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2020-10-30 6:43:27 PM  
24 votes:
George Carlin. Smells awful and ignores everything I say.
 
2020-10-30 6:08:49 PM  
11 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...
 
2020-10-31 3:40:45 AM  
9 votes:
I would add Mister Rogers to this list. His stand-up was very different from his show.
 
2020-10-31 12:02:58 AM  
7 votes:
Robin Williams. Couldn't stand him. His stand-up or movies. Except for Good Will Hunting and Popeye.
 
2020-10-31 12:15:20 AM  
6 votes:
I would laugh if Dane Cook fell face first into a wood chipper.
 
2020-10-30 10:35:47 PM  
6 votes:
Bill Burr is kind of a genius who needs a sucker punch.
 
2020-10-30 6:00:44 PM  
6 votes:
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"
 
2020-10-30 11:53:24 PM  
5 votes:
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 9:44:50 PM  
5 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 9:15:01 PM  
4 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.
 
2020-10-31 4:43:38 AM  
3 votes:

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.
 
2020-10-30 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 6:28:02 PM  
3 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 7:31:44 AM  
2 votes:
There hasn't been a good comedian since Bob Newhart.
 
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 12:31:01 AM  
2 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
 
2020-10-30 7:39:15 PM  
2 votes:

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.
 
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 11:30:32 AM  
1 vote:
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 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 4:45:31 AM  
1 vote:

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 2:43:00 AM  
1 vote:

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 1:49:16 AM  
1 vote:

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 1:41:24 AM  
1 vote:

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 1:26:21 AM  
1 vote:

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 1:24:21 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 1:02:02 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:37:11 AM  
1 vote:
Sasha Baron Cohen.  I've tried Borat 2 multiple times and I just can't get through it.
 
2020-10-31 12:23:01 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:20:22 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
 
2020-10-31 12:20:21 AM  
1 vote:

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.
 
2020-10-30 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 11:35:45 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 11:33:01 PM  
1 vote:
Jimmy Fallon immediately comes to mind...
 
2020-10-30 11:27:43 PM  
1 vote:

jaylectricity: He's funny by comedian standards


He's NOT funny by comedian standards...fingers missed a word.
 
2020-10-30 11:09:54 PM  
1 vote:

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.
 
2020-10-30 9:55:58 PM  
1 vote:

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 9:40:11 PM  
1 vote:
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 9:02:47 PM  
1 vote:
Norm MacDonald. Funny but has the political opinions of an asshole.
 
2020-10-30 8:44:52 PM  
1 vote:
But Myers should have been tried in The Hague for crimes against humanity for The Love Guru.
 
2020-10-30 7:31:49 PM  
1 vote:
Tom Arnold is kind of unlikable, but it is to be expected having been married to Roseanne.
 
2020-10-30 6:35:59 PM  
1 vote:

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 6:21:06 PM  
1 vote:

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 6:00:59 PM  
1 vote:
Ricky Gervais. He's a criminal level POS but has some funny bits.
 
2020-10-30 5:59:31 PM  
1 vote:

NateAsbestos: Vince Vaughn seems funny on a personal level, but shouldn't bother acting


NateAsbestos: Vince Vaughn seems funny on a personal level, but shouldn't bother acting


I forgot about him, he's a Republican, and I think I laughed at him once.
 
2020-10-30 5:53:57 PM  
1 vote:
That's kind of an oxymoron, we can't help but like people that make us laugh.
 
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