Feb 15

Are These the 20 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time?

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“Rolling Stone” put together a list of ‘The 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time.’  They say they considered, quote, “artistic merit, technical proficiency, sense of timing, quality of their written material, their delivery, and degree of influence.”

And they mostly focused on modern day comics, which basically means they weren’t interested in actually researching comedians outside the past 40 or 50 years, but they still wanted to call it a list of the best of “ALL TIME”.  (???)

 

Anyway, here’s the Top 20:

 

 

1.  Richard Pryor

 

2.  George Carlin

 

3.  Lenny Bruce

 

4.  Louis C.K.

 

5.  Chris Rock

 

6.  Joan Rivers

 

7.  Jerry Seinfeld

 

8.  Bill Cosby

 

9.  Dave Chappelle

 

10.  Mort Sahl

 

11.  Steve Martin

 

12.  Robin Williams

 

13.  Bill Hicks

 

14.  Andy Kaufman

 

15.  Steven Wright

 

16.  Billy Connolly

 

17.  Bill Burr

 

18.  Kevin Hart

 

19.  Albert Brooks

 

20.  Mitch Hedberg

 

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