Top 10 Funniest Stand-up Comedians

The Top Ten

1 George Carlin George Carlin

Friend of my mine introduced him to me couple of years ago. Since then, he's my favorite. Very observant and analytical to the bone. His material is educative and stimulates logical thinking. Worth watching again and again.

I have to agree that Carlin is the best of the best... He not only jokes but he's serious about what he saying and makes perfect sense and what he says is fact..

This guy has to be the best stand-up comedian ever! I am not American, not even a native English speaker, but I read 2 of his books, and I Know all his specials!

Yup, the best of all time! An original; an American philosopher and cultural-icon. He had the unique ability to produce volumes of funny material exposing the hypocrisy of our most cherished instutitions, values, and social norms, all the while evoking laughter and reflection by his audience. His skills goes unmatched. He is hilarious. I can watch his standup over and over again without ever getting bored.

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2 Richard Pryor Richard Pryor

I think a a lot of younger people voted on this list. Richard pryor is by far one of the funniest people to grace this earth. It's a shame he's so far down, let alone on the contenders list.

Richard Pryor is the measuring stick of all comedians.. He was the best.. and always will be

EVERYONE over the age of 40 knows that Pryor was the king. Ask any of the comedians on this list (the ones still living I mean) and they will tell you he was GOD!

Simply amazing!

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3 Dave Chappelle Dave Chappelle David Khari Webber "Dave" Chappelle is an African American stand-up comedian, screenwriter, producer, and actor.

Never seen the Chapelle Show, so this is just based on his stand up gigs.

I think he's hilarious and it's so refreshing to see a black comic that doesn't just base 100% of their jokes on those boring "black people this white people that" nonsense he's got the right balance and I love the voice he puts on when he's pretending to be one of his white friends

His white accent is the best, hands down one of the best stand up comedians in history.

FUNNIEST GUY EVER! I love it when he switches from his real voice to a white mans voice. BRILLIANT!

Greatest stand up comedian of all time #personal opinion 😊😊 dave the great

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4 Louis C.K. Louis C.K. Louis Székely, known professionally as Louis C.K., is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, and editor.

Clearly number 1. I've never laughed so hard in my life before listening to Hilarious. (His latest stand-up performance)

The best out there today by a long shot. Not only does he speak so many true statements about everyday life that people never think about until they hear it but he makes it absolutely hilarious! To me he is so much funnier than Dane Cook could ever hope to be and I believe he rivals the greats of Robin Williams and George Carlin. If he continues to come out with more stuff as good or funnier than what he has out right now, I believe that he will go down as the best comedian of all time.

I watch his show every week, he has me on the floor laughing every time I see his stand up, especially his special 'Hilarious'

Political correctness will ruin theis genius' legacy but since when was comedy supposed to be measured by events off stage when the product is the best out there? It's ok for Trump to be a lout as long he gets the job done, but if a comedian acts improperly there will never be any forgiveness in our society of hate.

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5 Chris Rock Chris Rock

Funniest guy I have ever seen! There are a lot of people in Russia who likes his jokes
Wait for him in Moscow

funniest guy I've ever seen he has a lot of fans in Bulgaria, we wait him here.

Chris rock he's the best, he sets up his jokes very well and he makes sense

That video he talked about on ways on how to to not get beat by the cops was funny

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6 Robin Williams Robin Williams Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. He died in 2014.

On MJ's death - a doctor said: "Taking propofol to sleep is like taking chemotherapy because you're tired of shaving your head! "

'We had gay burglars the other night. They broke in and rearranged the furniture. '

hands down the best at ad lib quickest thinking comedian ever

The best

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7 Eddie Murphy Eddie Murphy

How can this guy not be better then Chris Rock! Chris started out because of him. nuff said

When we talk about his stand-up comedy... it is enough to say: WATCH "DELIRIOUS" AND "RAW" So funny!

He has always been my favorite, especially when he played in "COMING TO AMERICA" I have always loved Eddie Murphy, he will always be one of my all time favorites. Great job Eddie Murphy and keep up the good work!

At eddie

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8 Bill Cosby Bill Cosby William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr., is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. ...read more.

The fact that he could do a whole routine and never use a swear word tells you volumes about is skill with the English language. He never had to work "blue" to be funny; he didn't have to go there.

The fact that Dane Cook is above Bill is insane. I disown my generation

He is more funny than anyone on this list, and he keeps it clean. Its easy to cuss a lot, but keeping it clean and hilarious is leaps and bounds beyond everyone here! Why the heck isn't Bill at least in the top 10?

Lol I swear to god hitler could be on this list and people would say “it’s about his comedy not his personal life.”

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9 Bill Hicks Bill Hicks William Melvin "Bill" Hicks was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, and musician.

