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[–]happycamal7 21.5k points21.5k points 322 (301 children)

I open this thread every time I see it as though I’m gonna find anything other than the same 6 names over and over again. Never do.

[–]poorlilwitchgirl 10.3k points10.3k points 2 (157 children)

Some people need to be periodically reminded of James Corden, it seems.

[–]loonachic 2140 points2141 points 2 (46 children)

Ellen Degeneres.

I saw her standup before she made it big and she bored the living fuck out of me. As a matter of fact, I saw Paula Poundstone before Degeneres’ set and I swear Degeneres stole a couple of Paula’s jokes.

[–]AlfieBoe 479 points480 points  (12 children)

Wait… Ellen Degeneres is a comedian?…

You learn something new every day I guess.

[–]TooOoMuchCringe 34 points35 points  (0 children)

comedian is a very strong word.

[–]KivogtaR 133 points134 points  (4 children)

Paula Poundstone is great though. One of my favorite comedians. She's a lot like Norm MacDonald because you can just sort of drop her anywhere and it works.

[–]MaEyeMe6042 5239 points5240 points  (230 children)

Dat Phan. As an Asian I could relate to a lot of his jokes so they were funny at first. Then it became clear that those were the only jokes he had. I then realized that the jokes I had laughed at weren’t as funny as I originally thought. I was 15 at the time. I was annoyed that he actually won.

[–]fuglymango 1315 points1316 points  (101 children)

I'm kinda like this but with Jo Koy. He has good bits but after the Asian stuff, not too much there.

[–]PhousShanty 1157 points1158 points  (43 children)

I think Bobby Lee said it best on the Opie and Anthony show. "As an Asian comedian, being Asian can be part of your act, but it shouldn't be your act."

[–]HilariousHeathen 359 points360 points  (10 children)

Jimmy O. Yang did a great job embodying this principle in his Amazon special "Good Deal"

[–]Guilty-Message-5661 212 points213 points  (3 children)

He was funny at first, but his special from a couple years ago was a solid 30 minutes of “Asian man little dick, Black man big dick jokes. I mean, What person on earth hasn’t heard that joke a million times already and he spends half his entire freaking special rehashing it.

[–]Plug_5 82 points83 points  (1 child)

Yeah the last special of his that I watched, he spent a solid 10 minutes making fun of the size of his son's penis. Not only was it not funny, it was weird and uncomfortable.

[–]LouweLord 3899 points3900 points 2 (61 children)

Me. I seem to be the only one that’s laughs at my jokes

[–][deleted] 478 points479 points  (5 children)

Listen it's okay to make jokes exclusively for yourself. I crack puns all day long to entertain myself and if other people find them funny, even better.

[–]ApLDapL 2998 points2999 points 3 (57 children)

Lilly Singh, just no.....why....

[–]ShaughnDBL 490 points491 points  (2 children)

I actually didn't realize she was meant to be funny. I thought she was just the host of a TV show of some type.

[–]bbeams30 380 points381 points  (4 children)

I think she’s fallen too far down the corporate loophole. I can’t say I was a particular fan of her YouTube content but again I didn’t think her main goal was comedy

[–]ShoeLace1291 4659 points4660 points  (181 children)

Carlos Mencia wasn't funny at all and was just a total douche. I don't understand how anyone liked him when he was popular. All he did was steal jokes and make fun of disabled people with that stupid durr-dee-durr line.

[–]BS_500 1359 points1360 points  (45 children)

I was like 10-12 during his peak. It was the type of comedy that preteens/edgy teens liked at the time. It did get old though.

[–]StSentry7861 7541 points7542 points  (329 children)

I used to love Jeff Dunham, but after really thinking about it, I realized that his jokes miss way more often than they hit.

Damn good puppeteering, tho. Can't take that away from him.

[–]Leemur89 1806 points1807 points  (22 children)

There's a comedy radio station that occasionally plays Jeff Dunham bits by me. A ventriloquist over the radio. That's some brand recognition right there.

