or to join or start a new Discussion

Articles/all comments
These 138 comments are related to an article called:

Stand up comedy GOAT’s

Page 2 of 6

posted on 27/5/20

A lot of great comedians are terrible stand-up performers.

posted on 27/5/20

Billy Connelly

posted on 27/5/20

Kevin Bridges

posted on 27/5/20

Bill Bailey

posted on 27/5/20

comment by Cal Neva (U11544)
posted 22 minutes ago
Comedy like music is very subjective.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
it really is, like music and beauty matter of opinion.like my list, i used to think pryor was hilariou now i only put his on for nostalgia.

comment by Scarf (U21116)

posted on 27/5/20

Seymour Mace.

Funniest man alive.

posted on 27/5/20

comment by manusince52 (U9692)
posted 5 minutes ago
Bill Bailey
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Ben Bailey is funnier

posted on 27/5/20

Im actually hilarious. But could never do stand up.

posted on 27/5/20

comment by Geoff Tipps (U1449)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by manusince52 (U9692)
posted 5 minutes ago
Bill Bailey
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Ben Bailey is funnier
----------------------------------------------------------------------
No he's not.

posted on 27/5/20

I'd hate to do stand-up - it's a real art. I'm OK with wit, sarcasm, wordplay etc but stand-up is totally different. If your delivery is wrong - if you stumble over a word, even - the effect is lost. It's one of the things that Jimmy Carr is so good at - everything is just perfect and polished, as well as being very funny indeed.

posted on 27/5/20

comment by manusince52 (U9692)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Geoff Tipps (U1449)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by manusince52 (U9692)
posted 5 minutes ago
Bill Bailey
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Ben Bailey is funnier
----------------------------------------------------------------------
No he's not.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
I think he is

posted on 27/5/20

Comment deleted by Site Moderator

posted on 27/5/20

Sean Lock’s a good standup.

posted on 27/5/20

comment by Fourzah (U22366)
posted 36 seconds ago
comment by Geoff Tipps (U1449)
posted 19 seconds ago
comment by manusince52 (U9692)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Geoff Tipps (U1449)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by manusince52 (U9692)
posted 5 minutes ago
Bill Bailey
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Ben Bailey is funnier
----------------------------------------------------------------------
No he's not.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
I think he is
----------------------------------------------------------------------
is that y u said he was?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Yer

posted on 27/5/20

comment by Clockwork Red (U4892)
posted 5 seconds ago
I'd hate to do stand-up - it's a real art. I'm OK with wit, sarcasm, wordplay etc but stand-up is totally different. If your delivery is wrong - if you stumble over a word, even - the effect is lost. It's one of the things that Jimmy Carr is so good at - everything is just perfect and polished, as well as being very funny indeed.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Agree. I used to regularly go to a comedy club in London where every week they’d have an open mic night and some people were horrifically Unfunny, I respected their bravery but there really is a funny gene and if you don’t have it you don’t have it

posted on 27/5/20

I love the wit of Lee Mack. Possibly one of the funniest people on TV. So sharp.

posted on 27/5/20

comment by Joe The King Exotic (U10026)
posted 3 minutes ago
Sean Lock’s a good standup.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Good shout. Used to like it when he was on QI as well.

posted on 27/5/20

comment by Robb Cummings (U22311)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by Clockwork Red (U4892)
posted 5 seconds ago
I'd hate to do stand-up - it's a real art. I'm OK with wit, sarcasm, wordplay etc but stand-up is totally different. If your delivery is wrong - if you stumble over a word, even - the effect is lost. It's one of the things that Jimmy Carr is so good at - everything is just perfect and polished, as well as being very funny indeed.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Agree. I used to regularly go to a comedy club in London where every week they’d have an open mic night and some people were horrifically Unfunny, I respected their bravery but there really is a funny gene and if you don’t have it you don’t have it
----------------------------------------------------------------------

You can have it and still fail at stand-up. You have to have the voice, the look, the temperament, the delivery. Some very funny people have none of these.

posted on 27/5/20

I know he's got himself into a lot of trouble recently, but Louie CK's stand up specials are brilliant. Chappelle's recent Netflix shows are in a different planet to a lot of the other stuff out there at the moment. I liked Bill Burr's earlier stuff too, he's still funny, generally, though, you can spend a lot of time binging his appearances on Conan.

In the UK and Ireland, I've always been a fan of Tommy Tiernan, Gervais' foray into stand up produced a series of classic specials too, Animals, Politics, Fame and Science, I might watch Politics again tonight actually, it's been a while.

posted on 27/5/20

comment by Robb Cummings (U22311)
posted 4 minutes ago
I love the wit of Lee Mack. Possibly one of the funniest people on TV. So sharp.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Problem with Lee Mack is that he suffers from Paul Merton syndrome
He says something that gets a laugh and then spends the next five minutes milking it to death

posted on 27/5/20

The most recent Chappelle stand up is genuinely brilliant - I recommend it heartily

posted on 27/5/20

Never been a fan of Ricky Gervais as a stand up - his TV shows and podcasts are generally brilliant though.

Cant really give you 'GOATs' because there are just too many, but some of the ones I like at the moment:

Rhod Gilbert
Dara O'Brien
Jason Manford
John Bishop
Kevin Bridges
Paul Choudhry
Romesh
Trevor Noah
Loyiso Gola

I generally dont find American stand ups funny at all. Different type of humour I suppose.

posted on 27/5/20

comment by Clockwork Red (U4892)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by Joe The King Exotic (U10026)
posted 3 minutes ago
Sean Lock’s a good standup.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Good shout. Used to like it when he was on QI as well.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
I love his storytelling. They’re so bizarre but bloody hilarious.

posted on 27/5/20

Dylan Moran is a good for similar reasons.

posted on 27/5/20

comment by Joe The King Exotic (U10026)
posted 5 minutes ago
comment by Clockwork Red (U4892)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by Joe The King Exotic (U10026)
posted 3 minutes ago
Sean Lock’s a good standup.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Good shout. Used to like it when he was on QI as well.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
I love his storytelling. They’re so bizarre but bloody hilarious.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Bob Mortimer is great at that when he’s on “Would I lie to you” Greg Davies is good on that show too

Page 2 of 6

Sign in if you want to comment