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Now, I will say that yes, he can be funny, but people treat him like he's a comic genius and that, to me, is way off base. I laugh at Step Brothers because it's so silly, but I think John Reilly is much funnier than he is.

With all this Ron Burgandy hype going on, I just see him trying so hard to be funny, and most of the time, he's not.

I feel like they (the proverbial "they") are trying to pull a fast one on us and I sometimes get the feeling that Will Ferrell almost feels that way too. I tried to watch the first Anchorman on cable and it was a bore to me - I didn't find him funny, but I thought maybe since I grew up with Bill Bonds, I had seen that character before in real life.

Am I the only one that thinks he's not that funny?

(and I think it's the way John Reilly uses his voice that makes him so funny).

To me it's what I call The Bon Iver Effect. Everybody says someone is great and I don't get it, but I try to.....I really do.

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And to the opposite. I don't think Norm MacDonald can act. I don't think his stand up is all that good, but man, have him as a guest on a talk show and he's the funniest person ever, he could be talking about potholes and it's funny as hell.

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I don't get Ron Burgandy either. I tried watching it once not too long ago and nothing connected with me.

I was surprised to find out that he based it on Mort Crim.

Ferrell was funny as GWB and Harry Carey and the Cowbell guy.

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But to me the cowbell guy skit is funny because of Walken. It's almost like Will Ferrell is trying really hard to be funny, and if you have to try to be funny, then you aren't. And again, with Norm MacDonald.....in his casual conversations he's not even really trying to be funny, he just is, his own relaxed, demented self is funny and he doesn't have to try.

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Anybody can be funny with the right script. Ferrell's problem is that he hasn't made any good movies. Most of them are horrible.

Of course, I found Chris Farley funny as hell and he never made a good movie.

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Ferrell was also funny in the cowbell skit. Also the Ricky Bobby movie was funny for the first half hour or so.

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I think that occasionally Will Ferrell is funny. Most of the time, I think he's less than funny. But that being said, I should quantify this by stating, I have a jacked up sense of humor and don't find too many things funny these days.

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Ferrell was the best as one of the Spartan Cheerleaders. He was comic gold on SNL, after that not so much.

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I enjoy Will Ferrell for a few minutes...maybe 15-30 minutes...

Then it just gets old and boring, for the most part...

Watching his antics for 2 hours is just too much for me...

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I try to explain to the folks at work that I don't find Will Ferrell funny and you would think I brought a porcupine in or something. Damn near blasphemy I guess. I put him in my Robin Williams category of seeming to try to hard and driving me away instead of making me watch.

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I can take Ferrell in short doses, so I did enjoy him on SNL. But his act gets tired pretty quickly in any of his movies. I can't blame him for doing his act, because for some reason people think its hilarious. But it really isn't.

On the otherhand, Norm MacDonald is the best.

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Robin Williams....good one. If not for Whoopie Goldberg, he'd be the most unfunny person in the history of unfunny people.

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It's interesting how political the SNL people have become. Franken, Miller, Victoria Jackson, Norm

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I liked him in Elf but not since. The current hype of him showing up on CMT awards, commercials is already old and stale.

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I like most of his stuff. Elf was great, Anchorman was great. His SNL stuff was great. His cameo's in East Bound and Down were great.

Plus this:

Ma! MEATLOAF!

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I've always found him to be the WASP version of Adam Sandler. SNL roots, with memorable sketches. A few movies that are funny over and over again. One or two brilliant comedies. A lot of movies that missed the mark. And Hollywood thinks they both can still open a movie.

He's funny, like Pepsi is a Cola. I'll drink it if you have it, but I'd prefer something else.

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Best of the generation. He has a style all his own, and it works in a variety of ways. Definitely a funny guy.

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