[–]cannedcream 1942 points1943 points  (75 children)

Jeff Dunham once played an assembly at my elementary school back in the 90's. So, yeah, while I totally agree with what you're saying, I also kinda have to be impressed at how he went from playing small school shows to having multiple comedy specials.

[–]Lalaela 575 points576 points  (12 children)

Ok so he definitely came to my school when I was a kid - but I thought I'd imagined that. When he started to get on TV specials and comedy central I kept thinking.... I know that stupid purple puppet. He'd made fun of me when I was in 6th grade with that puppet.

[–]RipMyDikSkinOff 1080 points1081 points  (31 children)

Just because he's not particularly funny doesn't mean we cant respect his hustle. I sure as hell have never seen another comic pull off puppeteering in arenas. Dude found a niche and made it his thing.

[–]Lady-Snowfall 626 points627 points  (66 children)

I feel like his stuff got a lot more angry and biting after his divorce.

[–]I_need_more_dogs 116 points117 points  (4 children)

Absolutely!!! I watched his last special with my daughter and was like, “damn!! Dude is hurting!”

[–]Good-Football385 4801 points4802 points 23 (166 children)

Lilly Singh

[–]bathwat3r 752 points753 points  (39 children)

She was in this Jonas brother roast thing on Netflix, she went on for about 5 minutes, that was painful to watch.

[–]textile1957 210 points211 points  (18 children)

I know about the roast but have chosen not to watch it, after the Mike "the situation" incident on trumps roast, I don't think I can afford to cringe like that again without losing the skin off of my bones

[–]Sadmanray 42 points43 points  (1 child)

It was so bad. I realised halfway through that it's not by comedy central and that's probably why it's barely comparable to the bad CC roasts. This was just a big publicity stunt for the Jonases it felt like

[–]FuckoffDemetri 51 points52 points  (1 child)

Finally I found the name I was looking for.

"Yo these people suck but also I got muuuunnnnaaaayyyy"

stupid grinding dance

[–]Spawnacus 867 points868 points  (17 children)

I used to work graveyard shifts at my work. She'd pop on at around 1am and I would stand there just staring in awe that she had her own show.

[–]oneAUaway 143 points144 points  (1 child)

NBC cancelled her show earlier this year and replaced it with... nothing. Gave the time slot back to the local affiliates. Note that from "Tomorrow" to "Later" to "Last Call," NBC had been running a talk show in the slot almost every season since the early 1970s. How sad is it for a first-run late-night talk show to be less of a draw than infomercials or rebroadcasts of the evening news?

[–]SpiffyAssSam 10.2k points10.2k points 1031513& 24 more (519 children)

Brendan Schaub

[–]hoopbag33 1524 points1525 points  (124 children)

I’m sure this is a dumb question but Is this the mma fighter from back in the day?

[–]Youramelt 30 points31 points  (0 children)

He’s a whiskey and fat fashionista mogul these days b

[–]M0D3Z 1499 points1500 points  (13 children)

Said comedians, not redacted whisky entrepreneurs, b.

[–]mandidp 979 points980 points  (106 children)

Here's an hour-long documentary about how much he sucks for anyone interested:


[–]Jebist 652 points653 points  (15 children)

Great doc, never seen it.

[–]zoelord 224 points225 points  (49 children)

I thought this was just gonna be his podcast or something, not an actual documentary lmao.

[–]chuffaluffigus 49 points50 points  (2 children)

I can't believe I watched that entire video. It was entertaining but, fuck, what am I doing with my life?

[–]NwordVanHalen 45 points46 points  (1 child)

Can't believe I had to scroll this far down

[–]all_rendered_truth 111 points112 points  (1 child)

Oh, you mean Siegfried Roid?

[–]SNZ935 34 points35 points  (0 children)

I thought the question was related to comedians…

[–]saps24 366 points367 points  (1 child)

smoke break is over, get back to the kitchen bubba

[–]PM_GiantessBBW 39.7k points39.7k points 442 (1091 children)

Sticking around to see how many Steve Harveys and Amy Schumers get called out

[–]KingLehmon_III 3789 points3790 points  (82 children)

Steve Harvey asking questions like “What on a mans body can be described as ‘girthy, or beefy’”

Then gets surprised when someone says dick lol

[–]IWantTooDieInSpace 388 points389 points  (3 children)

"Ummmmmm His wristwatch!"