Alright, I want to put it to everyone like this. What is comedy supposed to be? Is it just supposed to make us laugh or is the truth of the matter more important. I will argue that the greatest comedians have the ability, talent, and heart to not only make us laugh hysterically, but to bring into question our thoughts/philosophies and cultural beliefs. I would even argue that this is the purpose of comedy itself; education, knowledge, and greater conscious understanding through the human feeling and enjoyment of laughter. When it came to this purpose no one f put it down like Bill Hicks, George Carlin and Lenny Bruce were the only two in the same ball park as this genius. I am one of those people who claim that he was in a sense a prophet because he spoke to America(and the world) about a future in which he foresaw that basically parallels our own present period. Have you looked around at the world recently? Corporate domination of our lives and society through the deception of ...more

The best and most ingenious comedian of modern times. He makes jokes and satirizes the stupidity of our way of life that we think is so important. He talks about issues most comedians wouldn't dare touch because they are fake and don't really have much to say. Topics discussed include the government, smoking cigarettes, religion & hypocrisy, consumerism & advertisement, selling out in music as well as just talking about stupid people in general. He also is one of the only comedians today that bring up the issue of mind altering drugs as helping society instead of harming it as so many people claim. His sketch on Marijuana vs Alcohol is one of the best of all time sketches in my opinion and brings to life undeniable truths about pot. Like he said, seriously if you are against drugs, than you need to delete all your music, cause most of the good songs were probably made by people using drugs. Bill ingeniously argues that drugs take us to higher point in thinking and creativity that we ...more

The best social critic of all time and fall over pee yourself a little funny, but only to smart people. He was too honest and real to reach the mainstream in the pre-internet 80's-early 90's. For a man who died at just 32, he left a large body of intellectually mature work, and some great jokes.

I believe Bill died at 36, but that's apple's for oranges... I agree with your comment though, once I got a hold of some of his recordings, I listened to only him for maybe a year straight. He never apologized for being so brash and frankly, so intellectually superior to almost everyone around him. He never had to in my eyes. I've seen many people obviously not understand many of his jokes, because quite frankly, they were not equipped to understand. He told his stories without making compromises, and that is something rarely seen. - Ned964

Way above seinfeld, that overrated smug fool.

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10 Jerry Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld

he's so good, he doesn't even need to swear to make you laugh - danajs24

The Master of Comedy, He changed the Comedy world and took it to a new level!

I don't think people who have not seen jerry's work should vote in here... It'll be a big mistake... he is the best... ever!

He is the best comedian I ever saw and know I watch his shows and I laugh so hard I cry 🤣

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The Contenders

11 Daniel Tosh Daniel Tosh

Daniel Tosh is thoroughly funny. He has no limits, no boundaries he wont push. He isn't afraid of making the crowd gasp, in fact, I think he enjoys it. He is "HILARIOUS, " if Louis C. K doesn't mind my use of the word. I enjoy his show "Tosh.0", but for the REAL DEAL you have to check out his hour special, "Completely Serious". He's a comic genius.
"My girlfriend is Korean... For this joke. "

He's like Dane Cook, if Dane Cook actually told jokes.

Should be #1 or at least #2, He is the best comedian I've ever seen and I've seen all of these people. Plus he has a top rated show Tosh.0 and is becoming a household name.

Just saying, If you want to laugh, Daniel Tosh is the way to go.

P.S. why is Dane Cook even on this list?

He’s terrible, not even funny at all!

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12 Kevin Hart Kevin Hart Kevin Darnell Hart is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hart began his career by winning several amateur comedy competitions at clubs throughout New England, culminating in his first real break in 2000 when he was cast by Judd Apatow for ...read more.

He's the funniest guy ever. You 'll die laughing if you see his concerts. The best and funniest stand-up comedy ever! Promise. Download some of his movies and watch the whole thing without stopping cause his jokes are interconnected. I couldn't stop laughing when I went to his concert. He is the best for sure!

He is one of my FAVORITE comedians today! This guy has a way of telling a story that can make a situation that's happened to nearly all of us, seem like the most hilarious thing you've ever heard. Nearly all of his material is on things that everyone can relate with. I LOVE THIS GUY!

I've seen all three of his specials and saw the last one live. Funniest guy ever! Everything is funny; his facial expressions, impersonations and jokes are the best! Check him out if you haven't yet!

Top ten come on he’s number eight

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13 Mitch Hedberg Mitch Hedberg Mitchell Lee "Mitch" Hedberg was an American stand-up comedian known for his surreal humor and unconventional comedic delivery.

