Most Overrated Comedians
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.
Kevin Hart is about as funny as a tumour growth. Not only this but he is also painfully unlikeable, there's something about him that pisses me off. I have gone out of my way to not watch a movie after finding out that he was in it & I will gladly keep doing that for the rest of my life (not that he will remain relevant for that long). He is like a pair of annoying trainers (the ones that flash when you touch the ground) waiting to go out of style and a few years down the line, everybody will cringe at his very being. I'd rather stick multiple, medicine filled needles in my eyes than watch his pathetic attempt at comedy. I guess what I'm trying to say is, no. No, I don't like Kevin Hart.
I don't think he is funny in the slightest. Every time I see him doing a "comedic bit" all he really does is yell out words really fast. What's more he is just everywhere in the media and I have no idea why. In the past few years he has been in back to back movies, one of which got a sequel, but none of them looked entertaining. Do they really think that bombarding us with his image will make us see him in a better light? I just feel like people are trying to condition us into liking him. Then at the Oscars they announced that he would be hosting next year. Why would this lousy comedian be given the honor of hosting the Oscars. In general I think this guy is a no-talent hack and I do not want him shoved in my face anymore.
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
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
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.
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.
He is nothing more than a college frat-boy with a microphone. He has a few funny bits that make up roughly 5% of all of his material. The other 95% is a bunch of tired jokes about sex and relationships. He thinks his "loud, hyper and obnoxious" act makes his material more funny, but it doesn't. It's just awkward and he is making an jerk of himself every time he takes the stage.
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
Overrated doesn't do it justice. Should be #1 on this list.
Only got to become a comedian through affirmative action. True story...Comedy Central was under fire from The N.O.W. aka The Women's Lib (a very powerful lobby group in its own right-has the democrats by the testicles and the ovaries) for not having a woman having her own show (google it for citation) and scrambled to find the first good looking (granted, she's physically attractive, but her misandristic personality ruins it) woman with ADHD they could find, and tried to pass her off as a "comedian."
Worse still, she plays the "Oppression Olympics" and "Women face sexism in the comedy industry" card whenever people find her unfunny, ie tries to passive-aggressively suggest anyone who doesn't laugh at her jokes are just woman-hating male chauvinists who don't think women should be comedians...rather than accept responsibility for the fact that her material needs a lot of improvement.
She can be funny in an entertaining way, exemplified by her casual banter in interviews or characterizations of written material, but her stand up routines all wreak of trying-too-hard.
I don't find her sexual stand-up stuff to be too vulgar, however it does sound unnecessarily vulgar given that none of it is even smirk-worthy.
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.
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.
Not only is he a mediocre ventriloquist who was barely making a living for many years it is his gimmick that makes him reprehensible. It is his bigotry that put him into the big time with the trick of using a dead Muslim or making fun of lesbians for his routine. He probable should be the opening act or even running mate for Donald Trump
Yeah. Jeff Dunham is really not that good, and he is definitely overrated. Puppeteers are not the same as comedians so when I tell people "I like comedians" and they say "oh do you know Jeff dunham? " I get upset cause he's not really even a comedian.
Not one genuinely funny thing about him. He plays to a similar audience to Larry The Cable Guy. His whole act appears to be a way for him to make fun of those that are different to him. He does this with the help of his stable of racist puppets.
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!
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."
I don't find his jokes and the show clever - very primal mentality and ignorant views. Offensive/insulting and it isn't a satire. It is not surprising that his jokes do in fact find support among people who are not well educated and biased, who used to judge world by their own preferences and force them upon everyone else. It's degrading to watch and to listen, and it's scary that we have him run a show on a T.V.. But this country seems to be all about profit with no responsibility of the consequences of promoting on public T.V. ignorance.
He's not funny. He's incredibly offensive! He doesn't have an intelligent routine. He just panders to young upper/middle class white people by speaking ill about minority groups but never forces us to question the behavior. He just makes racist and sexist jokes because he thinks they're funny, not as a way to make us think and ponder our own beliefs. The fact that he has so many dim-witted fans tells me the state that this country is in.
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
Not funny... Could never survive as a stand up comedian, and is a no talent over acting idiot. Which also says volumes about the fools in Hollywood who thinks he's funny. If he was ever funny it by complete accident!
I've never understood why people think he's even remotely funny. I find him boring and way over the top. I've only seen two movies he's been in and he was the same character in both. I guess that's all he can do!
Ancherman is the dumbest movie ever its not even funny I might of snickerd at a joke but how the hell does it get number one on a YouTube channel with over 8 million subscribers. Watchmojo put his movie ancherman number one in top ten comedic movies of the 2000s what and what makes me more mad is it was number 3 for all time.
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.
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.
Dumb fat and so not funny. If you have to keep saying now that's funny, then it's probably not. While we are speaking of fats guys that are not funny. What about Kevin James, he is definitely not funny and not an actor.
