Top 10 Most Overrated Comedians
Not funny. I think I coughed up the slightest chuckle at something he said in some movie one time. I 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're going to learn today!" I might turn into 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 at hitting it big: becoming a comedian, becoming an actress.
Kevin Hart is about as funny as a tumor growth. Not only that, but he is also painfully unlikable. There's something about him that irritates me. I have gone out of my way to not watch a movie after finding out he was in it, and I will gladly continue 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 the very mention of him. 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, I don't like Kevin Hart.
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 appeared on Comedy Central was hilarious (there 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 being 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 should be the most difficult... Just about anyone could write some decent material if they tried. Somehow, Dane Cook has the hard part down.
Anyway, while brief, Dane Cook had some funny material, unlike Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, and Carlos Mencia, who have always been as painfully bad as it gets.
Overrated doesn't do it justice. She should be #1 on this list. She only became a comedian through affirmative action. True story... Comedy Central was under fire from The N.O.W., also known as The Women's Liberation (a very powerful lobby group in its own right - it has the Democrats by the testicles and the ovaries), for not having a woman with her own show (Google it for citation). They scrambled to find the first good-looking woman they could (granted, she's physically attractive, but her misandrist personality ruins it), with ADHD, and tried to pass her off as a "comedian."
Worse still, she plays the "Oppression Olympics" and pulls the "Women face sexism in the comedy industry" card whenever people find her unfunny. She tries to passive-aggressively suggest that anyone who doesn't laugh at her jokes is just a woman-hating male chauvinist who doesn't think women should be comedians, rather than accepting responsibility for the fact that her material needs a lot of improvement.
Gimmicky and uses stale stereotypes, doing nothing new with them. 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. It seems to be pandering to the lowest common denominator.
Not only is he a mediocre ventriloquist who was barely making a living for many years, but it is his gimmick that makes him reprehensible. It is his bigotry that propelled him into the big time, with the trick of using a dead Muslim or making fun of lesbians for his routine. He probably should be the opening act, or even the 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 because he's not really even a comedian.
All great comedians know that there is a fine line between dark comedy and just being offensive. Daniel Tosh crosses that line every time, and he thinks he is being funny when, in reality, he falls into the latter category of being a complete Tucker-Max style douche. He says plenty of racist, homophobic, and sexist things in all his routines, and it doesn't come off as funny, just offensive. He should be ashamed of himself for making fun of starving children in Africa when he talks about how a WaveRunner can make you happy. His comedy is taking us backward instead of forward. I wish he would just be quiet because Tosh.0 is one of the stupidest shows to ever exist! Anyone can make jokes about old videos found on the internet. If anyone needs to go away, it's this low-life scumbag!
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 friend's 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 first grader could have come up with. What's scary is that people actually find him funny. Whoa. He's not funny, and he makes way too much money, standing in one spot, wearing women's shirts while insulting everyone who isn't a heterosexual white man - which I'm not even sure he is.
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 TV 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 fat guys who are not funny. What about Kevin James? He is definitely not funny and not an actor. Being fat does not make you funny.
Not funny... He could never survive as a stand-up comedian and is a no-talent, overacting idiot. Which also says volumes about the fools in Hollywood who think he's funny. If he was ever funny, it was 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 played the same character in both. I guess that's all he can do!
Anchorman is the dumbest movie ever. It's not even funny. I might have snickered 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 Anchorman number one in top ten comedic movies of the 2000s. What's even more infuriating is it was number 3 of all time.
Unoriginal. She constantly attacks Christianity and religion in a very hostile way. But then she uses her race, "Jew," as some sort of get-out-of-jail-free card for doing this. What is a Jew who doesn't practice Judaism or doesn't believe in God? When you strip it down to something purely racial, it can lead to racial supremacy and exceptionalism, which she supposedly opposes.
I've watched dozens of YouTube videos of her stand-up comedy, and all her jokes revolve around the fact she's Jewish and about 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 material? At most, and that's why Seinfeld is funny - he has more topics to talk about. He's not self-centered and simple-minded like Silverman.
I was watching an old episode of Monk; my wife is a big fan of the series. The episode features Ms. Silverman playing 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...
Sorry, Tracy. I'm 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 a 50-year-old suburban white woman can identify with in 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 Alec 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 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 enjoy 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 is 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.
