Most Overrated Comedians

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The Top Ten

1 Kevin Hart Kevin Hart Kevin Darnell Hart is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hart began his career by winning several amateur comedy competitions at clubs throughout New England, culminating in his first real break in 2000 when he was cast by Judd Apatow for ...read more.

Just watched Grown Little Man stand up. Was wondering myself why Kevin Hart is one of the most famous comedians of this time. I didn't find myself laughing...maybe just a meh smirk. I think he is a funny person with a funny voice so he has potential but what I saw wasn't that funny. I understood all his stories, anecdotes, jokes, etc. but it's stale. Nothing new. Nothing 2k about it. He tries to draw funny moments from his life experiences but it not funny and so he does a funny scream. And makes me think I've seen and heard those examples before in another form. I guess the only thing that kind of makes me giggle is him trying not to laugh while he's trying to tell his story. Although, he does seem to be funnier in movies with the roles he plays. Don't get me wrong I am not being a hater. He sounds like a hard-working person but I don't think stand up was meant for him. I was just wondering why he is getting so popular. People are saying it's his marketing strategy that blowing him ...more

Not funny. Think I coughed up the slightest chuckle at something he said in some movie one time... Can't remember what he said or what the movie was because it wasn't memorable as he won't be. My son won't know who he is in ten years. Yet we watch Eddie Murphy movies now that are several years older than my son and enjoy them. If I have to hear another person say "You going learn today! " I might turn in to Michael Douglas in Falling Down. I sat around one day and found myself surrounded by people repeating that stupid phrase and wondered, "Am I the only one that doesn't find him funny and actually annoying-? " Then I remembered that the world is full of idiots. I mean if this guy can make it... Kevin Hart makes me feel like I still have a shot of hitting it big... Becoming a comedian... Becoming an actress.

THANK YOU! EXACTLY! By the way. I loved the Falling Down reference, great movie - Johnnyt800

Always over explaining his jokes making stupid catch phrases like pineapples and doing jokes about being short, like really pineapples for a stop word gimme a break.

So overrated I keep giving him chances... is he mostly popular with kids?

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2 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.

The most overrated comedian ever! I could NEVER stand him. His stand up is very stale, I usually like "hyper" people but he is flat out annoying and comes off as a try hard. All his "comedy" movies are retarded non-funny chick flicks. The only reason why people started paying attention to him is because of that stupid myspace war between him and a few others of "who can get the most friends" that screams loser to me.

It's become politically correct for nearly every person alive to say Dane Cook is overrated... So is he overrated if everyone thinks he's overrated?
In context, Dane's early material when he first got on comedy central was/is hilarious (wasn't a whole lot of material by the way). I along with just about everyone else was dying to see his new material and he just never lived up to what seemed to be his inevitable potential, but he started filling up arenas because most people loved the stand ups (relatively short stand ups by the way) they saw him perform on comedy central. From that point forward his material gradually got worse with every new act he did.
All he needs is some decent material, because he has an awesome delivery (when his material is bad his delivery transitions into painful to watch). I am utterly perplexed that he's incapable of creating moderately funny material... It's not like he can't hire a bunch of writers to write for him! The stage presence and delivery ...more

He is by far the most overrated comedian. I remember seeing one of his early stand up routines on comedy central a long time ago. I thought it was pretty funny, but after that I heard some of his future longer routines and found them to be mediocre at best. SO much hype around this lackluster comedian. Very much the most overrated I can think of.

Not as familiar with Dane Cook. I do think his stand-up is funny. I would compare it to a really good vanilla ice cream. His schtick of men act like this while women act like that routine is kind of antiquated. I think he has good timing, but I cannot watch Dane for a long time. If he is on the telly I'll stop and watch. Funny, sure. Hilarious, no. He might want to focus on acting since he is a good looking guy, and does have a certain presence on stage.

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3 Amy Schumer Amy Schumer Amy Beth Schumer is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actress, and producer. She is the creator, co-producer, co-writer and star of the sketch comedy series Inside Amy Schumer, which debuted on Comedy Central in 2013 and has received a Peabody Award.

Not funny, I just kind of smirk to pass the time when someone forces me to watch another one of her "funny bits", and literally it's just her commenting on her woman bits. And sex. Followed by women bits and sex. Rinse and repeat, and toss in a Jewish joke.

Hey look, a blonde version of Sarah Silverman. Only 20 years too late to the party.

I'll admit, the first time I saw her stand-up I didn't get it. Thought her humour was trying to be more shocking. A woman talking about her sexual escapades like a guy in a locker room, making jokes about her vagina? She kept me interested though because I had never seen a woman talk about sex, her body, life as a woman in the year 2018 like this. I've grown to love her "I don't care what you think of me in this skimpy outfit confidence. I like that most women look like her. Some of comments I have seen about her being a "fat pig" surprise me as 70% of American women are a size 12 or 14. The more I watched her stand up the more I liked her. I like her confidence and honesty and deadpan humour. She is different and I like different. I even like how she looks like the girl next door gone bad. I am hoping over time her humour changes as she does or it will get really boring really quick. She's smart so I suspect it will. I have heard her on talk shows etc and she is funny just being ...more - CandyinCanada65

Laugh harder!

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4 Daniel Tosh Daniel Tosh

I can watch almost any other comedian and if nothing else, feel sorry for them if they suck... But I cannot do that for Tosh. This guy is in fact not funny. I found this site because I searched "who's c*** did tosh suck to get famous". It has to be the reason he is on T.V.. Maybe he sucks every one from the audience before and after the shows, and that's why they keep buying tickets. I wouldn't even find him funny under the influence, and my standards really aren't that demanding.

