General Discussion: Unfunny Comedians


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illwill
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4060 posts since 17/5/04

22 Jun 2020 08:53

FrIEND
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13634 posts since 27/11/03

22 Jun 2020 09:09
Most of the ones mentioned. I’d also add Peter Kay and James Manford

Living in the north isn’t a comedy routine
YLAup
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5485 posts since 5/9/11

22 Jun 2020 09:16
One liner comedy in general too, like Stewart Francis, I can't stand. So forced, no one can hysterically laugh every 10 seconds
Trent
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1996 posts since 18/1/09

22 Jun 2020 10:37
YLAup wrote: Always found Hugh Dennis standup pretty funny though

Agreed, found Outnumbered great hangover TV.

I actually think Romesh is quite funny considering he has done some poor TV shows with Rob Beckett and whatever the comedy was where he worked in a pub.
padawan
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4352 posts since 27/6/03

22 Jun 2020 10:39
Rhod Gilbert
deuce
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22 Jun 2020 10:47
FrIEND wrote: Living in the north isn’t a comedy routine
pretty sure it is tbf
swiftus
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1240 posts since 1/7/09

22 Jun 2020 11:04
padawan wrote: Rhod Gilbert

Massive yes to this.
sydneyking
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4823 posts since 26/9/09

22 Jun 2020 12:03
FrIEND wrote: I’d also add Peter Kay

You can’t include Peter Kay, don’t get me wrong a lot of it has been done to death. But that Peter Kay thing and Phoenix Nights mean he can’t be included
YLAup
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22 Jun 2020 12:41
Acaster, mum's and women seem to love him judging by comments on YouTube. I have watched an entire Netflix special by him with not even a facial spasm
phelen
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6541 posts since 16/8/06

22 Jun 2020 12:49
Joe Rogan

Enjoy his commentary his comedy, not particularly.
illwill
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4060 posts since 17/5/04

22 Jun 2020 12:53
"the world's smartest dumb person"
quest
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3570 posts since 11/7/11

22 Jun 2020 13:00
Rogan’s stand up isn’t funny.

Richard Herring i don’t find funny doing stand up, but his podcast interviews can be very good imo, same for Adam Buxton’s podcast
TCB
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22 Jun 2020 13:22
illwill wrote: "the world's smartest dumb person"

Laughing out loud so accurate
TCB
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22 Jun 2020 13:26
YLAup wrote: Acaster, mum's and women seem to love him judging by comments on YouTube. I have watched an entire Netflix special by him with not even a facial spasm

I don't mind him actually. He's probably on the same end of the autism spectrum as fudge but he's funny with it.
sydneyking
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22 Jun 2020 14:32
quest wrote: Rogan’s stand up isn’t funny.

The whole crew are unfunny, rogan, schuab, Callen all awful
caol87
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22 Jun 2020 14:34
padawan wrote: Rhod Gilbert

YES!
Crackajack
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22 Jun 2020 14:55
quest wrote: Rogan’s stand up isn’t funny.

Richard Herring i don’t find funny doing stand up, but his podcast interviews can be very good imo, same for Adam Buxton’s podcast

The Richard Herring bit about Railways and the Holocaust magazine (it seems to be a real thing) was some of the funniest stand up I have seen. It was at a small club after a fair few drinks mind.
YLAup
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22 Jun 2020 15:08
Anyone heard of Pappys?
quest
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3570 posts since 11/7/11

22 Jun 2020 15:12
Crackajack wrote:
quest wrote: Rogan’s stand up isn’t funny.

Richard Herring i don’t find funny doing stand up, but his podcast interviews can be very good imo, same for Adam Buxton’s podcast

The Richard Herring bit about Railways and the Holocaust magazine (it seems to be a real thing) was some of the funniest stand up I have seen. It was at a small club after a fair few drinks mind.

do you remember which year/tour you saw him?
pentonville
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22 Jun 2020 15:25
YLAup wrote: Anyone heard of Pappys?

Yes! In 2010 a friend and I went, really stoned, to a basement show in Shepherd’s Bush to see Stewart Lee who was previewing new material as part of a comedy club lineup. Andreas Epithymiou(sp?) opened and was a pleasant surprise. Then Stewart Lee who tore this tiny place a new one. Then the headline act, a sketch troupe called Pappy’s Fun Club who were instantly recognisable as the sort of chuckling sixth form geeks who got bullied out of admission to the common room. We had no choice but to leave 90 seconds in. For some reason my mate was carrying a massive sports hold-all and we had to clamber over most of the front row to get out. They made much ‘mirth’ of this and I would’ve expected them to have disbanded based on the lack of response they got from the entire room. So yes, I’ve heard of them.