THE GREATEST COMEDIAN OF ALL TIME...
Is Peter Cook, according to a Channel 4 poll of comics, writers and producers. Much as I admire Cook, I can't see how that makes sense. Vic Reeves' and Eddie Izzard's presence in the Top 20 is another dodgy sign, and somehow I don't think Steve Coogan deserves to pull rank on Charlie Chaplin. Bizarre. Here's the shortlist:
1. Peter Cook 2. John Cleese 3. Woody Allen 4. Eric Morecambe 5. Groucho Marx 6. Tommy Cooper 7. Laurel and Hardy 8. Billy Connolly 9. Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer 10. Richard Pryor 11. Chris Morris 12. Tony Hancock 13. Bill Hicks 14. Peter Sellers 15. Steve Martin 16. Ronnie Barker 17. Steve Coogan 18. Charlie Chaplin 19. Eddie Izzard 20. Paul Merton |||Clive|||http://clivedavis.blogspot.com/2005/01/greatest-comedian-of-all-time.html|||1/03/2005 01:54:00 pm|||||||||