For me the greatest comedians were Morecambe and Wise. Given the Era they were in their humour was fantastic. They had Big Celebrities and Stars begging them to have them on their TV show, where they would have the Urine taken out of them.
For instance Andre Previn was on there regularly and Eric ( Morecambe ) always called him Mister Preview.
Another really funny man was Tommy Cooper. His failed magic tricks would have you in stitches. He died on stage. He fell through the curtain behind him and the audience thought it was one of his silly moments. Only when he did not get up did they realise that he had passed away.
Billy Connolly, if you don't mind the bad language is a scream. His interpretations of parts of the bible are so funny as long as you remember that God has a great sense of humour. For instance at the last supper according to him Jesus turned to Judas and said " you get on my T*ts " and in relation to Sauls ( Pauls ) confrontation with the Burning Bush on the road to Damascus, Paul looked heavenwards and said " I know you wanted to get my attention but did you have to Barbecue my Donkey ".
I hope no one is offended as it was not meant in that way.
For us Drinkers ( cheers Queenie ), what are the first two references to Alchohol in the Bible ?
When Cane ( a white spirit ) killed Able and Moses was found Motherless in the bullrushes !!!!