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2020-10-30 11:49:32 PM  
John Mulaney
 
2020-10-30 11:50:47 PM  
None that I can think of. If they were actually funny, I wouldn't hate them.
 
2020-10-30 11:53:24 PM  
Joe Lo Truglio.

Every time I see his stupid face my enthusiasm for what I'm watching drops to nearly zero. The only movie that he didn't deface with his stupid head was 'A Wet Hot American Summer'. That movie was too great for him to mar with his dumb tuber inspired visage.

Him and Thomas Lennon should get married and move to Cleveland and have dumb babies with ugly melons so that they can then sell them from a poorly constructed fruit stand in Cuyahoga County for pennies on the pound.
 
2020-10-30 11:54:08 PM  

sithon: Norm MacDonald. Funny but has the political opinions of an asshole.


His voice-acting sidegigs have him a bit pigeon-holed.
 
2020-10-31 12:02:58 AM  
Robin Williams. Couldn't stand him. His stand-up or movies. Except for Good Will Hunting and Popeye.
 
2020-10-31 12:06:37 AM  

jaylectricity: Tom Cruise makes a lot of people laugh. The ire he gets on the internet is not indicative of what a majority of people think of him. He's funny by comedian standards, but his antics make too many people laugh. I do respect him for his stunt work.


I don't think he does as much as they try to suggest. 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. but he was in a harness and was as safe as a passenger sitting inside the plane. I've flown ultralights where there is literally nothing under me or beside me and nothing holding me in place but a single seatbelt. And I've abseiled a hundred feet plus where the only thing stopping me falling to my death was my grip on the rope, no safety wire.
Strap me onto the side of a cargo plane while it takes off? I'd do it.

I've seen Kate Beckinsale do as much stunt work, wire work, fight scenes etc.
Underworld - Stunts
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2020-10-31 12:13:12 AM  
Bill Maher?

I'm a lefty, but some of his dumbass libertarianism pisses me off to overall dislike him.   He's a little full of himself too, in case no one has picked up on that.
 
2020-10-31 12:15:20 AM  
I would laugh if Dane Cook fell face first into a wood chipper.
 
2020-10-31 12:15:43 AM  

Mister Buttons: Bill Maher?

I'm a lefty, but some of his dumbass libertarianism pisses me off to overall dislike him.   He's a little full of himself too, in case no one has picked up on that.


The anti-vax BS is awful too.
 
2020-10-31 12:16:16 AM  

Badafuco: Robin Williams. Couldn't stand him. His stand-up or movies. Except for Good Will Hunting and Popeye.


Love me some Robin Williams but Patch Adams made me want to burn down a theater or two. It was hideous, unwatchable trash.
 
2020-10-31 12:16:42 AM  

Master P but not that one: Ben Stiller for me

And to throw in a movie I can't stand Dumb and Dumber even though it came out for my generation and every one of my friends think it's the funniest movie ever


I have never made it all the way through Zoolander.
 
2020-10-31 12:17:58 AM  

jaylectricity: Comedians:

Nick DiPaulo is funny, but I don't like him. He makes me laugh if I open my mind. But then I go back to knowing he's wrong. But comedians have license to hyperbole and I assume he's mostly just trying to joke about stuff.

Jeff Foxworthy...I don't think I'd find his stuff funny now, but he hit on a thing at the right time.

Jeff Dunham...I never really found him funny, but it's undeniable that he made lots of people laugh. Not just a few, he captured a large share of the Big Comedian economy. But I can't stand him.

Actors:

Tom Cruise makes a lot of people laugh. The ire he gets on the internet is not indicative of what a majority of people think of him. He's funny by comedian standards, but his antics make too many people laugh. I do respect him for his stunt work.

Tim Allen in his day was funny. I can't stand him now. Politics probably play into that because either he's doing it for comedy and legitimizing wrong thinking or he actually believes it which also legitimizes wrong thinking

Robert DeNiro...OK...when he did whatever the Meet the Fockers franchise, he was meant to be funny. And in some ways he was. But what always irked me was that it was supposed to just be considered funny because he was such a great actor. That's when I started thinking he was not such a great actor. He was just really good in those gangster roles he used to play. I mean, his acting was fine, but he was just doing his gangster character, but with funny lines. Again...I call him funny because so many people found it funny. I just didn't see it that way.


