The Greatest of all time (Part 1)... Comedians


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So who’s the best?

As a Scotsman, I am bound, both legally and patriotically, to say Billy Connolly.

If pushed to a top 3?

1. Billy Connolly

2. Richard Pryor

3. Bill Hicks

Who are your top 3?

(Feel free to post links - with the state this world is in, we could all use a good laugh.)

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I agree. Louis CK is absolutely one of the funniest. But we’re not allowed to say that anymore.☹️

1 - George Carlin 2 - Richard Pryor 3 - Eddie Murphy

I’m surprised by all the votes for Dave Chapelle. His tv show was funny, but as a stand up comedian, He’s not really in my top ten. Chris Rock’s HBO specials were ten times better than anything Chapel

Read the title, thought to myself, this is easy... then read the first response and saw my answer!

Richard Pryor

Eddie Murphy

Dave Chapelle

Would add: Kevin Hart, George Carlin, Chris Rock and Bill Burr

 

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      1. Richard Pryor

      2. Lewis Black

      3. D.L. Hughley 

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Eddie Murphy would have to be in my top 3, for Delirious and Raw, they are masterpieces.

Chappelle too.

For spot 3, the competition gets a lot more fierce....

 

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12 minutes ago, slowsmoke said:

Eddie Murphy would have to be in my top 3, for Delirious and Raw, they are masterpieces.

Chappelle too.

For spot 3, the competition gets a lot more fierce....

 

Go on. Pick one. No rush. Have another cigar while you ponder it. ?

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When he was in his prime I really enjoyed Dice...his first few albums were truly hilarious...

1) Dice

2) Eddie Murphy

3) Tom Segura

there are probably many that are deserving but its not something I really get around to listening to these days

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14 minutes ago, mbflash80 said:

When he was in his prime I really enjoyed Dice...his first few albums were truly hilarious...

1) Dice

2) Eddie Murphy

3) Tom Segura

there are probably many that are deserving but its not something I really get around to listening to these days

Great list. Totally forgot about Tom Segura. Dice was great too, let’s be honest. 

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1. George Carlin

2. Robin Williams/Jonathan Winters 

3. Bill Cosby

 

Also rans in no order:

Jack Benny

Rodney Dangerfield

Don Rickles

Steve Martin

Phillis Diller

Andy Kaufman

Richard Pryor

Buddy Hackett

George Burns

Milton Berle

 

 

 

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I’m surprised by all the votes for Dave Chapelle. His tv show was funny, but as a stand up comedian, He’s not really in my top ten. Chris Rock’s HBO specials were ten times better than anything Chapelle ever did. “Bring the Pain” is a classic that is hilarious from start to finish. 

No Jim Gaffigan fans? 

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33 minutes ago, zappaFREAK said:

 

1. George Carlin

2. Robin Williams/Jonathan Winters 

3. Bill Cosby

 

Also rans in no order:

Jack Benny

Rodney Dangerfield

Don Rickles

Steve Martin

Phillis Diller

Andy Kaufman

Richard Pryor

Buddy Hackett

George Burns

Milton Berle

 

 

 

That’s a big list! No non-Americans? Wow! I’m surprised.

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Just now, Stump89 said:

Gotta go with Chappelle also.

Tom Segura 

Richard Pryor 

Sam Kinison 

Also will add that I found Louis CK hilarious. Definitely a scumbag though.

I agree. Louis CK is absolutely one of the funniest. But we’re not allowed to say that anymore.☹️

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Norm Macdonald, Bill Cosby, Maria Bamford. 

 

I've had the good fortune of seeing all three live. Maria Bamford really transcends comedy. What she does borders on hilarious performance art. 

 

Honoraries:

Mitch Hedberg

Zach Galifinakis

Steve Martin

Robin Williams

George Carlin

Richard Pryor 

Bob Newhart

Dave Chapelle

Steven Wright

 

Really, tons more. 

With what I suspect is a high number of Aussies on the forum, nobody is going to apologize for that hefty gal who did the stand-up special to announce she wasn't going to do stand-up? Name escapes me at the moment. I found her about as entertaining as a fake Cuban cigar consumed through the anus. We'll apologize for Dane Cook. 

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By sad coincidence, Tim Conway passed away today - he's right up there.

Carol Burnett, Groucho Marx......

1 hour ago, ayepatz said:

Wake up Australia! The Americans are running amok! ? 

1 hour ago, ayepatz said:

That’s a big list! No non-Americans? Wow! I’m surprised.

Always interesting to see how people think / view things.....

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