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List of famous male social critics, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male social critics list contains the most prominent and top males known for being social critics. There are thousand of males working as social critics in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic social critics have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a social critic then the people below should give you inspiration.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Lewis Black and William Hogarth.

While this isn't a list of all male social critics, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male social critics?" and "Who are the best male social critics?"
George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Social Critics
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George Denis Patrick Carlin was an American comedian, social critic, actor, and author. Carlin was noted for his black comedy and his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven dirty words" comedy routine were central to the ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1937-2008)

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Dogma, Cars, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head

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Bill Hicks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Social Critics
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William Melvin "Bill" Hicks was an American comedian, social critic, satirist and musician. His material, encompassing a wide range of social issues including religion, politics, and philosophy, was controversial, and often steeped in dark comedy. He criticized consumerism, superficiality, ...more

Age: Died at 33 (1961-1994)

Birthplace: Valdosta, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Social Critic, Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter, Artist

Credits: Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen, Bill Hicks: Sane Man, Bill Hicks Live: Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-up Comedian, + more

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Lewis Black is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Social Critics
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Lewis Niles Black is an American comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor. He is known for his angry face, comedy and style, which often includes simulating a mental breakdown, or an increasingly angry rant, ridiculing history, politics, religion, trends and cultural phenomena. He ...more

Age: 68

Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Profession: Social Critic, Commentator, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, + more

Credits: The Daily Show, The Aristocrats, Lewis Black: Black on Broadway, Inside Out

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William Hogarth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Social Critics
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William Hogarth was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist who has been credited with pioneering western sequential art. His work ranged from realistic portraiture to comic strip-like series of pictures called "modern moral subjects". Knowledge of ...more

Age: Died at 67 (1697-1764)

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Profession: Social Critic, Painter, Cartoonist, Artist

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