Yesterday, we lost a legend. Stan Lee, the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics passed away at the age of 95 in Los Angeles California. In honor of the fallen hero, Marvel fans from across the globe came together on Reddit to pay tribute with some of their favorite Stan Lee moments ever.


Stan Lee was notable for making cameos in Marvel movies:


Every Stan Lee Cameo Ever (1989-2018)youtu.be

So some fans shared their favorite Stan Lee Cameos.


Smart Jokes

I think I'm the only person whose favorite is THOR. "Did it work??" The joke works on its own, but it's made funnier by having it be Lee.

In too many of the other cameos, Lee IS the joke. And that's a bit too self aware for my tastes.

PhillyTaco

A Slight Spoiler

Out of every single Stan Lee cameo, Spider-Man PS4's. Out of the MCU, Captain America: Civil War's.

His Cloak & Dagger painting ain't so bad either

Kilzi

Ranking The Lot

In Order, Top to Bottom, Left to Right

  • X-Men
  • Spider-Man
  • Daredevil
  • HULK
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Fantastic Four
  • X-Men 3: The Last Stand
  • Spider-Man 3
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • Iron Man
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Iron Man 2
  • Thor
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Avengers
  • Amazing Spider-Man
  • Iron Man 3
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Amazing Spider-Man 2

This only covers these Cameos.

Modification102

Ouch

I love all of his cameos. What saddens me is that it ended.

belladanka

Antantant

I loved the ant-man one. The whole movie is just about over and the plot is over so its not gratuitous like a lot of people hate but its so funny and you've forgotten about the movie's cameo since its been 90+ minutes

Omniaxle

And today, those cameos did end. In honor of his memory, Reddit talked about what inspired them most about him.

A Well Loved Life

One of those things you've known was going to happen for a long time, but then when it does you're still somehow blown away.

That guy is responsible for awesome memories and immense enjoyment in my and many others' lives. What a tremendous life.

ZekkMixes

Close Encounters

I have a fun story of my encounter with Stan. Last year, I attended one of the "Breakfast with Stan Lee" events that he held at conventions across the country. I didn't care how much it cost, I was going to be there since this was one of his final convention visits. The package included a breakfast buffet followed by a Q&A with Stan, 1 item to be autographed and 1 photo op and was limited to about 100 people at the event. Anyway, during his Q&A, a woman stood up and said she and her husband were celebrating 20 years together and that they wanted to renew their wedding vows. I think it actually got mentioned earlier during the session that Stan had been an ordained minister since he was a young man. The woman then asked what it would take for Stan to renew their vows. Without hesitation, Stan stood up and said I'll do it right now. His handlers helped him over to the couple where they both stood in tears as he walked them through their vow renewals. It was just an incredible moment to everyone in the room. He couldn't have been a nicer man to all of us that day.

flysly

A Memory

When I was roughly 10 years old, I went to a comic book convention. At the time I was writing my own comics (think of what a 10 year old would write) and did my own doodles (think of what a 10 year old would draw). At this convention, there was Stan Lee, and I decided to have him sign some stuff (this was roughly around 2003 and at a smaller convention, so getting Stan to sign stuff was no real difficulty). I had him sign my Avengers #33 comic, but I also decided to have him sign one of my own drawings, as a means of getting his blessing. As an adult I cringe at the thought, but I didn't know better as a kid. Stan saw the drawing, smiled, looked at me and said "you better sign this too, or else people might actually think it's mine!" Or something along those lines. He happily signed it and I went on my way. I don't know if I would have the same decorum or seeming pleasure when it comes to signing some random kids doodling, but Stan had no compunction about it. What a guy.

nickcooper1991

A Champion

I'm just gonna leave this here.

I found comics when I was eight or nine. I was out with my dad, was bored out of my mind, and happened to see a magazine that looked like a cartoon. I picked it up, and leafed through it. I remember the moment I turned the page, it was a large panel of the most badass woman I'd ever seen in my life- she was tall, strong, beautiful, and in command. Something clicked in my head the first time I saw Storm in print, and I've never looked back.

I know there are going to be people who cringe at anything remotely feminist, or be all hur durr SJW. But for a little girl on a small military base on the ass end of Asia, I'd found her- my first real role model. She didn't cringe, or whine, or worry about her nails- she didn't demand obedience, but commanded respect because she was powerful, and wise, and above all- kind. Storm was everything I wanted to be.

As I got more into comics- to my mother's chagrin, and my Thor-loving father's delight- I found a bigger and brighter world. Word's can't express the first time I turned on the cartoon and saw Jubilee- it was the first time I'd seen a superhero that had Asian in her, just like me (I'm half-Korean).

It might sound stupid to other people, but for a small, shy girl, having super heroes that were women, that were Asian, that weren't perfect but still tried to save the world was a game changer.

And it's still true today. I have a nine year old cousin on my Korean side. She didn't care about superheroes- until I mentioned Jubilee, because now there's one that looks like her.

Stan Lee didn't create every character I love, or every story arc that moved me. But he helped create the world I fell in love with, nurture it, and championed things like racial equality, feminism, and gay rights during times when it wasn't popular or even really allowed. So I'll always love him for that, and I'll love the legacy he left in his charming, funny, big hearted wake. Thanks for your light, Stan. I hope we can keep it going.

