Top 10 Funniest Stand-up Comedians

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81 Chris Hardwick

I love watching Chris's standup! He is one of the funniest! Deserves to be much higher on the list!

This man is amazingly hilarious. TEAM NERDIST!

82 Norm MacDonald Norm MacDonald

Crazy funny, severely under-rated and not understood... The comics favorite comedian and too smart for the masses. Masters the true art of comedy.

Are you people kidding? Norm MacDonald at 171! There are "comedians" on this list who no one has ever heard of, above MacDonald?! This guy is easily top 15. You want to know how highly this guy is regarded, check out what other comedians think of his work. He is constantly on all the late night talk shows and the hosts all love this guy.

People who think Norm is funny think he is the funniest out there. Since he does not make everyone laugh I understand why he does not rank high, but his fans loose it when he's on. Just check out his skit about the heart and tell me I am wrong. I know with many others that this guy is a misunderstood genius!

Norm is amazing I love how unpretentious he is and I know that most great comedians jokes wouldn't work for others but I think Norm is the best example of it. Jokes of his that make you die laughing of his could maybe not even get a laugh if performed by others. I also like how he pretends to be stupid it's like all of his fans are in on this elaborate joke. This man is very intelligent. He could also legitimately think he's dumb which is also cool. Some of his jokes in my opinion might be the best jokes ever. Some of the best SNL sketches as well right up there with Farley and Ferrell.
Again two more comedic geniuses that pretend to be dumb and might even think they are.

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83 Jim Breuer Jim Breuer James E. "Jim" Breuer is an American stand-up comedian, actor and radio host. He is most noted for his time as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and starred in Half Baked.

Jim is the best... His impersonations.. And most of the stand ups I've watched he does not curse, he is awesome!

Just see his Metallica impersonation! Amazing

I Have Only one Thing To Say...


(if you don't get this, watch Jim Breuer and laughter for all. )

Simply hilarious

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84 Zach Galifianakis Zach Galifianakis

This guy is hilarious... Awkward and random... The only time its good to yell out "I have diarrhea! " is when you're playing scrabble because its worth a s***load of points

Extremely funny, and somewhat different form of comedy, taking a lot of risks. Some of them don't work. But when they do, they are Hilarious!

This man is"Genius"! Just the scene in the hangover where he's walking to the elevator and stands with his hand on his hips alone is enough said!

100% Funny 100% genius 100% comedian

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85 Jon Richardson Jon Richardson Jon Joel Richardson is an English comedian. He is known for his appearances on 8 Out of 10 Cats and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and his work as co-host with Russell Howard on BBC 6 Music.

Jon is hilarious. He is so cynical and his stories about annoying things people do are great.

Top quality comedian

86 Mo'Nique Mo'Nique

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87 Steve Harvey Steve Harvey Broderick Stephen Harvey, known professionally as Steve Harvey, is an American comedian, television host, producer, radio personality, actor, and author.

One of the best to ever do it, I can't believe he's this far down, what are they're judging! This crazy, I love everything he does.

Steve Harvey is super funny. I enjoy when he reads a question on Family Feud and a contestant gives a dumb answer, he will be speechless and the audience will be laughing. This guy rocks on that show. - kmyeakel

Steve Harvey Is So Hilarious! I Always Watch Little Big Shots, The Steve Harvey Show, And Family Feud!

Like the mustache. - lannypetersong

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88 Tim Minchin

This guy is a genius. He's a cynic and a musician and a wee bit crazy. He's one of the cleverest comedians I've seen, If you haven't seen him look him up. MAD SKILLS ON PIANO!

More a musical comedian than a stand up. Despite this he still deserves to be higher up on this list.

One of the best genius comedians of all time, with funny, clever, very inteligent jokes and a way to see the world so hilariously obvious, it will make you LMFAO all over again and again. Best music I�'ve ever heard, his songs are like listening to your favorite band over and over, you can never get enough!

Clever, genius, great musician!

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89 Milton Jones Milton Jones Milton Hywel Jones is a Welsh comedian. His style of humour is based on one-liners involving puns delivered in a deadpan and slightly neurotic style.

I called up the spiritual leader of Tibet the other day. He sent me a goat with a very long neck. Turned out I phoned Dial a Llama.

The King of one-liners and being able to make people laugh just by wearing a Hawaiian shirt.

King of the one liner. Also, no profanity.

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90 Greg Giraldo Greg Giraldo

The most underrated comedian in the history of comedy. Hands down.

I have watched his CC specials over and over again. Such a genuinely funny comic. RIP Greg Giraldo.

His blunt and intelligent stand-up rivals the greatest of all time. He is also the greatest roaster to ever live.

A straight up legend. Giraldo was extremely honest in all his routines, never stopped to breathe, and was just funny as hell. Nobody can deny his comedic ability. RIP. - alexschubert

He was a genius comedian who actually spoke about issues of modern times, he never really had the exposure he deserved but anyone that saw Greg on either the roast or doing his genius stand-up could immediately see that guy undoubtedly one of the best comedians in the English language!

