Who's Your Favorite Comedian?

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Hi monkeys. I am wondering who your favorite comedian is. Mine is Louis C.K. ... Louis favorite comedian is George Carlin, who passed away a few years ago. I thought of you monkeys, because, though he is hilarious George hates the business/finance world and has a Marxist touch to his comedy. I personally don't mind and understand where he's coming from. What do you think?

Any way, hope to find some new comedians to watch, so let me know who some of your favorite comedians are!

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Aug 12, 2017

Lisa Lampanelli (
this one

) and occassionally Jimmy Carr.

Aug 12, 2017

In no particular order

Jim Jeffries
Robin Williams
Brian Regan
Eddie Izzard
Eddie Murphy
Patrice O'Neal

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Aug 12, 2017

Chapelle and it's not even close

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Aug 12, 2017

Love Dave Chapelle!

Aug 14, 2017

Chappelle, Rock, Seinfeld, Mooney, and Murphy are gold standard imo. Chappelle is always my go-to though.

"Hey, Babeh!....Thafuck you doin out here-- it's three o'clock in the mornin!"

Aug 14, 2017

What'd you think of the netflix special?

Aug 14, 2017

I loved both.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

Aug 14, 2017

Yeah I loved them too. I feel like they touch on such deep societal issues in a hilarious way.

Aug 14, 2017

Facepalm...I completely forgot Chappelle

Aug 12, 2017

Demetri Martin is pretty funny. Probably my favorite at the moment.

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Aug 14, 2017

no he isn't

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Aug 12, 2017

Favorite I don't know..least favorite is Trevor Noah

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Aug 12, 2017

Jim Jeffries and Jimmy Carr, Frankie Boyle is funny to if you can understand him

Aug 12, 2017

Paul Mooney

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Aug 14, 2017

Everyone knows Tom Hanks is the last real one on earth because of Paul.

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Aug 12, 2017

Chapelle, Tosh, Bill Burr, George Carlin, Bernie Mac

Aug 12, 2017

Warren Buffet or Alan Greenspan

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Aug 12, 2017

Jim Gaffigan

Hot pockets! lol

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Aug 14, 2017

*caliente pockets

Aug 12, 2017

Hillary Clinton

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Aug 13, 2017

Richard Pryor.

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Aug 14, 2017

Donald Trump - some of his shit is hilarious.

'I'm jacked... JACKED TO THE TITS!!'

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Aug 16, 2017
Chuck Rhoades:

Donald Trump - some of his shit is hilarious.

Excuse me

Aug 14, 2017

Dave Chapelle.

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Aug 16, 2017

I second your second choice

"This world, it is a tempest sometimes. But remember, the sun always rises again."
-- Brandon Sanderson

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Aug 16, 2017

I like Jim Jefferies and Brian Regan

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Aug 16, 2017

I've seen Louis & Bill Burr both live (Louis 2x) and I agree with your ranking.

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Aug 16, 2017

I have to go against the grain and say I prefer Bill Burr over Louis CK. I've seen them both live at MSG and Burr had me in stitches while CK had me walking out early.

Aug 16, 2017

CK had you walking out early? lol wow

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Aug 16, 2017

Interesting, I do think Bill Burr is hilarious. I love when he talks about population control.

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Aug 16, 2017

I agree - I feel like ever since Louis CK achieved mass notoriety (circa his third special), his act suffers as a result of his resounding success. It's hard to find relatable, every day problems to bitch about when you're a multimillionaire.

Aug 16, 2017

If you're in to British humour, Jimmy Carr is a good shout. Definitely in my Top 3.

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Aug 16, 2017

I honestly do not like standup. I get bored of watching a guy talk on stage after like 20 mins in

Aug 16, 2017

Some lesser known LA based comedians, easy to find at the Comedy Store / Improv / Laugh Factory:
Greg Fitzsimmons
Shane Mauss (touring now)
Duncan Trussell
Ari Shaffir
Doug Stanhope
Tony Hinchcliffe

ps did a thread on this awhile back: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/who-are-your...

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Aug 16, 2017

Too many to list man...top of my head:
Cedric the Entertainer, Deray Davis, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Dave Chappelle, Russell Peters, Gabriel Iglesias, ...

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Aug 16, 2017

Seth Macfarlane is absolutely hilarious and I'm not talking about family guy or cleveland show. Kevin Hart would probably be the best in the game at the moment.

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Aug 16, 2017
BillBelichick37:

Kevin Hart would probably be the best in the game at the moment.

Comedic rock star right there

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Aug 16, 2017

Joe

Seriously you guys gotta check this guy out he's so Fcking hilarious i Literally sht my pants, twice.

