Billy West or Sour Shoes?

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Who did it gooder - Billy West or Sour Shoes?

  1. Billy West

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  2. Sour Shoes

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  1. HooHoo

    HooHoo Well-Known Member

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    I loved Billy, but I wonder how much of it is nostalgia glasses. He voiced the Jackie Puppet in between screams of "He's a nigg*r!" as Marge Schott every once in a while, and took home a small paycheck for his troubles. Sour Shoes on the other hand is just god damn versatile and brilliantly "off the cuff" with a comedian's timing and improvisation. He really cemented that fact a couple weeks back when he sat in for the whole show.

    I know the comparison has been made before between Billy and Sour, "in the sense that" there are some similarities, quite frankly. Who's your favorite? Who did it gooder?
     
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    Billy West was the best thing to ever happen to the Stern show.

    That's what made me a super fan.

    I loved all the Billy featured shows and, just his presence made the show better, for me.





     
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    This.
    :winner:
     
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    As far as I'm concerned it's not even a contest.

    Billy West by a 100 miles.
     
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    You can't even debate this
     
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    potroast Well-Known Member

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    Please go back to O&A land... and kill yourself.
     
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    I love SS, but Billy is the clear winner.
     
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    How insanely great was Larry Fine at Woodstock. And Marge Schott was always entertaining..... not to mention the absolute BEST Jackie ever!!!

    Damn I miss those freaking days. Pre Beth, Pre AGT, Pre PC bullshit.

    That was back when Howard was funny and gave a shit about his fans. IOW, the polar opposite of the joke he's become.

    Sour Shoes is obviously very talented, but again as far as I'M concerned, (this is obviously a subjective area), not even on the same planet as Mr. West.
     
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    Not even close. BW.
     
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    Billy West is a Millenial icon whose made millions. Sour Shoes is entertaining to a bunch of aging baby boomers, bobo and a transvestite Radio Show host. Btw I bumped into Billy West at Ocomicon, a comic Con in Omaha. The dude charged 45 bucks for autographs. But he gave me one for free in the hallway. :jj:
     
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    Billy west was on during the show's golden years, he had the advantage of having Jackie feeding him lines.
     
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    sour shoes is much more interesting in that he's managed to turn all that talent into absolutely nothing
     
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    Are You Crazy?

    BILLY FUCKING WEST.
     
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    The Jackie thing is such a small part of the story. Billy was a bigger lunatic than Sour could ever hope to be. During the last six months of his time on the show he went completely off the rails and did some of the funniest stream of consciousness stuff in the history of the planet. It started with "Niggger Hatin' Hat" (unedited version) and got crazier and funnier from there.

    By the end of this time there he had completely taken over the show and Howard's ego was not thrilled. It had become The Billy West Show with Howard Stern. I'm convinced this is the real reason for Billy leaving. Howard couldn't take being pushed from the spotlight.

    You really had to be able to listen to every minute of every day because there was no telling what would set him off. If only someone could do something like the Artie Addiction Saga with Billy but I don't imagine it's possible without the show being digital or access to the original tapes.

    At the risk of sounding like Uzo, Billy West was God.
     
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    Sour works cheaper than Billy, so he wins in Hmus' view.

    Billy is a professional comedian and voice artist. Sour is good at what he does, but we haven't seen him do anything for an extended time.
     
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    "I wouldn't fuck her with Shemp's dick."-Larry Fine

    Based on that alone, Billy wins.
     
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    Where you stoned when you thought of this question? Billy is a professional, successful, world known comedian the other lives at home and uses a coloring book. What is it with these ridiculous comparisons?
     
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    barely heard Billy West era since only available in my area in 1998 (montreal) and the satelite years.Sour I know and love his schtick.
     
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    Billy West busting balls on Conan O'Brien, and his brutal treatment of Billy Mumy (as Dr. Smith) were two of the funniest show moments I ever experienced.
     
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