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Topic: Ten Funniest Magicians - Your votes
Message: Posted by: michaangelo (Apr 16, 2008 12:23PM)
Hey all,

I know this is related to who you have seen and personal tastes, but I am interested in who your top ten comedy magicians might be...

Message: Posted by: michaelmystic2003 (Apr 17, 2008 06:23AM)
10- Bill Malone
9- John Carney
8- Steven Bargatze
7- Johnnny Thompson
6- The Amazing Johnathan
5- Jeff Hobson
4- Mac King
3- Penn and Teller
2- David Acer
1- David Williamson
Message: Posted by: Payne (Apr 17, 2008 09:53AM)
1: Mac King
2: David Williamson
3: Harry Anderson
4: Penn & Teller
4: Amazing Johnathan
5: Carl Ballentine
6: Art Metrano
7: Jonh Carney (as Mr. Mysto)
8: John Lovick
9: Billy McComb
10: Karroll Fox
Message: Posted by: shomemagic (Apr 17, 2008 11:19AM)
Nick Lewin belongs on this list somewhere!
Message: Posted by: Payne (Apr 17, 2008 05:34PM)
As does Bob Sheets, and Woody Pittman but they only asked for 10
Message: Posted by: Glenn Godsey (Apr 17, 2008 06:57PM)
1. Aldo Colombini
2. Aldo Colombini
3. Aldo Colombini
4. Aldo Colombini
I have seen them all for over 65 years. There has never been another magician in my long life who is as naturally, spontaneously, unpredictably funny as Aldo.

With Aldo, it's not an act. He is just inherently hilarious.

Best regards,
Glenn Godsey
Message: Posted by: avimagic (Apr 17, 2008 09:13PM)
I just saw Jeff Hobson in Vegas last night and laughed my butt off. I move him to the top of my funny list.
Message: Posted by: Danny Hustle (Apr 18, 2008 08:29AM)
1.Bob Sheets
2.Steve Kradolfer
3.Charlie Frye
4.Jeff Hobson
5.Mac King
7.Michael Finney
8.Steve Spill
9.Carl Ballantine
10.Tommy Cooper
11. Amazing Jonathan

these are in no particular order but all needed to be mentioned. I got my list from Spinal Tap so it goes to 11


Message: Posted by: Bendy (Apr 20, 2008 06:30PM)
I don't know if I can comprise a better list of ten than what Magic Magazine had and I certainly would have several of the same ones they had. However, I do know that I would've definitely put Harry Anderson on that list!!
Message: Posted by: Hansel (Apr 23, 2008 02:05AM)
10-Terry Seabrooke
9-Bill Malone
8-Thompsoni and Co.
7-Aldo Colombini
6-Charlie Fry
5-Paul Daniels
4-Jeff Hobson
3-Mac King
2-Juan Tamariz
1-Fielding West
Message: Posted by: parmenion (Apr 23, 2008 12:23PM)
1- David williamson
2- Harry Anderson
3-Amazing Johnathan
4-Jeff Hobson
5- Mac King
6-Tom Mullica
7-Rudy Coby
Message: Posted by: Tim Hannig (Apr 25, 2008 09:36AM)
I don't have a top ten ready, but Dana Daniels would definitely be in it.
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Apr 27, 2008 01:53PM)
Mike Bent
Bob Sheets
Charlie Frye
Jon Stetson
Michael Finney
Steve Kradolfer
David Williamson
Amazing Jonathan
Steve Spill
Dana Daniels
John Archer

In no particular order with the exception of Mike Bent being number 1!
(I know that was 11, but it is so hard to narrow this down. ;) )
Message: Posted by: ASW (May 17, 2008 02:41AM)
Juan Tamariz, Tom Mullica and Del Ray aren't in the top ten?

