What Type Of Comedian Are You?

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  • 1. 

    What sketch comedy troupe formed in 1984 included Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch and Kevin McDonald?

    • A.

      Mr. Show

    • B.

      The State

    • C.

      Monty Python's Flying Circus

    • D.

      The Kids In The Hall

    Correct Answer
    D. The Kids In The Hall
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Kids In The Hall. The question asks about a sketch comedy troupe formed in 1984 that included Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, and Kevin McDonald. The Kids In The Hall is a Canadian comedy group that fits this description. They gained popularity in the 1980s and 1990s with their unique and often absurd sketches, featuring memorable characters and clever humor.

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  • 2. 

    Which show featured the character Crazy Guggenheim?

    • A.

      The Jackie Gleason Show

    • B.

      Make Room For Danny

    • C.

      Your Show Of Shows

    • D.

      I Love Lucy

    Correct Answer
    A. The Jackie Gleason Show
    Explanation
    The character Crazy Guggenheim was featured in The Jackie Gleason Show.

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  • 3. 

    Who was the star of the comedy special "Men Are Pigs"?

    • A.

      Chris Rock

    • B.

      Drew Carey

    • C.

      Tim Allen

    • D.

      Jim Carrey

    Correct Answer
    C. Tim Allen
    Explanation
    Tim Allen was the star of the comedy special "Men Are Pigs".

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  • 4. 

    Who starred in the film "The Great Outdoors" with John Candy?

    • A.

      Chris Rock

    • B.

      Phil Hartman

    • C.

      Dan Aykroyd

    • D.

      Steve Martin

    Correct Answer
    C. Dan Aykroyd
    Explanation
    Dan Aykroyd starred in the film "The Great Outdoors" with John Candy.

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  • 5. 

    In a popular comedy routine, who said "Don't be scared, it's just a beard"?

    • A.

      George Carlin

    • B.

      Lenny Bruce

    • C.

      Steve Martin

    • D.

      Robin Williams

    Correct Answer
    A. George Carlin
    Explanation
    George Carlin is the correct answer because he was known for his comedy routines and his distinctive beard. This quote is in line with his style of humor, which often involved observations and commentary on everyday life. Carlin's comedic persona was characterized by his irreverent and satirical approach, making him a beloved figure in the comedy world.

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  • 6. 

    What "No Respect" comedian starred in "Back to School"?

    • A.

      Henny Youngman

    • B.

      Steve Martin

    • C.

      Eddie Murphy

    • D.

      Rodney Dangerfield

    Correct Answer
    D. Rodney Dangerfield
    Explanation
    Rodney Dangerfield is the correct answer because he was a comedian known for his catchphrase "I don't get no respect." He starred in the film "Back to School" where he played the lead role of Thornton Melon, a wealthy businessman who enrolls in college to help his son. Dangerfield's comedic talent and his ability to deliver one-liners made him a popular choice for this role.

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  • 7. 

    What comedian claimed that he/she needed to get a pair of cat handcuffs?

    • A.

      Ellen DeGeneres

    • B.

      Steve Martin

    • C.

      Jim Carrey

    • D.

      Kip Addotta

    Correct Answer
    B. Steve Martin
    Explanation
    Steve Martin is the correct answer because he is known for his quirky and offbeat sense of humor. The statement about needing a pair of cat handcuffs is in line with his comedic style, as it is a nonsensical and absurd idea. This type of humor is characteristic of Martin's comedy, making him the likely comedian to make such a claim.

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  • 8. 

    Who starred on the TV game show "You Bet Your Life"?

    • A.

      Monty Hall

    • B.

      Johnny Carson

    • C.

      Groucho Marx

    • D.

      Bob Barker

    Correct Answer
    C. Groucho Marx
    Explanation
    Groucho Marx is the correct answer because he was the host and star of the TV game show "You Bet Your Life". He hosted the show from 1947 to 1961 and became well-known for his quick wit, humor, and trademark mustache and cigar. Groucho Marx's comedic talent and charm made "You Bet Your Life" a popular and successful show during its run.

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  • 9. 

    Whose "Saturday Night Live" character lived "in a van down by the river"?

    • A.

      Chris Rock

    • B.

      Dana Carvey

    • C.

      Chris Kattan

    • D.

      Chris Farley

    Correct Answer
    D. Chris Farley
    Explanation
    Chris Farley is the correct answer because he played the character Matt Foley on "Saturday Night Live" who famously lived "in a van down by the river." This character was known for his loud and energetic personality, often delivering motivational speeches that ended in comedic chaos. Chris Farley's portrayal of Matt Foley became one of his most iconic and beloved characters during his time on the show.

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  • 10. 

    Who played The Roxbury Brothers on "Saturday Night Live"?

    • A.

      David Spade And Kevin Nealon

    • B.

      Chris Kattan And Tim Meadows

    • C.

      Will Ferrell And Chris Kattan

    • D.

      Adam Sandler And Tim Meadows

    Correct Answer
    C. Will Ferrell And Chris Kattan
    Explanation
    Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan played The Roxbury Brothers on "Saturday Night Live."

