I am never EVER visiting this site again, where is the true talent? Jimmy carr, david mitchell and what about PETER KAY. Yeah ricky gervais is a great stand up and definitely deserves a place in the top ten. What about RONNIE CORBETT? BEN ELTON?
Ricky Gervais is pure comic genius! He touches topics people wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole, he does this not only in his stand ups and T.V. shows but in his podcast program as well.
I can't believe he's not in the top ten! I haven't even heard of any of the comedians that are in the top ten. He's way funnier than Eddie Izzard or Jimmy carr combined the fact that has less votes than them is insulting
He has made a big impact on the delivery of humor in the past ten years and has been involved in many different aspects of comedy. His work is wide-reaching. He has opened up many taboo subjects to the public discourse.
This guy is a genius, from producing films to recording hilarious audio books with steve and karl, I don't understand how he has the time to create such amazing stand up performances. He should be number 1.
Politics, Animals, Out of England... Must I say more? He is a comedy genius! Jaw-breaking honesty, shockingly pleasurable intellect and kinda hot in a delightfully weird way! The bees knees!
Everything from his stand up to his sitcoms, all hilarious. Even when filming he's a practical joker. He genuinely lives and breathes comedy!
I thinks this list is about who is the most popular comedian. This is actually given by the media, and publicity of each comedian. Gervais is the greatest ever but you have to be intelligent and free of represion to understand... We are few in the world
What! He is the creator (with stephen merchant) of the office, extras and the Ricky Gervais Show. He is funny as hell
By far the funniest and most intelligent comedian alive. He makes you think during his self proclaimed "lecture"
You seen him in Grand Theft Auto-4? He's just as good as katt williams. Deserves top 10 for the very least.
How is he not the best in this list? I could laugh myself to death watching his stand-ups!
His riffs on religion and Atheism are absolutely hysterical! Should be top 10
Ricky Gervais at #51 is the funniest joke of all. Best stand-up comedian ever!
Genius very unique and very clever comedian just natural and honest
Ricky is one of the best comedians out there he needs to be higher up
This Man is a genius! I'm 'pretty sure he just lives a funny life! :-)
Funny, clever, atheist. Perfect
Should totally be in the top ten...can't believe he"s down here. Genius and way better then someone like Dane Cook lame ass
Great comedian, has his own styl. I've seen him first in Grand Theft Auto game. Laughed me much better than Katt Williams.
By far the best british comedian on the planet right now.
Should be rated higher, I love his arrogance and sarcasm
Love Ricky but I prefer his impromptu podcast. Love the dry take on things. Seriously love this guy!
Ricky Gervais should be tied for the first spot with George Carlin as they are the only 2 who can bring up convincing points that prove why religion is 'bollocks'. They are the greatest 2 but only 1 of them is alive.
Brilliant. Simply brilliant.
Plenty to see on YouTube. You'll laugh constantly.
I personally think Gervais should be higher up than this, but apparently others don't, so I dunno...
Its probably the fact that he isn't popularized by the media as much, or that he tends to offend a lot of people (in my humble opinion).
But if you aren't concerned much with political correctness, check out this guy's standup NOW.