List Photo: Freebase/Fair use

TV 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time  

5.9k votes 770 voters 24k views 57 items Follow Embed
Vote for or add your favourites
list ordered by

1
+ - 178 93
George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
George Carlin Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, Shining Time Station

Dead Comedians Who Left Great Stand Up Behind The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time

2
+ - 148 75
Richard Pryor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Richard Pryor The Richard Pryor Show, The Young Lawyers, Pryor's Place

3
+ - 148 83
Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Dave Chappelle Chappelle's Show, Def Comedy Jam, Inside the Actors Studio

4
+ - 161 98
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Robin Williams Mork & Mindy, The Crazy Ones, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

5
+ - 132 80
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Eddie Murphy Saturday Night Live, Shrek the Halls, The PJs

6
+ - 128 86
Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Louis C.K. Saturday Night Live, Louie, Lucky Louie

7
+ - 123 83
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Chris Rock In Living Color, Everybody Hates Chris, The Chris Rock Show

8
+ - 95 63
Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Steve Martin The Tracey Ullman Show, Biography, Leo & Liz in Beverly Hills

9
+ - 91 69
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld, Live! with Kelly and Michael, One Night Stand

10
+ - 84 63
Mitch Hedberg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Mitch Hedberg Saddle Rash

11
+ - 67 48
Don Rickles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Don Rickles Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project, The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast, C.P.O. Sharkey

12
+ - 97 79
Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Jim Carrey In Living Color, The Duck Factory, The All-Night Show

13
+ - 72 56
Steven Wright is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Steven Wright Hercules, Bob, The Downer Channel

14
+ - 72 56
Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Rowan Atkinson Mr. Bean, The Black Adder, The Thin Blue Line

15
+ - 62 46
Sam Kinison is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Sam Kinison Charlie Hoover

19 Comedians You Might Not Know Wrote for SNL The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

16
+ - 91 79
Bill Hicks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time

17
+ - 83 72
Billy Connolly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Billy Connolly Head of the Class, Billy Connolly's World Tour of England, Ireland and Wales

18
+ - 53 44
Johnny Carson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Johnny Carson The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Space Ghost, The Tonight Show

19
+ - 21 10
Ron White is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Ron White 12 Miles of Bad Road, Hounds, The Ron White Show

20
+ - 43 35
Lenny Bruce is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Lenny Bruce Broadway Open House

21
+ - 17 7
Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Kevin Hart Real Husbands of Hollywood, Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire, Barbershop

22
+ - 59 65
Jimmy Carr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Jimmy Carr Deal or No Deal, QI, Countdown

23
+ - 57 63
Eddie Izzard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Eddie Izzard United States of Tara, The Riches, Dress to Kill

24
+ - 29 28
Jim Jefferies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Jim Jefferies Legit, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton

25
+ - 51 57
Martin Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Martin Lawrence Martin, Def Comedy Jam, Love That Girl!

26
+ - 44 51
Tim Allen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Tim Allen Home Improvement, Last Man Standing

27
+ - 49 58
Frankie Boyle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Frankie Boyle Mock the Week, Live Floor Show, When Were We Funniest?

28
+ - 42 49
Stewart Lee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Stewart Lee Time Trumpet, Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, This Morning with Richard Not Judy

29
+ - 40 48
Doug Stanhope is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Doug Stanhope The Man Show, Rude Awakening, Spy TV

The Best Stand-up Comedy TV Shows The Best Reasons to Drink at Home

30
+ - 43 52
Bill Bailey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Bill Bailey Black Books, QI, Never Mind the Buzzcocks

31
+ - 70 93
Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Bill Cosby The Cosby Show, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, A Different World

32
+ - 35 49
Katt Williams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Katt Williams The Tracy Morgan Show

33
+ - 32 47
Dave Allen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Dave Allen Freaks and Geeks, Dave Allen at Large, The Dave Allen Show

34
+ - 24 37
Eddie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Eddie Griffin Malcolm & Eddie, Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke, Black Poker Stars Invitational

35
+ - 28 43
Demetri Martin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Demetri Martin The Daily Show, Important Things with Demetri Martin, Demetri Martin. Person.

36
+ - 25 43
Dylan Moran is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Dylan Moran Black Books, How Do You Want Me?, Back Books

37
+ - 29 51
Sean Lock is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Sean Lock QI, 15 Storeys High, 8 Out of 10 Cats

38
+ - 21 39
Jack Dee is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Jack Dee Lead Balloon, Celebrity Big Brother, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year

39
+ - 26 47
Rich Hall is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Rich Hall QI, Fridays, Not Necessarily the News

40
+ - 20 38
Maria Bamford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Maria Bamford Adventure Time, The Legend of Korra, CatDog

41
+ - 25 46
Lee Evans is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Lee Evans Dinotopia, Channel 4's Comedy Gala, So What Now?

42
+ - 26 49
Ross Noble is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time

43
+ - 26 51
Lee Mack is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Lee Mack Not Going Out, Would I Lie to You?, Would I Lie To You?

The Worst Real Housewives Entrepreneurs The Best Current Historical Drama Series

44
+ - 17 40
Tim Vine is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Tim Vine Not Going Out, Call My Bluff, The Sketch Show

45
+ - 14 35
Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Amy Schumer Inside Amy Schumer, The Great Debate, Reality Bites Back

46
+ - 20 46
Victoria Wood is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Victoria Wood Dinnerladies, Victoria Wood, Victoria Wood As Seen On TV

47
+ - 19 45
Emo Philips is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Emo Philips Slacker Cats

48
+ - 19 47
Frank Skinner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Frank Skinner The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Fantasy Football League, Room 101

49
+ - 20 51
Michael McIntyre is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Michael McIntyre Britain's Got Talent, Let's Dance for Comic Relief, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow

50
+ - 16 45
Jerry Sadowitz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list 50 Best Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Jerry Sadowitz Jerry Sadowitz (born 4 November 1961)[4] is an American-born Scottish stand-up comic and card magician, known for his frequently controversial "sick humour". He is also an accomplished practitioner of sleight of hand, ...