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?
Jerry Seinfeld has always been my favorite stand-up comic.
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.
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.
That's a hard one. I really used to enjoy Bill Cosby and loved Billy Connelly.
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.
I would have to say Brian Reagan. Clean humor and extremely funny.
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 !!!
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.
I agree on Iglesias. Hysterically. To me, Chappelle was as close to comedy genius as this generation has seen in a long time.
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.
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.
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.
Louis C.K. is very good and definitely my favorite comedian right now! Greatest of all time? George Carlin by FAR!
I don’t have one particular favorite, but a few of them are Bill Cosby, Brian Reagan, George Carlin
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