History Main / RecordedAndStandUpComedy

22nd May '17 3:54:13 PM Mullon
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Creator/GilbertGottfried: Screechy- voiced, obnoxious comedian and occasional kids' show voice actor (he's Iago in the ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' movies, was the first voice of Dr. Bender on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', and the voice of the child-hating Tickle-Me-Psycho doll on ''WesternAnimation/{{Robotomy}}'', among other roles). Like Creator/EddieMurphy, Gottfried was also an ''SNL'' cast member during its troubled sixth season, worth nothing because Gottfried back then didn't squint, had a full head of black hair, and '''''actually had [[NoIndoorVoice an indoor voice]]'''''.

to:

* Creator/GilbertGottfried: Screechy- voiced, obnoxious comedian and occasional kids' show voice actor (he's Iago in the ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' movies, was the first voice of Dr. Bender on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', and the voice of the child-hating Tickle-Me-Psycho doll on ''WesternAnimation/{{Robotomy}}'', among other roles).roles) known for thinking the concept of TooSoon is for other people, no matter how badly it affects his career. A staple of Friars' Club Roasts and for popularizing TheAristocrats. Like Creator/EddieMurphy, Gottfried was also an ''SNL'' cast member during its troubled sixth season, worth nothing because Gottfried back then didn't squint, had a full head of black hair, and '''''actually had [[NoIndoorVoice an indoor voice]]'''''.
30th Apr '17 11:13:35 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Creator/RichardJeni: Appeared more than any other comedian on Series/TheTonightShow other than its hosts.

to:

* Creator/RichardJeni: Appeared more than any other comedian on Series/TheTonightShow ''Series/TheTonightShow'' other than its hosts.



* Creator/DonRickles: (a.k.a. Mr. Warmth, The Merchant of Venom, The Czar of the Zinger); Don Rickles is one of the 20th Century's most famous funny men and one of the great masters of insult comedy. Unlike many insult comics who only find short-lived success, Rickles has enjoyed a sustained career in insult performance. For more than 55 years he has appeared in top showrooms in Atlantic City, Reno Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas. He was a frequent guest of ''TheTonightShow'' starring Johnny Carson; Johnny was the one who made famous Rickles' entrance theme, La Virgen de la Macarena which is played to this day whenever Rickles comes out. He has won two Emmys for a documentary about his life and career as a stand up comedian, "Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project". Was/is good friends with the late Music/FrankSinatra, the late Music/DeanMartin, and Bob Newhart. For the younger generation he is more famous as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' films.

to:

* Creator/DonRickles: (a.k.a. Mr. Warmth, The Merchant of Venom, The Czar of the Zinger); Don Rickles is one of the 20th Century's most famous funny men and one of the great masters of insult comedy. Unlike many insult comics who only find short-lived success, Rickles has enjoyed a sustained career in insult performance. For more than 55 years he has appeared in top showrooms in Atlantic City, Reno Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas. He was a frequent guest of ''TheTonightShow'' ''Series/TheTonightShow'' starring Johnny Carson; Johnny was the one who made famous Rickles' entrance theme, La Virgen de la Macarena which is played to this day whenever Rickles comes out. He has won two Emmys for a documentary about his life and career as a stand up comedian, "Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project". Was/is good friends with the late Music/FrankSinatra, the late Music/DeanMartin, and Bob Newhart. For the younger generation he is more famous as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' films.
28th Apr '17 8:15:24 AM CosmicFerret
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Creator/DrewCarey: Started out in stand-up comedy and well-known for his off-color jokes. Otherwise best-known for hosting the US version of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' and ''Series/ThePriceIsRight''
20th Mar '17 9:15:38 PM JamesAustin
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Creator/JayLeno: Succeeded Johnny Carson as host of ''Series/TheTonightShow'.
20th Mar '17 9:14:59 PM JamesAustin
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Creator/JayLeno: Succeeded Johnny Carson as host of ''Series/TheTonightShow'.
10th Feb '17 11:35:02 PM JohnnyLurg
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Redd Foxx: Well-known for playing GrumpyOldMan Fred Sanford on ''Series/SanfordAndSon''.

to:

* Redd Foxx: Well-known for playing GrumpyOldMan Fred Sanford on ''Series/SanfordAndSon''.''Series/SanfordAndSon'', his infamously raunchy "party records" were a huge influence on RichardPryor and many others.
6th Feb '17 10:55:38 AM nirao01
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Creator/LucilleBall


Added DiffLines:

* Creator/JimCarrey


Added DiffLines:

* Wrestling/MickFoley


Added DiffLines:

* Creator/WhoopiGoldberg


Added DiffLines:

* Creator/JohnLeguizamo


Added DiffLines:

* Creator/MelissaMcCarthy
* Creator/JoelMcHale


Added DiffLines:

* Creator/SethMeyers


Added DiffLines:

* Creator/MikeMyers


Added DiffLines:

* Creator/ConanOBrien


Added DiffLines:

* Creator/NickOfferman


Added DiffLines:

* Creator/AubreyPlaza


Added DiffLines:

* Creator/MaryLynnRajskub


Added DiffLines:

* Creator/AlanThicke


Added DiffLines:

* Wrestling/DolphZiggler: Occasionally does live comedy and even writes sketches for both himself and other comedians.
24th Jan '17 11:40:14 AM Shishkahuben
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Carlos Mencia

to:

* [[Series/MindOfMencia Carlos MenciaMencia:]] A comedian popular during the mid-to-late [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000's,]] whose style of comedy tended towards insulting anecdotes, both at himself and the people he interacts with.
15th Jan '17 5:20:17 AM Doug86
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* JimNorton: A comic who specializes in BlackComedy. He is best known as the [[SixthRanger third mic]] on the OpieAndAnthony radio show.

to:

* JimNorton: A comic who specializes in BlackComedy. He is best known as the [[SixthRanger third mic]] on the OpieAndAnthony Radio/OpieAndAnthony radio show.
11th Jan '17 8:09:25 AM CumbersomeTercel
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Creator/AdamCarolla: Famous co-host of TheManShow and TheAdamCarollaShow podcast. His ability to do off-the-cuff improvisation is among some of the best in the business, and his brand of observational humor (mostly complaining) has earned him the most downloaded podcast in the world.

to:

* Creator/AdamCarolla: Famous co-host of TheManShow ''Series/TheManShow'' and TheAdamCarollaShow ''TheAdamCarollaShow'' podcast. His ability to do off-the-cuff improvisation is among some of the best in the business, and his brand of observational humor (mostly complaining) has earned him the most downloaded podcast in the world.



* DickGregory: Legendary African-American comedian who later became a social activist.

to:

* DickGregory: Creator/DickGregory: Legendary African-American comedian who later became a social activist.



* Russell Howard: British comedian who has a generally optimistic view, and especially loves nostalgic stories about childhood and his crazy family.

to:

* Russell Howard: British comedian who has a generally optimistic view, and especially loves nostalgic stories about childhood and his crazy family. Appeared on ''Series/MockTheWeek'' and hosted ''Series/RussellHowardsGoodNews''.



* RobinInce: British comedian known for his highly cerebral style of comedy; his routines revolving either around the wonders of science or the horrors of bad books.

to:

* RobinInce: Creator/RobinInce: British comedian known for his highly cerebral style of comedy; his routines revolving either around the wonders of science or the horrors of bad books.



* Creator/AndyKaufman: He found comedy clubs the most receptive venues for acts which were closer to experimental theater than conventional stand-up. His ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouse'' routine was one of the highlights of the very first ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' broadcast, and he was a frequent guest performer there and on the ''SNL'' {{Expy}} ''Series/{{Fridays}}'', where he refused to do a sketch about restaurant patrons smoking weed and got into a fight with Michael Richards (the movie ''Film/ManOnTheMoon'' depicts this with Creator/JimCarrey as Andy Kaufman, [[Creator/NormMacDonald Norm [=MacDonald=]]] as Michael Richards, and [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch Caroline Rhea]] as Melanie Chartoff). A LoveItOrHateIt performer [save for his success as Latka - an adaptation of one of his stage characters - on ''Series/{{Taxi}}''], but highly influential in his love of experimentation.

to:

* Creator/AndyKaufman: He found comedy clubs the most receptive venues for acts which were closer to experimental theater than conventional stand-up. His ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouse'' routine was one of the highlights of the very first ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' broadcast, and he was a frequent guest performer there and on the ''SNL'' {{Expy}} ''Series/{{Fridays}}'', where he refused to do a sketch about restaurant patrons smoking weed and got into a fight with Michael Richards (the movie ''Film/ManOnTheMoon'' depicts this with Creator/JimCarrey as Andy Kaufman, [[Creator/NormMacDonald Norm [=MacDonald=]]] Creator/NormMacDonald as Michael Richards, and [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch Caroline Rhea]] as Melanie Chartoff). A LoveItOrHateIt performer [save for his success as Latka - an adaptation of one of his stage characters - on ''Series/{{Taxi}}''], but highly influential in his love of experimentation.



* Creator/SteveMartin: The king of goofiness. He merged his stand up routine with other performance art including musical numbers, skits and props. Known for his perpetually white hair since the 70's. Was once ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s most frequent guest host -- to the point that many people mistook him for one of the "Not Ready for Primetime" regulars -- and tied with Alec Baldwin until Baldwin broke his own record by hosting the first episode of season 37 [[note]] Despite this, Steve Martin has made the most overall appearances on the show -- 15 episodes he hosted + 11 cameo appearances; compare to Alec Baldwin, who hosted 16 times and made eight cameo appearances[[/note]]. Has had a successful string of film roles, often playing TheEveryman.
* Jackie Mason: Jewish comedian. Is the voice of Krusty the Clown's rabbi father on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (as seen on such episodes as "Like Father, Like Clown," "Today, I Am a Clown," and "Once Upon a Time in Springfield," among others)

to:

