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ElephantBoy -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (4/10/2012 11:30:55 PM)

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199. Jim Norton

[image]http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k241/worldsgreatestsinner/JimNorton.jpg[/image]

as Rich in Lucky Louie
2006 - 2007
T.V. Series

Norton's comedy career has seen him discuss his love for golden showers, the times he and his friend spent playing 'Monster Rain' when they were children, and getting into an argument with Jesse Ventura about immigration. The reason I picked his portrayal of Rich is that it's the kind of character that a lot of self-proclaimed edgy comedies attempt and fail. Lucky Louie was Louis C.K.'s attempt to bring back the live comedy aesthetic of The Honeymooners, where lines could be paced around the audience reaction and the sets looked artificial. Rich was one of Louis' closest friends, he was also an unpleasant little troll of a man. He constantly spouted nonsense, was a small time drug-dealer, thought it was funny to pretend to be gay, mocked his friend whenever he did anything for this wife and even pretended to be mentally disabled to get free pizza. But Norton made you care for the character despite all that, he presented it as very obvious front, so that when he got his bluff called by Louis' wife Kim, or when Louis daughter mocked him, you felt for his hurt. And as childish as the character was, he was really fucking funny.

Fuck Ventura is a god!  Have to see that show just for him, take it we are talking the ex-wrestler?




Gimli The Dwarf -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (4/10/2012 11:53:51 PM)


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Was he in S1 of Community? Can't picture him at all.


Yeah, he was in Season 1. Haven't you seen the others yet?




Not yet [:(]




scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 3:30:30 AM)

Still haven't seen Party Down, but I've been meaning to for a long long time, but I love Adam Scott in Parks and Rec, especially his bizarre fear of cops [:D]




rawlinson -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 12:23:24 PM)


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ORIGINAL: rawlinson

199. Jim Norton

[image]http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k241/worldsgreatestsinner/JimNorton.jpg[/image]

as Rich in Lucky Louie
2006 - 2007
T.V. Series

Norton's comedy career has seen him discuss his love for golden showers, the times he and his friend spent playing 'Monster Rain' when they were children, and getting into an argument with Jesse Ventura about immigration. The reason I picked his portrayal of Rich is that it's the kind of character that a lot of self-proclaimed edgy comedies attempt and fail. Lucky Louie was Louis C.K.'s attempt to bring back the live comedy aesthetic of The Honeymooners, where lines could be paced around the audience reaction and the sets looked artificial. Rich was one of Louis' closest friends, he was also an unpleasant little troll of a man. He constantly spouted nonsense, was a small time drug-dealer, thought it was funny to pretend to be gay, mocked his friend whenever he did anything for this wife and even pretended to be mentally disabled to get free pizza. But Norton made you care for the character despite all that, he presented it as very obvious front, so that when he got his bluff called by Louis' wife Kim, or when Louis daughter mocked him, you felt for his hurt. And as childish as the character was, he was really fucking funny.

Fuck Ventura is a god!  Have to see that show just for him, take it we are talking the ex-wrestler?



Ventura's not in the show. It happened on public radio.

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Not yet


Bad Gimli.

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Still haven't seen Party Down, but I've been meaning to for a long long time, but I love Adam Scott in Parks and Rec, especially his bizarre fear of cops


Calzone boy. [:D]




vad3r -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 1:18:31 PM)

Jesse Ventura/Jim Norton incident:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvKgj_EjUDw




rawlinson -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 3:50:24 PM)

195. Jane Leeves

[image]http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k241/worldsgreatestsinner/DaphneMoon.jpg[/image]

as Daphne Moon in Frasier
1993 - 2004
T.V. Series

Leeves' attractiveness, combined with the nature of the character - kooky live-in physical therapist for Martin/unrequited love interest for Niles meant that Daphne could have been a forgettable character on Frasier, a bit of eye candy and little more. Even worse, she could have been Phoebe from Friends. But the series wisely toned down the kook from the pilot and made her a more rounded character, gave her something more to do than wacky English. More importantly, it also made her one of the funniest female characters on television. Daphne grew from a more minor role to become one of the most important characters on the show, thanks to a combination of great writing and a brilliant performance.




matty_b -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 3:54:01 PM)

Yeah, Leeves is amazing.

