Comedians I Don't Find Funny

This is a list of comedians whom I don't find paricularly funny. In some cases I enjoy a small amount of their work, but for the most part I'm not very fond of their work as a whole (at least from what I've seen).
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Kristen Wiig
Actress, The Martian
Kristen Carroll Wiig was born on August 22, 1973 in Canandaigua, New York, to Laurie J. (Johnston), an artist, and Jon J. Wiig, a lake marina manager. She is of Norwegian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, English, and Scottish descent. The family moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, before settling in Rochester...
 
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Rainn Wilson
Actor, The Office
Rainn Wilson lives in Los Angeles with his wife, fiction writer Holiday Reinhorn (Big Cats), and his son, Walter McKenzie Wilson who was born in 2004. He grew up in Seattle, Washington but graduated from New Trier H.S. in Winnetka, Illinois. After attending both Tufts University and the University of Washington...
“ I was never a big fan of the Office... ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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“ He was really funny in Pineapple Express, but other than that I don't get him (e.g. Eastbound & Down, Tropic Thunder). ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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Chelsea Handler
Producer, Chelsea Lately
Chelsea Handler was born in Livingston, New Jersey, to a Mormon mother, Rita (Stoecker), who was born in Germany, and an American-born Jewish father, Seymour Handler. She was the youngest of six children. In 2002, Chelsea was one of the stars of Oxygen's Girls Behaving Badly. Chelsea got her start doing stand-up comedy...
“ She's just really annoying and bitchy... in order to be a comedian, one must make jokes of some kind. All she does on her show is talk about how much she loves vodka... It's just dumb. ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina, to Fatima, a medical office worker, and Shoukath, a gastroenterologist. His family is from Tamil Nadu, India. He graduated from NYU as a business major in 2004. He graduated from the South Carolina Governor's School for Math and Science in Hartsville...
“ He's kinda funny (e.g. Funny People, Observe & Report), but in his stand-up special, I may have laughed about 2 times... Quite strange ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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Steve Martin
Writer, The Jerk
Steve Martin was born on August 14, 1945 in Waco, Texas, USA as Stephen Glenn Martin to Mary Lee (née Stewart; 1913-2002) and Glenn Vernon Martin (1914-1997), a real estate salesman and aspiring actor. He was raised in Inglewood and Garden Grove in California. In 1960, he got a job at the Magic shop of Disney's Fantasyland...
“ He used to be funny, but his shtick is getting a little old. ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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Betty White
Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to Christine Tess (Cachikis), a homemaker, and Horace Logan White, a lighting company executive. She is of Danish, Greek, English, and Welsh descent. Although best known as the devious Sue Ann Nivens on the classic sitcom Mary Tyler Moore and the ditzy Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls...
“ This one's kinda unfair because she's really funny in interviews and The Golden Girls, but she's overused so much nowadays... and none of her movies are funny... not to mention the horrid Hot in Cleveland. ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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Tina Fey
Elizabeth Stamatina Fey was born in 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia, to Xenobia "Jeanne" (Xenakes), a brokerage employee, and Donald Henry Fey, who wrote grant proposals for universities. Her mother is Greek, born in Piraeus, while her father had German, Northern Irish, and English ancestry...
 