Jeff Dunham and Tim Allen: agreed.

Tim Allen was just hey let me be dumb and tell dad jokes and make funny noises. Got old real fast.
 
2020-10-31 12:19:42 AM  

Lambskincoat: AnotherBozo: Will Ferrell. He gotten a lot of work and most of my friends think he's hilarious...but I just can't stand watching him.

I start laughing the minute I see Will Ferrell. Galafinakis does the same to me.


I love Will Ferrell and the fact that his dumbassery is entirely acting and in real life he has college degrees and speaks multiple languages just makes me love him more.
 
2020-10-31 12:20:17 AM  

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


It would be the funniest thing he ever did, and would almost put Kaufman to shame.
 
2020-10-31 12:20:21 AM  

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.
 
2020-10-31 12:20:22 AM  

Sasquach: Mr. Shabooboo: Woody Harrelson...I dislike like him intensely..His father murdered a Federal Judge over a case he was
part of. Ol' Woody he's been trying to use his fame and money to get him released..

I don't care for Jerry Seinfeld..I didn't like Seinfeld (the show)..He might be a decent guy, but his "comedy"
isn't as urbane or clever as he thinks it is...

George Cloony may be one of the nicest guys in the world..But for god sake he's no actor..
He has one character, and that character is George Cloony...That's it...As a person, I respect his
loyalty to his friends and co-workers..That goes a long way to make up for lack of any actual acting skill..

Harrelson's dad died in 2007.


Not soon enough
 
2020-10-31 12:23:01 AM  
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.
 
2020-10-31 12:23:25 AM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Tim Allen was just hey let me be dumb and tell dad jokes and make funny noises. Got old real fast.


I listen to a lot of stuff and feel like I know what comedians think about other comedians. Tim Allen did comedy until he got a tv show. He didn't care about being onstage.

I don't knock him for that. He got his break to act in a TV show and I think he got a movie or two. Good for him, but I don't care about his acting career. I did watch his Tool Man show...I'm spacing on the title.
 
2020-10-31 12:27:58 AM  

jaylectricity: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Tim Allen was just hey let me be dumb and tell dad jokes and make funny noises. Got old real fast.

I listen to a lot of stuff and feel like I know what comedians think about other comedians. Tim Allen did comedy until he got a tv show. He didn't care about being onstage.

I don't knock him for that. He got his break to act in a TV show and I think he got a movie or two. Good for him, but I don't care about his acting career. I did watch his Tool Man show...I'm spacing on the title.


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/We miss you Pamela Anderson. :(
 
2020-10-31 12:31:01 AM  

Mister Buttons: jaylectricity: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Tim Allen was just hey let me be dumb and tell dad jokes and make funny noises. Got old real fast.

I listen to a lot of stuff and feel like I know what comedians think about other comedians. Tim Allen did comedy until he got a tv show. He didn't care about being onstage.

I don't knock him for that. He got his break to act in a TV show and I think he got a movie or two. Good for him, but I don't care about his acting career. I did watch his Tool Man show...I'm spacing on the title.

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Trump supporting POS
 
2020-10-31 12:31:34 AM  
Charles Grodin's an insufferable windbag but is usually pretty funny because of it:

So I married an axe murderer
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2020-10-31 12:37:11 AM  
Sasha Baron Cohen.  I've tried Borat 2 multiple times and I just can't get through it.
 
2020-10-31 1:01:34 AM  

doomsdayaddams: Chris Rock. I used to enjoy his comedy. Then, when Nicole Simpson was murdered, he did his long schtick about how reasonable it was to feel homicidal rage at your ex for crimes like dating someone else and getting alimony or child support. His image, with the disgusting phrase (I paraphrase) "I don't agree, but I understand," has become a meme. I do get that comedians are edgy and say shocking things, but to empathize with a murderer about the reasons that way too many women are murdered...nah, just too much for me.


I don't spare much thought for Chris Rock, but that right there is why. I heard part of that bit, and I went insane with rage. I have never liked him since then, and he might be pretty funny. Some of his other stuff is funny.
/been there, too close to that
 
2020-10-31 1:02:02 AM  
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.
 
