Comedians Who Have Serious Beef With Each Other

Comedy feuds are no laughing matter. The performers who bring us to hysterical
tears can actually be a cutthroat bunch who steal each other’s work, trash each other
in the press, and even, in some rare cases, come to blows. Watch on to find out more about the biggest
beefs between comedians. Bill Murray and Chevy Chase When Chevy Chase abruptly left Saturday Night
Live in its second season to pursue a movie career, a number of his castmates were understandably
bitter. Bill Murray, who joined the cast soon after
Chase left, expressed his displeasure with Chase when he returned to host in Season 3. According to the book Saturday Night: A Backstage
History of Saturday Night Live, tensions built throughout the week between the entire cast
and Chase. Murray set off a shouting match followed later
by a physical altercation just before the show went live. Chase confronted Murray in Jim Belushi’s dressing
room and the two threw punches, though they were quickly pulled apart. Less than two years later, Chase and Murray
buried the hatchet on the set of Caddyshack. Decades after the spat, Murray downplayed
the whole thing to Empire, saying, “It was really a Hollywood fight, a ‘Don’t
touch my face!’ kind of thing … we all felt mad he had left us, and somehow I was the
anointed avenging angel. But Chevy and I are friends now. It’s all fine.” Joe Rogan and Carlos Mencia Joe Rogan and Carlos Mencia didn’t quite come
to blows in 2007, but their on-stage fight over Mencia’s alleged joke theft still stunned
The Comedy Store audience. It all started when Rogan called Mencia “Mensteala.” Mencia then stormed the stage and confronted
Rogan. Their colorful exchange was all caught on
video, and it had a profound effect on both of their careers. Rogan was banned from The Comedy Store and
was subsequently dropped by his agency after refusing to apologize to Mencia. But Rogan eventually emerged unscathed. He went on to launch a successful podcast
and even returned to The Comedy Store after seven years away. But for Mencia, the backlash was far more
severe. After the video went viral, Mencia was quickly
labeled a joke-thief. Less than a year later, his hit Comedy Central
show Mind of Mencia was over. However, Mencia has characterized his exit
from the show and subsequent absence from the spotlight as a self-imposed exile. Norm MacDonald and Chris Kattan Norm MacDonald is a tell-it-to-your-face kind
of guy, so it’s no surprise that his comments about fellow Saturday Night Live alum Chris
Kattan set off a bitter feud. As MacDonald described Kattan to Rolling Stone
in 1997, “To me he seems gay. He claims he’s not, but I’ve never seen,
like, a guy who’s not gay seem so gay. I don’t find him funny. What can I say? Never made me laugh.” To which Kattan responded, “If Norm says I’m gay, then put in that I
say he’s an a——.” MacDonald was famous, or infamous, for being
merciless when he found a soft spot. The feud got bad enough that when MacDonald
returned to host SNL in 1999, Kattan was noticeably absent from the episode. Kattan still had an axe to grind in 2015 during
a radio interview when he accused MacDonald of abusing an assistant. However, a few months later, Kattan tweeted
that their “feud” was “only for comedic purposes.” Joan Rivers and Chelsea Handler Joan Rivers certainly earned her title of
the Queen of Mean, and she didn’t hold back when talking about her former E! colleague
Chelsea Handler. But the younger comedian didn’t exactly pull
her punches either. In a January 2012 interview with Howard Stern,
she said, “Joan Rivers, I mean, what the [bleep] do
I care about Joan Rivers?” The next day, Rivers showed up to the shock
jock’s studio and came out swinging. “Number one, the girl made it on her back,
[bleep]ing the president, we all know that.” “Number two, she’s fine, she’s ordinary. She’s not a genius.” A few years later, they were still going at
it, with Handler telling The Guardian in June 2014 she didn’t think of Rivers as a role
model. One month later, Rivers told Huffington Post
that Handler started the whole thing. Rivers died in September 2014 during a routine
surgery, putting a tragic end to a beef that was surely far from over. However, in 2016, Handler gave Rivers a nod
for paving the way for female comics. “Joan Rivers and I weren’t friends, but she
did definitely open so many doors for me.” David Cross and Larry the Cable Guy The beef between David Cross and Larry the
Cable Guy was a lot more personal than most comedy feuds. In 2005, Cross told Rolling Stone what he
thought about the blue collar comedian’s act: “It’s a lot of anti-gay, racist humor — which
people like in America — all couched in ‘I’m telling it like it is.’ He’s in the right place at the right time
for that gee-shucks, proud-to-be-a-redneck, I’m-just-a-straight-shooter-multi-millionaire-in-cutoff-flannel-selling-ring-tones
act.” Unsurprisingly then, Larry the Cable Guy dedicated
a chapter in his 2006 book GIT-R-DONE to say that he was being attacked by a member of
the PC police that didn’t know his audience. He cited Cross as one of those, quote, “humorless
comedians who act like they’re better than everyone else.” Cross then hit back with a blog post entitled
an “Open Letter to Larry the Cable Guy,” in which he said, “I do know your audience, and they suck. And they’re simple. And please don’t mistake this as coming
from a place of bitterness because I didn’t ‘make it’ there or, I’m not as successful
as you because that’s not it at all. Since I was a kid I’ve always been a little
over sensitive to the glorification and rewarding of dumb.” Ouch. Safe to say these two won’t be playing any
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  1. David Cross is exponentially funnier than Larry the Cable Guy and he also happened to be spot-on in his characterization of Larry the Cable Guy's audience. If you'll pay $150 a ticket to listen to some guy wax poetic about the luxury of the rails in the handicap stall in the bathroom you're probably not there to expand your mind. And the fact of the matter is, any good comedian makes you think.

