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snooky
28-08-2017, 10:36 PM
Gina Yashere
John Bishop
Ricky Gervais
Michael McIntyre

HUTCHYHIBBY
29-08-2017, 12:33 AM
Russell Kane
Russell Howard
Miranda Hart

Hermit Crab
29-08-2017, 03:02 AM
Russell Kane
Russell Howard
Miranda Hart


Woeful.

Hermit Crab
29-08-2017, 03:03 AM
Gina Yashere
John Bishop
Ricky Gervais
Michael McIntyre


All of the above plus Al Murray.

Pretty Boy
29-08-2017, 05:59 AM
Frankie Boyle.

Was quite funny a decade ago. Now he's so obviously just saying things for the shock value it's boring.

hibsbollah
29-08-2017, 06:09 AM
Frankie Boyle.

Was quite funny a decade ago. Now he's so obviously just saying things for the shock value it's boring.

I'd never seen his act before but saw him at the start of the month at the eicc and thought it was superb. It's irrelevant whether his materials offensive or not, he'd be good at it regardless.

Hibee87
29-08-2017, 06:36 AM
Aisling Bea
Mark Watson

BroxburnHibee
29-08-2017, 07:16 AM
Russell Howard. How that guy gets a TV gig is beyond me.

Just Jimmy
29-08-2017, 07:37 AM
sarah 'my husband is a pig' milligan.

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frazeHFC
29-08-2017, 07:52 AM
Sarah Milligan, Miranda Hart and Romesh Ranganathan - I can't watch any of them, all do my head in.

Agree with most others mentioned so far, although I do like John Bishop.

Wilson
29-08-2017, 09:35 AM
Jack Whitehall
Joe Wilkinson

easty
29-08-2017, 10:07 AM
Gina Yashere
John Bishop
Ricky Gervais
Michael McIntyre


Frankie Boyle.

Was quite funny a decade ago. Now he's so obviously just saying things for the shock value it's boring.

I like Frankie Boyle and Ricky Gervais.

Had to look up who Gina Yashere was though, never heard of, or seen, her.

Russell Howard would top my list of unfunny comedians, followed by Hugh Dennis and Andy Parsons (Mock the Week can be painfully unfunny at times).

blaikie
29-08-2017, 10:15 AM
Harry Hill

kated
29-08-2017, 10:24 AM
Russell Howard is certainly the worst for me. Gina Yashere is also terrible... Ricky Gravis on the other hand is awesome! His shows are aweosme, although his laugh might get a bit irritating at some point.

frazeHFC
29-08-2017, 10:24 AM
Jack Whitehall
Joe Wilkinson

Got to admit I love Jack Whitehall. A League Of Their Own is one of my favourite things on tele.

Hibee87
29-08-2017, 10:39 AM
I forgot to add Chris Ramsey.

I agree with most that have mentioned, but I do like Ricky Gervais and I did like Frankie Boyle but a few of his later DVD i watched were not funny, I do believe he is making a decent comeback but not seen any of his newer stuff. I think he really suffered with that Harvey joke.

lyonhibs
29-08-2017, 11:22 AM
Most female comedians (sorry, but it's true)

Almost anyone on Mock the Week these days, certainly the regulars.

easty
29-08-2017, 11:29 AM
Most female comedians (sorry, but it's true)



Ellie Taylor was probably the funniest comedian I saw at this years festival, her show was very good.

WeeRussell
29-08-2017, 11:35 AM
Michael Macintyre
Alan Carr
Dara O'Brien (fine as a presenter.. not for me as a comedian)

I also agree re Frankie Boyle - enjoyed his early days on Mock the Week but was pretty disappointed in his stand-up.

easty
29-08-2017, 11:40 AM
Tom Allen is incredibly unfunny. I've only ever seen him on 8 Out Of 10 Cats does Countdown so maybe he's better elsewhere.

Speedy
29-08-2017, 11:43 AM
Al Murray
Lee Evans

rodhibs55
29-08-2017, 11:50 AM
Russell Brand and he is a tw**t to.

Jim44
29-08-2017, 12:24 PM
All of the above plus Al Murray.

I really like Al Murray. I once had a discussion about him in a pub. The guy was claiming he was an ignorant English bigot and just didn't get the point that he was taking the P out of the stereotypical Englishman. I think he's very clever.

