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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 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a 5–4 decision affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comedians: One newspaper called Carlin "the dean of counterculture comedians." In 2004, Carlin was placed second on the Comedy Central list of the 100 ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 71 (1937-2008)

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

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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, mediocrity, and banality within the media and popular culture, which he characterized as oppressive tools of the ruling class that keep people "stupid and apathetic". At the age of 16, while still in high school, he began performing at the Comedy Workshop in Houston, Texas. During the 1980s, he toured the United States extensively and made a number of high-profile television appearances; but it was in the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 33 (1961-1994)

Birthplace: Valdosta, Georgia, United States of America

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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 hosted the Comedy Central series Lewis Black's Root of All Evil, and makes regular appearances on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart delivering his “Back in Black” commentary segment. When not on the road performing, he resides in Manhattan. He also maintains a residence in Chapel Hill, N.C. He is currently the spokesman for Aruba Tourism, appearing in television ads that aired in late 2009 and 2010. He ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 69

Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

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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 his work is so pervasive that satirical political illustrations in this style are often referred to as "Hogarthian". ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 67 (1697-1764)

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

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