"I'm against picketing, but I don't know how to show it. "

"I got a business card, cause I wanna win some lunches. That's what my business card says: "Mitch Hedberg, Potential Lunch Winner. "

"I saw this wino, he was eating grapes. It's like, "dude, you have to wait. "

"A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer. "

"An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You should never see an Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order sign, just Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience. "

"Dogs are forever in the push up postion. "

"Every time I go and shave, I assume there's someone else on the planet shaving. So I say, 'I'm gonna go shave, too. '"

"I had a stick of CareFree gum, but it didn't work. I felt pretty good while I was blowing that bubble, but as soon as the gum lost its flavor, I was back to pondering my mortality. "

"I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, 'You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit. ' As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit. "

"Wearing a turtleneck is like being strangled by a really weak guy, all day. Wearing a backpack and a ...more

Saw him and feel in love with his humor. Sadly I also found out that he had died. What he would have offered would of been priceless.

Very very funny...

Brilliant. Sadly, just as troubled. Why some of our greatest entertainers are so prone to depression is still a mystery. I'm glad I got to see him, and he is missed...While everyone else is quoting him, "My friend offered me a frozen banana. I said no thanks. On second thought, a want a regular banana later, so yeah". - Ned964

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14 Gabriel Iglesias Gabriel Iglesias Gabriel J. Iglecias, known professionally as Gabriel Iglesias and comically as Fluffy, is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer and voice actor.

I'm watching him right now and I can barely type this because I'm laughing so dang much!

He is so funny... I love his jokes he should be on the top.. And for the record he's not fat he's FLUFFY!

"rink diet soda now, so you can have regular cake later"

Funny voices and noises

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15 Bill Burr Bill Burr William Frederic "Bill" Burr is an American comedian, writer, and actor. He is best known for his stand-up comedy specials.

Seriously. This guy is hilarious. He's not offensive or degrading, for all the women out there who appreciate that. Why is Bill Burr number 38?! He is top 5 material.

I'm VERY certain that people that are voting on this list haven't seen this guy as he would be in the top 5 EASILY with Pryor, Carlin and others.

Simply one of the funniest stand up comedians on the planet... I didn't stop laughing for a whole hour with his Let It Go special.

This guy is sooo underrated. Absolutely kills it.

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16 Katt Williams Katt Williams Micah Sierra "Katt" Williams is an American stand-up comedian, actor, rapper, singer and voice artist.

He amazes me with his punchlines and the energy he has on stage. Very funny man

He may cuss a little too much sometimes but other than that this guy is hilarious
This right here it's kryptocronokunnalite

when Katt give you something to laugh about. He really makes you cry for the good of laughter's tears.

I love Katt on stage - topper

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17 Jim Gaffigan Jim Gaffigan James Christopher "Jim" Gaffigan is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice-over artist, and author.

Jim is funny to people of all ages. He doesn't rely upon cursing or other typical comic methods. He takes ordinary topics and makes them funny. Even my five year old was laughing at old videos of his Hot Pocket routine. I first heard Jim on the radio and thought he was great. His second voice, which operates as if an audience member is making commentary on his act, while maintaing the flow of his routine, is genius.

So good, one of the best of all time. I think Gaffigan is amazing and needs more air time all over the world. At this point I'm just typing to make this little bar go farther. END

His voices create excellent imagery - a sense required to enjoy true quality

the best

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18 Lewis Black Lewis Black Lewis Niles Black is an American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic, actor and voice actor. He is known for his angry face and his belligerent comedic style, in which he often simulates having a mental breakdown.

Listen to Lewis Black every night falling asleep - I find something exceptionally calming about his caustic, but down-to-earth jokes. I've listened to most of the comedians on this list, but there are non I can listen to with the regularity of Mr. Black and still enjoy.
Give him time - there's something very intelligent in much of what he says.

If it weren't for my horse, I never would have spent that year in college.

He is without a doubt, one of the top funniest men alive. His actions, like rolling his eyes and raising his voice, just crack me up. Nobody will ever fill Rodney's shoes but, if I were you' I'd add a Lewis Black show to my bucket list. This guy is hilarious. Top 5 in my opinion. He seems like an average Joe and then starts to lose his mind. A must see act!

I've seen him live, and can report that he is just plain funny and relevant to the world we live in. Great energy in the room, and much laughter.

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19 Lenny Bruce Lenny Bruce Leonard Alfred Schneider, better known by his stage name Lenny Bruce, was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, and screenwriter.

Even though I know his material is a little dated. It is a complete disrespect to have Lenny Bruce this low on a stand up comedian list. This is a guy that even George Carlin praised extensively for pushing the boundaries of what could be said on stage. Every successful and funny comedian recognizes the impact Lenny Bruce had in stand-up.

The reason Lenny Bruce (and other older comedians) is this low on the poll is because those voting are too young to know him. Let's face it, the majority of people voting here are under 50. Same reason Richard Pryor is lower than Chris Rock, for instance.

