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    Default JUST DAMN FUNNY TOURNEY - Discussion

    The tourney was a beast to put up. And it is a beast to filter through for discussion, so I thought I tried to condense the discussion here.

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    Great work on this. Very tough choices across the board. A few people I'll be sad to see drop out this early for sure.

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    Rooting for these guys to take their region and go all the way to the final four!

    Cackle: David Cross (or Mel Brooks)
    Giggle: Monty Python <---- My projected Tourny winner
    Guffaw: Zach Galifianakis (or Mitch Hedberg)
    Chuckle: Bill Murray

    It's not looking good for Zach at the moment however, and Mitch is in a tight one...

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    i am depressed harold ramis is losing so bad




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    My brain was hurting too much trying to seed them in a way that set up great rivalries 2 or 3 rounds in. So I opted to pair up great match-ups wherever I could.

    Biggest surprises so far....

    Muppets over Triumph. Sesame Street was for kids but The Muppet Show and the movies contained clean adult humor. I hated having to give the muppets such a tough match in round one, but this was the best matchup. Triumph is hilarious, especially the Star Wars bit I linked.

    Judd Apatow killing Woody Allen. I loves me some Apatow, but Woody Allen is a legend. I wouldn't have been surprised if Apatow won, just surprised by the margin.

    ZAZ currently trailing Christopher Guest. Kentucky Fried Movie, Airplane, The Naked Gun, Top Secret, Hot Shots? Damn shame.

    No love for Louis CK? Hands down my favorite newish comic. No love for Bill Hicks. Man was a genius.

    Dean Martin killing Lenny Bruce?! Wow.

    Kids In The Hall vs. The State. I find both funny, but Kids In The Hall have long been favorites of mine. But surprised that the relevance of Reno 911 isn't making that one closer.

    Wayans Vs. Farrelly is damn close. Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin, and There's Something About Mary are each funnier than anything the Wayans have ever done. Damn you subjective comedy tastes!

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    Human Giant is the only contestant currently getting shut out. Of course they are pitted against Monty Python.

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    absolutely no way triumph should be losing... i would think hed be in the running for an elite 8 or final 4 spot... cant believe that

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    Quote Originally Posted by arsenal View Post
    absolutely no way triumph should be losing... i would think hed be in the running for an elite 8 or final 4 spot... cant believe that
    He is going against icons.

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    but the tourney isn't the most iconic.... its the funniest

    no way triumph should be losing

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    Quote Originally Posted by arsenal View Post
    but the tourney isn't the most iconic.... its the funniest

    no way triumph should be losing
    and the presidential election is supposed to pick the best candidate to run our country, that doesnt always work either.....whoever votes has their reasons....its life, cant be changed sadly....harold ramis is gettin robbed also




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    Quote Originally Posted by arsenal View Post
    but the tourney isn't the most iconic.... its the funniest

    no way triumph should be losing
    Same thing with Don Rickles losing to George Burns.

    EDIT: Rickles pulls ahead. 13-12
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    Quote Originally Posted by arsenal View Post
    but the tourney isn't the most iconic.... its the funniest

    no way triumph should be losing
    They are icons because they are funny.

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    Some tight matchups right now.

    Triumph takes a 1 vote lead over the Muppets.

    Robin Williams and Jim Carrey keep going back and forth, every time I check a new one has the lead. Same thing with Lucille Ball and Jackie Gleason.

    Christopher Guest holds a 3 vote lead on ZAZ. I'm still surprised.

    Patton Oswalt has come back and closed Steven Wright's lead to 3.

    Rickles with a 3 vote lead over George Burns.

    Ricky Gervais and Benny Hill in a 15-15 tie right now.

    The Farrelly Brothers over The Wayans.

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    I just realized Flight of the Concords is missing They probably wouldnt have lasted long but they're funnier than Dane Cook or Triumph imo. Robert Schimmel getting the snub saddens me as well. His HBO special from a few years back is one of the funniest things I've seen. Havent seen much else from him though so I suppose giving him the shaft is somewhat understandable.

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    I enjoy Dane Cook and find his stuff funny. I know lots of people hate the guy and his style, but apparently hes doing something right.

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    2nd Round will be up sometime tomorrow.

