Top 10 Funniest Stand-up Comedians

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41 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"

Laid the groundwork for a lot of comedians to follow, especially Pryor, Murphy, and Rock.

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42 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.


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43 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!

Just amazing just amazing

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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 Brian Regan Brian Regan Brian Joseph Regan is an American stand-up comedian who uses observational, sarcastic, and self-deprecating humor.

Put it all in a squeeze bottle! Can life get better? I submit that it can not!
Brian Regan is the best comedian ever! I have heard most of his specials already. They still make me laugh when I listen to them every once in a while.
-Back seat, middle, me feet on the hump!
-One thing led to another...
-What are we playing that pyramid game? Ouch, excruciating, I'd rather have shards of glass in my lungs. How do I convey this to you?
-Is there ANY WAY I could have a glass of water?
-Something about a owl or a dish...

Funniest clean comedian on this planet. Love his facial expressions too.

Best comedian ever. I before e except after c besides when by A in a neighboring way excluding weekends and holidays and all through out may and always be wrong no matter what you say

The best! NEVER curses! Great for families! I love him! No homo!

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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

I won the comedian award in my class and my teacher mr rios sais that I remind him of conan obrien and I hope could be just like him when I'm older

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47 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.

Watch Live in London 2010, and tell me you didn't laugh.
This man is a legend.

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48 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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49 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.

Steve Martin's comedy albums were legendary. He easily deserves to be in the top ten, conceivably top 5. Smart comic, pushed the envelope constantly.

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50 Bill Engvall

Everyone that was on the blue Collar tour should be way higher. Bill, Jeff Foxworthy, Ron White, and Larry the Cable Guy should all be in the top ten. I've heard plenty of the comedians that are up there, so I KNOW that these guys are better. Especially Bill. - alterbridgefan

He should be way higher, Bill Engvall knows how to make comedy fun for everyone without being stupid, he is funny and true.

Bill tells not just hilarious jokes, but amazing stories. Should be way higher

I think bill engvall is way underrated this list :(

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51 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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52 Richard Jeni



RIP Richard Jeni

This guy was so funny! I can only imagine what he would be doing if he were alive today. This guy was one of the funniest comics ever and he should be in the top ten.

The best ever. Got every ounce of laughter out of a premise. AMAZING!

Top 10 all time. Way underrated.

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53 Stewart Lee

The single most under rated comedian in this list and arguably the most intelligent comedian of all time. To be intellectually challenged, marvel at an art form and piss yourself laughing all at the same time, is something no one has ever done better than this man. You ain't a stand up comedian fan unless you've watched Stewart Lee's back catalog. Heavily satirical, so can understand if non-Brits don't get some of the references.

Please check out at least one of Stewart Lee's shows before you vote for anyone on this list. If he doesn't blow your mind, or at least change it a little, then please go ahead and vote for Dane Cook. Or whoever.

The best comedian I have ever seen. He is cultured which is a nice change from absolutely everyone and he will slip one or two literary references per show, which of course go above everyone's head.

A very sensibly dressed man.

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54 Larry the Cable Guy Larry the Cable Guy Daniel Lawrence Whitney, known professionally by his stage name Larry the Cable Guy, is an American stand-up comedian, actor, former radio personality and comedian.

#57? Are you people high!? GET REAL! The guy should be in the top 10, I practically wet myself listening to him and the nice thing about him is.. Every word that comes out of his mouth doesn't need to be the F word like many of them comedians out there. RIP Mr. Carlin, you were funny and no disrespect to you, but you had a filthy mouth.

Haha I love Larry The Cable Guy, Because My cousin's husband is from the South and acts just like him, and looks just like him. If you saw them side by side at the bar you would think they were brother's tryin to pick up the hot waitresses saying We'll Get Her Done! Wink Wink and then turns around with a cigar in their mouth.

It was close tie between larry and Ron white but I like Larry a little bit better. Git-er-done

Cars 2 - LOTP

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55 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.

Extremely funny probably the best Irish comedian ever

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56 Peter Kay Peter Kay Peter John Kay is an English comedian and actor. His 2010-11 stand-up comedy tour was officially inaugurated into the Guinness World Records as the most successful of all time, playing to over 1.2 million people.

This man is the funniest man in Britain! Look up his stand-ups on YouTube and I swear you will pee your pants! He creates hilarity from situations that happen to us everyday for example, trying to explain to your mum about her mobile phone! Look him up!

Funniest comedian in the world by far rare shows but god are they worth it the guys a genius

The Real life dudley dursley according to the picture - LOTP


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57 Demetri Martin

I like parties, but I don't like pinatas... Because the pinata promotes violence against flamboyant animals: 'Hey, there's a donkey with some pizazz... Let's kick his a'.

I feel that his humor is like a smart humor where to have it be funny you have to be able to understand it while others like Daniel tosh in 17 uses bad humor that can offend many and foul language to be funny and his T.V. show tosh. o made lower my expectations for him because he isn't even doing anything himself anymore just his fans on his site do it but many of the clip on his show I seen all ready on trutv or months n years ago with a new comment n that's it he himself has yet to do anything about it but demetri works on his show with his mind tosh could toss a dart at a board with video submission titles n have a show with comments n captions from the people who send them in

I used to play sports. But then I found out you can buy trophies. Now I'm good at everything... - jbar62

Love his stand-ups and books.
He's the most charming with smart jokes.

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58 Jon Stewart Jon Stewart

His stand up was so insightful and thought-provoking. I really admired how earnest he seemed in his points, yet how hilarious he would still be. As much as I love The Daily Show, I still miss his stand up!

Screamingly funny, consistently... as John, himself, would say, "tell me more! "

Very funny take on current events. If you like the Daily Show then you need to see his stand up!

Jon Stewart is awesome. I think he finally got tired of doing the news media's work for them.

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59 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

Just watch MTW: Too Hot for T.V. not much more needs to be said

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60 Sean Lock Sean Lock Sean Lock is an English comedian and actor. He began his comedy career as a stand-up comedian, and won the British Comedy Award in 2000 in the category of Best Live Comic, and was nominated for the Perrier Comedy Award.

Without a shade of doubt one of the most brilliant and prolific stand-up comedians of all time. He's put out two outstanding DVDs and his improvising skills are OFF THE CHARTS. Watch any episode of "8 Out Of 10 Cats", you'll see what I have in mind.

He definitely deserves to be higher placed. I personally think that he is maybe the funniest british stand-up comedian if you look at the modern at least. He always cracks me up with his jokes. Watch a few episodes of "8 Out of 10 Cats" and you will understand what I mean. - Grouse

So dry and hysterical by far one of the best under on par with the majestic lee evens

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