Geo_1875
29-08-2017, 12:46 PM
Michael McIntyre
Michael McIntyre
Michael McIntyre

Hibee87
29-08-2017, 12:54 PM
I really like Al Murray. I once had a discussion about him in a pub. The guy was claiming he was an ignorant English bigot and just didn't get the point that he was taking the P out of the stereotypical Englishman. I think he's very clever.I dont link Al Murray as the pub landlord, the 'act' is old and boring now imo. I seen him on something as just a normal Al Murray and have to say I found him pretty funny. Maybe its time he ditched his alter ego or came up with a new one

MountcastleHibs
29-08-2017, 01:14 PM
Andy Parsons
Not strictly a comedian, but Mrs Brown (or Brendan O'Carroll)

J-C
29-08-2017, 01:23 PM
Shappi Khorsandi
Andi Osho
Ava Vidal

Geo_1875
29-08-2017, 01:25 PM
Shappi Khorsandi
Andi Osho
Ava Vidal

You're just making names up now.

beensaidbefore
29-08-2017, 04:33 PM
Shappi Khorsandi
Andi Osho
Ava Vidal

Shappi Khorsandi is the worst.

As mentioned above, I find the majority of female comediens so unfunny, period jokes, boyfriend jokes, and putting on weight jokes. Really funny!

Casey1875
29-08-2017, 04:45 PM
Andy parsons has to be one of the least funny people to make a living as a comedian ever, he is truly dire.
Sarah Millican is worse in my book though as she is not only ***** at her job but also very very annoying!

Wilson
29-08-2017, 05:00 PM
Got to admit I love Jack Whitehall. A League Of Their Own is one of my favourite things on tele.

That is probably the difference. I hate the show and everyone in it :)

Mon Dieu4
29-08-2017, 05:08 PM
Agree with most already stated but Lenny Henry takes the crown with me

HUTCHYHIBBY
29-08-2017, 05:35 PM
Sarah Millican is worse in my book though as she is not only ***** at her job but also very very annoying!

Did you know she likes chocolate? Its not as if she mentions it very often! :-)

hibs#1
29-08-2017, 06:02 PM
Most female comedians (sorry, but it's true)

Almost anyone on Mock the Week these days, certainly the regulars.

1st point I agree with 100% don't think I've ever seen or heard a funny woman stand up.

bigwheel
29-08-2017, 06:13 PM
1st point I agree with 100% don't think I've ever seen or heard a funny woman stand up.

Sarah Silverman
Amy Poehler
Amy Schumer
Wanda Sykes
Joan Rivers at her peak
Shappi Korsandi
Katherine Ryan
Kristen Schaal

All of them Top quality at their craft

easty
29-08-2017, 06:40 PM
1st point I agree with 100% don't think I've ever seen or heard a funny woman stand up.

I said this earlier in the thread, but Ellie Taylor was brilliant at the festival this year, best show I saw.

Dunno if Sharon Horgan does stand up, but she's always struck me as a funny woman.

ColinNish
29-08-2017, 07:33 PM
Sarah Millican
Sarah Millican
Sarah Millican
Sarah Millican
Sarah Millican
Sarah Millican
Sarah Millican
Sarah Millican
Sarah Millican
Sarah Millican
Sarah Millican
Sarah Millican
Sarah Millican

ColinNish
29-08-2017, 07:34 PM
Sarah Silverman
Amy Poehler
Amy Schumer
Wanda Sykes
Joan Rivers at her peak
Shappi Korsandi
Katherine Ryan
Kristen Schaal

All of them Top quality at their craft

Amy Schumer is not funny on her TV show IMO. She has a very potty mouth on her.

SuperAllyMcleod
29-08-2017, 07:42 PM
Jim Carey is the first man I will put up against the wall to be shot when I'm put in charge of the world.

Juvenile face pulling is not comedy in anyone's book.

Pretty Boy
29-08-2017, 07:51 PM
Julian Clary.

He's gay you know. Which, in his eyes at least, is the funniest thing in the world.

Tornadoes70
29-08-2017, 07:52 PM
1st point I agree with 100% don't think I've ever seen or heard a funny woman stand up.

Jo Brand can be very funny with her dry droll sense of humour.

Pretty Boy
29-08-2017, 08:19 PM
Jo Brand can be very funny with her dry droll sense of humour.

:agree:

Not sure about her stand up as I haven't seen a lot of it but she's always really good when she's on panel shows, QI in particular.

snooky
29-08-2017, 08:22 PM
Sarah Silverman
Amy Poehler
Amy Schumer
Wanda Sykes
Joan Rivers at her peak
Shappi Korsandi
Katherine Ryan
Kristen Schaal

All of them Top quality at their craft

I think Katherine Ryan is a hoot - especially her Beyonce skit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU8sJXFXHCY
1:35mins in.

hibsbollah
29-08-2017, 08:30 PM
Sarah Silverman
Amy Poehler
Amy Schumer
Wanda Sykes
Joan Rivers at her peak
Shappi Korsandi
Katherine Ryan
Kristen Schaal

All of them Top quality at their craft

Katherine Ryan is hilarious.

