Who is funnier, Ben or Jerry Stiller? (1 Viewer)

Who is funnier?

  • Ben Stiller

    Votes: 11 17.7%
  • Jerry Stiller

    Votes: 35 56.5%
  • Amy Stiller

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • Tacoes Stiller

    Votes: 15 24.2%

  • Total voters
    62

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That's possible. I can't help but feel that he plays those roles because that's who he really is. But that doesn't change whether his is funny or not.

I mean, he's actually an okay actor, but I have just never found Ben himself to be funny. Funny things happen around him. Which is why I think whoever said that he is a straight man was right. He's a good straight man, but he can't really pull off being the funny guy. It just comes off jerky. But he has been in several movies that are actually pretty funny.
so in stage combat, the responsibility of 'selling' the hit is on the receiver of the hit
comedy is similar - the reaction is just as important as the delivery
think about Bud Abbot - not a 'funny' guy, but certainly helped sell Costello's jokes (that skill is certainly more important for stage than screen - the early comedy teams were vaudeville performers and brought that skill to movies)

but consider this - Ben Stiller made Robert Deniro funny (read that sentence again and put the 'is ben stiller funny' question to bed)
 

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so in stage combat, the responsibility of 'selling' the hit is on the receiver of the hit
comedy is similar - the reaction is just as important as the delivery
think about Bud Abbot - not a 'funny' guy, but certainly helped sell Costello's jokes (that skill is certainly more important for stage than screen - the early comedy teams were vaudeville performers and brought that skill to movies)

but consider this - Ben Stiller made Robert Deniro funny (read that sentence again and put the 'is ben stiller funny' question to bed)
I didn't think those meet the parents movies were funny and,to the extent Deniro was funny, it was writing that did that. Come to think of it, I saw Deniro in that terrible movie Bad Grampa or something like that. The movie was terrible, but Deniro was funny, even without Ben Stiller. Different strokes I guess.

But, even if we assume Ben is a guy that makes other people funny, that doesn't make Ben funny.
 

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