Aug 16, 2017

Nobody said Daniel Tosh?? Also anything from the radioshow "Bob and Tom," check out YouTube they always have comedians on the show. Kat Williams, eddy murphy, Bernie mac are great.
Whose Line is it Anyways- the old US version with Drew Carey on YouTube.

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Aug 16, 2017
TippyTop11:

Kat Williams, eddy murphy, Bernie mac are great.

Second that

Aug 16, 2017

I actually hate Tosh.

...

Aug 16, 2017

George Carlin

Came across Joe Rogan's stuff recently.. actually pretty funny too

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Aug 16, 2017

You get the Nana for Rogan, I listen to his podcast...really good stuff. Also his Netflix Special was pretty darn good.

Aug 16, 2017

Jim Gaffigan is pretty hilarious, and probably the only comedian that could talk about food for an hour and completely maintain everyone's attention

Aug 16, 2017

The McRib joke at the gym gets me every time

Aug 16, 2017

Love Tom Segura. His Netflix specials are great. I've actually been listening his podcast lately, called "Your Mom's House Podcast". He records with his wife (who is also a stand-up comedian) and they have a great back-and-forth. Special guests occasionally on as well. Sometimes the humor is a little childish or disgusting but I usually find myself holding back the urge to completely bust out laughing at my desk, especially when Tom starts doing accents.

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Aug 16, 2017

His first 48 bit is incredible, I am going to check out the podcast tonight

Aug 16, 2017

Thanks everyone for the suggestions, definitely have plenty of comedians to catch up on now

Aug 16, 2017

Aries Spears' impressions are hilarious. Highly recommend the African men routine.

Aug 16, 2017
Luxo:

Aries Spears' impressions are hilarious. Highly recommend the African men routine.

Or Schwarzenegger and Stallone re-doing the Heat scene

Aug 16, 2017

Down the same alley check out SNL's Jay Pharahoe

Aug 16, 2017

Anthony Jeselnik

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Aug 16, 2017

Forgot about this guy. He's really good stuff.

Aug 16, 2017

That guy is hilarious on the roasts. Jeff Ross is pretty good too and snoop dogg is spongebob squarepants funny. So stupid that it's funny.

Aug 16, 2017

I don't like listening to stand up at work. People assume I'm going crazy when I chuckle at my screen every 10 seconds.

Aug 16, 2017

Joey Diaz

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Aug 16, 2017

Bill Burr is for sure the GOAT. I definitely prefer him over CK. A lesser known guy is Sebastian Maniscalco. Pretty funny dude.

Side Note: Kevin Hart is so fucking corny and unfunny. If someone offered me a free front row ticket for him, I would not go. Went to one of his shows last year, and did not laugh once. He's an absolute shit actor too, and will take any money grubbing bullshit script thrown his way. The only movie he has ever been in that was funny was Soul Plane, and that was due to the rest of cast, rather than Hart himself. It was also before he reached ridiculous levels of stardom for no good goddamn reason.

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Aug 16, 2017

Jim Gaffigan. Sorry I'm a little late to this thread. I had a hot pocket for lunch.

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Aug 16, 2017

Doug Stanhope or go fuck yourself.

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Aug 16, 2017

Louis CK in my opinion. It also depends on what kind of humor you like. It takes a lot for me to watch an hour long YouTube reel of a comedian but CK has done that to me. If you haven't heard dumb thoughts by him, please GO WATCH.

Aug 16, 2017

Louis CK in my opinion. It also depends on what kind of humor you like. It takes a lot for me to watch an hour long YouTube reel of a comedian but CK has done that to me. If you haven't heard dumb thoughts by him, please GO WATCH.

Aug 16, 2017

SO is this all-time or just recently.

If recently then it's obviously

Bill Burr, Bryan Regan (seriously youtube his videos), Patrice O'Neal(RIP), Dave Chappelle(just an all around great comedian)

Best Standup Ever - Eddie Izard, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Don Rickles, Gary Shandling(not sure he ever did standup)

Side note I used to think Amy Schumer was really funny...and then she got famous.

Honorable mentions- Greg Fitzsimmons, Mitch Hedberg, Bobby Lee, Doug Stanhope, Kevin Meaney, Ralph Machi, Jim Jeffries

Aug 16, 2017

Dave Chappelle, Gabriel Iglesias, Russell Peters

Aug 16, 2017

Iglesias is good. George Lopez just says the same shit every time.

Aug 16, 2017

Most of my favorites have been named here (Louis CK, Bill Burr, Chappelle etc.) so I won't rehash them too much, but one guy I haven't seen mentioned yet is John Mulaney. Never saw his show and heard it was terrible but he has some great stand-up bits.