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Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon was born in 1974 in Brooklyn, New York, to Gloria (Feeley) and Jimmy Fallon. He is of Irish, German, and Norwegian descent. He was raised in Saugerties, New York, which is in upstate New York. He has performed stand up, impressions and characters across the country, in some of the biggest comedy clubs...
“ On SNL he was hilarious, but as a talk show host he's awful. ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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David Letterman
Television would never be the same after David Letterman made his second attempt at a television show in 1982. But his career before becoming host of the show was quite an interesting and long one. Letterman was born in Broad Ripple, a neighborhood in Indianapolis. His childhood was relatively unremarkable...
“ Similarly to Steve Martin, he used to be really funny but he's been getting more and more arrogant as the years have gone on, not to mention senile. And if that weren't enough, his jokes are terrible. Just watch the Late Show. Whenever he tells a joke, there's always a rather uncomfortable, forgiving feeling in the audience that leads to a sort of sympathetic applause. ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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Jay Leno
Jay Leno began his career in night clubs, where he worked 300 nights a year before hitting it big in 1992 with his own late-night talk show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. By that time he had appeared on television, acted in a few films (American Hot Wax) but hit paydirt with his late-night television appearances (he made a record number of visits to Late Night with David Letterman); for several years...
“ I've never seen his old standup (I've heard it's pretty good/ok), but as host of the Tonight Show, he's simply not funny. The best part of the Tonight Show is 'Headlines' but the hilarity has nothing to do with Leno. It has to do with the stupidity of others, which in itself is a pretty low form of comedy, but oh well. ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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“ Just terrible, simply terrible ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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James Belushi
James Adam Belushi was born June 15, 1954, in Chicago, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. The third of four children - his brother was John Belushi - he grew up in Wheaton...
 
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Ellen DeGeneres
Emmy-winning talk show host Ellen Lee DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana, a New Orleans suburb. She is the daughter of Betty DeGeneres (née Elizabeth Jane Pfeffer), a speech therapist, and Elliott Everett DeGeneres, an insurance agent. Her brother is musician and producer Vance DeGeneres. Her parents divorced when she was sixteen years old...
 
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Jon Stewart
Producer, The Daily Show
Jon Stewart was born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz in New York City, New York, to Marian (Laskin), a teacher, and Donald Leibowitz, a physics professor. His family is Ashkenazi Jewish (from Austria, Ukraine, Poland, and Belarus). Stewart moved to Lawrenceville, New Jersey during his childhood. He graduated from the College Of William And Mary in Williamsburg...
“ He's kinda funny, just really overrated. I prefer Colbert. ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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Lisa Lampanelli
Lisa Lampenelli is one of the most high-profile insult comics. Though actually born in Connecticut, she is identified as a New Yorker, where she built up her career on the stand-up comic circuit. She is known for her outrageous pot shots at celebrities as well as references to her own weight and sexuality...
 
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D.L. Hughley
Hughley is the second of four children. His father was an airline maintenance worker and his mother was a homemaker. He grew up in L.A.'s South Central where he was a member of the Bloods gang after getting kicked out of high school. However, he turned his life around after a cousin was shot. He quit the gang and got a job as a telemarketer for the Los Angeles Times...
 
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“ There was some funny stuff in Black on Broadway, but other than that he just seems to scream and whine and bull*beep* about uninteresting things. ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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Tim Allen
Timothy Allen Dick was born on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, USA, to Martha Katherine (Fox) and Gerald M. Dick. His father, a real-estate salesman, was killed in a collision with a drunk driver while driving his family home from a University of Colorado football game, when Tim was eleven years old...
 
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Jeff Foxworthy
Foxworthy was born Jeffrey Marshall Foxworthy in Atlanta, Georgia on September 6, 1958. He followed in his father's footsteps working for IBM in Georgia, but on a dare from friends, he did a few minutes of comedy at an Atlanta comedy club. A few months later, Foxworthy quit his job and started on the stand-up comedy road...
 
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Charlie Murphy
Costume and Wardrobe Department, Léon: The Professional
 
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Howie Mandel
Producer, Deal or No Deal
The story goes that huggable stand-up comedian Howie Mandel, who ran a carpet business once upon a time, began his show biz career by chance while catching amateur night at the Comedy Store on the L.A. Sunset Strip during a vacation. Goaded on by friends to try out, a producer spotted him, hired him for an appearance on the comedy game show "Make Me Laugh," and the rest is history...
 
