The Funniest Stand Up Comedians in Entertainment People

The Funniest Stand Up Comedians in Entertainment

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THE TOP 60 (as of 01.18.2013--people get better, ya know?):
I'm talking about people who actually did stand-up as a large part of their careers, not just people who were mostly comic actors (good performances on TV, podcasts & interviews definitely helped comics move up on this list, though).
Longevity (size of creative catalog) was considered, but it's also a huge disadvantage for people who, through no fault of their own, haven't been alive as long. At the same time, as people get better they can move up, while the older folks can only move down. The way I ended-up ranking these folks was based on:
1) their peak (how hard did I laugh at their best set?)
2) their originality (did they come up with a new thing or adapt someone else's style?-- i.e. Mitch Hedberg from Steven Wright)
3) their social impact (did they work in progressive philosophy, social justice & introspection into their comedy...or just joke about food & airplanes?)

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Rank   Name
  1. 1
    1937 More
    #1 on the ultimate list
  2. 2

    Marc Maron

  3. 3
    1964 More
    #24 on the ultimate list
  4. 4
    1958 More
    #154 on the ultimate list
  5. 5
    1940 More
    #2 on the ultimate list
  6. 6
    1955 More
    #15 on the ultimate list
  7. 7
    1961 More
    #16 on the ultimate list
  8. 8
    1969 More
    #19 on the ultimate list
  9. 9
    1968 More
    #106 on the ultimate list
  10. 10
    1965 More
    #38 on the ultimate list
  11. 11
    1921 More
    #10 on the ultimate list
  12. 12
    1959 More
    #147 on the ultimate list
  13. 13
    1973 More
    #3 on the ultimate list
  14. 14
    1968 More
    #11 on the ultimate list
  15. 15
    1956 More
  16. 16
    1979 More
    #192 on the ultimate list
  17. 17
    1949 More
    #111 on the ultimate list
  18. 18
    #199 on the ultimate list
  19. 19
    1942 More
    #161 on the ultimate list
  20. 20
    1970 More
    #75 on the ultimate list
  21. 21
    1971 More
    #153 on the ultimate list
  22. 22
    1964 More
    #99 on the ultimate list
  23. 23
    1971 More
    #116 on the ultimate list
  24. 24

    Ron Lynch

    1953 More
  25. 25
    1968 More
    #27 on the ultimate list

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