The voters must be on drugs.
Message: Posted by: Mints (Jul 6, 2008 02:17AM)
No pit hartling?
Message: Posted by: bsears (Jul 8, 2008 11:34PM)
My top three:

1) Dave Williamson
2) Jay Sankey
3) Bob Sheets
Message: Posted by: Tom Fenton (Jul 17, 2008 11:56AM)
In no particular order:

Tommy Cooper
David Williamson
Jeff Hobson
Whit Haydn
Mac King
Harry Anderson
John Carney
Juan Tamarez
Simon Lovell
Stephen Tucker
Message: Posted by: TKO MAGIC (Jul 19, 2008 10:19AM)
1. Mac King
2. Tommy Cooper
3. Michael Finney
4. David Williamson
5. Amazing Jonathon
6. Harry Anderson
7. Fielding West
8. Dana Daniels
9. Charlie Frye
10. Aldo Colombini
11. Bob Sheets

Mac King and Tommy Cooper are tied. Can you really get more funnier than these guys?
Message: Posted by: Review King (Jul 25, 2008 07:05PM)
David Williamson and Gergory Wilson are funny without scripts. They can just riff on whatever sitauation they're in. That's a gift.
Message: Posted by: Andi Peters (Jul 26, 2008 08:32AM)
Michael Ammar is funny. He has a funny laugh.
Message: Posted by: Tivoli (Jul 27, 2008 05:16AM)
Hi guys my vote belongs to :

1 Jean Merlin, the funniest magician I've never seen
2 D. Williamson
3 Tom Mullica
4 Mac King

Message: Posted by: Doruk Ülgen (Aug 20, 2008 06:16PM)
Isn't it hard to list them in order,everyone is funny in a diffrent way...
Message: Posted by: Eric Lott (Aug 21, 2008 02:14PM)
I'm glad someone mentioned Whit Haydn. He really is a funny performer. I'm not sure if we're including guys who have passed on, but Billy McComb was incredibly funny.

It's interesting how everyone has a different definition of funny. Some think Jay Sankey should be on the top ten list. He is the farthest thing from funny in my opinion.

I don't think I've laughed harder in my life than the night I saw David Acer lecture and perform.
Message: Posted by: jimhlou (Aug 21, 2008 02:18PM)
Mac King
Steve Bargatze
Johnny Thompson

Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Aug 22, 2008 01:38AM)
Everyone forgot Chris Capehart.
Message: Posted by: jimhlou (Aug 22, 2008 08:27PM)
Didn't forget him - didn't know him. Just meet Chris at KIDABRA - what a talented guy! Definitely one of the top 10 - and one of my top 4.

Message: Posted by: Lawrence O (Aug 28, 2008 02:22PM)
Since I do not know each and every one of the performers mentionned above the following classified list is not to be considered as argumental but as personal experience (there are however magicians in the list above, that I know well and that I would classify as very entertaining but not as "funniest", but easily admitting that this is a matter of personal culture, and also some names that I do not find funny at all -it must be me...)
David Williamson
Dana Daniels
Tom Mullica
Bob Read
Johnny Thompson (as Thomsoni company)
Whit Haydn
Fielding West
Charlie Frye
John Carney (as Mr. Mysto)
Bob Sheet
Message: Posted by: Lawrence O (Aug 28, 2008 02:26PM)
On 2008-04-17 22:13, avimagic wrote:
I just saw Jeff Hobson in Vegas last night and laughed my butt off. I move him to the top of my funny list.

I know! Some of us are too hard on gay people...
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Aug 28, 2008 02:30PM)
Kyle Peron
Message: Posted by: Ian Keable (Sep 9, 2008 04:03PM)
It's some time since MAGIC's top 10 Funniest Magician list came out; and it's very interesting to see what other magicians have been suggested on here as deserving of a place. Of course we are all influenced by who we have seen and when we have seen them. I'm from the UK and saw Paul Daniels and Wayne Dobson at the top of their game; unsurprisingly they would both be in my top ten.

I think the one unfortunate aspect of the list was that there wasn't one magician outside the US on it. I appreciate that MAGIC is very much a US magazine; but even so you would have thought there was at least one magician from the rest of the planet who deserved a top ten entry!

Having said that I wouldn't argue with the top two - David Williamson and Mac King. To my mind David Williamson would probably win because his humour is totally natural and spontaneous: he is someone who has 'funny bones', whereas with most other comedy magicians you can see the 'joins'. The last time we saw David in the UK was at the British Ring of the IBM. He 'lectured' for an hour and a half and was absolutely hilarious. It was genius at work. Why he's not a huge star in the US I've got no idea.
Message: Posted by: Sealegs (Sep 11, 2008 04:48PM)
As Ian says the make up of your own individual top ten list is going to be influenced by who you've seen. As I'm from the UK there would quite a few Brits on my top ten list and Ian Keable's name would most definitely be on it.

