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View Poll Results: Who was the best improvisational comedian?
Robin Williams 11 47.83%
Paul Lynde 1 4.35%
Jonathan Winters 2 8.70%
Tim Conway 1 4.35%
Somebody Else 8 34.78%
Gaz thinks all comedians suck 0 0%
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Old 12-29-2017, 04:23 PM  
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Who was the best improvisational comedian of all time?

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Old 12-29-2017, 04:52 PM   #2
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This poll shows your age. Weren't all those guys popular in the 60s and 70s?

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Old 12-29-2017, 07:29 PM   #3
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Steve Carell. Never could stand Robin Williams, and other than Winters Ive never heard of any of those other guys.
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:33 PM   #4
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Don Rickles-could go on and destroy anyone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2o8_-GbMJ4

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Old 12-29-2017, 08:18 PM   #5
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Steve Carell. Never could stand Robin Williams, and other than Winters Ive never heard of any of those other guys.
Steve Carell performed stand up?
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Old 12-29-2017, 08:21 PM   #6
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This poll shows your age. Weren't all those guys popular in the 60s and 70s?
The Golden Age of Stand Up comedy
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Old 12-29-2017, 10:20 PM   #7
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The term comedian isn't limited to stand up...
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Old 12-30-2017, 04:40 AM   #8
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Robin Williams followed by Tim Conway.
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:21 AM   #9
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Steve Carell performed stand up?
You must be thinking of Jim Carroll.

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Old 12-30-2017, 08:27 AM   #10
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I don't know about best ever but Owen Benjamin is the current best IMO...

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Old 12-30-2017, 09:55 AM   #11
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what about that tall guy that was on Drew Carrey and Who's line. That dude had some moments.
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what about that tall guy that was on Drew Carrey and Who's line. That dude had some moments.
Ryan Stiles.

If people want to see Williams at his best improv moments - go back and watch the comic relief shows he, Crystal, and Whoopi did.

They were fantastic.

Speaking of crystal - I saw him last year in a conversational/interview format (rather than stand-up), and he was great.

And yep - Rickles was a master as well - the roasts were amazing.
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Robin Williams followed by Tim Conway.
I would flip those.....Tim Conway, followed closely by Robin Williams.

Didn't Robin Williams once say that Jonathan Winters was who he idolized when he was young?
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I would flip those.....Tim Conway, followed closely by Robin Williams.

Didn't Robin Williams once say that Jonathan Winters was who he idolized when he was young?
Robin Williams is also notorious among comics for stealing material...
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Ryan Stiles.

If people want to see Williams at his best improv moments - go back and watch the comic relief shows he, Crystal, and Whoopi did.

They were fantastic.

Speaking of crystal - I saw him last year in a conversational/interview format (rather than stand-up), and he was great.

And yep - Rickles was a master as well - the roasts were amazing.
When Crystal and Williams were doing improv together no one could touch them.....not even Tim Conway and Harvey Korman at their best.

Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie do a nice job these days playing off each other, but nowhere near like Williams/Crystal or Conway/Korman could.
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