Hollywood's Least Funny Comics

These guys get no respect, and they deserve it
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2009 1:40 PM CST
An actual joke from Mr. The Cable Guy: "I had my girl put on crotchless britches one time. She was like, 'Want some of this right here?' I go, 'No, look what it did to your underbritches over there.'"   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
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(Newser) – You rarely see Carrot Top or Gallagher anymore, but showbiz is still full of guys who just aren’t funny. Sarah Bell of Newsweek points out the worthiest tomato targets:

  • Larry the Cable Guy: A really, really poor man’s Jeff Foxworthy, minus any actual jokes.
  • Carlos Mencia: Makes a living mocking mentally handicapped people and “beaners.” Dave Chappelle, he ain’t.

  • Howie Mandel: Probably funny once, “but it’s hard to preserve your comedic edge when your day job is pretending to use a stupid prop telephone to call a silhouette.”
  • Dane Cook: He’s spread himself too thin and now seems “more intent on coining fratty catchphrases than honing his talent.”
  • Jay Leno: He’s charming, and he’s nice, but his show is “profoundly unfunny.” Sometimes we charity laugh, though. “We have to—it’s Uncle Jay.”
  • Jeff Dunham: Sorry, ventriloquism peaked sometime during the Eisenhower administration.