Comedians you love to hate! And comedians you just love!

stagstag In the thick of it!
edited July 2017 in General Discussion Posts: 935
Before I begin. I searched for a duplicate thread and found no matches.


We all like a good laugh, but sometimes those employed to tickle the funny bone end up doing just the opposite.

Which comedians do you love to hate and why?

Mine is a long list, so I'll a few of pick my 'favourites'

Peter Kay. He has done some good stuff during his early career, but his act has never changed. After all these years he's still doling out the same 'garlic bread' routine. Even his new BBC show is made up of repeats! Get some new material Peter!

Off shoots of the Peter Kay theme = Paddy McGuinness, who told him he was funny? Dave Spikey, an embarrassment to himself and his audience.

Ben Elton - motormouthed gobshite. Thankfully not seen on TV anymore. Did well writing Blackadder, but his stand up?!

Most of those who appear on 'Mock The Week'.

Jimmy Carr. Born In Spain, Jimmy changed his name from Juan when he arrived in the UK. Though in my mind he is and always will be a Juan Carr. As funny as a gunshot wound, whose laugh alone makes me want to punch him in the face.

Another Carr - Alan Carr.

John Bishop. Painfully unfunny. Talks like he is coughing up phlegm.

Julian Clary - need I explain?

Paul O'Grady ( So bad he makes Jimmy Carr appear funny).

Eddie Izzard (So bad he makes Paul O'Grady appear funny)

I've saved the 'best' until last................

Michael Mcintyre. Brings shame upon the title 'Comedian'.


















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  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe "The suspects wearing a clown suit, over."
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    There's to many to count! So many terrible stand ups.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ The Bondologist Blog.
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    I actually agree on all of those, except maybe Peter Kay who to be fair I do find pretty funny.
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
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    stag wrote: »
    Before I begin. I searched for a duplicate thread and found no matches.


    We all like a good laugh, but sometimes those employed to tickle the funny bone end up doing just the opposite.

    Which comedians do you love to hate and why?

    Mine is a long list, so I'll a few of pick my 'favourites'

    Peter Kay. He has done some good stuff during his early career, but his act has never changed. After all these years he's still doling out the same 'garlic bread' routine. Even his new BBC show is made up of repeats! Get some new material Peter!

    Off shoots of the Peter Kay theme = Paddy McGuinness, who told him he was funny? Dave Spikey, an embarrassment to himself and his audience.

    Ben Elton - motormouthed gobshite. Thankfully not seen on TV anymore. Did well writing Blackadder, but his stand up?!

    Most of those who appear on 'Mock The Week'.

    Jimmy Carr. Born In Spain, Jimmy changed his name from Juan when he arrived in the UK. Though in my mind he is and always will be a Juan Carr. As funny as a gunshot wound, whose laugh alone makes me want to punch him in the face.

    Another Carr - Alan Carr.

    John Bishop. Painfully unfunny. Talks like he is coughing up phlegm.

    Julian Clary - need I explain?

    Paul O'Grady ( So bad he makes Jimmy Carr appear funny).

    Eddie Izzard (So bad he makes Paul O'Grady appear funny)

    I've saved the 'best' until last................

    Michael Mcintyre. Brings shame upon the title 'Comedian'.

    You had me sweating for a minute there - thought Mctintwat wasnt going to make the cut. Utter, utter c**t.

    Agree that Peter Kay not far behind. Phoenix Nights so many years ago now and he hasnt come anywhere near reaching those heights again. Terrible but at least he had it once and lost it.

    Bishop almost up there with Mcintosser on the annoyance scale frankly. Bloke hoovers up licence payers money fronting any shite they offer him. Trouble is the peasants seem to like him.

    A couple you missed:

    Mickey Flannigan - just a Cockney Bishop and but possibly not as funny.

    Josh Widdicome - The human embodiment of bland. He's inoffensively average on the Last Leg but the fact that Tony Hayers has allowed the guy to make his own sitcom and renewed it for a third series is an utter disgrace that makes me vomit blood.

    Lee Evans - Less funny than being told you've got cancer of the bell end on the same day your mother dies.

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    I actually like Jimmy Carr and Michael Mcintyre. Seen both live a couple of times each. and had a really good time. My favourite is probably Dara Ó Briain. Just love how he interacts with the audience.

