Worst Stand-Up Comedians Ever


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.

why is this guy a comedian? if he could just learn to shut up he could be a very successful mime.

"I can't come up with anything inherently funny, so I'll just yell a lot. "

I have never even known anyone who likes this belligerent screaming faux entertainer. He shouldn't be on this list, as calling him a comedian is an insult to every other comedian.

This guy has made me cry laughing so much it's not even funny. How tf is Dane number 1?

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2 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.

She should be in first. Amy Schumer is disgusting and not funny at all. I would rather stare at a wall for 2 hours than listen to her vulgar, hypocritical jokes. I have never once laughed at anything she said unless it was one of her ridiculous conspiracy theories against conservatives for why her ratings are so low. Amy Schumer is not only one of the worst comedians of our time, she is one of the worst celebrities too. - olliv

If you think she is funny, you need to go into your tool box and grab a hammer. Then grab a permanent marker. With the permanent marker, you need to make a big black dot on your forehead. To make sure that the dot is the correct size, please do this in front of the bathroom mirror. Once you believe the dot is a good enough size to be able to be seen from a few feet away, you will then proceed to try try to hit the dot on your forehead with the hammer as many times as you can. If you succeed, then you too will eventually be as talented as Amy Schumer is.

Painfully unfunny. She's like the female equivalent to Daniel Tosh, only much worse! Hell, I use to like her stuff.

not funny

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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.

An annoying, stereotipical, retarded Mexican who steals jokes from comedians way funnier than him. If he at least came up with his jokes, people would laugh at them. - ghmaster1354

The most annoying personality rounded off with the opinions of a stupid schmuck who thinks society is retarded when really it's just him and his stupid stereotypical nature.

Stupid gay fish

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4 Sarah Silverman Sarah Silverman

I agree with the post: Not terrible, not great. There are way too many people rightly in this list that should be higher on this list that Sarah. She wouldn't be on my worst of list.

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

Cone on! This woman is talented and I think she's one of the most hilarious female stand-up comedians.


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5 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.

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 say's "er" instead of "it"? He is as funny as a burp. If its ridiculously long you might smile, but that's it.

I think Dan Whitney is a good guy. But, the cable guy shtick needs to go gently into that good night.

I love Larry! Terrific one liners and a likable personality! I don't think he should be on the list. - Ratman18

If you rely on saying Git Er Done to get laughs you need to seriously just kill yourself

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6 Rosie O'Donnell Rosie O'Donnell

I didn't even know she was a comedian until now.

God, I love the fact oprah put her on her channel to save her failing T.V. Station, but she is just outright not funny.

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

She’s a bitch so much that she makes the lgbt community shake their heads at her. No one is that rude.

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7 Jeff Foxworthy Jeff Foxworthy Jeffrey Marshall "Jeff" Foxworthy is an American stand-up comedian, actor, television and radio personality, author, and voice artist.

You know you're a bad comedian when your entire career is based of a list that's only funny to rednecks

Just like Larry, he is a likable person and has jokes that make me roll on the floor in laughter. Shouldn't be on the list. - Ratman18

B.S. the talented Mr. Foxworthy made redneck humor mainstream.

8 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.

I swear to god having a dog turd on stage for an hour is more entertaining than carrot top

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

Was never funny. no humour. no intelligence or talent. and you can tell he hates himself because of it.

9 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.

He sticks his hand in a dolls a$$ how is that stand up

This guy is extremely homophobic and his puppets are creepy!

How in the heck is this guy not #1 on this list? He's not FUNNY. Seriously, Kim Jong Un is funnier than this guy!

Who made this list? Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, and Jeff Dunham on the WORST list? Why? - Ratman18

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

Ever seen her stand up specials? Not one funny joke. They're all overrated.

Agree with the above post. I've never heard her tell an actual joke.

Thinks a photo shoot featuring the severed head of The President of the United States is comedy.

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, awful comedian.

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The Newcomers

? Katt Williams Katt Williams Micah Sierra "Katt" Williams is an American stand-up comedian, actor, rapper, singer and voice artist.


