So, it’s April Fool’s Day?
Cool. But let’s leave the best bits for the real comedians and, instead, pay homage to our favorite funny people here.
Who do our staffers love, respect, and laugh at in the comedy world? Let’s find out.
Alyssa Boczar, Senior Account Manager
I love to laugh, but I’ve never really gotten into comedians.Sure, if you invited me, I’d go watch a standup show with you. But it’s not something that I have ever sought out on my own.
Steve Lingle, CEO
I love funny things, but I’ve never been into one comedian in particular—especially stand-up.
For comedic actors, give me Vince Vaughn all day.
Christopher White, Creative Director
I’m going to make this easy, for me and you—the reader… see James’s selection and explanation. All that he has written is spot on.
Jerry Lee, Marketing Strategist
I’m generally a fan of anyone with a unique approach or delivery to comedy.
Demetri Martin has a great way to incorporate music and art (including a unique illustration style) into his standup.
Lately, though, I can’t get enough of Bo Burnham’s “Inside.” He was a phenom out of the gate, and produced loads of awkwardly inappropriate comedy at a young age. He’s matured into a poignant, hilarious, and insanely talented producer of comedic content.
It doesn’t hurt that it also makes for good music listening, but I think he’s at the top of his game right now, and he’s impressive a performer as there is.
Franklin Heinzmann, Account Coordinator
My favorite comedian of all-time is Jim Gaffigan.
To this day, the hardest I’ve ever laughed was when I saw him live at the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, New York, a few years ago.
I distinclty remember laughing into my sweatshirt for a majority of the show because I was in tears after most of the jokes he told.
If you’ve got a few minutes, I HIGHLY recommend you check out his take on hotels and hotel pools.
James A. Colombo III, Copywriter & Content Strategist
It’s George Carlin for me.
Dark. Dirty. Smart. Funny as hell. His unique ability to pinpoint the absurdities of life, ruthlessly ridicule them, and make you think twice about what the hell we’re actually doing here… it’s just sensational stuff.
Whenever I listen to Carlin it’s as if I’m learning something new, something I’m not supposed to know about the universe. Always brilliant. Sometimes poignant. Never a word wasted.
The man was a genius and he will always be a legend, period.
Tyler McElhaney, Website Developer
Comedians are tough because there are few with staying power in my opinion.
One that I will always respect and always gets me is Jim Carrey. Maybe it’s growing up in the 90s with “Ace Ventura,” “Dumb & Dumber” and “The Mask,” or maybe it’s that he’s still going strong in the new “Sonic” film.
Always, though, Jim was (and still is) in a class by himself.
Who’re you calling funny?
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