Who is your favorite stand-up comic?

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  1. EJ Lambert profile image73
    EJ Lambertposted 5 years ago

    Who is your favorite stand-up comic?

    Comedy often gets overlooked at times save for its purest form on the stand-up stage.  Spanning a long history, who do you see as the greatest stand-up comic of all time?

  2. possum lover profile image56
    possum loverposted 5 years ago

    Jerry Seinfeld has always been my favorite stand-up comic.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Seinfeld is an acquired taste for a lot of people, but once he hooks you, it's wonderful.

  3. Man of Strength profile image77
    Man of Strengthposted 5 years ago

    I love stand up comedy. I have a two way tie between George Carlin and Richard Pryor. If Eddie Murphy wouldv'e continued through the 90s until today, he could be number one. He was one of the few comedians to reach rock star status.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Eddie was so gifted but he kind of lost interest as his movie career took off.  Carlin and Pryor are the godfathers of a whole generations.  Unbelievably intelligent and so, so funny.

  4. Theophanes profile image96
    Theophanesposted 5 years ago

    Hands down George Carlin. Although I also enjoy Eddie Izzard... the randomness amuses me. Oh, and John Oliver. Think that's today's picks. I like topical humor.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Nothing wrong with it.  Izzard did some great bits on history I always enjoyed and Oliver has great moments too.

  5. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    That's a hard one.  I really used to enjoy Bill Cosby and loved Billy Connelly.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      People always forget how great Cosby was.  His "Himself" special is one of the greatest ever.

  6. bethperry profile image93
    bethperryposted 5 years ago

    I'm a big fan of Ron White and Dane Cook, but if I were to pick the best of the best historically, Bill Cosby comes to mind. He was a class act - consistently funny without the offense factor. In fact, my kids still listen to his old albums and cackle at his monologues.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ron White is brilliant as timing while Dane Cook can really tell a story.  Cosby was so great despite being so clean.  I always wonder how good he would've been if he dirtied up a little.

  7. robhampton profile image97
    robhamptonposted 5 years ago

    I would have to say Brian Reagan. Clean humor and extremely funny.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Take-luck!

  8. Flashe13 profile image61
    Flashe13posted 5 years ago

    Tough question..Like sports  Comedians almost have to be put in different genres.. The way i judge a comedian's talents is if I watch your routine over and over and over again and I still laugh ,then you are quite funny lol..  I've seen 2 comedians live . Dave Chapelle and Cedric the Entertainer. I've seen Eddie Murphy's stand up and most of Richard Pryor's. I've listened to Bill Cosby, Redd Foxx  and seen Dane Cook. I Love Chris Rock and Robin Williams (very underrated)  Dave Chapelle is Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor combined and he's a genius. I saw Dave at the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City 5 years ago and from the opening line til the end of the show the entire crowd was laughing. There were no lulls or periods of  boredom or his material being not up to par . This guy killed it and this was even after his warm up guy was amazing!!. DC comeback man ..We could all use a good laugh !!!

    1. Acmontero profile image61
      Acmonteroposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Darn Flashe, you seem to like everyone. I am on board with you though on most of these. I would suggest you check out Russell Peters, Anjelah Johnson, Garbriel Iglesias.

    2. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree on Iglesias.  Hysterically.  To me, Chappelle was as close to comedy genius as this generation has seen in a long time.

  9. profile image0
    khmohsinposted 5 years ago

    Nick Schwardson. Not too fond of his newest stuff, but his old shows were quite literally some of the funniest things I've seen in my life.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, do you know what time it is?  I can't read my watch.

  10. Sue Adams profile image97
    Sue Adamsposted 5 years ago

    For me, George Carlin tops them all, in particular the so relevant sketch on "stuff".
    Watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x_QkGPCL18

    My second favorite is Billy Connolly.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Both terrific choices, Sue!

  11. Nicole Danielle profile image64
    Nicole Danielleposted 5 years ago

    A tie between Dane Cook and George Carlin!

  12. IDONO profile image81
    IDONOposted 4 years ago

    I'm not sure who my favorite is, but I'm guessing yours may be Drew Carey. Am I right?
         If I have to pick though I'd have to say Johnny Carson. Wish he were still around.

  13. Jesse LaRocque profile image57
    Jesse LaRocqueposted 4 years ago

    Louis C.K. is very good and definitely my favorite comedian right now!  Greatest of all time?  George Carlin by FAR!

  14. Reginald Thomas profile image91
    Reginald Thomasposted 10 months ago

    I don’t have one particular favorite, but a few of them are Bill Cosby, Brian Reagan, George Carlin

 
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