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Actresses Who Always Make You Laugh

Who are actresses that always make you laugh, regardless of the material given.

by Anonymousreply 88January 30, 2023 12:16 PM

Madeline Kahn

by Anonymousreply 1December 25, 2022 2:32 AM

Molly Shannon

by Anonymousreply 2December 25, 2022 2:34 AM

Bea Arthur

by Anonymousreply 3December 25, 2022 2:34 AM

Amy Sedaris

Kerri Kenney

by Anonymousreply 4December 25, 2022 2:35 AM

Amy Poehler

by Anonymousreply 5December 25, 2022 2:43 AM

Madeline Kahn, Julie Kavner, Barbara Harris, Emma Thompson, Gracie Allen, Christine Baranksi...

by Anonymousreply 6December 25, 2022 2:49 AM

Madonna. Except I'm usually laughing AT her

by Anonymousreply 7December 25, 2022 2:51 AM

Krysten Ritter

by Anonymousreply 8December 25, 2022 2:53 AM

She makes me laugh (it’s not Marilyn).

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by Anonymousreply 9December 25, 2022 2:59 AM

From what I’ve seen, Lily Tomlin. But I haven’t seen some movie she did with, I think, Art Carney; or this current thing with Jane Fonda.

by Anonymousreply 10December 25, 2022 3:20 AM

Laurie Metcalf.

by Anonymousreply 11December 25, 2022 3:25 AM

Allison Janney

by Anonymousreply 12December 25, 2022 3:28 AM

Catherine O’Hara

Madeline Kahn

by Anonymousreply 13December 25, 2022 3:51 AM

Julie Andrews

by Anonymousreply 14December 25, 2022 3:53 AM

Jennifer Coolidge

by Anonymousreply 15December 25, 2022 3:54 AM

Carol Burnett

by Anonymousreply 16December 25, 2022 4:10 AM

I always thought Agnes Moorehead's line deliveries on "Bewitched" were hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 17December 25, 2022 4:11 AM

Maggie Smith

by Anonymousreply 18December 25, 2022 10:23 PM

Tracey Ullman.

by Anonymousreply 19December 25, 2022 10:25 PM

Suzanne Pleshette

by Anonymousreply 20December 25, 2022 10:26 PM

Mindy Cohn

by Anonymousreply 21December 25, 2022 10:28 PM

Paula Prentiss

by Anonymousreply 22December 25, 2022 10:46 PM

Who else? Keep this going

by Anonymousreply 23December 29, 2022 11:36 PM

Edie Adams

Arlene Francis

Goldie Hawn

by Anonymousreply 24December 29, 2022 11:40 PM

The inimitable Edna Mae Oliver.

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by Anonymousreply 25December 29, 2022 11:41 PM

Lucille Ball

Gilda Radner

by Anonymousreply 26December 30, 2022 12:01 AM

Ingrid Thulin

by Anonymousreply 27December 30, 2022 12:07 AM

Holly Woodlawn

by Anonymousreply 28December 30, 2022 12:08 AM

Mink Stole

by Anonymousreply 29December 30, 2022 12:10 AM

Jackie Hoffman.

by Anonymousreply 30December 30, 2022 12:15 AM

Marcia Cross

by Anonymousreply 31December 30, 2022 3:37 AM

Tracey Ullman

by Anonymousreply 32December 30, 2022 4:16 AM

Kaitlin Olsen is very funny.

by Anonymousreply 33December 30, 2022 4:18 AM


by Anonymousreply 34December 30, 2022 4:20 AM

Mary Holland

by Anonymousreply 35December 30, 2022 4:52 AM

Betty White

Jennifer Coolidge

Amy Poehler

Jessica Walter

Jane Krakowski

Carol Burnett

Jennifer Saunders

Madeline Kahn

Catherine O'Hara

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

by Anonymousreply 36December 30, 2022 5:47 AM

Wanda Sykes, slays.

Margaret Cho too.

by Anonymousreply 37December 30, 2022 5:52 AM

Jan Hooks, Catherine ohare

by Anonymousreply 38December 30, 2022 6:28 AM

Joanna Lumley

Elsa Lanchester

Patricia Routledge

Prunella Scales

Margaret Rutherford

Irene Ryan as Granny Clampett

also Nancy Kulp as Miss Jane Hathaway

by Anonymousreply 39December 30, 2022 6:38 AM

LaWanda Page (Aunt Esther)

by Anonymousreply 40December 30, 2022 6:45 AM

Margaret Hamilton

Rue McClanahan

Kate Mulgrew

by Anonymousreply 41December 30, 2022 7:00 AM

Carrie Fisher

Patty Duke

by Anonymousreply 42December 30, 2022 7:01 AM

Kirstie Alley. RIP

by Anonymousreply 43December 30, 2022 7:08 AM

Kristen Wiig

Molly Shannon

Debra Wilson (tho save for voiceovers, I’m not aware of anything she’s done outside of comedy sketch)

Melissa McCarthy

by Anonymousreply 44December 30, 2022 7:11 AM

Edith Evans

Joan Greenwood

by Anonymousreply 45December 30, 2022 12:25 PM

Edie McClurg

Vicki Lawrence

Miriam Flynn

Katey Sagal

by Anonymousreply 46December 30, 2022 3:14 PM

Sally Field. As a kid I loved her performance as the stressed and overworked mom in the movie "Mrs. Doubtfire" especially the scene where she discovers that Doubtfire was really her ex the whole time and freaks the fuck out. She was also great in "Hello, My Name Is Doris".

by Anonymousreply 47December 30, 2022 5:11 PM

That Dratch thing on SNL sure never did!!!

by Anonymousreply 48December 30, 2022 5:17 PM

Allison Janney. Never disappoints.

by Anonymousreply 49December 30, 2022 5:39 PM


by Anonymousreply 50December 30, 2022 5:41 PM

Edith Evans, when she wishes to be seen as funny.

