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Field of 64 - Comedians - Sweet 16

Posted on: January 22, 2009 8:33 am
 

Time for a new round, and yes once again I am late with getting the votes counted. Too much stuff going on right now to keep a set schedule, so I will post an end time, but the voting may go on for a few extra days in case I get too busy again.

I wanted to thank everyone for their participation, and the kind words you have to say about my little games. If you have your own blog game, feel free to post a link when you submit your votes. I play in quite a few of your games, and don't mind joining more. I usually see them since I add anybody who posts here to my favorites.

Recap of the rules.

1. Vote for all of the matchups. If you don't like either, or can't decide who you like better, flip a coin. When counting votes for 32 matchups, it is easier to know I tallied everything correctly if all matchups have the same number of votes.
2. You can bold your selection, or cross out the one you don't like, but keep your response in a list form, including the areas (east, west, etc.) Again, this just makes it easier for me to count up the votes
3. Not really a rule, but feel free to make comments on the matchups if you like. It makes for interesting reading.

Results of the last round, and my thoughts on the matchups.

#1 Woody Allen 12 #10 Billy Crystal 25 Two people didn't vote on this one, but that was probably due to a typo on my part. I gave a vote to each participant to be fair, but looks like I could have given both to Woody and he still would have lost. I like Billy better.
#2 Rodney Dangerfield 31
#8 Red Skelton 6 Rodney getting some respect, tough matchup but I would have went with Rodney
#3 Bob Newhart 15 #6 Bob Hope 22 Another tough matchup, but I would have voted for Bob Hope
#4 Jonathan Winters 25
#5 Buddy Hackett 12 Man, this was a rough group, toss up here, but probably would have went with Buddy

#1 George Carlin 32 #12 Henny Youngman 5 - George wins easily, just like he did
#2 Chris Rock 24 #8 Steven Wright 13 See comments above, replace George with Chris
#3 Bill Cosby 32 #7 Andy Kaufman 5 Andy had some great routines, but was a bit odd at times, I like the Cos better.
#4 Don Rickles 28 #6 Albert Brooks 9 Don Rickles easily.

#1 Lenny Bruce 32 #8 Phyllis Diller 5 Sorry Phyllis, the tribe has spoken.
#2 Eddie Murphy 23 #7 Jack Benny 14 - Eddie wins
#3 Jerry Seinfeld 17 #6 Redd Foxx 20 Another close vote for Jerry, but this time he comes up short, I would have voted for Redd
#4 Sam Kinison 10 #5 Carol Burnett 27 Kind of a surprise here, I would have went with Sam

#1 Richard Pryor 26 #11 George Burns 11 - How could you vote out God? George would have been my choice
#2 Steve Martin 34 #8 Dennis Miller 3 I really don't like Dennis Miller, so I would have went with Steve.
#3 Robin Williams 27 #7 Milton Berle 10 - Really hard choice here, but Robin Williams is pretty darn funny.
#4 Bill Hicks 5#5 Johnny Carson 32 No surprise here.

Now for the new matchups. Shouldn't get any easier from here on out, although the first group lost a 1 and 3 seed.

#2 Rodney Dangerfield #10 Billy Crystal
#4 Jonathan Winters #6 Bob Hope

#1 George Carlin #4 Don Rickles
#2 Chris Rock #3 Bill Cosby

#1 Lenny Bruce #6 Redd Foxx
#2 Eddie Murphy #5 Carol Burnett

#1 Richard Pryor #5 Johnny Carson
#2 Steve Martin #3 Robin Williams

Voting will close on Monday, February 2nd (or maybe a couple days later)

 

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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2009 7:47 am
 

Field of 64 - Comedians - Sweet 16

OK, the votes are in. There were 2 ties in this round, mainly thanks to cbs and the fact that the strikethrough functionality isn't working. As a result, one posters votes couldn't be tabulated, which would have meant no ties. Oh well, those are the breaks, I will amend the rules for the next round to hopefully avoid that situation.

So here are the results, most of the match-ups were complete blowouts.