I have a joke Q.how do you know if Katt Williams has Been in your house?
A. Your baby powder and powdered sugar are lined on the counter and there’s a note saying. “ Worst coke ever” - MJfan119

? Brad Goddard

This jerk made fun of MJ. I hope MJ’s ghost strangles them all Homer Simpson style! (Ahh a world with no MJ haters 😁😁😁)I bet Brad makes fun of kids with CP (cerbulpaulsy)in wheelchairs In is spare time too. so Michael J goes to children’s hospitals, it’s for charity/humanitarian work dumbass! Not that you would know that Brad since your pea sized mind is so far in the gutter you’re finding...Nah too easy. So you (and the other idiot MJ haters) do some burger flipping reasech.(and if the words are too big you can always go on YouTube) - MJfan119

The Contenders

11 Joe Rogan

This douchebag just shouts and whines, and talks about things he hates, which 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 all through out his routine, as if his audience were deaf or something. His jokes are also not funny.

I was forced to listen to his pod cast today on a road trip... I wanted to jump from the moving vehicle within minutes... It was that bad. He may have a corky thing or two to say if you listen for like 2+ hours, but as a whole he sucks.

Yeah. He's jokes are slightly funny, but all that shouting is seriously annoying. His schtick is that of a college-aged type comedian, but is a balding mid to late 40's, viagra-using douche.

His comedy is for try not to cringe challenges. Every time I feel I should have a serious face but I feel like laughing I visualize his Brock Lesnar bit to calm myself down.

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12 Russell Brand Russell Brand

Stupid British humor, doesn't deserve to be recognized as a comedian

13 Gallagher


Black Gallager is better.

14 Andy Dick 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.

Remember that one time where he exposed his genitals at a comedy club?

The fact that he isn't even in the top ten makes us all doomed. - RalphBob

Please make him number one. - RalphBob

Funniest quote "smells like Satan pinched a loaf in here" enough said

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

His material is painful to the eyes and ears.

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

I have broken down his show into a few parts. 3%- actual talking, 10% playing games, 45%- doing impressions, 52%- laughing. And yes, I know that adds up to 110%. He laughs that much.

He used to be better, but now he just sucks. His T.V. show is awful. The jokes aren't witty and the humor is childish. Every episode is pretty much the same repetitive thing over and over! - olliv

His voice sounds like a gorilla, even worse, my dad likes him of his stupid jokes!

You people are morons and don't know comedy if you think Jimmy Fallon is terrible..

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

Just goes for shock value for every joke, nothing better than playground jokes.

18 Frank Caliendo 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.

19 Pauly Shore Pauly Shore

It says a lot when "A Goofy Movie" is by far and away your funniest movie. He wasn't even the main star, and his face wasn't on-screen!

20 Eddie Izzard Eddie Izzard
21 Paula Poundstone

I've now reviewed a few worst of lists where comedians were lambasted for their crassness. Paula wouldn't be on my 10 best list, but I wouldn't put her on a worst of list either. After numerous complaints about politically incorrect material from other comedians, is Paula's crime being too G rated?

22 Frank Skinner
23 Russell Howard 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.
24 Yakov Smirnoff

Boring. enough said.

25 Simon Amstell
26 Seann Walsh
27 Vitaly Zdorovetskiy
28 James Acaster

Unfunny, unable to stay on topic, and boring as hell. Just hearing his name makes me want to puke. Words cannot say how much I execrate his redundant excuses for comedy. - PositronWildhawk

29 Katherine Ryan
30 Roseanne

I honestly couldn't decide who was more annoying between her and polly shore :/ - deadgrass27

31 Adam Sandler Adam Sandler

This guy is living proof you don't need talent to be a big success in America. - Clint67

Just another overrated ass who will eventually fade into obscurity just like Pauly Shore.

Jesus how is this guy not higher? Have you even seen Jack and Jill or That's My Boy?

One of the few comedians that doesn't even make me smile.

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32 Judy Tenuta

Lame song routines, an unfunny Space Ghost Coast to Coast appearance, bad impressions... she's the worst.

I'll admit I always found her cheesy. But seriously, she's more forgettable than awful.

Shrill, annoying voice and boring schtick. She alone destroyed Match Game 98! - Darrell

33 Michael McDonald

Um was this supposed to be Norm Macdonald? This being here automatically makes him the funniest comedian on this list (which he is anyway)

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34 Tony Law
35 Kenan Thompson Kenan Thompson Kenan Thompson is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his work as a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live.

