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2020-10-30 6:01:34 PM  
29 votes:
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.
 
2020-10-30 6:29:51 PM  
21 votes:

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.


Me, too. He's too self consciously over the top and mainly gets his laughs by portraying dumb people being dumb. It's tedious, not witty.

Adam Sandler is another guy I've always kind of hated.
 
2020-10-30 9:09:32 PM  
19 votes:
I can acknowledge Jerry Seinfeld's success and his contributions to our shared culture, but...I just don't like his brand of comedy. I understand the style, but it's just not my thing.
 
2020-10-31 12:13:12 AM  
15 votes:
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.
 
2020-10-30 6:10:58 PM  
14 votes:
I can't stand Russell Brand. The only thing I could really stomach him in was Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and that was mainly because my liking of Mila Kunis and Jason Segel barely surpassed my loathing of Brand.
 
2020-10-31 3:41:05 AM  
10 votes:
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 12:15:43 AM  
10 votes:

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.
 
2020-10-30 11:09:54 PM  
10 votes:

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.
 
2020-10-31 12:37:11 AM  
9 votes:
Sasha Baron Cohen.  I've tried Borat 2 multiple times and I just can't get through it.
 
2020-10-30 11:33:01 PM  
9 votes:
Jimmy Fallon immediately comes to mind...
 
2020-10-30 9:15:01 PM  
9 votes:

Jake Havechek: But Myers should have been tried in The Hague for crimes against humanity for The Love Guru.


Similarly, the generally un-hateable Dana Carvey should get two weeks in the stocks for Master of Disguise.
 
2020-10-30 5:55:23 PM  
9 votes:
Vince Vaughn seems funny on a personal level, but shouldn't bother acting
 
2020-10-31 1:55:55 AM  
8 votes:

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.
 
2020-10-30 6:17:46 PM  
8 votes:

Markoff_Cheney: Bslim: Mindy Kahling

For some reason I just can't stand her at all.
For some reason the voice and mannerisms of a bleached blonde valley girl just don't work well on her.


To be fair, the voice and mannerisms of a bleached blonde valley girl don't work well on anyone.
 
2020-10-30 6:23:27 PM  
7 votes:

Bslim: Markoff_Cheney: Bslim: Mindy Kahling

For some reason I just can't stand her at all.
For some reason the voice and mannerisms of a bleached blonde valley girl just don't work well on her.

I know that probably comes off way wrong, but for some reason that always bugged me.

Quite a few British comedians mentioned, but I love some other British comedians that others don't like or have never heard of.

One I respect but don't get at all is the Tyler Perry empire. It must be funny to be so successful right? The guy runs his own movie and TV studios now just cranking content out.

Mrs Bslim finds her hilarious. When her eponymous show was a thing I was forced to watch it. I noticed that she managed to make herself the character that ALL the hot guys went after like dogs in heat. Looked to me like some weird Lena Dunham type overcompensating  bullshiat going on with her.


She pulled a Denis Leary on her show? lol I believe it. 
Same goes for every portly comedian with a sitcom wife.
 
2020-10-30 6:14:02 PM  
7 votes:

Bslim: Mindy Kahling


For some reason I just can't stand her at all.
For some reason the voice and mannerisms of a bleached blonde valley girl just don't work well on her.

I know that probably comes off way wrong, but for some reason that always bugged me.

Quite a few British comedians mentioned, but I love some other British comedians that others don't like or have never heard of.

One I respect but don't get at all is the Tyler Perry empire. It must be funny to be so successful right? The guy runs his own movie and TV studios now just cranking content out.
 
2020-10-30 6:08:49 PM  
7 votes:

Bslim: Ed Helms
Mindy Kahling
Steve Carell (I particularly don't care for his schtick)


Soooo, uhh, I can assume you're not a big fan of The Office...
 
2020-10-30 6:02:50 PM  
7 votes:

Breaker Moran: Wanda Sykes, maybe.


Wanda is a way better writer than performer. The stuff she's written for other people has been gold.
 
2020-10-31 7:10:25 PM  
6 votes:

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 7:31:44 AM  
6 votes:
There hasn't been a good comedian since Bob Newhart.
 
