Top 10 Funniest Stand-up Comedians

The Contenders: Page 3

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"

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

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42 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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43 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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44 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.

Jesus you can tell this is a list made by Americans. The entire top 20 are american comedians, and this guy is all the way at 44 (as of the time of writing this).

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45 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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46 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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47 Richard Jeni

WHY ISN'T HE UP HERE!

HE IS AMAZING

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!

Funny and clean. There are so many great comedian on this list. RIP Richard - Ned964

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48 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.

He loves Alan Moore

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49 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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50 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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51 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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52 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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53 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

THE FLIPPIN BEST!

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54 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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55 Miranda Hart Miranda Hart Miranda Katherine Hart Dyke, known professionally as Miranda Hart or sometimes referred to mononymously as Miranda, is an English actress and comedian.

I love her on the comic relief charity events Red Nose Day I love her so much I bought a DVD multi-region so I could watch her Miranda shows and her fitness video!

So funny! Best female comedian ever!

She is funniest comedian I know of. So funny, can't catch my breath when I watch her, she literally makes me laugh so much I strt crying :'). Such a good laugh!

56 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

57 Don Rickles

Best Roast by far! Still sharp as a wit at his age, id put him up against anyone out there today

64? Sixty-four? Are you kidding me? This guy is the father of insult comedy! He is so hilarious and he never has to swear to amuse! This man is a comedic genius! He should be in the top 5 for christ's sake!

Why is Carlin rated one? Rickles always had the audience on the floor laughing. Carlin bombed twice for me, even repeating lines. The comedians ahead of his show outshined him both times.

Ok, he may not be the greatest comedian of all time, but this guy was still a class A comic. He's hilarious, a classic. Should be in top 5. My top six: 1. Carlin, 2. Chappelle, 3. Pryor, 4. Cosby, 5. Rickles, 6. Murphy.

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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 Mike Birbiglia

Best storytelling joke comedian maybe not best overall yet of all time but he is without a doubt the GOAT of storytelling joke comedian and not to say that is all he is he really is one of the greatest ever already and only time will tell where he goes down on the list of greatest ever. I also don't think people that aren't huge stand up fans have any idea how much this man has been and still currently is envied by many of big names even when he was a kid. I mean you can find videos on youtube of burr and maron talking about it even you sort of have to read between the lines with burr but maron he just flat out tells the truth about why he resented him. One of the biggest things a ton of people said about him was he didn't deserve all his success and whatever because his sister was in television business and other bs the point is when so many greats needed to try to take him down you know you are doing pretty good and I don't just mean those two I mean a lot of comics knew he is a ...more

One of the most professional and authentic comedians ever. Been my favorite stand up before he was remotely famous. I can't believe he is ranked 85 and definitely isn't getting the credit he deserves but rankings don't really matter. Been to several top ranked universities and honestly the smartest person I have ever met was at a community college. Birbigs 4 life.

"I went to a dance club the other night, which was timely, because my self-esteem had been hovering around normal and I'd been meaning to knock it down to -1000. "

Sorry had to vote again you guys think Seinfeld is top ten and birbigs is in the 80 s lol

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60 John Cleese John Cleese

Hilarious the scene in fawlty towers where he beats up his car with a branch my I almost wet myself.

Dane Cook is 19 and John Cleese is 64. I must be dreaming. - 445956

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