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Jack Gannon
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Who do you think used to be funnier when they were younger and have lost touch of their funny bone in recent years?

For Me, I would say.

Chevy Chase
Tom Hanks
Eddie Murphy
Robin Williams
Adam Sandler

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Devolution here,

I think that Chevy Chase has grown into being funny as an older man. But yes, from 1990-2005 he was the pits.

Hanks is still funny, but doesn't choose funny movies. 2 Oscars will do that.

Murphy you are spot on with as with Sandler as a matter of fact I always talk about how they had essentially the same type of career, SNL ---> Some really great movies ----> Trying to be taken seriously ----> making crap movies for a buck.

Williams is a riot in most things he does, and still does great stand up.

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Williams is good in stand up, but Old Dogs and RV aren't as good as his stuff used to be.

Seems like Sandler is trying to change up his style of delivery, where once he was a goofy crazy guy now he is trying to be more of the sarcastic everyman. He was much better as the eccentric crazy gooft guy from Billy Maddison, Shakes the Clown, and Happy Gilmore. That's what put him on the map.

Murphy is still good outside of movies as well, he cracked me up on Inside the Actor's Studio.

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I say Adam Sandler. and the excuse I make up for him is hes getting older...so he maybe thinks he cant keep on doing silly comedys forever?

I still think Eddie Murphy has the tendency to be funny (the donkey in SHREK, MEET DAVE) but now that hes older hes not as raunchy and picks more Family Friendly stuff.

Robin Williams can still be funny when he picks a good script.

Tom Hanks is naturally funny (I just saw him on OPRAH and he just cant help being funny) but picks more serious projects now thats he older.

Someone I always thought was funny but picked poor projects was David Spade. Its a pity he cant end up on a GOOD show that I'd actually wanna sit through!

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For me, Steve Martin's gone downhill as well; you get the feeling from his last few projects that his heart just isn't in it anymore for whatever reason. He was at his best when the restraints were completely off early in his career (all the films he did with Carl Reiner, for instance), and when he was allowed to write the script personally (3 Amigos and the more recent Bowfinger), but lately they seem to be forcing him to just go with the flow ("Like a twig on the shoulders of a mighty stream."), and in that format he just comes out flat and uninspired, and in the worst cases even unlikeable.

And what became of Jon Lovitz by the way? While not always A list material, he could usually deliver with what he was given (even in the forgettable North he was easily the best part of the picture), but he seems to have dropped off the face of the earth in recent years (excessive grief over the death of his pal Phil Hartman, perhaps?).

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I never found Robin Williams funny as much as unfathomably annoying!

Steve Martin hasn't been funny since the 80's, neither has Chevy or Eddie Murphy.

Adam Sandler started out with two comedy classics, and some halway decent flicks like Wedding Singer and Waterboy, but after that his stchick got real old real fast. And those awful rom coms had absolutely none of the edge that made him funny in the first place.

I never really looked at Tom Hanks as a 'funnyman'. He certainly could be, when required. But he was more versatile than that.

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