Being fat does not make you funny.
Stupid comedy for stupid people. What began as a clever impersonation has turned into this weird persona that for some reason millions are attracted to
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.
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.
I was watching an old episode of Monk; my wife is a big fan of the series. The episode has Ms. Silverman in it as precisely what she is in real life, an annoyance that simply will not go away. Someone, somewhere, told her she was funny out of mistaken kindness - and now we have this...
She says of herself that only her name is Jewish and that she don't believe that there is a god ( in a agnostic way, not even as an atheist ) but the only thing she can talk about is that she's Jewish ( almost in every interview she says it ). This is so paroxal that she's not even believable as an person.
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.
What a moronic bozo. I've never even heard a single funny comment come out of his mouth in all the years he's been forced down our throats and portrayed as 'comedic'. The laughter he receives are merely from white people who feel guilty and spew laughter as a form of reparation for the undeniable horror of slavery. I'd be surprised if his IQ even reaches double digits. Let's laugh at the stupid funny looking black man's inane attempt at anything funny and we'll be better humanitarians for it! My poop is funnier than he is and, in fact, much better looking.
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.
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.
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.
I mean... really? Should he even be considered a comedian? He just rehashes stale concepts and rewords other people's jokes. He's famous for being a short Indian dude that sat on someone's balls to get bit parts in relatively humorous T.V. sitcoms, stretched that into a minor movie roll, and finally tore his rectum for a special on Comedy Central. He's annoying and untalented. CC needs to stop filling air time with c-rate comedians.
He seems like a nice guy but I just don't get any of his jokes...or more to the point...I don't know that I've ever heard him tell a joke. He tells stories and they generally aren't humorous. They are usually just pandering to one hip hop artist or another. I don't hate him at all. He just doesn't make me laugh.
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...
The problem with this guy is that his worldview is awfully limited (or maybe he is more interesting but chooses to stick with the SAME dull material for the general audience). I can't enjoy his jokes. Also, Indian culture is boring (from a comedy perspective) as opposed to other Asian cultures(like Chinese, Koreans, Japanese).
As a result, the Indian comedians come off as wannabes. The only Indian comic I find unpretentious is Aziz Ansari.I guess I am a fan of material that anyone can relate to. I can laugh at Ansari's jokes about messing with his cousin on social media because it is not limited to Indian experience.
There is a reason why comedians like Dave Chappelle or Bill Burr are the best. Their jokes (even the racial jokes) have a universal appeal and are funny as hell.
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.
I don't think Daniel tosh and that guy with a puppet even qualify as comedians.
Seinfeld's jokes might not resonate with people who expect big punchlines or unusual jokes, but once you get in the groove you'll roll with laughter at his jokes. How many comedians can make jokes about such mundane ideas like hamburger, cereal and make you laugh.
I picked Russel Peters because his jokes are too dated. I thought racial steretypes jokes are a relic of the 80s and 90s.
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 is like this old guy who tries to stay cool and relevant but became irrelevant in his 20's. He literally made a movie about old retro games that nobody cares about other than aging hipsters... he's like that annoying racist uncle who keeps trying to pull quarters from your ears. His entire shtick is making funny voices and rehashed racist jokes using Rob Schneider.
He was barely funny back in the 90's with Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, nowadays it's just a cringe watching him. And it's obvious he just sits together with his corny old ball friends and says "hey, let's make a movie" and then just writes in all of his loser friends into it.
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.
I am voting for Adam Sandler because I do not like him. I do not think he is overrated because you actually need more people liking you than hating you for you to be overrated. This is not the case here. I know there were a few good ones here and there but there are just too many Jack and Jills and Grown Ups for that to justify him as a comedian. I actually thought he was incredibly good in Punch Drunk Love, but that was a drama, not a comedy so it doesn't matter.
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.
So unfunny that we shouldn't even be on this list, as we shouldn't even be talking about him. He doesn't deserve this much attention. My apologies to all moderately cultured people for feeding him even this tiny sliver of attention.
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
Racism poorly disguised as comedy. Just because he's supposed to be a minority doesn't any less offensive or hide the fact that he's not funny, talented or original. A hack and a one trick pony.
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.
Too mean spirited. He got his butt kicked years ago when he went too far in his jokes about women. He won't admit it though, saying he took a break.
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.
I'd put this guy in the top 5 of least funny comedians and his voice puts me to sleep.
Samantha Bee could take a slow boat to China and never open her mouth again, and I would cheer. Not funny at all and her material is worn out. We get it—you don't like conservatives. So you obviously love liberals and their socialist ways, will you give me all your money?
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.
Shes a hateful feminist Clinton shill, she insults Bernie voters and anyone else who does not worship her failed goddess of nothing, Killary. She does not have any jokes, all she does is bend over to the camera and hector/insult Trump every week. No other stories, no jokes, no material, just vile feminazi rage.
