1. Like to discuss POLITICS? Come join us at PUNNDITS.com!
    If you like discussing politics and other related topics then your new home (hopefully) for doing just that can be found on Punndits.com! Come join us and help us grow Punndits into a wonderful and safe place to discuss politics with everyone.
    Dismiss Notice

Funny women

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Chief, May 19, 2008.

  1. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

    8,541 Messages
    3 Likes Received
    I was watching a biography on Carol Burnett last night and it brought back a lot of memories from her variety show and the characters she used to play.

    Got me to thinking ... who are the funniest women in television and movies?

    Along with Carol, I thought of Lucille Ball. She was a natural comedian who specialized in physical comedy.

    Of the more contemporary performers, Chelsea Handler comes to mind.
     
  2. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

    119,451 Messages
    3,850 Likes Received
    Women often play the straight part to the clumsy males around them so it's harder for some to stand out as genuinely funny even though a lot of them are.

    Jean Stapleton as Edith on All in the Family is the only one to rival Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball.

    Mary Tyler Moore on both series she was in.

    Rhea Perlman as Carla always killed me. Very underrated.
     
  3. Duane

    Duane Well-Known Member

    6,937 Messages
    91 Likes Received
    Speaking of Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence is very under appreciated.

    No doubt Lily Tomlin and Gilda Radner are/were very talented but I never got a huge laugh from either.

    Judy Tenuta has been pretty funny the few times I've seen her act on TV.
     
  4. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

    119,451 Messages
    3,850 Likes Received
    Oh how could I forget Gilda Radner? I laughed non stop at her.

    I can't say Judy Tenuta has ever made me laugh. To each his own.
     
  5. ZeroClub

    ZeroClub just trying to get better

    7,619 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    She has since turned into a novelty cartoon, but back in and around 1979 I thoroughly enjoyed watching Joan Rivers and Johnny Carson go at it. They had an excellent chemistry (before it blew up) and she was very funny (back then).
     
  6. Meat-O-Rama

    Meat-O-Rama Vegetarians are so stupid.

    2,386 Messages
    209 Likes Received
    Tina Fey is highly amusing, not to mention easy on the eyes.
     
  7. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

    47,592 Messages
    17 Likes Received
    I agree on both
     
  8. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

    8,541 Messages
    3 Likes Received
    [​IMG]

    Cheri Oteri's work on SNL was outstanding, especially the "Morning Latte" bit, and of course the cheerleader with Will Ferrell. She also did a great Judge Judy.
     
  9. Angus

    Angus Active Member

    5,080 Messages
    11 Likes Received
    George Burns and Gracie Allen?

    :):)
     
  10. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

    71,923 Messages
    14,736 Likes Received
    Though I think she spends a little too much time on gays, I like Kathy Griffin.
     
  11. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

    5,533 Messages
    300 Likes Received

    Oh, leave her alone. Who else is gonna sleep with her after all!?


    :D
     
  12. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

    5,533 Messages
    300 Likes Received
    I think Julia Louis-Dreyfus is really "smart" funny.
     
  13. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

    8,541 Messages
    3 Likes Received
    Agree.

    That's a good one.
     
  14. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

    23,866 Messages
    2,558 Likes Received
    Jane Curtain was good on SNL. So was Jan Hooks.

    Wanda Sykes can be pretty funny at times. Good stand up and I liked her on the few episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm that I have seen.
     
  15. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

    13,693 Messages
    413 Likes Received
    The obvious contemporaries who haven't been mentioned...

    Ellen Degeneres -- Has to be one of the funniest women alive, assuming you're like me and disregard her talkshow.

    Sarah Silverman -- you may or may not like her brand of humor, but for the most part she's hysterical IMO.
     
  16. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

    47,592 Messages
    17 Likes Received
    I like Wanda also

    Ellen is very funny
     
  17. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

    27,868 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    Betty White was and is funny.
     
  18. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

    27,476 Messages
    3 Likes Received
    I was just going to post Gracie Allen.

    She was a riot. Burns was straight man to her ditzyness. She was priceless.
     

Share This Page