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rawlinson -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (10/10/2012 3:04:15 PM)


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ORIGINAL: matty_b

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Even the fact that The Beach Boys came number one for the beautiful God Only Knows was seen as some kind of betrayal by some people.


Wankers.


The people, not The Beach Boys obvs.


Yeah, it's like this weird built-in reaction in some people. "That music is pop so it must be shit."

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I have that Aziz Ansari album and it's really funny.


I really love the Kanye vs his cousin bit.

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Yep that album and Ansari himself are hilarious. After having Adam Scott and Aziz, will any more Parks and Rec cast members be making an appearance?


What would a list be without Ron Fucking Swanson?




vad3r -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (11/10/2012 12:24:24 AM)

Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza and Rob Lowe are also worthy of any list. Which show has ever had a better cast??




scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (11/10/2012 12:48:16 AM)


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ORIGINAL: rawlinson


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Yep that album and Ansari himself are hilarious. After having Adam Scott and Aziz, will any more Parks and Rec cast members be making an appearance?


What would a list be without Ron Fucking Swanson?


[sm=happy34.gif]


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ORIGINAL: vad3r

Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza and Rob Lowe are also worthy of any list. Which show has ever had a better cast??


I'd say Cheers or possiby Fraiser but Parks and Rec has the best cast on televison right now for sure. Plus Aubrey Plaza [sm=love01.gif]




Gimli The Dwarf -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (11/10/2012 1:54:57 AM)

I take it that Parks and Rec cast are better in the show than in some of their films. I've never seen Adam Scott in anything that didn't make me want to slap him and I can't stand Amy Poehler.





vad3r -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (11/10/2012 2:01:17 AM)

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ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!

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ORIGINAL: vad3r

Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza and Rob Lowe are also worthy of any list. Which show has ever had a better cast??


I'd say Cheers or possiby Fraiser but Parks and Rec has the best cast on televison right now for sure. Plus Aubrey Plaza [sm=love01.gif]


Cheers or Fraiser have the equivalent of Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Rob Lowe, Adam Scott, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman? I think not. That cast is ridiculous.




scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (11/10/2012 2:05:00 AM)


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ORIGINAL: vad3r

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ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!

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ORIGINAL: vad3r

Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza and Rob Lowe are also worthy of any list. Which show has ever had a better cast??


I'd say Cheers or possiby Fraiser but Parks and Rec has the best cast on televison right now for sure. Plus Aubrey Plaza [sm=love01.gif]


Cheers or Fraiser have the equivalent of Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Rob Lowe, Adam Scott, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman? I think not. That cast is ridiculous.


P&R's cast is amazing yes, but Cheers had Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, Woody Harrelson and the awesomeness that is Kelsey Grammer.




vad3r -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (11/10/2012 2:12:02 AM)

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ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf

I take it that Parks and Rec cast are better in the show than in some of their films.


Actors in TV shows appear in crappy mainstream films that appeal to the masses for some extra cash and nothing more, during their season breaks. Never write someone off after seeing them in a comedy movie.
I never bother watching the films of my favourite actors. TV is where is all the best writers are and where talent is allowed to shine.




Gimli The Dwarf -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (11/10/2012 2:15:11 AM)

But a good actor can still be good in a bad film with with a bad script.




vad3r -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (11/10/2012 2:25:21 AM)

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ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf

But a good actor can still be good in a bad film with with a bad script.


Well I prefer not to find out by cringing for 90 minutes and have once good memories shattered.

Take Damian Lewis for example. Won an Emmy recently and did The Sweeney during Homeland's season break. Will I watch it? Of course not. I will watch S2 of Homeland however.
TV is just far superior to films right now in terms of acting and writing. Marathoning a season box set is one of life's great pleasures.




scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (11/10/2012 2:25:57 AM)

I find a lot of sitcom and comedy actors I like make average films, while dramatic actors I like fair better. For example, Bryan Cranston was in Drive, Idris Elba was arguably the best thing about Prometheus (for me at least) and Jon Hamm was in The Town. Those are only one film examples of some actors I know, but I think drama actors from TV shows make the transition to film better.




Gimli The Dwarf -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (11/10/2012 2:26:33 AM)


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ORIGINAL: vad3r

Marathoning a season box set is one of life's great pleasures.



This is true.




scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (11/10/2012 2:33:20 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf


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ORIGINAL: vad3r

Marathoning a season box set is one of life's great pleasures.



This is true.


Agreed.




vad3r -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (11/10/2012 2:39:41 AM)


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ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!

