Most Original Comedians

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The Top Ten

1 George Carlin George Carlin George Denis Patrick Carlin was an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and social critic. Carlin was noted for his black comedy and reflections on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects.

Intelligent and street wise Carlin could help you see clear through our culture's foibles - mgenet

2 Bill Hicks Bill Hicks William Melvin "Bill" Hicks was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, and musician.

This guy was more than a comedian, he was a philosopher. It may be difficult to see past the superficiality of his acts, especially, with the likes of the Goat Boy. Nonetheless, when you realize the intelligence and moralistic opinions Bill Hicks has to offer, he a person with something important to say.

3 Lenny Bruce Lenny Bruce Leonard Alfred Schneider, better known by his stage name Lenny Bruce, was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, and screenwriter.

Lenny Bruce is one of the only original comedians on this list, Although George Carlin is one of the best he definitely got more political when people like bill hicks came out. Richard Pryor started out imitating bill cosby, steven wright done one liners his style was pretty original though. Ellen is a girl that's not originality and steve martin admits he basically took his favourite bits off old comics for example the arrow on the head was done by tommy cooper a true original

4 Richard Pryor Richard Pryor Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and social critic. Pryor was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues, which employed vulgarities and profanity, as well as racial epithets.
5 Steven Wright Steven Wright Steven Alexander Wright is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and an Oscar-winning film producer.

He came up with an act that no comedian before him ever did.

Steven Wright:
"It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it. "

"The other day I woke up and noticed everything in my apartment had been stolen and replaced with an exact replica. So I called my roommate over and said 'Hey look at this. Everything's been stolen and replaced with an exact replica. ' He said, "Do I know you? '"

"You can't have everything. Where would you put it? "

"I own the largest sea shell collection on Earth, which I keep scattered throughout the beaches all over the world. "

"I had to get a new shadow. It wasn't doing what I was doing. "

"I missed my girlfriend's birthday. She got mad and demanded to know why. I said because my calendar has no five's. She said, 'That's odd. Did you call the company that made it? ' I said, 'I can't. My phone has no seven's. '" - corebare

6 Woody Allen Woody Allen Heywood "Woody" Allen is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, playwright and musician, whose career spans more than six decades.
7 Ellen Degeneres Ellen Degeneres Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, producer, and LGBT activist. DeGeneres starred in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and has hosted her syndicated TV talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, since 2003.
8 Steve Martin Steve Martin Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, playwright, author, and musician. Martin came to public notice in the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show.

Before Steve Martin Every Comedian was the same.

9 Zach Galifianakis Zach Galifianakis
10 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 his own show on every week about whats happened in the news across the globe, he makes up a show (cut down into) half an hour in about 3 days, he is the funniest man alive! - Chimpchomp

The Contenders

11 Jerry Sienfeld
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