Message: Posted by: KyletheGreat (Sep 12, 2008 07:11AM)
On 2008-08-28 15:26, Lawrence O wrote:
On 2008-04-17 22:13, avimagic wrote:
I just saw Jeff Hobson in Vegas last night and laughed my butt off. I move him to the top of my funny list.

I know! Some of us are too hard on gay people...

THey like that though don't they? :) ...
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Sep 12, 2008 08:21AM)
Bob Sheets
Chris Capehart
Max Maven
Michael Finney
Ron Bauer
Message: Posted by: nathanallen (Sep 12, 2008 02:29PM)
1. Luigi
2. Dana Daniels
3. Criss Angel (for all the wrong reasons)
Message: Posted by: MJP (Oct 15, 2008 06:50PM)
My votes, no order: Jeff Hobson, Amazing Jonathan, Dave Williamson, Tom Mullica, Thom Peterson, Michael Finney, Johnny Thompson, Richard Sanders, David Acer and Carl Ballentine.
Message: Posted by: Dr. Delusion (Oct 15, 2008 07:36PM)
All of the guys on my list have already been mentioned except one, Kohl and Company.
Message: Posted by: Ray Tupper. (Oct 18, 2008 08:58AM)
Not one vote for Gazzo,interesting..
Message: Posted by: hou_dini (Oct 18, 2008 03:45PM)
Well, in no particular order-----Gazzo (there ya go), Charlie Frye, Amazing Johnathan, Carl Ballantine, Bob Sheets and the other five.
Message: Posted by: SplitSpades11 (Oct 26, 2008 03:44PM)
1. Jay Sankey
2. Harry Anderson
3. David Williamson
4. David Acer
5. Gregory Wilson
Message: Posted by: SplitSpades11 (Oct 26, 2008 03:45PM)
On 2008-10-26 16:44, SplitSpades11 wrote:
1. Jay Sankey
2. Harry Anderson
3. David Williamson
4. David Acer
5. Gregory Wilson

oh yeah and Criss Angel makes me **** my pants with all the grunting and groaning when he's vanishing a cigarette in a thumb tip.
Message: Posted by: Vibono Magic (Oct 29, 2008 04:56AM)
Jonny Loon
Topper Martyn
Fielding West
Tommy Cooper
David Wiliamson
Chad Long
Otto Weasly
Aldo Colombini
Wayne Dobson
Scott Cevrin
Message: Posted by: Davidmagic1 (Nov 1, 2008 07:20AM)
Here my 10
1- David williamson
2-Amazing Johnathan
3-Jeff Hobson
4- Mac King
5- Harry Anderson
6-Tom Mullica
7-Rudy Coby
8-Chris Capehart
9-Dana Daniels
Message: Posted by: Alan Munro (Nov 3, 2008 11:24AM)
Aldo Colombini (just saw him lecture and he keeps getting better and better)
Steven Bargatze
The Amazing Johnathan
Jeff Hobson
Mac King
David Williamson
Tom Mullica
Michael Finney
Tommy Cooper
Gregory Wilson
Message: Posted by: Martijn van Berkel (Nov 18, 2008 04:23PM)
David Williamson
Bill Malone
MAc King
Message: Posted by: rockwall (Nov 18, 2008 04:30PM)
I haven't seen enough to have a top 10. (Unfortunately!)

But .. I HAVE seen Mac King and he definately would be at the top!

I have always liked Penn and Teller but saw their show in Vegas several years back and was suprisingly bored by it. Way too talky for me.

I also like Jay Sankey but don't find him all that funny. Maybe live would be different. I REALLY like Bill Malone but unfortunately, my wife finds him creepy.

On the top of my list to go see live are Jeff Hobson and Amazing Jonathan.

Message: Posted by: MaxfieldsMagic (Nov 27, 2008 12:03AM)
Here's four, anyway:

1. Jay Sankey - he seems to get funnier on repeat viewing. At first when I saw his DVD's, I thought "hmmm, he needs an editor or a director or something..." but now, watching his id spasm in all directions is a highlight of the show.

