History Main / RecordedAndStandUpComedy

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

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* 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
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* 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.

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* 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.

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* 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.

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* 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.

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* 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.

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* 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)

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* 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.

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* 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.

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* 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).

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* 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.

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* 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.



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15th Dec '16 9:32:43 PM Doug86
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* 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}} ''{{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.

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* 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}} ''{{Fridays}}'', ''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.
3rd Nov '16 9:17:40 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/PaulaPoundstone: An observational comedienne and regular panelist on ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'', Poundstone has a particular knack for identifying and [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] the comedy we often overlook in everyday life. Was the original voice of Brendon's mom on ''HomeMovies'' during its short run on UPN.

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* Creator/PaulaPoundstone: An observational comedienne and regular panelist on ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'', Poundstone has a particular knack for identifying and [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] the comedy we often overlook in everyday life. Was the original voice of Brendon's mom on ''HomeMovies'' ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'' during its short run on UPN.
18th Sep '16 7:40:56 PM LaptopGuy
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* 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).



* TheSklarBrothers (Randy and Jason): [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Twin brothers who do stand-up comedy together]]. Also known for their various skit-works on Creator/{{ESPN}}, playing twin {{Dumbass DJ}}s on ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', and voicing conjoined twin brothers, Biff and Chip, on ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs''.

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* TheSklarBrothers (Randy and Jason): [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Twin brothers who do stand-up comedy together]]. Also known for their various skit-works on Creator/{{ESPN}}, playing twin {{Dumbass DJ}}s on ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', and voicing conjoined twin brothers, Biff and Chip, on ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs''. Kids may know them best for their recurring role on Disney's sitcom ''Series/MightyMed''.
4th Sep '16 11:21:05 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/BobSaget: He worked "blue" prior to and after his work on the family-friendly DomCom ''Series/FullHouse'' and ''AmericasFunniestHomeVideos''. Nowadays his work is angled towards shocking people by being far removed from the squeaky clean Danny Tanner. Is also the uncredited narrator for ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.

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* Creator/BobSaget: He worked "blue" prior to and after his work on the family-friendly DomCom ''Series/FullHouse'' and ''AmericasFunniestHomeVideos''.''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos''. Nowadays his work is angled towards shocking people by being far removed from the squeaky clean Danny Tanner. Is also the uncredited narrator for ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.
29th Aug '16 9:48:36 AM dsneybuf
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* Creator/BillCosby: His family-friendly tales of childhood and parenthood became the basis for several [=TV=] shows, including the animated ''WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids'' and the biggest sitcom of TheEighties, ''Series/TheCosbyShow''. While he had other shows and films to his credit prior to these [such as ''Series/ISpy''], it's his '80s work, including copious commercial endorsements, that looks to be his biggest legacy beyond his original stand-up. Was also on the 1970s educational show ''Series/TheElectricCompany'' along with a then-unknown Creator/MorganFreeman (though he didn't stay on the show as long as Freeman did, and unlike Freeman, Cosby doesn't regret being on the show).

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* Creator/BillCosby: His family-friendly tales of childhood and parenthood became the basis for several [=TV=] shows, including the animated ''WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids'' and the biggest sitcom of TheEighties, ''Series/TheCosbyShow''. While he had other shows and films to his credit prior to these [such as ''Series/ISpy''], it's his '80s work, including copious commercial endorsements, that looks to be his biggest legacy beyond his original stand-up. Was also on the 1970s educational show ''Series/TheElectricCompany'' ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'' along with a then-unknown Creator/MorganFreeman (though he didn't stay on the show as long as Freeman did, and unlike Freeman, Cosby doesn't regret being on the show).
25th Jul '16 7:34:40 AM Prfnoff
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* Creator/ArtieLange: A {{Joisey}} blue-collar comedian most famous for his time on TheHowardSternShow.

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* Creator/ArtieLange: A {{Joisey}} blue-collar comedian most famous for his time on TheHowardSternShow.Radio/TheHowardSternShow.
27th Apr '16 5:11:24 PM wuggles
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* Creator/KevinHart: Similar to Steve Harvey below, immensely popular in the African-American community but not very popular in the mainstream.

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* Creator/KevinHart: Similar to Steve Harvey below, immensely popular started out with fame in the African-American African-Americanf community but not very popular in before crossing over to the mainstream.
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