....and come on! Where are the legions of Larry Semon fans?
That was probably meant to be sarcastic, but I am a Larry Semon fan, actually! His work just doesn't appeal to me as much as the others listed do, and I find his work interesting for they have both Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy ( but, not in the same movies together) before their teaming. It's a shame not much people know about him, and even more so that he died at such a young age and that he could barely get to see co-stars Laurel and Hardy become famous, as a team!
I didn't know there was much A&C fans on this board.... A&C do appeal to me and I like their routines, except if I were to give them a rating out of 10, it would probably be a 9.5, while other options would be rated a 10. There's a lot more that are better than A&C.
Same here, Abbott and Costello gets my vote. I am not familiar with any of those other comedians in the poll. Pathetic, but true.
SERIOUSLY?? C'mon, you've got to at least be familiar with Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton!!!! If not, I strongly recommend Googling some of the people that are listed, because I'll garauntee almost all of them have interesting life stories, especially Fatty Arbuckle. While his life story is among one of the sadder ones, I find it to be very interesting, and you can keep on finding different things to learn about, especially when one of his lost films is discovered.
I voted "Abbott and Costello", mostly because they are the team I'm most familiar with from the list you provided. Plus I think it would be fun to discuss some of those early A & C features, and whether or not anyone thinks Buck Privates is as overrated as I think it is....
To tell the truth, I've never even seen Buck Privates! Only if it has Shemp and The Andrews Sisters in it, I'm watching it... and I'm not kidding.