Comedians The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time  

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

A ranked list of the best stand up comedians in the history of the art form. First and foremost, all of the people on this list are funny comedians. But beyond that, this is a diverse list of people with different styles who approach different types of subject matter. These are the cream of the crop: they are the top comedians in the game, and many thousands of people agree. Many of the popular comedians listed below worked their way up through the stand up circuit and eventually landed a show on Comedy Central, while others started their own web series and put their best stand up out into the world that way. The funniest comedians can come from any type of background, obviously there are insanely talented black, Asian, Latino and white comedians (and everything in between.)

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. The top comedians are always changing. 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. 

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51
1,950 1,434
Dana Carvey is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Wayne's World, Saturday Night Live, Wayne's World 2

52
2,268 2,244
Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Fashion Police, The Joan Rivers Show, The Joan Rivers Show

53
1,481 745
Carol Burnett is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
The Carol Burnett Show, Horton Hears a Who!, Annie

54
2,792 3,195
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Grown Ups 2, Grown Ups, Big Daddy

55
2,087 1,786
Dave Attell is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Insomniac with Dave Attell, Dave Attell: Captain Miserable, Dave Attell: Road Work

56
1,780 1,203
Patrice O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Scary Movie 4, 25th Hour, Head of State

57
2,034 1,459
Brian Regan is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, Shorties Watchin' Shorties

58
2,084 1,394
Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
The Office, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Despicable Me

59
1,981 1,749
Greg Giraldo is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Comedian, Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn

60
1,676 1,107
Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
doremifasola added The Lion King, Bean, Mr. Bean's Holiday

61
1,857 1,992
Denis Leary is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Two If by Sea, Rescue Me, Ice Age

62
2,880 2,564
Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
INTPLibrarian added The Daily Show, he Colbert Report, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

63
1,551 1,338
Billy Connolly is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Brave, The Last Samurai, The Boondock Saints

64
1,894 2,163
David Cross is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Small Soldiers, Kung Fu Panda

65
1,414 947
Groucho Marx is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
looksharp added Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, Animal Crackers

66
2,268 1,887
Russell Peters is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Source Code, Russell Peters: The Green Card Tour - Live from The O2 Arena, A Russell Peters Christmas Special

67
1,882 1,653
John Oliver is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Litho_stone added The Daily Show, John Oliver: Terrifying Times, The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

68
2,072 1,974
Eddie Izzard is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Valkyrie, Ocean's Thirteen, The Riches

69
1,440 980
George Burns is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Oh, God!

70
1,746 1,292
Larry David is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Three Stooges

71
1,747 1,885
Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Over the Hedge, Rio, Evan Almighty

72
1,451 1,075
John Mulaney is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
gschwayze added Saturday Night Live, Mulaney

73
1,840 2,713
Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Real Time with Bill Maher, Religulous, Bill Maher: Victory Begins at Home

74
1,573 1,433
Martin Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Bad Boys II, Bad Boys, Big Momma's House

75
1,918 1,939
Katt Williams is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1, Norbit, First Sunday

76
1,392 1,128
Hannibal Buress is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
PaulScanlon added The Eric Andre Show, Neighbors, Daddy's Home

77
1,475 1,463
David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Everybody Loves Raymond, Beavis and Butt-head Do America, The Drew Carey Show

78
1,437 1,356
Doug Stanhope is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
And Punching the Clown, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Man Show

79
1,522 1,428
Bill Engvall is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Blue Collar TV, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road

80
1,541 1,271
Joe Rogan is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Fear Factor, DMT: The Spirit Molecule, NewsRadio

81
966 447
John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian

82
1,530 1,285
Jimmy Carr is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
naphtali added 8 Out of 10 Cats, 10 O'Clock Live, Distraction

83
1,129 606
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
The Blues Brothers, Saturday Night Live, Animal House

84
1,515 1,613
Demetri Martin is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Demetri Martin. Person., Important Things with Demetri Martin

85
1,557 1,397
Tracy Morgan is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
30 Rock, Cop Out, Saturday Night Live

86
1,575 1,212
Tim Allen is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Home Improvement, Toy Story, Toy Story 3

87
1,430 1,321
Mike Birbiglia is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
The Fault in Our Stars, Cedar Rapids, Going the Distance

88
1,345 1,190
Anthony Jeselnik is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
gschwayze added Miss March, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton, Down & Dirty with Jim Norton

89
1,479 1,543
Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Dennis Miller Live, Dennis Miller, Dennis Miller: The Raw Feed

90
1,676 1,611
Jeff Dunham is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Freak_Show1 added Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity, Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself, Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special

91
1,359 1,310
Ray Romano is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Everybody Loves Raymond, Ice Age, Ice Age: The Meltdown

92
824 1,377
Howie Mandel is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Countermoon added Deal or No Deal, America's Got Talent, Howie

93
1,396 1,614
Gilbert Gottfried is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Aladdin, Hollywood Squares, Aladdin and the King of Thieves

94
1,229 1,236
Lily Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
I Heart Huckabees, Nine to Five, Nashville

95
1,270 1,171
Drew Carey is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
The Price Is Right, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The Aristocrats

96
1,139 1,140
Ranker Video
The Jack Benny Program, To be or not To Be, Broadway Melody of 1936

97
1,461 1,666
Kevin James is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
The King of Queens, Here Comes the Boom, Hitch

98
2,111 3,005
Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
Trainwreck, Inside Amy Schumer, Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff

99
1,270 1,915
Ranker Video
Annie Hall, Midnight in Paris, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

100
766 610
Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time
The Martin Short Show, Frankenweenie, Mars Attacks!