You can be offensive and funny at the same time. Daniel Tosh pretends that this is his view of comedy. No, his view is "Say stuff that some 11 year old would whisper into his friends ear while they both chuckle at the poorly thought out, offensive joke." And then his show... It's among the worst. Yeah, I'd like to watch a video that you randomly found on YouTube of a guy taking a crap out of his mouth while you make some lame pun that a 1st grader could have come up with. What's scary is that people actually find him funny. Woah. He's not funny and he makes way too much money, standing in one spot, wearing woman's shirts while insulting everyone that isn't a heterosexual white man. "Which I'm not even sure he is."

All great comedians know that there is a fine line between dark comedy and just being an ass. Daniel Tosh crosses that line every time, and thinks he is being funny; when really he falls into the latter category of being a complete Tucker-Max style douche. He says plenty of racist, homophobic, and sexist thing in all his routines where it doesn't come off funny, just offensive. He should be ashamed of himself for making fun of starving children in Africa when he talks about how a Wave runner can make you happy. His comedy is taking us backwards instead of forwards. I wish he would just STFU cause Tosh.0 is stupidest shows to ever exist! Anyone can make jokes about old videos found on the internet. If anyone needs to go away this low life scumbag does! - InhaleDeep

This persona is done on purpose so we can realize how horrible these qualities R. It is called satire, and has been performed for hundreds of years. Read a book dumb-dumb.

His Down syndrome face is funny; he is NOT.

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5 Will Ferrell Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell is funny! What are you talking about?

I think you have to be over 30 to appreciate Will Ferrel. I wasn't too crazy about him on SNL. I really got an appreciation for Will Ferrel in his hour long impersonation of George Bush. It was phenomenal. I personally this it's by far the greatest impersonation I have ever seen. Ok, a lot of his movies are a bit of a disaster, but he manages to save many of his movies through his humour despite a bad script. This guy can act. If you haven't seen him in the movie "Stranger than Fiction" then you are missing out. The script is brilliant and I found him equally brilliant. I would like to see him in more dramatic roles. Sorry, but I watch Elf every Christmas and I loved Step Brothers and Zoolander. I can do without Anchorman. Ron Burgundy is more irritating than funny. I do like seeing him on Jimmy Fallon though. That character seems to do best in a setting where he is interacting with real people. Even though I am sure it's scripted, I find it funny. I think his best work is still yet ...more - CandyinCanada65

This guy wouldn't know funny if it hit him on the head. Totally clownish and gratingly annoying.

"This guy has never been funny, and in my humble opinion he does not know how to act."

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6 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.

Terrible comedian that says stupid redneck jokes that aren't even funny. I would include the whole Blue Collar Comedy tour if it wasn't for Ron White who is a decent comedian. How does this fat low IQ fake trucker looking turd get his own T.V. Shows and comedy specials. The amount of support this guy gets from the public makes me sick, and not proud to be an American. "Get Er Done". Must be the dumbest comedic tagline ever. - InhaleDeep

Awful comedian. Definitely overrated. Does nothing to challenge his audience and relies entirely on the demographic of "dumb, simple rednecks" which gives the rest of the country a very one-sided, negative perception of southerners. Definitely overrated, definitely belongs on this list.

I thought this list was for comedians, not idiots. - RdrTech

Sorry Larry but I have one word for your comedy. Blecch. However, if your a redneck, then ya, I can get how people might identify. - CandyinCanada65

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7 Sarah Silverman Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman is horribly overrated. Poop jokes and blowing Jimmy Kimmel can only take you so far. She was even on SNL way back in the early 90s, and she was embarrassing to watch... Look her SNL work up on Youtube.. You may start to pity her.

I've watched dozens of YouTube videos of her standup comedy and all her jokes revolve around the fact she's Jewish and her sex, or more specifically her vagina. The very first time I heard Silverman I laughed for the first 20 minutes, then it suddenly got very redundant and stupid. Jerry Seinfeld is Jewish, Jewish jokes make up what? 3% of his jokes? At the most and that's why Seinfeld is funny, he has things to talk about, he's not self-centered and simple minded like Silveman. - pitou

Sarah Silverman nowadays acts like she is a comedy god. She's not! Her acting career isn't any better. She just clings onto the little work she has left and simply fails as an Hollywood idiot!

Wow are people not eating their wheeties? Everyone's so brutal. I think Sarah Silverman is funny. I love her Jewish Jokes. If you haven't read her Bedwetter book I would read it, you will laugh your ass off. I wish she would do a whole comedy special just on her family who sound just as funny as her. She is edgy, sarcastic, and witty. I don't like to comment on peoples physical appearance but I do think shes much more attractive without makeup and looks her best in jeans and a t-shirt. The glamourous look just does not work for her. She is too real I think. I'd like her to write another book. I think she will be around a long time, she has staying power and is passionate about life. People who have something to say tend to always be relevant. Keep up the great work Sarah. - CandyinCanada65

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8 Jeff Dunham Jeff Dunham Jeffrey "Jeff" Dunham is an American ventriloquist, producer, and stand-up comedian who has also appeared on numerous television shows, including Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, The Tonight Show and Sonny With a Chance.

