Regular Crivvies may recall me mentioning that I was fortunate enough to meet the legendary actor and comedian Bob Hope on two separate occasions ten years apart. Even got a few photos taken with him and his wife Dolores on our second encounter, and have several items - photos, books, magazines, and record covers - autographed by the man himself. Recently, I acquired an 'action figure' of Bob, and I'm always looking to expand my collection of Hope memorabilia, hence me buying the above sheet of US stamps of the British-born funny-man.
So it's probably pretty obvious that Bob Hope is my favourite comedian of all time. What I was wondering though, is who's your favourite - in fact, who do you reckon was/is the funniest comedian that ever graced a stage, TV show or movie? And why? Feel free to regale your fellow Crivvies with your choice of performers in the humour stakes.
Incidentally, I've shown one of the photos of me with Bob a few times on the blog before, so just for a change here's a cropped version of it, along with a couple of others which I can't remember if I've shown before or not. (Wouldn't surprise me if I have.) Incidentally, I've enlarged them from reduced copies on my computer, so the quality isn't great. It would've taken me too long to find the file/folder with my larger copies.
So again - who's your favourite actor/comedian of all time?