Top 10 Funniest Stand-up Comedians
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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.V 27 Comments
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.
Greatest of all time no doubtV 31 Comments
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 1V 52 Comments
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 getsV 30 Comments
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 hilarious! Couldn't stop laughing! Should have his own show!V 266 Comments
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 listV 39 Comments
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.
HOW IS THIS GUY ONLY 28 ON THIS LIST! HE SO HILLARIOUS!
HE SHOULD EASILY BE IN THE TOP 10
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.lolV 32 Comments
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.V 13 Comments
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.V 13 Comments
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!
Rowan always inspired to people who wanted to become a comedian like him. His moves are pretty childish at the time (like Mr. Bean). But the fact about his style was inspired by Jaques Tati. Tati has a very good job at making stunts (such as his canoe splits in half while riding, getting launched by a string then straight to the river, getting tripped by an object mistaken for a staircase while holding a box, etc.) but for Rowan, he uses simple styles by making faces and some stuff without using stunts (except Johnny English and the Bean riding at the top of the Mini in Do It Yourself Me Bean which have more stunts unlike Tati himself).
If someone want to know about Jaques Tati, watch him on YouTube or Netflix and the music especially Mr. Hulot's Holiday was cool.
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
He is so funny and he makes it funny by putting it into everyday life.V 34 Comments
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 whoV 7 Comments
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.
HilariousV 13 Comments
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.
GodV 44 Comments
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!V 16 Comments
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!
Never laughed so hard at an albumV 15 Comments
"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. '
SwagV 8 Comments
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 Top5V 20 Comments
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.V 5 Comments
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