    Moving on are:

    Steve Carell
    Jonah Hill

    Kevin James
    Jerry Seinfeld

    David Cross
    Vince Vaughn

    Ben Stiller
    Robin Williams

    Fred Willard
    Gene Wilder

    Mel Brooks
    Steve Martin

    Charlie Chaplin
    Peter Sellers

    Bob Newhart
    Lucille Ball

    John Belushi
    Tina Fey

    Chris Farley
    Will Ferrell

    Adam Sandler
    Mike Myers

    Norm McDonald
    Bill Murray

    John Candy
    Eugene Levy

    The Muppets (Frank Oz and Jim Henson)
    Homer Simpson (Dan Castallaneta)

    Trey Parker and Matt Stone
    Kevin Smith

    Judd Apatow
    Christopher Guest

    George Carlin
    Lewis Black

    Jeffrey Ross
    Steven Wright

    Mitch Hedberg
    Sam Kinison

    Dane Cook
    Andrew Dice Clay

    Rodney Dangerfield
    Done Rickles

    Bob Hope
    Dean Martin

    Johnny Carson
    Conan O'Brien

    Stephen Colbert
    David Letterman

    Sacha Baron Cohen
    Ricky Gervais

    The Kids In the Hall
    Monty Python

    Carol Burnett
    Lisa Lampanelli

    Sarah Silverman
    Wanda Sykes

    Richard Pryor
    Eddie Murphy

    Dave Chappelle
    Chris Rock

    The Marx Brothers
    The Farrelly Brothers

    The Three Stooges
    The Far Side
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    Quote Originally Posted by texanphinatic View Post
    I enjoy Dane Cook and find his stuff funny. I know lots of people hate the guy and his style, but apparently hes doing something right.
    I'd go out and drink with the guy. But he is really overrated. Anytime there are more people applauding than laughing, means you are more of an entertainer than a comedian.

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    Biggest upsets/surprises so far?

    I've got 6

    6 - Muppets squeaking out over Triumph. I was rooting Muppet, but I was surprised.
    5 - Vince Vaughn over Jack Black. Vince Vaughn is very funny, but he is less the traditional comic. Bit of a surprise.
    4 - Lucille Ball over Jackie Gleason. Wouldn't have thought Lucy would get that much respect on forum with 99% guys.
    3 - Judd Apatow over Woody Allen. New Legend vs. Old Legend. Surprised by the landslide.
    2 - Kinison and Hedberg over Hicks and Kaufman. All funny, but Hicks and Kaufman much more groundbreaking and original.
    1 - Dean Martin over Lenny Bruce. Martin was a last minute addition just to pad the "old school comics" division. If I had seeded it Bruce and Dangerfield would have been 1 and 2. I'm glad I included Dean now though, he clearly has support. Damn comedy is subjective. Still don't see how he wins so easily. Without Lenny Bruce we wouldn't have the type of stand up comedy we have today. Man was an hysterical genius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by His'nBeatYour'n View Post
    Biggest upsets/surprises so far?

    1 - Dean Martin over Lenny Bruce. Martin was a last minute addition just to pad the "old school comics" division. If I had seeded it Bruce and Dangerfield would have been 1 and 2. I'm glad I included Dean now though, he clearly has support. Damn comedy is subjective. Still don't see how he wins so easily. Without Lenny Bruce we wouldn't have the type of stand up comedy we have today. Man was an hysterical genius.
    That one wasn't a surprise for me.

    Dean Martin wasn't just funny himself he was also a great straight man - which many comedians say is far harder work than being the one cracking the jokes, an excellent singer and just oozed cool. He's a bit like Billy Connolly or the Marx Brothers in that what he did was unique and it's very hard to see anybody else using his material.

    Lenny Bruce was very funny when no one else was doing his schtick, but a lot of his old routines could be done by just about anybody today. Also he got very bitter about the obscenity trials, and rightfully so, which burnt him out far too quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
    That one wasn't a surprise for me.

    Dean Martin wasn't just funny himself he was also a great straight man - which many comedians say is far harder work than being the one cracking the jokes, an excellent singer and just oozed cool. He's a bit like Billy Connolly or the Marx Brothers in that what he did was unique and it's very hard to see anybody else using his material.

    Lenny Bruce was very funny when no one else was doing his schtick, but a lot of his old routines could be done by just about anybody today. Also he got very bitter about the obscenity trials, and rightfully so, which burnt him out far too quick.
    That is a fair assessment. He was the first to do a shtick that so many succeed with today, and that the two greatest comics (IMHO) Pryor and Carlin are direct descendants of Lenny Bruce. They aren't just "any comics" and they wouldn't be the comics they are/were if it weren't for Bruce. Dean Martin's style died out.

    But sadly, most of what we know about Lenny was the tragic way he burnt himself out. His last year's of comedy weren't comedy at all, it was venting about his trials. "I'm not a comedian, I'm Lenny Bruce"

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