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Tickle Your Funny Bone Pt. 2
"Since I had so many compliments on the first quiz I decided to present the follow up. I will give you clues to a famous stand-up, TV or movie comedian and you tell me who I am talking about. Enjoy!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Although some would not consider this guy to be a typical comedian, he has been a part of some very funny films. He played Bette Midler's husband in one film and and Arnold Schwarzenegger's brother in another. His first movie role was as a mental patient in the 1975 Jack Nicholson film, "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" He was best known, however, for his role in the hit TV sitcom, "Taxi" (1978-1983). Who was he?
This comedian started out in movies but at first wasn't that successful. He would, however, become one of the most popular stars of early television. Dubbed by Orson Welles as "The Great One", his career skyrocketed during the 1950s with one of the most popular sitcoms of all time. The sitcom would continue as part of his variety show in 1966. His two most noted movie roles were as a famous pool shark and a vulgar sheriff. Who was this legendary comic?
This Brooklyn born comedian got her start doing standup in the 1950s. Her success landed her regular guest appearances on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" (1962-1992) and "The Ed Sullivan Show" (1948-1971). She was known for her rough, raspy and loud voice in which she specialized in poking fun at herself, mostly because of her looks. Just before starting her own talk show she became the regular fill in for Johnny Carson. Later she began work as a Hollywood fashion consultant on Entertainment Television. Who was this famous comedian?
This multi-talented comedian began his career as a popular stand up comic during the 1980s. His break first came when he was a contestant on the talent show, "Star Search" (1983-1995) where he won his round against Dennis Miller of "Saturday Night Live" (1975). In 1987 he was cast on the Cosby Show spinoff, "A Different World" with Lisa Bonet and Jasmine Guy. His popularity earned him a gig on his own show in 1993. He also did films, most notably one in which he and Arnold Schwarzenegger fought over a Christmas toy. Who was this comic genius?
Cedric the Entertainer
This American comedian first gained recognition as part of a military sitcom during the 1960s. He later did several Disney movies with other known comics such as Don Knotts and John Amos. Perhaps this comic's most noted characteristic was the ability to draw an audience's laugh without the benefit of dialogue. It was that ability that landed him a part on one of the top comedy variety shows of all time. Who was this famous comic?
This superstar comic was considered to be one of the pioneers of female stand-up comedy. Comics from Lily Tomlin to Rosanne Barr considered her a major influence on their careers. She created a stage character who was a wild haired, oddly dressed housewife who made fun of her husband while smoking a cigarette. She worked numerous times with the legendary Bob Hope in several movies, 23 TV specials as well as a part of his renowned USO shows played before troops abroad. She is recognized by her signature laugh. Who was this funny lady?
This Pittsburgh born comedian was mostly known as an impressionist who had regular appearances on the "Tonight Show" when Steve Allen was host during the 1960s. He was also a regular guest on "The Ed Sullivan Show" (1948-1971) including his first appearance on February 9th, 1964 which was the same night that the Beatles first performed in the USA. He is however mostly remembered as one of Batman's villains on the TV show of the 1960s. Who was he?
This Canadian born actor-comedian had a career which stretched back 50 years including over 100 films and numerous TV shows. In those days he was known more as a dramatic actor including part of an all star cast in the 1972 film, "The Poseidon Adventure". But it was later in his career where his popularity rose due to his work as a comic actor. His career got a big boost when he began to star in several comical movie spoofs. Who was he?
This legendary comedian got his start by working in burlesque in 1942. He became part of a successful two man comedy team which included a popular singer as the straight man to his zany comedy. After the duo split up, he went on to have a successful solo career including an original comedy film which was remade by comic Eddie Murphy. His son was the lead singer of a popular group during the 1960s and he also gained recognition by establishing a famous charity organization in which he was the spokesperson. Who was this giant of comedy?
This popular comic from St. Louis, Missouri started out with a raunchy night club act before getting into television. He starred in one of the funniest sitcoms of the 70s which rivaled even the smash "All In The Family" (1971-1979). His show continued into 1986 with several name changes. Although he didn't make that many movies he was cast in the Eddie Murphy film "Harlem Nights" (1989). Who was this super comedian?
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Compiled Jun 19 13