Most Overrated Comedians

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The Top Ten

1 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.

Technically he is not overrated because nobody thinks he is funny.

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2 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.

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.

This dude would make my #1 as the most overrated unfunny comedian of all time. This guy doesn't even have 1 moment or 1 line of funny in his entire career. I'm convinced there's no acquired taste for Kevin Hart. The only reason why anyone would laugh at this jokes is marketing (it's like selling baking powder to people, while creating a buzz that it's the best cocaine ever) which works on the people in society who live in a constant state of hypnosis. Wake up people!

Not funny at all

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3 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.

I hate his voice, his unfunny speeches have been fastforwarded since season 2 on tosh.p, but his research team are good and I like their clips. Unlike real comedians he doesn't show signs of vulnerability or jokes.

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4 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

Sucks!

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5 Will Ferrell Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell is funny! What are you talking about?

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

Will Ferrell definitely sucks! I can't understand how anyone could find this dude funny!

Just another crap comedy actor shoved onto the world by an egotistical Hollywood again! sad not funny!

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6 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

She goes for the shock factor with her humor, which probably worked in the 90's. These days not even the most shocking things on YouTube shock people anymore, her comedy became obsolete.

The worst

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7 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.

About as funny as Sarah Silverman, that is to say, not funny at all.

Abrasive, unfunny, joke thief

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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.

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.

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

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

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.

I don't really think Tracy Morgan is overrated as a a standup because he isn't really that well known for his standup career. In order to be overrated you have to have high ratings. He is really most famous for his role on 30 Rock which he was brilliant in, but he should not be on this list.

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 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.

The most unfunny person ever to have lived.

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12 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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13 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

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.

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14 Andrew Dice Clay

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.

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.

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

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15 Jerry Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld

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.

The four morons on the seinfeld series were just an extension of that sick perverted mentally ill producer named Larry David. Not one of those four idiots is funny nor talented. Maybe they weren't acting, just being themselves, as untalented idiots.

Incredibly overrated. If you think he's funny I don't even want to know you.

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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.

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.

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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.

The 90's answer to Chevy Chase

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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.

Always just ends up yelling. How is that funny?

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20 Bo Burnham

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

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

Chuck E. Cheese for adults...

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