Hopefully Roz made the list, too.




rawlinson -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 3:56:32 PM)

Ah that'd be telling. Roz is great too though. Frasier had a perfect cast.




matty_b -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 4:00:22 PM)

And just think, we could have had Lisa Kudrow...




MovieAddict247 -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 4:12:29 PM)

Gee Mr Rawlinson, sir, when are you going to post something I've seen?

Otherwise I feel like a cultural troglodyte.




rawlinson -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 4:14:11 PM)


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And just think, we could have had Lisa Kudrow...


I think she's actually ok. It's the writing for Phoebe I didn't like.

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Gee Mr Rawlinson, sir, when are you going to post something I've seen?

Otherwise I feel like a cultural troglodyte.


You've never seen Frasier? You need to fix this. [:D]




MovieAddict247 -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 4:18:28 PM)


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Gee Mr Rawlinson, sir, when are you going to post something I've seen?

Otherwise I feel like a cultural troglodyte.


You've never seen Frasier? You need to fix this. [:D]


I've seen the odd bit here and there.

The problem is, it's so much harder to catch up all the television I haven't seen than it is with films, books, music (I suppose theatre is the hardest to catch up though). TV is just so time-consuming.




matty_b -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 4:19:09 PM)


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ORIGINAL: MovieAddict247

Gee Mr Rawlinson, sir, when are you going to post something I've seen?



You've never seen Frasier?

[image]http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_maymaxpsFe1qbl3a8.gif[/image]

There's a double bill every weekday morning on Channel Four. [:)]

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It's the writing for Phoebe I didn't like.


I've never seen her in anything else I've liked, though.

It is an interesting point, however - take the crappy writing away and it'd be interesting to see if the Friends actors would be decent in anything else. Although rawlinson probably won't agree [:D] I did like the work Perry did with Sorkin.




rawlinson -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 4:20:20 PM)

Yeah, I know what you mean. Especially when it's a really long running series like Frasier. Theatre can be a nightmare, unless you're lucky enough to catch a production then you're relying on the publication of the play or a radio adaptation a lot of the time.




rawlinson -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 4:21:46 PM)


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I've never seen her in anything else I've liked, though.



I thought she was really good in The Opposite of Sex.




Rebel scum -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 4:22:13 PM)


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Gee Mr Rawlinson, sir, when are you going to post something I've seen?

Otherwise I feel like a cultural troglodyte.


You've never seen Frasier? You need to fix this. [:D]


I've seen the odd bit here and there.

The problem is, it's so much harder to catch up all the television I haven't seen than it is with films, books, music (I suppose theatre is the hardest to catch up though). TV is just so time-consuming.


I barely watch any TV that not Doctor Who and even I've seen most of Frasier!

It's good, give it a go.




MovieAddict247 -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 4:25:20 PM)


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ORIGINAL: MovieAddict247

Gee Mr Rawlinson, sir, when are you going to post something I've seen?



You've never seen Frasier?

[image]http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_maymaxpsFe1qbl3a8.gif[/image]

There's a double bill every weekday morning on Channel Four. [:)]



[:D]


Well, I may have stuff to do on weekday mornings (but I'm a humanities student, so I probably don't).


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ORIGINAL: MovieAddict247


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ORIGINAL: rawlinson

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Gee Mr Rawlinson, sir, when are you going to post something I've seen?

Otherwise I feel like a cultural troglodyte.


You've never seen Frasier? You need to fix this. [:D]


I've seen the odd bit here and there.

The problem is, it's so much harder to catch up all the television I haven't seen than it is with films, books, music (I suppose theatre is the hardest to catch up though). TV is just so time-consuming.


I barely watch any TV that not Doctor Who and even I've seen most of Frasier!

It's good, give it a go.


Will do.




rawlinson -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 4:27:11 PM)

194. Rich Hall

[image]http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k241/worldsgreatestsinner/richhall2.jpg[/image]

as Himself in Rich Hall's Fishing Show
2003
T.V. Series

Hall is probably most famous in the U.K. for his appearances on QI. But he's also a talented stand-up, writer, and the inspiration for Moe from The Simpsons. Rich Hall's Fishing Show wasn't for everyone. Each episode saw Hall and Mike Wilmot going fishing in order to discuss the subject of the week. It was little more than that, a vehicle for Hall to chatter on about whatever came to mind. Which is exactly why I love his work here. It's the kind of thing that would probably be done as a podcast today, and would reach a larger audience as a result.