My goodness he sucks. I don't for the life of me understand how he gets specials on Comedy Central. Only children and middle aged conservatives who don't understand comedy think a grown man with puppets are amusing. I wanna go on a rampage whenever I hear someone say "I kill you! " In that stupid, half-assed, Middle Eastern accent

The trick to Ventriloquism is to make the audience forget that you're actually a grown man talking to a doll. In order to achieve this bit of sleight-of-hand the things you have the the doll say must be outrageously funny, clever and even endearing. Jeff's dolls don't come within striking distance of any of those things so you become painfully aware that all you're watching is a grown man embarrass himself by talking to a pile of plastic and stuffing on a stage 5 seconds into his act. Jeff, you have no fans, bro. You have a huge group of haters that laugh at how pathetic you are for dragging your sorry ass on-stage night after night without having a clue that you suck so bad. If you had a brain you would rightly feel humiliated.

Gimmicky and uses stale stereotypes, doing nothing new with it. You can anticipate his jokes ahead of time. Nothing strikes me as clever. Not even cheap shock in his bits. Not sure where people are finding the comedy; seems to be pandering to lowest common denominator.

Just not funny, plain and simple.

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9 Tracy Morgan Tracy Morgan

Sorry Tracy. Not a big fan of his stand-up. I really should say people usually laugh at what they can identify with and there is not much as 50 year old suburban white woman can identify with Tracy's humor. I was not a 30 Rock fan, but to be fair I never gave it a solid chance. The couple of episodes I watched Tracy captivated my attention even more than Tina Fey or Alex Baldwin. I think he could be a great actor. He has those very subtle looks, actions, and mannerisms that really good actors have. He was not just him playing himself, there was some real talent there. Apparently since the bad car accident he has changed how he perceives the world and his purpose in it. Just the fact he has survived insurmountable hurdles in life gets my respect. I hope he gets another series on Netflix or something because I like watching him. - CandyinCanada65

He's not a comedian, but a Sambo. One of the most unfunny comedians I have ever heard of. All his jokes fall flat and are for little kids that laugh cause they think he has a funny voice. He makes comedy for white people to laugh at Blacks, but no one finds funny. He is just retarded and should never make a joke again. 30 Rock sucks, but Tracy Morgan's attempts at being funny make it unbearable. Easily one of the worst comedic acts ever. - InhaleDeep

Absolutely void of talent on any level. This guy makes Rob Snider look like a comedic genius. I can't remember anything that this guy has ever done that's got even a grin out of me. The folks that really ought to be offended by Morgan's "career" is black comedians who are actually talented. They have worked hard for their success while Morgan's "fame" is a result of white guilt and pure charity.

THE HECK?!? Tracy Morgan, Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, and Daniel Tosh should not be on this list! They are some of the funniest people in the business. I can't argue with the other people on this list though. - TopTenListmaker

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10 Russell Peters Russell Peters Russell Dominic Peters is a Canadian comedian and actor of Indian descent. He began performing in Toronto in 1989 and won a Gemini Award in 2008. He currently lives in Los Angeles, USA.

I saw his show "almost famous" last night and actually had to stop myself from crying. He had barely written any material and just spent his time picking on the first few rows for their racial heritage..."hey you, black guy..." at one stage he pointed to a chubby man in a pink shirt and asked him if his shirt used to be red but he stretched it so much by putting it on that it turned pink. Then he called the man's Indian wife a "mail order bride" I think he should have been supporting his support act who was much funnier... Russell peters made me cringe so badly I actually got a headache. I feel insulted that the tickets were $110 but he neglected to actually write any funny jokes and just spent 90 minutes insulting people...

Same material all the time... Not funny. Nobody cares about your Indian culture its just not funny... Your supposed to be canadian. That Christmas special was so painful. Had to turn it off. Utter crap.. One hit wonder... Has been. No substance... Same old material. Brampton... Really? You really think people want to hear about Brampton? Its a dirty hole that most people avoid.

I don't think he's really a bad comedian, I just never really thought he was that funny. I've read lists on the internet of "the greatest comedians ever" that include him and I don't really get why. He didn't have any historical influence that I can surmise and he isn't particularly funny. So yes he is overrated, although I think he seems like a very nice and pleasant guy so I can't really hate him that much. He's not the worst person on this list.

He is such a prick

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The Newcomers

? Bobcat Goldthwait Bobcat Goldthwait

How is he not on this list? Maybe people go..Who? - optiflex

? Michelle Wolf Michelle Wolf

I think she would do better making halloween masks of her face she looks like a balding tire on a dump truck (sorry dump trucks nothing personal ) if her looks don't scare you her old lady high pitched voice will.
don't expect to be amused unless you enjoy cussing that's about it.
her amy schummer and seth rogan are beyond bad pathetic

The Contenders

11 Adam Sandler Adam Sandler

Very over-rated. Its like he uses the same formula's over and over again. It is amazing his movies do so well because he was horrible on SNL. Did ridiculous characters BUT somehow some people twisted it like he is creative. Its just stupid.

I liked his early works such as "Big Daddy", "Waterboy", "Happy Gilmore", and "The Longest Yard" but now all he does is recycle his jokes to make stupid films such as "Jack and Jill", "Grown Ups" and "Just Go With It. Plus, why does he always have to cast himself as the guy married/hooking up with hot chicks such as Salma Hayak, Jen Aniston, Brooklyn Decker etc because he isn't a damn charming ladies man.

It really does baffle me how Sandler is still putting out so many movies. I'm not saying he can't be funny, but he does it on a very inconsistent basis. Some of his new movies, like Click, Grown Ups, and Hotel Transylvania are good, but then he makes terrible movies like Blended, Eight Crazy Nights, and Jack and Jill (arguably the worst comedy ever made).

