Today's Funnies: Chris Elliott

Chris Elliott turns 47 today. The comedian, who strikes us as something of an acquired taste, was a fixture on the old NBC Late Night With David Letterman set, where he played such characters as "The Regulator Guy," "The Fugitive Guy," "The Guy Under the Seats," and, of course, "Marlon Brando" (first clip below). Later, he played the lead in both a Fox sitcom (Get a Life) and a movie (Cabin Boy) — the latter of which features a cameo of David Letterman "acting" (second clip below — slightly NSFW). Happy birthday, Chris!

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  • Letterdavidman

    Man, oh, man! David Letterman+Chris Elliott=Comedy Gold Each and Ever TIME!
    *Sigh!* Those were the days…

  • Letterdavidman

    Of course, that should read “Comedy Gold Each and EverY TIME!”
    Amazing what vodka will do to the brain before 9:00 A.M.

  • cRAIG

    one of the funniest guys on Earth. a brilliant idiot, and i mean that in the best way possible…

  • Brandon

    That was AWESOME.

  • donner

    What about Pea Boy? When he’d run down the stairs, tossing frozen peas everywhere? Classic!

  • Richard

    I have the same birthday as Chris Elliot? Amazing.

  • Ep Sato

    It gets to me that “the Winner” was totally ripped off from “get a life”. Chris Elliot, IMHO, never got the fair share he deserved. His role in Groundhog’s Day alone makes him a keeper. I truly hope Mr. Elliot gets another sitcom or some other form of comeback vehicle, as he’s an old school favorite of mine.

  • Tim

    Let’s don’t forget his turn as Robert’s crazy brother-in-law on Everyone Loves Raymond!! Whenever CE appeared, it was golden. Yes, Mama!!

  • Ceballos

    Thanks for bringing up his role in “Groundhog Day.” One of my favorite random moments in that movie is, after Bill Murray drives his van off a cliff, Elliott tries to comfort Andie McDowell by saying “He could still be all right.”
    A second later, the van explodes, and Elliott says “Well, probably not now.” (I’m paraphrasing sorry)
    He also killed in “There’s Something about Mary.” Happy Birthday, Mr. Elliott

  • Ceballos

    By the way, I LOVE Letterman’s “acting” in that clip. On one hand, i’d like to see more, but on the other, it’s kinda cool that this is like the only one out there.

  • WasatchMan

    A neglected American genius. I am absolutely not kidding when I say that.

  • LaRochelle89

    Is the top clip supposed to be a parody of the Harvey Pekar visits?

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