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  1. jason stone at |

    how is any Weird Al song NOT on this list?..he’s the most successful comedian songwriter/singer/producer in music history…maybe his parodies are truly original as they are off of other artists’ hits..but Wanna Be Ur Lover is original and a hilarious song..i’d put that song over any of the ones listed except for maybe Lazy Sunday…Mother lover is the best song to come out of SNL in the last 20 years.

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    1. jason stone at |

      aren’t * truly..sorry for the typo.

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    2. jfauser at |

      Probably because his most popular songs are parodies and they may not have heard his original ones.

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  2. Fred at |

    I am very glad you brought up Weird Al Yankovic. As you can probably tell, I am a huge nerd and LOVE Weird Al!!! As a matter of fact, the reason I bring it up is because I live near the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and if anyone belongs in the Rock Hall it is Weird Al. This weekend were the induction ceremonies and its been over 25 years since Al’s first album. Yankovic is the greatest parodist in musical history. I will give my opinion on the Rock Hall in a minute. The category above is specific to comedians, whereas Al is a musician. You are right, a number of Weird Al originals could be on this list, Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota and Dare to be Stupid come right to mind, but to my knowledge Al is not a stand up comedian. I know he was an actor in the underrated UHF, but Al is as much of an actor as David Bowie was in Labrynth. But back to the Rock Hall, those idiots have Abba, session players, and rappers in the Rock Hall, Al is the greatest in his genre, it is time to put him in the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME! (And put in Kiss, and Yes, and Jane’s Addiction…..)

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    1. jason stone at |

      very well spoken Fred…you are completely right..Weird Al deserves to be in the Hall..when contemporary artists say things like, “I know I’ve made it when Weird Al wants to do a parody of one of my songs.” ,how can his mark on the industry not justify an induction..glad i’m not the only one who appreciates his talent and originality and humor!

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  3. machika at |

    How about Flight of the Conchords??Now that’s funny!!!

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    1. Jim Ribs at |

      Yeah, damn shame they are not on the list. Business Time, If You’re In to It, Too Many Dicks on the Dance Floor, and Part-Time Model are all more funny than most of these songs in my opinion. Not a bad list though.

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  4. John L at |

    D*%$ in a Box by Timberlake and Sandler not on the list! Funniest song in history!!

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  5. Zach Gillette at |

    Look up “Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video.” The second is better than the first.

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  6. Peter Boucher at |

    Rodney Dangerfield with Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello). How can you go wrong with that. Just looking at Rodney makes me belly laugh all the time. And “Take Off” with Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas is a great memory for me as Geddy Lee sings the chorus. He, of my favorite rock band RUSH. The blurb on that song about it selling higher than any other RUSH singles in America is definitely some great trivia. All in all a very good list.

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  7. Dennis at |

    Back when Steve Martin was actually funny-EXCUUUUUSE MEEEE!

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  8. Jim Ribs at |

    Oh how I loathe Dennis Leary. If you wanna hear Dennis Leary’s original points listen to Bill Hicks’ as Leary nearly stole Hicks’ entire act, persona, and views.

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  9. Andrew at |

    Deadly Animals (Come to Australia) by the Scared Weird Little Guys.

    Redback, Funnel-Web, Blue-ringed octopus
    Taipan, Tigersnake and a Box jellyfish
    Stonefish and the poison thing that lives in a shell
    That spikes you when you pick it up

    Come to Australia
    You might accidentally get killed

    Your life’s constantly under threat
    Have you been bitten yet?
    You’ve only got three minutes left
    Before a massive coronary breakdown

    Redback, Funnel-Web, Blue-ringed octopus
    Tiapan, Tigersnake and a Box jellyfish
    Big shark just waiting for you to go swimming
    At Bondi Beach

    Come to Australia
    You might accidentally get killed
    Your blood is bound to be spilled
    With fear your pants will be filled
    Because you might accidentally get killed

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  10. Lola at |

    I think what some people are missing when in comes to the APPARENT glaring slight inflicted upon Weird Al in this article:

    Aside from the fact that Weird Al’s most famous songs are parodies and not original, this is a list of songs written by COMEDIANS. Not people who write funny songs. They are people known for primarily for being funny (if not stand up comedy), and happen to have written at least one song. (Note: this also covers Flight of the Conchords)

    That said, D!#k In a Box and I Just Had S&x should be on this list.

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  11. tassie devil at |

    Check out Kevin Bloody Wilson. He is an Aussie and extremely rude (but hilarious). “Hey Santa Claus” will make you piss yourself, I guarantee it.

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  12. Peter Boucher at |

    No.5 : “Take Off” with Bob and Doug McKenzie, you should have played it right from the beginning when the two are talking to Geddy Lee of RUSH and they say, “Now we agreed to pay you $10.00, right ? Geddy responds by saying, “Hey, $10 Bucks is $10 bucks”

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  13. zrtskwrt at |

    Dennis Leary stole that song from Louis C.K.

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  14. marc at |

    nothing by Cheech & Chong? really? Earache My Eye was awesome.

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  15. Jordan at |

    Not a big deal, but number 7, they’re Garfunkel and Oates not Oates and Garfunkel

    Easily one of my favorite, if not my overall favorite comedy music group

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  16. Dennis at |

    I would put Bob Hope’s “Thanks For The Memories” at number 1.

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  17. Dennis at |

    And what about Ray Stevens’ “Ahab The Arab” and Jimmy Durante’s “Inka Dinka Doo”–For those who are not aware,the world didn’t start in 1970.

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