Which leaves the remaining 77% (where does that extra 1% get off to???) voting for the barrel of monkeys.
Readers were asked who was funnier: Robert DeNiro in The King of Comedy, Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation, Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber, or Will Ferrell in Anchorman.
Tied for first place with 33% of the total electorate were Chevy Chase as bumbling but usually well-meaning family man Clark W. Griswold in Christmas Vacation (sequel to Vacation and European Vacation, prequel to Vegas Vacation and the cousin-Eddie-centric Christmas Vacation II) and Will Ferrell as the illustrious San Diego newsman Ron Burgundy in Anchorman. 22% of my readers (you must be related to me, I’m sure) selected Robert DeNiro in his little known role as aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin (“often misspelled and mispronounced”) in the King of Comedy as the funniest (“Rupert Pupkin, ladies and gentlemen, Rupert Pupkin!”). Surprisingly, only a single voter (comprising a substantial 11% of respondents—every vote counts) deemed Jim Carrey’s portrayal as Lloyd Christmas worthy of the funniest designation.
Thanks to all (n=9) who participated, and congratulations to the two of you who responded appropriately.