2020-10-31 12:31:01 AM  
6 votes:

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 12:16:16 AM  
6 votes:

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.
 
2020-10-30 11:24:32 PM  
6 votes:

MrBallou: 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.

Me, too. He's too self consciously over the top and mainly gets his laughs by portraying dumb people being dumb. It's tedious, not witty.

Adam Sandler is another guy I've always kind of hated.


Yeah, I don't get Sandler's appeal either.
 
2020-10-30 8:44:52 PM  
6 votes:
But Myers should have been tried in The Hague for crimes against humanity for The Love Guru.
 
2020-10-30 6:28:01 PM  
6 votes:

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.
 
2020-10-30 6:21:06 PM  
6 votes:

Markoff_Cheney: Bslim: Mindy Kahling

For some reason I just can't stand her at all.
For some reason the voice and mannerisms of a bleached blonde valley girl just don't work well on her.

I know that probably comes off way wrong, but for some reason that always bugged me.

Quite a few British comedians mentioned, but I love some other British comedians that others don't like or have never heard of.

One I respect but don't get at all is the Tyler Perry empire. It must be funny to be so successful right? The guy runs his own movie and TV studios now just cranking content out.


Mrs Bslim finds her hilarious. When her eponymous show was a thing I was forced to watch it. I noticed that she managed to make herself the character that ALL the hot guys went after like dogs in heat. Looked to me like some weird Lena Dunham type overcompensating  bullshiat going on with her.
 
2020-10-30 6:04:05 PM  
6 votes:
Ed Helms
Mindy Kahling
Steve Carell (I particularly don't care for his schtick)
Kevin Hart
 
2020-10-30 6:00:59 PM  
6 votes:
Ricky Gervais. He's a criminal level POS but has some funny bits.
 
2020-10-30 5:53:57 PM  
6 votes:
That's kind of an oxymoron, we can't help but like people that make us laugh.
 
2020-10-31 10:40:38 AM  
5 votes:
Tyler Perry. I don't understand his humor at all, but the dude has a hugely successful career.
 
2020-10-31 9:33:11 AM  
5 votes:

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 2:43:00 AM  
5 votes:

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 1:02:02 AM  
5 votes:
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 12:23:01 AM  
5 votes:
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 12:15:20 AM  
5 votes:
I would laugh if Dane Cook fell face first into a wood chipper.
 
2020-10-30 11:39:51 PM  
5 votes:
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
 
2020-10-30 10:35:47 PM  
5 votes:
Bill Burr is kind of a genius who needs a sucker punch.
 
2020-10-30 9:07:22 PM  
5 votes:
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.
 
2020-10-30 9:02:47 PM  
5 votes:
Norm MacDonald. Funny but has the political opinions of an asshole.
 
2020-10-30 6:35:59 PM  
5 votes:

scottydoesntknow: Markoff_Cheney: Bslim: Markoff_Cheney: Bslim: Mindy Kahling

For some reason I just can't stand her at all.
For some reason the voice and mannerisms of a bleached blonde valley girl just don't work well on her.

I know that probably comes off way wrong, but for some reason that always bugged me.

Quite a few British comedians mentioned, but I love some other British comedians that others don't like or have never heard of.

One I respect but don't get at all is the Tyler Perry empire. It must be funny to be so successful right? The guy runs his own movie and TV studios now just cranking content out.

Mrs Bslim finds her hilarious. When her eponymous show was a thing I was forced to watch it. I noticed that she managed to make herself the character that ALL the hot guys went after like dogs in heat. Looked to me like some weird Lena Dunham type overcompensating  bullshiat going on with her.

She pulled a Denis Leary on her show? lol I believe it. 
Same goes for every portly comedian with a sitcom wife.

Like how Kevin James snagged Leah Remini on King of Queens?

Or like how Kevin James snagged Leah Remini again after killing his S1 wife in Kevin Can Wait?


Yup pretty much. And while on the subject, I can't stand Kevin James either or Jim Belushi.
 
2020-10-30 6:11:58 PM  
5 votes:

Bslim: Ed Helms
Mindy Kahling
Steve Carell (I particularly don't care for his schtick)
Kevin Hart


I can't stand Steve Carell. He is somehow, a whiter, stupider Will Ferrell. I liked him much more when he was played by Griffin Dunne.