* Creator/SteveMartin: The king of goofiness. He merged his stand up routine with other performance art including musical numbers, skits and props. Known for his perpetually white hair since the 70's. Was once ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s most frequent guest host -- to the point that many people mistook him for one of the "Not Ready for Primetime" regulars -- and tied with Alec Baldwin Creator/AlecBaldwin until Baldwin broke his own record by hosting the first episode of season 37 [[note]] Despite this, Steve Martin has made the most overall appearances on the show -- 15 episodes he hosted + 11 cameo appearances; compare to Alec Baldwin, who hosted 16 times and made eight cameo appearances[[/note]]. Has had a successful string of film roles, often playing TheEveryman.
* Jackie Mason: Jewish comedian. Is the voice of Krusty the Clown's rabbi father on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (as seen on such episodes as "Like "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E6LikeFatherLikeClown Like Father, Like Clown," "Today, Clown]]", "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E6TodayIAmAClown Today I Am a Clown," Clown]]", and "Once "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS21E10OnceUponATimeInSpringfield Once Upon a Time in Springfield," Springfield]]", among others)



* Creator/JoanRivers: American standup comedienne and talk show host. She often said outrageous things, but she was a pioneer for women in comedy. Without her contribution, there would be no Roseanne Barr, no Tina Fey, and so on.

to:

* Creator/JoanRivers: American standup comedienne and talk show host. She often said outrageous things, but she was a pioneer for women in comedy. Without her contribution, there would be no Roseanne Barr, Creator/RoseanneBarr, no Tina Fey, Creator/TinaFey, and so on.



* JerrySadowitz: Scots-Jewish comedian known for the utterly shocking and depraved nature of his material based on a view of total misanthropy (he hates everyone regardless of race, religion or sex) and his incredible skills as a magician. A very prescient routine about Jimmy Saville is currently circulating the internet.

to:

* JerrySadowitz: Creator/JerrySadowitz: Scots-Jewish comedian known for the utterly shocking and depraved nature of his material based on a view of total misanthropy (he hates everyone regardless of race, religion or sex) and his incredible skills as a magician. A very prescient routine about Jimmy Saville Creator/JimmySaville is currently circulating the internet.



* Amy Schumer: Popular comedian known for her liberal, feminist views. A long-time cult icon thanks to her show ''Series/InsideAmySchumer'' she became a mainstream phenomenon after her near-universally praised stint in hosting the 2015 MTV Movie Awards and her sleeper hit film ''Film/{{Trainwreck}}'' ([[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity which gave her tons of publicity in a very bittersweet way]] as there was a shooting at the movie's premiere in a Louisiana movie theater. Since then, she's been a prominent voice for gun control -- it helps that she is related to well-known Democratic Senator and gun control advocate Chuck Schumer).

to:

* Amy Schumer: Creator/AmySchumer: Popular comedian known for her liberal, feminist views. A long-time cult icon thanks to her show ''Series/InsideAmySchumer'' she became a mainstream phenomenon after her near-universally praised stint in hosting the 2015 MTV Movie Awards and her sleeper hit film ''Film/{{Trainwreck}}'' ([[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity which gave her tons of publicity in a very bittersweet way]] as there was a shooting at the movie's premiere in a Louisiana movie theater. Since then, she's been a prominent voice for gun control -- it helps that she is related to well-known Democratic Senator and gun control advocate Chuck Schumer).



* Creator/SarahSilverman: Imagine ReddFoxx was reincarnated as a Jewish princess, and you've got the idea of what her humor is like. Was a writer and cast member on ''Saturday Night Live'' for its 19th (1993-1994 season), but wasn't [[ScrewedByTheNetwork given a lot of screentime, had all of her sketches banished to dress rehearsal, and ended up getting fired via fax]]. Has done voicework on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (as a fourth grade girl named Nikki who has a crush on Bart, but can't decide whether to kiss him or beat him up),''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' (as one half of the Pesto brothers. Her sister, Laura, plays the other half), and the movie ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' (in one of the few things she's done that doesn't require her to be vulgar and politically incorrect). Besides her sister, Laura, Sarah also has another sister named Jodyne (who's a screenwriter) and another sister named Susan, who lives in Israel and is a rabbi.

to:

* Creator/SarahSilverman: Imagine ReddFoxx was reincarnated as a Jewish princess, and you've got the idea of what her humor is like. Was a writer and cast member on ''Saturday Night Live'' for its 19th (1993-1994 season), but wasn't [[ScrewedByTheNetwork given a lot of screentime, had all of her sketches banished to dress rehearsal, and ended up getting fired via fax]]. Has done voicework on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (as a fourth grade girl named Nikki who has a crush on Bart, but can't decide whether to kiss him or beat him up),''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' up), ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' (as one half of the Pesto brothers. Her sister, Laura, plays the other half), and the movie ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' (in one of the few things she's done that doesn't require her to be vulgar and politically incorrect). Besides her sister, Laura, Sarah also has another sister named Jodyne (who's a screenwriter) and another sister named Susan, who lives in Israel and is a rabbi.



* VaudevilleHook




to:

* VaudevilleHook
This list shows the last 10 events of 350. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.RecordedAndStandUpComedy