The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time People
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The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

List Criteria: Stand up comedians only. Must have done actual stand up, not just film or TV.

The greatest stand up comics all have one thing in common: they are funny comedians. These are the cream of the crop: the funniest stand up comedians, as voted on by many people. Being a good stand up comic is tough, and whether they're an observationist, an orator, an absurdist, blue collar, or alternative, all of the funny comedians on this list are unique, hardworking and hilarious. Many of the best comedians of all time got their start as stand up comedians and then progressed to star in their own films of TV series. It takes a certain skill set and ability to connect with people to excel at stand up comedy, and we feel that these are the ones that shine. This list is made of the 100 greatest stand up comedians and then some. Feel free to add your votes to this Crowd-Ranked list of the greatest stand ups of all time, or make your own contributing list and give your voice more weight in the calculations. Be sure to look at the Stand-Up Hall of Fame too. 
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    George Carlin

    1937 More
    100
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    1973 More
    94
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    1940 More
    94
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    1967 More
    94
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    1961 More
    88
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    1965 More
    88
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    1937 More
    84
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    1951 More
    81
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    1945 More
    79
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    1921 More
    75
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    1968 More
    75
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jerry Seinfeld

    1954 More
    73
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    1948 More
    72
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    Jim Gaffigan

    1966 More
    71
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    1961 More
    69
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    1955 More
    68
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    1969 More
    65
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    1926 More
    64
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    1961 More
    63
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    1953 More
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    Bill Burr

    1968 More
    62
    added by: Aaron719
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    1969 More
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    1929 More
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    David Cross

    1964 More
    59
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    Lenny Bruce

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    58
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    Ron White

    1956 More
    58
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    Ellen DeGeneres

    1958 More
    58
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    1965 More
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    Johnny Carson

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    57
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    Sarah Silverman

    1970 More
    56
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    1967 More
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    1975 More
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    1957 More
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    1962 More
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    1964 More
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    added by: INTPLibrarian
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    Denis Leary

    1957 More
    53
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    1903 More
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    1949 More
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Adam Sandler

    1966 More
    53
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    Cheech and Chong

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    1954 More
    52
    added by: briandub04
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    Bill Maher

    1956 More
    51
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