Exactly. We have to take into consideration the age of many of the voters on this site. Not only are they too young to know much about Lenny, but they probably have not been exposed to many great comics because of the adult themed nature of there acts. - Ned964

Just about all the comedians on this list owe a little bit to Lenny for pushing the boundaries of free speech.

He was a comedy god. He basically inspired every single comedian that swears. He stood up for freedom of speech on T.V. and never gave up. He basically shaped the way T.V. is today, legend, RIP. - venomouskillingmachine

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20 Jim Carrey Jim Carrey James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He is well known for comedic roles in films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask , Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, ...read more.

I can't believe Jim Carrey didn't make to the top ten! Super funney in all of his movies!

hes just so funny i die by laughing to much lol - chantella

SO FUNNY! OF DUMB AND DUMBER, AND HOW DID numetalhead GET AWAY WITH SAYING bitch ON DAVE CHAPPELLE NUMBER 5 ON THIS LIST? OMG I GOT AWAY WITH IT TOO WOHO! - Thomas245

Just as bad as Adam Sandler, if not worse with an unfunny, childish sense of humor. - lannypetersong

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21 Rodney Dangerfield Rodney Dangerfield Rodney Dangerfield was an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer and writer, known for the catchphrase, I don't get no respect!, and his monologues on that theme.

Rodney is #47? Ask the comedians rated above him who's funnier. You'll then get a proper ranking for him: Definitely Top 5. Mike Birbiglia edges out Rodney?
Rodney's gravestone: There goes the neighborhood.
My favorite of all times.

"I called triple A. They left the car, towed me away! " Dangerfield has some of the most hilarious one-liners I've ever heard in my life, and his entire being with the bugged-out eyes, the woe-is-me voice, and loud suits only make him that much more idiosyncratic. I wish he was in The Top 10, although considering how little respect he got in life perhaps it is appropriate he's here.

Dangerfield's the man. Watch any of his spots on Johnny and you'll agree. Many of the people rated above are hacks next to this ace of comedy.

No way should he be this far down, especially since a lot of the people who looked up to or were inspired by him are ranked higher then him on this list. Hedberg was great but he still was nowhere near as good as Rodney.

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22 Jeff Dunham Jeff Dunham Jeffrey "Jeff" Dunham is an American ventriloquist, producer, and stand-up comedian who has also appeared on numerous television shows, including Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, The Tonight Show and Sonny With a Chance.

I admit that I've only seen one of Jeff Dunham's specials but it was hilarious. Unlike many of the other comedians listed here he is capable of being funny without being vulgar and using f-bombs and other such words as the main source of humour. The only comedian that I know of that was better than Jeff Dunham in this respect was Red Skelton who unfortunately is not in this list.

Jeff Dunham most indefinitely has a knack at comedy. On just his facial expressions alone, someone would laugh. His jokes are so priceless, that our family has inside jokes based on some of his improvisation. It's something that one can enjoy over and over, which is a rarity in itself.

best ever love his puppets and special peanut and walter he is the gretest ever done stand up

Lol I love jeff dunham.
including all his dummys
including
achmed the dead terrorist
penut
jose jalopeno on a steek
walter
baba j
melvin and little jeff.

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23 Doug Stanhope Doug Stanhope Douglas Gene "Doug" Stanhope is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author known for his cynical, controversial comedy style and libertarian political views.

So, underrated. Needs to be way higher, like up there with George Carlin and Richard Pryor. Perhaps the best comic out there today. Stanhope doesn't spoon feed you his jokes. People consider what he has to say controversial, but the s*** he says is true to the point of hilarity. He is usually wasted on stage and smokes what looks like an entire pack on one set, while ranting about stupidity in society. He is not as famous as many of the people ahead of him on the list, but he must have balls to say and criticize some of the things he does. He is also becoming more deservedly well known through his appearance on the show Louis, when he plays Louis CK's friend, Eddie, who said he wanted to go through and end his life. I believe Doug and Bill Hicks should both be much higher on this list. - PrincelyVirtu

Without a doubt one of the best comics of his generation. To many people dismiss him as crude or offensive when if they listened to what he was saying they would hear some of the best social commentary for decades. He also has a brilliant gift for darkly poetic descriptions which are both amazingly funny and revolting.

42nd place? Sure... Dane Cook is better than him?! Really?! In times when popularity means mediocrity, being unpopular seems to be a good sensor to know if you're really good, I hope I become one of the most unpopular stand up comedians ever, like Doug Stanhope, he's the real Saint Graal of truthful stand up comedy, all hail Doug!

To the top!

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24 Dane Cook Dane Cook Dane Jeffrey Cook is an American stand-up comedian and film actor. He has released five comedy albums: Harmful If Swallowed; Retaliation; Vicious Circle; Rough Around The Edges: Live From Madison Square Garden; and Isolated Incident.

