>you have to agree with me that "acting" has grossly skewed>the viewing audiences expectations and realities when it comes>to comedic timing...no, it hasn't. what you are forgetting is that there is such a thing as comedic acting. just because you aren't a stand up comic, doesn't mean you can't act funny.>Jim Norton's timing would make anything>JLD said 10X funnier...God no. she was pitch perfect on that show. i'm loathe to believe that someone would be able to improve on what she did just because they did stand up. >I'm not saying that actors aren't>funny, I'm saying that their timing is not as good for the>most part.. the entire casts of Mary Tyler Moore, All In The Family, Cheers, etc laughs at insanity in this statement. >but that doesnt change the fact>that 90 percent of people who are in sitcoms or comedy movies>simply do not have the true timing to pull it off..and 90 percent of the really good stand up comics that have had their own sitcoms have sucked at it. that's because being a funny comic and being a good comedic actor are not mutually inclusive.