    As with everyone, there are comedians who doesn't make me laugh at all; many seen regularly on shows like Live At The Apollo: Milton Jones, Paul Chowdhry, Katherine Ryan, Joe Wilkinson etc. Some names on Apollo does well enough on panels shows, though - I just don't like their stand-up.


  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles Reminder: Unsafe driving will void warranty!
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    Roseanne Barr; Apparently being obnoxious and loud is funny.

    Rosy O'Donnell; Apparently being obnoxious and loud is funny.

    Louis C. K. Apparently being obnoxious and loud is funny.

    Kathy Griffin; Apparently being obnoxious and loud is funny.

    Maybe I just don't get it...
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe "The suspects wearing a clown suit, over."
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    Stewart Lee's feminist comedian wife.
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 1000
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    James Corden.
    Seth Meyers.
    Jimmy Fallon.

    Just to name a few. Does everyone have to be a safe bore these days?
  • MrcogginsMrcoggins Following in the footsteps of Quentin Quigley.
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    Mae Martin is the only one to make me laugh in along time other than Peter Kay.
  • stagstag In the thick of it!
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    A couple you missed:

    Mickey Flannigan - just a Cockney Bishop and but possibly not as funny.

    Josh Widdicome - The human embodiment of bland. He's inoffensively average on the Last Leg but the fact that Tony Hayers has allowed the guy to make his own sitcom and renewed it for a third series is an utter disgrace that makes me vomit blood.

    Lee Evans - Less funny than being told you've got cancer of the bell end on the same day your mother dies.

    Yes I forgot Flannigan and Evans. I don't think I've heard of Widdecombe.

    I did miss out uber asswipe Russel Brand. That guy has all the same comedic credentials as an ISIS executioner. How he ever became successful is a conundrum to me.

    My teeth are always immediately set on edge by 'fashionista' comedians. The one's who attempt to be at the cutting edge of clothing and hairstyle. I guess they think their look will distract the audience from their abysmal acts.



  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
    edited July 2017 Posts: 8,640
    I actually like Jimmy Carr and Michael Mcintyre. Seen both live a couple of times each. and had a really good time. My favourite is probably Dara Ó Briain. Just love how he interacts with the audience.

    Jesus.

    I'd sooner admit that I think the SP stepbrother twist is a better piece of writing than Fleming ever managed.
  • stagstag In the thick of it!
    edited July 2017 Posts: 935
    Putting money into the pockets of multimillionaire faux socialists never appealed to me so, with that in mind, I won't even give them TV time in my house.

    A few more:

    James Corden - WTF! (Already mentioned)

    Rob Brydon (Welsh - say no more!)

    Rhodrie Gilbert (See Rob Brydon)

    Lenny Henry. He used to be quite good when he was young, but now ought to stay under the sheets in the Premier Inn to save us all from further embarrassment.
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    I know he's not great but I do find John Bishop sort of endearing. He's likeable at least. The two I can't stand off the top of my head are Mcintyre and Sarah Millican. I'm also not too keen on Frankie Boyle nowadays. His shtick has just got a bit old for me, the shock value wears off after a while. I don't hate him though, he always comes across as an intelligent guy in interviews and political pieces he does and he still has some gems on twitter. It's just his stand up that's getting a bit old now. Jimmy Carr does my head in. Annoying tax dodging twat, that laugh that makes me want to punch him in the face and he seems to have made a career off the same old "hilarious" comebacks for hecklers.

    Dara O Briain and Johnny Vegas are probably my favourites.
    Murdock wrote: »
    James Corden.

    James Corden is actually very talented to be fair. Before he went to America he wrote and starred in Gavin and Stacey which is widely regarded as one of the best British sitcoms ever made. He did go through a phase of seeming really full of himself and doing some right old crap but after that he seemed to come back a bit with The Wrong Mans, which is brilliant and very underrated, and he hosts A League Of Their Own which I've always enjoyed.