He is absolutely terrible. He has no talent and he steals jokes, from everyone, he moves around to much, jeez called stand up comedy not run around yell stories comedy

Nope you are wrong he makes this stuff up in his head while he is up there talking and Dane cook is very good at stand up comedy!

JEEZ TIMMY! Don't FLOAT ABOVE ME WHILE I'm DYING IN THE ABYSS! Uh john your son over here just tried to kill me in your pool, yeah that's right float away from me float away..

Dane Cook is one of the few comics ths t can make me laugh so hard I cry. Not too much can make me laugh these days. And the fact he moves around while he's telling his jokes makes it all the more funny. he's animated not boring and just standing still in one place with the same old style as the rest. he's original. My opinion one of the best. Thanks for making bad days brighter and good days even better. Thanks for the laughs.

Top 3 for sure. Right there with carlin and chris rock

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25 Steven Wright Steven Wright Steven Alexander Wright is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and an Oscar-winning film producer.

This guy is fabulous! He makes so much sense out of nonsense! His detailed observations of life and how some words can mean so much more How he mixes theories and makes his own theories out of them... Laugh out loud, truly funny guy! Looks so dead and tired on stage... But his audience is exactly the opposite...

"Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before. "

Steven Wright -No One Thinks from outside the box as Steven. He uses words and verbal images that make you think, Steven toss out an handgrenade and waits for it to go off, then 3-2-1 oh you got it. Master of controling the Audience.

Every joke is a grenade. I apologize if your skills for understatement, allusion, wordplay are at or below the average high school graduate and you get "lost" in a Steven Wright routine. He is genius.

The most unique comedian ever. No one, even now, is as original.

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26 Eddie Izzard Eddie Izzard

Intellectually funny, relatable, European transvestite. LOVE HIM. He makes sure to have a joke for everyone, and bridges cultural gaps. His self referential "writing on the hand" bits are awesome.

This bloke is the best comedian in the world if you ask me! His jokes combine serious topics and give it an incredible absurd twist. His joke about "Stealing empires with the cunning use of flags" to reflect on the colonial empire of England is awesome. Bottom line: His shows are incredibly sharp, and really funny in a surprising and absurd way. Refreshing

Simply the best. He seems to really enjoy his performances, and audiences can feel it. Everyone can feel it, even from their own home. If I could recommend just one comedian, I would recommend him. There can be none other who uses such a variety of topics with such effectiveness, apart from perhaps George Carlin. However, with Izzard, you can tell he enjoys poking fun.

Clearly number 1

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27 Steve Martin Steve Martin

I gave my cat a bath the other day... They love it. He sat there, he enjoyed it, it was fun for me. The fur would stick to my tongue, but other than that...

I guess the voters are too young here to remember how great steve martin was as standup. I remember Johnny Carson falling off his chair the first time he had Steve on the Tonight Show. I'm a young 62yrs. And Steve was by far the best comedian all ages could enjoy

Funny and compassionate! Watch "the jerk" if you really want to laugh.

If you don’t agree, you must be obsequious, purple, and clairvoyant...

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28 John Pinette John Pinette

He's not under rated as far as I can tell. His summer tour started in January, and did about half the year of shows. I'm trying to see him December 2007 in Las Vegas, but he is not doing any shows, and I think he's on vacation. I would want to be if I toured half the year. Though he is the most famous, in the sense of Jerry Seinfield, he will one day if he's ever on television series or in a movie. And who knows, maybe John perfers to not be extra ordinary famous, and prefers only to be famously talented famous. Love him!

He's not under rated as far as I can tell. His summer tour started in January, and did about half the year of shows. I'm trying to see him December 2007 in Las Vegas, but he is not doing any shows, and I think he's on vacation. I would want to be if I toured half the year. Though he is the most famous, in the sense of Jerry Seinfield, he will one day if he's ever on television series or in a movie. And who knows, maybe John prefers to not be extra ordinary famous, and prefers only to be famously talented famous. Love him!

He was probably the best comedian out there and should be much much MUCH higher on this list. He was usually clean and he was able to make you laugh so hard that milk would squirt out your nose! He always talk about different buffets and do perfect impressions of people, but it's a shame he passed away.R.I. P John Pinette, at least he is able to see Timmy again in heaven.

He is underrated as it gets

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29 Jimmy Carr Jimmy Carr James Anthony Patrick "Jimmy" Carr is an English stand-up comedian, television host and actor, known for his signature laugh, deadpan delivery, dark humour, and use of edgy one-liners.

I like the fact he has a lot of interaction with the audience. Cutting down all the hecklers. Personally I like the dark comedy. Who cares if it's offensive. It are just jokes. You just gotta love British sense of humour.

Says what others are thinking in the nice way. Yes that is the nice version. Should not be taken as offensive as he is just making jokes. One of the best comics ever and one of the few greats!

