Friday, May 29, 2015

Comedy Central 100 Greatest Standups of All-Time

I just found this list, which I can't find the original publication date, though it may date as far back as 2005. I thought in this post I would simply present it to you and in a series of future posts, I will make commentary on each of the comics listed and perhaps dare reorder this list myself. Who knows, I may even notice someone is missing,,,here's the list as published by Comedy Central:


  1. Richard Pryor
  2. George Carlin
  3. Lenny Bruce
  4. Woody Allen
  5. Chris Rock
  6. Steve Martin
  7. Rodney Dangerfield
  8. Bill Cosby
  9. Roseanne Barr
  10. Eddie Murphy
  11. Johnny Carson
  12. Jerry Seinfeld
  13. Robin Williams
  14. Bob Newhart
  15.  David Letterman
  16. Ellen DeGeneres
  17. Don Rickles
  18. Jonathan Winters
  19. Bill Hicks
  20. Sam Kinison
  21. Dennis Miller
  22. Robert Klein
  23. Steven Wright
  24. Redd Foxx
  25.  Bob Hope
  26. Ray Romano
  27. Jay Leno
  28. Jack Benny
  29. Milton Berle
  30. Garry Shandling
  31. George Burns
  32. Albert Brooks
  33. Andy Kaufman
  34. Buddy Hackett
  35. Phyllis Diller
  36. Jim Carrey
  37. Martin Lawrence
  38. Bill Maher
  39. Billy Crystal
  40. Mort Sahl
  41. Jon Stewart
  42. Flip Wilson
  43. Dave Chappelle
  44. Joan Rivers
  45. Richard Lewis
  46. Adam Sandler
  47. Henny Youngman
  48. Tim Allen
  49. Freddie Prinze
  50. Denis Leary
  51. Lewis Black
  52. Damon Wayans
  53. David Brenner
  54. DL Hughley
  55. Alan King
  56. Colin Quinn
  57. Richard Jeni
  58. Larry Miller
  59. Gilbert Gottfried
  60. Jeff Foxworthy
  61. Bobcat Goldthwait
  62. Eddie Griffin
  63. Jackie Mason
  64. Richard Belzer
  65. Cedric the Entertainer
  66. Shelley Berman
  67. Kevin Pollak
  68. Dave Attell
  69. Pat Cooper
  70. Wanda Sykes
  71. Red Buttons
  72. Bernie Mac
  73. Billy Connolly
  74. Paul Rodriguez
  75. Eddie Izzard
  76. Robert Schimmel
  77. Paul Reiser
  78. Sinbad
  79. Dom Irrera
  80. Bobby Slayton
  81. Dick Gregory
  82. Howie Mandel
  83. Norm MacDonald
  84. Drew Carey
  85. David Cross
  86. Jay Mohr
  87. Brett Butler
  88. Paula Poundstone
  89. Kevin James
  90. Dana Carvey
  91. Jim Breuer
  92. Louie Anderson
  93. George Wallace
  94. David Alan Grier
  95. Andrew 'Dice' Clay
  96. Joey Bishop
  97. Sandra Bernhard
  98. Louis CK
  99. Janeane Garofalo
  100. Gallagher

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