Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Telejester, Jun 1, 2019.
I found Billy Connolly hysterically funny in the 70's (and now for that matter)..
I love that piece, great call-out. For a long time my user title at another forum was "Streetwise Smartbomb".
Yeah I agree that's great. Put a beat behind it and he's hip hop.
All the names mentioned were great. There was also Richard Lewis. He always made me laugh when I could catch him on the Carson show.
In the 80s he had his own sitcom with Jamie Lee Curtis.
Anything But Love ('89-'92)
Bob Newhart and Buddy Hackett. Not sure what decade they were at their peak though.
Also Richard Jeni and Bob Nelson.
Funny you should mention him. Connolly was, AFAICR, the only worthwhile comedian from this side of the water in the 70s. All the others were just plain shite.
..saw him live about '78 .... banana wellies!
Billy Connolly sold loads of albums in the 70s this is a classic track d.i.v.o.r.c.e
My mind always goes back to George Carlin.
I loved Carlin till I started to get tired of negative.
Carlin was a my favorite as a pissed teenager.
The older I get the more I get pissed at him for be so attacking of stuff. Yes the world is stupid and easy to get pissed at. It seems like he started to rely on the public’s hate of life.
His hate got to be too much for me.
His earlier stuff was better to my sensibility.
Still love him.
Pryor came from hurt and made light of it. I need more laughing at the pain and less hating at the world.
Dad would sit down with me and we would listen to Richard Pryor.
It was not appropriate for my age (about 12) but it was funny as hell.
The bit where the Doberman is mad and says Man Rich I was gonna eat that monkey.
So damn funny to me.
His description of morning wood was classic.
I could piss from the bed to the toilet.
Dad kept waiting for me to cuss for a long time. I had no need because I had a vocabulary to express myself.
We were riding along and listening to Jim Croche (thanks Dad for good roots).
And I finally cussed during Bad Bad Leroy Brown.
Dad said what did you say. I said those are the lyrics dad get the **** over it.
He stopped and looked at me and was conflicted then realized I was messing with him.
I had waited for that moment to deliver that joke and he cracked up so hard.
Making the people I love laugh it my greatest joy.
Pryor and Martin and early Carlin. I liked Eddie Murphy, too, although he may have been later. I think later in his career-- the 2000s -- Carlin lost touch and lost it badly. He says stuff in his grumpy old man character that is simply wrong in social terms. Maybe he had too much money or something, but he'd gotten away from the street stuff that gave him real energy, and started making it up, and lots of time, didn't know what he was talking about. And other times, just seemed mean.
I came here to say Richard Pryor.
I love Connelly but I've never seen footage of him from the 70s, so yeah Pryor.