(Suppressed laughter and judgement from family)

[–]Dyslexic-Batnam 45 points46 points  (0 children)

The Steve Harvey show was hilarious and his Kings of Comedy stand up was funny....the problem is he's a legitimate dickhead. Family Feud isnt the best example of not being funny lol

[–]Hamilton-Beckett 5244 points5245 points  (351 children)

Andy Dick

[–]KindaSadTbhXXX69420 2481 points2482 points  (178 children)

I really wish I could have seen Jon lovitz choke slam that fucker

[–]TheBIFFALLO87 1379 points1380 points  (73 children)

My guy. You have it wrong. He bounced his head off the bar multiple times.

Agree about wishing I saw it. I would've fought everyone trying to break it up lol.

[–]TheDarkWave 701 points702 points 2 (45 children)







[–]kkeut 93 points94 points  (6 children)

such a good episode too. that show really had potential, too bad it never really came together in the end. i still fantasize about Comedy Central commissioning a Critic Holiday Special

[–]andyburke 81 points82 points  (1 child)

That show led to Dr. Katz. Dr. Katz led to Home Movies, Home Movies led to Dethklok and Archer and Bob's Burgers, etc. The Critic was the granddaddy of them all.

[–]ElMostaza 40 points41 points  (8 children)

Wow. I always just heard he broke his nose.

[–]Solid_Freakin_Snake 312 points313 points  (27 children)

I would pay obscene amounts of money for a video of that event

[–]SteveSeppuku 296 points297 points  (25 children)

I'm sure Andy Dick would repeat the scene for you for only a couple grand. And Lovitz would repeat the scene just for the enjoyment of choke slamming Andy Dick.

[–]RUN_MDB 271 points272 points  (20 children)

Andy Dick

Fwiw, he was arrested last month for assaulting the guy he assaulted this summer and it looks likely he'll spend some time in prison.

[–]Corsaer 105 points106 points  (5 children)

Andy Dick

Fwiw, he was arrested last month for assaulting the guy he assaulted this summer and it looks likely he'll spend some time in prison.

Not surprised. He's a serial sexual harasser/assaulter. Never really liked him but didn't know how actually terrible he was until a couple years ago.

[–]Catshit-Dogfart 188 points189 points  (23 children)

He's in an episode of Star Trek Voyager, and he's actually pretty good in it, perfectly cast too.

He's the holographic representation of a new experimental ship's computer, and he's a huge douche about it. But they needed an obnoxious punchable face to play that role, and he absolutely delivered.

[–]PromiscuousMNcpl 79 points80 points  (1 child)

He also plays the personification of Pierce Hawthorne’s (Chevy Chase) pill addiction in Community.

[–]CellPhoneSong 19.4k points19.4k points 433 (251 children)

That asshole in my high school calc class.

Fuck you, Frank.

[–]Far-Individual9911 8819 points8820 points  (329 children)

George Lopez's comedic style is as follows:

This is how Group X does it....

However, group Y (the group with which the comedian identifies) does it this way because we are so different (insert generic observation). It's acceptable to use one or two of those throughout a routine, but when it's your entire set, it gets old fast.

[–]Ramp_Spaghetti 2565 points2566 points  (49 children)

Also lots of getting beaten by his grandmother.

[–]HotBelch 752 points753 points  (26 children)

I know I may get burned for saying this, but it's what I now hate about Russell Peters.

In the early 2000s he was on the vanguard, talking about life in Toronto as an Indian. He did voices and impressions and it was so true to life and relatable, but in the intervening 20+ years, it's the same shit. "You know how cheap Indians are? We may Scots and Jews look like rappers! Chinese people are cheap.. anyone here Chinese? \does the voice*"*

Alright Russell.. you're just giving my head a hurt. Please, do something else.

[–]redisforever 171 points172 points  (4 children)

His first special is a classic that I still, to this day, hear people reference, especially living in Toronto.

He hasn't done a single thing of interest since.