#2 Rodney Dangerfield 25 #10 Billy Crystal 11
#4 Jonathan Winters 18 #6 Bob Hope 19 This was one of the ties, so I went with Bob Hope over Jonathan Winters. I like both, but I think Bob Hope did so much over his career that I had to go with him.

#1 George Carlin 31 #4 Don Rickles 5
#2 Chris Rock 6 #3 Bill Cosby 30

#1 Lenny Bruce 13 #6 Redd Foxx 23
#2 Eddie Murphy 23
#5 Carol Burnett 13

#1 Richard Pryor 19 #5 Johnny Carson 18 Here was the second tie. I went with Pryor.
#2 Steve Martin 11 #3 Robin Williams 25




Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2009 6:49 pm
 

Field of 64 - Comedians - Sweet 16

Damn CBS.  THe strikethroughs didn't work.

Crystal

Winters

Carlin

Cosby

Bruce

Murphy

Pryor

Williams




Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2009 6:40 pm
 

Field of 64 - Comedians - Sweet 16

I know I"m a little late, so if the votes don't count, no sweat.  I just wanted to jump in here.

#2 Rodney Dangerfield #10 Billy Crystal-  Rodney was really funny, and he mined  "I don't get no respect" for all it was worth.  Crystal though was more diverse.  He told great stories, had funny jokes, great characters and impersonations, and was just more diverse a comedian than Rodney.  That's why he gets my vote here.


#4 Jonathan Winters #6 Bob Hope-   Maybe this vote is unfair because all I know of Bob Hope was when he was a shell of his former self.  I haven't seen much early footage.  Jonathan Winters on the other hand has made me laugh so hard I peed myself.

#1 George Carlin #4 Don Rickles -  Carlin was a genius with language.  Rickles is the best at what he does.  There is no better insult comic, but Carlin is on a different level. 


#2 Chris Rock #3 Bill Cosby - I love Chris Rock, but Cosby laid the foundation.  His routines are comedy classics.  In 30 years, Rock will be viewed the same way, but for now, I go with The Cos.

#1 Lenny Bruce #6 Redd Foxx - Tough one.  I've seen a few docs on Lenny Bruce.  He was a martyr for all comedians that came after. Redd Fox could not have existed if Lenny Bruce didn't break down the obscenity barriers. 


#2 Eddie Murphy #5 Carol Burnett-  Like so many great comics, Eddie abandoned stand-up way too early.  He could have been the best.

#1 Richard Pryor #5 Johnny Carson No disrespect to Johnny, but this isn't even close.


#2 Steve Martin #3 Robin Williams This hurts.  I am a huge steve martin fan.  I can't tell you the number of times I listened to the records.  I owned the King Tut single.  I actually saw him live when I was in the thrid grade.  Yet he left stand-up to focus on other projects.  Because Robin Williams has continued to do stand-up throughout his career he gets my vote here.




Since: Feb 3, 2007
Posted on: February 4, 2009 2:10 pm
 

Field of 64 - Comedians - Sweet 16

#10 Billy Crystal

#6 Bob Hope

#1 George Carlin

#3 Bill Cosby

#6 Redd Foxx

#5 Carol Burnett

#1 Richard Pryor

#3 Robin Williams




Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: February 4, 2009 1:46 pm
 

Field of 64 - Comedians - Sweet 16

Hope I'm not too late for this round, if so I do apologize, have been away for a couple of weeks.

#2 Rodney Dangerfield #10 Billy Crystal This one is pretty easy, Rodney is "The Man"
#4 Jonathan Winters #6 Bob Hope Winters is one the most under rated comics IMO

#1 George Carlin #4 Don Rickles  Toughest choice on the board, don't think either should go
#2 Chris Rock #3 Bill Cosby  Cosby just has a larger volume to choose from

#1 Lenny Bruce #6 Redd Foxx  another under rated comic, he was huge in his day
#2 Eddie Murphy #5 Carol Burnett  Still one of my favorites

#1 Richard Pryor #5 Johnny Carson  Just saw a clip of his today and LMO
#2 Steve Martin #3 Robin Williams He is a wild and crazy guy




Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2009 3:36 am
 

Field of 64 - Comedians - Sweet 16

#2 Rodney Dangerfield #10 Billy Crystal      tough one for me, but Rodney gets the nod
#4 Jonathan Winters #6 Bob Hope      
;     &nbs
p;  still kinda pissed that Newhart lost last round.