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Sinbad
Sinbad was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan to two parents, Louise and the Baptist Rev. Dr. Donald Beckley Adkins and was then known as David Adkins. He is primarily known as an actor and somewhat a writer and proved his comedic acting style in House Guest (1994), Jingle All the Way (1996), First Kid (1996) and Good Burger (1997)...
 
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Gilbert Gottfried
Actor, Aladdin
At the young age of 15, Gilbert Gottfried began doing stand-up at open mike nights in New York City and, after a few short years, became known around town as "the comedian's comedian". After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late-night comedy show...
“ His voice is a cacophony of wonderous pleasure but his jokes suck. ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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Ashton Kutcher
Christopher Ashton Kutcher was born on February 7, 1978 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Diane (Finnegan), who was employed at Procter & Gamble, and Larry Kutcher, a factory worker. He has a fraternal twin brother, Michael, and a sister, Tausha. He is of Czech (father) and Irish, German, and Czech (mother) descent...
“ I've kind of got a soft spot for My Boss's Daughter... I don't know why. But other than that, everything he's ever been in is crap. I'll have to watch more That 70's Show, but from what I remember, that's not very good either. ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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Jeff Richards
Jeff Richards attended Las Lomas High School. One of his first jobs was at a Walnut Creek plumbing company. He left California to attend the University of North Carolina. After leaving the school, Richards traveled across the country as a stand-up comedian. Once he performed at a 13 year-olds birthday party for $50...
“ This guy was on SNL in the 90's and he was so f-ing terrible. It was painful to watch him try to be funny. ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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Carlos Mencia
Carlos Mencia is undoubtedly one of today's most popular entertainers and comic-thief. Whether it is man-on-the-street interviews, studio comedy, commercial parodies, nationwide sold-out tours, films, or ability to steal jokes, Mencia demonstrates an extraordinary ability to connect with a wide and diverse audience...
“ I used to like him but I've grown up since. ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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Russell Brand
Russell Brand was born on June 4, 1975, in Grays, Essex, England, the son of Barbara Elizabeth (Nichols) and Ronald Henry Brand, a photographer. An only child, his parents divorced when he was only six months old, and he was subsequently raised by his mother. Enduring a difficult childhood that saw...
“ He's kinda funny, just really annoying more than anything. ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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Kevin James
Kevin James was born Kevin George Knipfing on April 26, 1965, in Mineola, New York, to Janet, an office worker, and Joseph Valentine Knipfing, Jr., an insurance agency owner. His father was of German descent. James attended SUNY Cortland where he played fullback on the football team while majoring in sports management...
“ Possibly my least favorite comedian. His stand up is horrible, King of Queens was horrible, and with the exception of Chuck and Larry, all his movies are horrible. And btw, Chuck and Larry was only funny to me because of its writing and premise; the actors are kind interchangeable. ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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Michael Cera
Canadian actor Michael Cera was born in Brampton, Ontario, to parents who worked for Xerox. His mother, Linda, who is from Quebec, has English, Irish, Scottish, and Dutch ancestry, and his father, Luigi Cera, is Sicilian. Michael is the middle child between two sisters. He was educated at Conestoga Public School...
“ Funny in Superbad, but unfortunately he's become a one-trick pony. ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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Jack Black
Jack Black was born Thomas Jacob Black in Santa Monica, California, to Judith Love (Cohen) and Thomas William Black, both satellite engineers. He is of British-German (father) and Russian Jewish (mother) ancestry. Black attended the University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he was a member...
“ Nacho Libre is one of my least favorite movies of all time. I didn't really like Tropic Thunder either... see Ben Stiller below ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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Ben Stiller
Producer, Zoolander
Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish ancestry (she converted to Judaism). It's not surprising that...
“ With the exception of There's Something About Mary and The Heartbreak Kid (both by way of the Farrelly bros), I hate just about every one of his movies. ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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Owen Wilson
Self-proclaimed troublemaker Owen Wilson was born in Dallas, to Irish-American parents originally from Massachusetts. He grew up in Texas with his mother, Laura (Cunningham), a photographer; his father, Robert Andrew Wilson, an ad exec; and his brothers, Andrew Wilson (the eldest) and Luke Wilson (the youngest)...
 
