Worst Stand-Up Comedians Ever

The Top Ten
1 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.

There are a lot of people (rightfully) dumbfounded as to how she reached the heights she did.

For the answer, simply read the "Early Life" section of her Wikipedia page.

I personally have a huge distaste for Schumer's work. Though hate for her typically breeds sexist comments and rude remarks about her body weight, I genuinely think that she wants to be hailed as this beautiful feminist icon who isn't perfect, and that's okay. It's a good message, but the problem is, she herself has not been able to carry that out.

Not only are her jokes often flat and frequently disgusting, but she constantly steals jokes. This has been proven several times, and many comedians have made allegations of her stealing jokes. It's not something to write off because dozens of YouTube videos have been made to compare her jokes to the accusers', and they're literally the exact same. We really need to emphasize this more in popular culture because not only did she blow up in popularity despite her horrible sense of humor, but she became popular despite having stolen all that horrible humor. To me, that is a great tragedy to comedy.

She herself is not a very entertaining person, and that's obvious in her comedy as she relies majorly on sex jokes or crude comments that have absolutely none of the comedic sense that others have. Her show on Netflix was horrible, and her past comedic TV appearances weren't that great. Honestly, most of her career was spent copying and exaggerating great jokes told by actually good comedians but with horrible timing in comparison to theirs. It's a surprise that she became so famous.

Here's the thing: She is not the feminist icon that girls need to be looking up to. Women like Emma Watson should be much more appreciated than Amy Schumer's purposeful and oftentimes disgusting crudeness. As a society, we should be working more toward shedding positive light on who deserves it and condemning those who don't, instead of shying away from hating on people just because of what they have begun to represent. Let's be clear here: Amy Schumer has stolen jokes and is, in all honesty, a terrible comedian with little... more

2 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.

Not even good at the one thing he is supposed to be good at: telling stories. They veer all over the place, and he talks way too fast. Seldom says anything funny, and has terrible delivery. Even when he has a funny joke, it takes him so long to get there that by the time he hits the punchline, it is no longer funny. But he is a genius for how he used the Internet and connected with people personally to build a fan base and make millions.

I watched an entire special of his once (I was being polite to the person that was watching it) and I never laughed once. That has never happened before.

3 Carlos Mencia

Everything he does just screams neediness! I can't stand him. He steals jokes and the worst part is they gave that idiot his own show. I cringe and feel the need to vomit every time I see his face.

In 2009, South Park said about him, "I took credit for it 'cause I'm not actually funny. Come on, man, do you know what it's like? Being a comedian but not being funny?" Sounds about right.

Made a big career based on other people's material, and that's not funny. He's fessed up to it recently, but only after his career tanked.

4 Sarah Silverman Sarah Kate Silverman (born December 1, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, producer, and writer. Her comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics, such as racism, sexism, politics, and religion, sometimes having her comic character endorse them in a satirical or deadpan fashion... read more

Sarah is too political and in a very irrational/emotional way. I admit she's hot, but funny? Not so much. The only way I would watch her comedy special is if she was in a bikini.

She's not terrible, but not great either. She still acts as if making fun of Christians and Republicans is somehow edgy.

I don't know how she is able to sustain a career in comedy. She is extremely unfunny.

5 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.

He and Amy Schumer are essentially cut from the same cloth. I have thoroughly disliked this man since I was a child. He is every redneck cliché taken to a point that it's not comical whatsoever. The man is just gross.

Uneducated working-class simpletons like this material. The kind of person who laughs out loud during one of his performances is the kind of person who drives around with a dead deer on the roof of his pickup truck and wants to make America great again.

Ugh. How is he so low? How can you laugh at the phrase "Get er done"? What is funny about it? Is it that he says "er" instead of "it"? He is as funny as a burp. If it's ridiculously long, you might smile, but that's it.

6 Andy Dick Andrew Roane "Andy" Dick is an American comedian, actor, musician, and television and film producer. Throughout his career, Dick has experienced arrests, legal issues, and controversies. Some of his most offensive moments include indecent exposure, drug intoxication, saying insensitive and racist remarks,... read more

Not only is he unfunny, but he's also an absolute monster. He got Phil Hartman's wife back into drugs. She then killed Phil during a crack bender.

I saw him years ago at a college campus in Florida. It was a waste of time and money. He was so high, he couldn't even stand up, let alone make you laugh.

A cartoon that somehow came to life but forgot how to be funny or entertaining.

7 Carrot Top Scott Thompson, known by the stage name Carrot Top, is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, and best known for his bright red hair, prop comedy, and self-deprecating humor.

Carrot Top was in the hospital to prove that laughter really was the best medicine.

They only wanted him to be the placebo for the control group.

Was funny the first time, then repeat, repeat, repeat...

I swear to God, having a dog turd on stage for an hour is more entertaining than Carrot Top.

8 Rosie O'Donnell Roseann O'Donnell (born March 21, 1962) is an American comedian, actress, author, and television personality. She has been a magazine editor and continues to be a celebrity blogger, a lesbian rights activist, a television producer, and a collaborative partner in the LGBT family vacation company, R Family... read more

South Park was right about her weight. They really do look like that abomination that came from the Trapper Keeper.

God, I love the fact Oprah put her on her channel to save her failing TV station, but she is just outright not funny.

I didn't even know she was a comedian, but I guess that makes sense considering how wacky her political views are.