    If all you've seen of him is his bland talk show stuff that he does now I can see why you wouldn't like him but I think his two sitcoms show that he isn't talent-less. His whole talk show/awards show/interview persona is very bland and safe but he's a great writer and comedic actor.
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    I actually like Jimmy Carr and Michael Mcintyre. Seen both live a couple of times each. and had a really good time. My favourite is probably Dara Ó Briain. Just love how he interacts with the audience.

    Jesus.

    I'd sooner admit that I think the SP stepbrother twist is a better piece of writing than Fleming ever managed.

    Haha! Well, I don't mind them at all. As mentioned, I had a really good time at their shows - which is all I care about, really.
    but after that he seemed to come back a bit with The Wrong Mans, which is brilliant and very underrated,

    Never seen his talk show, so can't comment on that one, but have to say I really enjoyed The Wrong Mans. Do hope we'll se a third series someday.

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    Never seen his talk show, so can't comment on that one, but have to say I really enjoyed The Wrong Mans. Do hope we'll se a third series someday.

    Thank God, I was starting to think I was the only person in the world who actually watched it. Same, I'd love a third series, but at the same time the last episode was a nice ending and you can have too much of a good thing, the best comedies tend to bow out early when the time is right. Plus I imagine he's too busy with his talk show to do it any time soon unfortunately.

    But yeah it was brilliant. Funny, exciting and proper warm and heartfelt too.
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
    edited July 2017 Posts: 8,640
    The two I can't stand off the top of my head are Mcintyre and Sarah Millican.

    Cant believe I forgot her. Terrible.

    Just takes Bishops's Scouse and Flannigan's Cockney schtick and transplants it to Newcastle but in a more annoying voice.
    James Corden is actually very talented to be fair. Before he went to America he wrote and starred in Gavin and Stacey which is widely regarded as one of the best British sitcoms ever made.

    Regarded by whom? That's funnier than anything Corden has ever come up with.
    Haha! Well, I don't mind them at all. As mentioned, I had a really good time at their shows - which is all I care about, really.

    This is probably the wrong thread for you then mate. It's mostly going to consist of people saying what an annoying little prick McIntyre is.
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    Never seen his talk show, so can't comment on that one, but have to say I really enjoyed The Wrong Mans. Do hope we'll se a third series someday.

    Thank God, I was starting to think I was the only person in the world who actually watched it. Same, I'd love a third series, but at the same time the last episode was a nice ending and you can have too much of a good thing, the best comedies tend to bow out early when the time is right. Plus I imagine he's too busy with his talk show to do it any time soon unfortunately.

    But yeah it was brilliant. Funny, exciting and proper warm and heartfelt too.

    Very true, agree on all points. Wouldn't want a third series if we'd risk getting a drop in quality. Still, it would be interesting to see what they could have done plot-wise with a third series. Very few people seem to have seen The Wrong Mans. Only stumbled on it really, when the first series aired. Would really recommend it.
  • QuantumOrganizationQuantumOrganization We have people everywhere
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    Rob Schneider x10
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    Regarded by whom? That's funnier than anything Corden has ever come up with.

    Well it was/is hugely popular. Is there another show that started out on BBC Three, which used to churn out crap sitcoms like there was no tomorrow, and proved so popular that it ended up in a prime time BBC One slot by its final series? It won lots of Baftas and other awards, and off the back of the show Corden was hosting The Brits, doing skits with the England squad, getting a comedy single in the charts for the world cup, etc. They still seem to show the Christmas episode every year. In terms of pop culture impact of sitcoms from the last 20 years or so I genuinely can't think of many others that match it.

    In terms of actual evidence I googled 'Best British sitcoms' and it did come up with the results of a poll that had it up there in the top ten, but Mrs Browns Boys was number 1 so felt that I'd lose all credibility by linking that.
    Never seen his talk show, so can't comment on that one, but have to say I really enjoyed The Wrong Mans. Do hope we'll se a third series someday.

    Thank God, I was starting to think I was the only person in the world who actually watched it. Same, I'd love a third series, but at the same time the last episode was a nice ending and you can have too much of a good thing, the best comedies tend to bow out early when the time is right. Plus I imagine he's too busy with his talk show to do it any time soon unfortunately.

    But yeah it was brilliant. Funny, exciting and proper warm and heartfelt too.

