Worst Stand-Up Comedians Ever


The Top Ten

1 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.

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, 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, really need to be emphasizing 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 ...more - Jafaree

Amy Schumer is an AWFUL comedian! None of this has to do with her race, gender or weight. That's just a stupid excuse, she's simply not funny. If you're a comedian and you don't make me laugh, you've failed, doesn't matter what your background is.

Shes cancer incarnate

Rarely funny

2 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.

You think he's building up to a punchline, but then he suddenly veers off into some random rambling that isn't remotely funny.

I've heard that a lot of his material is stolen, but I'm not sure if it's true. Definitely not as funny as modern culture thinks. I don't like his comedy, similar to Aziz Ansari (who somehow pulls it off better) he just yells it or attempts to make it sound funny with the way he pronounces it.

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. "

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

OK OK OK... We get it! YOUR Mexican...ITS NOT NECNECESSARY to remind everyone over and over. Ending EVERY SINGLE SENTENCE I'm IRISH.. I do not have to end EVERY SINGLE SENTENCE with Top of The Morning... or give me a beer.

4 Sarah Silverman 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.

At least #1 on your list is right. But, Silverman at number 4 is absurd. Especially, when considering her T.V. show.

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.

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

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

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.

Extremely unfunny. Definitely should be higher on this list than Sarah. Sarah has made me laugh (not much) but I have never even smiled, not even exhaled out my nose from a joke by this idiot

Uneducated working class simpletons like this crap. The kind of person who laughs out loud during one of this P.O.S.'s 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 say's "er" instead of "it"? He is as funny as a burp. If its ridiculously long you might smile, but that's it.

Adam Sandler at his worst is funnier than this prude.

6 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.

He sucks and is so damn ugly

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.

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

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

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

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

8 Rosie O'Donnell 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.

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.

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

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.

What sensitive uncultured swine made this list. You shouldn't be making list if your just gonna disregard their jokes and add random comedians, that you think hurt someone's feelings. If a joke pisses you off then you don't have the ability to correctly gage if someone is funny. Like trying to be a food critic, but you hate vegetables.

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!

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

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

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

Terrible, not funny at all. I change the Chanel the minute she speaks!

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

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.


The Contenders

11 Russell Brand Russell Brand

What? This guys a mega laugh - Opinionatedarsehole

Great guy!

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

12 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.

Saw him years ago at a college campus in Florida. Waste of time and money. He was so high, couldn’t even stand up not alone make you laugh.

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

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

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13 Gallagher


Black Gallager is better.

14 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.

Had good 5 minutes... in the 90's

15 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.

16 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.

Rudest comedian ever, make offensive jokes

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

17 Jimmy Fallon 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 that 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 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. - Jafaree

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!

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 Eddie Izzard Eddie Izzard


20 Pauly Shore Pauly Shore

You can go through an entire set and not even smile once. His "jokes" lack any punch line, are completely inane and after he's done, your IQ has dropped by at least 50 points. He deserves to be on top.

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!

21 Frank Skinner

Whoever put this on obviously hasnt seen his most recent special, he has matured his humour massively - Opinionatedarsehole

22 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.

Don't know why he's on here! Extremely funny guy!

I wholeheartedly believe it would take me a frontal lobe lobotomy to find this guy even vaguely amusing

I’m English, but am embarrassed 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.

23 Paula Poundstone

Never found her funny.

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?

24 Yakov Smirnoff

Boring. enough said.

25 Simon Amstell
26 Seann Walsh

Absolute trash

27 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

28 Katherine Ryan

She's great

29 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.'

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31 Adam Sandler Adam Sandler Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many Hollywood feature films that combined have grossed over $2 billion at the box office.

Which character should I be for my next movie... Annoying baby man (billy Madison, happy Gilmore, and more) or the rich, Calm guy who has a wife way out of his league (Grown ups, Jack and Jill, and more)...
Hmmm... or should I go with a very friendly, complex character for once.. NAH ILL GO WITH BABY MAN.

Really bad.

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

In some films, he is a baby man creature, and in others he’s a rich, calm guy who dates a girl way out of his league. What are you Adam Sandler?

32 Sinbad

The type of person who would find Sinbad funny is the type of person who would find Algebra One too much to handle.

I watched one of his routines once out of curiosity. I did not laugh once. I actually started to get pissed off.

I watched him for about twenty minutes once and did not laugh once,

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

33 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.

After he left Nickelodeon he's lost his touch

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

He's hilarious, how is he here

34 Sarah Millican

Disgraceful, never laughed at anything she's ever said, in fact, I only laugh at the people who laugh at her

35 Roseanne

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

36 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.

37 Tony Law
38 Kate Smurthwaite

Should not be on this list. Does nothing to qualify as a comedian.

39 Judy Tenuta

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

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

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

40 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)

Model. Citizen. Very funny.

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 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.

Worst comic of all time


44 Josie Long

Annoying Voice!

45 Daniel Tosh Daniel Tosh

A 43 year old millennial. not funny at all. says everyone

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.

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46 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.

How the hell is he lower than comedy Gods Bill burr, chappelle, ansari, silverman? people are so goddam stupid

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.

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

The funny friend in your group is astronomically funnier than this hacky corny douche. Caters to the dumbest 10%, half his jokes are about how lucky he was to marry that fat b! tch of a singer Mariah Carey.

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

Her whole act is about her stereotypical Korean mom..

Simply terrible

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.

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

49 Louis CK

This guy has already won an Emmy and is already considered one of the best all time you must be a very sad, depressed and confused person to think gaffigan is funny with his stupid ass voice what are you an idiot his show Louie is killing it in the rating because of his versatile storylines

He’s is racist and is a sex offender, what more needs to be said!

He's incredible, and he writes a new brilliant hour every year

What makes a good comedian, in my opinion, is someone who can say an actual joke that nobody else can think of obviously, and can be relatable, e.g. Jim Gaffigan's jokes about being lazy and being in love with food, or Demetri Martin who tells a collage of actual jokes that make you "lmao". BUT THIS GUY, Louis C.K, straight up sucks. I don't give a care about your divorce and how funny the events in your life are to only you (and that ridiculously overwhelming fan base, whom of which do not know there are better comedians out there). Seriously, anybody can go on stage and tell a story about their lives, put a couple of flailing arm flings in the air, and repeat the "f word" a couple thousand times. His so called "jokes" sound very exaggerated like he feeds off the audience's (probably fake) laughter. I mean does this guy just sit and wait for something sorta funny happen to keep his job alive? Hate this.

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50 Jack Whitehall Jack Whitehall Jack Peter Benedict Whitehall is an English comedian, television presenter, actor and writer. He is best known for his stand up comedy, and for starring as JP in the TV series Fresh Meat.

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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