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Response to dhol82 (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 03:35 AM

14. nah, he just sucked

 

Quick - name a funny Bob Hope routine. There isn't one.

All he ever did was read other people's jokes off cue cards. No signature performance to speak of.

Age has nothing to do with it.

Jack Benny still makes me laugh my ass off. Chaplin and Keaton are brilliant. Abbot and Costello hold up. Ditto Groucho. And Carson's quick wit and ad libs in interviews are the stuff of legend.

But Hope - He's that unfunny guy your parents and grandparents watched out of tradition, who didn't have an original bit in his entire career.

He kissed executive ass for decades, knew the right people and coasted on no talent. He was the proto-Jimmy Fallon.

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