Top 10 Stand-up Comedians

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The Top Ten

1 George Carlin George Carlin

Even though he was already at the top of the list I voted for him.

2 Richard Pryor Richard Pryor

THIS MAN IS RACIST! But indeed funny! - Britgirl

The standard for funniness

3 Bill Hicks Bill Hicks William Melvin "Bill" Hicks was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, and musician.
4 Bill Cosby Bill Cosby William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr., is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. ...read more.
5 Robin Williams Robin Williams Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. He died in 2014.

Can't say he's above Carlin, but he's number two at the very least.

The best there ever was. There was smoke coming from his brain..he was that fast!

6 Lenny Bruce Lenny Bruce Leonard Alfred Schneider, better known by his stage name Lenny Bruce, was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, and screenwriter.
7 Eddie Murphy Eddie Murphy Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy is an American comedian, actor, writer, singer, and producer. Murphy was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984.

Delirious caused me to laugh harder than I ever have before.

One word Delirious

8 Sam Kinison Sam Kinison

We have lost Sam and John Fox. Got to have them back through someone! When?

Will you do me a favor? Do you love me? If you do.. kill me shoot me stab me run me over just kill me my life is a living hell- Sam kiniston

9 Chris Rock Chris Rock
10 Rodney Dangerfield Rodney Dangerfield Rodney Dangerfield was an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer and writer, known for the catchphrase, I don't get no respect!, and his monologues on that theme.

The Contenders

11 Kapil Sharma

I put him on the list and he's getting higher ranks I'm amazed I'm sure hell be the best comedian

Dude this guy is the best in India...

His spontaneous dialogue s based on situations is hilarious... Great timing.. He has brought the Indian standup comedy to a new level

12 Dave Chappelle Dave Chappelle David Khari Webber "Dave" Chappelle is an African American stand-up comedian, screenwriter, producer, and actor.

Chappelle is the sharpest in the game and keeps it 100

Chappelles show was one man Key and Peele

13 Bill Burr Bill Burr William Frederic "Bill" Burr is an American comedian, writer, and actor. He is best known for his stand-up comedy specials.
14 Lee Evans Lee Evans
15 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.
16 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.

How tf is he #13, he is horrible - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

Why is this ‘thing’ on here?

17 Jim Gaffigan Jim Gaffigan James Christopher "Jim" Gaffigan is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice-over artist, and author.

I will never look at a hot pocket without thinking of him

18 Eddie Griffin

Best of all time

19 Josh Blue
20 Gabriel Iglesias Gabriel Iglesias Gabriel J. Iglecias, known professionally as Gabriel Iglesias and comically as Fluffy, is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer and voice actor.
21 Mitch Hedberg Mitch Hedberg Mitchell Lee "Mitch" Hedberg was an American stand-up comedian known for his surreal humor and unconventional comedic delivery.
22 Carrot Top 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.
23 Bill Maher Bill Maher William "Bill" Maher is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, media critic, and television host.
24 Sarah Millican

Funniest female comedian ever

25 Lewis Black Lewis Black Lewis Niles Black is an American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic, actor and voice actor. He is known for his angry face and his belligerent comedic style, in which he often simulates having a mental breakdown.
26 Kathleen Madigan
27 Stephen Lynch
28 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.
29 Greg Giraldo Greg Giraldo
30 Buddy Hackett

If you never saw him and you don't remember him then you don't know, but in his day he was quite simply the best. He was the barometer every other comedian measured himself by. Bill Hicks and Lenny Bruce don't belong on this list, Not to say they weren't funny, because they were, But they weren't in the league or class with the others. Do your research. And how does Johnny Carson not make any list of comedians. A guy who ruled late night for 30 years and went out on top, and made the careers of some many on this list. Bill Maher and Dave Chappelle are both brilliant. Dane Cook is a nice guy and charismatic, and popular but he doesn't belong in this conversation. Perhaps someday, he's got years to develop and make his mark but he'll probably never deserve to be on a list of greats! Just a list of successful comedians. I could go on but it's all subjective but
I've seen em all.

31 Johnny Carson Johnny Carson John William "Johnny" Carson was an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, actor, and musician, best known for his 30 years as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
32 Katt Williams Katt Williams Micah Sierra "Katt" Williams is an American stand-up comedian, actor, rapper, singer and voice artist.
33 Anthony Jeselnik

Why wasn't he already at #1?

34 Daniel Kitson

Very Funny man. Simple as that.

35 Jim Jefferies Jim Jefferies Geoffrey James Nugent, known professionally as Jim Jefferies, is an Australian stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. V 1 Comment
36 Michael McIntyre Michael McIntyre Michael Hazen James McIntyre is an English comedian, actor and presenter. In 2012, he was reported to be the highest-grossing comedian in the world.
37 Kenny Sebastian
38 Ari Shaffir
39 Joe Rogan
40 Brent Crystals

Best comic in the 400 pound plus division - beckyperl

41 Tom Segura
42 Ricky Gervais Ricky Gervais Ricky Dene Gervais is an English comedian, actor, director, producer, writer and former singer and manager.
43 Mike Birbiglia
44 Charlie Murphy Charlie Murphy
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