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2003-07-19 07:04:11 PM  
Oh...well that's just great!
2003-07-19 07:08:59 PM  
I agree with most of this list, but I do think that Tim Allen and Gallagher are funny. Gallagher is a bit of a hippy though.

He shouldn't have put Bob Saget on the list if he has never seen his stand-up act. Full House had crappy sitcom writers who couldn't write a funny joke that took more than 4th grade intelligence to understand.

I'm surprised that Jeff Foxworthy didn't make the list though, considering everyone else on there. And Leno is definitely the un-funniest man in the history of TV.
2003-07-19 07:10:08 PM  
Actually yeah, the Bob Saget we saw on TV isn't the real Bob Saget... "Joke topics included coonts and heroin...."
2003-07-19 07:13:55 PM  
Comeon.... Martin? Hes not the best, but definately not bad.
Tim Allen is streaching it... but the other I agree with
2003-07-19 07:23:02 PM  
Jay's guests tonight, Joey Lawrence and Patrick Duffy!
2003-07-19 07:26:11 PM  
Why isn't Roseanne on that list?
2003-07-19 07:26:42 PM  
Eh...The Jerky Boys aren't comedians, and their first few CDs were pretty funny. The movie, however, was godawful.
2003-07-19 07:29:25 PM  
2003-07-19 07:13:55 PM qburt
Comeon.... Martin? Hes not the best, but definately not bad.

I think they sum it up pretty well. Almost all his jokes are blatant stereotypes, whether intentional or not (see Big Momma's House or Black Knight. Actually, don't.) As opposed to being 'about' stereotypes like much of Chris Rock's (or Jeff Foxworthy's) jokes.

That and he's a raving lunatic who waved a gun around in L.A. traffic while not wearing pants.
2003-07-19 07:30:51 PM  
I cannot accept any list of the 10 worst comedians that doesn't have Colin Quinn on it.
2003-07-19 07:46:17 PM  
Louie Anderson must have written that list. How else could he have avoided it??
2003-07-19 07:47:09 PM  
the idiot who wrote that page wasn't even funny.

martin, leno and allen are hillarious!
2003-07-19 07:47:59 PM  
Where's Jerry Seinfeld and Drew Carey?

Bad comedians, good shows.
2003-07-19 07:48:48 PM  
Martin Lawrence sure has taken some hits here at Fark last couple of days.
2003-07-19 07:49:16 PM  
I call foul: Why the fark is Carrot Top only #6? Was this list written in Florida? I demand a recount.
2003-07-19 07:49:35 PM  
jeff foxworthy not on the list? bah. his only skill of "you might be a redneck if..." got old real fast.
2003-07-19 07:49:44 PM  
What kind of retard leaves Rita Rudner off a "worst comedians" list?

Dice rules!
2003-07-19 07:51:38 PM  
HE DID NOT JUST COME DOWN ON THE DICE MAN! OH! And gallahger is also funny, I dont why hes on that list.
2003-07-19 07:51:39 PM  
How about Denis Leary? Not so much for the actual quality, but because it'd take a monumental hack to rip off Bill Hicks's act (down to the exact words in plenty of cases) and somehow make it not funny.

Props for including Dice and Carrot Top.
2003-07-19 07:51:50 PM  
Oops, Carrot Top is #5. I guess my demands are being met!!!

2003-07-19 07:52:06 PM  
That list was too accurate, until number 1. I'm sorry, but David Letterman is SO much more unfunny than Jay Leno. I mean, he makes TERRIBLE jokes, and nobody laughs, and then he always does something "silly" or "mind-numbingly stupid" like straighten his jacket, laugh obnoxiously, shift his eyebrows, or some other "kooky facial antic", and the morons laugh, every damn time the morons laugh. Someone needs to widen the gap in his teeth.
2003-07-19 07:53:10 PM  
i agree, jeff foxworthy in absentia is a bit odd.

a couple of comedians that should probably make the list, even though i thought they were kinda funny:

emo phillips
andy kaufmann

more of a retard spectacle than anything else. but that can be funny!
2003-07-19 07:53:27 PM  
And stymie gets it... word.
I've actually seen a guy even worse, but nobody knows who he is 'cause he's so awful.

His gimmick was that he's the "comic from the future" and all his jokes are with punchlines you won't even get. HA! IT'S FUNNY THAT I DON'T GET IT! ... because he's from the FUTURE! AHAHAHA!
2003-07-19 07:54:12 PM  
This list sucks, the Brothers Crap (I mean Chap) of Strongbad "fame" should be on there.

2003-07-19 07:54:17 PM  
Didn't they forget Sinbad?
2003-07-19 07:54:23 PM  
"That and he's a raving lunatic who waved a gun around in L.A. traffic while not wearing pants."

yah but if you had looked into that he was drugged out of his mind, He talked about it in one of his shows he took a hit of some guys joint and the next thing he knew he was going crazy. And he didn't wave a gun around he had one on him though.