Sanders problem is that he frequently continues to use the same style of comedy he did in the 90's when he was immensely popular, and that type of comedy just isn't really funny by today's standards. Whenever he makes a movie in that style, it fails, but Sandler doesn't seem to catch on because there are still people who find that funny (for some reason).

While not the worst comedian ever, Sandler really is out of his element nowadays.

Adam Sandler took me a period of years to like his humour. I have never seen his stand up and did not care for him in SNL, but those were brutally bad SNL years all around in my opinion. I prefer him in dramatic roles. I loved The Cobler and really liked Reign Over Me. And I liked 50 First Dates, and really really liked the Zohan Movie. There is something endearing and sweet about Adam Sandler that makes him appealing. He just seems like he's a great friend or guy to have on your team and that comes across in whatever he does. I think he is much deeper than his movies though and I hope he is able to convey his talent in the future. - CandyinCanada65

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12 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.

Aziz is the definition of a hack who did some favors in Hollywood and somehow gained popularity. He was actually funny back when he did skits with the Human Giant troupe, I was a fan of them, and he just acted like himself, but when that movie Funny People came out and he started doing that pseudo-urban, ironic hip-hop persona, the gimmick caught on for some retarded reason and now people think he's witty for it. He is absolutely horrendous and not the least bit funny; the only people who think he's funny are the same people who "ironically" worship mainstream Hollywood celebrities.

Yeah this guy is literally the worst thing comedy central has shoved down our throats since some jackass decided that a Jeff Dunham Christmas special - that was originally aired in the first week of November 2008 - would be a good thing to play 8 times in a row on Christmas Eve 2014. Oh wait... I'd still rather watch that than Aziz Ansari... at least Jeff Dunham writes his own material and isn't a whiny little douchebag that's still a low rate celebrity on a show as awful as parks and rec.

Was once funny, but I saw his last standup and he was like I'm a feminist, terrible. Found out he got a hot new girlfriend. He is like your friend who was cool and funny then gets a girl friend and becomes whipped and is like guys we shouldn't say stuff like that, Puke. Women/relationships are comedy kryptonite

I hate saying it, but no, not funny. - CandyinCanada65

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13 Carlos Mencia

Oh man does this guy blow. He is basically a want to be Dave Chapelle who has about of tenth of his talent. All this guy can do are racial jokes, and all he does is reuse them and not even make them memorable or funny. Mind of Mencia was taken off of comedy central because people were tired of hearing him kill a joke he stole from a reputable comedian. The episode of South Park on him was hilarious and was much funnier than any joke this hack can tell. - InhaleDeep

NO contest him and dane cook are the two most overrated comics of all time and arguably the 2 worst. - Chris-1

The worst. Ever. Can't stand this guy, he's absolutely terrible. Mind of mencia was cringe-inducing, same with his stand-up, though I must admit one movie he was decent/good in was 'our family wedding', but other than that - oneirism247

Thief!

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14 Andrew Dice Clay

I was an 80's girl and I liked Andrew Dice Clay. He was like no one anyone had ever seen. He was obnoxious and unapologetic. Parents hated him. I thought he had balls. I still remember some of his lines.."Little Boy Blue...He needed the Money" or "There was an old lady who lived in a shoe...she had so many kids, her uterus fell out." On their own these lines are not that funny but they were when Dice said them. He has recently had a bit of a comeback but everyone is walking on eggshells worrying about offended some group or another and even though this is a ficticous character Andrew created, people don't get it and I doubt he will last long in todays coddled society. - CandyinCanada65

All he did was say "effin' this... and effin' that" with a bad gueedo accent and a cigarette. Sam Kinison was waaaaaaaay funnier. - suthrnbell0105

Hard to believe there us a paid comedian less funny than Gilbert Gottfried and more crass than Tosh, and yet Clay cones through in spades.

He had his moments, but his routine got old real fast.

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15 Jerry Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld

I can remember laughing at his comedy back in the 80's and 90's, looking back I wonder how I ever thought it was funny. His comedy is stale and predictable, if he were starting out today with the same material, he would have been a wash out. If it weren't for his fame from the success of his sitcom nobody would be paying to see him.

His stand-up hasn't aged well and his success has made him arrogant, entitled, elitist and rather unlikable. His series, Comedian in Cars Getting Coffee, puts these traits on rather excruciating display. He has made it clear he finds regular people nearly intolerable to talk to and only other professional comedies are witty and insightful enough to be worthy spending time talking to. This attitude seems prevalent despite professing to be so down to earth and open to fans while at same time mocking them for not being on his level. He also professes he would have achieved his same level of success no matter what and luck had nothing to do with it in ...more

I have never understood how this man can be considered a comedian. He delivers lines written for him in a mediocre way nothing more. The show itself was boring. The gags are shallow and so easy to predict with no depth or intellect. Jokes about hamburgers? Are you serious? Maybe it's an American thing because I don't get what's supposed to be funny about most American comedians. They just seem to say stupid things and people laugh but I have no idea why. I went to a comedy club in San Francisco once it was painfully bad. Come on America you can do better you have a sense of humour unlike the Germans so why is your comedy so lame?

Everyone says his show was funny. No kidding, try sitting through his stand-up. "Why do they call they it a hamburger if it comes from a cow and not a pig? Why do they call them buffalo wings if buffalos can't fly? " Everyone should have an agent like this hack has, because there is no logical reason for someone so untalented to make it so far in life. If it wasn't for the writers and supporting cast members of that show, he would be some broke loser working a Joe job in between any gigs in small clubs that he could get.

If smugness and arrogance could substitute for humor Jerry would actually be as funny as he thinks he is.