2. Greg Wilson - he's sharp and witty, and very quick with the quip (not slow with the slope...)

3. Gaetan Bloom - that accent and attitude... it's like that Lithuanian guy from Taxi decided to do stand-up. But he doesn't need the schtick, as his magic speaks for itself.

4. Jon Allen - just based on his "Spectators Do Not Exist" DVD, he seems pretty funny, sharp and likeable
Message: Posted by: joseph (Nov 27, 2008 05:59AM)
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPpLoF7zudQ&feature=related]Carl Ballantine[/url] ...
Message: Posted by: magicgettogether (Dec 2, 2008 05:28PM)
The Great Tomsoni
Karrell Fox
Jeff Hobson
Mac King
Steve Bargatze
Tom Mullica
Tom Burgoon
Kohl & Co
Oscar Munoz
Kevin James
Message: Posted by: Bradley Roberts (Dec 11, 2008 10:53AM)
Jeff Hobson is a nut. I get many chances to see him here in Vegas. Mac King is up there for me too. One person that I don't see on anyones list is Tim Gabeirlson. If you have not see him go do it. This guy is FUNNY! And Chris Capehart is the man. One funny guy there.

Tim Gabeirlson
Chris Capehart
Mac King
Jeff Hobson
Bob Sheets
Johnny Thompson

We had a Magician of the Year Gala for Marvyn Roy a week ago. I put up the pictures of the event on our IBM site. You can check them out at http://www.ibm257.com.
You will see why people think Jeff and Mac King are crazy funny. The pictures of Jeff in a dress and Mac King on the bed with Irene Larson are Priceless.

Message: Posted by: m.ruetz (Jan 5, 2009 07:58PM)
John Cassidy has probably the funniest magic act I have ever seen...

Message: Posted by: rjthomp (Jan 5, 2009 09:57PM)
My top 6:
6 Michael Finney
5 Penn& Teller
4 Whit Hayden
3 Bill Malone
2 Dana Daniels

And number 1, not just the funniest magician, but the funniest anyone that you'll ever see....

1.John Cassidy

He's just insanely good... Just filled out my vote for Magic Castle's stage magician of the year, and he's got my vote!

Message: Posted by: georgecoolla (Jan 6, 2009 03:40AM)
Chips! Too funny!
Message: Posted by: CMMAGIC (Jan 19, 2009 12:45AM)
NO Order :
Jeff Hobson
The Amazing Jonathan
David Williamson
Tom Mullica
Thom Peterson
Michael Finney
Johnny Thompson
Fielding West
Dana Daniels
Carl Ballentine.
Message: Posted by: magicjack1977 (Jan 19, 2009 09:10AM)
1a. Mac King
1b. The Amazing Johnathan
3. Harry Anderson
4. Bill Malone
5. David Williamson

I can't finish this list because I can't think of what order anyone else should be in but that is definitely my top 5.
Message: Posted by: bitterman (Jan 19, 2009 10:47AM)
Top Ten Lists are short hand for thinking and odius at best.

We seem to need to grant the title “Comic Genius” to someone every couple of years, as if by ordaining them great, we need not dig any further for true humor. True humor requires that we re-examine that which is being parodied. It forces us to pause and ponder; and who wants to work that hard? True humor does not induce the immediate proclamation, “That was funny!” Thus the Comic Genius is, out of necessity, seldom a good comic.
Message: Posted by: MarceloElGrande (Jan 19, 2009 05:35PM)
Jeff Hobson (Top)
Tommy Cooper
Johnny Thompson
David Williamson
Michael Finney
David Acer
Tom Mullica
The Amazing Johnathan
Fielding West
And... nobody has named Mel Mellers??

Message: Posted by: Chris H (Jan 19, 2009 05:52PM)
Paul Zenon
Steve Martin
Penn and Teller
Message: Posted by: CMMAGIC (Jan 19, 2009 07:46PM)
Mel Mellers , yes , very funny !! Good post Macelo
Message: Posted by: Chris H (Jan 20, 2009 06:39AM)
On 2009-01-19 18:52, Guerrilla Magic wrote:
Paul Zenon
Steve Martin
Penn and Teller

I'd like to add both Derren Brown and Andy Nyman to my list.


Message: Posted by: MarceloElGrande (Jan 20, 2009 06:41AM)
Aaand... Mark Kornhauser!!!