"I'm not saying Michael Jackson was guilty. But if I was a billionaire paedophile, I'd buy a funfair for my back garden."

"My girlfriend said she wanted me to tease her, so I said: 'Alright, fatty? '"

"When I was a kid, I used to have an imaginary friend. I thought he went everywhere with me. I could talk to him and he could hear me, and he could grant me wishes and stuff too. But then I grew up, and stopped going to church."

Some of my favourite Jimmy Carr jokes.

Dark humour is the best.lol

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30 Rowan Atkinson Rowan Atkinson Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr.Bean

The BEST comedian ever- he is usually referred to as Mr. Bean but he also played Johnny English. He is a person to be admired and adored but is not stuck up at all. - BellaRKalmabach

So silly, he's hilarious in his Role as Mr. Bean! The beach scene where he seemingly magically puts on a swimsuit without letting a bystander see anything, then the bystander turns out to be a blind man, is a quick laugh-getter!

Rowan Atkinson performed in the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony with one of the best Symphony Orchestras in the World, a distinguished privilege reserved for very few comedians!

I just love him like crazy.he is truly a incredible comedian and one of the worlds best actor

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31 Russell Howard Russell Howard Russell Joseph Howard is an English comedian, television and radio presenter and actor, best known for his TV show Russell Howard's Good News and his appearances on the topical panel TV show Mock the Week.

He has to be the funniest comedian I have ever seen! I have watched russell Howard's good news for 2 years and I really like watching him. I am always in stitches when I watch him even when I have watched the episode 50 times already. He makes teenager and adults laugh and faint from his excellent stand up comedy. Also, on his popular show called russell Howard's good news, he talks about a wide variety of topics like children and education and many other things and he can still make a joke out of them and all of the other topics which end up being really funny and comical.
I love russell Howard!

Funniest guy EVER! Watch russel howard's good news for proof. DO IT! You know you want to...

Russ is my absolute faveourite comedian. He jokes about anything and everything, and they are all relevant to the audience - current affairs, celebrities, crazy family stories... This guy has it all. Total legend.

Funniest comedian of all time me and my lass sit and watch him for hours upon hours good laugh turns anything serious into a pure gid joke love him loads

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32 Ricky Gervais Ricky Gervais Ricky Dene Gervais is an English comedian, actor, director, producer, writer and former singer and manager.

Why is isn't this genius in the top 10!? He's undoubtedly the best comedian I've ever seen or heard

This needs to be in the top 1 then Jerry Sienfeld Ricky is the best comedian ever watch his youtube video RICKY GERVAIS OUT OF ENGLAND and RICKY GERVAIS TAKES BACK HIS EMMY so funny.

Ricky Gervais not in the top 10? This is probably the funniest guy in the business. The only comedian alive today which even comes near when it comes to intelligent humor in today's scene is Jimmy Carr, and whereas Jimmy Carr might have better single jokes, the shows Mr. Gervais put together are more coherent and just amazingly well done. Shame on all those who have not seen his show, or who vote for some other "easy" comedian just because Gervais is slightly more esoteric.

Undoubtedly the most versatile comedian on this list

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33 Sam Kinison Sam Kinison

Sam Kinison is the Comedians Comedian. There is not one person on this list who think they are funnier than Sam Kinison.

Sam was in your face LOUD, so you would clearly hear his stories. The man vented without restraint. Oh! Yes, his mom probably scrubbed his mouth with soap a million times as he grew up, but he only got LOUDER and FUNNIER!

Rodney Dangerfield once called the funniest stand-up comic working. Now THAT's respect!

AH!

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34 Jim Jefferies Jim Jefferies Geoffrey James Nugent, known professionally as Jim Jefferies, is an Australian stand-up comedian, actor, and writer.

Jim jefferies is best comedian I have ever seen. I do stand up myself, but often find other comedians to be boring and simply trivial. He manage to have great jokes, great irony, while being a great story teller. I really admire him, also as a man. He's really willing to make you laugh about anything worth laughing and not a single joke of him is something. His great sense of humour is not missing any funny moment in the life happening around him. I wish I could have the talent he has, and to meet him at least once.

He's the funniest comedian I've seen in a while. His jokes have a giant range. I love how he knows how to properly make good insulting jokes because he jokes about everything and he doesn't actually hate on many things. His jokes are nasty but worth it if you want to piss your pants laughing for an hour. Feminists beware, he jokes about women but what good comedian doesn't?

Undisputable funniest, and most original comedian there is. He does not shy away from dark humor, and can see the lighter side in absolutely everything, including making jokes of those who criticise him, and good ones at that. Voting people like Cosby and Seinfeld is just ridiculous, as quite honestly they are the opposite if funny. They do not share the same great qualities as Jim jefferies, and I am yet to find someone who does.

