Go to these websites if you are cool. And a rant about comedians.

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Ago 23 2007, 17:29

Fast Reliable News: http://news.independent.co.uk/
Slower Reliable News: www.guardian.co.uk/
Torture for Smash Fans: www.smashbros.com/en_us/index.html
Respectable Flash Animation: www.newgrounds.com

So I've been reading a lot about comics lately and watching the most respectable virtual source of information on the planet, Youtube, and I have come across some interesting stuff.

Cross on "Larry" the Cable Guy and James Frey: http://www.bobanddavid.com/david.asp?artID=191
Carlos Mencia, need I say more?: http://ace.mu.nu/archives/234256.php

My conclusions are as follows:

Comedians I Enjoy with Albums I Recommend -

Jim Gaffigan
Louis CK
Patton Oswalt
David Cross
George Carlin
Zach Galifianakis
Pablo Francisco
Nick Swardson (MN hell ya!)
Brian Regan
Jerry Seinfeld
Sean Cullen
Jon Stewart (surprisingly good stand up actually)
Brian Posehn (sp.)
Dave Chappelle
Chris Rock
Kevin James
Maria Bamford
Dave Attell
Triumph The Insult Comic Dog
Jim Breuer
Lewis Black
Bill Hicks (tho I'm convinced he's insane and goes gross out a bit too often)
Demetri Martin (just barely made it on here, tho he is great on the daily show)

Comedians that are Mediocre but probably worth a Listen -

Norm MacDonald (sorry Norm, I love ya, but it's just not that great)
Joe Rogan (appreciate his enthusiasm, but Jihad jokes just aren't my thing I guess)
Mitch Hedberg
Daniel Tosh
Sarah Silverman
Robin Williams (also a possible theif)
Mike Birbiglia
Adam Sandler (barely made it as Mediocre)
Ron White (sorry, but he did make me laugh twice and he ranks just funnier than Adam Sandler if that's something you can brag about)

Comedians I need to get arount to listening to -

Richard Pryor (heard a bit of it but not enough to judge)
Lenny Bruce (last guy arrested for swearing, that's cool right?)
Steve Martin (not excited to listen to this one, sorry)
Stephen Lynch
Bill Cosby
Eddie Murphy (not enough to judge again)
Flight of the Conchords Duo

Comedians that are labeled as theifs/hacks and are unfunny -

Dane Cook (a lot of his theft accusations are questionable, but he has a shit load of them. all of that aside i used to like him until he became a puppet of MTV and the like, now i just can't bring myself to find it funny anymore.)
Denis Leary
Bill Engvall (this guy and the following are just unfunny and are not hacks/theives that I am aware of)
Jimmy Fallon
Wanda Sykes
Margaret Cho
Greg Giraldo
Jeff Foxworthy
William Shatner (yes, he's tried everything)

Comedians that ARE theifs/hacks and unfunny no if's, and's or but's -

Larry The Cable Guy (aka Dan the Larry Guy or Dan Whitley)
Carlos Mencia (aka Ned Holness or Ned Mencia)
note: don't listen to either of these fucks unless you want to remain willfully ignorant to plagiarism and tired stereotypes

Closing Rantments -
Well, that is a mighty list and another dull day at work completed. I noticed that there are very few gals on this list... hrmmm... maybe I'll go to the vagina monologues this year. Also there are a ton of piss poor comedians that I can picture, but I can't remember their names; thus, they are not included on the lists.

Legal Disclaimer: These are only my opinions. If you have commentary, bring it on.

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  • Anders0n

    Here's a documentry that was on the BBC the other night about Bill Hicks. Bill Hicks Doc. As for your list there's a lot on there I don't know I guess they're not too big here in the UK. Bill Hicks is my particular favourite, but John Stuart, George Carlin and Richard Pryor all do some great stuff. As for Dennis Leeary, yes he may have ripped off Bill Hicks big style but No Cure For Cancer still makes me laugh.

    Ago 23 2007, 18:28
  • Nachothomsen

    Eugene mirman?

    Ago 27 2007, 20:01
  • lumpen_prole

    Mitch Hedberg is not mediocre.

    Ago 28 2007, 3:55
  • b1ackroses

    I didn't know Jon Stewart did stand-up... I'll have to look into that. Agreed on Lewis Black, Patton Oswalt, and Bill Hicks... I think Ron White and Daniel Tosh are better than mediocre... but everything else, I pretty much agree with. There are a lot on here I've never heard of. I should fix that.

    Set 14 2007, 16:55
  • maulofsound

    mitch hedberg's definitely not mediocre, but his comedy's also not for everybody, same with stephen wright. i think daniel tosh is fucking hilarious, though.

    Ago 19 2008, 4:56
  • little_buddha39

    For fuck's sake, where is Stanhope? If the rest of the comedians in the world died and Stanhope survived, comedy would still be rich and vibrant. Rasheed Thurmond, Ian Edwards and Russell Peters also worth it. However, what this list is really missing is British comedians. Don't understand why you like our news sites but not our comedy. Our comedians are bigger and better than yours, bigger in that stand-up comedy is more popular here and better in that the ones who do get famous aren't idiots like Cook. Ricky Gervais, Ross Noble, Bill Bailey, Johnny Vegas, Jack Dee, Eddie Izzard, Irish legends Dylan Moran and Dara O Briain, the list goes on ...

    Feb 28 2009, 2:24
  • lucas220

    Norm MacDonald is not mediocre, attend a live show and you'll see.

    Apr 30 2009, 7:15
  • Blexie

    Bill Hicks was a more sane human being than most people that ever lived. And if you've missed Doug Stanhope I congratulate you - you've got hours and hours of first class stand-up ahead of you...

    Ott 23 2009, 16:06
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