Message: Posted by: Jarod (Jan 20, 2009 12:40PM)
> Mel Mellers

> John Archer

> Jarod McMurran :crazydude:
Message: Posted by: johndraws (Jan 21, 2009 12:23AM)
I haven't seen enough funny magicians to create a list of 10.

I love to watch
Bill Malone
Mac King
Harry Anderson
Jay Sankey
Does Steve Martin still count? Flydini cracks me up!!!!

There was a guy...on the boardwalk at a resort at Disney World in Orlando...have no idea what his name was..just a street performer not a huge star....he was hillarious. YET HE NEVER SPOKE A WORD. Just had a whistle in his mouth. Funny routines...great crowd interaction...and did I mention...never spoke a word!!
Message: Posted by: Kune (Jan 25, 2009 09:19AM)
Juan Tamariz
Jay Sankey
Tom Mullica
Tommy Wonder
Dave Williamson
Tim Ellis
Fielding West
Gregory Wilson
Tommy Cooper
Message: Posted by: manreb (Jan 25, 2009 05:19PM)
I have seen some amazing and talented comedy acts. Among my rhree all time favorites were Carl Ballantine, Vito Scotti, and Peter Pitt. I don't know if these are remembered by anyone. Suprisingly The Great Balentine and Mr Magico both made it big on McHale's Navy.
Message: Posted by: Lion Dope (Jan 27, 2009 04:51PM)
A few weeks ago I saw John Cassidy perform in Lancaster PA. He destroyed. Probably the funniest act I've ever seen.
Harry Anderson
Bob Read
Terry Seabrooke
Simon Lovell
Michael Finney
Mac King
Almar the Professional Idiot
Danny Lord (a ren faire variety act, but he does magic)
Penn and Teller
Message: Posted by: ladirector (Jan 27, 2009 05:30PM)
In no particular order:

Mark kornhauser
Fielding West
Harry Anderson
David Williamson
Bob Sheets
Steve Spill
Mac King
Michael Finney
Penn & Teller
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Jan 28, 2009 01:30AM)
I'm not even going to make a list.

I think the funniest has to be David Williamson.
Message: Posted by: spatlind (Jan 28, 2009 02:48AM)
No list for me either. Tommy Cooper for me. Followed closely by David Williamson and Tom Mullica
Message: Posted by: Terry Veckey (Jan 30, 2009 03:36AM)
I'm new here but I think being funny desecrates the Art of Magic.
Message: Posted by: MarceloElGrande (Jan 31, 2009 12:28PM)
On 2009-01-30 04:36, veckmagic wrote:
I'm new here but I think being funny desecrates the Art of Magic.

That's very funny ...

Message: Posted by: Rockabilly (Feb 2, 2009 01:12PM)
9-Tommy Cooper
8-TC Tahoe
7-Tommy Cooper
6-Harry Anderson
5-Tommy Cooper
4-Amazing Johnathan
3-Tommy Cooper
2-Mac King
1-Tommy Cooper

Just Like That!
Message: Posted by: Sindre (Feb 4, 2009 01:39PM)
1 Fantasio and Mullica. (hard to desire)
2 Mac king
3 penn & teller
Message: Posted by: MetalBender (Mar 5, 2009 03:01PM)
Farrell Dillon
Dave Lovering
Rob Zabreckie
Erik Tait
Val Myers
Bruce Gold
Jonathon Levitt
Andrew Goldenhersh
Simon Lovell

In no particular order, and all for completely different reasons.
Message: Posted by: jackstevens (Mar 16, 2009 05:38PM)
Harry Anderson
Michael Finney
David Williamson
Steve Spill
Penn & Teller
Amazing Jonathan
Jeff Hobson
Bob Sheets
Doc Eason
Message: Posted by: jackstevens (Mar 16, 2009 05:39PM)
Also Terry Seabrook and Mac King
Message: Posted by: thehawk (Mar 24, 2009 02:34PM)
I like
Michael Finney
Dav Williamson
Harry Anderson
Jeff Hobson
Bob Sheets
Message: Posted by: Keith Runion (May 27, 2009 09:44AM)
Just wanted to add:

Chad Long
Richard Sanders
Message: Posted by: mumford (May 27, 2009 11:48AM)
Message: Posted by: sileeni (May 27, 2009 03:00PM)
Has anyone ever been to the Outta control magic show at Wonderworks.
Tony Brent, in my opinion should be up there with them all.
Very funny guy.
Cant believe hes never had a mention.
Message: Posted by: NJJ (May 28, 2009 02:11AM)
No Jerry Sadowitz?

