comedians The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the funniest stand-up comedians and comic actors who say the meanest things.

This list contains information about the best insult comedians, loosely ranked by user votes. The best insult comedians come in many forms. Some famous mean comedians direct their wit at politicians while other insult comics trade jabs on the Comedy Central Roasts. A few hilarious insult comedians have gone on to become some of the most successful stand-ups in the world.

Who will you find on this top insult comedians list? Jeff Ross has to be at the top. As the Roastmaster General, Ross has hilariously skewered such celebrities as Justin Bieber, Charlie Sheen, Flavor Flav, and Donald Trump. Joan Rivers is another insult comic known for her sharp cutting wit which she aims at anyone and everyone.

Ricky Gervais has been known to insult an A-list actor or two when he hosts awards shows like the Golden Globes. Other hilarious stand-up acts featured on this list of the best insult comics include Don Rickles, Lisa Lampanelli, and Neil Hamburger.

How will we ever determine which insult comedian is the funniest? Help us decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Don Rickles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Don Rickles Toy Story, Toy Story 3, Toy Story 2

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21 6
Bill Burr is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Bill Burr The Heat, Date Night, Walk of Shame

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29 15
Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Joan Rivers Fashion Police, The Joan Rivers Show, The Joan Rivers Show

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23 10
Jeff Ross is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Jeff Ross Stuck on You, Along Came Polly, National Security

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21 9
Rodney Dangerfield is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Rodney Dangerfield Back to School, Rover Dangerfield, Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me

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15 7
Jimmy Carr is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Jimmy Carr 8 Out of 10 Cats, 10 O'Clock Live, Distraction

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12 6
Lisa Lampanelli is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Lisa Lampanelli Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy, The Aristocrats, Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson

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10 4
Groucho Marx is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Groucho Marx Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, Animal Crackers

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14 9
Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Seth MacFarlane Ted, Family Guy, Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story

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10 5
Greg Giraldo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
JeffNorth added Greg Giraldo Comedian, Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn

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9 4
Patrice O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Patrice O'Neal Scary Movie 4, 25th Hour, Head of State

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13 9
Dave Attell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Dave Attell Insomniac with Dave Attell, Dave Attell: Captain Miserable, Dave Attell: Road Work

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12 8
Anthony Jeselnik is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Anthony Jeselnik Miss March, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton, Down & Dirty with Jim Norton

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10 6
Bernie Mac is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Bernie Mac The Bernie Mac Show, Ocean's Eleven, Transformers

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9 5
Daniel Tosh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Daniel Tosh Daniel Tosh: Completely Serious, Daniel Tosh: Happy Thoughts, Tosh.0

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8 4
Jim Jefferies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Jim Jefferies Legit, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton, Jim Jefferies: I Swear to God

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10 7
Bob Saget is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Bob Saget Full House, Madagascar, America's Funniest Home Videos

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6 4
Sam Kinison is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Sam Kinison The Sam Kinison Family Entertainment Hour, Back to School, Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me

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11 10
Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Sarah Silverman Wreck-It Ralph, School of Rock, There's Something About Mary

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9 8
Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time

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7 6
Neil Hamburger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Neil Hamburger

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13 13
Ricky Gervais is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Ricky Gervais The Office, The Invention of Lying, Cemetery Junction

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11 13
Andrew Dice Clay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Andrew Dice Clay Blue Jasmine, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, Dice Rules

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4 6
Jim Norton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Jim Norton Spider-Man, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Cop Out

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3 5
Tony Clifton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time

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6 9
Lenny Bruce is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Lenny Bruce Lenny Bruce in 'Lenny Bruce', Dance Hall Racket, Thank You Mask Man

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7 16
Kathy Griffin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Kathy Griffin Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, Pulp Fiction, Kathy

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6 15
Chelsea Handler is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time
Chelsea Handler The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Chelsea Lately, MTV Video Music Awards 2010