Katt Williams believes Chappelle to be the greatest stand-up comedian alive, while Kevin Hart considers Chappelle to be the greatest stand-up comedian of all time. In 2009, his show was the subject of a book of critical essays, The Comedy of Dave Chappelle, edited by University of Maryland doctoral student K. A. Wisniewski.
16 Best Stand-Up Comics Turned Filmmakers Why Do So Many Comedians Wind Up Self-Destructing? Chris Rock on 'SNL': 3 Sketches You Have to See Toronto 2014: The Best of the Fest All Stories 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.
William Henry Cosby Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, and author. His start in stand-up comedy began at the hungry i in San Francisco; he then landed a starring role in the 1960s television show I Spy.
Richard Pryor was the first hardcore comedian to bless the stage and the big screen. He should be #1. At the time of this writing Richard is #3. I think he deserves the #1 spot. He may have been crude in his comedy, but he CHANGED stand up comedy for generations to come. Everybody should watch him before voting to others.
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.
Eddie Murphy though, he's the truth. Made Delirious and Raw. In my opinion the most famous and quoted stand up gigs of all time. Shaped the way for comedians such and Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle. Eddie Murphy is veteran comedian simply one of the most funniest comedian that's been doing it for a while you can't tell me he shouldn't be in the top ten.
Maria Bamford - Paula Deen (Stand Up Comedy) 28 - Her Paula Deen suicide note bit remains one of my favorite bits of all time. Of all the times I've laughed the hardest in my life, first time I heard that is in the top 10. Comedy Central Presents Maria Bamford: 6 - Lady Dynamite is easily my favorite show of 2016. It is amazing.
Hicks is the subject of the 2000 tribute song "Bill Hicks" by fellow Texan Ed Hamell of Hamell on Trial. In 2014, Bill Hicks Bar, a dive rock bar located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada was opened in his honor. Film and documentary. Annex Houston (1986) was a video of an early stand up performance live at Texas.
Mathilde "Tig" O'Callaghan Notaro (born March 24, 1971) is an American stand-up comic, writer, radio contributor, and actress. She is known for her deadpan comedy. Her acclaimed album Live was nominated in 2014 for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
John Edmund Mulaney (born August 26, 1982) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is best known for his work as a writer on Saturday Night Live and as a stand-up comedian with stand-up specials The Top Part, New in Town, The Comeback Kid, and Kid Gorgeous.
Hannibal Amir Buress (/ ˈ h æ n ɪ b əl ˈ b ʌr ɪ s /; born February 4, 1983) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, activist, writer, and producer. He embarked on a comedy career in late 2009, gaining recognition after being featured in Comedy Central's The Awkward Comedy Show. This enabled him to release his first comedy album, My Name is Hannibal.
Alexandra "Ali" Wong (born April 19, 1982) is an American actress, stand-up comedian, and writer. She is noted for her Netflix stand-up specials Baby Cobra, Hard Knock Wife, as well as her television appearances in American Housewife, Are You There, Chelsea?, Inside Amy Schumer, and Black Box.
Russell Dominic Peters (born September 29, 1970) is a Canadian stand-up comedian and actor of Anglo-Indian descent. He began performing in Toronto in 1989 and won a Gemini Award in 2008. In 2013, he became the first comedian to get a Netflix stand-up special.
Roseanne Cherrie Barr (born November 3, 1952) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and television producer. Barr began her career in stand-up comedy at clubs before gaining fame for her role in the hit television sitcom Roseanne (1988–1997; 2018).
Hasan Minhaj is an American comedian and actor. He is currently a senior correspondent on The Daily Show, which he joined in 2014. Minhaj was the featured speaker at the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner. His first stand-up comedy special, Homecoming King, debuted on Netflix on May 23, 2017, and received positive reviews from critics.
Stand-up comedy. Gervais began his stand-up career in the late 1990s; his first successful show took place at the Cafe Royal, as part of the 2001 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Titled Rubbernecker, the show also featured Jimmy Carr, Robin Ince and Stephen Merchant. Gervais later toured the UK in 2003 with his stand-up show Animals.
For a long time, Joan RIvers defined women in stand-up comedy, opening it up even further after Phyllis Diller. She marked for the path for later female comics like Sarah Silverman and Kathy Griffin to follow. Rivers was born as Joan Molinksy, daughter of Russian immigrants.
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Martin Lawrence is an American actor, producer, stand-up comedian, and a writer. He was at the peak of his career in the 1990s, with lead roles in several successful films and TV series. He was born in West Germany, where his father was stationed as a member of the American military.