  2. My choices from the feuds….
    1 Chevy Chase
    2 Carlos Mancia
    3 Chris Kattan
    4 Joan Rivers (I can't stand Handler)
    5 Larry the Cable Guy.

  3. Seinfeld & Bobcat…
    Pure Hatred 🤫
    That's a (Real Life) Celebrity Deathmatch waiting to happen! 🤭😁🤣😂🤪

    Cheers from Cancún México

  4. David Cross, who is from the South, Atlanta, correctly called out Larry the Cable Guy as a fake southerner using a fake southern accent. He's from Nebraska, last time I checked Nebraska isn't in the South!

  5. I think it's great that he didn't apologize, because he was right. I really wish I could call people out for something like that. But, he has talked about it after how he is that type of person. He does not hold back. 😌

  6. The only comedians I know from this video are Bill Murray and David Cross. Can't you find a more recent beef? These examples are practically dinosaurs!

  7. I remember George Lopez and D.L. Hugley saying the same jokes as Carlos was accused of stealing. Why didn't Rogan call them out? Every comedian steals/borrows jokes from other comedians, as long as the audience gets a good laugh

  8. Larry the Cable Guy is not only funny, every one medication is he is also a down to earth nice guy. I don’t even know who the other guy is.

  9. THE USA should concider Sell THE Swedish comedian Jackie Arklöv. He is a beef master & Elite soldier, Zionist, Lover.

  10. Joe Rogan, chris cattan and Carlos mencia are not comedians. People that support them would have to be of below average intelligence at best

  11. For a moment I thought this video was supposed to show some real comedians….
    all of them are middle of the pack towards the rear……

  12. Mencia didn't storm the stage, Rogan stormed the stage on Mencia, it was Rogan that confronted Mencia, it wasn't the other way around. Maybe you should all get your story straight before storytelling.

  13. I liked David Cross in 'Arrested Development', but he certainly sounds like a pretentious ass.
    I'm not sure I've ever watched any material by Larry the Cable Guy, but even if I found him gloriously unfunny I wouldn't insinuate that his fans are stupid, racist homophobes.

  14. so funny that Nicki Swift deliberately left out the fact that Rogan released a compilation Of Mencia stealing jokes. because you can't do research on the subject and NOT come across the video of him telling other peoples jokes.

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