May 23, 2007

101 Comedians Part II

From The Great Movie Comedians by Leonard Maltin.

58. Bob Hope .................. 59. Fatty Arbuckle
60. Buster Keaton .......... 61. Harold Lloyd
62. Charley Chase ......... 63. Raymond Griffith
64. Marie Dressler ......... 65. Will Rogers
66. Joe E. Brown ........... 67. Groucho Marx
68. W. C. Fields ............. 69. Mae West
70. Abbott & Costello ........ 71. Danny Kaye

From Comedy Central

73. Tig ................ 74. Maria Bamford
75. David Spade ............... 76. Brian Regan
77. Belinda Waymouth .... 78. Retta
79.
Gary Shapiro .............. 80. Rachel Feinstein
81. Jeff Foxworthy ......... 82. Marina Franklin
83. Ophira Eisenburg ..... 84. Rene Hicks
85. Heather Lawless ....... 86. Kathleen Madigan
87. Rylee Newton .......... 88. Wendi McLendon-Covey
89. Paul Mecurio ............. 90. Melanie Reno
91. Alexandra McHale .... 92. Debbie Shea
93. Tess .................... 94. Jane Edith Wilson
95. Amy Anderson ......... 96. Tami Vernekoff
97. John Caparulo .......... 98. Maz Jabrani

99. Joe Devito ................ 100. Andrew J. Lederer

and

101. Me =^..^=

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Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can.
-- Danny Kaye (1913 - 1987)

May 20, 2007

101 Comedians


Top 13 Actors/Comedians
who influence my life and theatrical talent:

...
1. Jerry Lewis
2. Carol Burnett
3. Richard Belzer (and Harlee McBride)
4. Bill Cosby
5. Sid Caesar
6. Robin Williams
7. Lucille Ball
8. Eddie Izzard
9. Mabel Normand
10. Johnny Carson
11. Red Skelton
12. Mel Brooks
13. George Carlin

And 88 more that I can think of...(in no particular order)

14. Bill Murray ................. 15. John Belushi
16. Gilda Radner ............. 17. Dan Aykroyd
18. Chevy Chase ............ 19. Jane Curtin
20. Laraine Newman ......
21. Garrett Morris
22. Gene Wilder .............. 23. Richard Pyor
24. Eddie Murphy ............. 25. Bob Newhart
26. Lily Tomlin ................ 27. Eric Bogosian
28. Bill Maher ................ 29. Dennis Miller
30. Burns & Allen ............ 31. Milton Burle
32. Laurel & Hardy .......... 33. Charlie Chaplin
34. Stephen Colbert .......
35. Jon Stewart
36. Jerry Seinfeld ......... 37. David Letterman
38. Bob Nelson .........
39. Will Smith
40. Dick Van Dyke ...... 41. Mary Tyler Moore
42. Adam Sandler ........... 43. Joan Rivers
44. Chris Rock ............. 45. Sarah Silverman
46. Steve Martin ......... 47. Ellen Degeneres
48. Flip Wilson ............ 49. Rodney Dangerfield
50. Sue Murphy ...... 51. Dante
52. Tracy Ashley ........ 53. Josh Blue
54. Phyllis Diller ............. 55. Brad Stine
56. Tim Conway ....... 57. The Three Stooges

and Mickey Mouse.

Oh.... that's only 44 more... I'll try again later.

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Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
Thomas A. Edison, Harper's Monthly, 1932 (1847 - 1931)