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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    1940 More
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    1973 More
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    1967 More
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    Jerry Seinfeld

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    1955 More
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    David Cross

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    added by: Aaron719
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    Ellen DeGeneres

    1958 More
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    Lenny Bruce

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    Sarah Silverman

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    added by: INTPLibrarian
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    Cheech and Chong

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    Adam Sandler

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    Bill Maher

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