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Like the responses. Some retorts to other posts (because there's no multi-quote ):
- Someone said Ellen DeGeneres didn't became famous for her stand up. Uh, what? How else did she become famous? Before she had a sitcom and announced she was gay to TIME magazine and then had her talk show, she was a very successful female comedian.
- Some on the list are on there for their entire comedy body of work, most notably guys like Woody Allen and Adam Sandler.
- Eddie Murphy would be top five if he stuck with stand up. "Delirious" is one of the funnest acts ever made, he was a mega comedy star at age 22. He made some good movies for a little while, but we all know what ended up happening. I wonder if he would have done it differently in the end...
- Someone said Louis CK would surpass Carlin when he's all done. HELL NO. Carlin was a visionary and a genius with words, and as much as I enjoy Louis, Carlin would destroy him in a stand off.
- Whoever said Robin Williams should not be on the list, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!! He probably has the fastest brain in comedy history. He could belt out a hundred words a second, and his "Live at The Met" is fucking hilarious.
- I still say Carlin is better than Pryor. It is all subjective, but when you look at Carlin's body of work (straight-laced Vegas performer to hippie comedian to becoming older and wiser and putting his best stuff out later in his career), he brought more over a longer period of time. I think Chris Rock is funnier than Pryor, Murphy in his hey day was funnier than Pryor.
- Rickles should be in the Top 10
- Ricky Gervais should be on the list somewhere, take out people like Garafalo or Gallagher or Mandel.
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
And yet you think others care about your fucking opinion?
Saw Seinfeld live.
Be prepared for Louis C.K to skyrocket in that list within the next 10 years
Fair enough. I guess the only basis I had for that was the stand up at the beginning of Seinfeld episodes, which I usually found terrible.
Don Rickles should be way up there.
And where the hell is Paul Mooney?
Johnny Carson was hilarious as a standup. So was Dick Cavett.
What, no Tommy and Dickie Smothers?
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"I think the world is run by C students"
I'm partial to the comedy of Brian Regan
This list must have a typo. I couldn't find Dane Cook.
That's why I trust the list.
sort of like icre cream...Everyone has their favs but Roseane, Jerry, & Ellen anywhere close to Jonathan Winters, Robin Williams, Carlin, Pryor, and Cosby is just wrong!
I know they've already been mentioned, but I agree that Ricky Gervais, Mitch Hedberg, and Patton Oswalt belong.
I'd like to see Mike Birbiglia, Zach Galifianakis, and Brian Posehn on the list.
Remove Gallagher, Louie Anderson, Howie Mandel, Jeff Foxworthy, and two others of your choice
Pryor belongs at the top.
I never blasted his opinion as though it was ridiculous like he did to everyone else.
I think of Cosby more as an entertainer than a stand-up, but he could crack the list.
Vim -- noun: robust energy and enthusiasm : VITALITY
No Dane Cook?
I think Gallagher is appropriate as the 100th greatest standup comic of all time, at least according to this particular list, because if the difference between being on the list and being off the list is the difference between being the 100th greatest comic and the 101st greatest comic, then is it really worth it?
Don't understand the Foxworthy hate, but then again, haters gonna hate.
Greg's part of Foxworthy's roast from the spring of 2005.
"Those fans are in for a world of hurt...they've never gone up against a premium message board fan base like ours."-Vim
An inspirational figure, this Chitown Badger. The first person ever to ride the short yellow school buses as a kid and then drive them as an adult.
The mere mention of Dane Cook should have tripped the flag for you...I apologized it didnt register.
Foxworthy 1) has one joke 2) it's not funny 3) gave us larry the cable guy in the mainstream media. Fuck Jeff Foxworthy.
The incredible thing about Louis CK being on this list is that the list was created in 2005, before anybody knew who he was. If this list was created by interviews with comedians, it shows how great they thought he was to include him when he had had NO public success yet.
Don't think -- it can only hurt the ballclub
The fact that Redd Foxx is behind Ellen, Roseanne, and Letterman, and is in the same general area as Ray Romano should make that list one of the 100 funniest lists ever published.
Since light travels faster than sound, people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Lighten up, Francis
Fuck off, Nucky.
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