Best male comedian ever

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There is a posting on the forum Ricky who??? It seems we can go one better if we can state which male comedian we think is, or was the best ever, not for crudity but for good old fashioned humour. Personally I liked Les Dawson, what about you?. Lincoln .7 :diablo:
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Billy Connelly is the King for me :D

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Les Dawson never raised even a smile - Billy Connelly WAS very funny indeed. but palled. Are we talking strand-up monologues or comedy performances? If the only former then Frankie Howerd and Tommy Cooper certainly, and Jaspar Carrott and Bob Monkhouse later on.
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Les Dawson never raised even a smile - Billy Connelly WAS very funny indeed. but palled. Are we talking strand-up monologues or comedy performances? If the only former then Frankie Howerd and Tommy Cooper certainly, and Jaspar Carrott and Bob Monkhouse later on.
Never found them funny at all. But Carrott is very very funny still , remember watching his first TV special and he had me rolling on the floor crying with laughter.
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Mr Manning for me.

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Yes - I forgot Manning and Spike goes without saying, of course, but I don't categorise him as a stand-up, if that's what we are discussing.......
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Yes - I forgot Manning and Spike goes without saying, of course, but I don't categorise him as a stand-up, if that's what we are discussing.......
Hi Peter. ANY male comedian, stand up, sit down, dangling by his goolies from a sky hook, it's the ones WE like and who make us laugh.:D like that !! Lincoln. 7 :diablo:
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Another favorite of mine is Freddie Starr.
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Billy Connelly is the King for me :D
Yep. Good old Billy, not just a comedian, but damned good presenter, as in his tour of the world.But being 50% a Scot myself, I am bound to be a bit biased;) Lincoln .7
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........the best ever, not for crudity but for good old fashioned humour.
How about: Eric Sykes / Eric Morcambe / Norman Wisdom / Peter Kay To name but a few. However, for all round shear entertainment value, nobody can come anywhere close to the late, great Tommy Cooper.

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Hi Peter. ANY male comedian, stand up, sit down, dangling by his goolies from a sky hook, it's the ones WE like and who make us laugh.:D like that !! Lincoln. 7 :diablo:
In which case it gets really difficult - I don't think I can single any out - my list is long starting with Max Miller and Arthur Askey and ending with John Shuttleworth, aka Graham Fellowes, and Peter Kaye with dozens on the way....:D
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In which case it gets really difficult - I don't think I can single any out - my list is long starting with Max Miller and Arthur Askey and ending with John Shuttleworth, aka Graham Fellowes, and Peter Kaye with dozens on the way....:D
Hi Peter. I think your a comedian, most of the folks on the forum wouldn't have even heard of the likes of Max Miller, only the likes of you and I. ;):D Lincoln .7
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lots of terrific british commedians already to wich i add mike harding , richard digence ( his commedy songs were superb ) although i am not a fan of american humour pryor and wilder have to be the funniest film male pairing sir norman never fails to raise a smile but no1 spot has to be gordon brown !!

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Don't you believe it- there are a few on here even older than us!!!:diablo:And, of course, Sykes, Wisdom, Morecambe and Wise, Ronnies Barker and Corbett, Sellers.....it really is impossible to name a favourite of all. How about Al Read and Chic Murray? And Hancock?....................
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lots of terrific british commedians already to wich i add mike harding , richard digence ( his commedy songs were superb ) although i am not a fan of american humour pryor and wilder have to be the funniest film male pairing sir norman never fails to raise a smile but no1 spot has to be gordon brown !!
Gordon BROWN !!! how dare you mention that mans name, this is a family forum!! as a punishment, you can go to RAF Waddington for a week and sweep the runways:diablo: Lincoln .7
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Don't you believe it- there are a few on here even older than us!!!:diablo:And, of course, Sykes, Wisdom, Morecambe and Wise, Ronnies Barker and Corbett, Sellers.....it really is impossible to name a favourite of all. How about Al Read and Chic Murray? And Hancock?....................
AHHH, good old Tony Hancock, I just loved the one where he was going to give blood.:D Lincoln.7
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AHHH, good old Tony Hancock, I just loved the one where he was going to give blood.:D Lincoln.7
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I may well have known YOU would come up with him James.:rolleyes: Lincoln .7 :diablo:
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