Lacuna-Foil

A Gift

He gifted me the role model and brother i never had.

He gave me a warm hug in a form of a comicbook when i was going through tough s***.

And i'm still standing at my 24 years of age worshiping a man who wears a red and blue costume and can climb walls.

Not mentioning he isn't real......because he is to all of us.

Thanks, Uncle Ben.

We all love you.

RIP

RealPunyParker


RIP, Stan.

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I may not be popular for saying this, but I think comedy is the best form of entertainment.

However, it’s not always easy to find great comedy.

There are lots of comedians who make me smile or even make me laugh at a joke or two. Yet, it’s really hard to find a comedian who can keep me laughing through their whole set.

If you’re having trouble finding those kinds of comedians, or are just ready to find a new comedian to enjoy, Redditors are here to help.

Probably hoping to find a great comedian themself, Redditor Plastic_Ad_6179 asked:

"Who's the best comedian of all time in your opinion?"

Sean Lock

"Sean Lock"

"For many reasons, but mainly for being the undisputed champion of the world in...Carrot In A Box:"

– Rymundo88

"What a HUGE talent. Luckily he left a lot of great footage. Terrible loss."

– Pan-tang

"The comedians comedian"

– FrederickBishop

George Carlin

"George Carlin."

"Honorable mention to Bill Burr."

– gobigred3562

"When I turned 21, my mom took me to Vegas. We saw Carlin perform and we laughed solidly for 90 minutes. I don’t remember any of the jokes, but I have never laughed like that since. He was a true master of the art."

– drCrankoPhone

"Carlin is the only correct answer. Nobody will ever touch that level of wit, wordplay, satire, and social commentary."

"Nobody."

– reflUX_cAtalyst

Mike Birbiglia

"I went to a Mike Birbiglia show at Zanies in Nashville back in 2008. Guy killed…got up on stage, told 1 story. Took him 90 minutes to get through that story. The whole time, he’s veering off on tangents that seemed completely natural, conversational even. Each tangent was a tiny hilarious story itself. The show seemed so smooth and flowed so naturally, that I could hardly believe it was written. It was masterful. Sure, he doesn’t tell jokes that leave you breathless with laughter, but he does tell jokes that get 90% of the way there with such consistency that I’m actually more impressed with that than the former."

– mavol

Norm MacDonald

"In terms of:"

  • "Being at the top of his game for a long period of time"
  • "Being perfect at timing and execution"
  • "Understanding comedy to a degree that other comedians notice and respect"
  • "Being clever and witty on the spot"
  • "Having memorable jokes and killer standup routines"

"Norm MacDonald"

– warpus

"My favorite story about Norm MacDonald I've heard is that when he was coming up if he bombed he'd wait in the back of the club after the show to shake everyone's hand in their way out. If he killed he wouldn't. What a legend."

– SixPieceTaye

"If you asked a group of comedians who their favorite comedian is I'd bet Norm would be near the top of the list. So much of his material was a deconstruction of comedy itself. If Norm MacDonald tells you a bad joke, and you laugh, is it still a bad joke? Why is it funny? Are you laughing at him or is he laughing at you?"

– foldingcouch

Mitch Hedberg

"Mitch Hedberg. RIP."

– onepotatotwopotato3

"I used to love that guy. I still do but I used to too."

– ChefHannibal

""I got in an argument with a girlfriend inside of a tent. That’s a bad place for an argument, because I tried to walk out, and had to slam the flap.""

""F**k you, zzzzzzzzzzip""

– StarktheGuat

Monty Python

"Monty Python, as a group."

"I don't think there's been a single more influential comedy act than Flying Circus."

– EarlyBirdsofBabylon

"I agree with it just because it’s one of the few non-American mentions here. People seriously think that humor ends on American Stand Up and television…"

"Also Monty Python is ALWAYS funny"

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Robin Williams

"Robin Williams."

– Flicksterea

"Live on Broadway stands as one of the most memorable things I have ever watched."

– Grimlock64

"Idk why he isn’t higher on this list or mentioned more often. Robin Williams had absolutely insane improv skills. Watch the episode of Who’s Line with him as the guest star, the rest of the cast can’t keep it together."

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Lucille Ball

"Lucille Ball"

– LusciousofBorg

"Scrolled this far to find a female comedian! Love Lucille Ball"

– boonybun

"I saw I Love Lucy was streaming a couple months ago. Having watched it as a kid, I figured I’d put it on for a nostalgic chuckle. I was not ready for that show to be so, so funny—I nearly passed out I was laughing so hard."

– mypantsareawesome

"She was a comedic genius."

– DrWorm_DD

Rowan Atkinson

"Rowan Atkinson (John Cleese closely second)"

– DarkFluids777

"Atkinson is such an amazing physical comedian that it’s basically overlooked that he’s a first-rate stand-up, as well."

– HilariousSpill

Eddie Murphy

"Eddie Murphy"

– onterrible1

"He saved SNL. They wouldn't be on air today were it not for Murphy"

– Blackgurlmajik

"Goat of comedy"

– IndependenceScary644

Comedy may not be everyone’s favorite form of entertainment, but it is a can’t miss, so long as the comedian in question is a good one.

Luckily, we’ve got some great suggestions above.