Which is the Top 5 Funniest stand-up comedians.

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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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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
 
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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
Top 10 huh?
 
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It is in Quinary basis...=) 105=510
Afraid not, he used a 5 for Richard Pryor, instead of 10.
 
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I wonder what kind of song Tom Lehrer could have made of this. :tongue2:
 
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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.
 
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My favorite is Steven Wright.
 
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Afraid not, he used a 5 for Richard Pryor, instead of 10.
You never heard of alternating basis? =)
 
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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.
 
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My favorite is Steven Wright.
I take it he is your top ten (or five).
 
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I take it he is your top ten (or five).
My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted.
 
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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.
And Robin Williams and George Carlin don't?
 
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And Robin Williams and George Carlin don't?
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.
 
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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
 
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Louis CK all the way! Love his show too.
 
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Louis CK all the way! Love his show too.
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.
 
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Eddie Murphy was king back in the day. Rhys Darby is also excellent.
 
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No particular order I like the following
Eddie Izzard
Alan Davies
Billy Connolly
Bill Bailey
 
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In no particular order
1. Eddie Izzard
2. George Carlin (r.i.p.)
3. Rowan Atkinson (I can't stand his "Mr. Bean" character, but his stand-up is fantastic
4. Richard Jeni (r.i.p.)
5. Steven Wright
 

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