Funny on Kenan and Kel, but he's not funny on his own

After he left Nickelodeon he's lost his touch

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36 Sarah Millican
37 Ricky Gervais Ricky Gervais Ricky Dene Gervais is an English comedian, actor, director, producer, writer and former singer and manager.

Annoying prick who needs to stop guest starring in shows and ruining them and making unfunny films and T.V. shows. Americans only like him because they think British comedy is sophisticated and that we all love him. But he's like marmite, 30% love him, 60% hate him and 10% doesn't know who he is.

I like a lot of his stand-up material. But in the Verizon commercials, the previous post accurately describes him as an annoying prick.

Absolutely painful to listen to. Nearly most of his stuff is unfunny.

He is unfunny. Deserves no praise whatsoever.

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38 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.

I have watched a few of his shows and haven't laughed once. It's like watching a fifth grader do stand up.

Get him the hell of this damn list!

He is the idiot's comedian. Look up a movie called 'Soul Plane.'

39 Kate Smurthwaite
40 Josie Long
41 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.

Such an overrated, talentless hack. I've seen 9/11 documentaries more funny than this a-hole. - phillysports

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

Whoever entered Dave Chappelle on this list needs their filthy ears cleaned and their fingers cut off so they may not type again.

The greatest stand up who ever lived. His presence invalidates the rest of the list

Dave Chappelle belongs on the best list not the worst...

Save chapelle is awesomely

43 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.

Get the hell out of here. This guy is funny, trust me. Watch his Road Trip video and you'll be on the verge of pissing yourself from laughing too hard. That's how funny Fluffy is. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Oh come on, he has fans all over the world, I've been to a couple of his shows, and it was definitely worth it

Saw him in person. Worth every penny.

Predictable, every single word and annoying voice.

44 Daniel Tosh Daniel Tosh

Love his stand-up. Tired of Tosh.0

Best of all time.

Are you kidding me? This guy is a genius,witty and very talented.

One of the biggest assholes I've ever seen on stage.

45 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.

Almost never really funny, nobody will ever steal from him because his material is about half as good as the lower numbered comics on this list. Has somehow manged to sell out big venues, so you have to give him props for being among the best at both self promotion and subsequent self congratulations. Appears to suffer from a severe muslim persecution complex that is much worse than the entire population of other muslim comics combined. Did I mention not funny, unless you think his classic hanging with Kanye anecdote and bad dating stories are first rate material.

Clever, but not funny. The only reason people like him is because he's socially conscious.

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46 Robert Klein

He has never once said anything funny. He simply says things that are not funny in the manner in which funny things are said.

Least funny person I've ever seen perform

47 Nick Cannon Nick Cannon Nicholas Scott "Nick" Cannon is an American rapper, actor, comedian, entrepreneur, record producer, radio and television personality.
48 Sinbad

Most annoying comedian who just rambles over nothing. Tries too hard and over acts. Nothing he says is funny.

49 Margaret Cho Margaret Cho Margaret Moran Cho is an American stand-up comedian, actress, fashion designer, author, and singer-songwriter.

If it weren't for female solidarity, no one would actually watch Cho's stand-up routine.

Extremely annoying social-justice pandering freak who tries to liberate Koreans, but makes them live up to the stereotypes she is against. Blames white people and men for everything as minor as buying soap.

50 Jack Whitehall Jack Whitehall

The bloke is just not funny. 4-5 years ago, when he first came about he had a bit about him. Now his jokes are just old and recycled over and over and over again. 'Bad Education' was funny for about two episodes, then it just got repetitive. I never really understood why his dad was brought in to his act? The jokes were just not funny in the slightest.. His ironic humour about his physique and mannerisms on panel shows like a league of their own are so dead now. All he does constantly is say 'yeah I'm really hard' or make jokes about his upbringing. Yawn. Not funny anymore Whitehall. - Pb206

Just as unfunny and contrived as James Corden, who surprisingly doesn't seem to be on this list. Most of his humour comes down pretending to be awkward, which isn't difficult. Doesn't say anything insightful. Unoriginal and easily replaceable.

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