Worst Stand-Up Comedians Ever

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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.

Worst ever!

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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.

No matter how many times you talk about your vagina, it isn't going to suddenly start getting funny. The jokes you steal are butchered by your obscene lack of timing. Please stop. I'm disappointed I share the same name as you.

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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.

I dunno. I think she's funny :/

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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

Adam Sandler at his worst is funnier than this prude. - CaptainMowzker

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6 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.

7 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.

8 Rosie O'Donnell Rosie O'Donnell

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

South Park was right about her weight. They really does 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 T.V. Station, but she is just outright not funny.

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

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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.

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

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 is AMAZING. shouldn't BE ON THIS LIST.

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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.

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

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

Not only is she unfunny, but she's one of the ugliest women I've ever seen too (no exaggeration, people). What a perfectly punchable face! - lannypetersong

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The Contenders

11 Russell Brand Russell Brand

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.

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

13 Gallagher

DAVE CHAPELLE'S BLACK GALLAGHER IS BETTER - djperth

Black Gallager is better.

14 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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15 Tom Green Tom Green Michael Thomas "Tom" Green is a Canadian actor, rapper, writer, comedian, producer, director, talk show host, and media personality.

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

His material is painful to the eyes and ears.

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!

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.

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.

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

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

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.

24 Yakov Smirnoff

Boring. enough said.

25 Simon Amstell
26 Seann Walsh
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 Vitaly Zdorovetskiy
30 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?

He has his moments...but he certainly does have his lows. - CaptainMowzker

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31 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.'

32 Roseanne

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

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.

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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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 Tony Law
36 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

37 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.

38 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.

Annoying brit.

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39 Kate Smurthwaite
40 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

41 Josie Long
42 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

Ugh

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.

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

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44 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

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

Save chapelle is awesomely

45 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.

46 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.

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

49 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

50 Jim Carrey Jim Carrey James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He is well known for comedic roles in films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask , Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, ...read more.

Possibly one of the most overrated comedians of our time. Not only is he a total liberal, but his humor is stupid, not funny, and just weird. He was funny in Dumb and Dumber, but other than that I never found Jim Carrey that great. - olliv

WHY THE HELL IS JIM CARREY ON HERE? HE IS PROBALLY FUNNIER THEN THE JERK WHO PUT HIM ON HERE! HE IS SO FUNNY. ALSO WHY IS LOUIS C.K. ON HERE?!

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