I should be loading the dishwasher, but I thought I’d waste time for a few minutes…..

I was watching a PBS special recently called Pioneers of Television. Each episode features the beginnings of various genres (sitcom, variety, etc), with the interviews and archival clips of TV’s founding celebrities. I recently watched the one about sitcoms, featuring the history of folks such as Jackie Gleason, Lucille Ball, and Danny Thomas.  I grew up watching I Love Lucy as a child.  I remember watching every summer afternoon at 1pm, and how much I loved the show.  I thought I’d take a moment to share a list of my all-time favorite comedians, in no particular order:

  • Lucille Ball
  • Jack Benny
  • Bud Abbott & Lou Costello (they’ll always go together)
  • Jackie Gleason
  • Carol Burnett
  • Robin Williams (sadly, the coked-up version)
  • Eddie Murphy (original, during his Eddie Murphy Raw days.)
  • John Belushi
  • Bob Hope
  • Chris Rock
  • Dave Chappelle
  • George Carlin