Palmer pins down the funny

Updated: November 5, 2008, 12:09 PM ET
By Jon Mahoney |

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ESPNRiseCollin Palmer likes a good laugh when he's off the mat.

St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio) senior Collin Palmer is arguably the nation's top wrestler, regardless of weight class. Heading into this season, the Ohio State recruit held a career record of 108-2 with three state titles. While serious on the mat, Palmer is a jokester off it. Here are five comedians he finds particularly funny.

1. Peter Griffin -- "Family Guy"
"He's got some funny lines and he's always making fun of something."

2. Chris Rock
"I just watched a standup of him, and it was one of the funniest things I've ever seen."

3. Vince Vaughn
"He's funny because of how he says things and how fast he says them."

4. Jim Carrey
"He just goes from one extreme to the next. He's a funny guy."

5. Will Ferrell
"I keep thinking of that movie, 'Kicking & Screaming.'"

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