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Found this link Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups.

Here's my top 10. This is really going to show my age.

10. Flip Wilson
9. Sam Kinison
8. Don Rickles
7. Johnny Carson
6. Dana Carvey
5. Jerry Seinfeld
4. Chris Rock
3. Steve Martin
2. Robin Williams
1. Richard Pryor

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I remember watching Richard Pryor's Live on the Sunset Strip repeatedly as a younger lad.

He started right from the get-go. IIRC, his first words were, "I heard them Richard Pryor jokes. That shit ain't funny."

And it never let up for a minute after that. Sheer genius.

Posted by: Craig at Apr 30, 2004 9:56:25 PM

Remove the first two, move Martin to #8, and you've got my Top 8.

Posted by: david at May 2, 2004 1:51:43 PM

10.Jon Stewart
9.Jim Carrey
8.Conan O'Brien
7.Jerry Seinfield
6.Johnny Carson
5.Larry David
4.Eddie Murphy
3.Chris Rock
2.Dave Chappelle
1.The King Richard Pryor

Posted by: Good List But Needs Some Buffering Did I Say Some I Meant Just Scrap It at Oct 13, 2004 5:14:27 PM

Anyone who does'nt have George Carlin in there top 5 does'nt deserve an opinion. He's simply the greatest comedian to ever grace this fine earth.

Posted by: Sean at Feb 13, 2007 10:32:48 PM

Heres my top 5:

1. Steven Head
2. Steven Head
3. Steven Head
4. Steven Head
5. Steven Head

These guys are all legends

Posted by: steve at Apr 15, 2007 9:17:05 AM

true, SO true; George Carlin is the best comedian hands-down with pryor following; but those two could flip-flop easily, soo...anyway, here's my list of the top 10 comedians:
1.George Carlin
2.Richard Pryor
3.Bill Cosby
4.Lenny Bruce(way back; late 40's-60's)
5.Jerry Seinfeld
6.Johnny Carson
7.Steve Martin
8.Rodney Dangerfield(wayyy underrated)
9.Jim Carrey
10.Chris Rock

Posted by: Bruce at Aug 18, 2007 6:26:52 PM

How can you people leave out the great KATHLEEN MADIGAN? She is one of the greatest female comedians in history. And what about Blue Collar Comedy? Bill, Jeff, Ron, Larry. They've gotta go on this list somewhere! Do I even HAVE to mention the amazingly talented Frank Caliendo! Here's my Top 10. (This is a more recent list)

10. Todd Barry
9. Deray
8. Carlos Mencia
7. Jon Stewart
6. Jeff Foxworthy
5. Larry the Cable Guy
4. Bill Engvall
3. Frank Caliendo
2. Ron White
1. Kathleen Madigan

Posted by: Jake at Dec 21, 2007 12:52:11 PM

I saw some more stand-ups on Comedy Central Presents...And I have some changes to my list...I think you people are missing the little people...The people who have the greatest acts, but have little popularity and exposure...

Best Underrated Comedians

4. Kyle Cease
3. Christian Finnegan
2. Gabriel Iglesias
1. Kathleen Madigan

Best Overall Comedians

10. Kyle Cease
9. Christian Finnegan
8. Carrot Top
7. Larry The Cable Guy
6. Bill Engvall
5. Gabriel Iglesias
4. Kathleen Madigan
3. Carlos Mencia
2. Ron White
1. (tie) Jeff Foxworthy/ Bill Cosby

Posted by: Jake at Dec 30, 2007 8:04:01 PM

does any one know who the comedian who talks about havin to take a fat ass to prom because she gave him extra biscuits?

Posted by: brandon at Jan 18, 2008 12:58:55 AM

Okay...I was appalled by some of these lists. Carrot Top? UGH.

1. Richard Pryor
2. George Carlin
3. Bill Cosby
4. Bill Hicks
5. Sam Kinison
6. Lenny Bruce
7. Doug Stanhope
8. Steve Martin
9. Andrew Dice Clay
10. Joe Rogan

Posted by: Greg at Jun 4, 2008 8:41:19 PM

man some of these people must not know what comedy is

1. George Carlin
2. Joe Rogan
3. Steve Hofstter
4. Ralphie May
5. Mitch Hedberg

Posted by: Adam at Jun 14, 2008 9:55:50 AM

This is my top 5 for greatest comedian!

1) Daniel Piestrynski
2) Mathew Jaksetic
3) Rhys Day
4) Ahbay
5) David King

Posted by: Jackson USA at Aug 10, 2008 10:40:29 AM

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