The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time People

The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

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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. 

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

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    the people's #1 &most listed
    George Carlin

    1937 More
    100
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Richard Pryor

    1940 More
    94
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    Dave Chappelle

    1973 More
    93
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    1967 More
    92
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    1961 More
    87
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    1965 More
    87
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    1937 More
    81
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    often listed
    Robin Williams

    1951 More
    81
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    Steve Martin

    1945 More
    79
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    1921 More
    76
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    1968 More
    75
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    Lewis Black

    1948 More
    75
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    Jerry Seinfeld

    1954 More
    71
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    1966 More
    69
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    Steven Wright

    1955 More
    68
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    1961 More
    67
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    Patton Oswalt

    1969 More
    63
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    1961 More
    63
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    1969 More
    63
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    Don Rickles

    1926 More
    62
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    Sam Kinison

    1953 More
    62
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    1929 More
    61
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    Redd Foxx

    1922 More
    60
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    David Cross

    1964 More
    59
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    Aziz Ansari

    1983 More
    58
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    Daniel Tosh

    1975 More
    58
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    Bill Burr

    1968 More
    58
    added by: Aaron719
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    Ron White

    1956 More
    58
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    1964 More
    58
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    Ellen DeGeneres

    1958 More
    58
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    Jonathan Winters

    1925 More
    58
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    1962 More
    58
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    Lenny Bruce

    1925 More
    57
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    Sarah Silverman

    1970 More
    57
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    Johnny Carson

    1925 More
    56
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    Dave Attell

    1965 More
    56
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    Bernie Mac

    1957 More
    55
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    Greg Giraldo

    1965 More
    55
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    1964 More
    55
    added by: INTPLibrarian
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    Cheech and Chong

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    Eddie Izzard

    1962 More
    55
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    Norm Macdonald

    1963 More
    54
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    1967 More
    54
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    1948 More
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    Bob Hope

    1903 More
    52
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    1957 More
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    1954 More
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    Adam Sandler

    1966 More
    50
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    1949 More
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Bill Maher

    1956 More
    50
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