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16 Samantha Bee Samantha Bee Samantha Bee is a Canadian-American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actress, media critic, and television host.

Rarely have I seen someone completely over-hyped and completely un-funny at the same time. It's like she's begging the audience to laugh when she bends over at the camera and is virtually yelling at the camera--it actually LOOKS like she's trying too hard for a laugh--it's almost too painful to watch. I almost feel sympathy for her. Altogether, she's not funny, but seems more hateful and bitter.

She is just not funny at all and I really tried to like her. This is not to say that women can't be funny as Phyllis Diller and Whoopi Goldberg (only in the 80's -mid 90's) were very talented comedians. Samantha Bee joins the list of comedians like Daniel Tosh, Sara Silverman and John Oliver who all try too hard to be funny when in reality they are not as funny as people make them out to be.

Don't think she is funny. My first reaction is to staple her lips shut then I think who did she pay to get her position. She didn't get there with sex she's a dog.

Worst comedian ever she says such disrespectful stuff about Trump which is not funny

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17 Jim Carrey Jim Carrey James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He is well known for comedic roles in films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask , Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, ...read more.

Are you kidding me? Carrey worked for years as a stand up before doing T.V. And movies. Find his stand up show Unnatural Act and tell me he isn't a comedian. He was known for coming up with jokes on the spot rather than practicing the perfect routine like most comics. The fact that you put Carrey on this list and saying he's not a comedian tells me that you don't know what you are talking about. Get a clue.

Jim carrey is NOT overrated at all! He is very funny and talented. Many people think he isn't funny anymore, but that's not true. He just never gets the chance! They just don't come up with funny movies anymore. Also, in dumb and dumber, the most annoying sound in the world was unscripted, so he is a comic genius! Way better than all the others out there!

I haven't seen everything he has ever done, because I am not a masochist, hence must acknowledge that there is a greater than zero possibility that he has at some point said or done something funny. I have however seen him in far more stuff than I care to recall, and if possible I would assign him all ten spots on this list. He simply doesn't have a funny corpuscle in him, and his ludicrous attempts to render the time-honored theatrical tradition of farce are excruciating to watch. The only upside is reflecting that at least I am not a family member as that embarrassment would be too much to bear. I would consider him utterly devoid of talent were it not for "The Truman Show" -- although the strength of that film was really due to the excellent script and performances of the collateral actors (especially Ed Harris), he delivered an acceptable turn in the title role. That however only reinforces my point -- Carrey is at his "best" (so to speak) when he is not trying to be funny.

I find this guy's humour puerile, facile and weak. He's probably one of the most unfunny people ever born. I read recently that he's bipolar, which would explain his on-screen manic energy - but not excuse it. And before everyone jumps on my back, I've got bipolar too, but I don't think I'm funny when I am high - usually I'm just annoying. Can you see the link there?

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18 Sam Kinison Sam Kinison

His whole thing was the yelling. If was shock value and he did have some really solid material. Maximizing the act and perfecting the commitment and creating a stand-up character. He actually was a preacher. True story and a brilliant man. Really sad how he died considering he cleaned up.

His scream is terribly annoying, so many bits seemed like excuses to use this annoying shtick.

Too many comedians are funny because they say so. Sam screamed the loudest, so I guess he won that battle. I think Dice was 10 times funnier. And I never liked Dice.

Is he really overrated? It's not like people are praising him being the greatest of all time like they do with Louis C.K and Kevin Hart.

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19 Seth Rogan

This guy is simply not funny, most of his humour is forced simply said. I guess he got up in the world through the fact that he is a Jew, and we know how that works in Hollywood. Superbad was a great film, the only great film that he has made. Rest of his comedies are simply dry, and NOT funny. Sausage Party had the right idea and had potential but, again it was dry with massive amounts of unnecessary bad language and swearing which served no purpose at all... he is probably the most over ratted "comedians' in Hollywood.

Pot head joke... Pot head joke... Oh yeah and Jewish... Is that funny?

Seth Rogan is a Juvenile, Immature ass who whines when someone says anything negative back at him. He offends but then cries when he is offended. Nothing he does, says or gestures is actually funny, it is rarely even sensible. The only comedian on this list that is truly a waste of your actual time when watching him. Turn him off immediately no matter what.

Why is he called a comedian again?
He's no where near funny.

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20 Bo Burnham Bo Burnham Robert Pickering Burnham is an American comedian, musician, singer, songwriter, rapper, actor, and poet.

The lyrics are extremely clever. I'm sorry you can't make the perfect-sounding song when you are too busy putting every literary element in each stanza. He perfectly uses misdirection and never over explains jokes. The fact that he puts twice as much thought into what he says on stage AND adds it to music makes him one of the best comics today

Bo is amazing he is very witty and has a very different brand of comedy, when you watch his comedy you really get something from it. He performs a show about performing then deconstructs his own show in real time. He has a incredibly smart way of performing comedy. - mxine

Hardly anyone even knows him, so even if he wouldn't be funny, he's definitely not overrated. He doesn't make sex or racist jokes? So what? To me, that makes him one of the best comedians, not the most overrated. Only jealous people or fans of Family Guy or South Park would vote him. - LemonComputer

Bad. Just bad.

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21 Jon Stewart Jon Stewart

This guy had gone from a liberal stand up comedian to a liberal political activist who uses sarcastic humor and penis jokes to make his repetitive, textbook liberal points. He goes to other peoples news shows and just attacks them using sarcasm. This guy is unfunny, smug, and self satisfied. I don't understand how anyone can stand him.

