Grew up on Dave Broadfoot and Rich Little (Canadian vomics) but they weren't intellectual comics, mostly just rude laughs and semi-stupid stuff.
fwiw - here's my list of funniest peeps to listen to
Wayne & Shuster
Donald Trump, Insult Comic
Do like I do. Don't watch him. In fact, if you guy' s had never talked about him years ago, I would not know who he is.
How did he get to be an expert on EVERYTHING anyway ? What has he ever done ?.. Another nothing with a big mouth. It's people exactly like him that keep my TV turned off.
Thats the problem with Maher he talks like he is a right winger libertarian then turns around and wants to be seen as left wing so they keep him on HBO .
He tries to play both sides as not politically correct but then goes all politically correct to appease some of his audience .
Clever at times then falls into his own trap he set up .
Liked that every once in awhile he actually has one guy from the other side getting hit from three or four sides and a audience that gets loud for some point that was screamed or shouted at the poor guy or girl brave enough to take the counter point .
Nobody likes a one sided unfair debate no matter what side your on it hurts any validation you were trying to effect .