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Which is the Top 5 Funniest stand-up comedians.

  1. Aug 22, 2012 #1
    In my opinion the top 10 Funniest stand-up comedians.

    1 George Carlin

    2. Russell Peters

    3. Dave Chappelle

    4. Chris Rock

    5. Richard Pryor
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  3. Aug 22, 2012 #2
    I don't think that word means what you think it means.

    Anyway, my list would be something like:

    1) Louis CK
    2) Chris Rock
    3) George Carlin
    4) Richard Pryor
    5) Doug Stanhope
  4. Aug 22, 2012 #3


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    Top 10 huh?
  5. Aug 23, 2012 #4
    It is in Quinary basis...=) 105=510
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  6. Aug 23, 2012 #5
    Afraid not, he used a 5 for Richard Pryor, instead of 10.
  7. Aug 23, 2012 #6


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    I wonder what kind of song Tom Lehrer could have made of this. :tongue2:
  8. Aug 23, 2012 #7


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    I can't think of 5, let alone 10, at the moment.

    My favorite comedian is Demetri Martin.

    After that, it's probably Bill Cosby, Bill Hicks, and George Carlin, in no particular order.
  9. Aug 23, 2012 #8
    My favorite is Steven Wright.
  10. Aug 23, 2012 #9
    You never heard of alternating basis? =)
  11. Aug 23, 2012 #10
    Robin Williams is good too.

    Thanks for sharing, I loved George Carlin!

    I watched few Louis CK videos but he gets too much into swearing.
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    George Carlin and Robin Williams are up there, I don't know many stand up comedians.

    Doug Stanhope is one I've caught on to lately. Kind of a seedy, divey, thrashy style, but some good moments come out of it.
  13. Aug 23, 2012 #12
    I take it he is your top ten (or five).
  14. Aug 23, 2012 #13
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  15. Aug 23, 2012 #14
    And Robin Williams and George Carlin don't?
  16. Aug 23, 2012 #15
    I never heard Louis making any non swearing/sexual joke. I watched few small videos of Robin Williams and George Carlin, in neither they used as much swearing as Louis.
  17. Aug 24, 2012 #16

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    In no order, and because I wasn't paying attention in the last 10 years:

    Jake Johansen
    Billy Connally
    Eddie Izzard
    Billy Connally
    Eddie Izzard
  18. Aug 26, 2012 #17
    Louis CK all the way! Love his show too.
  19. Aug 26, 2012 #18

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    Oh, yeah. I'll replace one Billy Connally with a Louis CK.

    I would put David Cross on the list, but he is not as strong in stand-up as he is a comic actor.
  20. Aug 26, 2012 #19
    Eddie Murphy was king back in the day. Rhys Darby is also excellent.
  21. Aug 27, 2012 #20
    No particular order I like the following
    Eddie Izzard
    Alan Davies
    Billy Connolly
    Bill Bailey
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