#1 George Carlin #4 Don Rickles      
;     &nbs
p;   Carlin never my fave, but Baseball vs. Football is one of the best routines all time
#2 Chris Rock #3 Bill Cosby     
      
;     &nbs
p;     Bil
l... Easily

#1 Lenny Bruce #6 Redd Foxx     &
nbsp;     
      
;  Sorry Lenny, I know you are a pioneer... I just haven't really seen that much
#2 Eddie Murphy #5 Carol Burnett      
;     &nbs
p;  Wow, is this Eddie Murphy Delirious/Trading Places? Or Bowfinger/Norbert/the Klumps. I'll vote for the good old Eddie, not the crappy new one.

#1 Richard Pryor #5 Johnny Carson     
;     &nbs
p; Although not really a comedian, I loved Johnny Carson. Rich will probly win anyway  
#2 Steve Martin #3 Robin Williams    &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;  Cheaper by the Dozen 1 and 2 and Pink Panther. Sorry Steve, that sh*t isn't funny. In fact I'm kinda pissed that I watched a minute of any of them.




Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2009 9:30 am
 

Field of 64 - Comedians - Sweet 16

#2 Rodney Dangerfield #10 Billy Crystal
#4 Jonathan Winters #6 Bob Hope

#1 George Carlin #4 Don Rickles
#2 Chris Rock #3 Bill Cosby

#1 Lenny Bruce #6 Redd Foxx
#2 Eddie Murphy #5 Carol Burnett

#1 Richard Pryor #5 Johnny Carson
#2 Steve Martin #3 Robin Williams

Wow, This is getting hard, now.




Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2009 9:48 pm
 

Field of 64 - Comedians - Sweet 16

#2 Rodney Dangerfield #10 Billy Crystal
#4 Jonathan Winters #6 Bob Hope

#1 George Carlin #4 Don Rickles
#2 Chris Rock #3 Bill Cosby

#1 Lenny Bruce #6 Redd Foxx
#2 Eddie Murphy #5 Carol Burnett

#1 Richard Pryor #5 Johnny Carson
#2 Steve Martin #3 Robin Williams




Since: Dec 27, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2009 9:41 pm
 

Field of 64 - Comedians - Sweet 16

Billy over Rodney- CRYSTAL is spontaneous and new, Rodney is funny but same ole

WINTERS over Hope, He does more than tell jokes

CARLIN over RIckles, Crude over Rude

Rock vrs the Coz is close, I have to go with COZ- his old stuff makes me roll and clean funny beat dirty funny

Bruce and Fox, neither is one of my favorites, I'll go with REDD because he made you think he meant what he said

Murphy and Carol, Carol was clean and great silent comic, Murphy rough but real= another toughy- CAROL

Pryon and Carson, Carson's stand up was all on cards, Pryor read the audience- RICHARD THE FIREHEARTED

Martin vers Williams- ooh Two so alike, Martin was the original crazy guy but who is more spontaneous than ROBIN , this should have been a final four




Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2009 8:31 pm
 

Field of 64 - Comedians - Sweet 16

#2 Rodney Dangerfield #10 Billy Crystal
#4 Jonathan Winters #6 Bob Hope

#1 George Carlin #4 Don Rickles
#2 Chris Rock #3 Bill Cosby

#1 Lenny Bruce #6 Redd Foxx
#2 Eddie Murphy #5 Carol Burnett

#1 Richard Pryor #5 Johnny Carson
#2 Steve Martin #3 Robin Williams

The old school comedians plyed their craft without the need to be crude and vulgar.

 



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