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  • 11. 

    Who would the comedian Redd Foxx be talking to when he faked a heart attack?

    • A.

      His Son

    • B.

      His Neighbor

    • C.

      His Mother

    • D.

      His Wife

    Correct Answer
    D. His Wife
    Explanation
    Redd Foxx, a comedian known for his role in the sitcom "Sanford and Son," was known for his comedic antics and pranks. Faking a heart attack was one of his signature acts, often performed to get a reaction from his wife. As a comedian, Foxx used humor to entertain his audience, and this prank was likely part of his comedic repertoire, making his wife the most plausible person he would be talking to when faking a heart attack.

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  • 12. 

    In the movie "Planes, Trains And Automobiles", where did Steve Martin rent a car?

    • A.

      Marathon

    • B.

      Mileage

    • C.

      Courtesy

    • D.

      Budget

    Correct Answer
    A. Marathon
    Explanation
    In the movie "Planes, Trains And Automobiles", Steve Martin rented a car from Marathon.

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  • 13. 

    Which of these is not a Laurel & Hardy movie?

    • A.

      Big Business

    • B.

      Saps At Sea

    • C.

      Safety Last

    • D.

      Sons Of The Desert

    Correct Answer
    C. Safety Last
    Explanation
    Safety Last is not a Laurel & Hardy movie. While Big Business, Saps At Sea, and Sons Of The Desert are all well-known Laurel & Hardy films, Safety Last is actually a silent comedy film starring Harold Lloyd. It is often confused with Laurel & Hardy movies due to its similar style and comedic elements, but it does not feature the iconic duo.

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  • 14. 

    What comedian sang an ode to avocados to the tune of "Desperado"?

    • A.

      Adam Sandler

    • B.

      Weird Al Yankovic

    • C.

      Gary Muledeer

    • D.

      Kip Addotta

    Correct Answer
    C. Gary Muledeer
    Explanation
    Gary Muledeer is the correct answer because he is a comedian known for his humorous songs and parodies. While Adam Sandler is also a comedian who has made comedic songs, there is no record of him singing an ode to avocados. Weird Al Yankovic is primarily known for his song parodies, but there is no evidence of him singing an ode to avocados to the tune of "Desperado." Kip Addotta is a comedian and musician, but there is no information about him singing an ode to avocados either. Therefore, Gary Muledeer is the most likely candidate for singing an ode to avocados.

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  • 15. 

    What female comedienne won a 1999 Daytime Emmy for work on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show"?

    • A.

      Judy Carne

    • B.

      Julie Kavner

    • C.

      Phyllis Diller

    • D.

      Judy Gold

    Correct Answer
    D. Judy Gold
    Explanation
    Judy Gold is the correct answer because she won a 1999 Daytime Emmy for her work on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show".

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  • 16. 

    Who played the television character "The Poor Soul"?

    • A.

      Jackie Gleason

    • B.

      Red Skelton

    • C.

      Sid Caesar

    • D.

      Bob Hope

    Correct Answer
    A. Jackie Gleason
    Explanation
    Jackie Gleason played the television character "The Poor Soul."

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  • 17. 

    Who was Jay Leno's boxing opponent in the 1979 film "Americathon"?

    • A.

      His Mother

    • B.

      His Neighbor

    • C.

      His Brother

    • D.

      His Father

    Correct Answer
    A. His Mother
    Explanation
    In the 1979 film "Americathon," Jay Leno's boxing opponent was his mother. This suggests that the film may have portrayed a unique and comedic storyline where Leno's character had an unconventional boxing match with his own mother.

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  • 18. 

    Which comedian played a hooker in the movie "Coldblooded"?

    • A.

      Whoopi Goldberg

    • B.

      Margaret Cho

    • C.

      Janeane Garofalo

    • D.

      Tracey Ullman

    Correct Answer
    C. Janeane Garofalo
    Explanation
    Janeane Garofalo played a hooker in the movie "Coldblooded".

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  • 19. 

    Which comedian played Smokey in the movie "Friday"?

    • A.

      Chris Tucker

    • B.

      Marlon Wayans

    • C.

      Jamie Foxx

    • D.

      Chris Rock

    Correct Answer
    A. Chris Tucker
    Explanation
    Chris Tucker is the correct answer because he is the comedian who played the character Smokey in the movie "Friday". Chris Tucker's portrayal of Smokey was widely praised and his comedic timing and delivery added to the success of the film. His performance in "Friday" helped establish him as a comedic actor and contributed to the movie's popularity.

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  • 20. 

    Which comedian never has been a part of "Saturday Night Live"?

    • A.

      Caroline Rhea

    • B.

      Laura Kightlinger

    • C.

      Janeane Garofalo

    • D.

      Damon Wayans

    Correct Answer
    A. Caroline Rhea
    Explanation
    Caroline Rhea is the correct answer because she has never been a part of "Saturday Night Live". The other three comedians, Laura Kightlinger, Janeane Garofalo, and Damon Wayans, have all been associated with the show at some point in their careers.

