Plinky asked me, “Who are the top three funniest people in the world?”
There are a lot of funny people in the world. My favorite are the ones who have the facial expressions that explain it all. Deadpan humor. I think Bob Newhart, Carol Burnett, and Ellen Degeneres are all in that category.
I love the telephone skits with Bob Newhart. I used to cry laughing while watching Carol Burnett trying NOT to laugh. And there was an episode of the “Ellen” in 1995 with Martha Stewart that has to be one of the funniest episodes of tv.
I should mention Lucille Ball, but that goes without saying.