Its peculiar that certain men cant find any women standup comedians funny. I mean, how is that possible? theres hundreds of them out there. Unless you dont find women funny in ordinary life either?

hibsbollah
29-08-2017, 08:32 PM
Agree with most already stated but Lenny Henry takes the crown with me

god alive he's ****ing terrible. I think I actually hate him hes that bad:agree:

The_Exile
29-08-2017, 10:31 PM
The only 3 comedians that have ever made me laugh are Billy Connolly, Chubby Brown and Frankie Boyle.

snooky
30-08-2017, 12:09 AM
The only 3 comedians that have ever made me laugh are Billy Connolly, Chubby Brown and Frankie Boyle.

I bet you were a regular in the Glasgow Empire audience back in the day. :greengrin

bingo70
30-08-2017, 06:29 AM
The only 3 comedians that have ever made me laugh are Billy Connolly, Chubby Brown and Frankie Boyle.

We're in danger of turning this thread on its head but I'd recommend you watch a Richard Pryor stand up set, anyone that doesn't laugh at that is dead inside.

Back to the original point of this thread I'd agree with the Lenny Henry shout but the worst in my book are that pair on the tele Mel and Sue, how anyone can find them funny is beyond me.

lyonhibs
30-08-2017, 06:51 AM
Just to clarify there are indeed some very funny women comedians especially over in America. In the context of a sketch show or panel show, they can be just as funny as their male counterparts.

Specifically in the stand-up setting of "1 person, a stage and a microphone" I must admit I've never seen one that's made be belly laugh like the top male comedians can. But that obviously doesn't mean they aren't out there.

Onceinawhile
30-08-2017, 09:31 AM
We're in danger of turning this thread on its head but I'd recommend you watch a Richard Pryor stand up set, anyone that doesn't laugh at that is dead inside.

Back to the original point of this thread I'd agree with the Lenny Henry shout but the worst in my book are that pair on the tele Mel and Sue, how anyone can find them funny is beyond me.

I'd disagree, I think his material has aged quite badly. Much prefer George Carlin.

For me the worst are:
Kevin bridges
John bishop
Michael McIntyre
Rob brydon
Sarah millican.

Make a joke, repeat it louder in their accent (weegie, Scouse, posh, Welsh, geordie) and hope for the best.

Jim44
30-08-2017, 11:00 AM
Jo Brand can be very funny with her dry droll sense of humour.

I saw her gig in Glasgow a few years ago. She was a hoot.

Somebody mentioned Joan Rivers. If you can get beyond the annoying American female drawl, I think she could be quite shocking and equally funny.

Mantis Toboggan
30-08-2017, 11:27 AM
Amy Schumer is not funny on her TV show IMO. She has a very potty mouth on her.

She is truly dreadful. Unbelievably one note.

Godsahibby
30-08-2017, 12:12 PM
Sarah Millican get her the fk off my tele!!

ColinNish
30-08-2017, 12:22 PM
I saw her gig in Glasgow a few years ago. She was a hoot.

Somebody mentioned Joan Rivers. If you can get beyond the annoying American female drawl, I think she could be quite shocking and equally funny.

Joan Rivers. She was a funny woman. Her comedy was very clever imo.

heretoday
30-08-2017, 04:17 PM
Don't like stand-up.

R'Albin
30-08-2017, 04:38 PM
I'd disagree, I think his material has aged quite badly. Much prefer George Carlin.

For me the worst are:
Kevin bridges
John bishop
Michael McIntyre
Rob brydon
Sarah millican.

Make a joke, repeat it louder in their accent (weegie, Scouse, posh, Welsh, geordie) and hope for the best.


Kevin Bridges and Rob Brydon are both witty and have a lot more to them than repeating jokes in their accents IMO.

Hiber-nation
30-08-2017, 07:18 PM
We're in danger of turning this thread on its head but I'd recommend you watch a Richard Pryor stand up set, anyone that doesn't laugh at that is dead inside.

Back to the original point of this thread I'd agree with the Lenny Henry shout but the worst in my book are that pair on the tele Mel and Sue, how anyone can find them funny is beyond me.

I'm dead inside then whatever that means :wink:

I've only ever really liked Billy Connolly, Les Dawson and Tommy Cooper.

I saw Steven K Amos once and it was tragically unfunny. Nice guy though...