2020-10-31 1:14:02 AM  
The Jackass boys were creative and talented but they took the grossout stuff a bit far for my tastes. For those of you who enjoyed their schtick I say more power to you, cheers.
 
2020-10-31 1:21:25 AM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Sasha Baron Cohen.  I've tried Borat 2 multiple times and I just can't get through it.


It's obvious that he's funny. People pay real cash money to see him and his movies, so that fact is beyond doubt.

The problem for me is that I'm not one of those people. If he is in it I'm not ever watching it. Period. I find him, his mannerisms, and his characters utterly loathsome.
 
2020-10-31 1:24:21 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.


You're going to hell, I hope you know that.
 
2020-10-31 1:26:21 AM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Sasha Baron Cohen.  I've tried Borat 2 multiple times and I just can't get through it.


I like his performances in musicals better than his comedy.  Not my favorite Thenardier from a singing perspective, but his physical acting and chemistry with Helena Bonham Carter worked in Les Mis, and he was funny in Sweeney Todd, too.

His comedic characters aren't my cup of tea, though I respect what he does there.


My answer for subby's question?  I could go for the easy targets like the wave of angry white dudes who mostly shout and swear (think Bill Burr), but my really unpopular opinion?

Jon Stewart.

I respect what he did in metaphorically punching Bush in the face, but his comedy just didn't work for me.

His imitators are worse, though. I have tremendous respect for Stewart, but half of the comedy news genre now is just people a little too strongly influenced by him or possibly John Oliver, and the jokes get stale.
 
2020-10-31 1:41:24 AM  

Badafuco: Robin Williams. Couldn't stand him. His stand-up or movies. Except for Good Will Hunting and Popeye.


Goodwill Hunting, and The Fisher King were two of the worst movies in history, but he was in so many movies. No wonder he killed himself, he must have been so tired.
 
2020-10-31 1:47:59 AM  

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

It would be the funniest thing he ever did, and would almost put Kaufman to shame.


This, he is the most terrible stand up in comedy history. I suspect he was famous because some dumb girls thought he was sexy.
 
2020-10-31 1:49:16 AM  

NetOwl: Ow! That was my feelings!: Sasha Baron Cohen.  I've tried Borat 2 multiple times and I just can't get through it.

I like his performances in musicals better than his comedy.  Not my favorite Thenardier from a singing perspective, but his physical acting and chemistry with Helena Bonham Carter worked in Les Mis, and he was funny in Sweeney Todd, too.

His comedic characters aren't my cup of tea, though I respect what he does there.


My answer for subby's question?  I could go for the easy targets like the wave of angry white dudes who mostly shout and swear (think Bill Burr), but my really unpopular opinion?

Jon Stewart.

I respect what he did in metaphorically punching Bush in the face, but his comedy just didn't work for me.

His imitators are worse, though. I have tremendous respect for Stewart, but half of the comedy news genre now is just people a little too strongly influenced by him or possibly John Oliver, and the jokes get stale.


Jon got stale, and he's not super funny, and he knows it.
 
2020-10-31 1:51:22 AM  

koder: George Carlin. Smells awful and ignores everything I say.


I was kinda thinkin' the same thing about Sam Kinison.

And I can't stand Bill Maher. I think he's an insufferable douche.
 
2020-10-31 1:55:55 AM  

Mister Buttons: Bill Maher?

I'm a lefty, but some of his dumbass libertarianism pisses me off to overall dislike him.   He's a little full of himself too, in case no one has picked up on that.


I started scrolling up after I posted to see if anybody else though Bill Maher was a pompous windbag. I'm glad I'm not the only one.
 
2020-10-31 1:58:25 AM  

TwowheelinTim: koder: George Carlin. Smells awful and ignores everything I say.

I was kinda thinkin' the same thing about Sam Kinison.

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


A smart New York guy, who is strangely scientifically illiterate, but a funny comedian none the less.
 
2020-10-31 2:20:47 AM  
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I listen to Kevin Bridges but I can't watch his standup. It's not him. It has nothing to do with him.