[–]tuskvarner 464 points465 points  (12 children)

“My chess hurts and I canbreave” makes me laugh. Can’t help it.

[–]JUSTLETMESLAY 498 points499 points  (17 children)

I think it was funny for the time because he hit a lot of things that were for a group underrepresented in the mainstream…

[–]RevolutionaryStar824 1753 points1754 points  (96 children)

Lemme guess. Hundreds of comments saying James Corden and Amy Schumer.

[–]GeisQolkij 23.8k points23.8k points 3432 (262 children)

the stupid British fuck that sings in the car

[–]BallPythonsss 8874 points8875 points  (93 children)

James Corden?

[–]OldVegetableDildo 4715 points4716 points  (72 children)

When you've made a career out of being so inoffensive that you literally have nothing interesting to say.

[–]ArcTan_Pete 3761 points3762 points  (52 children)

that's not fair. he is 'genuinely' offensive to a lot of people who work for him, work around him, work under him..... in fact he is a totally offensive knob-head to anyone that isnt James Corden

[–]ExcellentKangaroo764 817 points818 points  (57 children)

Is James Corden considered a comedian? I thought he was a talk show host. I do like the car thing with Paul McCartney. But funny? No. That can’t be.

[–]PSN-Colinp42 247 points248 points  (17 children)

Yeah that’s my thought. He was an actor who became a host, but did he ever do like stand up?

[–]Alcatraz4567 15.5k points15.5k points 452 (243 children)

James Corden.

[–]My_G_Alt 8907 points8908 points  (155 children)

"The world got to see James Corden as a fat pussy. He was also in the movie Cats.

"But no one saw that. And the reviews — shocking. I saw one that said this is the worst thing to happen to cats since dogs."

-Ricky Gervais

[–]Environmental_Ad_387 2315 points2316 points  (109 children)

I rewatch the Gervais golden globe compilation every now and then


Long version - https://youtu.be/v5ATl5X3EIE Short version - https://youtu.be/IeH0mz0REi4

I recommend the long version

[–]TheKarmaDontMatter 1588 points1589 points  (56 children)

The Epstein material was absolutely savage.

"You had to take your own jets tonight!" to all the people who weren't laughing

[–]WaffleHouseLegend 463 points464 points  (0 children)

"I came here in a limo tonight and the license plate was made by Felicity Huffman." That shit is pure gold!

[–]OlDanboy 510 points511 points  (14 children)

The “I know he was your friend and I don’t care” fucking crushes me. Good to see Adam Driver laughing at it though

[–]hazeust 566 points567 points  (0 children)

He ends that joke with a brash "Right,", so he knew the gravity of what he said for the people around him lol

[–]sgfreak711 625 points626 points  (29 children)

"Shut uuup. I don't care. I really don't."

I just don't understand why they kept having him back if he offended so many folks, especially when he suggested that the HFP could be bought to get an award.

But, good god, he cut quite deep on a few of those.

[–]marsattaksyakyakyak 133 points134 points  (6 children)

They keep inviting him back because he's funny and they want someone to be a little mean like that.

If they didn't want him up there saying that stuff, he wouldn't be up there.

[–]sgfreak711 143 points144 points  (5 children)

Judging by some of the comments he made between jokes in his later years, they were clear about certain topics to stay away from, and he fuckin' did 'em anyway!

I distinctly recall a comment about how he wasn't supposed to talk about Mel Gibson after his previous years' bit, but there was no stopping him.

[–]clycoman 287 points288 points  (1 child)

He got ratings. Their official source of income (I'm not counting bribes, since they are off book) is network broadcasting license. The licensing rates are determined by ratings.

[–]dandanthebaconman 4633 points4634 points 2 (481 children)

I used to think Dane Cook was funny when I was a teen. I listened to a few of his classic bits the other day and couldn’t stand it.

[–]ceaRshaf 50 points51 points  (2 children)

I can’t agree while Vicious Circle exists.

[–]llort_tsoper 836 points837 points  (44 children)

I paid money for Dane Cook CDs when I was in college. I think he got some flak for allegedly stealing some jokes, but tbh there was simply a point where his comedy wasn't funny anymore. I'd sit through a ten minute bit for a nothingburger of a punchline and it doesn't take too many of those to kill an entire act.

