Will Ferrell: The Funniest Man Alive

Talking comedy with the master of mirth

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    • RagingBull

      Feb 14th 2012, 9:29

      I'm sorry, for all the worth of the stars you've selected, I cannot take any "funniest stars alive" list seriously that does not acknowledge the likes Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and, to a lesser degree, Harold Lloyd. You've not shown prejudice towards early comedy (The Marx Brothers, Laurel & Hardy) so how can you fail to acknowledge stars without which many of the above acts could not exist. Charlie Chaplin is worth one hundred Will Ferrels, and I am still a fan of him also.

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    • RagingBull

      Feb 14th 2012, 9:29

      I'm sorry, for all the worth of the stars you've selected, I cannot take any "funniest stars alive" list seriously that does not acknowledge the likes Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and, to a lesser degree, Harold Lloyd. You've not shown prejudice towards early comedy (The Marx Brothers, Laurel & Hardy) so how can you fail to acknowledge stars without which many of the above acts could not exist. Charlie Chaplin is worth one hundred Will Ferrels, and I am still a fan of him also.

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    • Heisenberg

      Feb 14th 2012, 9:32

      One, admittedly, very funny movie in 2004 is about it for me. Limited comedian, his repertoire consists of random words/sentences in a raised or shouty voice. My first time seeing him was austin powers, and he is still doing pretty much the same act now, 18years later.

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    • YorksProp

      Feb 14th 2012, 11:15

      @RagingBull any "funniest stars alive" list that DOES include Chapline, Keaton, Lloyd, Marx Brothers or Laurel & Hardy would lose all credibility to me, them being dead and all.

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    • jthecrab

      Feb 14th 2012, 12:15

      Ferrell is great but John C Reilly is a true genius. Whenever they make a movie together Reilly always outshines him IMO.

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    • 2Dglasses

      Feb 14th 2012, 15:37

      ^agreed. talladega nights and even step brothers are way better than kicking and screaming and even semi-pro which had some nice moments. Ferrell is incredibly funny in small doses (the stuff with Pearl the baby) but sometimes hard to stomach for a whole film. Walk h*****n the other hand i think is one of the more underappreciated comedies of the last 10 years-sadly it came along just when everyone wanted fratboy nonsense.

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    • writerdave87

      Feb 14th 2012, 22:26

      Have you noticed how John C Reilly looks younger in every successive film he's in? He looked about 50 in the River Wild!

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    • 2Dglasses

      Feb 15th 2012, 8:12

      WTF? "Walk hard", followed by the word 'on' is asterisked out?

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    • ChrisWootton

      Feb 15th 2012, 12:28

      I wonder if Erection is allowed to go through

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    • ChrisWootton

      Feb 15th 2012, 12:28

      Yes. It is.

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    • Heisenberg

      Feb 16th 2012, 8:37

      I assume that in a few weeks, Total Film will be advertising the new Will Ferrell film? On the front page alone i see 3 features basically about him being 'funny'.

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    • FBJRider

      Feb 17th 2012, 19:51

      He's alright, he's never starred in a film that's more than mediocre. He's better than the likes of Adam Sandler etc. Obviously but he's nowhere near one of the funniest people alive.

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    • Aleric

      Feb 20th 2012, 22:13

      Will Ferrell, the most over rated comic on the planet. His movies are the lowest of the art and his real life demeanor makes his a detestable a*s. Unless of course you agree with him then you are acceptable in his circles.

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