Now That Is Comedy
by Michele Christopher
Tonight, we have decided that we want to step out of all the holidays and thanking type stuff for this and that for at least one day before we get barraged for the next month with ads and feelings of cheer towards all people has to be legally imposed on FTTW like some kinda of Jewish curfew set in place by the Nazis.
So what better way to do that then by laughing. No, not "ho ho ho" type shit either.
This is funny type stuff. Stand up comedians. There are a bunch out there and simply put, we want to know who is the best of all time.
So there it is. That's the question.
Who are the funniest?
turtle sticks up for the little guy
Sure, this is a pretty easy question. If any of you knew me, you could prolly say pretty easily that I identify with some more than others. But, simply put, there is one comedian that I think is the pinnacle of all that is good in the world and all that is funny.
This man made masturbation, for me, a different experience every night. If this man can have three or four different characters distinguishable only by theirdifferent hairstyles, why couldn't I?
Sure, it was weird when one would get jealous that I was seeing too much of the other one, but you know what? I could just replace the wig on my fist and bring in another broad.
Hours and hours of masturbatory fun were created during my formative years thanks to this man and my mom's male pattern baldness.
Thank you Senior Wences.
Thank you. - T
Michele goes next
I like to laugh. Ok, who doesn't like to laugh? Besides Oscar the Grouch. Though, he would probably laugh at you if something bad happened to you. He's a bastard like that. I bet his favorite comedian is Don Rickles.
I hate Don Rickles.
But which comedians do I love?
Mitch Hedberg. Mitch was just coming into his own when he died in March of 2005. I remember they made the announcement on April 1st and everyone thought it was a nasty April Fool's joke. We kept waiting for the punchline. There was none.
Mitch's humor was dry and simple. He told the kind of jokes that made you say "Hey, I never thought about that before." Sometimes you laughed out loud and sometimes you just smiled knowingly and said, "yea, I've been that stoned before to think along those lines." He seemed like the kind of guy I hung out with back in high school. The classic "look what mindfuck I thought up today" stoner. And he delivered his jokes as if he was sitting in the room with just you and him. RIP, Mitch.
* I saw this wino, he was eating grapes. I was like, "Dude, you have to wait."
"Cake or death?" That's a pretty easy question. Anyone could answer that.
Bill Hicks- Yea, another dead one. Eddie better watch out. Cynical, controversial, biting, scathing and political, Hicks's act was nonetheless funny. He was raw and honest, which is what I loved most about him. I may not have always agreed with what he was saying, but I loved his intensity and the power of his belief in his ideals.
* They [Australians] celebrate Easter the exact same way we do: commemorating the death and resurrection of Jesus by telling our children a giant bunny rabbit … left chocolate eggs in the night. Now, I wonder why we're fucked up as a race. Anybody got any idea? You know, I've read the Bible. I can't find the word "bunny" or "chocolate" anywhere in the fucking book. Where do they come up with this shit? Why not goldfish left Lincoln logs in your sock drawer? As long as you're making shit up, you know, go hog-wild. At least the goldfish with a Lincoln log on its back going across your carpet has some miraculous connotations. "Mum, today I found a Lincoln log in my sock drawer." "That's the story of Jesus."
So that's the way it is. Some of our responses were serious, and maybe some not so serious. But, in the end, it is not what is funny to us that really matters. It's what is funny to you.
So who are they?
Who do you think are the funniest comedians of all time?