I was digging through a box of crap from high school a few years ago after my mom died. Found a playbill from a night I went to see a Second City performance out in the suburbs. I remembered a few members of the cast, and I even recall some lines. But it surprised me that Carell was in that show. I have no memory of him. None whatsoever. Amy Sedaris, yes. Ken Campbell, Razowski, yep. Not Carell. 

/cinnamon onion cake?
 
2020-10-31 11:30:32 AM  
4 votes:
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 9:54:48 AM  
4 votes:

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.
 
2020-10-31 6:51:08 AM  
4 votes:

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 6:41:38 AM  
4 votes:
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 12:19:42 AM  
4 votes:

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 12:06:37 AM  
4 votes:

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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2020-10-30 10:54:48 PM  
4 votes:
Gilbert Gottfeied

Zack Galifianakis

They both annoy the ever-loving fark out of me, and it's because they are perfectly cast in those roles. They're supposed to annoy the ever-loving fark out of me.
 
2020-10-30 9:55:58 PM  
4 votes:

scottydoesntknow: I can't stand Russell Brand. The only thing I could really stomach him in was Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and that was mainly because my liking of Mila Kunis and Jason Segel barely surpassed my loathing of Brand.


Same here. Can't stand him. He was involved in a radio show with another famous Brit Jonathan Ross where they ended up live on national radio phoning Andrew Sachs (played Manuel in Fawlty Towers) and getting his answerphone decided to sing "I f*cked your granddaughter!" to the machine, which Brand had actually done.

He's also criticised the lack of affordable housing in London, while owning a huge apartment that takes up the space of half a dozen affordable flats.

Also James Corden.
 
2020-10-30 6:00:08 PM  
4 votes:
Wanda Sykes, maybe.
 
2020-10-31 1:51:22 AM  
3 votes:

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 1:47:59 AM  
3 votes:

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 1:26:21 AM  
3 votes:

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 1:14:02 AM  
3 votes:
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 1:01:34 AM  
3 votes:

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 12:27:58 AM  
3 votes:

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.


Home Improvement

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/We miss you Pamela Anderson. :(
 
2020-10-31 12:17:58 AM  
3 votes:

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 12:16:42 AM  
3 votes:

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 12:02:58 AM  
3 votes:
Robin Williams. Couldn't stand him. His stand-up or movies. Except for Good Will Hunting and Popeye.
 
2020-10-30 11:37:49 PM  
3 votes:

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.


I liked him in IT Crowd and Moone Boy and most things. But I can see how he'd not be everyone's cup of tea.

Strangely most Irish people I know can't stand him.
 
2020-10-30 10:08:41 PM  
3 votes:

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 dislike Chris Rock as well. I also don't like Chevy Chase in most stuff. He was good in Caddyshack but I'll skip the rest of his movies. Vacation movies were meh for me.
 
2020-10-30 9:40:11 PM  
3 votes:
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..
 
2020-10-30 6:46:45 PM  
3 votes:

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.


Get Shorty is great.
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2020-10-30 6:41:32 PM  
3 votes:
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.
 
2020-10-30 6:30:18 PM  
3 votes:

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.


Same. I don't know why. Ferrell can crack me up in damn near anything and I love Zach's Between Two Ferns.

Although not even Galifianakis could save the Hangover sequels.
 
2020-10-31 10:07:57 PM  
2 votes:

sswo: No input about Pauley Snore?


Nobody finds him funny.
 
2020-10-31 5:53:23 PM  
2 votes:
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 5:45:20 PM  
2 votes:

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 5:29:31 PM  
2 votes:
Tosh.0 was cringe for me, haven't seen his other standup.
 
2020-10-31 4:46:03 PM  
2 votes:

Mikey1969: Bslim: Mikey1969: 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.

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 1:18:51 PM  
2 votes:

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 1:14:18 PM  
2 votes:

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 7:27:29 AM  
2 votes:
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 6:13:03 AM  
2 votes:
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 2:20:47 AM  
2 votes:
Kevin Bridges On English Vs Scottish Football | Universal Comedy
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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 1:21:25 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:31:34 AM  
2 votes:
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 12:20:21 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:20:17 AM  
2 votes:

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.
 