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?
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
Seinfeld worked on precisely the same level -- and for the same reason -- that stupid in High School gets a laugh; peer pressure. I found the show about as funny as terminal hemorrhoids. Now I realized there are differences in taste, but when a show that lame gets praised past all measure to NUMBER 1? Well, we're in cult territory folks. I don't say it couldn't be on a list of comedies that were remembered fondly by some... But the greatest comedy of ALL TIME?!? No. My best guess is that because there were so many constraints on what you could say during that period, this show caught on for an audience DESPERATE for an excuse to laugh. I don't have to be able to write a sitcom. Happily, others have written far better ones. "All In the Family." "Frasier." "The Simpsons." "Scrubs." "Mash." All of these had characters that were sympathetic and not just neurotic twits. Screw Seinfeld. He's probably the only "comedian" ENTITLED to have contempt for his audience!
I can't fathom the succession of events that were needed in order for Jerry Seinfeld to get his own show. He must have paid off or blackmailed everyone in his way and had an incredibly crazy lucky streak in order to get his show on T.V.. His voice is whiny and his joke content is terrible. His show is even worse, every time it's on T.V. in a waiting room I feel like I'm watching a whining contest between Seinfeld, Elaine, and George. Speaking of which I feel like I'm whining about Seinfeld too much so I am going to end my comment here. It's too bad Jerry couldn't ever tell when he should have stopped his whiny humor.
How is this ugly, third grader even in the movies. Well, one reason we know, but not because he's funny, Complete moron. How Katherine Heigl even played a romantic interest in this dufus...she must have gotten big bucks. Even a high school girl wouldn't be interested in this idiot.
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.
Annoying, immature, whiny idiot. He is literally the least funny person in every film he appears in.
Also, the guy is a dumb stoner with no advanced education from Canada living in the Hollywood bubble and then he goes on to be very outspoken about politics. He never offers any valuable insights or opinions, because he is a dumb stoner with no advanced education from Canada living in the Hollywood bubble, and acts like he's brilliant and everyone else is a bigoted moron.
Truly, Hollywood alienates so many people toward the far-right when they try to get involved in politics like they've been doing since the 2016 election cycle--especially when they are as mindless and holier-than-thou as is Seth Rogen. So the reason I'm this bothered is because he represents a broader trend that's genuinely just bad for the country, honestly.
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.
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
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.
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.
How in the world do people think this guy is funny? I watched a video of a drunk guy getting on stage and heckling him, and the nonsensical comebacks that Bo came up with were... Nonsense... I mean, moly hackerel is he bad..
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.
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.
None of the jokes I've heard of his were funny. He just screams. Just like how Dane Cook does those stupid full body movements.
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.
Since I like some of his movies and thought he was good on In Living Color, I decided to watch a few of his old stand-up gigs. It's the most worthless excuse for "comedy" I've ever heard. All he ever does is talk in wacky over-done voices and make ridiculous faces. I think he also said something about an orgasm, seemed like he was just trying too hard to be edgy with that one and it just came across as lame.
Awful stuff. Jim, stupid voices and making faces can only fill so much time. At some point you need to get into some ACTUAL material. I'm sure his stand up is hilarious to fourth-graders, but you can count me out.
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 doesn't belong on here! Sure, there's a segment of the population who doesn't like the over the top animated comedians, but to those who do, Carrey's the best ever at it.
Some peeps have this thing where they hate when it seems like a comedian is trying too hard (that's me with Robin Williams), but anyone who's ever been on a set with Carrey says that's his real personality. And good luck finding anyone on a set with Carrey not laughing at his insanely talented gyrations.
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).
He should be #1. Nailed it -- biased, not funny, and extremely smug. Craig Kilborn was so much better. Worst part is a lot of idiots take his opinions seriously... which just gives him more influence and ego.
Alright, that's it. Who is making this list? You put Jon Stewart on this list?! Shooting and then firing you is too good for you!
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.
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.
No self respecting black man would ever have sex with this pig.
My ex used to love him ad he did have a good sense of humor however I have always thought it was over rated!
Jim Belushi is awesome! Imagine if John was still alive, think of the movies they'd do together!
Riding on the heels of his truly funny brother. I'd hate that kind of existence.
Wait. Is he even a comedian?
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.
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.
The man of a thousand voices that can do like three voices that sound the same with different inflections. Most overrated T.V. show, I'm sure his stand up is just as bad.
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"...
He was a hillbilly version of "George Carlin" at the end of his career. Bitter, caustic, and mostly full of it. He could be funny here and there, but that was when he was picking easy targets. He is over-rated... But only because of a martyrdom he earned by smoking a bazillion cigarettes.
It's sad to have to say this guy was overrated because he could be funny. It's the worship of him that makes him overrated. He was named funniest standup comedian in history by Guyism. But he wasn't even close to that. And that's what overrated means.