Four Formerly Funny Fellows Frown

Steve Martin was never funny. Neither was the guy named after the Maryland suburb, which he is now bigger than. Billy Crystal was always on the edge of sentimental crap, and was only funny when delivering other people's material.

Posted by Fat Man at August 5, 2012 12:43 PM

If comedy is that hard on you, you're doing it wrong.

Amockalypse Now.
The Flab Four.

Posted by Joan of Argghh at August 5, 2012 3:08 PM

Robin Williams is the only comic, after Margaret Cho who can make me cry while watching him. He is that bad.

Posted by Jewel at August 5, 2012 3:26 PM

ChCh started the revival of today's crop of Jerry Lewis wannabees. Too bad, 'cause I prefer laughing to cringing.

Posted by Mike Anderson at August 5, 2012 5:50 PM

Time certainly marches on, doesn't it?

Posted by Ivar at August 5, 2012 6:58 PM

Dunno Fat Man, I thought Martin was pretty funny here:
Posted by Bill Jones at August 5, 2012 1:39 PM

Steve Martin and Chevy Chase, in common with "that smirking ass" David Letterman and Bill Murray, exemplify the "ironic" school of hip from the late '70s; e.g. "Isn't it ironic that I'm too cool to be funny?"

No. And no.

Posted by Rob De Witt at August 5, 2012 7:02 PM

"I'm Chevy Chase and you're not."

"Hey, that's not bad for 1975! What else ya got? Oh, that's pretty much it, huh?"

Posted by Mumblix Grumph at August 5, 2012 8:17 PM

Where the hell is Bill Murray?

Oh shit... of course, he was actually funny.

Posted by sherlock at August 5, 2012 11:06 PM

I miss Bob Hope.

Posted by Deborah at August 6, 2012 6:39 AM


Margaret Cho could have been cute if she'd stayed home and kept her G.D. yap shut.

Posted by B Lewis at August 6, 2012 8:12 AM

Wherever Carlin is, swapping jokes with St. Peter, or going on a riff at Satan's expense, I'm sure he's laughing his ass off at this crew. Once Williams got on meds, it was over for him. And outside of the "Vacation" series, I have a hard time recalling anything ChCh did. The other two are who again?

Posted by waltj at August 9, 2012 9:41 PM

I couldn't believe how OLD those guys look. Then I happened to glance in a mirror.......

Posted by Lorne at August 16, 2012 7:04 AM