Holmesdale Hibs
30-08-2017, 09:18 PM
Frankie Boyle live: was good on Mock the Week but his live stuff didn't work so well. Was making jokes about Madeline McCann, cancer victims and Jordan's kid. No one was really laughing and thought it was a bit too much. I get that being offensive is his thing but...

Michael McIntyre: saw him a few years ago at the festival. Best stuff was improvised, just didn't do it for me.

MyJo
30-08-2017, 10:04 PM
Jack Whitehall
Amy Schumer
Rich Hall
Simon Amstell
Julian Clary
Patrick Kielty
Milton Jones
Mark Watson
Josh Widdicombe
Rhod Gilbert
Russell Kane
Lenny Henry
Andy Parsons
Reginald D Hunter

hibsbollah
30-08-2017, 10:09 PM
Reginald D Hunter

You seen him live? Very funny man.

Sir David Gray
30-08-2017, 11:10 PM
Anyone on Mock The Week. I don't think I've ever laughed at a single episode.

I agree with those who are saying Russell Howard. If he was doing a show in my back garden I would close the curtains.

lyonhibs
31-08-2017, 07:09 AM
Anyone on Mock The Week. I don't think I've ever laughed at a single episode.

I agree with those who are saying Russell Howard. If he was doing a show in my back garden I would close the curtains.

I'd tell him in no uncertain terms to get the **** out of my back garden quite frankly.

Also, disagree with the earlier Reginald D Hunter shout. Very funny IMO

snooky
31-08-2017, 10:24 AM
I'd tell him in no uncertain terms to get the **** out of my back garden quite frankly.


Reminds me of a Tommy Cooper joke....
"Can I borrow your lawnmower"?
"Yes, as long as you don't take it out the garden"

Hermit Crab
31-08-2017, 06:24 PM
Unfunny comedians? Half the jokers on the MB on the deadline day thread.

snooky
31-08-2017, 08:43 PM
Unfunny comedians? Half the jokers on the MB on the deadline day thread.

Which half? :cool2:

HUTCHYHIBBY
06-09-2017, 08:37 AM
Sara Pascoe, probably Russell Howard's sister.

--------
06-09-2017, 10:39 AM
You seen him live? Very funny man.


Yup. I consider Reginald D Hunter a very funny comedian.

And Jo Brand is a very funny comedian too.

Katherine Ryan makes me laugh. So does Tony Law - sometimes.

There are however many, many alleged 'comedians' who do not make me laugh - most of them have already been mentioned here many times.

But first, second, third and fourth against the wall when the revolution comes are Sarah Millican, Ricky Gervais, Malcolm MacIntyre and Russell Howard.

In no particular order.

Oh yes - nearly forgot. FRANK SKINNER.

KingFranck
14-10-2017, 04:28 AM
James Acaster saw this guy at a fringe show last year and not one laugh from the audience. He's the worst

Speedy
14-10-2017, 06:57 AM
James Acaster saw this guy at a fringe show last year and not one laugh from the audience. He's the worst

I like James Acaster. Haven't seen his last couple of shows right enough.

snooky
14-10-2017, 09:14 AM
Don't think John Bishop and Rob Brydon are very funny.
David Mitchell can be okay but he's way over-exposed.

KingFranck
14-10-2017, 04:52 PM
I like James Acaster. Haven't seen his last couple of shows right enough.
TBH this was last year at a show with 5 comedians but it started at midnight so maybe past his bedtime so might let him off 😁

Hibernia&Alba
17-10-2017, 07:24 AM
How can you have a thread like this without mention of all the dreadful old timers like Jim Davidson, Bob Monkhouse, Jim Bowen etc.

Of the younger generation since alternative comedy arrived, I have to agree with Lenny Henry, McIntyre, Harry Hill, Russell Howard, John Bishop, and probably plenty of others.

Hiber-nation
17-10-2017, 12:21 PM
How can you have a thread like this without mention of all the dreadful old timers like Jim Davidson, Bob Monkhouse, Jim Bowen etc.

Of the younger generation since alternative comedy arrived, I have to agree with Lenny Henry, McIntyre, Harry Hill, Russell Howard, John Bishop, and probably plenty of others.

You can't class Bob alongside that pair of dinosaurs! He was class doing stand up.

snooky
17-10-2017, 02:46 PM
You can't class Bob alongside that pair of dinosaurs! He was class doing stand up.

Agreed. He was a great gag writer as well as a performer.

yonder1875
17-10-2017, 06:15 PM
I'm guessing he's already been mentioned but James Corden. Britain's loss is America's loss, too.

frazeHFC
17-10-2017, 07:38 PM
I'm guessing he's already been mentioned but James Corden. Britain's loss is America's loss, too.

