it was palpable even over TV.

Nowadays....his Netflix series is great. He's a gracious host to interesting people...though he does push questions a bit too hard.
 
2020-10-31 10:40:38 AM  
Tyler Perry. I don't understand his humor at all, but the dude has a hugely successful career.
 
2020-10-31 11:18:25 AM  
I would say Robin Williams, but subby stated someone you found funny.  I did hear him.after he went to rehab, a few years before he died, and he was very measured, thoughtful and likeable.  But years of his gibberish on late night shows skewed my opinion of him
 
2020-10-31 11:30:32 AM  
Marin Short.

His stand-up is funny as hell, but I just can't stand the guy.  I don't even know why, it isn't like he kicked my dog or anything, i just don't like him.
 
2020-10-31 1:14:18 PM  

freddyV: Driver: Andrew Dice Clay - Had a few funny jokes but anytime I watched him, I felt like I needed get a shower and then spray the TV with Lysol.

He was a relative's neighbor. I got to meet him multiple times.
He is nothing like that in real life.  I was shocked on how different he really is.
Makes me think he has to be a good actor to pull that off on stage.


Never attracted to his act, it was one of those 'over the top' acts that succeeds in going so far over that it goes into 'trying too hard'.  Saw him on a rerun of MASH (bit part) from before he got famous...actually a pretty decent actor.  And outside of playing his nightclub character, seems like a pretty decent fellow.
 
2020-10-31 1:18:51 PM  

Gramma: There hasn't been a good comedian since Bob Newhart.


Initially agree, but Franklyn Ajaye has a good, low-key demeanor.  Very underrated.
 
2020-10-31 1:28:02 PM  

Bslim: I also can't stand this dude:

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He played an insufferable douche on the IT Crowd. But basically I've seen it is the only character he plays, in everything.

F*ck this dude.


You didn't really understand the rules of the game, did you?

It's supposed to be someone that you can't stand, yet you admit that he's funny, not someone that you have nothing good to say about at all.
 
2020-10-31 2:13:59 PM  

Mikey1969: Bslim: I also can't stand this dude:

[media.vanityfair.com image 850x1275]

He played an insufferable douche on the IT Crowd. But basically I've seen it is the only character he plays, in everything.

F*ck this dude.

You didn't really understand the rules of the game, did you?

It's supposed to be someone that you can't stand, yet you admit that he's funny, not someone that you have nothing good to say about at all.


Did I say he wasn't funny? I'm sorry if you understood it that way.
 
2020-10-31 2:24:02 PM  

jaylectricity: Carter Pewterschmidt: All the high up stuff he's been shown doing is very safely attached to something. He apparently was on the outside of a cargo plane as it took off.

Hahaha...you're bone of contention is that they safeguarded him from falling to his death? Even falling and being saved by a heavy ribbon is scary as f*ck.


If there's no risk and no skill required then it isn't a "stunt". I saw a "stunt" he did for a MI movie where he was jumping out of a building, but he was harnessed to a wire that automatically slowed him down and stopped him. Literally a sack of potatoes would have done as good a job.
As I mentioned I've abseiled without a safety rope. If my grip on the rope had slipped I'd have died.
 
2020-10-31 3:16:24 PM  
Jim Carey, Will Farrell, Adam Sandler, Sasha Baron Cohen, Bill Maher are all excellent answers.  I want to include Colbert but am reluctant to consider him funny.  Eminently dislikable, and funny enough to be on the list, let's say.  Rosie O'Donnell is very witty but is a terrible person.

The world needs more Dave Chappelles.  Funny as funny can be, and seems like such a genuine good guy.
 
2020-10-31 3:59:57 PM  

Kornchex: TwowheelinTim: And I can't stand Bill Maher. I think he's an insufferable douche.

He rode that feeling all the way to the bank.  Nice work.


He sure did. I think that's part of why I hate him so much. He's no different than Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham, or Lumpy. It's just that his shtick plays the other side of the political spectrum.

F*ck all of them with a rusty horseshoe.
 
2020-10-31 4:11:30 PM  

Bslim: Mikey1969: Bslim: I also can't stand this dude:

[media.vanityfair.com image 850x1275]

He played an insufferable douche on the IT Crowd. But basically I've seen it is the only character he plays, in everything.

F*ck this dude.

You didn't really understand the rules of the game, did you?

It's supposed to be someone that you can't stand, yet you admit that he's funny, not someone that you have nothing good to say about at all.

Did I say he wasn't funny? I'm sorry if you understood it that way.


No, you didn't.

Which is why I poijnted out that you apparently don't know how to read, since that's what the headline said. Here, I'll highlight the important part for you:

Are there any comedians/actors that you acknowledge are actually funny but you cannot stand?

Hope that helps.
 
2020-10-31 4:46:03 PM  

Mikey1969: Bslim: Mikey1969: Bslim: I also can't stand this dude:

[media.vanityfair.com image 850x1275]

He played an insufferable douche on the IT Crowd. But basically I've seen it is the only character he plays, in everything.

F*ck this dude.

You didn't really understand the rules of the game, did you?

It's supposed to be someone that you can't stand, yet you admit that he's funny, not someone that you have nothing good to say about at all.

Did I say he wasn't funny? I'm sorry if you understood it that way.

No, you didn't.

Which is why I poijnted out that you apparently don't know how to read, since that's what the headline said. Here, I'll highlight the important part for you:

Are there any comedians/actors that you acknowledge are actually funny but you cannot stand?

Hope that helps.


