Comedians that you thought were funny back then, but now are not

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Quedee, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. Quedee

    Quedee Wise Ass Extraordinaire

    Reputations:
    44,344
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    1,409
    Likes Received:
    4,414
    There are bits that at the time, I laughed my ass off over and over again but when I watch them now, I barely crack a smile. I guess it shows how much times have changed as the "shocking" bits are now the norm. Below are two that I used to think were hilarious. Now? Not so much. It makes you appreciate how the greats like Carlin still "hold up".


     
    Dlist, 1Vegasgirl, ApeFace and 6 others like this.
  2. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

    Reputations:
    136,401
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    57,771
    Likes Received:
    17,067
  3. zutroy

    zutroy Totally nude. Totally flawless.

    Reputations:
    36,856
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2015
    Messages:
    2,364
    Likes Received:
    7,541
  4. Shortwave98

    Shortwave98 A-Number 1 Banned User

    Reputations:
    178,992
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2013
    Messages:
    31,231
    Likes Received:
    31,971
    I never knew Tim Thomerson was a comedian, I thought he was always a bad movie actor.
     
    XaltedSmoke and ARM like this.
  5. Robert Higgins

    Robert Higgins Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    86,762
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    13,177
    Likes Received:
    20,287
    Sam Kinnison
     
  6. Big Lar

    Big Lar VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    13,948
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2012
    Messages:
    1,703
    Likes Received:
    2,366
    Sam Kinnison. Seemed like a fun guy, never really made me laugh as a stand up. Sorta reminds me of Artie.
     
  7. iloveyoubut

    iloveyoubut Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    7,156
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2015
    Messages:
    1,250
    Likes Received:
    2,015
    Yakov Smirnoff
     
  8. smichal

    smichal A1 Dick Game

    Reputations:
    131,768
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    13,495
    Likes Received:
    21,814
    standup comedy doesn't age well
     
  9. HowieHasBeen

    HowieHasBeen VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    17,434
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Messages:
    3,387
    Likes Received:
    5,464
  10. unclefreddy

    unclefreddy Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    12,948
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1,906
    Likes Received:
    2,781
    I have to disagree on Dice. Dice's stuff is still funny. If you look back at some of his stand up in the late 80's it still holds up. In fact, if he did this act today he would be labeled the bravest man in comedy.
    Let's face it, Fat chicks are still fun to make fun of and if no one is looking - I'd still get a blowie.. OH on your face chunk!
     
  11. dgray610

    dgray610 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    1,186
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2012
    Messages:
    234
    Likes Received:
    286
    Dice
    Eddie Murphy
    Brian Posehn
    Dennis Miller
     
  12. Trainwreckjm

    Trainwreckjm Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    11,558
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2012
    Messages:
    1,006
    Likes Received:
    2,261
    Robin Williams
     
  13. kippy

    kippy Not Safe For Women VIP

    Reputations:
    54,875
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    2,986
    Likes Received:
    3,203
    George Carlin.


    Hasn't said a funny thing for the last few years.
     
    Kilroy, Samurai, TheLACritic and 21 others like this.
  14. N Copter

    N Copter Shot Dead Banned User

    Reputations:
    16,065
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2013
    Messages:
    3,839
    Likes Received:
    3,979
    Weird how we are all different as humans. I think Sam was great then and think he holds up.
     
    Kilroy, ravenrules, Wigzilla and 5 others like this.
  15. smichal

    smichal A1 Dick Game

    Reputations:
    131,768
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    13,495
    Likes Received:
    21,814
    I used to watch so much stand up on TV like in the 90s.
    Rita Rudner
    Richard Jeni
     
  16. Roberticus

    Roberticus Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    3,290
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Messages:
    1,364
    Likes Received:
    527
    I thought he was the funniest thing in the world back in the '80s. Now I cringe when I hear his bits.

    But I do indeed celebrate our different tastes! Otherwise we'd be stuck with one lowest-common-denominator piece of America's Got Talent crap as our only option.
     
  17. zutroy

    zutroy Totally nude. Totally flawless.

    Reputations:
    36,856
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2015
    Messages:
    2,364
    Likes Received:
    7,541
    This guy holds up. A timeless bit.

     
  18. JFK

    JFK Ask not what your country can do for you. Gold

    Reputations:
    99,528
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2015
    Messages:
    5,441
    Likes Received:
    11,186
    • Tim Allen
    • Jeff Foxworthy
    • Larry the Cable Guy
    • Paula Poundstone
     
  19. Dump Button

    Dump Button Former Mall Security Guard

    Reputations:
    79,858
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2012
    Messages:
    13,091
    Likes Received:
    10,583
  20. ltd86

    ltd86 Racist Banned User

    Reputations:
    170,081
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013
    Messages:
    36,004
    Likes Received:
    35,131
    I'm ashamed to admit that I thought Amy Schumer's first CC half hour special (CC presents) was pretty funny at the time. I can't stand her now.