Love him, although wouldn't class him as a comedian as such. Brilliant at presenting A League of their Own.

Mibbes Aye
17-10-2017, 11:53 PM
You can't class Bob alongside that pair of dinosaurs! He was class doing stand up.


Agreed. He was a great gag writer as well as a performer.

There were a couple of lovely documentaries after his death which really showed how skilled he was.

I also seem to remember him doing a live TV show in his twilight years before a crowd at least two generations younger than him, where he would improv based on their suggestions.

He was a professional and a craftsman when it came to entertainment and comedy.

Hibernia&Alba
18-10-2017, 08:25 AM
You can't class Bob alongside that pair of dinosaurs! He was class doing stand up.

Couldn't stand him; so smarmy. I just didn't find him funny - that bawbag Tarbuck is another of that generation.

Now Les Dawson WAS funny.

Scouse Hibee
18-10-2017, 08:47 AM
My Dad just doesn't get any modern comedian. He says he never finds them funny and can't see how others do when they just stand and tell stories without telling jokes!

Hibernia&Alba
18-10-2017, 09:14 AM
My Dad just doesn't get any modern comedian. He says he never finds them funny and can't see how others do when they just stand and tell stories without telling jokes!


Is your dad Stan Boardman?

Scouse Hibee
18-10-2017, 10:06 AM
Is your dad Stan Boardman?

Hahaha no but he still goes on about the Geeeermans bombing our chippies.

Hiber-nation
18-10-2017, 04:01 PM
Couldn't stand him; so smarmy. I just didn't find him funny - that bawbag Tarbuck is another of that generation.

Now Les Dawson WAS funny.

Agree about Les. Best stand up of that era.

The Modfather
18-10-2017, 04:28 PM
Sure he will have been mentioned many times but canít stand Jack Whitehall.

Tornadoes70
18-10-2017, 05:06 PM
Don't like mickey flanaghan one bit.

Rik Mayall was I feel slightly unnderated as a comic and some of his kevin turvey routines were very funny. One of my favorite ever funnymen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnhT1UdNEa4

easty
18-10-2017, 05:41 PM
Sure he will have been mentioned many times but canít stand Jack Whitehall.

He's awful...and how has he managed to end up going oot with that lassie from Humans??? He's punching.

Diclonius
18-10-2017, 06:05 PM
James Corden.

I only just found out he does the voiceover for those webuyanycar.com radio ads, which I independently loathed. Lowest common denominator, populist, "mate-down-the-pub"-esque *****.

heretoday
22-10-2017, 10:07 PM
There were a couple of lovely documentaries after his death which really showed how skilled he was.

I also seem to remember him doing a live TV show in his twilight years before a crowd at least two generations younger than him, where he would improv based on their suggestions.

He was a professional and a craftsman when it came to entertainment and comedy.

A pal of mine was a student magazine journalist and once he and a photographer managed to get an interview with Bob Monkhouse at his home. He made them a meal in the kitchen while he talked to them.

Higgo
25-10-2017, 11:54 AM
You can't class Bob alongside that pair of dinosaurs! He was class doing stand up.

Agreed, Bob Monkhouse was an excellent standup.

Higgo
25-10-2017, 11:56 AM
Don't like mickey flanaghan one bit.

Rik Mayall was I feel slightly unnderated as a comic and some of his kevin turvey routines were very funny. One of my favorite ever funnymen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnhT1UdNEa4

Huge Rik fan. His cameo as Lord Flashhart in Blackadder Goes Forth is up there with some of the finest comedy performances I have seen.

Hermit Crab
25-10-2017, 12:59 PM
Craig Levein. No wait, he is funny :faf:

Geo_1875
25-10-2017, 02:57 PM
Craig Levein. No wait, he is funny :faf:

He's like a speccy Jack Dee.

****ing hilarious.

Jim44
26-10-2017, 08:10 AM
Bumping up John Bishop (Iím sure heíll be somewhere in this thread). Overrated and undertalented.

snooky
26-10-2017, 11:06 AM
Bumping up John Bishop (Iím sure heíll be somewhere in this thread). Overrated and undertalented.

I've always thought he was one of those mildly funny guys you meet in a pub. Someone's probably told him in jest that he should become a comedian.
Ah well. He tried ......and failed.

Jim44
03-11-2017, 11:01 AM
Sandi Toksvig - Although sheís clever/sharp and has built up a career as a presenter and quizperson, she is/was a useless comedienne.