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Vince Vaughn
Producer, The Internship
Vincent Anthony Vaughn was born on March 28, 1970, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and was raised in Lake Forest, Illinois. His parents are Vernon Vaughn, a salesman and character actor, and Sharon Vaughn (née Sharon Eileen DePalmo), a real-estate agent and stockbroker. They divorced in 1991. He has two older sisters...
 
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Jason Bateman
Jason Bateman is an American film and television actor best known for his role as Michael Bluth on the television sitcom Arrested Development, as well as his role on Valerie. He was born in Rye, New York, USA. His father, Kent Bateman, from a Utah-based family, is a film and television director...
 
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David Spade
Comic brat extraordinaire David Spade was born on July 22, 1964, in Birmingham, Michigan, the youngest of three brothers. He is the son of Judith J. (Meek), a writer and editor, and Wayne M. Spade, a sales rep, and is of German, English, Irish, and Scottish descent. Raised in both Scottsdale (from age four) and Casa Grande...
 
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Margaret Cho
Actress, 30 Rock
Margaret Cho was born Dec. 5, 1968 and raised in San Francisco. Her grandfather was a Methodist minister who ran an orphanage in Seoul during the Korean War. Ignoring the traditions of her patriarchal culture, her mother bravely resisted an arranged marriage in Korea and married Margaret's father who writes joke books - in Korean...
 
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Ken Jeong
Ken Jeong is a Korean-American actor, comedian, and physician. He is best known for his roles as Ben Chang on the critically acclaimed NBC/Yahoo! sitcom Community and gangster Leslie Chow in The Hangover Trilogy. He appeared in Michael Bay's Pain & Gain, as Johnny Wu, a motivational speaker...
“ He was hilarious in Knocked Up but I didn't think he was very funny in The Hangover, contrary to most people's opinions. ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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Jo Koy
Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house. He is now selling out clubs across the nation and has appeared on over 100 episodes of "Chelsea Lately." His infectious, explosive energy onstage, insightful jokes, and family inspired humor cross all boundaries. Jo, who was raised in Tacoma...
 
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Tyler Perry
Perry was born and raised in New Orleans, to Willie Maxine (Campbell) and Emmitt Perry, Sr. His mother was a church-goer and took Perry along with her once a week. His father was a carpenter and they had a very strained and abusive relationship, which led Perry to suffer from depression as a teenager...
“ The epitome of what is wrong with American entertainment. It's pretty freaking ridiculous. ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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Kathy Griffin
Kathy Griffin was raised in the near-west Chicago suburbs, in an Irish-American family. She has three older brothers and an older sister. When her parents retired to California, Kathy moved west with them after graduating from Oak Park River Forest High School and began trying to break into show business...
 
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“ Kimmel can occasionally have his moments, but overall I think his talk show is really bad... sometimes as bad as Lopez Tonight. ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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“ I like his movies, but in interviews nowadays, he's always trying to be funny and it never really is. ” - WillemDafoe2
 
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Bernie Mac
Bernard Jeffrey McCollough was born in Chicago in 1957. He grew up in Chicago, in a rougher neighborhood than most others, with a large family living under one roof. This situation provided him with a great insight into his comedy, as his family, and the situations surrounding them would be what dominated his comedy...
 
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Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen was born Carlos Irwin Estévez on September 3, 1965, in New York City. His father, actor Martin Sheen (born Ramon Antonio Gerard Estevez), was at the time just breaking into the business, with performances on Broadway. His mother, Janet Sheen (née Templeton), was a former New York art student who had met Charlie's father right after he had moved to Manhattan...
“ Two and a Half Men never was and never will be a funny show. ” - WillemDafoe2