I find a lot of sitcom and comedy actors I like make average films, while dramatic actors I like fair better. For example, Bryan Cranston was in Drive, Idris Elba was arguably the best thing about Prometheus (for me at least) and Jon Hamm was in The Town. Those are only one film examples of some actors I know, but I think drama actors from TV shows make the transition to film better.


Their best work is still in TV and they'll never better their performances or receive scripts of equal worth. They've also appeared in a lot of shite on film too, those you listed being the exception.

Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad
Idris Elba - The Wire
John Hamm - Mad Men





scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (11/10/2012 2:43:50 AM)


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ORIGINAL: vad3r


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ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!

I find a lot of sitcom and comedy actors I like make average films, while dramatic actors I like fair better. For example, Bryan Cranston was in Drive, Idris Elba was arguably the best thing about Prometheus (for me at least) and Jon Hamm was in The Town. Those are only one film examples of some actors I know, but I think drama actors from TV shows make the transition to film better.


Their best work is still in TV and they'll never better their performances or receive scripts of equal worth. They've also appeared in a lot of shite on film too, those you listed being the exception.

Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad
Idris Elba - The Wire
John Hamm - Mad Men




Oh I'm not debating that at all [:D] If Bryan Cranston can put in a better performance then Walter White, or if Jon Hamm by some miracle manages to put in a performance that even rivals Don Draper I'll fall over! But I rarely see comedy actors from TV shows I like in good films; with Aubrey Plaza being in Scott Pilgrim a distinct exception.




vad3r -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (11/10/2012 2:53:34 AM)


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ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!


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ORIGINAL: vad3r


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ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!

I find a lot of sitcom and comedy actors I like make average films, while dramatic actors I like fair better. For example, Bryan Cranston was in Drive, Idris Elba was arguably the best thing about Prometheus (for me at least) and Jon Hamm was in The Town. Those are only one film examples of some actors I know, but I think drama actors from TV shows make the transition to film better.


Their best work is still in TV and they'll never better their performances or receive scripts of equal worth. They've also appeared in a lot of shite on film too, those you listed being the exception.

Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad
Idris Elba - The Wire
John Hamm - Mad Men




Oh I'm not debating that at all [:D] If Bryan Cranston can put in a better performance then Walter White, or if Jon Hamm by some miracle manages to put in a performance that even rivals Don Draper I'll fall over! But I rarely see comedy actors from TV shows I like in good films; with Aubrey Plaza being in Scott Pilgrim a distinct exception.


I took an oath long time ago to never watch a comedy film again. The gap is so vast in quality between TV and film comedy.




scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (11/10/2012 3:02:02 AM)

While I agree with you on the vast gap in comedic quality, I wouldn't stop watching comedy films at all. There are many awful comedies made these days yes, but I still enjoy some of the ones that are out there.




rawlinson -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (11/10/2012 9:18:01 PM)

187. Rose Marie

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

as Sally Rogers in The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961 - 1966
T.V. Series

Inspired by Your Show of Show writer Selma Diamond, Sally Rogers was part of the writing team for the fictional Alan Brady Show, a wise-cracking jokester to equal her partner-in-crime Buddy. Sally's continual hunt for a husband might be troublesome for some viewers today and some may question why she couldn't just be a career woman, but you have to remember the context of the times. The Dick Van Dyke Show was a very liberal leaning, progressive show and Sally is a great example of that. She isn't defined by her gender or by the hunt for a husband, she treats it as a joke in the same way she treats pretty much everything in her life as a joke. She's a born comedy writer and at work she's seen as an equal to Rob and Buddy when so many other shows of the period might have treated her as just a secretary. Rose Marie was in showbiz pretty much from birth, the rare child performer who managed to be just as successful as an adult, but nothing in her career touched the highs of The Dick Van Dyke Show.




vad3r -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (22/10/2012 1:53:38 AM)

Please finish this list. It's an interesting read (I realise you don't like me)...




siegfried -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (25/10/2012 12:06:43 AM)


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ORIGINAL: rawlinson

187. Rose Marie

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




Ah, the fond memories that brings back. Quite gives me an attack of the warm fuzzies. [sm=happy07.gif][sm=happy07.gif]




rawlinson -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (25/10/2012 11:18:16 PM)

Were you a fan of the show? I genuinely think it had one of the greatest casts ever, and Dick Van Dyke was a physical marvel. He basically trained himself by watching the silent greats.




siegfried -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (26/10/2012 9:25:13 AM)

