Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Telejester, Jun 1, 2019.
Nope, 70s. Three comedy albums were released in the 70s, and he was guesting on SNL in 1976.
The restaurant business teaches the concept of metonymy better than anything!
This is where Billy Connolly has actress Angie Dickinson in absolute hysterics
Carlin in the '70s.
His last few years of life, he was more existential philosopher than comedian.
My two favorites, though not in that order.
Rodney Dangerfield was pretty good back in the 70's. He was on the Tonight Show fairly often and cracked Johnny up.
Rodney in 72
But yeah, Carlin by a mile.
I had the Class Clown album.
I can get behind that. An existential philosopher taking cynical disgust to its logical extreme. . .
I had this as well. When I was in grade school he came and did his act at the local college. He was fantastic!
Carlin wasn’t even comedy.
He just told the truth and everyone laughed.
He’s pure genius for me.
Pryor was the best, but I always liked Robert Klein too.
Nobody made me laugh as hard in the 70s as Steve Martin. His style was very unique at the time, and he really did change standup comedy.
Richard Pryor was a close second. I remember being on the road around 1980 or so, and watching the same special in different motel rooms night after night...and still laughing out loud. [The routine about shooting his car, and his monkey with a d*ck like a wet Q-tip, and his little monkey fingers f*cking with your ears)
Can'tbelieve nobody has mentioned Don Rickles!
And you know who else was in his late heyday. . .
He had a knack for speaking the truth in a hilarious manner.
Ok, gonna hit yt up for some 70s Steve martin
I think of Kaufman as more of a performance artist than a stand up. I do agree with you that Klein was great. But Pryor was probably the greatest, no one pushed the envelope like him.
Kaufman described himself as a song and dance man.
Pryor is on the Mt. Rushmore of stand up.
AXS TV just did a top 10 comedians of the 70s earlier this week.
The top 3 were:
3. Robin Williams
Rodney Dangerfield was #10.
Steve Martin, Andy Kaufman, Jay Leno, Phyllis Diller, Joan Rivers, and Redd Foxx were all on the list, but I don't remember the order.