2020-10-30 11:27:43 PM  
2 votes:

jaylectricity: He's funny by comedian standards


He's NOT funny by comedian standards...fingers missed a word.
 
2020-10-30 11:26:22 PM  
2 votes:
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.
 
2020-10-30 9:55:55 PM  
2 votes:

gunther_bumpass: Jake Havechek: But Myers should have been tried in The Hague for crimes against humanity for The Love Guru.

Similarly, the generally un-hateable Dana Carvey should get two weeks in the stocks for Master of Disguise.


He is a very funny guy, but he definitely has said things that rubbed me the wrong way. I think he once said something to the effect that it was effeminate for a man to use hand lotion. I don't know why that turned me off so much. His impression of John Bolton nearly killed me.
 
2020-10-30 9:44:50 PM  
2 votes:

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.


YOU'RE MY BOY, BLUE!
 
2020-10-30 7:31:49 PM  
2 votes:
Tom Arnold is kind of unlikable, but it is to be expected having been married to Roseanne.
 
2020-10-30 6:28:02 PM  
2 votes:

Markoff_Cheney: Bslim: Markoff_Cheney: Bslim: Mindy Kahling

For some reason I just can't stand her at all.
For some reason the voice and mannerisms of a bleached blonde valley girl just don't work well on her.

I know that probably comes off way wrong, but for some reason that always bugged me.

Quite a few British comedians mentioned, but I love some other British comedians that others don't like or have never heard of.

One I respect but don't get at all is the Tyler Perry empire. It must be funny to be so successful right? The guy runs his own movie and TV studios now just cranking content out.

Mrs Bslim finds her hilarious. When her eponymous show was a thing I was forced to watch it. I noticed that she managed to make herself the character that ALL the hot guys went after like dogs in heat. Looked to me like some weird Lena Dunham type overcompensating  bullshiat going on with her.

She pulled a Denis Leary on her show? lol I believe it. 
Same goes for every portly comedian with a sitcom wife.


Like how Kevin James snagged Leah Remini on King of Queens?

Or like how Kevin James snagged Leah Remini again after killing his S1 wife in Kevin Can Wait?
 
2020-10-31 10:42:20 PM  
1 vote:

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 9:59:11 PM  
1 vote:
No input about Pauley Snore?
 
2020-10-31 5:04:25 PM  
1 vote:

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 4:51:10 PM  
1 vote:

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 3:59:57 PM  
1 vote:

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 3:16:24 PM  
1 vote:
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 2:24:02 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:18:25 AM  
1 vote:
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 2:50:53 AM  
1 vote:

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 1:24:21 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:20:22 AM  
1 vote:

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
 
2020-10-30 11:54:08 PM  
1 vote:

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


His voice-acting sidegigs have him a bit pigeon-holed.
 
2020-10-30 11:50:47 PM  
1 vote:
None that I can think of. If they were actually funny, I wouldn't hate them.
 
2020-10-30 11:35:45 PM  
1 vote:

yellowjester: Jimmy Fallon immediately comes to mind...


I won't say I can't stand him (per subby's rules), but he doesn't make me laugh. Maybe a few SNL sketches he made me laugh, but once it was pointed out how often he laughs at himself I was out.

Although...if he was just a guy at my bbq, yes, he'd be funny. But not professionally.
 
2020-10-30 11:11:03 PM  
1 vote:

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.


You are taking a comedy routine way too literally. I don't know Chris Rock very well, but I'm pretty damn sure he doesn't condone murder. Comedy is hard, and to do well you have to push the envelope. It's completely unfair to not give him the benefit of the doubt, about something that grave.
 
2020-10-30 6:00:44 PM  
1 vote:
Mitch Hedberg.  I love his jokes in written form.  Absolutely hilarious.  Just for some reason when he delivers them it grates on my nerves.

Steven Wright for the same reason.  Except his scene in "So I Married an Axe Murderer", that was gold.

/"I was born 8 1/2 months premature.  The doctors were freaking out"
 
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