Poll of the Day > These are my ten favorite stand up comedians. Which of my favorites is yours?

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MICHALECOLE
12/05/18 4:49:06 PM
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Sort of in order, probably would change depending on who I watched last - Results (6 votes)
Dave chapelle
16.67% (1 vote)
1
Bill burr
33.33% (2 votes)
2
Louie ck
0% (0 votes)
0
Richard Prior
0% (0 votes)
0
Sarah Silverman
0% (0 votes)
0
Hannibal Buress
16.67% (1 vote)
1
George Carlin
16.67% (1 vote)
1
Norm Macdonald
16.67% (1 vote)
1
Eddie Murphy
0% (0 votes)
0
Demitri Martin
0% (0 votes)
0
Honorable mentions: Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Ali Wong, John Mulaney, probably a thousand others

Inb4 omg ***** isnt on the list?
Mead
12/05/18 4:49:57 PM
2
Bill Burr
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argonautweakend
12/05/18 4:50:35 PM
3
Norm. Cause i love it when he tells a joke and nobody laughs. Then he explains it and again nobody laughs
MICHALECOLE
12/05/18 4:52:20 PM
4
Mead posted...
Bill Burr

Ive been watching a lot of bill burr. Interviews and shit. Hes so god damn funny. If Dave chapelle wasnt such a genius, hed easily be number one.

argonautweakend posted...
Norm. Cause i love it when he tells a joke and nobody laughs. Then he explains it and again nobody laughs

Norm gets comedy more than anybody else in the world I think. He gets comedy so much, sometimes its not even funny
MICHALECOLE
12/05/18 4:59:42 PM
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Who voted Hannibal buress? You my boy
EclairReturns
12/05/18 5:01:21 PM
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MICHALECOLE posted...
not even funny


Oh, so he's like van Gogh in the regard that he is not appreciated in his time.
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StoneRevolver
12/05/18 6:25:29 PM
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Louie is my favorite but I also really like tom segura, joe rogan, patton oswald, dave chapelle, & mike birbiglia.
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LaggnFragnLarry
12/05/18 6:27:28 PM
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argonautweakend posted...
Norm. Cause i love it when he tells a joke and nobody laughs. Then he explains it and again nobody laughs

yes. norm is awesome
AllstarSniper32
12/05/18 6:54:06 PM
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Carlin of course.
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WhiskeyDisk
12/05/18 7:21:33 PM
10
Doug Stanhope
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Bugmeat
12/05/18 7:26:06 PM
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I can't choose between Bill Burr and Hanibal Buress.


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streamofthesky
12/05/18 8:04:36 PM
12
Demetri Martin is easily my 2nd fave on that list and it's a big gap to #3 and on, but I gotta go w/ Carlin.

One of the best of all time, if not the best.
DrPrimemaster
12/05/18 10:09:17 PM
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Ive always felt the love for Carlin was fake. Everybody just jumps on it.

Went with Chapelle, but interviews with Burr are always great.
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Mead
12/05/18 10:14:57 PM
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Bugmeat posted...
I can't choose between Bill Burr and Hanibal Buress.



For real
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Joelypoely
12/05/18 10:24:54 PM
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Of those I'd go with Demitri Martin. His books are hilarious too.
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Metalsonic66
12/05/18 10:29:42 PM
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AllstarSniper32 posted...
Carlin of course.

This
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TheOrangeMisfit
12/05/18 10:32:21 PM
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Hannibal Buress is fucking atrocious, dude looks comatose every time I see him. He needs to open his damn eyes and so do the dumbasses that think he's funny.
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Mead
12/05/18 10:42:11 PM
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TheOrangeMisfit posted...
Hannibal Buress is fucking atrocious, dude looks comatose every time I see him. He needs to open his damn eyes and so do the dumbasses that think he's funny.


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MICHALECOLE
12/05/18 10:51:55 PM
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TheOrangeMisfit posted...
Hannibal Buress is fucking atrocious, dude looks comatose every time I see him. He needs to open his damn eyes and so do the dumbasses that think he's funny.

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CaptainData
12/05/18 11:14:06 PM
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How do you have Bill Burr and Louis CK, but not Patrice O'Neal on your list?
man101
12/05/18 11:18:50 PM
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CK's Shameless routine is still one of the funniest things I've ever heard and it still makes me laugh no matter how many times I go back to it. And I don't laugh at a lot of stand-up.

