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    If i had to say who were comic geniuses i would say the following
    Stan laurel and oliver Hardy.
    Groucho, chico and harpo marx.
    jim carrey
    the wayans brothers(got to love those scary movies)

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    steve martin's the first that springs to mind

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    In chronological order, in my lifetime:

    1-Lenny Bruce

    2-Jonathan Winters

    3-George Carlin (I didn't forget; while making my decisions earlier, I felt he was a bit too derivative of Lenny Bruce for inclusion on this list. I hereby change my mind.)

    4-Richard Pryor

    5-Robin Williams

    6-Eddie Izzard

    All others are pretenders to the throne, which is not to say there aren't a lot of great comedians out there-just that these six, to me, qualify as true geniuses.

    EDIT:added George Carlin
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    Bill Hicks. Rabid poet.

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    charlie chaplin

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    definetly the waynes brothers


    proud to be american

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    Originally posted by j2k4@12 September 2003 - 16:36
    In chronological order, in my lifetime:

    1-Lenny Bruce

    2-Jonathan Winters

    3-Richard Pryor

    4-Robin Williams

    5-Eddie Izzard

    All others are pretenders to the throne, which is not to say there aren't a lot of great comedians out there-just that these five, to me, qualify as true geniuses.
    An excellent list ( I am not familiar with Jonathon Winters work tho&#39 - however I would add

    Tony Hancock. East Cheam's most famous son.

    Billy Connoly. The man who put the cnt back in Cntry and Western.

    The genius part must surely involve an element of originality ( for his/her time). I think these people displayed it. As well as being feckin' funny.

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    Originally posted by The Horror fanatic@12 September 2003 - 11:07
    If i had to say who were comic geniuses i would say the following
    Stan laurel and oliver Hardy.
    Groucho, chico and harpo marx.
    jim carrey
    the wayans brothers(got to love those scary movies)
    ad to that list the great charlie chaplin and harold lloyd

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    Did I mention JPaul?

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    Originally posted by chalice@13 September 2003 - 10:38
    Did I mention JPaul?
    Arse - and I mean that it a good way.

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