Got watching him through his atheist worldview, but there is so much more to him.

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35 Redd Foxx Redd Foxx

Redd Foxx is funny, charming, and just a down to earth guy. Although he's rough when he plays Fred in Sanford And Son, He's just in character. I loved when Esther would show up cause then it got funny. Rollo made the show with Fred funnier and funnier.

Fred: "You want another one? Well do ya? Alright "Bim Bam Boom" Somebody get this n**** outta my room." Priceless. - Celmore

Are you serious #93. What idiot came up with this poll. Redd Foxx, Flip Wilson, and Richard prior set the bar for serious stand up comedy. Yet I am seeing a whole lot of C- list even D- List comedians listed higher. If you really believe Carlos Mencia ranks higher than Redd Foxx, you probably think that Dane Cook actually is funny.

" Now Esther they should've run over your face"

He should be in the top 10 "Ya big dummy"

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36 Bill Maher Bill Maher William "Bill" Maher is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, media critic, and television host.

Don't necessarily have to agree with everything he says even though most of it is the truth, but his delivery is always great, charismatic and captivating. Like his little chuckles too.

Too political to really be funny, only those who agree think he is funny. Personally I think he is a sad little boy and feels better mocking those who think differently. Or maybe he has short syndrome and I'm not talking about height.

Best American Comic, certainly top 5. Makes you laugh and think, agree or disagree with him currently he's in the top 10 touring venue grossing comics in America.

Best of all.

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37 George Lopez George Lopez George Lopez is an American comedian, actor, and talk show host. He is known for starring in his self-produced ABC sitcom George Lopez.

One of the most hilarious comics of all time. His early standup is hit or miss, but he really hit his stride when he started talking about the difference between Latino and white culture. He is so sharp, so exact with his phrasing, so incredibly on point. Never tanks, never does a bad joke, never has a bad delivery. He's a genius. That said, he does sometimes recycle jokes, but even makes old material sound different and incredibly funny.

georgelopez should be on the top ten he is way morethan funny he is hylarious!!!!!!!

wow nothing but haters G. Lo is the best alive for real came from nothing here from my town to of san fernando if you hating on him at this spot wow you ain't mexican for real choow # 1 george lopez

Lopez, R Williams, Carlin tie. Lopez is easily Top5

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38 Bernie Mac Bernie Mac Bernard Jeffrey "Bernie" McCullough better known by his stage name Bernie Mac, was an American stand-up comedian, actor and voice artist.

One of the original kings of camedy, if hes act was 45 mints, then u'll get a punch line of 45 mints......what ever that means!

RIP BERNIE MAC Bernie Mac Deserves to be nr.1 simply cause he is the very best Comedian you'll ever see. Peace

Best stand up comedian ever R.I. P this man will be remembered forever

Uncle Bernie is my favorite of them all - topper

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39 Michael McIntyre Michael McIntyre Michael Hazen James McIntyre is an English comedian, actor and presenter. In 2012, he was reported to be the highest-grossing comedian in the world.

He is absolutely amazing and he always makes me laugh, I always want to watch him on the T. V and always laugh at his jokes. I love how the interlink, its amazing! He is a comedian genius. Hilarious!

I think he is so funny and always makes me laugh whenever I see him and I think he's really hot and so cute!

The greatest British comedian. Check out his "man drawer" and "spices" clips on YouTube

Funny about everyday life. He is so spot on on everything! Love him!

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40 John Mulaney

I watched his Comedy Central Presents special, in pain I was laughing so hard. And when it was over, I immediately started it from the beginning and watched it again! He's fantastic!

I've listened to both of his albums on Spotify at LEAST a dozen times each... His wit is sharp, and his timing is spot-on! When my spirits need a boost, I find myself going back to his albums again and again. Smart, funny and honest humor!

Why, oh why is he so low on this list? The guy is hilarious, and he's the one that actually made me seriously like stand-up comedy. Probably the best thing about him, is that his performances really sound like something that might happen to anyone BUT WITH A TWIST!

Funniest comedian I've ever seen

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41 Aziz Ansari Aziz Ansari Aziz Ansari is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his roles as Tom Haverford on the NBC series Parks and Recreation and as Dev Shah on the Netflix series Master of None, which debuted in 2015 and Ansari created, writes, and stars in.

His bit about sheet linens maade me sheet my pants this guy is so freaking funny. He may not be number one but he is freaking hilarious.

One of the best out there right now. He should be way up on this questionable list.

Great up and comer, can't wait to see where his career goes from here.

Hilarious

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42 Lisa Lampanelli Lisa Lampanelli

She's the Queen of Mean and hilarious! Why shouldn't she be in the top ten? She really should be on there, and I hope the site sees this so that she can get her rightful place on the list.