You people should be ashamed!
Message: Posted by: Mike Brezler (Jun 15, 2009 09:04PM)
Mac King
Harry Anderson
Feilding West
Amazing Jonathan
Mark Kornhouser
Ed Alonzo
Steve Martin as Flydini
Steve Bargatze
The Masked Magician (He is a joke)
Message: Posted by: DFHicks (Jun 25, 2009 04:58AM)
David Williamson would have to be at the top of my list
Message: Posted by: BeachCat (Jul 20, 2015 09:06AM)
Eric Buss is at the top of my list. John Carney, Johnny Thompson, Ed Alonzo.
Message: Posted by: Terrible Wizard (Nov 15, 2015 02:33PM)
Hmm ... Old thread revived.

I don't know enough to make a list, really, but some that have made me laugh:

Paul Daniels
Tom Mullica
Wayne Dobson
Tommy Cooper
Bill Malone
Pop Hadyn
Ricky Jay
Michael Finney
Message: Posted by: jay leslie (Nov 16, 2015 03:25AM)
This must be restricted to well known magicians, because if you ignore most of what I write in "now that's funny" I would nominate myself.
Or is it bad form to say you're funny? Maybe you just have to be there.

Probably bad form to write that your IQ is around 148 but who would believe that statement coming from a self-promoting funny magician either?
So there were these two crabs that didn't like anyone. There were also a few fish who didn't like those two crabs but all they would say was "Just ignore those crabs... They're just two shellfish.

Hay... Sometimes a groan is as good as a laugh, said Ajax who blew his own horn. https://situational.com/if-you-dont-blow-your-own-horn/
Message: Posted by: Billybonkers (Nov 16, 2015 07:47PM)
After seeing him live last night at the magic castle Mr Michael Finney gets my vote.

Absolutely hilarious. Brilliant.
Message: Posted by: jay leslie (Nov 16, 2015 11:48PM)
I was there too and missed him completely. He must have been in the Palace.
Message: Posted by: Revel Rob (Nov 20, 2015 01:18PM)
Justin Willman is by far my favourite Comedy Magician. Just watch his Sleight Of Mouth Comedy Central Special: https://youtu.be/lb4oqayBZlw
Message: Posted by: Mike Maturen (Nov 20, 2015 01:43PM)
Michael Finney
Amazing Johnathon
Tom Mullica
Bill Malone
Harry Anderson
Mike Maturen (oh, wait...he's WAYYYYYYY down the list.)
Message: Posted by: jay leslie (Nov 20, 2015 05:05PM)
At least he made it!
Message: Posted by: Mike Maturen (Nov 21, 2015 08:21AM)
[quote]On Nov 20, 2015, jay leslie wrote:
At least he made it! [/quote]

LOL...no he didn't Jay...I was just messin' around. Outside of my own little area of the world, I am a complete unknown. :(

I am more widely known for my religious talks and my devotional book...but not, sadly, magic. But, I have also never really tried to "make it"...

Currently trying to put together a nightclub style comedy magic act so that I can expand that way.
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Dec 3, 2015 10:27PM)
Bob Sanders
Message: Posted by: Tukaram (Dec 7, 2015 08:51PM)
I doubt I could come up with 10 funny magicians... I need to get our more, I guess...

but ofhand Harry Anderson, Tom Mullica, and Tommy Cooper.
Message: Posted by: Fazzio (Feb 26, 2016 11:59AM)
Tom Mullica, 10 times.
Message: Posted by: The Wacky Wizard (Jul 28, 2016 10:38PM)
In no order just ones I like

