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 Who is the best comedian of all time? (28)

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Who is the best comedian of all time?

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Wow, some of your pics are just laughable. It said best ever. The Best comedians are those who make you think while laughing. BILL HICKS is the best comedian ever. Other honorable mentions are: George Carlin, Lenny Bruce.

Side: Bill Hicks
JakeJ(3255) Disputed
2 points

Bill Hicks only applies to a certain group of people.(mainly the angry left) He is not for everyone, so how can he be the best of all time? All of his material is one sided, predictable, and mean. He seems to be very bitter. He's not really a comedian he just roasts people that he doesn't like, which(don't get me wrong) can be very funny. But in this case, no.

If I can predict your political views based on if you listen to a certain comedian, chances are they are not the best comedian of all time.

Side: Brian Regan

Bill Cosby. He's good clean fun. He talks about the family which is something I can relate to. Check out, "Bill Cosby himself."

Side: Bill Cosby
2 points

If you like "good clean fun" you should check out Brian Regan. You will like.

Funny
Side: Bill Cosby

There have been so many great comics throughout the years that it is truly hard to choose the best of all time. I think I'd have to go with George Carlin. I believe he is one of the greats and is timely as well as timeless,

Side: Bill Cosby

OMG...I forgot Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, Lenny Bruce and Sam Kinneson! There are scores of them through the years that lasted for an entire career of 30 - 40 years of GREAT comedy. There were also many that never uttered a blue note, (FYI Jake). Most of the people I'm talking about were so good at what they did you NEVER got up to get anything while they were on. Jackie Mason is still going strong when he's on Broadway. He is still one of the best. You guys don't know what you've missed.

Side: legends

This is a hard one. Steve Martin is very funny. So is Jerry Seinfeld. I also enjoy Paula Poundstone. These are all great, but I would have to pick Steve Martin. He's amzing! And he's also "A WILD AND CRAZY GUY!!"

Side: Steve Martin
1 point

I feel like I have to say it is tied for me between Jerry Seinfeld Dane Cook and Kat Williams. I find them all hilarious but if I had to pick to be stuck on an island with 1 of them I would pick Kat Williams.

Side: Kat Williams
StolenFED(80) Disputed
0 points

Dane Cook and Kat Williams both have their moments but they don't even hold a candle to Carlin or Hicks.

Jerry Seinfeld has some good jokes but he isn't groundbreaking by any means.

Side: can't hold a candle
DaWolfman(3321) Disputed
1 point

I said I would give it to Katt Williams, to me he is the best comedian of all time. He always makes me laugh and he is more modern a comedian that makes jokes for the younger crowd. I don't know how old you are but I have never heard of Carlin or Hicks before in my life. Katt Williams always makes me laugh. Watching his shows he never made a joke that did not have the whole damn place busting their guts and laughing their asses off. But hey thats just me and that my OPINION.

Side: Kat Williams
1 point

Wow, no one's said Eddie Murphy, he's generally accepted by comics to be the best.

I saw Artie Lang once live, I've never laughed so hard in my life.

I also like George Carlin, Kat Williams, Chris Rock,

There's a bunch, can't think of all of them

Side: Eddie Murphy
1 point

OMG well I honestly would put my money on Kat, or Berine Mac. They are best at what they do for totally different reasons, and I'm laughng thinking about it.

Side: Eddie Murphy
1 point

George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Bill Hicks, Chris Rock, Eugene Mirman, Bill Burr

Not quite as funny, but definitely awesome: Bill Maher.

Hey, respond with your WORST Comedians:

Joey "I make you dumber by talking to you" Kola, Dane "Screaming > humor" Cook, "Carlos Mencia" = Ned "I steal all my jokes and fake my ethnicity to capitalize on Mexican humor" Holdness

Side: Eddie Murphy
1 point

Dane Cook makes me laugh on all of his movie his movie. And Will Smith he's such a fine actor.

Side: Eddie Murphy
1 point

I started this because I just saw the Life Water commercial with Naomi Campbell and the dancing lizard/newt/gecko things that first aired during the Super Bowl (I think) for the trillionth time. She can't even dance!!! How is the world is a less than mediocre rendition of the legendary 'Thriller' dance going to make me want to drink Life Water?! Who works at these advertising agencies? Seriously.

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Side: Eddie Murphy
1 point

George Carlin and Bill Hicks are my favourite comics by a mile.

Other greats:

Richard Pryor

Kathleen Madigan

Jerry Seinfeld

Maria Bamford

Brian Regan

Woody Allen

Robbin Williams

Chris Rock

Eddie Izzard

Lewis Black

Kathy Griffin is the worst comic ever. And I don't find Mitch Hedberg funny, at all. And Lenny Bruce may have been a seminal comic but his stuff is not that funny, it's intelligent and sharp, but I don't know why everyone thinks it is so funny.

Side: Eddie Murphy

My vote goes to Lucille Ball. I still watch "I Love Lucy" and laugh at Lucy's crazy antics.

Side: Eddie Murphy

I agree I wouldn't want to be stuck on a desert island with Steve Martin. That could get annoying.

Side: Eddie Murphy
0 points

funiest comidian is a personal preference question the question that should be at hand is who has the most comidic talent. one of my faves is Jim Carrey

Side: Eddie Murphy
0 points

Richard Pryor...George Carlin..Eddie Murphy...Sam Kinison...Robin Harris...these are a few of the legends

Side: legends
0 points

I love George Carlin (RIP), Jeff Dunham, Jerry Seinfeld. Among others. But I have no pick for the best...

Side: legends
-1 points

First of all, if anyone says Dane Cook I will kill them.

I think that Brain Regan is the very best. (he's not very popular, which is a good hint because a lot of people don't know what good comedy is anymore)

He can be funny without going blue, ever. Give me another comedian that can do that. .... ...

Brian Regan on UPS
Side: Brian Regan
BabyBoomerQu(60) Disputed
2 points

All comedians are different and all have special material that they use. But for me, it would be Lucy from "I Love Lucy" plus she was a cousin on my father's side of the family. Something I never knew until a few years back.

I vote for the crazy red head, Lucy!

Southern smiles and world peace,

Sharon

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

Side: I LOVE LUCY
2 points

Dane Cook is SO overrated! I don't find him funny at all.

Side: I LOVE LUCY
DaWolfman(3321) Disputed
0 points

I think that Dane Cook is very funny. What I think of good comedy is something that makes me laugh, to me that is good comedy. So what kind of jokes does Brain Regan make? Chicken crosses the road? Is that what good comedy is? If someone can consistently make me bust my gut I find that person to be a good comedian. Since Dane Cook does that I find him to be a good comedian.

Side: Kat Williams
2 points

Okay fine laugh at who you want but hear me out on this, Brian Regan is freaking funny. Watch the video, and there is a lot more on you tube.

Side: Brian Regan