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Best Comedians

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hollysteers Tue 22-Dec-20 10:37:08

Following on best films, who are your favourite comedians?

hollysteers Tue 22-Dec-20 10:38:51

Tommy Cooper,
Les Dawson,
Ken Dodd,
Kenneth Williams,
Benny Hill

Sparklefizz Tue 22-Dec-20 10:41:16

Victoria Wood
The repartee between Lee Mack and David Mitchell on "Would I Lie to you"
Bob Mortimer when he's a guest on "WILTY"
Stephen Merchant doing stand-up comedy
Michael McIntyre when he does stand-up but not when he is presenting shows
Ken Bruce on Radio 2 with his off-the-cuff comments (but he's not a comedian)

(Sorry, this does sound very picky.... and indeed, it is!)

timetogo2016 Tue 22-Dec-20 10:44:19

Mickey Flannagan.
Victoria Wood bless her.
Michael McIntyre.
Joe Lycett.

Anniebach Tue 22-Dec-20 10:45:51

Rhod Gilbert

Jack Whitehall

Sarnia Tue 22-Dec-20 11:27:51

Al Read
Lee Evans
Victoria Wood
Russell Howard

JessK Tue 22-Dec-20 11:28:31

Bob Monkhouse
Les Dawson
Rhod Gilbert

Missfoodlove Tue 22-Dec-20 11:30:18

Peter Kay.

JessK Tue 22-Dec-20 11:30:56

Just remembered another - the much missed Dave Allen

Septimia Tue 22-Dec-20 11:40:05

Lots of good candidates. However....

Victoria Wood is one for sure. I wasn't keen on her until I saw her do a standup about 'women's troubles'. I nearly wet myself laughing!

25Avalon Tue 22-Dec-20 11:44:12

Does Pam Ayers count?

GardenerGran Tue 22-Dec-20 11:44:24

Victoria Wood and Peter Kay.

25Avalon Tue 22-Dec-20 11:44:34


Dee1012 Tue 22-Dec-20 11:46:23

Billy Connolly.
Kevin Bridges.
Peter Kay.

Jane10 Tue 22-Dec-20 11:48:27

Almost too many favourites to mention. Victoria Wood of course
I once laughed so much at Michael McIntyre that I could hardly breathe and I was crying so much my glasses filled up with tears. DH came rushing through to see what was wrong with me!
Bob Mortimer is an absolute star on WILTY.

Puzzler61 Tue 22-Dec-20 11:48:56

Peter Kay, Billy Connolly, Victoria Wood, Micky Flanagan, and I love Bob Mortimer’s funny stories when he’s on Would I Lie To You.

Nanof3 Tue 22-Dec-20 11:49:24

Ken Dodd
Ronnie Barker
Victoria Wood

Grandmabatty Tue 22-Dec-20 11:51:06

From the past, morecambe and wise, Victoria Wood, French and Saunders, Dave Allen. I'm not that fussed about modern comedians.

Blossoming Tue 22-Dec-20 11:52:06

Janey Godley, her daily vids on YouTube are so good.
Jonathan Pie.
Michael Spicer.

Gwenisgreat1 Tue 22-Dec-20 11:52:28

Loved the programme Rhod Gilbert did with Rob Bryden
Ronnie barket and Ronnie Corbet

crazyH Tue 22-Dec-20 11:54:23

Steven Mulhern makes me laugh ....he’s a presenter....his off the cuff jokes, and his interactions are really funny. He’s a cheeky happy

EllanVannin Tue 22-Dec-20 12:01:42

I was watching The Two Ronnies last night, or was it the night before ? and realised how clever they were in their musical sketches. The brass band one where they made their own words up as they joined the band along with the tune.
I think I laughed at these two more than anyone.
Then there was Open All Hours.

However, Benny Hill, Dave Allen and his sketches, Dick Emery, Les Dawson, Victoria Wood, Ken Dodd, Tommy Cooper, Mickey Flanagan, Peter Kay, Lee Mack, many others I suspect.

A joke from Victoria Wood----" My boyfriend had a sex manual but he was dyslexic. I was lying there and he was looking for my vinegar. " gringringrin

trisher Tue 22-Dec-20 12:05:37

Eddie Izzard- his live show was so surreal
Victoria Wood
Bob Mortimer-another great story teller
Miranda Hart
Billy Connolly
Jonathan Pie -amazing skit!
Just started loving Daisy May Cooper

Jaxjacky Tue 22-Dec-20 12:48:37

Billy Connelly, Lee Mack, Michael McIntyre when he did stand up, since he’s had the TV show I’ve gone off him. Dave Allen years ago, Sarah Milligan, Frankie Boyle.

Kate1949 Tue 22-Dec-20 12:53:59

Billy Connolly
Peter Kay
Victoria Wood
Ken Dodd
I can't recall ever laughing at any of the 'modern' ones.