100 Directors Who Made Vastly Better Comedies Than Harold Ramis

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In No Particular Order: 

1. Charlie Chaplin

2. Buster Keaton

3. Leo McCarey

4. Preston Sturges

5. Jules White

6. George Stevens

7. Mack Sennett

8. Hal Roach

9. Ernst Lubitsch

10. Jerry Lewis

11. Robert Townsend

12. Blake Edwards

13. Norman Taurog

14. The Coen Brothers

15. Wes Anderson

16. Tim Burton

17. Keenan Ivory Wayans

18. Mel Brooks

19. Gene Wilder

20. Woody Allen

21. Carl Reiner

22. Eddie Sedgwick

23. Eddie Cline

24. Gregory La Cava

25. Paul Parrott

27. Norman McLeod

28. Sidney Lanfield

29. Arthur Hiller 

30. Jacques Tati

31. Max Linder

32. Roscoe Arbuckle 

33. Frank Tashlin

34. Howard Hawks

35. Wesley Ruggles

36. Eddie Sutherland

37. John Landis

38. Roy Del Ruth

39. Harry Edwards

40. Del Lord

41. George Nichols

42. Clyde Bruckman

43. Sam Taylor

44. Peter Bogdonovich

45. Dell Henderson

46. Rene Clair

47. William A. Seiter

48. Harry Langdon

49. Charley Chase

50. Frank Capra

51. Mal St. Clair

52. Henry Lehrman

53. Tony Richardson

54. Stanley Kubrick

55. Chuck Reisner

56. Victor Fleming

57. Alf Goulding

58. William Beaudine

59. George Marshall

60. Charley Bowers

61. Al Christie

62. Mabel Normand

63. Jim Jarmusch

64. Judd Apatow

65. Hal Ashby

66. The Farrelly Brothers

67. Steve Martin

68. Bobcat Goldthwait

69. Noah Baumbach

70. Whit Stillman

71. Mike Nichols

72. Elaine May

73. Albert Brooks

74. Rickey Gervais

75. Christopher Guest

76. Charlie Kaufman

77. Mike Judge

78. Jake Kasdan

79. Ernie Fosselius

80. Martin Scorsese

81. Spike Lee

82. Howard Morris

83. Eddie Buzzell

84. Jean Yarbrough

85. George Cukor

86. Billy Wilder

87. Garson Kanin

88. Robert Altman

89. Hy Averback

90. Paul Mazursky

91. Fred C. Newmeyer

92. William Asher

93. Charles Lane

94. Ben Stiller

95. Hal Needham

96. S. Sylvan Simon

97. Dan Aykroyd

98. Gene Saks

99. Paul Feig

100. Steven Spielberg (No, that’s just cruel, we’ll make it 99. Actually, no — there’s way more than this. I had to artificially cut myself off at 100)

Wondering what put this bee in my bonnet? Read this. 

And for more on what you don’t know about comedy see my book Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, just released by Bear Manor Media, also available from amazon.com etc etc etcchain%20of%20fools%20cvr%20front%20only-500x500

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