1. Mac King
2. Tommy Cooper
3. Michael Finney
4. Rich Marotta
5. Amazing Jonathon
6. Harry Anderson
7. Fielding West
8. Levent
9. 10. Penn & Teller
Message: Posted by: Micha-el (Aug 2, 2016 06:49PM)
Pretty much all of the above. I'm probably showing my age, but I saw Roy Benson perform at a convention in the Catskills many years ago. He was the MC of the show and at one point performed his psychiatrist routine. It was very funny, and way ahead of its time. I find it very hard to pick top tens. I guess I would also add Carlton, Al Baker, Paul Rosini, Ken Brooke, and Bob Read. Did anyone mention Jay Marshall?
Message: Posted by: RJLockwood (Aug 20, 2016 02:49PM)
1. Bill Malone
2. Bill Malone
3. Bill Malone
4. Bill Malone
5. Bill Malone
6. Kyle Eschen
7. Rick Merril
8. Mac King
9. Michael Williamson
10. Michael Rubenstien

Bill Malone is the bomb, Mac King probably should be #2 but Rick and Kyles humour is just my kindof comedy... and I put Michael Rubeinstien there just to mess with him ;)
Message: Posted by: AceOfJokers (Jun 29, 2017 06:23PM)
Tommy Cooper. Genius.
Message: Posted by: P.L.Green (Jun 30, 2017 09:24AM)
I am new to magic, so not much experience. Even when I have seen his name a few times in the thread, my first pick would be....Juan Tamariz! If some people do not even have him on their lists it means I am missing quite a few funny performers out there. One more line in my to-do list!
Message: Posted by: lochmann4522 (Dec 1, 2018 03:41AM)
Mel Mellers
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Dec 19, 2018 09:10AM)
Sylvester the Jester
Ron Bauer
Message: Posted by: Brent McLeod (Dec 25, 2018 12:02AM)
No particular order- 5 for now

Jeff Hobson see live here in UK


David Williamson-Causing Chaos on a Disney cruise


Mac King

Harry Anderson

Michael Finney

Message: Posted by: danieltirado (Dec 26, 2018 07:29AM)
Sylvester the Jester as well...
Message: Posted by: imgic (Dec 27, 2018 10:58PM)
A blast from the past...The Great Ballantine

Message: Posted by: imgic (Dec 27, 2018 11:07PM)
Markus Zink. Discovered him on in Magic magazine a few years back...

Message: Posted by: Nem (Apr 13, 2019 09:05AM)
Jeff Hobson and Mac King, two of the funniest.
Message: Posted by: AnthonyCC (Jan 17, 2020 11:47PM)
Michael Finney, Chad Long, David Williamson, Jon Archer, Bill Malone, Jeff Hobson, Penn & Teller, Tomsoni, and Tommy Garbin.
Message: Posted by: wulfiesmith (Jan 27, 2020 02:03PM)
UK magician - John Archer.
Check out his DVD's

eg: Educating Archer
Message: Posted by: Comedy Writer (May 12, 2020 03:00PM)
Harry Rellet.
Hands down
Message: Posted by: lighthouse9 (May 26, 2020 08:22PM)
David Williamson and Johnny Thompson.
Message: Posted by: dustrod (Jun 6, 2020 05:17PM)
David Regal, Bill Malone, Amazing Jonathan
Message: Posted by: Russo (Jun 8, 2020 02:20PM)
Yes - Ballantine , Wife and I years ago, met him at 'the'Magic Castle - funny and gracious.
Message: Posted by: lemagicienpro (Jul 8, 2020 10:00AM)
David Williamson, Bill Malone
Message: Posted by: Bairefoot (Jul 12, 2020 10:39PM)
I keep coming back just to check
Message: Posted by: Mindpro (Jul 13, 2020 04:13PM)
Michael Bairefoot!
Message: Posted by: Bairefoot (Jul 14, 2020 01:07AM)
LOL. You got the joke Mindpro. Thanks, No one else probably saw the structure and set up of the joke. I knew you were smart!
Message: Posted by: 1KJ (Dec 23, 2020 09:41AM)
Mel Mellers
Message: Posted by: trickychris (Feb 2, 2021 06:39AM)
David Williamson
Chad Long
Message: Posted by: Scubadog (Apr 20, 2021 08:00AM)
Saw Glenn Strange a couple of years ago and he was quite funny!
Message: Posted by: AnthonyCC (Jul 28, 2021 11:03PM)
Jeff Hobson, Michael Finney, Amazing Johnathan, Chad Long, David williamson, Zabrecky, Penn & Teller, Bill Malone, Mac King and David Regal