MovieAddict247 -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 4:29:04 PM)

Now, that sounds like something I'd love. Rich Hall is awesome.




rawlinson -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 4:32:18 PM)

Every week they'd do a Fredo on a guest. Germaine Greer getting it was my favourite. [:D] Have you seen any of the Otis Lee Crenshaw stuff? If it wasn't Fishing Show then I think Incest Boy would have got Hall in the list.




MovieAddict247 -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 4:35:46 PM)

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Every week they'd do a Fredo on a guest. Germaine Greer getting it was my favourite. [:D] Have you seen any of the Otis Lee Crenshaw stuff? If it wasn't Fishing Show then I think Incest Boy would have got Hall in the list.


Yeah, only the odd clips on Youtube, but I loved it. He's such a funny man.

Fishing Show reminds me a bit of Fishing With John (which I'd like to see on this list).




rawlinson -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 4:39:22 PM)

Yeah, Fishing with John is an amazing piece of television. I've thought of begging for t.v. to be allowed in HoF just to nominate it. [:D]




Harry Tuttle -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 4:53:15 PM)

Rich Hall is fantastic. I saw him live early in the year and he was on a different level to most stand ups I've seen. I didn't catch much of his Fishing Show sadly.




rawlinson -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 5:01:23 PM)

I got a bootleg of his last live tour but haven't got round to it yet, worth bumping up the listening list?




vad3r -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 5:02:18 PM)


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ORIGINAL: MovieAddict247


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ORIGINAL: rawlinson

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Gee Mr Rawlinson, sir, when are you going to post something I've seen?

Otherwise I feel like a cultural troglodyte.


You've never seen Frasier? You need to fix this. [:D]


I've seen the odd bit here and there.

The problem is, it's so much harder to catch up all the television I haven't seen than it is with films, books, music (I suppose theatre is the hardest to catch up though). TV is just so time-consuming.


I barely watch any TV that not Doctor Who and even I've seen most of Frasier!

It's good, give it a go.


You're missing out on so much. I barely watch films any more. TV is where all the best writers and actors are found, you just have to know where to look.




rawlinson -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 5:09:54 PM)

193. Eleanor Bron

[image]http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k241/worldsgreatestsinner/Bron.jpg[/image]

as Margaret in Bedazzled
1967
Film

Margaret is a waitress in a Wimpy's and the unwitting love-object of cook Stanley Moon (Dudley Moore) when The Devil, George Spiggot (Peter Cook) offers Stanley the chance to win her heart, she finds herself dragged into various scenarios where Stanley is attempting to seduce her, but she always finds herself more attracted to Satan. Bron could easily have been overpowered by Cook and Moore, Moore is the heart of the story and Cook is, well, Cook, but she gets to show her range as an actress and as a comedian.




Harry Tuttle -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 5:10:24 PM)


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I got a bootleg of his last live tour but haven't got round to it yet, worth bumping up the listening list?


Probably. A lot of the jokes came from his interaction with the crowd (1 couple didn't come back for the 2nd half because he'd been harassing the male to propose for example) and the fact that he'd changed a lot of the lyrics to his biggest songs to match the location of the gig. I'm not sure how much you're likely to lose by not being in the crowd. There'd be more than enough laughs to justify a bump though I'd imagine.




rawlinson -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (5/10/2012 5:16:56 PM)


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I got a bootleg of his last live tour but haven't got round to it yet, worth bumping up the listening list?


Probably. A lot of the jokes came from his interaction with the crowd (1 couple didn't come back for the 2nd half because he'd been harassing the male to propose for example)


[:D] Probably got in a huge fight during the break.

The one live dvd I have has him interacting with the crowd a lot as well. Is it as himself or Crenshaw?




Gimli The Dwarf -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (6/10/2012 12:11:06 AM)

Good choice with Jane Leeves.


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[image]http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_maymaxpsFe1qbl3a8.gif[/image]


That's great.




impqueen -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (6/10/2012 2:30:29 PM)

Jane Leeves was superb as Daphne and as someone who hated Friends I shudder to think of the ignominy of having Phoebe in that role, though to be fair I like Kudrow outside of that horrendous character.

I love Rich Hall’s Fishing it worked beautifully though I think if I had to choose a Rich Hall thing it would be Otis Lee Crenshaw. [:D]

Eleanor Bron can have my children. As for her skills as an actress and comedian she’s brilliant. [:)]




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