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Posted on 02/20/2008 9:09:52 AM PST by ventanax5
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I don’t know, I start to hear the same things from him. I don’t find him that funny anymore. I think he just has a “repetoire” and banks off that.
Uptown at the Peppermint Lounge we would Twist all night!
Those were the days!!
Not only that, Steve Martin plays perty tollerable bajer too! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhenZCbUb_g&feature=related
Ha! I misspelled my own misspelling. bajer=banjer
A lot of it depends on where Bruce was in his self destructive arc. There was a time (maybe a year) before the drugs started eating his brain and when he was only interested in politics rather than obsessed when Bruce was probably the funniest guy to ever walk the planet. Before then he was still working no his craft and was edgy enough that imperfect was downright bad, and after then he was on a downward spiral where nobody can be funny. But for that year or so he redefined stand up, which of course is why he’s so revered, most modern comics have built their careers trying to emulate that year.
Smoker: “Do you mind if I smoke?”
Steve: “I dunno. Mind if I f**t?
“I tried to give it up once years ago, but I gained a lot of weight....”
“They have a special section for us now on airplanes!”
“You know, after sex I really like to ‘light one up.’”
Family Guy is right. I’ve never found Williams to be the least bit funny.
Maybe, maybe not. Nobody figured it out before Lenny. And really as much as they try few have come close since.
It’s a shame they pulled the King Tut video from youtube. THAT was funny.
Thanks for posting this! Martin is amazing. His version of Cyrano, “Roxanne,” was terrific.
I found him slightly funny... on Mork & Mindy... in 1981... when I was six years old.
I do think Williams is a fairly good actor. I’ve seen him in several movies where he did a good job. But as a comedian, I’ve missed the boat on him.
He’s funniest when appearing on Leno or Letterman or some such, being interviewed and talking off the top of his head. He has me laughing every time.
His movies are just so-so, though they do show his range.
But his greatest skills are shown in normal conversations with people. That’s the amazing part....he’s just hysterical. No one can top him, not even Jonathan Winters.
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