He looks exactly like the gaslighting, whiny, sniveling tittybaby my sister-in-law (my wife's sister) used to be married to. I can't watch him without thinking of that waste of oxygen so I have to start the video and go to another tab.
 
2020-10-31 2:43:00 AM  

Lambskincoat: Badafuco: Robin Williams. Couldn't stand him. His stand-up or movies. Except for Good Will Hunting and Popeye.

Goodwill Hunting, and The Fisher King were two of the worst movies in history, but he was in so many movies. No wonder he killed himself, he must have been so tired.


I loved Robin Williams as a kid, and still like some of his movies. But once I got to know some real life coke-heads, a lot of his stand-up schtick started to get really annoying.

Not as annoying as watching Trump Jr. or Tom Cruise, but still annoying.

To answer Subby's question, Michelle Wolf's voice raises the hairs on the back of my neck.
 
2020-10-31 2:50:53 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.


I sort of agree with you there..He's in the same bag as Seinfeld..They think it's some sort of witty urbane
"New York funny", but it's really not... But, Letterman is a great interviewer..Seinfeld is too...They seem to
have wasted their real talent for interview and chat on trying to be funny...Seinfeld could have easily been
this generations Dick Cavatt..He has that easygoing way and calm voice to talk to anyone about anything..
But he wasted on shatty "well isn't that awkward" type "comedy"...
 
2020-10-31 3:40:45 AM  
I would add Mister Rogers to this list. His stand-up was very different from his show.
 
2020-10-31 3:41:05 AM  
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.
 
2020-10-31 4:43:38 AM  

koder: George Carlin. Smells awful and ignores everything I say.


I guess that's what happens when you use the same brush for all four areas.
 
2020-10-31 4:45:31 AM  

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.
 
2020-10-31 6:13:03 AM  
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.
 
2020-10-31 6:41:38 AM  
Tim and Eric.  I mean, their show is deliberately bad.  I respect the degree to which they have succeeded in their neo-dada-ist art from, but I don't want to watch it.
 
2020-10-31 6:44:25 AM  

fragMasterFlash: The Jackass boys were creative and talented but they took the grossout stuff a bit far for my tastes. For those of you who enjoyed their schtick I say more power to you, cheers.


That's another thing that got old real fast.
 
2020-10-31 6:51:08 AM  

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.
 
2020-10-31 7:27:29 AM  
Bill Burr, not that he's not funny, he is, in his stand-up.
Where I can't stomach him is in the Star Wars universe. He's one of those comedians who is always "on" so you bring him to anything, that's what you'll get. And I don't need loudmouth guy from Bostooine in Star Wars.
 
2020-10-31 7:31:44 AM  
There hasn't been a good comedian since Bob Newhart.
 
2020-10-31 9:33:11 AM  

Master P but not that one: Ben Stiller for me

And to throw in a movie I can't stand Dumb and Dumber even though it came out for my generation and every one of my friends think it's the funniest movie ever


I farking HATE Dumb and Dumber!  Worst so-called "comedy" I've ever seen.
 
2020-10-31 9:46:44 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Lambskincoat: Tom Arnold is kind of unlikable, but it is to be expected having been married to Roseanne.

Funny enough, I think there's only been one time in history that they've been credited as 'Mr. and Mrs. Tom Arnold'

That would be on Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare!

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Pretty sure they weren't even called that at their own wedding.


"Oprah Noodlemantra"
 
2020-10-31 9:54:48 AM  

Mister Buttons: Bill Maher?

I'm a lefty, but some of his dumbass libertarianism pisses me off to overall dislike him.   He's a little full of himself too, in case no one has picked up on that.


Many many moons ago... I caught a piece of his show (after it moved to ABC?)

He was interviewing a few member of the Twins baseball team following their World Series win. Maher lamented that it was impossible anymore for a small market team to win anymore; they didn't have the money to buy a team like the Yankees did.
This was demonstrably wrong and the players pointed out how many small market team had won in recent years.
Even as a kid, I was amazed how Maher was ignoring plain facts to push his initial belief. He couldn't just say "You know what, I'm wrong. Objective evidence proves my initial statement to be incorrect..."

That always stuck with me...and I have a hard time seeing him as anything other than a guy incorrectly arguing with professional baseball players about baseball.
 
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