    Very true, agree on all points. Wouldn't want a third series if we'd risk getting a drop in quality. Still, it would be interesting to see what they could have done plot-wise with a third series. Very few people seem to have seen The Wrong Mans. Only stumbled on it really, when the first series aired. Would really recommend it.

    Yeah don't get me wrong I'd definitely watch it because what we've gotten so far has been so good. I'm not sure if they'll even have anything planned plot wise. The first series had the cliffhanger but by the end of the second series everything seemed to have been wrapped up fairly nicely. Maybe a new show from the two of them would be better?
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 1000
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    @thelivingroyale, just to clarify. I only know of Corden through his Late Late Show material.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    Shappi Khorsandi

    Probably sexist but I find most female stand ups to be utter crap. And she is the cream of the crap.

    It's the way she over enunciates everything in a way that says, 'Aren't I funny and clever?'

    There's not many male stand ups I really dislike. Mickey Flanagan off the top of my head for his naff loveable cockney schtick.
  • barryt007barryt007 Throwing Kara 'brain dead' Milovy off the top of a Ferris Wheel in Vienna
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    Jimmy Carr and James Corden are total w***ers in real life.
  • BennyBenny And I'm wearing a red shirt !
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    Well we've seen the comedians some of you hate.
    So which ones do you like?

    To save the obligatory thread being made, we'll just adjust the title of this thread.
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    @stag. The ones from your list I have found funny in the past are Ben Elton (his routine about the impossible task of sucking a thick Macdonald's milk shake through the straw has stayed long in the memory), and Eddie izzard. He is quite original and his stream of conscience comedy is pretty funny (again I would mention his routine about Noah's Ark and God's attempts to wipe out every living thing. Izzard wondered how the ducks and sharks could possibly be even slightly bothered by the storms and floods.

    I don't like John Bishop. I don't like Russell Howard. I always expect Peter Kay to be funnier than he actually is.

    My favourite modern British comedian is probably Harry Hill because he is pretty original, and his joke about the fly that has a heart attack is very funny.
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
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    Regarded by whom? That's funnier than anything Corden has ever come up with.

    Well it was/is hugely popular. Is there another show that started out on BBC Three, which used to churn out crap sitcoms like there was no tomorrow, and proved so popular that it ended up in a prime time BBC One slot by its final series? It won lots of Baftas and other awards, and off the back of the show Corden was hosting The Brits, doing skits with the England squad, getting a comedy single in the charts for the world cup, etc. They still seem to show the Christmas episode every year. In terms of pop culture impact of sitcoms from the last 20 years or so I genuinely can't think of many others that match it.

    In terms of actual evidence I googled 'Best British sitcoms' and it did come up with the results of a poll that had it up there in the top ten, but Mrs Browns Boys was number 1 so felt that I'd lose all credibility by linking that.

    Good of you to do all my work for me. There really is nothing left to add as you have so politely put your own argument in a sack and thrown it in the canal to save me the bother.

    I'll have to start calling you Sandor as you're such a helpful chap.
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    Stand ups lost so much when they could no longer start jokes with

    'Two Irish lads walk into a pub...'
    and
    'My mother in law's so fat...'

    So now it's all 'observational' comedy which is usually cute stories about the comedians granny and the hilarious things the old dear says.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    I'll probably get a verbal kick in the bollocks for this but I actually don't mind Michael Mcintyre.

    His observational comedy is gentle and inoffensive so it's obvious he's going to appeal to the masses. I do feel if he was a northerner without the posh accent he wouldn't get half the stick he gets.

    Having said that, he once did a (very funny) routine about Islamic extremists attacking Glasgow Airport that none of our other 'right on' comedians would have touched with a 50 foot barge pole....
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    Modern comedians like to think it's ok to make jokes about disability and bend the 'sexism' rules as much as possible. They are the same ones who dismissed old comedians like Benny Hill, who basically did the same thing.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger The 0,07 %
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    Mike Myers and Dame Edna, how can anyone find that funny?
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    Love - Bill Hicks, Peter Kay, Steve Coogan, Mike Myers, Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Michael McIntyre, John Cleese, Ricky Gervais

    Hate - James Corden, Victoria Wood, Tim Vine, Alan Carr, Julian Clary, Eddie Izzard, Ricky Gervais
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