After all these years it's still one of my all-time favourite sitcoms. Sadly, I think there's very little today that even comes close to it.




rawlinson -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (28/10/2012 1:01:12 AM)

I think there's a lot of good stuff out there, but The DVD show was ground-breaking in so many ways. I think it was one of those shows that really helped form the modern sitcom.




rawlinson -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (28/10/2012 1:02:45 AM)

186. Tom Lehrer

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

An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer
1959
Album

Musical comedy is difficult and there's very few acts that I think truly do justice to the subgenre, but Lehrer's vicious songs mark him out as one of the masters of the form. A live concert album, An Evening Wasted sees Lehrer perform some of his most popular numbers, from Poisoning Pigeons in the Park to The Masochism Tango. Nasty, intelligent and still incredibly funny.




siegfried -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (28/10/2012 1:58:35 AM)

Since I still appreciate you
Let's find love while we may
Because I know I'll hate you
When you are old and grey
So say you love me here and now I'll make the most of that
Say you love and trust me for I know you'll disgust me
When you're old and getting fat

An awful debility, a lessened utility
A loss of mobility is a strong possibilty
In all probability I'll lose my virility
And you your fertility and desirability
And this liability of total sterility
Will lead to hostility and a sense of futility
So let's act with agility while we still have facility
For we'll soon reach senility and lose the ability

Your teeth will start to go dear
Your waist will start to spread
In twenty years or so dear
I'll wish that you were dead
I'll never love you then at all the way I do today
So please remember when I leave in December
I told you so in May

I have a recording of The Best Of Tom Lehrer. Marvellous stuff. Something to offend everyone. [sm=happy34.gif][sm=happy34.gif]




siegfried -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (28/10/2012 2:45:04 AM)

When the shades of night are falling
Comes a fellow everyone knows.
It's the old dope peddler
Spreading joy wherever he goes.

Every evening you will find him
Around our neighbourhood.
It's the old dope peddler
Doing well by doing good.

He gives the kids free samples, because he knows full well
That today's young innocent faces will be tomorrow's clientele.

Here's a cure for all your troubles.
Here's an end to all distress.
It's the old dope peddler
With his powdered happiness.




siegfried -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (28/10/2012 3:12:08 AM)

Be Prepared!
That's the Boy Scouts' marching song.
Be prepared
As through life you march along.
Be prepared to hold your liquor pretty well.
Don't write naughty words on walls if you can't spell.

Be prepared
To hide that pack of cigarettes.
Don't make book
If you cannot cover bets.
Keep those reefers hidden where you're sure that they will not be found
And be careful not to smoke them when the scoutmaster's around.
For he only will insist that they be shared.
Be Prepared.

Be prepared.
That's the Boy Scouts' solemn creed.
Be Prepared
And be clean in word and deed.
Don't solicit for your sister, that's not nice,
Unless you get a good percentage of her price.

Be prepared
And be careful not to do
Your good deeds
When there's noone watching you.
If you're looking for adventure of a new and different kind,
And you come across a Girl Scout who is similarly inclined
Don't be nervous, don't be flustered, don't be scared.
Be prepared!




Gimli The Dwarf -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (28/10/2012 4:43:12 AM)

He did some great songs but my favourite is The Elements.




MovieAddict247 -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (28/10/2012 10:52:05 AM)

Great choice with Tom Lehrer.




rawlinson -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (28/10/2012 1:55:05 PM)

Good to see some love for Lehrer. [:)]




rawlinson -> RE: 200 Favourite Comedy Performances (28/10/2012 2:00:20 PM)

185. Gavin Mitchell

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

as Boaby in Still Game
2002 - 2007
T.V. Series

Mitchell is a bit of a unsung figure in that magnificent Scottish comedy series , Still Game. He's a support character, so it's natural he'd play second fiddle to our leads, Jack and Victor, and even to other support figures, but it's about time he got his due acclaim. In the shithole that is Craiglang, Boaby runs the only pub - The Clansman. Bullied by his regulars, especially Jack and Victor who decimate Boaby's every attempt at patter (although he doesn't help himself by greeting them as Phyllis and Diller), Boaby is a bit of a pitiful figure most of the time. Boaby is the butt of a lot of the jokes, the regulars steal drink from him, when they find a homemade porn with Boaby starring they of course distribute around everyone in the town. But despite Boaby being a bit of a wanker, he has a good heart, and you get the feeling he actually cares about the community. And they care about him and The Clansman, even if it is a shitehole, as they say in one episode "Boaby's a wanker, but he's our wanker."




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