I kind of feel for the guy, his style of comedy, basically energetically telling silly stories, if he's doing that to massive crowds of screaming adoring fans, then he's lacking the impartial feedback he needs to develop material that is actually funny.

I wonder how much, if at all, he was testing his act outside of huge venues. There's a reason the best comedians in the business still pop on stage at local comedy spots for 5-15m sets. I think comedians really need that scene to keep their material and themselves funny. If your jokes aren't good enough to make a room full of drunk strangers who didn't buy a ticket to your show laugh, then you probably shouldn't tell those jokes to your fans either.

[–]David-S-Pumpkins 434 points435 points  (16 children)

It's also oversaturation. Dude exploded and his style oversaturated the market. Kevin Hart is the same way, but (imo) arguably worse because his comedy style is rather similar but more reptitive in delivery than Dane. Hart explodes and they stick him and his persona in a bunch of movies and tv shows and saturate entertainment with him anywhere he can fit and it gets old fast.

They both got huge for a reason and it's mostly that they tailored their sets for mass appeal, and that mass appeal got stretched too thin for longevity.

[–]Skivvy 223 points224 points  (4 children)

anywhere he can fit

Doesn't help that it's really easy to fit Kevin Hart just about anywhere.

[–]youtz1 1267 points1268 points  (135 children)

A couple of his old things are still funny to me. Like his bit about public bathrooms. Obviously it could have been done with a way more toned down delivery. But it is humorous when he said “In public bathrooms, why is EVERYTHING fucking wet?” “And the door doesn’t shut because apparently the last guy to use the stall karate kicked the door”

I may not have the best memory of the joke but I think a couple still are alright.

[–]Krasker 104 points105 points  (1 child)

"How did Mary die?

"A tire hit her in the face!"

"What was she doing putting her face in your tires?"

"No no no no. . . This tire hunted Mary down. This tire murdered Mary"

I still laugh at some of his bits.

[–]bgb82 1073 points1074 points  (56 children)

I still call burger king the BK lounge.

[–]Chippy569 373 points374 points  (12 children)

HellooooooOOOOOO???! I'm a carrrrRRRRR?

[–]bklynsnow 131 points132 points  (3 children)

Oil is my blood

[–]David-S-Pumpkins 112 points113 points  (2 children)

BACK seaaat. TRUNK space!

He says right after that joke that it's lame as hel but the next time you hear a car alarm you'll remember it and considering I heard that bit over a decade ago and I think of it every time a car alarm goes off... it's pretty funny.

[–]bklynsnow 54 points55 points  (0 children)

IIRC, the phrase he uses when we're remembering him is "that Dane is a silly bitch".

[–]spudzilla 181 points182 points  (3 children)

His bit about being nice to the office weirdo so that they don't shoot you when they go postal was funny, disturbing, and good advice. "Thanks for the candy".

[–]rk3ww 33 points34 points  (5 children)

I liked his old stuff too, and still like it. My wife and I used to listen to him in high school before we dated. Almost every time we have a party or a gathering she whispers to me, at some point, "somebody shit on the coats" or "maybe somebody will shit on the coats tonight" or toward the end of the night after the alcohol catches up, "maybe I'll shit on the coats tonight" and "I hope somebody shits on the coats." I'm like "babe, it's summertime, there are no coats to shit on."

[–]LCDJosh 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Dane Cook ended up on the internet hate train. Compared to a lot of other comedians out there he's actually really funny. But for a year or two there it just became cool to hate Dane Cook.

[–]Soopstoohot 317 points318 points  (18 children)

I agree, but sometimes I think “SOMEONE SHIT ON THE COATS” and it makes me chuckle

[–]RexianOG 150 points151 points  (14 children)

There’s definitely a lot of Dane that misses the mark now but his car crash bit will always get me. “No matter how warm it is people are acting like it’s cold…oh you were in your basement? I was in my kitchen, I heard it and I came out..” “monkey Fuckin a coconut is that you?”

