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20 Greatest Comedians of All-Time

Posted on: February 23, 2008 9:43 pm
Edited on: February 23, 2008 9:44 pm
Yet another list for those craving something short, sweet, and organized...

Number 20:
Red Foxx

Number 19: Jack Benny

Number 18:
Ray Romano

Number 17: Milton Berle

Number 16: Steven Wright

Number 15:
Chris Rock

Number 14: Don Rickles

Number 13: David Letterman

Number 12: Rodney Dangerfield

Number 11: Eddie Murphy

Number 10:
Bob Newhart

Number 9: Lenny Bruce

Number 8: Woody Allen

Number 7: George Carlin

Number 6: Johnny Carson

Number 5: Bill Cosby

Number 4: Robin Williams

Number 3: Steve Martin

Number 2: Richard Pryor

Number 1: Jerry Seinfeld

Thoughts? Gripes? Attacks on my intelligence?
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Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: March 10, 2008 7:11 pm

20 Greatest Comedians of All-Time

Sara Silverman is not funny at all.

Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: March 10, 2008 7:09 pm

20 Greatest Comedians of All-Time

I would deffinetely put Dane Cook in the top 20. He's still young but he has sold out MSG. Pretty impressive. And I've never found Jerry Seinfeld's stand-up funny. His show deffinetely, but not his stand-up.

Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: March 7, 2008 10:10 pm

20 Greatest Comedians of All-Time

I have read each and every list.  My special Soupy Sales Pie in the Face Award for Best List goes to tundrajaz!  (Wild Applause!) Congratulations tundrajaz!   A special thanks to the host-- Kats!

Since: Feb 9, 2008
Posted on: March 7, 2008 5:38 pm

20 Greatest Comedians of All-Time

Well folks, My number one, is the one and only Red Skelton!

Most folks probably will not remeber him.




Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2008 1:48 pm

20 Greatest Comedians of All-Time

This looks to be more of the list, Lenny Bruce is missing from here and we could lose Chappelle and Carrey. Such a Wide Spectrum of Comedy, stand up, movies. The Guys from Blue Collar are funny in there own right but how do they lock horns with the old school stand up guys???? Have to wait and see (wont be the same but time will have to tell).

Great list!


Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2008 10:21 am

20 Greatest Comedians of All-Time

I remember that Carson show with Winters and Williams. Classic! I can't say that I agree with you about Carlin though. As with a lot of guys, his early stuff is what sticks with me and what I based my choice on. As far as him getting too political or religious later on, you've got to be able to laugh at yourself. I don't find him nearly as offensive as many others. Miller and many others could go on here too. I think of more and more every day that I didn't include. Stephen Wright, Dan Ackroyd, Jane Curtain, Emo Phillips, Andrew Dice Clay, Johnny Carson, Conan O'Brien, Cheech & Chong, Adam Sandler, Damon Wayans, Don Knotts, Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Steve Martin, Gene Wilder, Will Ferrell, just to name a few. The list could go on and on, but noone would totally agree since all of our tastes are different. 

Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2008 5:01 pm

20 Greatest Comedians of All-Time

No body said Dennis Miller!!  The guy is halarious!!  Besides his stand - up,  he did a show for HBO, did Monday Night Football, and has even did a stint for Fox News.  I don't know if he is number one, but multi-talanted and very funny!!

Johnathan Winters is a good add!!  Funniest Tonight Show I ever saw was when Johnathan Winters and Robin Williams were on there together!!  Winters went into his little kid routine, and Robin was his normal off the wall self!!  They just played off each other, all impromptu, and Carson just let them go!!  It was one of the funniest things I have ever seen!!

Richard Prayor's early stuff was haralious!!  You really had to pay attention to understand what he was saying, but if you did, you could not stop laughing!!

Carlin does not belong on this list or any other!!  His first HBO Special was funny, but after that he got way too religious, and opioinated!!  I really don't care for anyone that tells me my faith is stupid, or that I am an idiot for not believing the way they do!!  Carlin can kiss my ^$&!!

Lewis Black has to be mentioned before I leave.  Not number one by any means, but he is funny.  He gets a little political at times, but even he says he is not a Democrat or Republican, he just rants on who ever happens to be in office at that time!!

Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2008 5:20 pm

20 Greatest Comedians of All-Time

My favorites in no particular order are:

1 George Carlin

2 Richard Pryor

3 Jonathon Winters

4 Robin Williams

5 Red Skelton

6 Bob Newhart

7 Lucille Ball

8 Don Rickles

9 Rodney Dangerfield

10 Sam Kennison

11 Bill Cosby

12 Eddie Murphy

13 John Belushi

14 Gilda Radner

15 Jim Carrey

16 Bill Murray

17 Jackie Gleason & Art Carney

18 Redd Foxx

19 Carol Burnett/ Tim Conway

20 David Chappelle

It's too hard for me to put these people in any kind of order since depending on the mood, they are all fantastic. There are some relatively new ones I haven't put on here because the true test is the test of time. Like the guys on the blue collar tour or that ventriloquist, damn he's funny, but I can't think of his name (someone has already brought him up) or any others that have just been on the scene for a couple, three years. Darn it, I just remembered Gallagher, who was a ton of fun in person. Should we do a top 25? 50?

Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2008 3:05 pm

20 Greatest Comedians of All-Time

Fran, that to me was the best part of that 1st gen SNL crew...they went for it. Gilda did a KILLER Lucy ( in full hysterical crying mode ). And Belushi first with Ralph Cramden, then the killer bees, then...Ralph Cramden in a killer bees suit! OMG, I'm starting to chuckle just typing it right now...

Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2008 2:06 pm

20 Greatest Comedians of All-Time

Jerry Seinfeld's standup is really not that funny. 

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