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Lindsey 03-30-2008 08:33 PM

Who Is America's Worst Comedian?
 
(From Gawker)
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Sure, the first person you think of is Dane Cook. With his blend of vagina jokes, date-rapey fans, and factory-distressed jeans, guy's a total douche cocktail. But what about Carlos Mencia? How can a man tell a retard joke that doesn't make me laugh? To celebrate March Madness, radio jocks "Toucher & Rich" on Boston's WBCN are whittling down a list of 16 lames to see who will emerge as "The Unfunniest Comic."

Here are the current standings. Is Robin Williams really less entertaining than Jeff Foxworthy? And what the hell's Paula Poundstone doing in there? Is she still even working? (Oh, here's a bigger version.) I've never listened to "Toucher and Rich," but I thought this chart was awesome. So screw those dudes—what do you think?

In related news, Cook's old comedy pals seem to be turning on him. I heard about this contest on "Opie and Anthony" yesterday, where actually funny comedian Mike Birbiglia plugged an upcoming gig by saying, "I am the Dane Cook of comedy." Ha!
Who do you guys think? A couple of my votes:

Carlos Mencia AKA Ned Arnel Mencía
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...e06/Carlos.jpg

Larry the Cable Guy
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...06/Larry-1.jpg

Dane Cook (Only exception was his role in Waiting)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...abe06/dane.jpg

EVILxxx 03-30-2008 09:06 PM

Those guys are definitely pretty terrible.

My votes:

Kathy Griffin
http://www.stamfordcenterforthearts..../photo/747.jpg

Janeane Garofalo
http://www.austin360.com/shared-gen/...20Garafalo.jpg

Bill Maher:
http://www.rightwingnews.com/graphic...rhalloween.jpg

SweetEnLow 03-30-2008 09:12 PM

Carlos Mencia

Vong 03-30-2008 09:32 PM

Definately Dane Cook...the man is annoying as hell.

jackson13 03-30-2008 09:34 PM

Definitely Ned Holness (Mencia is not his name Lindsey, sorry to correct you.)

Derek237 03-30-2008 09:39 PM

http://thatotherpaper.com/files/frankcaliendo_02.jpg

Maybe not the worst ever but I kinda hate Frank Caliendo. Sure, he does some good impressions- he does a good Bush, Robert Deniro, an okay impression of the cast of Seinfeld, but what really pisses me off about the guy is his John Madden impression. Talk about milking something for all it's worth to the point of nauseum. And it's John Madden, for God's sake! It's not as if that's the most relevant person to goof on. His stint on Mad TV really annoyed me because they did the John Madden thing all the time. Now I think he has some permanent gig impersonating him on a sports show. I really just find that extremely pathetic. He's not so much a comedian or impressionist as he is a glorfied impersonator of a semi-well-known sports commentator.

brodeurnumber1 03-30-2008 09:41 PM

Bill Maher has no business being mentioned in a worst comedians thread. Ned Holness is of course the worst though.

Lindsey 03-30-2008 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by jackson13 (Post 2709178)
Definitely Ned Holness (Mencia is not his name Lindsey, sorry to correct you.)

Hmmm... Well Nathan, I looked him up and according to Wiki:

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Ned Arnel Mencía was born the seventeenth of eighteen children. At the time of his birth, his Mexican mother, Magdelena Mencía, was engaged in a domestic dispute with his Honduran father, Roberto Holness, and declined to give her son his biological father's last name.[1] The name appearing on his birth certificate is "Ned Arnel Mencía", although Mencia has said that out of respect for his biological father he went by the Holness name anyway, and was known as "Ned Holness" until he was eighteen years old.
He's a bastard none the less. :cool:

EVILxxx 03-30-2008 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by brodeurnumber1 (Post 2709179)
Bill Maher has no business being mentioned in a worst comedians thread. Ned Holness is of course the worst though.

He does if I don't like him. There are better choices and maybe I am being lazy but some of the top ones were mentioned immediately. I really hate that look he gives the crowd after delivering a punch line. It's like he has to inform the audience that a joke had just been told.

