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.
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.
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 !!!
According to this article I read online today, it seems Bill Cosby might be entertaining the possibility of going on "Oprah", in order to do a tell all interview to settle the rape allegations once and for...