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

Always making dishonest excuses about her so-called "edgy" photo tweet of a decapitated head of our US President. Then again, you cannot wish death on any US president, even if you did it as a joke.

Besides that, her comedy is horrifyingly unlistenable and unfunny. The only positive thing I could say about her is her voice role in the animated UPN Dilbert series. Other than that, she's an awful comedian.

She's unbelievably annoying and painfully unfunny. To top it off is the entire decapitated Trump controversy. It doesn't matter if you like him or hate him, that was too far and not funny in the slightest.

10 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.

"Jeff Dunham is the number one most famous comedian in the Middle East? You don't find him at all offensive?" - Gabriel Iglesias

I feel you, Gabriel Iglesias.

How in the heck is this guy not number one on this list? He's not funny. Seriously, Kim Jong Un is funnier than this guy!

This guy is extremely homophobic, and his puppets are creepy!

The Contenders
11 Jeff Foxworthy Jeffrey Marshall "Jeff" Foxworthy is an American stand-up comedian, actor, television and radio personality, author, and voice artist.
12 Russell Brand Russell Edward Brand is an English comedian, actor, radio host, writer, and activist. After beginning his career as a comedian and later becoming an MTV presenter, Brand first achieved renown in 2004 as the host of Big Brother's Big Mouth, a Big Brother spin-off.

Stupid British humor. Doesn't deserve to be recognized as a comedian.

13 Tom Green Michael Thomas "Tom" Green is a Canadian actor, rapper, writer, comedian, producer, director, talk show host, and media personality.

This man is the human embodiment of cringe. He's just vulgar and gross.

His material is painful to the eyes and ears.

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

He's not great. He's just okay. Most people in the younger audiences would enjoy his show more because of the fun and exciting way he presents these A-list celebrities. The problem is, he only accomplishes this easy way of talking through very, very long fake laughing and tedious games.

Even when he was on SNL, he wasn't great and often broke character first. He's just notorious for laughing at inappropriate times and for inappropriate lengths. That's what diminishes his comedy quality. Honestly, he isn't a very funny person or a particularly entertaining one either. Just his ability to bring on actually interesting celebrities and appeal to younger audiences has made him more famous than his more-deserving colleagues.

15 Gallagher

He won't pay his hecklers and is a class action suit all to himself.

16 Frankie Boyle Francis Martin Patrick "Frankie" Boyle is a Scottish comedian and writer, well known for his pessimistic and often controversial sense of humour.

Back in the 2000s and the early 2010s, he was a legitimately funny comedian who made edgy and funny jokes. But today, he's the Scottish version of Stephen Colbert, making bad jokes about politics in a time when we're extremely divided.

Just goes for shock value with every joke. Nothing better than playground jokes.

His jokes were funny 10 years ago. I wish he came up with some new material. A comedian who lost his gift.

17 Eddie Izzard

Just awful in every way, but despite his horrific appearance, the worst part is he is simply not funny. Ever. Even if he was able to enunciate words, it wouldn't help.

Average UK comedian of no special magic. He wears a dress on stage and gets far too much respect for it.

18 Pauly Shore

I don't care what people say! There are people that like his movies, and I'm one of them. He's definitely niche, but he is funny to some people in his old movies. However, Pauly Shore's stand-up is not good at all. He always comes off as a spoiled brat and he has no punchlines. It's just him being old and weird.

I have never really found this man to be amusing. He essentially plays the same character in everything he does. He's just not funny. Maybe a few decades ago he was for a few years, but that time is long past.

19 Frank Caliendo Frank Caliendo is an American comedian and impressionist, best known for his work on the Fox Network television series MADtv, and as the in-house prognosticator for Fox NFL Sunday.

He won't be on any of my best-of lists, but his John Madden impression is one of my guilty pleasures.

Impressionists should still have to have a joke or two in their arsenal.

20 Joe Rogan Joseph James "Joe" Rogan (born August 11, 1967) is an American podcaster who hosts The Joe Rogan Experience, a podcast in which he discusses current events, comedy, politics, philosophy, science, and hobbies with a variety of guests.

This person just shouts and whines and talks about things he hates. It can be a little funny at first, but then it becomes dull and boring. It's also annoying how he seems to be shouting all the time throughout his routine, as if his audience were deaf or something. His jokes are also not funny.

I was forced to listen to his podcast today on a road trip. I wanted to jump from the moving vehicle within minutes. It was that bad. He may have a quirky thing or two to say if you listen for over two hours, but as a whole, he sucks.

21 Russell Howard Russell Joseph Howard is an English comedian, television and radio presenter and actor, best known for his TV show Russell Howard's Good News and his appearances on the topical panel TV show Mock the Week.

I'm English, but am embarrassed he is one of ours. America, please adopt this talentless moron who tries to convince the audience he's funny, shame on whoever is weak enough to laugh.

He's one of the very worst comedians of all time. I think his career is based on seeming nice rather than being funny. His material is weak!

22 Paula Poundstone
23 Frank Skinner
24 Yakov Smirnoff

Started off gangbusters in the early to mid-80s. Then, when we kept expecting new material, it never came, and he kept repeating the old stuff. Next thing we know, he's going right-wing and embracing the Fox News bunch. And it's the same few jokes again and again, except applied to the liberals he calls the new Soviets. Stupid.

25 Simon Amstell
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