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  • 21. 

    Whose chin lock demonstration left comedian Richard Belzer unconscious on his show "Hot Properties"?

    • A.

      Governor Jesse Ventura

    • B.

      Macho Man Randy Savage

    • C.

      Hulk Hogan

    • D.

      Diamond Dallas Page

    Correct Answer
    C. Hulk Hogan
    Explanation
    Hulk Hogan's chin lock demonstration left comedian Richard Belzer unconscious on his show "Hot Properties".

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  • 22. 

    Mud Bone was a stand up character of which of these comedians?

    • A.

      Richard Pryor

    • B.

      Robin Williams

    • C.

      Redd Foxx

    • D.

      George Carlin

    Correct Answer
    A. Richard Pryor
    Explanation
    Mud Bone was a stand-up character created and performed by Richard Pryor. Richard Pryor was a highly influential and acclaimed comedian known for his unique style of storytelling and social commentary. He often used characters like Mud Bone to add depth and humor to his performances. Mud Bone became one of Pryor's most beloved and memorable characters, showcasing his comedic genius and ability to bring characters to life on stage.

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  • 23. 

    How many comedy albums had Steve Martin made by 2006?

    • A.

      Six

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Five

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    D. Four
    Explanation
    Steve Martin had made four comedy albums by 2006.

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  • 24. 

    What comedian refers to "Naked Time"?

    • A.

      Stephen Wright

    • B.

      Mike Myers

    • C.

      Chris Rock

    • D.

      Dana Carvey

    Correct Answer
    D. Dana Carvey
    Explanation
    Dana Carvey is the comedian who refers to "Naked Time". This is evident from the given options, where the other comedians mentioned (Stephen Wright, Mike Myers, and Chris Rock) do not have any association with the phrase "Naked Time". Therefore, Dana Carvey is the correct answer.

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  • 25. 

    What comedian used to end his letters with "Goodbye forever"?

    • A.

      Groucho Marx

    • B.

      Red Skelton

    • C.

      Jack Benny

    • D.

      Stan Laurel

    Correct Answer
    A. Groucho Marx
    Explanation
    Groucho Marx is the correct answer because he was known for his witty and sarcastic sense of humor, which often included a touch of cynicism. Ending his letters with "Goodbye forever" was a humorous way for him to sign off and playfully imply that he didn't expect to see or hear from the recipient again. This signature became a trademark of his comedic style and added to his unique persona.

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  • 26. 

    Which of the following stand-up comedians ends each of his routines with his original poetry?

    • A.

      Eddie Murphy

    • B.

      Dana Carvey

    • C.

      Jeffrey Ross

    • D.

      Amazing Johnathan

    Correct Answer
    C. Jeffrey Ross
    Explanation
    Jeffrey Ross is the correct answer because he is known for incorporating original poetry into his stand-up routines. At the end of his performances, he often recites humorous and satirical poems that add a unique and creative element to his comedy. This distinguishes him from the other comedians listed, as they do not typically incorporate poetry into their routines.

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  • 27. 

    Which of the following movies starred comedian Chris Tucker?

    • A.

      Shanghai Noon

    • B.

      Next Friday

    • C.

      Dead Presidents

    • D.

      Roots

    Correct Answer
    C. Dead Presidents
    Explanation
    Dead Presidents starred comedian Chris Tucker.

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  • 28. 

    What comedian's stand-up act consists largely of jokes about his struggle with a terrible illness?

    • A.

      Julia Sweeney

    • B.

      Albert Brooks

    • C.

      Richard Pryor

    • D.

      Robert Schimmel

    Correct Answer
    D. Robert Schimmel
    Explanation
    Robert Schimmel is known for incorporating his struggle with a terrible illness into his stand-up act. He often jokes about his experiences and uses humor as a way to cope with his illness. This sets him apart from the other comedians listed, as they do not have a similar focus on personal health issues in their stand-up routines.

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  • 29. 

    What comedian had a bit about "stuff"?

    • A.

      Sam Kinison

    • B.

      George Carlin

    • C.

      Dane Cook

    • D.

      John Leguizamo

    Correct Answer
    B. George Carlin
    Explanation
    George Carlin is the correct answer because he was known for his stand-up comedy routines that often included a bit about "stuff." Carlin's famous routine, titled "A Place for My Stuff," humorously examined the concept of material possessions and our attachment to them. He used his sharp wit and observational humor to comment on consumerism and the accumulation of stuff in our lives. Carlin's routine on this topic has become one of his most iconic and memorable performances.

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  • 30. 

    Who said, "I had an ant farm once, them fellas didn't grow shit."?

    • A.

      Jim Norton

    • B.

      Dane Cook

    • C.

      Steven Wright

    • D.

      Mitch Hedberg

    Correct Answer
    D. Mitch Hedberg
    Explanation
    Mitch Hedberg is the correct answer because he was known for his dry and deadpan delivery of one-liner jokes, often involving absurd or observational humor. This quote reflects his comedic style and wit, as he humorously comments on his unsuccessful attempt at growing something in his ant farm.

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