I love comedy and humor in all forms. I appreciate sketch comedy, stand-up comedy, comedic actors... all of it. With one major exception, here -- in alphabetical order
-- are my all-time favorite humorists:|
George Carlin. My favorite comedian. He was a genius. I saw him live three times: at Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady, New York in April 2002, at the Casino Ballroom in Hampton
Beach, New Hampshire in August 2005, and at Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine in October 2007.
Abbott & Costello -- especially their world-famous Who's On First routine
Tim Allen I... need... more... POWER!
Dan Aykroyd -- Super Bass-O-Matic '76!
John Belushi -- Donuts, the Breakfast of Champions!
Lewis Black: "We shouldn't have a global warming problem. We've got spacemen, we've got rockets, we've got Saran Wrap... fix it!"
Mel Brooks: only the mind of Mel Brooks could create a movie about a musical about Hitler!
A. Whitney Brown: biting comedic commentary.
John Candy -- may God rest his large funny bone
Andrew "Dice" Clay: "There was an old woman who lived in a shoe. She had so many children her uterus fell out."
Wayne Cotter: "Can't you just whip something up?"
Rodney Dangerfield: No respect, no respect at all...
Jeff Dunham: featuring Peanut (with Lee Press-On Hair), Jose Jalapeņo (on a stick!), and Walter ("You're retired... how much sex ya gettin'?" "None... and I'm hoping for less!")
Bill Engvall: Here's your sign.
Jeff Foxworthy: Rednecks exist in every state in America. He's united them all.
Al Franken: Yes, I'm convinced Rush Limbaugh is a big fat idiot.
Dale Gonyea -- Help! I'm turning into my parents!
Eddie Izzard -- not just a comedian/transvestite... he's a comedian/executive transvestite!
Richard Jeni: "Today I'd like to make a nice beef Wellington. I'd also like to be in a hot tub with Cindy Crawford, but hey, let's be realistic."
Andy Kaufman: the first performance artist.
Elvira Kurt on Gay Pride Day: "Millions of people with one thing in common: a mother who's miserable."
Laura Kightlinger: Funny. Brilliant. She deserves to be a star. Why hasn't it happened yet?
Craig Kilborn (former ESPN and Daily Show)
Sam Kinison -- may God rest his loud funny bone
Jerry Lewis -- Did you know that he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize?
Bill Maher (Politically Incorrect)
Howie Mandel: I was at his pinnacle of stand-up performance: Gator Growl 1997, Gainesville, Florida. How do you top a room of 70,000?
Martin Mull -- who I loved as Colonel Mustard in the film Clue
Tom Parks, a University of Florida alumnus
Penn & Teller
Paula Poundstone: "I love the smell of cigars. It reminds me of my grandpa just before he died."
Brian Regan: "Back seat! In the middle! With my feet on the hump! I called it!
Paul Rodriguez (A Million To Juan)
Jon Stewart: The new host of the Daily Show on Comedy Central.
Mike Sullivan-Irwin -- he needed help after being hooked on phonics.
Judy Tenuta -- she has an accordion too!
Cal Verducci -- a terrific comic who I've seen twice at Comedy Works in Glenmont, New York...
Ron White: "Are you sitting in a beanbag, naked, and eating Cheetos?"
Gene Wilder -- who was brilliant in the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
I love improv comedy. For almost three years I was a member of Theatre Strike Force, an improvisational and
political-activist theatre troupe at the University of Florida's Department of Theatre. I minored in acting.