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 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 - which was originally aired in the first week of November 2008 - would be a good thing to play eight 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.
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).
Sandler's problem is that he frequently continues to use the same style of comedy he did in the 90s 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 20s. 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 '90s with "Happy Gilmore," "Billy Madison," but nowadays it's just cringe watching him. And it's obvious he just sits together with his corny old buddies and says, "Hey, let's make a movie," and then writes all of his loser friends into it.
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 not 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 the Indian experience.
There is a reason why comedians like Dave Chappelle or Bill Burr are the best. Their jokes (even the racial ones) have a universal appeal and are funny as hell.
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 offending some group or another, and even though this is a fictitious character Andrew created, people don't get it, and I doubt he will last long in today's 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 is a paid comedian less funny than Gilbert Gottfried and more crass than Tosh, and yet Clay comes through in spades.
Oh man, does this guy blow. He is basically a wannabe Dave Chappelle who has about a 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 he 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, as was his stand-up, though I must admit one movie he was decent/good in was 'Our Family Wedding', but other than that...
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 humor, unlike the Germans, so why is your comedy so lame?
Seinfeld worked on precisely the same level - and for the same reason - that being stupid in high school gets a laugh. Peer pressure. I found the show about as funny as terminal hemorrhoids. Now, I realize there are differences in taste, but when a show that lame is 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," "M*A*S*H" - 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 haven't seen everything he has ever done, because I am not a masochist. I must acknowledge that there is a greater than zero possibility that he has, at some point, said or done something funny. However, I have 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.
This jerk is about as funny as a bout of anal cancer.
I don't get how I'm supposed to find Pete Davidson funny.
Completely unfunny and lacking talent, Full Frontal was nothing more than ideological trash. If she had taken on both sides equally, I think she would have still retained an audience. She wasn't doing anything that the supposedly unbiased news media weren't doing. She could have brought something new to the table, but she was just nothing special. Comedy doesn't have to involve politics.
She was born in Canada. If she didn't like a lot of the things going on in this country, there was nothing stopping her from going back home.
I may or may not enjoy Samantha Bee's comedy, but I'll never know because all I can think about when I hear her talk is how grating her voice is.
Rarely have I seen someone so over-hyped and completely unfunny 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 it - 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 she seems more hateful and bitter.
This guy is simply not funny. Most of his humor is forced, simply said. I guess he moved up in the world through the fact that he is Jewish, and we know how that works in Hollywood. Superbad was a great film, the only great film he has made. The 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 overrated "comedians" in Hollywood.
Even if I don't "get" their jokes, I can at least make an effort to see why Peters, Dunham, Schumer, or Hart resonate with their respective audiences. But with Rogen, I'm at a total loss. What even is his core audience?
He gets a lot of praise as a writer, but even there, he's a one-hit wonder with Superbad, which is praised more for its realism than humor. That's fine, let's just not pretend he's some comedy genius. And it certainly doesn't warrant the several (unsuccessful) movies featuring his unappealing presence as an actor.
Too many comedians are funny because they say so. Sam screamed the loudest, so I guess he won that battle. I think Dice was ten times funnier. And I never liked Dice.
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.
He was about as funny as the time I had to sit next to someone with Tourette's on the bus.
His death wasn't tragic. It was a relief to our ears and senses!
Not too bad... I get a lot of the messages in his stuff, but wow, some of his music is annoying. Some of the worst stuff I've ever heard. Him and Mulaney have destroyed a generation's perception of humor.
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, holy mackerel, is he bad.
Obviously, the guy below me forgot to think, but yeah, I also wish I could go back in time to stop myself from ever watching Bo Burnham. He is not clever, and no, it's not going over my head...
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 or 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. The 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. I do not consider her a woman.
My ex used to love him, and he did have a good sense of humor. However, I have always thought it was overrated.
Riding on the heels of his truly funny brother. I'd hate that kind of existence.
John was the funny one. I doubt Jim would have had a career in Hollywood without his brother.
Another "comedian" who has utterly ruined an entire generation's perception of comedy. Good for a rare laugh, but the vast majority of his work has no merit whatsoever.
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 can do like three voices that sound the same with different inflections. Most overrated TV 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.
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 overrated... But only because of the 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 the funniest stand-up comedian in history by Guyism. But he wasn't even close to that. And that's what overrated means.