Also never knew Spotify had comedy - I've been a big Pandora Comedy guy though. I'll have to check it out.

Aug 16, 2017

David Cross

Aug 16, 2017

4 dozen comments and no mention of the old master, Richard Pryor?

Chris Rock, Chris Tucker's 90s routines, and George Carlin are all great, too.

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Aug 14, 2017

I like Bill Burr.

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Aug 16, 2017

Louis CK, Bill Burr, Aziz Ansari
Russel Peters (hilarious the first few times but starts getting old after that)

Bill Maher also does stand up sometimes. His comedy is driven more by "sensibility" than just cheap laughter.

Aug 16, 2017

i heard a rumor that Aziz held focus groups to test out his comedy act. Not sure if that really matters but kinda goes against the spirit of stand up doesn't it?

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Aug 16, 2017

Of those that are still performing with some reputation:

Top Tier for me right now: Louis CK, Bill Burr, Hannibal Buress, Tom Segura, Mike Birbiglia, Jim Jeffries, Brian Regan

Fallen off (gotten old): Kevin Hart, Jim Gaffigan, John Mulaney, Godfrey

Notable ones that I never really clicked with: Aziz Ansari, Russell Peters

Other than that I like listening to the old school comics and some of the up & coming ones, a lot of it is hit and miss and some of them still aren't well developed/crafted/experienced to churn out a full hour of mostly good bits (usually you'll get 1 or 2 bits that are gems with a bunch of rehashed or "still needs work" bits).

Aug 16, 2017

I used to love comedy central presents, sad they ended it.

zack galifinwhatever
lewis black (classic)
jim gaffigan
demetri martin
dave attell
patton oswalt
john heffron

also agree with mitch hedberg and bill burr

Aug 16, 2017

OH man forgot about Demetri Martin, he's great.

Aug 16, 2017

I particularly like Bill Burr and liked Patrice O'neal and Robin Williams.

Aug 16, 2017

Louis CK, Bill Burr, Dave Chapelle.

Aug 16, 2017

I'm so happy I read the p.s. part before responding because you didn't have Mitch on there!

My top comedians are Mitch, Tosh, Demetri Martin, and Zach Galifinakis. (In no particular order)

I went out to dinner with Zach and Seth Meyers when they were doing a comedy show at my undergrad school because I was on the group that brings entertainment to campus, and Zach is even more hilarious off stage than on stage, where as Seth, albeit was funny, just wasn't the same.

Aug 16, 2017

"I'm rich Bitch"-Dave Chapelle
"I'm not Fat I'm Fluffy"-Gabriel Iglesias
"Mas Puto"-George Lopez
"Say it with your chest Lil ass N**a"- Kevin Hart

Aug 16, 2017

Anthony Jeselnik

Don't listen to anyone, everybody is scared.

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May 25, 2018

I had never heard of him and then saw him live at the comedy store in January, he KILLED. he's now one of my favorites

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Aug 16, 2017

John Mulaney, Lewis Black and Trevor Noah are some of my favorites (highly recommend you check them out OP!). I also enjoy listening to some of the classics too:

- Chris Rock
- Richard Pryor
- George Carlin
- Eddie Murphy
- Dave Chappelle

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Aug 16, 2017

If you like dry comedy - check out Norm Macdonald's podcast. Funniest guy in the world in my opinion

Aug 16, 2017

i like some dry comedy as i'm pretty dry myeslf, any other names to recommend?

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Aug 16, 2017

Jim Jeffries is my favorite at the moment. Aziz, Bill Burr, and Hannibal Buress are right up there as well.

In terms of old stuff Patrice O'neal, George Carlin, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, and Martin Lawrence.

Aug 16, 2017

Dane Cook is not too bad

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Aug 16, 2017

In addition to many already listed here: Paul Mooney

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Aug 16, 2017

Sebastian Maniscalco

Aug 16, 2017

Kevin Hart
Jim Jeffries
Dave Chapelle

Aug 16, 2017

Bill hicks

Aug 16, 2017

If you like Mitch Hedberg, I would suggest listening to Steven Wright. One of the most talented one-liners of all time, along with Mitch and Demetri Martin.

Aug 16, 2017

Richard Pryor. There are no others.

Aug 16, 2017

Eddie Izzard - Look up "Do you have a flag?" for an idea of his style.

If you are looking at dry humor look for British comedians. I just woke up and cannot recall any names for some reason... apologies.

Aug 16, 2017

Frankie Boyle
Jim Jefferies

Aug 16, 2017

Been listening to Bill Burr recently. He's hilarious.