Burr does good stand-up but he's at his best when he's off script or just ranting about something during an interview. I don't even remember what it was but I was giggling furiously at work for a good ten minutes over something he said on his podcast once.
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MICHALECOLE
12/05/18 11:28:40 PM
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CaptainData posted...
How do you have Bill Burr and Louis CK, but not Patrice O'Neal on your list?

Because I dont like him as much as them
Firewood18
12/06/18 12:03:22 AM
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Carlin was steadfast and true. People should wear bracelets that say "what would Carlin do?"

BrrrrriAan Regan is the best "clean" comic there is.

And man, I wish Hicks lived a little longer.
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DiScOrD tHe LuNaTiC
12/06/18 12:18:00 AM
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DrPrimemaster posted...
Ive always felt the love for Carlin was fake. Everybody just jumps on it.

Incorrect. Carlin was one of the greatest social commentators of all time.
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Keebs05
12/06/18 12:27:32 AM
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Carlin is a comedy legend. Kind of surprised at the lack of Lewis Black love though.
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InhumaneRaider
12/06/18 12:30:50 AM
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Bill Burr is like a modern version of Carlin, however, i do feel as if he's toned it back a bit due to his wife and daughter. But the dude on Late Night television is absolute gold. You People Are All The Same is one of his greatest standups of all time.

Richard Pryor and Hannibal Burress are up there as well. Richard Pryor could handle a crowd like they were his bitches and Hannibal Burress's monotonous act always leaves me dying.
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WhiskeyDisk
12/06/18 12:48:45 AM
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Firewood18 posted...
Carlin was steadfast and true. People should wear bracelets that say "what would Carlin do?"


This, I'll explain why in a second.

Firewood18 posted...
And man, I wish Hicks lived a little longer.


Double this. JFC, Hicks was...just on another level.

DiScOrD tHe LuNaTiC posted...
Incorrect. Carlin was one of the greatest social commentators of all time.


Also this.

Now granted, towards the end Carlin kind of became a cranky, bitter old prick...which was his right at that point in his life and what was happening in the world at the time.

That being said, what a lot of Carlin's detractors seem to miss is that the man wrote a new hour every year for damned near 40 years. If you understand anything about standup, you know what a crazy idea it was when he started doing it.

He came from an era where a working standup comic could still literally milk the same hour of material in Vegas for 20 years. He was really the first comic that would do a special and straight up burn the entire act and start from scratch as soon as it was recorded because it wasn't fresh anymore. I love Kinnison, but if he were still alive he'd still be shouting OH OH OH. GO WHERE THERE'S FOOD! Dice still tours and gets stuck doing Hickory Dickory Dock as an encore. If Hedbergh was still alive he'd still be feeding ducks with Subway bread as an encore. Hell, even Bert Kreischer can't leave a theater without people begging him to do The Machine.

If an audience had begged Carlin to do 7 dirty words in 87 as an encore, he would have flipped them the bird and walked off stage. Once his act was recorded, it was sour milk to him and he was on to the next hour.

Without a guy like Carlin, comics could still afford to be complacent and lazy. You'd never have guys like Hicks or Stanhope or Ralphie May if it weren't for guys like him. Gabriel Iglesias would still be doing his fluffy bit. Dunham would still have one puppet. White would still be doing Tater Salad. Foxworthy and the rest of the redneck crew would still be milking their punchlines. Kat Williams would still be doing White People...Demitri Martin wouldn't have to rip pages off his sketch pad as he goes.

The modern art of standup owes in particular Carlin, Lenny Bruce, and Hicks an eternal debt of gratitude that any comic worth a damn would acknowledge.

Just my two cents. Change My Mind.
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MICHALECOLE
12/06/18 12:52:36 AM
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I always hated ralphie May

Keebs05 posted...
Carlin is a comedy legend. Kind of surprised at the lack of Lewis Black love though.

Lewis Black is funny. Not one of my favorites though.

I also really like Marc Maron a lot
WhiskeyDisk
12/06/18 12:54:18 AM
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Keebs05 posted...
Kind of surprised at the lack of Lewis Black love though.


Black is a genius, but he hasn't done much in the past 4 or 5 years afaik, so he's not exactly on anyone's mind right now.

As to Burr, he's at his best when he's just riffing on some dipshit that asks him a stupid question, but that's a common trait in most of the Boston comics.

