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    Maybe not to everyones taste...

    Billy Connolly
    Reeves & Mortimer
    Peter Sellers
    Spike Milligan
    Derek & Clive
    Monty Python
    Laurel & Hardy
    The Fast Show
    Only Fools And Horses
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    John Cleese
    Vic and Bob
    The Dangerous Brothers (in fact pretty much anything Rik Mayall has ever done)
    Morecombe and Wise
    David Jason
    Two Ronnies
    Griff and Jones
    Harold Lloyd
    Laurel and Hardy
    Harry Enfield


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Maybe not to everyones taste...

    Billy Connolly
    Reeves & Mortimer
    Peter Sellers
    Spike Milligan
    Derek & Clive
    Monty Python
    Laurel & Hardy
    The Fast Show
    Only Fools And Horses
    Yup. Some greatness here but I really didn't get The Fast Show. I really liked the Ralph and Ted bit but the rest seemed repetitive and then there was that coughing man in the shed who appeared to be a rip-off of Jack Hargreaves from Out of Town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Yup. Some greatness here but I really didn't get The Fast Show. I really liked the Ralph and Ted bit but the rest seemed repetitive and then there was that coughing man in the shed who appeared to be a rip-off of Jack Hargreaves from Out of Town.
    Worked in a house on the Bayswater Rd than was converted into tiny little offices.All were rented by comedy writers Peter Sellers, Spike Mulligan Harry Secombe etc.
    Also worked in Kenny Everetts house in Bayswater..Quite a small house considering he was at the top of his game. Nice guy to work for.
    Also worked for Spike Mulligan who had a very Gothic style house in Finchley.He was weird and left notes on all the doors telling his family what they could and could do around the house.

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    Performers and writers

    Monty Python
    Matt Berry
    Jon Richardson
    Dave Allen
    Peter Cook
    Peter Sellars
    Laurel & Hardy
    Buster Keaton
    Ronnie Barker
    The Fast Show
    The Comic Strip
    Reeves & Mortimer
    Steve Pemberton
    Reece Shearsmith
    The original three observational stand-ups - Billy Connolly, Jasper Carrot & Max Boyce (in that order)
    Armando Iannucci
    Galton & Simpson
    Gran & Marks
    Michael Schur
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    Seeing as I've already done my TV comedies, here are some stand-ups that make me laugh:

    Al Murray
    Bill Burr
    Bill Hicks
    Don Rickles
    Ed Aczel
    Milton Jones
    Norm MacDonald
    Paul Foot
    Rodney Dangerfield
    Sean Lock
    Stewart Lee

    EDIT: Comedy actress Lucille Ball is also worthy of a mention.
    Last edited by Komakino; 23-04-2020 at 11:10.
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    The line between stand-up comics and professional TV 'panel show wits' is really blurred now.

    Stand-up/panellists/'funnymen'

    Bob Monkhouse (owner of the world's best joke - "When I first said I wanted to be a comedian, everybody laughed. They're not laughing now."
    Frank Skinner (though the less said about Blue Moon, the better) is one of the most naturally quick-witted people around
    Billy Connolly
    Les Dawson
    Lee Mack
    Tim Brooke Taylor/Graeme Garden/Barry Cryer
    Rhod Gilbert (probably the best Taskmaster contestant, though Ed Gamble runs him close)
    Geoff Norcot
    Dave Allen
    Bill Bailey
    Simon Amstell (Buzzcocks was a joy when he did it)
    Gyles Brandreth (the only person to successfully show up Paul Merton for being a bit of an arse on JAM, as GB is better at the format than he is)
    Bill Hicks (although sometimes he'd go too far just to see just how outrageous he could be)
    Frankie Boyle (before he decided that comments about disabled kids raping their mothers/Rebecca Adlington etc were acceptable)
    Al Murray, in Pub Landlord guise

    Didn't Jasper Carrot have writers?

    Comedy actors
    Alison Steadman
    Matt Berry
    Alistair Sim
    Richard Ayoade
    Ronnie Barker
    Julian Barrett
    Prunella Scales
    Nigel Hawthorne
    Julia Davis
    Peter Sellars
    Margaret Rutherford

    comedy writers/performers...
    Steve Pemberton/Reece Shearsmith
    Chris Morris
    Adam Buxton & Joe Cornish
    Peter Kay
    Stephen Merchant
    Jack Dee
    Armando Iannucci
    Charlie Brooker
    John Cleese

    EDIT: I'll add Robert Hardy to the comic actors list, having been reminded just how brilliant he was as Siegfried Farnon. The comic timing and surpressed rage is a masterclass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    The line between stand-up comics and professional TV 'panel show wits' is really blurred now.

    Stand-up/panellists/'funnymen'

    Bob Monkhouse (owner of the world's best joke - "When I first said I wanted to be a comedian, everybody laughed. They're not laughing now."
    Frank Skinner (though the less said about Blue Moon, the better) is one of the most naturally quick-witted people around
    Billy Connolly
    Les Dawson
    Lee Mack
    Tim Brooke Taylor/Graeme Garden/Barry Cryer
    Rhod Gilbert (probably the best Taskmaster contestant, though Ed Gamble runs him close)
    Geoff Norcot
    Dave Allen
    Bill Bailey
    Simon Amstell (Buzzcocks was a joy when he did it)
    Gyles Brandreth (the only person to successfully show up Paul Merton for being a bit of an arse on JAM, as GB is better at the format than he is)
    Bill Hicks (although sometimes he'd go too far just to see just how outrageous he could be)
    Frankie Boyle (before he decided that comments about disabled kids raping their mothers/Rebecca Adlington etc were acceptable)
    Al Murray, in Pub Landlord guise

    Didn't Jasper Carrot have writers?

    Comedy actors
    Alison Steadman
    Matt Berry
    Alistair Sim
    Richard Ayoade
    Ronnie Barker
    Julian Barrett
    Prunella Scales
    Nigel Hawthorne
    Julia Davis
    Peter Sellars
    Margaret Rutherford

    comedy writers/performers...
    Steve Pemberton/Reece Shearsmith
    Chris Morris
    Adam Buxton & Joe Cornish
    Peter Kay
    Stephen Merchant
    Jack Dee
    Armando Iannucci
    Charlie Brooker
    John Cleese
    You've spurred me to edit my cock-heavy list with Lucille Ball. Watching reruns of I Love Lucy show how geniunely funny she was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Komakino View Post
    You've spurred me to edit my cock-heavy list with Lucille Ball. Watching reruns of I Love Lucy show how geniunely funny she was.
    Just looking at my "cock-heavy list" and realised I left out Victoria Wood and Caroline Aherne, French & Saunders were a major part of The Comic Strip, so I had included them already. There's also Julie Walters, Amy Poehler and Joyce Grenfell. Esme Cannon and Hattie Jacques were a great double act in Carry On Cabby and brilliant elsewhere singley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Just looking at my "cock-heavy list" and realised I left out Victoria Wood and Caroline Aherne, French & Saunders were a major part of The Comic Strip, so I had included them already. There's also Julie Walters, Amy Poehler and Joyce Grenfell. Esme Cannon and Hattie Jacques were a great double act in Carry On Cabby and brilliant elsewhere singley.
    Consider yourself now more balanced in the cock stakes.
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