Saturday, August 22, 2009

Blaargh! is the Greatest Comedian of All Time!

If you aren't reading Poker Blaargh!, you're an idiot. I mean seriously, this guy may be the greatest comedian of all time. When I think of the greats; Bill Cosby, George Carlin, Eddie Murphy, Sam Kineson, now I will add Blaargh to the list - right at the top.

For those who may be a little lost, I refer you to the Summer Bankroll Challenge. This started last year as a contest between MHG and myself to see who could build the bigger bankroll over a set period of time. We both failed miserably, but I failed worse and prostrated myself before the winner. This time we opened the challenge to anyone interested and had 7 runners. Beside pure BR building, we added prop bets. In one such bet, whoever made the funniest post won. I crafted a dialogue post that even made me laugh while I was writing it, but it was no match for the awesomeness of this YouTube video.

I was thinking of something pithy to say (because my ego still thinks my post was funnier), but damn, that video cracked me up. It was so good in fact, that I was certain he just pasted someone elses video just to win the bet. It was only on the 3rd viewing that I heard the narrator start out by saying, "This is Blaargh."

Well done, man. You earned this one.


Shrike said...

I can't believe you didn't even have *one* Canadian comedian on your list. I mean, it's common knowledge that Canadian comedic talent is second to none, although you might draw a distinction between comedians and comic actors. Norm McDonald, Dan Aykroyd, the late great John Candy , Mike Myers, Catherine O'Hara, Rick Mercer, Rick Green, Jim Carrey, Dave Thomas, Martin Short ...

I will agree that George Carlin is probably the greatest comedian of the modern era.


BLAARGH! said...

After such a pathetic showing in the rest of the challenge, I had to do SOMETHING drastic. Spent most of the last 3 days getting that video done instead of playing poker.
Thanks for the props, dude. Your live blog was awesome.

So when are we doing the Fall Challenge? :)

DrChako said...

I thought about expanding the list to include Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor and maybe throwing in someone modern like Demetri Martin. I will acknowledge that the stand up of Mike Myers, Dana Carvey (Canadian, right?) and Jim Carrey was top notch, but greatest of all time? C'mon.