Anything worse than Billy Crystal? Yes, yes there is. His name is Jon Stewart. At least I am able to sometimes laugh at Billy Crystal's face ( after I feel foolish for getting mad at it, of course).

Just another no talent liberal Obama sycophant entertainer. And I use the word entertainer loosely.

Wanky sarcasm that's it.

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22 Jim Belushi

Wait. Is he even a comedian?

Total ass. David Cross can't stand him. Look it up on YouTube

My ex used to love him ad he did have a good sense of humor however I have always thought it was over rated!

Seriously?

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23 Lisa Lampanelli Lisa Lampanelli

She's the definition of a shock comedian. She's not really funny, more over-the-top and racist than anything else, but she gets away with it because she claims to sleep with black men. For some reason, that makes it cool to say horrifically racist things, with usually no relevant/meaningful points attached. She's a very sub-par comedian who can't tell a joke without relying on her crutch of denigrating black men.

Shock value diva who often travels into the unfunny gutter along with her larger than life space waster. Best stuff she's done was on the Roasts, and this is probably because it was written for her by real comedians.

I guess having no class is funny? More pitiful than funny.

The most vile repulsive hideous witch. Unfunny, untalented, desperate. A narcissist begging for attention by being the scum of the Earth. Disgusting Pi. I do not consider her a woman.

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24 Seth MacFarlane Seth MacFarlane Seth Woodbury MacFarlane is an American television producer, filmmaker, actor, and singer, working primarily in animation and comedy, as well as live-action and other genres.

What a pud. Anyone who thinks Seth MacFarlane is talented should pull their thumb out of their ass, look at it, smell it, and then taste it. Perhaps then, and only then, they will remember what human feces is. Hopefully, the next time they watch anything having to do with Seth MacFarlane, they will see the similarities.

Family Guy and American Dad are extremely boring. The voice acting and characters are really annoying, and his jokes are not very funny and at times can become repetitive.

FINALLY! Someone else who hates Family Guy. It seems like this website LOVES the show. - Fireboy

I see all the American conservatives on here are pissed off with the sharp wit of Seth McFarlane and his insanely funny comical writing but the problem is that I don't see them coming up with anything to counter it. What I mean by countering it is logical intelligent responses to counter his humour is pathetic tired insults which comes easy to Conservatives because their ideology in the modern world is as simple and narrow minded as it's always been.

You have to remember that at heart he's a radio disc jockey that does voices and sings. There are billions of them. You should also remember the first incarnation of family guy failed and was taken off the air. If you look back at that first failed season you see the TRUE unfunny Seth before they found out he was a flaming leftist atheist and teamed him up with 20 talented Jew comedy writers to make him and the show look good. This is why he's terrible.

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

Why the hell is he on here? Oh, he went over somebody's head and it pissed them off.

He's hailed as having been edgy and influential but the problem is he doesn't make me laugh. I hate self righteous and preachy comedians. Just get the laugh by whatever means necessary and spare me all the ranting. If I want to listen to an unfunny person going off on politics and religion, I have drunk relatives for that.

I believe you made a mistake. Bill is supposed to go on the list of most underrated comedians. He never achieved much commercial success or mainstream notoriety. Either that or you thought you were adding him to the list of "comedians I don't understand"...

Alex Jones

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26 Robin Williams Robin Williams Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. He died in 2014.

Funniest man ever; an on the spot creative master mind. I think the person writing this is a failed comic with a grudge, pathetic. Maybe next time you'll be more clever in your statements. Get laid and try to get it for free for once, maybe you wont feel so empty inside.

Who ever put Robin Williams on this list should be shot then fired.

Robin Williams, like his hero, Jonathan Winters, was a better dramatic actor than he was a stand-up comic. He was all punchline and recycled voices. He didn't seem to have any faith in his material and pretty much through everything at the audience but the kitchen sink. His wit was fast, but it wasn't terribly sharp when you reflected on it... That is if you could remember anything in his act a day later. He was much better when he was doing drama. That is where he shined.

Take him off this list. Now.

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27 Ben Stiller Ben Stiller Benjamin Edward Meara "Ben" Stiller is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He is well known for his roles in various comedies including There's Something About Mary, Zoolander, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, and Tropic Thunder.

More of a comic actor than a comedian. Did this guy ever do stand-up? That is what I consider a comedian. I like a lot of the movies he is in but his parents were a heck of a lot funnier. - mgenet

Finally. This guy is the worst. He ruins every movie he is in. Some of them would be great movies if only Ben Stiller wasn't in them. He absolutely sucks. He can't act and isn't funny. If his dad wasn't Jerry Stiller he would be an accountant or something. Please stop ruining movies Ben, you suck and we hat you.

Meet the Parents was a very funny movie, although I can't say it was very reliant on Stiller's comedic value. I've never seen him do standup, but I wouldn't undermine him by putting him on this list, because I don't really think he fits the category.

It seems like his jokes never land and if the movie is funny, it's only because the people around him are funny.

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28 Margaret Cho Margaret Cho Margaret Moran Cho is an American stand-up comedian, actress, fashion designer, author, and singer-songwriter.

Does racist impressions of her mother that make you cringe.

29 Zach Braff

Another douche-rocket. Actually assaulted a guy on camera because he couldn't take a joke. His independent movies are so pretentious.

He is wonderful. All day. Everyday.

30 Andy Richter

Conan tells his jokes for him

He sucks! Enough said.

A sweet man

31 Gabriel Iglesias Gabriel Iglesias Gabriel J. Iglecias, known professionally as Gabriel Iglesias and comically as Fluffy, is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer and voice actor.