And when she doesn't, she can be devastating.

Favorite anecdote:

With her uplifted, exposed bosom and makeup for "Tom Jones," the not-known-for-her-prettiness Evans was feeling confident and said to director Tony Richardson,

"Tony, I don't look 70, do I?"

Richardson responded,

"Not anymore, love. Not anymore."

by Anonymousreply 51December 30, 2022 6:04 PM

Melissa McCarthy

Nicole Byer

by Anonymousreply 52December 30, 2022 6:07 PM

Imogene Coca

Tracey Ullman

Mink Stole

Sarah Silverman (Don't start.)

Madeline Kahn

Myrna Loy

Holland Taylor

by Anonymousreply 53December 30, 2022 6:11 PM

Madeline Kahn seems to be leading the thread.

by Anonymousreply 54December 30, 2022 6:13 PM

Melissa McCarthy, even in her terrible movies.

by Anonymousreply 55December 30, 2022 6:13 PM

Madeline is/was beloved...like Judy Holliday.

by Anonymousreply 56December 30, 2022 6:15 PM

Molly Shannon seems to be in second place.

by Anonymousreply 57December 30, 2022 6:18 PM

Kathryn Hahn is a recent one.

by Anonymousreply 58December 30, 2022 11:19 PM

This beautifully shows off Kathryn Hahn's hilarious comic timing. Her facial reactions just kill me, and some of them are very subtle.

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by Anonymousreply 59December 31, 2022 12:09 AM

Bette Midler.

by Anonymousreply 60December 31, 2022 12:10 AM

Jean Smart!

by Anonymousreply 61December 31, 2022 12:19 AM

Allison Janney and Melissa McCarthy

by Anonymousreply 62December 31, 2022 12:28 AM

Maria Ouspenskaya

by Anonymousreply 63December 31, 2022 12:36 AM

Tamara Empson

by Anonymousreply 64December 31, 2022 12:41 AM

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tracey Ulman.

by Anonymousreply 65December 31, 2022 12:51 AM

Melissa McCarthy

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by Anonymousreply 66December 31, 2022 12:52 AM

Bonnie Hunt

Amy Sedaris

Megan Mullally

by Anonymousreply 67December 31, 2022 12:55 AM

Telma Hopkins

Margaret Cho

Melissa McCarthy

Molly Shannon

Catherine O'Hara

by Anonymousreply 68December 31, 2022 1:03 AM

Joan Cusack

Harriet Sansom Harris

Jennifer Saunders

Cecily Strong

by Anonymousreply 69December 31, 2022 1:06 AM

Jennifer Coolidge

by Anonymousreply 70December 31, 2022 1:34 AM

Margaret Rutherford.

She's funny in everything, but in the final minutes of "The Happiest Days of Your Lives," when she's taking the parents on tour of the school where she works as headmistress, she had me laughing so hard I was on the floor of the revival house.

by Anonymousreply 71December 31, 2022 1:35 AM

Mo Collins Valerie Harper, pictured upthread as Marilyn Monroe, was terrific on MTM. Jan Hooks Nora Dunn Markie Post on Night Court Wanda Sykes

by Anonymousreply 72December 31, 2022 1:45 AM

Shelley Long Bette Midler

by Anonymousreply 73January 28, 2023 4:44 PM

Bonnie Bedelia

by Anonymousreply 74January 28, 2023 4:47 PM

Stephanie Wier

Madelyn Kahn

by Anonymousreply 75January 28, 2023 5:36 PM

Doris Packer

(Mrs. Chatsworth Osborne Sr, on "Dobie Gillis" and Beaver's school principal)

by Anonymousreply 76January 28, 2023 5:40 PM

G. Especially in HILLBILLY ELEGY and on Oscar night.

by Anonymousreply 77January 28, 2023 5:43 PM

Marjorie Taylor Green

by Anonymousreply 78January 29, 2023 1:26 AM

Amy Schumer

by Anonymousreply 79January 29, 2023 1:35 AM

Kahn, Garr, Kurtz, Coolidge

by Anonymousreply 80January 29, 2023 1:46 AM


by Anonymousreply 81January 29, 2023 1:47 AM

I would watch Jennifer Coolidge read the phone book. Yes, I’m old.

by Anonymousreply 82January 29, 2023 1:50 AM

Goldie Hawn forever. Her and Lucille Ball are my favorite comediennes

by Anonymousreply 83January 29, 2023 2:02 AM

[quote]Her and Lucille Ball are my favorite comediennes.

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 84January 29, 2023 2:28 AM

Regina Hall

by Anonymousreply 85January 29, 2023 5:20 PM

The one and only.

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by Anonymousreply 86January 29, 2023 6:05 PM

Kathleen Freeman

by Anonymousreply 87January 30, 2023 4:59 AM

Kathy Burke.

by Anonymousreply 88January 30, 2023 12:16 PM
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