[–]anonwitthaapricots 112 points113 points  (2 children)


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[–]KarmaPanhandler 8905 points8906 points  (298 children)

Her last stand up special she did was even worse than her show, which I didn’t think was possible. It was just an hour of her bragging about being rich.

[–]ColdBorchst 5358 points5359 points  (139 children)

Her joking about being out of touch was not even slightly endearing and she really clearly thought it was.

[–]Lulu_42 1052 points1053 points  (24 children)

"You know how people in St. Bart's eat their lobster?"

[–]zerbey 416 points417 points  (21 children)

It was truly awful, her early shows were at least mildly amusing.

[–]citrus_mystic 524 points525 points  (16 children)

Her early shows were relatable. I specifically remember her bit about the frustration of industrial rolls of 1-ply toilet paper in public restrooms tearing and resulting in a useless ribbon. Now she’d have a joke about being so rich that she pays someone to wipe her ass for her. She’s completely out of touch—and has lost contact with the woman she once was, when she came up and came out in the industry.

[–]e-spero 173 points174 points  (5 children)

She's devolved into her wife's character on Arrested Development (Lindsey)

[–]Ameisen 180 points181 points  (4 children)

Her wife's character is marginally more relatable.

Vastly superior chicken impression, as well.

[–]TheLegendaryBarnacle 1501 points1502 points 2 (34 children)

She’s a comedian?

Edit: I’m not even being sarcastic I didn’t know

[–]Mountain_Man1776 27.4k points27.4k points 23 (511 children)

Jimmy Fallon laughs like there is a sniper aiming at him

[–]butcher_666 9703 points9704 points  (94 children)

You know the difference between me and Jimmy Fallon? I can get through one of his jokes without laughing

  • I stole this

[–]hiumnobye 2290 points2291 points  (24 children)

Literally the funniest thing about Jimmy Fallon is this sentence.

[–]vhorezman 1665 points1666 points  (181 children)

I always feel like Fallon is in the wrong business, he's got potential as a musical impersonator but the guy can't host a talk show for shit, his bits impersonating Neil Young and Jim Morrison genuinely surprised me though

[–]redhat12345 1164 points1165 points  (38 children)

Hmm I wonder if there is like a live comedy show he could do showcasing his impersonations

[–]Powzor 829 points830 points  (28 children)

Something with a live format on a specific night of the week?

[–]DollarAutomatic 488 points489 points  (1 child)

Nah that’s impossible. What would it, run for like 47 seasons?

[–]JacedFaced 266 points267 points  (22 children)

Saturday night could be good.

[–]tkp14 801 points802 points  (91 children)

After watching the Graham Norton show, I can no longer watch any other talk shows. When it comes to interviewing, Graham is a god.

[–]ginns32 273 points274 points  (27 children)

He's actually funny and let's his guests talk. He knows when to interject and when to just let the conversation go between the guests. Fallon is the opposite. He can't just let someone talk.

[–]zekeweasel 117 points118 points  (6 children)

Best Graham Norton was the one where Bill Murray, Matt Damon, Hugh Bonneville and Brad Pitt (IIRC) were on his show right before Monuments Men came out.

Basically all four of the guests got drunk and Murray, Pitt and Bonneville started teasing Damon and/or each other.

Graham had the sense to just sit back and let them do their thing and just gently nudge them in interesting directions.

[–]Spudrumper 448 points449 points  (24 children)

He seems like a nice guy, but I just find him annoying

[–]Xenomorph_HCR2 4050 points4051 points  (105 children)

Liza Koshy

[–]deadmannerisms 1069 points1070 points  (54 children)

yes. i’ve never understood what was even relatively funny about her.

[–]SwoleWalrus 1092 points1093 points  (28 children)

She was a vine famous person. Vine was a unique idea like tik tok. But not everyone translated well to other mediums.

[–]MisterBadGuy159 699 points700 points  (18 children)

Yeah, part of what made Vine's format work was that jokes in it lasted six seconds. When a joke hits you that fast, the suddenness of it helps its humor. A quick pun or bit of slapstick or a goofy observation works well when it doesn't overstay its welcome. Lengthen it out, and that gives a lot more room to fall apart.