His hero is Paul Rodriguez. That's like a guitarist who says his main influence was definitely Leppard. No business being on stage

Terrible fat jokes and stories that aren't funny. This sums up Gabriel Iglesias. They're making a movie about him. I don't know how people can stand 1-2 hours of his crap.

He seems like a really nice guy. And he's fat. And no one in this day and age wants to be mean to a sweet fat guy. He's really not funny, he's very generic and it's almost a parody of bland comedy. But no one has the heart to tell him because well, you know. Bonus sympathy points for being the token hispanic.

That smile needs a slap

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32 Rob Schneider Rob Schneider

This lameo deserves to be number 1! His comedy is horrible! He ruins every movie! Steve martin should have been the star of the animal instead of rob! Jim carrey should have been the delivery guy in big daddy instead! Rob's part in grown ups should have been cut out or better yet they shouldn't of gave him the part! I hate you rob schneider!

You're number 1, you're number 1! "You can DO it! "

I have to say: I did like the "making copies" character. The first two times I saw it. Then it got old. I see they've resurrected it on a new commercial. Wow, didn't see that regurgitation coming...

He's a hit and miss guy for me. I don't like him but I don't hate him either. Let's just say he is OK.

He is a comedian?

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33 Mike Myers Mike Myers Michael John "Mike" Myers is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter, director, and film producer, who also holds British and American citizenship.

The first two "Austin Powers" were inspired. Other than that, he is pretty overrated.

High School humour from the suburbs...

I actually could not get through all of "Wayne's World"...watched the first bit and wanted to jump off of a bridge.

We was very funny in his day. His work on SNL, Wayne's World and the first Austin Power movie were great. Few people can stay that funny when they get older.

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34 Chris Hardwick

Wish I could turn on my T. V without one of his terrible shows being advertised

This guys should give up comedy and go into sports announcing.

Chris Hardwick is the man. @midnight is the best show on comedy central, tied with workaholics.

He's good but WHY DID YOU VOICE CRAIG THE SNAKE? - 445956

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35 Tina Fey Tina Fey

She is the reason SNL started using a laugh track on weekend update.

Tina fey is a ideous narcissist. Like the genetic unfortunate Fey is,( which is funny since Fea means UgLY in Spanish and suits her perfectly) Narcissists do not have to be attractive. She is an example of the ugly manipulative covert narcissist pretending to be self-deprecating while believing herself to be great. She is unintelligent and witless and looks like a witch, kinda like her look alike, narcissist sara Jessica parker. They are both miserable in their respective bardos and both fugly Bitches.I am so lad se will read tis and et angry because se will always be an ugly, untalented and unintelligent woman no matter ow famous se ets and protests about the truth written about her se cannot stop people from writing the truth about her. EVERYONE knows what a talentless, witless idiot she is. La FEA FEy RUINED Saturday night Live wich was REAT before her in the 70's and 80's and early nineties until se came along with her insipid humour and ruined the show. I am a woman. Feminism is ...more

36 Bayani Agbayani

does not deserve to be called a comedian

He should die!

Who?

37 Billy Crystal Billy Crystal

This hack should be at the top of the list. Homey still tries to get by with his old as dirt curmudgeonly Jewish grandpa routine, or his wise old black man routine. Also, he thinks being a comedian involves dance routines and show-tunes. The guy never evolved as a comedian, since he became one. I could actually easily argue that his original concept of comedy was already fiercely outdated, to begin with. Which would explain why all the old and past their prime vaudeville comics thought he was dope.

Billy Crystal is not the greatest standup comedian, but he is a very likable "light comic actor." When he's not marinating in his Jewishness in his standup act, he plays a likable everyman very well. I don't think "City Slickers" would have worked as well without him. You could do a lot worse!

Billy Crystal is a comedian?!? He's had moments, but so have most non-comedians too.

Have never even smirked ironically at anything this man has said.

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38 Jeff Foxworthy Jeff Foxworthy Jeffrey Marshall "Jeff" Foxworthy is an American stand-up comedian, actor, television and radio personality, author, and voice artist.

Talent less hack, who came up with a catchphrase and beat it like a dead horse for all it was worth.

39 Amy Poehler Amy Poehler

She's actually good when she gives impressions of celebreties like Avril Lavigne, Madonna, Hillary Clinton...and so on. She has a likable face for comedy and besides her comedy work I was really surprised for her talent as an actress in serious roles.

She is as funny as a hobo in a mansion! Basically saying, she makes no sense.

She reminds me of this gen lucille ball execpt lucille had talent

40 Jonah Hill Jonah Hill Jonah Hill Feldstein, professionally known as Jonah Hill, is an American actor, producer, and comedian.

Horrible, no-talent, self-absorbed ass.

Fat ugly untalented jerk who got into the bussiness because he became friends with dustin hoffmans kids and dustin hoffman gave him a part in one of his films. I have no idea how this untalented idiot managed to get two oscar nominations which he did not deserve. It's a disgrace to the academy awards and a disgrace to all those talented actors from the past who never received an oscar nomination.

He's also a fat whiny Jew.

This guy has never been funny.

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41 Ricky Gervais Ricky Gervais Ricky Dene Gervais is an English comedian, actor, director, producer, writer and former singer and manager.

I love British comedy. There's a reason why Ricky Gervais is a "comedian" in the states... He's a talentless hack. Anyone who thinks he's genius is either an office fanboy or hasn't looked up the requirements for being a genius. This guy is as funny lead paint.