This isn't a congressional panel. The discussion has evolved into one where we discuss comedians who we don't find funny. If everyone stuck strictly to the arbitrary rules there would be two posts. Because "they're funny, but I don't like them" is an incredibly rare combination. 

A lot of people think Will Ferrell is funny. I don't. And I really don't like him. I'm not sure if he's been funny accidentally. Even his best stuff "Celebrity Jeopardy" is funny despite him. He's supposed to be the straight man but can't even pull that off without his trademark man-baby yelling. So, he wouldn't count. 

But in a list of weirdly popular unfunny people, he's near the top. Popularity means nothing. Americans are fart-joke yelling morons.
 
2020-10-31 4:51:10 PM  

Kat09tails: Ricky Gervais. He's a criminal level POS but has some funny bits.


Since his persona is a criminal level POS, how do you know? He could be Mother Teresa.in private.
 
2020-10-31 5:03:52 PM  

freddyV: Am I the only person who doesn't like Adam Sandler?

He made a few movies early on that made me chuckle a few times.
No belly laughs.

But he is turning into a platform king. You can't turn around without seeing him in a movie on an online platform.


No, he is a tiresome actor. Other than Reign Over Me, which was a great but aided a great deal by Don Cheadle, the song, and poignancy, he sucks.
 
2020-10-31 5:04:25 PM  

yakmans_dad: Kat09tails: Ricky Gervais. He's a criminal level POS but has some funny bits.

Since his persona is a criminal level POS, how do you know? He could be Mother Teresa.in private.


That scale needs both ends defined.
 
2020-10-31 5:29:31 PM  
Tosh.0 was cringe for me, haven't seen his other standup.
 
2020-10-31 5:45:20 PM  

yakmans_dad: Kat09tails: Ricky Gervais. He's a criminal level POS but has some funny bits.

Since his persona is a criminal level POS, how do you know? He could be Mother Teresa.in private.


The soul of good comedy is telling the truth. Bob Newhart's bus driver training bit, for an early example. He wasn't being mean to bus drivers, he was just telling the truth about oblivious bus drivers in a situation every bus riding button-down American could relate to.

Gervais, I think, is not an angry or a mean man. The worst I can say about him is that he's child-like, and curious. Not entirely bad things if you're a comedian, though they could come off as mean to others. I'm not sure his intent is to be mean. But he does tell the truth. And he says funny things. Sometimes a thought can be funny, but sound mean, but it isn't meant to be mean. "Judy Dench licking her A-hole" for example. He doesn't mean that's what she was doing - but you put together Judy Dench and general cat behavior, you'd be an idiot NOT to make that joke. 

Context is everything in comedy. And I think as society is increasingly getting loaded up with STEM literalists who never learned to think outside of a logic tree, we're going to see more and more outrage. "BuT LOgiC!" Logic is the opposite of comedy, as life isn't logical at all. 

A good comedian is able to look at things differently than the rest of us, and point out the connections we're missing. Seinfeld is an awful comedian. He looks at things that we all see the same, and repeats them back to us. He writes jokes that good comedians discard for being too obvious. "But why is he so popular?" you might ask. Americans can't handle the truth, so they consume things they're comfortable with. Dave Chapelle is brilliant at telling the truth, but he quit because his fans didn't farking get it. Some of them took his satire as an open license to be racists. 

Today, Americans are too god damned dumb on average. Take the Chevy Chase/Richard Pryor job interview sketch, for instance. It could never be made today, even though everything in it was legitimate satire. "You can't say the bad words - the libs will just hang you for it!" No. You can say the bad words if you're playing the bad guy. It's about context. 

What the hell is my. there's a shiat I gotta wash the car. In conclusion, Libya is a land of contrasts.
 
2020-10-31 5:53:23 PM  
To dig a little deeper - good comedy is also about things you can change, but won't. It's why Mitch Hedberg's donut receipt joke is funny, and someone just screaming "n-werd" or "f@g**t" isn't. You really don't need a receipt for a donut, but you get one anyway, always, and it's just a waste of everyone's time. Jerry Lewis calling someone's son an illiterate f*g on a muscular dystrophy telethon, well...

Funny comes from love and understanding and introspection, not hate. It's why the right has no decent comedians I guess.
 
2020-10-31 6:54:04 PM  
Hated everything I ever saw Zack Galifinackis do... until his clown show; "Baskets".  That was pretty amazing, and it made me laugh at him.

Favorite line from the show we often repeat around the house: "You are not zat kind of cloon".
 
2020-10-31 7:10:25 PM  

ZMugg: yakmans_dad: Kat09tails: Ricky Gervais. He's a criminal level POS but has some funny bits.

Since his persona is a criminal level POS, how do you know? He could be Mother Teresa.in private.

That scale needs both ends defined.


This. She was seriously evil. Raised a huge amount of money, and spent it on promoting herself while the people she was supposed to be looking after were treated like shiat. She thought their suffering made them more holy or something.
 
2020-10-31 9:59:11 PM  
No input about Pauley Snore?
 
2020-10-31 10:07:57 PM  

sswo: No input about Pauley Snore?


Nobody finds him funny.
 
2020-10-31 10:42:20 PM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: I would laugh if Dane Cook fell face first into a wood chipper.


I forgot about that guy. Speaking as a woman, he is the guy at the party that you actively avoid.
 
2020-10-31 10:54:00 PM  

SalmonberryPie: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: I would laugh if Dane Cook fell face first into a wood chipper.

I forgot about that guy. Speaking as a woman, he is the guy at the party that you actively avoid.


I like your username. Salmonberry pie is pretty awesome.
 
2020-11-01 2:47:38 AM  
Re: headline question

No. That's an aesthetic contradiction.
 
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