Who else gave a care about Fat Albert and the gang? He is truly gifted in making people laugh, now he is aged and perfect in a really imperfect world of funny! Not only does he speak so many true statements about everyday life that people never think about until they hear it but he makes it absolutely hilarious! You will never hear a bad word about the guy, and you will never hear a bad joke either. What can I say the guy is a comedic rock star for sure! Williams eventually moved back to California, where he began appearing in comedy clubs in the early 1970s. It's wonderful that somebody can shoot an entire arsenal of critical notes aimed carefully at anybody and everybody, yet (nearly) nobody is ever really insulted. Our brightest star has ascended to the heavens, to twinkle down on us. Robin McLaurin Williams was an American comedian and actor. I once had a leather jacket that got ruined in the rain. Get exclusive access to content from our 1768 First Edition with your subscription. Definitely top 5 right now, could be number one when its all said and done! Easily my favourite. I'm sorry but Bill Hicks isn't funny or insightful, and I don't know about you but I could see what he was going to say a mile away. Oh please, come on, at the time of writing Bill is the 8th greatest comedian, I suppose that this is why Trump was voted in...don't let the general public have a vote. Love Seinfeld! His jokes about food, being fat, and McDonalds are hilarious. “There’s always ramblin’ Joe Biden,” said Williams in a stand-up routine. The top one is the most worth it to be in hell. James Christopher Gaffigan is an American comedian, writer, and actor. There's nothing worse than having to sit through a comedy special while African American's say the "N" word four hundred times in a special. Should not be taken as offensive as he is just making jokes. I felt pretty good while I was blowing that bubble, but as soon as the gum lost its flavor, I was back to pondering my mortality. 109,480, This story has been shared 82,770 times. Bottom line: His shows are incredibly sharp, and really funny in a surprising and absurd way. If you call yourself a fan of stand-up comedy, and you have NEVER heard Doug Stanhope, I suggest you stop what you are doing and START FROM THE TOP DOWN. Sorry for the convenience. It all starts with Lenny.Lenny's later battles with the legal and show biz establishments tend to obscure his brilliance doing schtick (Check out his bits on Religions Incorporated, Bad Comedian Playing the Palladium or Mein Kampf Arises).And realize that, of all the guys you have on your list, "Lenny did it first. The best and most ingenious comedian of modern times. My wife likes to talk dirty to me when she has sex. I enjoy his show "Tosh.0", but for the REAL DEAL you have to check out his hour special, "Completely Serious". I caught the attention of my entire household with my uncontrollable laughter at his genuinely engaging, warm, self-deprecating routine. He is so funny! For the rest of my life I won't be able to go to a restaurant and hear names called out more than once without thinking of his bit about the Dufrenes. Dangerfield is best recognized for his catchphrase “I don’t get no respect!” and his monologues on that theme. He is far better than the others on this list. Kevin Darnell Hart is an American actor, comedian, and producer. I have a tough sense of humor. Mark Williams (born 22 August 1959) is an English actor, screenwriter and presenter. It, s like a contest! The T.V. Rodney is #47? No Stand-Up comedian has toured, gone on late night shows, and done interviews so consistently throughout his career, AND done so with new and fresh material almost every time! Carrey is an incredible actor, and he has starred in films such as ‘The Mask’, ‘Dumb and Dumber’, and ‘Bruce Almighty’. Na zijn dood werd de zin "Oh captain, my captain" uit de film Dead Poets Society voor veel fans een eerbetoon aan Williams. He was the one who introduced the use of colorful vulgarities into the stage and encouraged comedians to talk about things people would never dare talk about in real life. He brings attention to how silly things are and I just love his sense of humor. In 2009 onderging Williams een hartoperatie. No one knows how to play the humor with the brains of his/her audience better than dave chappelle. 826 likes. In 2008 scheidde hij van zijn tweede vrouw. I binged all of his clips on YouTube and then went on to buy his specials.The man is hilarious. Burr appears 10th on this list of the funniest stand-up comedians of all time. He’s also the richest comedian in the world. Black hosted the Comedy Central series ‘Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil’. I came home from work and my wife met me at the front door in a negligÃ©e. "I'm not saying Michael Jackson was guilty. He's one of the greats. Sitemap The great William Henry “Bill” Cosby Jr. is a stand-up comedian, actor, author, and activist. He's the funniest comedian I've aver heard besides Robin Williams. Although he does have bit of these kind of jokes in his act, the reality that he doesn't rely on them shows that he has a lot of substance as a comedian. He is ranked as the 18th funniest stand-up comedian of all time. In 2014 Williams died by suicide. I watched him live in Greensboro, NC and he was AMAZING. Wij willen hier een beschrijving geven, maar de site die u nu bekijkt staat dit niet toe. But I keep laughing about them. No reason for him to be in the top 10. Hedberg was great but he still was nowhere near as good as Rodney. and networks.Not to mention the law handled comedy etc. Williams achieved tremendous success by anyone's standards, and this man will be remembered as one of, if not "THE" greatest comic genius of all time. Out of the 4 one-hour specials that I have seen of his, there may be only 1 or 2 moments where there are dead spots in his routine. Williams began to appear in films and sitcoms such as ‘Mork & Mindy’ and ‘Good Will Hunting’. He also is one of the only comedians today that bring up the issue of mind altering drugs as helping society instead of harming it as so many people claim. My bath toys were a radio and a toaster. Lewis Niles Black is an American, author, comedian, social critic, and actor. This guy is so funny! Voor zijn bijrol in Good Will Hunting kreeg hij in 1998 een Academy Award, nadat hij daarvoor drie keer eerder was genomineerd. He has also criticized superficiality, consumerism, mediocrity, and banality within the media and popular culture. He played a distressed former professor in The Fisher King (1991) and a psychiatrist who mentors a troubled but mathematically gifted young man (played by Matt Damon) in Good Will Hunting (1997). Without them we would still be stuck in the puritan hell that existed before they put their lives on the line. Listen to Lewis Black every night falling asleep - I find something exceptionally calming about his caustic, but down-to-earth jokes. Jeff Dunham is the best and most brilliant comedians of all time! Living in the sky, that watches everything you do. Jeff Dunham is the only ventriloquist act that has all types of comedy! Eddie Murphy no second thought. He also influenced a lot of current comedians and has been feature in a lot of top ten lists like these as one of the best. I feel this is an accurate statement. In terms of expression, Jim Carry is the best. He isn't afraid of making the crowd gasp, in fact, I think he enjoys it. I was exhausted after a day of delays at the airport. v. Pacifica Foundation. I also love his racial insensitivity, but thankfully unlike Mencia, he doesn't have to tell the crowd every joke that he's going to say what he wants..