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91 Nick Swardson

I think he lost me with his bomb of a television show, but his standup is absolutely insane. I nearly died laughing, I saw it a week ago unrated and I'm still laughing just thinking about it. The joke about getting a massage from E. Honda was insane, I honestly wanted to turn it off because I didn't think I would make it through the rest of the special.

46!? Are you kidding me? Nick Swardson's seriously who farted made me laugh non-spot for at least and 3 hours. I LOVED his story about the Asain spa with the elder woman who jerked him off at the end of the massage and he claims she "attacked his dick with her hand" so he had to masturbate himself and she started cheering him on! Haha best moment ever!

His stand-up had me laughing for an hour. I love him, I couldn't even pick one quote. Great stories


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92 Kathleen Madigan

I can not believe this woman is not in the... well, at least in the top 50. She's hilarious and smart. She doesn't do "men vs woman" humor or crude or insulting humor. Her comedy style is for everyone. The kind of person you'd love to have as one of your best buds to have a few beer with and watch football. Kathleen Madigan is a great stand up comedian and you can tell she loves what she does. Look her up on YouTube and you'll agree.

This woman deserves so much more credit. Her stylings have Lewis Black all over them and they deliver very similarly. She is raw and witty. Love her special Gone Madigan!

Absolutely hilarious... Love the voice too!

She needs new material she's done the same jokes for quite some time but she is so funny

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93 Henry Rollins

I love Henry! Technically he is "spoken word" but he is funnier than most of the people in the top 50 and very original, angry but with a lot of humanity.

Right up there with George Carlin. I can't believe no one else listed him.

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94 Jonathan Winters

So all of you idiots think that the greatest improvisational comedian of all time is no better than #105 on your pathetic list of the funniest comedians of all time. Really? You've got to be out of your minds. No way, Jose. The guy you have at #6, the great Robin Williams worshiped Jonathan Winters, and patterned his style of comedy after that of his idol.

Robin said on more than one occasion that he believed Jonathan to be the funniest comedian of all time, and I wholeheartedly agree with him.

If you really think this is where Jonathan belongs on your phony list then

You might as well say that Babe Ruth was the 105th greatest baseball player of all time, or that Muhammad Ali was the 105th greatest boxer of all time.

In other words, your list is a bunch of bull.

He was always on, even coming to the dry cleaners to pick up his shirts. A consummate entertainer.

Okay, yeah, sure, this guy should be at the very top. Shows how short people's memories are when it comes to comedy. Robin Williams would agree.

Something about him just makes me laugh whether he is telling a joke or not.

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95 Sarah Millican

He is by farr my favourite comedian
She is very endeering and you can't help but in fall in love with her the second she opens her mouth
Definitely should be number 1!

96 Tim Conway

Hilarious! Impersonations from babies to old people. A real master of comedy and a really nice guy.

I just love Tim. His kind of comedy can't be beat. Ever see the dentist skit... Absolutely hilarious

Wonderful physical comedy, great facial stuff, timing absolutely spot-on.

Really funny

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97 Johnny Carson Johnny Carson John William "Johnny" Carson was an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, actor, and musician, best known for his 30 years as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

The only late night host besides Letterman who was truly funny and had staying power. Leno WAS funny, at first. But it wore thin very quickly because his humor was so mechanical, slick. Carson retained his vulnerability and un-slickness throughout his entire life, which made him super-funny when doing politically oriented satire especially.

I don't feel the present comedians due justice to late night the way Johnny Carson did. He was funny without using profanity!

Often overlooked. Superb stand-up & ad-lib talent. - Billyv

Johnny Carson.. below AMY SCHUMER?!? - 445956

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98 Gilbert Gottfried Gilbert Gottfried Gilbert Gottfried is an American stand-up comedian, actor and voice artist. His numerous roles in film and television include voicing the parrot Iago in Disney's Aladdin, Digit in the children's cartoon/educational math-based show Cyberchase and Kraang Subprime in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Back in his younger days, even if his voice could break glass, tiny, dark-skinned, dark-haired Gil was a real live wire. Constantly pacing up and down, clutching his forehead, making those tight, angular arm gestures, he didn't try too hard. He was just his weird, smart self.

Gilbert is the Man!

Should be number 1

His version of "The Aristocrats" is hust hysterical.

99 Dan Cummins

His strange and quirky statements match his voice perfectly. Maybe the funniest comedian alive, he gives you a laugh out loud good time every second he gives a joke or talks about anger towards incompetent people.

Oh my goodness, "Dead Smoothie" is the best. He just needs to come out with more stuff.

I'm thinking about buying some garden gnomes, I don't know. Maybe like a thousand?

One of my favorite comedians who is greatly unappreciated.

100 Stewart Francis Stewart Francis Stewart Francis is a Canadian comedian, actor and writer. In addition to his work in Canada and the US, he frequently tours in the UK and appears on British television.

My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance.. we'll see about that
I used to be in a band called " missing cat " you probably saw our posters

SF never fails to make me laugh.. top 20 material

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