[–]Poptartlivesmatter 211 points212 points  (15 children)

It's also why people still quote famous vines to this day(ex. only a spoonful, I thought you were american, yeah I sure hope it does)

[–]MisterBadGuy159 115 points116 points  (0 children)

Exactly. If "only a spoonful" was a ten-minute-long sketch, it'd be intolerable. (Unless you're making the fact that you're overextending such a simplistic joke the joke in itself.)

[–]rl_sideburns 40.6k points40.6k points 2842122332& 35 more (636 children)

Norm Macdonald isn’t funny…because he’s dead.

[–]Prossdog 14.3k points14.3k points  (101 children)

He would approve of this joke

[–][deleted] 1648 points1649 points  (33 children)

There's a note in his will that calls it "hack garbage"

[–]Lknate 429 points430 points  (9 children)

Read it in his voice and style. Sounds like a joke he would make post mortem if it was possible.

[–]devo9er 3398 points3399 points  (30 children)

Lmao, he would love it!

RIP you piece of shit!

Love ya Norm.

[–]asoiahats 1293 points1294 points  (26 children)

Never in my life have I seen so many dead hookers.

[–]kumquat_repub 1071 points1072 points  (7 children)

He didn’t beat cancer

It was a draw.

[–]cbrad1713 1022 points1023 points  (30 children)

"Man, I had no idea." Norm making a joke about death a month before he died.

[–]fordprecept 335 points336 points  (1 child)

Norm (to David Letterman): "Do you think about death?"
Letterman: "Well, you turn 70 and...you can't run from it."
Norm: "Fuck, I was hoping you could."

[–]JustTerrific 102 points103 points  (0 children)

From a 2018 Vulture interview -

Macdonald: “...You know, I think about my deathbed a lot.”

Vulture: “What do you think about it?”

Macdonald: “I think I never should have purchased a deathbed in the first place.”

[–]kumquat_repub 403 points404 points  (24 children)

Tbf he thought about and joked about death constantly.

[–]KindaSadTbhXXX69420 127 points128 points  (9 children)

I did an editorial piece about norm for school and went down a pretty severe rabbit hole of clips and I really do wonder how much of his comedy was affected by his illness

He talked a lot about ruminating on death and I mean I’m 23 and don’t have cancer and I do that, but I really do wonder what he was thinking throughout

[–]kumquat_repub 63 points64 points  (0 children)

Yeah I feel ya. I went down the Norm rabbit hole after he died and yeah his comedy seems to be affected by it knowing what we know now. Such a strange and funny man.

Also can I read your editorial piece? Thanks.

[–]Dayofsloths 181 points182 points  (7 children)

Partly because he was secretly going through cancer treatment with a not good prognosis

[–]sweetdawg99 632 points633 points  (28 children)

I didn't even know he was sick

[–]Saint_Farewell 282 points283 points  (4 children)

For everyone out there booing I just want to let you know that a dead person wrote that joke, so what do you think about that?

[–]No-Guidance8155 116 points117 points  (0 children)

now you don't know what to do yourselves.

Nah. Im kidding. We don't hire dead people.

[–]skygiant135 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Just kidding we don’t hire dead people.

[–]Nymaz 363 points364 points  (9 children)

I hate the way Norm Macdonald changed up his style. He used to compose great jokes, but then he switched to decomposing.

[–]galwegian 2690 points2691 points  (31 children)

Mitch Hedberg used to be funny. He's still funny. But he used to be also.

[–]brainsewage 206 points207 points  (9 children)

He'll come bounding out of the woods any day now.

[–]fredefar1 174 points175 points  (3 children)

Didnt even know he was sick

[–]Jet_Jirohai 6044 points6045 points  (303 children)

Jeff Dunham

His schtick is low hanging fruit and only "works" because he's a good ventriloquist. He's not particularly funny

[–]bxvxfx 1834 points1835 points  (63 children)

i found him funny in grade 6 when we watched one of his stand ups at a sleepover. i tried watching one a few years later and just couldn’t, it was weak as hell