Carlin was honored at the 1997 Aspen Comedy Festival with a retrospective, George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy, hosted by Jon Stewart. His first hardcover book, Brain Droppings (1997), sold nearly 900,000 copies and spent 40 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list.
Hart has cited as comedy inspirations Bill Cosby, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, George Carlin, Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle and Richard Pryor. Comedic style. Kevin Hart's comedic style, particularly in his stand-up routines are based on his racial, physical, familial and gender role experiences.
In 1957 Thomas booked Bruce into The Slate Brothers nightclub, where Bruce was fired the first night for what Variety headlined as "blue material"; this led to the theme of Bruce's first solo album on Fantasy Records, The Sick Humor of Lenny Bruce, for which Thomas shot the album cover.
That same month, Chappelle recorded his second comedy special, this time airing on Showtime, Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth, at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium, where his idols, including Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Robin Williams, had performed.
He was the star of The Bernie Mac Show, which ran from 2001 through 2006, earning him two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. His other films included starring roles in Booty Call, Friday, The Players Club, Head of State, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Bad Santa, Guess Who, Pride, Soul Men, and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.
In addition to marketing a line of jewelry and apparel on the QVC shopping channel, Rivers authored 12 best-selling books and three LP comedy albums under her own name: Mr. Phyllis And Other Funny Stories (Warner Bros 1965), The Next To Last Joan Rivers Album (Buddah 1969), and What Becomes A Semi-Legend Most? (Geffen 1983).
William Frederic Burr is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and podcaster. He has released six stand-up specials. Outside of stand-up, he is known for hosting the Monday Morning Podcast, playing Patrick Kuby in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad, and creating and starring in the Netflix animated sitcom F Is for Family. Burr also co-founded the All Things Comedy network. In 2017, Rolling Stone ranked him 17th on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.
Regan recorded on September 26, 2015 the first ever live special on Comedy Central, Brian Regan: Live from Radio City Music Hall.  it was released as a Video/audio album in Feb 2016 In 2017, Regan signed a deal with Netflix to release two stand-up specials.
Aziz Ansari at the 2012 Great GoogaMooga Festival in Prospect Park, Brooklyn Amongst various acting commitments, Ansari has continued performing and touring as a stand-up comedian. In 2006 and 2007, he toured with the Comedians of Comedy and Flight of the Conchords.
Schumer also appeared on The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen in September 2011, and The Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr in August 2012. Schumer at South by Southwest in 2015 Schumer released a standup comedy album, Cutting, in 2011.
John Mulaney, Maclean's In May 2013, NBC passed on picking up Mulaney's semi-autobiographical sitcom pilot, titled Mulaney. However, in June 2013, Fox Broadcasting Company ordered a new script while considering whether to order the production of several episodes.
Jim Carrey. James Eugene Carrey (/ˈkæri/; born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He is known for his highly energetic slapstick performances. Carrey first gained recognition in 1990 after landing a recurring role in the sketch comedy television series In Living Color.
2007–2010: The Sarah Silverman Program Silverman at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007 Her television sitcom The Sarah Silverman Program debuted on Comedy Central in February 2007, the series had 1.81 million viewers and portrays the day-to-day adventures of fictionalized versions of Silverman, her sister Laura, and their friends.
Steve Martin. Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician. Martin came to public notice in the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show.
Wright's 1985 comedy album was entitled I Have a Pony. It was released on Warner Bros. Records, received critical acclaim and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. The success of this album landed him an HBO special which he recorded as a live college concert performance, A Steven Wright Special.