Never really got Burress. His delivery just doesn't do it for me, but I can still see why some people love him.
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WhiskeyDisk
12/06/18 1:00:32 AM
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MICHALECOLE posted...
I always hated ralphie May


Maybe I have a biased POV because I listen to a lot of standup comics' podcasts and hear a lot of inside baseball, but Ralphie was a genuinely good person with a heart of gold and a lot of pain...like most stand-ups, granted...but the dude never let his fame go to his head. He was always there to help the people he came up with, and he was very generous to a fault when it came to his friends.
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Mead
12/06/18 1:08:28 AM
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I never found Ralphie May funny either
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WhiskeyDisk
12/06/18 1:12:03 AM
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There's so many great comics that I haven't even touched on here.

Just to throw a wild card out there, as much as most female comics don't do much for me, I think a lot of people are sleeping on Iliza Shlesinger. I might be biased because I hit on her at a party years ago in New Canaan back when she was calling herself Lizzy when she thought she was Courtney Love in the late 90s...but she's hot AF and she's actually funny without every joke she does being about her vag.
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MICHALECOLE
12/06/18 1:33:19 AM
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Ellen Degeneres only has a couple stand up specials but theyre so funny. She has a new one coming out on Netflix and its her first one in 15 years. Im very excited
brestugo
12/06/18 1:57:12 AM
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Richard Pryor.
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FatalAccident
12/06/18 2:14:56 AM
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Most of my favourite comedians are English but my fucking goodness Hannibal burred is funnyy

Dave Chappelle is pure garbage tho stop playing
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WizardofHoth
12/06/18 2:58:20 AM
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My favorite comedians when they did stand up back in the day when they cussed etc

Eddie Murphy
George Carlin
Billy Connolly
Billy Crystal with Whoopie Goldberg and Robin Williams when they were doing stand up together on HBO
Louie Anderson
Paula Poundstone
Jerry Seinfeld
George Burns
Zeus
12/06/18 4:02:14 AM
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Pryor.

DiScOrD tHe LuNaTiC posted...
DrPrimemaster posted...
Ive always felt the love for Carlin was fake. Everybody just jumps on it.

Incorrect. Carlin was one of the greatest social commentators of all time.


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Carlin had all the insight of an angsty teen.
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ClarkDuke
12/06/18 4:07:19 AM
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Zeus picked Richard Pryor - how Republican of him, ok?
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PMarth2002
12/06/18 4:40:54 AM
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Carlin.

I don't really watch stand-up comedians though, so he wins by default.
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Muscles
12/06/18 5:10:48 AM
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Louis followed by Chappelle
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wwinterj25
12/06/18 6:04:20 AM
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Eddie Murphy is actually the only one I know from the list.
Mick Foley, Lee Evans, John Bishop, Billy Connolly, Frankie Boyle and Peter Kay are more my bag.
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CacciatoPart3
12/06/18 7:42:59 AM
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Bill Burr

Chappelle would probably be number one but I didnt really start getting into his stuff until he was on his sabbatical, so I missed him in his prime. His new Netflix stand ups are phenomenal though.

Netflix also introduced me to Tom Segura and hes probably third right now.

Glad to see someone else mentioned Patrice ONeal. I never got into most of his stuff, but his Elephant in the Room special is probably my favorite routine of all time.
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Metalsonic66
12/06/18 9:37:35 AM
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Zeus posted...
Carlin had all the insight of an angsty teen.

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SmokeMassTree
12/06/18 9:50:51 AM
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Needs more joe Rogan

Segura Tom also

Ohh and Chris delia

Out of those Carlin is king
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SmokeMassTree
12/06/18 9:51:37 AM
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It blows my mind that you included Sarah Silverman btw. I thought you were okay before
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WizardofHoth
12/06/18 11:05:14 AM
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Paula Poundstone was and is still funnier than the annoying Sarah Silverman
MICHALECOLE
12/06/18 11:38:45 AM
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SmokeMassTree posted...
It blows my mind that you included Sarah Silverman btw. I thought you were okay before

I love Sarah Silverman, and besides Killin em softly, Jesus is magic is my favorite stand up special ever
Dikitain
12/06/18 11:42:50 AM
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Solid list, I would probably replace Sara Silverman with Joan Rivers or Lisa Lampanelli though.

Carlin is a comedy god though, have to go with him.

edit: Rivers, Joan Rivers. Why did I think Joan Collins was a comedian?
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Pxwerable
12/06/18 1:44:59 PM
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Dave Chapelle
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ssj4supervegeta
12/06/18 1:50:51 PM
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I clicked louie ck before realizing norm mcdonald was on the list.

i like both but norm is fucking hilarious.
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