She is the funniest comedian ever! She should be at least in the top 5. She is one of those comics where everybody gets made fun of so we can all laugh at ourselves. - westofohio

She's better than Dane Cook! Come on be real! All hail the Queen of Mean! =)

Women. Aren't. Funny.

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43 Jeff Foxworthy Jeff Foxworthy Jeffrey Marshall "Jeff" Foxworthy is an American stand-up comedian, actor, television and radio personality, author, and voice artist.

"If you mow your lawn and find a car, you might be a redneck" HOW CAN JEFF NOT BE HIGHER - Bec

"If you go to the Family Reunion to meet women, you might be a Redneck..." - walter34

'If you own a home with wheels on it and several cars without, you just might be a redneck. '

Swag

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44 Anthony Jeselnik

Stumbled on him after recommendation from similar dark humoured comics Jimmy Carr & Frankie Boyle.
Very funny comedian whose clever interplay with taboo subjects and wordplay are a joy to behold

He touched almost all the taboos of comedians but I just can't hate him because of his sick humor and more importantly, his cunning yet attractive smile.

One of the best joke-writers there is. You never see the punchlines coming. The jokes aren't just offensive but sometimes quite thought-provoking and smart, example: "My uncle Fritz used to be a paraplegic. But last month he had a stroke, and now we don't know what to call him.. "

Not for the sensitive. Dark, dry, and clever. One of my all-time favorites. Check out his Thoughts and Prayers special on Netflix.

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45 Dara O'Briain Dara O'Briain

Great comedian! Knows how to balance fun, and smart stuff. He seems to know a little bit of everything! He makes up jokes so fast with things given to him! Should be way up there!

Clearly the best stand up comedian, just search him on YouTube. It is impossible not to laugh.

Dara O'Briain is such a great stand up comedian. I'm surprised he's not closer to the top of the list.
If you are a little bit of a science geek, you'll probably enjoy him even more.

I just wish to see more of his stand ups - topper

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46 Conan O'Brien Conan O'Brien

Kinda just started watching his late night show and he has some funny bits!

I love Conan O'brien, he is so funny. I want to be like him when I'm older, it's my dream! But you should really watch him more, he is fantastic at what he does!

After reading the other comments I've realized how many kids are on this site

He is the funniest! by every means the funniest.

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47 Frankie Boyle Frankie Boyle Francis Martin Patrick "Frankie" Boyle is a Scottish comedian and writer, well known for his pessimistic and often controversial sense of humour.

Really? Number 80? You lot don't know modern day comedy. He is the quickest and smartest comic going around. Watch him on series 1-7 of Mock the Week on you-tube. Or his stand up shows where you'll find the most insulting humour around. Nothing is off limits at one of his live shows.

A button pushing boundaries man, excellently refreshing. Shame he is concentrating on T. V work, it will all get watered down now...

My clear favorite, he is brutal, more so than any other ever! Look up his mermaid joke on YouTube

Frankie should be a number 1

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48 Patton Oswalt Patton Oswalt Patton Peter Oswalt is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and voice artist, known for roles such as Spencer Olchin in the sitcom The King of Queens, voicing Remy in the film Ratatouille, and playing multiple identical brothers, the Koenigs, on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Easily one of the most edgy and hysterically funny comedians I have ever witnessed. If you don't know who Patton Oswalt is, you don't deserve to vote.

How the hell is this comedic genius not higher on the list? His CD "Werewolves and Lollipops" is still one of the funniest things I've ever heard

Patton is quirky, hilarious and intelligent. A self proclaimed "bridge troll" and geek, his nerdy sensibilities and edge make him one of the most underrated, but hysterical comedians today. "SKY CAKE! "

This guy needs to be above Dane Cook

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49 Billy Connolly Billy Connolly

His longevity and nationality doesn't help him on this list but 'the big yin' is much higher than this suggests.

His early work is only on record and is twinned with his music career, where a lot of his early material comes from. Quite simple one of the greatest comedians of the 70's and 80's, and was still hanging round in the early 00's. If you do nothing else from seeing his name, give him s YouTube to see what all the fuss is about, if you can understand the accent that is!

Out of all the comedians I've seen I can honestly say that Billy Connolly is my favourite! I would love to have him as a friend so that I could laugh forever!

Billy Connolly is by far the best comedian in the word. His story telling techniques along with his laughter and all his facial and body expressions make his the funniest man alive.

Best. Ever.

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50 Frank Caliendo Frank Caliendo Frank Caliendo is an American comedian and impressionist, best known for his work on the Fox Network television series MADtv, and as the in-house prognosticator for Fox NFL Sunday.

Frank's comedy is brilliant and I can't wait to actually see him live!

frank is one of the best comedians out there! top ten for sure!

Frank does Madden, and many others, better than they do themselves.

As impersonators go, there is no one even in his league.

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