Top 10 Funniest Stand-up Comedians

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21 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

Its prounounced je-f-f dun ham

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22 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!

Best living comic.

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23 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.

Rodney should be top 5!

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24 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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25 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.

I think he should be at least in the top 10

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26 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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27 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.

His good news episodes are the best

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28 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.

Not funny just takes the piss

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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.

He would be higher up if he was more well known. Most of the other's have been actors in T.V./movie. If he did that he'd get the recognition he deserves

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30 Russell Peters Russell Peters Russell Dominic Peters is a Canadian comedian and actor of Indian descent. He began performing in Toronto in 1989 and won a Gemini Award in 2008. He currently lives in Los Angeles, USA.

The best stand up comedy I've ever seen was red white and brown. I just laughed through out the damn show.

He is Awesome... Comedian I ever seen, I used to watch all his comedy shows and I recommend people to watch it. I love his accent of all different nationalities. In simple... I love him.

There is lots of funny people but if I had to pick 1 it would be R.P.

The best of all

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31 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.

Being just 6 days older than Mr. Maher, I've literally been a fan most of my life. Those of us who are captivated by his performances understand that you have to be well read, and up on current events to enjoy his rotary. CatLyrics

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32 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.

I can't believe he is so low on the list. He is an amazing comic. How are people like Dane and Seinfeld above this man. All my favorite comedians are people like Wright who did something so unique and brilliant that it just makes you wonder how they wrote those jokes. He is for sure in the top ten. Not number 28.

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33 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.

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!

What? Who's that dumb who made this list? Rowan Atkinson is the best ever! People who don't think he's the best, they have no life... He was Perfect in Mr Bean, Blackadder, Thin Blue Line, both
Johnny English movies and even as an older man like in Holiday...

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34 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

ONLY 36! he is sooo funny

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35 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.

God

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36 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! =)

To me she IS the funniest comedian alive. - westofohio

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37 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

Guess who

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38 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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39 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!

This its outrageous... Number 48?! THE best comedian to ever take the stage. The rock star of comedy. Next to Lenny Bruce, there is no one else better. This man was the no holds barred master of shock comedy. The fact that the "Wild Thing" is this low, takes all credibility away from this list.

AH!

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40 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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