Aug 16, 2017

He doesn't come out with new material often... but if you haven't seen John Mulaney's "New in Town" I definitely recommend it.

Aug 16, 2017

Also forgot to mention earlier, but Mike Birbiglia is fantastic

Aug 16, 2017

Literally every comedian worth listening to has been mentioned, but one - Jimmy Carr. If you like dry, English humor, he's excellent. Edginess on par with Patton Oswalt.

"When you stop striving for perfection, you might as well be dead."

Aug 16, 2017

Dave Chappelle, Bill Burr, Mike Birbiglia, Anthony Jeselnik (only the roasts), and Greg Giraldo was pretty good too.

Aug 16, 2017
Plainview:

Dave Chappelle, Bill Burr, Mike Birbiglia, Anthony Jeselnik (only the roasts), and Greg Giraldo was pretty good too.

Only the roasts? I thought Caligula was funny. In my opinion, he's one of the best one-liner comediens out there (not that there are many of them).

Aug 16, 2017

This guy is pretty funny

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."

Aug 16, 2017

Mitch Hedberg is GOAT

Aug 16, 2017

Mitch Hedberg is GOAT

Aug 16, 2017

Jim Jeffries hands down

Aug 16, 2017

Bryan Callen

Aug 16, 2017

Bill Burr, Dave Chappelle, Eddie Murphy (well, it's just Delirious), Jim Jeffries, Aziz Ansari.....probably missed a few others.

Aug 16, 2017

this thread is more confirmation than anything ever posted here that majority of you are whiter than white

Aug 16, 2017

LET'S IMBED SOME VIDEOS DEEP IN THIS BITCH

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

Aug 16, 2017

Aziz Ansari is truly awful. I couldn't make it through the Netflix special.

Agree with a lot of the names mentioned here. Louis CK, Anthony Jeselnik, Bill Burr, and John Mulaney are my favorite current acts.

Aug 16, 2017

Dave Chappelle

Aug 16, 2017

I like the deadpan comedians that use a lot of word play and surreal humor like.

Mitch Hedberg
Steven Wright
Demetri Martin

Aug 16, 2017

Chris D'Elia

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Aug 16, 2017

Robin Williams Live on Broadway stand up. I guarantee your face will hurt from laughing so hard.

Aug 16, 2017

@freddyflintstone got the list right

"I also enjoy listening to some of the classics too:

- Chris Rock
- Richard Pryor
- George Carlin
- Eddie Murphy
- Dave Chappelle"

.....Kevin Hart sucks

Aug 14, 2017

Kim Jong Un

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Aug 14, 2017

truly explosive jokes

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Aug 14, 2017

The shows are a blast!

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Aug 14, 2017

damn, beat me to it. was debating between Trump and Kim

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Aug 14, 2017
thebrofessor:

damn, beat me to it. was debating between Trump and Kim

hahah yeah Kim Jong Un cracks me up too - I mean whats with that haircut? Its been a good joke for years now, but he's running the joke a little long, no?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Aug 14, 2017

Louis CK, lol no question

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Aug 14, 2017

Took some time to really grow on me but he's really great.

Aug 14, 2017

John Mulaney is a new to me and I love his stuff.

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Aug 14, 2017

Today i met a boy with no eyes...

Aug 14, 2017

LLOYD BLANKFEIN is my favorite comedian.

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Aug 14, 2017

Joe Rogan but his standup isn't that funny. I just like him as a human...

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Aug 14, 2017

Louis CK's show is great too, but pretty depressing at times in a truly comedic way.

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Aug 14, 2017

Top 5 in no particular order:
Jim Jefferies
Bill Burr
Tosh
Tom Segura
Louis CK

Best of the Rest:
Jim Norton
Chapelle
Hannibal Burress
Mark Normand
Jim Gaffigan
Doug Stanhope
Nate Bargatze

Aug 14, 2017

Anthony Jeselnik

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Aug 14, 2017

Sleeper pick - Jo Koy. Guy is hilarious, I've seen him live a couple of times and he always crushes it.

Aug 14, 2017

I like George Carlin, Russell Peters, and Dave Chappelle.

When I was a lot younger, I only knew George Carlin as the nice old guy who narrated Thomas the Tank Engine episodes. My whole world was turned on its head when I finally saw his stand-up and realized he was one of the most foul-mouthed, politically incorrect comics of his time.

Aug 14, 2017

Cool! I didn't know he narrated Thomas the Tank Engine, that's hilarious

Aug 14, 2017

Surprised nobody said Dane Cook - dude is hilarious

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Aug 14, 2017

Joey "Coco" Diaz, ya fuckin Momos!!!

Don't break yourself on the way to making yourself

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