NathanRomano 03-30-2008 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Lindsey (Post 2709182)
Hmmm... Well Nathan, I looked him up and according to Wiki:



He's a bastard none the less. :cool:


That's wiki, Linds.


From IMdB

[QUOTE]Carlos Mencia was born on October 22nd 1967 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. His mother, Magdelena Mencia is from Mexico and his father, Roberto Holness.[QUOTE] He was givin to his Uncle who was Mencia. So he was BORN Holness

PR0J3KT M 03-30-2008 09:49 PM

mencia, cable douche, and cook.

Lindsey 03-30-2008 09:51 PM

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That's wiki, Linds.


From IMdB

Carlos Mencia was born on October 22nd 1967 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. His mother, Magdelena Mencia is from Mexico and his father, Roberto Holness. He was givin to his Uncle who was Mencia. So he was BORN Holness

Yeah, and thats IMDB. ;)

Haha, I love Wiki! But yeah, technically he was born Holness.

AndrewDB 03-30-2008 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Derek237 (Post 2709180)
http://thatotherpaper.com/files/frankcaliendo_02.jpg

Maybe not the worst ever but I kinda hate Frank Caliendo.

THANK YOU.

He and Larry the Cable Guy are my least favorite people in the world.

ElderPredator 03-30-2008 10:08 PM

TRACY FUCKING MORGAN! :mad:

pablo_super1! 03-30-2008 10:12 PM

I actually really like Dane Cook.

I don't think any of these comedians are funny.

http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.ya...l_engvall1.jpg
http://www.thegaymafia.net/OUTLAUGHF...o_margaret.jpg
http://www.paulapoundstone.com/image..._page/book.jpg

I aslo don't really Dislike like Carlos Mencia that much after seeing Joe Rogan Blast him for stealing jokes, but occasionally when seeing his stand up I laugh but not that much.

X-Nightcrawler 03-30-2008 10:39 PM

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/251/5...32f47bfcde.jpg

Is she not american or why hasn't anyone mentioned her?

xseanymacx 03-30-2008 10:47 PM

I fucking hate Mencia.

I like Dane Cook.

xseanymacx 03-30-2008 10:47 PM

Robin Williams should not be shat on as the "Scottish inventing golf" bits is one of the greatest things I have ever watched.

Buck Turgidson 03-30-2008 11:11 PM

This many replies and nobody has mentioned Pauley Shore or Andy Dick?

EVILxxx 03-31-2008 12:02 AM

I believe that I have intentionally avoided watching any of their acts.

SkyNet 03-31-2008 01:52 AM

you all are listing these mainstream comedians.. and for the most part, i personally find alot of them funny.. why has no one fucking said the worst "KNOWN" stand up comedian:

ANT

when he was the judge on Next Comedy Star or whatever that shit was called, i had to turn the shit off, if ANT is judging whats funny, then we have lost everything in terms of comedy!

He hosts Celebrity Fit Club, which i love, and every time he talks i want to punch him in the face!

i also find George Lopez to suck a crucial amount of nut sac... all he does is "hey, mexicans go like this "HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY HOLMES" and white ppl, man i dont get you all... but who do you get to cut your grass... "HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY HOLMES"

fucking unfunny bastard! Although it is hilarious that he beat the shit out of mencia for stealing his jokes, and i thought his show was decent, and he seems like a nice dude, just his stand up is fucking terrible!

Katt Williams is also terrible.. which is a shame, cuz i like him in the movies, and he was on Leno and he was funny as shit (as a guest) but his specials are just terrible!

Kevin Lockard 03-31-2008 02:52 AM

I was waiting for someone to mention Sarah Silverman. I don't get what people find so funny about her.

Worthystevens 03-31-2008 03:05 AM

The Dane Cook hate has gotten really fucking annoyiong.

Tweek 03-31-2008 03:38 AM

Dane Cook
Carlos Mencia
Two of the Blue Collar Comedy fellas (Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy) Engvall and White I don't consider the worst, but they definitely aren't my favorites

Juliet Bravo 03-31-2008 07:10 AM

I am amazed at how many comedians think rude/gross/mean = funny.

Juliet Bravo 03-31-2008 07:11 AM

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Originally Posted by X-Nightcrawler (Post 2709245)
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/251/5...32f47bfcde.jpg

Is she not american or why hasn't anyone mentioned her?