/I like some of his movies so I thought I should write some thing good about him.
2003-07-19 07:55:16 PM  
Any 'worst' list where Carrot Top isn't #1 is wrong.

Worst TV Show? Carrot Top.

Worst Wrestler? Carrot Top.

Worst Phyllis Diller Impersonation? Carrot Top.

Worst Comedienne? Carrot Top.
2003-07-19 07:55:46 PM  
what about Wildman Steve?

too obscure?
2003-07-19 07:56:43 PM  
How could you leave off Whoopi Goldberg, Jamie Foxx, Rita Rudner, and Robin Williams since 1995???? Jay Leno circa 1983 was brilliant. Now, he is an unfunny hack. I would like for anyone to offer ANY reason to watch his show.
2003-07-19 07:57:23 PM  
Sinbad, oddly enough, has had his moments. See if you can find the clip talking about being spanked as a kid. THAT made me laugh. He's had a lot of crap to the side, but that bit was great.

It's your mamma's hand! Drop your butt and run!
2003-07-19 07:57:33 PM  
dandanpoo: Leno funnier than Letterman? Oh come on, they're not even on the same level. Leno can read all the prepared scripts that are written for him and still not be able to deliver one line as funny as Letterman can take 1 second to think up.
2003-07-19 07:58:13 PM  
No Jeff Foxworthy?! Also, Bob Saget, Tim Allen, and Leno should be removed from that list. That's 1/3 of the damn list!
2003-07-19 07:58:53 PM  
Am I the only one who thinks Robin Williams should be on the list?
2003-07-19 07:59:26 PM  
This list would be easy...."Any comedian whose jokes are all about the same thing" (I.E. women whose jokes are about being women, ethnicities....whatever...but moreso, women who are minorities and only jokes are about being minority women....Margaret Cho I'm looking in your direction).
2003-07-19 07:59:41 PM  
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2003-07-19 07:59:43 PM  
What? Carrot Top is a genius, man! A freaking Genius! Dial down the center? That just kills me. And Jim Varney..., comedy GOLD, Vern!

This list is BOGUS!

/Pauly Shore..., another FREAKING GENIUS!
2003-07-19 07:59:56 PM  
What an outrage! No Colin Quinn? what is wrong with this man?
2003-07-19 08:00:14 PM  
letterman takes waaaaaaaay too long to deliver a joke. and the sympathy laughs he goes for by exagerating a number is pathetic... "i went outside today and it had to be at least 172 degrees" .
2003-07-19 08:00:42 PM  
Ernest rules!
2003-07-19 08:00:43 PM  
i don't find letterman funny at all. but i do find leno funny.

it must be east vs west coast thing.
2003-07-19 08:00:59 PM  
Bob Saget kicks ass, flash to a scene of half-baked, "You ever sucked dick for marijuana?"
2003-07-19 08:02:45 PM  
No mention of Yakov Smirnov?

In Soviet Union we can only make jokes about tractors, and we are hauled off to Gulag if we don't make Premier laugh. What a country!
2003-07-19 08:03:16 PM  
Nice how people can form a "list of things I dont like" into a decently HTMLed "Top Ten List" and have people assume it's solid fact.

And that's not the Ten Worst Comedians, it's the Ten Worst Comedians who everybody's heard of and can thus agree with the "facts".

Watch HBO Comedy after midnight and you'll see some of the worst comedians ever.

Anyway, if you're naming "famous" comedians who suck, you need to include:

Janeane Garofalo
Lou Anderson
Rita Rudner
Roseanne Arnold
Rodney Dangerfield

Also, several of the people on that list aren't comedians.. just actors.
2003-07-19 08:06:09 PM  
i was hoping i would be the first person on here to say that bob saget rocks, but i guess i'm not as unique as i thought. glad to see there are more saget fans on fark.
2003-07-19 08:06:27 PM  
I agree with that entire list...they are not funny.

However, i agree that Jeff Foxworthy should be up there....along with Bernie Mack, any of the Wayans, and ANYTHING featured on the "Originial" Kings of Comedy
2003-07-19 08:07:17 PM  
I used to agree with Bob Saget untill I saw Half Baked.
2003-07-19 08:09:20 PM  
Leno's stand up act was terrific (I last saw it before he had the Tonight Show.) Very political. Very funny. I haven't seen him on the Tonight Show, but it has to be toned down, I mean they picked him over Letterman for his niceness factor.
2003-07-19 08:10:01 PM  
Colin Quinn has great material, he just can't deliver worth shiat.
2003-07-19 08:10:30 PM  
I've gotta go for Joey Bishop as the worst...
2003-07-19 08:10:37 PM  
I'm not sure I would call Bob Saget a good comedian. It's just that he doesn't suck as bad as one might believe from watching Full House.
2003-07-19 08:11:38 PM  
Carrot top should be the only person on this list but how about Paula Poundstone! Every thing about her is unfunny!
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