Sort of following on from people saying Comic Relief wasn't funny, and partly due to me watching a program on Tommy Copper, just wondered what people's favourites were?
By comedian, I mean someone who can stand on stage and make people laugh rather than someone who is just funny in a sitcom or whatever.
For me all time favourite has to be Tommy Copper. He just had to walk on stage and people would fall over laughing.
Morcambe and Wise were excellent too, although they lacked something Copper had.
A little more recently Ben Elton and Rik Mayall were very good (back in the 80's when they were still funny), and Eddie Murphy was ok live too (although much better in films!)
I can't really think of anyone over the past 10-15 years or so who I can say I thought were very good on stage.
What do others think?