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The 25 Funniest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time

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Introduction

If you are in for comedy then, you’ll probably know a thing or two about what makes it unique and defining.

The world is experiencing a surge in the Stand-up comedy industry as more entertainers have joined the line.

But in today’s post, we will be looking at the top 25 funniest stand-up comedians in history.

This list covers comedians from all angles, views and perspective.

So, let’s go!

25. Bob Newhart

Bob Newhart is one of the funniest Stand-Up comedians of all time.

The Comedian and actor exhibit hilarious talent and was a prominent figure in the 1960s.

“The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart” is Bob’s best selling album.
 

24. Bernie Mac

Coming in next on the list, Bernie Mac was one of the funniest Stand-Up comedians of all time.

Legally known as Bernard Jeffrey McCullough, Bernie roots from Chicago; United States.

Mac was a Stand-Up comedian, Actor and voice artist.

23. Redd Foxx

Redd Foxx is one of the most hilarious talents in the world.

Known as John Elroy Sanford, the American was both a Comedian and an actor.

He stole the show with his starring role in 1970s sitcom “Sanford and Son.”

The actor also has a large collection of comedy to his name.

22. Norm Macdonald

Up next on the list, Norm Macdonald is one of the most outstanding Comedians of all time.

Known as Norman Gene, the Canadian (Aside from being a Comedian) is also an actor, producer and writer.

He has featured in numerous shows and events and was included among the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time by Comedy Central.

21. Jim Carrey

If you have watched either of “Bruce Almighty” or “The Mask,” then you’ll appreciate his talent.

Jim Carrey is a Canadian-American comedian who have featured in various shows and movies.

The Ontario born actor is one of the leading names in Stand-Up comedy.

20. Bill Cosby

Coming in next on the list, Bill Cosby is one of the funniest Stand-Up comedians of all time.

Professionally, he is also an activist, actor and author.

His hilarious talent is one of the best in the world of Comedy.

19. Bill Hicks

Also a musician and a popular satirist, William Melvin is one of the funniest Stand-Up comedians in history.

He majors in Politics, Philosophy and Religion and is a popular figure on media due to consumerism.
 

18. Steven Wright

Steven Wright is one of the most exceptional talents in the Comedy industry.

He has won several prestigious awards on the course of his career: including two Primetime Emmy Awards.

Professionally, the American is also a writer and film producer.
 

17. Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais is the 17th most funniest Stand-Up comedian of all time.

The American was previously a musician who wanted to major in the pop star genre.

However, he switched to Comedy and excelled.

Professionally, he is also an actor and a producer.

16. Lewis Black

Coming in next on the list, Lewis Black is one of the most promising Stand-Up Comedians in the world.

The American is also a social critic, author and an actor.

If you have been part of “Back in Black” commentary segment, then you’ll appreciate his talent.

15. Don Rickles

Claiming the 15th spot on the list, Don Rickles is one of the most funniest Stand-Up comedians of all time.

Professional, Don Rickles is also an actor and author.

He has also been part of various variety shows and talks.
 

14. Jim Gaffigan

Coming in next on the list of the funniest Stand-Up comedians in history is Jim Gaffigan.

Known as James Christopher Gaffigan, the American has featured in a TV series which was based on his life: “The Jim Gaffigan Show.”

He is also a writer and the 14th most hilarious talent in the world of Comedy.

13. Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart is a popular Stand-Up comedian that was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

While growing up, the producer won several amateur awards and has become one of the prominent key players in the industry.

12. Mitch Hedberg

Mitch Hedberg comes in among the top 12 funniest Stand-Up comedians in the world.

The American was one of the most simple Comedians with short hilarious lines.

This included both the unconventional and the surreal humor tone.

11. Rodney Dangerfield

Breaking in next on the list, Rodney Dangerfield is one of the best Stand-Up comedians in history.

The American Comedian is preferably referred as Rodney Dangerfield.

Aside comedy, he is also a voice artist and a producer.

10. Bill Burr

Kicking off the top ten on the list, Bill Burr is one of the most funniest Stand-Up comedians of all time.

The American Comedian, Writer, Musician and Voice Actor is a proud owner of six stand-up specials.

He is the founder of All Things Comedy Network and has also host famous and popular comedy shows.
 

9. Steve Martin

Coming in next on the list, Steve Glenn Martin is one of the best performing Stand-Up comedians in the world.

The American comedian, actor, Musician, writer and producer have performed his comedy routine in various public and national scenes.

The Stand-up comedian is also a banjo player and a pianist.

8. Jerry Seinfeld

Breaking in next on the list, Jerry Seinfeld is one of the most successfull comedians of all time.

Also an actor and producer, Jerry is the richest Comedian in the world.

The American is best known for his starring role in sitcom “Seinfeld.”

7. Louis C.K.

Louis C.K. is one of best Stand-Up comedians in history.

He is an American-Mexican Comedian and filmmaker.

The writer has bagged the Primetime Emmy Awards for six times and the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album twice.

6. Chris Rock

Chris Rock is an American actor and Comedian who started his career with Stand-Up.

The producer hosted the 77th edition of the Academy awards and has featured in short movie roles.

5. Eddie Murphy

Kicking off the top 5 spot on the list, Eddie Murphy is one of the best Stand-Up comedians of all time.

The American is also a screenwriter, film producer and singer.

Famous for his starring roles in “coming to America,” the actor was ranked 10th by Comedy Central on their 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. 

4. Dave Chappelle

Breaking in next on the list of the funniest Stand-Up comedians of all time is David Khari Webber Chappelle.

He is an American comedian, writer, actor, and producer.

Since beggining his career in 1993, the Comedian has featured in many eye-catching roles in movies and series.

3. Robin Williams

Domineering the top three spot, Robin Williams was one of the most promising Comedy talents in the world.

The American Comedian began his stand-up comedy in the 1970s.

He is very popular and well regarded both in the movie and Stand-Up industry.

2. Richard Pryor

Missing the first spot on the list, Richard Pryor is the second funniest Stand-Up comedian of all time.

Originally referred as Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor, the American was also an actor and a social critic.

He is well known for his movement for rascial equality and tropical issues.

1.  George Carlin

The award for the funniest Stand-Up comedian of all time goes to George Carlin.

Known as George Denis Patrick Carlin (in full), the American majors in black Comedy and politics.

Using his power as a social critic, the author was pivotal in the 1978 U.S Supreme legal battle between the F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation. 

Conclusion

That was all on the list for the 25 funniest Stand-Up comedians of all time.

Which is your favourite Stand-Up comedian?

Quick Recap

  1. George Carlin
  2. Richard Pryor
  3. Robin Williams
  4. Dave Chappelle
  5. Eddie Murphy
  6. Chris Rock
  7. Louis C.K.
  8. Jerry Seinfeld
  9. Steve Martin
  10. Bill Burr
  11. Rodney Dangerfield
  12. Mitch Hedberg
  13. Kevin Hart
  14. Jim Gaffigan
  15. Don Rickles
  16. Lewis Black
  17. Ricky Gervais
  18. Steven Wright
  19. Bill Hicks
  20. Bill Cosby
  21. Jim Carrey
  22. Norm Macdonald
  23. Redd Foxx
  24. Bernie Mac
  25. Bob Newhart

Princewill Ubaha is an electrical engineer by profession, a content writer by perspiration, and an Akwa Ibomite by birth. He always believed that the habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

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