Let me make this clear, I am an absolute sucker for a good eliminator. I think they drive great conversation and debate. Who wouldn’t love deciding if you could live without Snickers, Reese’s, Kit-Kats or Twix? The answer is Twix. Anyone that knows me knows I love a good, fun argument. The serious ones I am not a big fan of, I prefer the friendly banter ones much more.
This was brought up in a group chat by my friend Joey, we will call him Joey since I know he doesn’t want his identity spilled out to my thousands of readers. This might be the greatest eliminator that these eyes have ever seen. I have decided I am going to break this down and come to a final decision. My initial thought was Jim Carrey but I have a feeling after looking at each body of work that my thoughts will change.
To clarify, this is going to be simply based off the movies they were in. I will not be factoring in their overall impact on comedy as a whole or their legacy. Let’s keep this as surface level as possible folks. These are also my opinions so feel free to call me a moron for my takes, although you’re wrong.
Adam Sandler has by far the worst movies out of any of these actors. At this point in his career, he has probably made more bad movies than good. Fortunately for him, his good movies are all time classics.
The Wedding Singer
50 First Dates
The Longest Yard
Just Go With It (criminally underrated)
I am going to be completely transparent here because I love each and every one of you readers. I have an absolute soft spot for Adam Sandler. Happy Gilmore is one of my top 5 favorite movies of all time. I know almost every single word to it. Big Daddy is on all the time and I stop to watch it every single time. Although he had load of clunkers, I could never get rid of Adam Sandler simply because I love all his old hits too much.
Will Ferrell is top dog in this eliminator. He is the one person that if you eliminate then I truly do not trust your judgment on comedy films as a whole. His body of work truly speaks for itself. I am sure I will forget some but just look at these movies he was part of.
Kicking And Screaming
I don’t think much more really needs to be said. That lineup of movies could go toe to toe with the 1927 Yankees in terms of star power. If you would eliminate Will Ferrell please let me know, I would love to hear the reasoning behind it. I don’t think these humans exist so I expect my inbox to remain empty.
I said I wouldn’t judge based on legacy but I would be wrong not to at least mention that Jim Carrey is a comedy icon. He changed the game forever. He also has quite the list of movies.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Dumb And Dumber
The Truman Show
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Cable Guy
Me, Myself, and Irene
The thing about Jim Carrey is that he is extremely versatile. He can go from playing Lloyd Christmas to a much serious role in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind to the Grinch without batting an eye. He may be a bit of a lunatic but that is part of what makes him great.
I like Seth Rogen but I am by no means a Seth Rogen stan. Some of the humor from his gang, I truly do not find funny. Nothing against him, just not my cup of tea. Needless to say, he has been part of some of the best comedies of the last 15 years.
The 40 Year Old Virgin
This Is The End
Superbad came out at the perfect time for me. I believe I have stated this before when I wrote my acclaimed blog about what happened to comedy movies. This is the only reason I am truly considering keeping Seth around.
Before I wrote this, I voted off Jim Carrey. In my mind, Superbad was too good of a movie to just get rid of. After looking at it a bit further, I have changed my mind. I hate to do this but Seth Rogen has got to go. This comes down to personal bias. Like I said, some of his comedy just doesn’t do it for me. Superbad is not a strong enough movie to knock off Jim Carrey.
Final Answer: Seth Rogen