Ditto. Talk about cheap humour. If you can even call it that. She cusses and farts. Very low level of "comedy."

Juliet Bravo 03-31-2008 07:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Kevin Lockard (Post 2709416)
I was waiting for someone to mention Sarah Silverman. I don't get what people find so funny about her.

That's probably because you don't have the maturity level of a pre-schooler.;)

SweetEnLow 03-31-2008 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by SkyNet (Post 2709382)
you all are listing these mainstream comedians.. and for the most part, i personally find alot of them funny.. why has no one fucking said the worst "KNOWN" stand up comedian:

ANT

when he was the judge on Next Comedy Star or whatever that shit was called, i had to turn the shit off, if ANT is judging whats funny, then we have lost everything in terms of comedy!

He hosts Celebrity Fit Club, which i love, and every time he talks i want to punch him in the face!


I can't stand him.

bonoferox 03-31-2008 10:29 AM

1. Carlos Mencia
2. Bill Maher
3. Kathy Griffin
4. Demitri Martin
5. Blue Collar Comedy Quartet

FatSakHead 03-31-2008 11:57 AM

I'm shocked at the hate for Dane Cook and Bill Maher. I actually quite like these guys.

Carlos Mencia, Sarah Silverman, and the entire Blue Collar Comedy team however, need to get in a bus and drive off a cliff.

Lost in Space 03-31-2008 12:16 PM

Dane Cook can eat a "led salad"

xseanymacx 03-31-2008 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Juliet Bravo (Post 2709532)
I am amazed at how many comedians think rude/gross/mean = funny.

The reason I like Cook so much, and especially loved Harmful if Swallowed so much when I first heard it in high school, is I can relate to the humor. I'm 21 and everything Cook talks about I know about it.

The bit on Vicious Circle about how when you masturbate in front of a girl you're trying to impress, you're flexing, etc. but when you masturbate by yourself it's like "beat the fucking clock."

Or the bit about crying, or the girlfriend fight, etc. It's just such relatable humor to me it's outstanding.

Squid Vicious 03-31-2008 04:59 PM

Sarah Silverman
Dane Cook
Carlos Mencia
Jimmy Kimmel
Martin Lawrence

Raimo69 03-31-2008 05:08 PM

The two big joke theifs i can't stand Ned Holness and Dane Cook

TeeRay 03-31-2008 06:47 PM

The fact that Christopher Titus is on that list automatically makes that bracket worthless. Titus is awesome.

Comedians I don't enjoy:
Mitch Fatal
Jim Gaffigan (I'm sure a lot of people here like him. I'm not one of them.)
Ralphie May
David Cross (You're a liberal and your sarcastic. We get it.)
Nick Swardson (I like him in movies, but his stand-up is awful.)

darknite125 03-31-2008 08:08 PM

Carlos Mencia (saying mildly offensive stereotypes gets od after a while)
Dane Cooke (an annoying idiot in need of ritalin)
Larry the Cable Guy (an idiot redneck made all the worse by the other idiot rednecks who for some reason think he's funny)
Jeff Foxworhty (you might be a redneck if you tell the same stupid jokes for 20 years and expect it not to get old)

speedbeaver 03-31-2008 08:15 PM

Mencia
Dane Cook
George Lopez
Jeff Dunham
Bill Maher
Kathy Griffin
Katt Williams

all terrible, but I would argue that the worst of all is Lisa Lampanelli. Awful.

and I can't believe someone mentioned Demitri Martin. I think he's great. I also find Sarah Silverman pretty funny sometimes.

Worthystevens 03-31-2008 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Raimo69 (Post 2710026)
The two big joke theifs i can't stand Ned Holness and Dane Cook

Oh lord.

Scotch 03-31-2008 08:25 PM

Frank Caliendo and Carlos Mencia

Vong 03-31-2008 09:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Worthystevens (Post 2709432)
The Dane Cook hate has gotten really fucking annoyiong.

What makes him good in your book?
To me, he sounds like a retarded preacher always pointing to the screen in his routines. His jokes aren't funny and he's a terrible actor...


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