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Funny women

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

  1. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    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 Peace Zone Supporter

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    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 Active Member

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    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 Peace Zone Supporter

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    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

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    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.

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    Tina Fey is highly amusing, not to mention easy on the eyes.
  7. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I agree on both
  8. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    [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

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    George Burns and Gracie Allen?

    :):)
  10. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Though I think she spends a little too much time on gays, I like Kathy Griffin.
  11. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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


    :D
  12. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    I think Julia Louis-Dreyfus is really "smart" funny.
  13. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    Agree.

    That's a good one.
  14. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    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

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    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

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    I like Wanda also

    Ellen is very funny
  17. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Betty White was and is funny.
  18. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    I was just going to post Gracie Allen.

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

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