An apocalyptic failure at the art of comedy. This man should be subjected to Chinese water torture, as it is equivalent to watching anything he does. For the life of me, I can no longer fathom what Americans can possibly find humourous about this waddling cesspool of self-absorbed buffoonery.

Ruined Family Guy, Ruined The Simpsons, Ruins every think he involves himself in. Can't believe he got Ed Norton one of the best actors of all time to be in one of his crappy films. He should be a guy working 3 dead end jobs to afford an apartment and a bus ticket to a local comedy club to get boo'ed on stage every week. People only like him because they are sheep and enjoy whatever the critics that Ricky blows tells them to do.

Looks like a dick and his humor is based on being a dick.but he ain't funny

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42 Louie Anderson

Yes you need to say more

Winnie, fat and a gap in his front teeth...need I say more?

Who?

43 Bob Saget Bob Saget

I am surprised this guy isn't at the top. I have seen some of his stand up acts where he has been heckled by audience members and generally there is mixed response throughout. Also his appearances on Leno and Letterman portray someone that is cynical and bitter. He is a known woman hater/misogynist like Chevy Chase. His work on Full House wasn't funny... the kids and the other uncles were funnier. And his best job was on America's Funniest Home Videos where he couldn't say much, but still his "humor" on there was contrived and boring. Reminds of a kid finding a joke book and then goes on to annoy and bore everyone around with a barrage of bad jokes.

Why do people think he's funny? He's just Dane Cook with more plastic surgery and more "my weiner in your mouth" stupid vulgarity, for the sake of vulgarity. If you think he's funny, then someone standing on stage for 20 minutes making fart noises with his mouth must be comedic gold to you.

I saw him on Improv one time... No one was laughing. Bob himself said, "I am so annoying I am pissing myself off." True statement, Bob. You are the worst ever.

Worst ever... Totally not funny at all. Just annoying.

44 Kathy Griffin Kathy Griffin Kathleen Mary "Kathy" Griffin is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host.

She isn't a comedian. She's an annoying wannabe something. She co-hosted the CNN 2014 Time Square New Year's show with Anderson Cooper. Poor Anderson couldn't say two words without Griffin interrupting him in the most annoying voice, since Fran Drescher.

How is this old witch still getting jobs? Is she screwing Bill Maher or something?

Honestly, would any one object if Mrs. Griffin had a severely late term abortion? I mean, why is Kathy Griffin still alive? Why do people keep giving her work?

I don't get why she is ranked the 5th best female comedian - 445956

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45 Jimmy Fallon Jimmy Fallon James Thomas "Jimmy" Fallon is an American comedian, television host, actor, singer, writer, and producer.

He's as funny as a brain tumour, which you may have if you think he's funny

Worst of the worst. Should be working in an insurance call center trying to entertain retiree call-ins during their claim requests.

What bothers me about him is that he just tries too hard and comes off very unnatural, I hate those fake improvs with his guests and he's a show off too, always wanna sing, do impressions or whatever. It's like turning on the T.V. to look at him jerk off. Also that pattern of talk shows where the host wears a suit so when he makes jokes or does something foolish it's to make the audience laugh more easily due to the contrast with the "seriousness" of his outfit.

Better than Jimmy Kimmell.

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46 Tim Allen Tim Allen

His jokes are actually cleverly disguised ads for Sears and Craftsman Tools.

If you like the horrible Cook so much, perhaps you should be sucking it, because he blows

I liked him when I was little.

Perfect example of guys who can't cut it as true stand-up comedians. They jump on the first T.V. show offer from T.V. hack execs and don't let go.

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47 Sinbad

Bad is an understatement. Only surpassed by Dane cook and Louie Anderson as worst comedian of all time.

Is it just me, or does it seem like someone most likely farted in his bath water, a good majority of his life? <<-- But why?

48 Dave Chappele

Chappelle is not over rated at all, in fact he is under rated. He is never a top 10 in greatest comics and I believe he should be up there. Carlin is the most over rated comic to ever live

Chappelle's Show was absolutely hilarious and is one of the best comedy shows to air on television, and is probably in the top 3 for skit shows, no question about it. He was able to make fun of racial issues better than most, which was certainly aided by his skin color, since people are cowards who get uncomfortable when white people say the same things. With that said, his stand up was not very good, and he was an average-at-best comedian off the cuff, with very little improv talent. People let the awesomeness of his show pollute their opinions on his stand up, and he became ridiculously overrated.

Also several comedians whether you think they are funny or not have all admitted verbally that Dave Chappelle's stand up Comedy was the best! The one who said this from their own mouths are namely Katt Williams, Kevin Hart, and Chris Rock. All of these guys each admitted that Dave Chappelle's Stand up comedy is funnier than theirs you can find them being asked about Dave Chappelle's Stand up comedy on YouTube!

He is the best today Redd Fox Richard Pryor, then Eddie Murphy

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49 Bill Burr Bill Burr William Frederic "Bill" Burr is an American comedian, writer, and actor. He is best known for his stand-up comedy specials.

Bill is the greatest comedian today

A poor man's Doug Stanhope and nowhere near as clever or original as Dougie. A complete dud. And what the F is he so angry about?

Bill, is absolutely, the greatest comedian today...

Man is an outright disgruntled genius - Mlbennett

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.

Shouldn't be remotely near this list. He is easily one of the best comics of all-time. His wit is nearly unparalleled.

Does he actually say anything funny?

Everyone seems to worship this guy. I personally find him unfunny and kind of annoying!

He used his dead wife to further his career. Scumbag.

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