maxikyd


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Without Lenny Bruce leading the way, none of the folks on your list would have had a chance.

limesc1


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How do you not put Eddie Murphy on that list? They are all great, but Eddie was a monster when he did his stand up.

fox016


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Brian Regan!

narquespamley


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What's with the prudes? Profanity isn't inherently funny, it's just a spice which works well for those who are skilled in the art. So don't knock it until you've the heard the genius of the delivery of something like Carlin's "7 words you can't say" classic.

Lenny Bruce was indeed the man who busted this door down through many legal battles, and a giant he was. The greats better and after him were no better or worse due to this one dimension, but afterwards they did have more freedom.

haserot


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Remove Dane Cook, add Denis Leary.

Do not knock Joan Rivers, funnier than hell when funny wasn't measured by how 'shocking' or foul-mouthed you could be. Phyllis Diller too. Lisa Lampinelli is absolute trash compared to those ladies.

For this list I completely agree with Carlin first and Cosby second, although they are easily interchangeable.

moles1138


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Couldn't vote. Too many they are all good (excepting Cook). Too many missing. Loving Louis, Gaffigan right now. Loved Martin back in the day, but he gave it up for acting, maybe that is why he's low in the votes. Grew up with Cosby. First heard Carlin's 7 words in my sixth grade class, we had a cool teacher. Saget's standup is NSFW - unlike his TV shows. Can Penn and Teller be considered standup?

ryancorlew


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Really? No Dave Chappelle?

Buysharp


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goddessneith wrote:d all of the above, you've left out every comedian before 1970 as well as female and ethnic comedians. Where is Phyllis Diller? Rosanne? Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Bob Newhart, Lonnie Shore, Sinbad, Bill Engvall, Jeff Foxworthy, Totie Fields, Gracie Allen, Joan Rivers, et al?



Totie Fields!! WOW, I haven't thought about her in YEARS! She was hilarious! And Bob Newhart should definitely be on this list.

And where are Cheech & Chong?

wmessing


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Robin Williams. I can't believe he wasn't on the list.

kbdemers


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Definitely Sam Kinison

juanaguilera


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Mitch Headburn hands down! this no other comedian has ever made me laugh so hard, awesome wit.

maraich


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water rat wrote:Sam Kinison




I came in here to express my shock that he wasn't included in the poll. I'm glad someone else remembers him.

prfesser


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Robin Williams, Bobcat Goldthwaite or Steven Wright would get my vote.

gcraney


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gholt121 wrote:Who the he77 keeps voting for Dane Cook?? :|



Really loving all the Dane Cook hate! Validates my insistence that my friends don't listen to that crap.

renz124


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Boredmaster wrote:Robin Williams or Eddie Murphy. Eddie Murphy was ENORMOUS in the 80's. His shows, and Mike Tyson's fights, were THE BIGGEST TICKETS. Bigger than Super Bowl tickets. Anyone who votes for Dane Cook needs to re-evaluate their sense of humor. Seriously.



I agree 100%

thedoctor213


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torturegarden wrote:I voted for Richard Pryor, but Mitch Hedberg would be a close second.



Mitch is my vote for all time, Louis CK is mine for living.

thecrump


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Sam Kinison should not have been left out of this list. If he was good enough for Rodney Dangerfield then he's good enough for me.

cole103


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Robin Williams

literarylady


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Where is Robin Williams???

thecrump


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beaglebrains wrote:Steven Wright. For heaven's sake people, on page two and this is the first mention?!



Love his low key dead pan drone one laugh after another. Couple of my favorites were "I'm moving to another planet. Got any boxes?" "Came home drunk and accidently put my car keys in the door... house started up so I took it around the block. Cop pulls me over and asks me where I live. I say 'Here.'"

philipg0514


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Mitch Hedberg

bobdo


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Andrew "Dice" Clay
Damon Wayans
Doug Stanhope

raggedyhands


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Bob Newhart.

Slydon


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Staff

I gotta ask the Eddie Murphy people, have you gone back and watched Raw recently? I remember when it came out I laughed so hard I couldn't actually breathe, but I grabbed a copy to show a friend and it hasn't aged well at all. A lot of the jokes were very of their time, and don't really hold up today.

Obviously Eddie Murphy's done amazing work in sketch comedy and is a super funny guy, but speaking strictly standup...

Hi, I'm one of the writers. My powers are limited but I'll do what I can.

kassaq


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No Lenny Bruce? NO LENNY BRUCE??

moles1138


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thecrump wrote:Love his low key dead pan drone one laugh after another. Couple of my favorites were "I'm moving to another planet. Got any boxes?" "Came home drunk and accidently put my car keys in the door... house started up so I took it around the block. Cop pulls me over and asks me where I live. I say 'Here.'"



I've got a map of the United States. It's full scale. People ask me where I live, I say "E5".

zeiramp


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Eddie Izzard.

elsupreme


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No Eddie Murphy?

mrgroovemachine


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Where is the love for Mitch Hedberg?

prorer


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Jeff Foxworthy? Ron White?, Larry the Cable Guy?

bsanf3


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A hard one between Pryor, Carlin and Cosby since they have different styles.

oliversfive


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Jerry Lewis....love those old movies.

basileuspsu


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genocyber36 wrote:Eddie Izzard.



I was thinking the same thing...thought I was the only one. Dress to Kill is laugh out loud funny.
But, do you have a flag?

pstrnutbag44


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Greg Proops, people! Maybe not THE best, but certainly deserves mention! Try any of his stand up or do yourself a real favor and listen to his podcast, "The Smartest Man In The World".

feckineejit


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There are different reasons to enjoy a particular comedian. some of them are intelligent and insightful while others are flat out funny making you laugh every few seconds.
The SMARTEST would be; George Carlin Bill Hicks or Ron White
The FUNNIEST would be; Jim GAffigan, Doug Benson or Mitch Hedburg.
The BEST is your own personal favorite. It's very subjective.

wconsult


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Not sure if you can really pick just one...

Bill Cosby, George Carlin, Robin Williams, and Steve Martin are in the top 5 of everyone's list.

1wootboot


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How about Carol Burnett, Chris Farley, or John Belushi?

Radical12


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Greg Giraldo. (Patton Oswald a CLOSE second!)

moles1138


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Ricky Gervais?

Radical12


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vstarguy wrote:Here's the best one! George W. Bush!
He was a great magician too!
In 8 short years he changed the greatest country in the world into a third world country!
His shining hour was his performance as a
bumbling, numa numa American President...a real class act! It was so good that Republicans to this day, believe he was one of the best Presidents we've ever had!
Now THATS funny...I think.



...said the sad Democrat who knows nothing about the Clinton administration and its financial policies.

Go read about the "Community Reinvestment Act", "The National Homeownership Strategy", and his oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Unfortunately, it is nothing to laugh about.