Funniest comedian ever. Greatest writer and best standup comedian. Dave Chappelle is the greatest. Please come back Dave! Chappelle is a comedic genius. His insights into daily life, masterful storytelling, and ability to do various voices make his comedy the best of all time. He is truly a legend and a joy to watch. The best there is out there.
Chris Rock hasn’t put out a special since 2008, but in a way, it hardly matters: He's one of the best comics in history because he found a way to not only infiltrate fans' heads but take up permanent residency there. Rock's provocative jokes, the rat-a-tat cadence, that gravelly preacher's bark, his disbelieving squeal, the panther-like stage prowl and the hip-hop inspired mic drop are immediately accessible to those who love him — and maybe even more for those few that hate him.
David Cross received significant positive attention for his hilarious portrayal of Tobias Fünke on the beloved Arrested Development. It was a big change from the criticism he’s received for his stand-up. The comic has no problem with working rough chuckles out of subjects like misogyny and religion—specifically the Catholic church.
Comedy Lists Aziz Ansari Share Tweet Submit Pin Aziz Ansari is familiar with Internet criticism (see, for example, Dangerously Delicious, in which the comic eviscerates someone who suggests he “buy a real e-mail account” instead of complaining about a Gmail outage).
Sarah Kate Silverman (born December 1, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, producer, and writer. Her comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics, such as racism, sexism, politics, and religion, sometimes having her comic character endorse them in a sarcastic or deadpan fashion.
Over the last few decades, Patton Oswalt has steadily become one of the best stand-up comedians of his generation—and one of the most successful ones, at that. With a lineup of incredible specials, film and TV roles and bestseller books, Oswalt has found success in a myriad of mediums and shows no sign of stopping down.
The 35-year-old comedian stars in this weekend's 'The Wedding Ringer.' 2014 was a big year for Kevin Hart at the movies. He was in Chris Rock's critically acclaimed Top Five, played opposite Ice Cube in Ride Along, reprised a previous role for Think Like a Man Too and starred in About Last Night, a ...
In his magic moment, Eddie Murphy saw stand-up comedy transformed into a rock-star art. Sure, some comics were cool, but this stratospherically confident SNL breakout star strutted, preened and doused the audience in sex like Let It Bleed-era Mick Jagger.
Maria Elizabeth Sheldon Bamford (born September 3, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and voice actress. She is best known for her portrayal of her dysfunctional family and self-deprecating comedy involving jokes about depression and anxiety.
Mitch stood out above other comedians, not only because of his unique and hilarious jokes, but because he had the absolute best delivery for them. Nobody else could tell Mitch Hedberg jokes and make them half as funny as Mitch could. He is my personal favourite for sure.
At age 59, and deep in debt, Mark Twain went on an around-the-world stand up comedy tour. We’ll hear what he had to say. Mark Twain, also known as Samuel Clemens, on the US leg of his landmark 1895 world tour. (Courtesy of The Center for Mark Twain Studies, Elmira College, and Kevin Mac Donnell, Austin, Texas) In 1895, Mark Twain was in trouble.
An hourlong Comedy Central show, Hannibal Buress Live from Chicago, aired on March 29, 2014. He used to host a weekly stand-up comedy show at The Knitting Factory on Sunday evenings in Brooklyn, New York. Buress played Coach Wilson in the 2017 Marvel movie Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Stand-up comedy Kirkman performs stand-up comedy in Los Angeles, California, appearing regularly at the Hollywood Improv, The Laugh Factory, Largo and The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. She has performed with comedians Maria Bamford, Greg Behrendt, Mike Birbiglia and Chelsea Handler.
Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus (/ ˈ l uː i ˈ d r aɪ f ə s /; born January 13, 1961) is an American actress, comedian, and producer. In television comedy, she is known for her work in Saturday Night Live (1982–1985), Seinfeld (1990–1998), The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006–2010), and Veep (2012–present).
S chumer made the headlines for less amusing reasons lately when one of the writers on Inside Amy Schumer was caught up in a rape controversy. Inside Amy Schumer is known for tackling issues such as rape and sexism, so when writer Kurt Metzger posted in defence of a fellow comedian who had been accused of sexual assault, she was targeted by fans.
Hader was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of Sherri Renee (née Patton) and William Thomas Hader. His father owned an air-freight company and worked as a restaurant manager, truck driver and occasional stand-up comedian; his mother was a dance teacher. He has two younger sisters, Katie and Kara.
Stand-up comedy, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. While many may not find Bo Burnham funny, plenty do, and because he takes a different approach than other mainstream comedians, it gives viewers a new and fresh approach with all having the same end game of trying to make people laugh.
Comedian Fortune Feimster, until recently a regular on "Chelsea Lately," is back on the stand-up comedy circuit as she awaits the fate of the comedy pilot she made for co-creator Tina Fey. She's at the Punch Line Comedy Club San Francisco Friday and Saturday.
Of all the late-night talk shows on the air right now, Conan O’Brien’s Conan might do the best at highlighting stand-up. Conan features a great mix of established professionals and up-and-comers, and they put a lot of the performances up on their YouTube page.
Brennan's older brother Kevin became a comedian and writer who started doing stand-up comedy while Neal was still in high school. Neal attended Kevin's performances at The Improv in New York City on weekends, where he would meet comedians such as Ray Romano, Dave Attell, Mike Royce and David Juskow.
Other comedians can try to compete with Russell but they'll never get close.. And I wouldn't attempt to get to close or else... "somebody's gonna get a hurt real bad" Okay, George Carlin is good. Not bad, but I think Russell Peters is the best stand up comedian ever! My goodness! I don't usually laugh when a comedian does stand up comedy.
The Magazine Time Out London recently added Doug Standhope top 10 favorite stand up comedians. Doug Standhope would definitely make a lot of comics top ten list. He’s considered to be the very best stand up comic performing today. He is unapologetic, abrasive, politically polarizing and highly opinionated.
If somebody asked you to predict what a Fred Armisen stand-up special would be like, you probably could’ve guessed Standup For Drummers almost beat for beat. And that’s even if you’ve never seen his stand-up before, and (like most people) know him primarily through Portlandia and Saturday Night Live.
Matt's grandfather, Abraham Groening, was a professor at Tabor College, a Mennonite Brethren liberal arts college in Hillsboro, Kansas before moving to Albany College (now known as Lewis and Clark College) in Oregon in 1930. Groening grew up in Portland, and attended Ainsworth Elementary School and Lincoln High School.