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Mitch Hedberg. RIP.
Honorable mention to Bill Burr.
Second gen Rodney Dangerfeild. His first round out he was average telling jokes and whatnot then went away. When he came back this guy can tell a 5 minute joke in like 10 words, guys on another dimension with it.
In terms of:
– Being at the top of his game for a long period of time
– Being perfect at timing and execution
– Understanding comedy to a degree that other comedians notice and respect
– Being clever and witty on the spot
– Having memorable jokes and killer standup routines
Gotta go with Bill Burr. Whether in stand up, sitcoms, movies, animation (F is for Family was my shit), or even the WEEKLY podcast he absolutely crushes it.
Ever heard of amy Schumer? Well it’s definitely not her
Rowan Atkinson (John Cleese closely second)
I hope 10 are OK.
George Carlin and Lewis Black : baddest-ass social commentarians
Steve Martin and Robin Williams : highest quality goofball comedy
Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy : illustrated truths others dared not
Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock : untouchable as for clearest pinpoint insights
John Cleese and Steven Wright : funniest guys hovering 200 IQ
Patrice O’Neal was pretty fucking epic.
Dave Chappelle. He went from goofy comedy to thought provoking comedy.
George Carlin smokes the rest by a hundred miles. He is the only one who does comedy from a revelatory place which totally his own. Bill Hicks had that potential but died too soon. Since I would put George Carlin on a tier of his own, the next tier would definitely include Louis Ck. I think he is the most talented comic alive today. After another slight drop would be Dave Chappell, Burr and Patrice
Bill Cosby. Obviously not the best *person* of all time, but the best comedian. His comedy was eminently relatable and just plain funny. Culturally he helped bridge a divide by showing through comedy that the same family dynamics and frustrations were the same between both black and white families.
The guy was straight up paid to roast all those actors during the Golden Globes. He says what we’re all thinking and points out the obvious. Anyone that hates his humor can’t accept the reality that we are in.
Gotta give me a decade. Too many.
Tie between Dave Chapelle and Tim Heidecker…Tim
might be the personal winner for me, he created a new genre of comedy.
George Carlin, although Mitch Hedberg is an honorable mention.
honorable mentions to Bill Burr, Tom Segura and Mark Normand
Richard Pryor or Eddie Murphy have been known to make me giggle.
3rd: Gilbert Gottffied
Robin Williams had absolutely INSANE stand up sets. Just absolutely manic. George Carlin was in the game a LOOONG time and was a master at reinventing himself to stay relevant. Mitch Hedberg was brilliant at taking you in one direction then doing a complete 180 at the punchline. But I gotta go with Steve Martin. His stand up was brilliant, completely self deprecating and totally bonkers. We’re lucky he’s still with us and putting out good content.
IMO it’s Charlie Chaplin. Studied his whole life and the guy is a legend.
Bill Hicks. For the sake of a different answer than everyone elses haha
John Mulaney and George Carlin
For many reasons, but mainly for being the undisputed champion of the world in…Carrot In A Box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UGuPvrsG3E
John Mulaney or Seth McFarlen.
Gabriel ‘fluffy’ iglesias,
He’s simply a different animal and the same beast.
>!the bit is that he’s voicing the old lady “caller” among 20 other characters, but radio listeners have NO idea. and this is the first and only time he cracks on air in like 30 years!<