The Top 30 Greatest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time

Here’s my choices for the Top 30 Greatest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time.  I really hate those “of all time” lists that only list people from the last 10 years. I consider talent, historical impact, success, influence, and with just a dash of who I really like a lot.

  1. Richard Pryor
  2. George Carlin
  3. Bill Cosby
  4. Steve Martin
  5. Redd Foxx
  6. Lenny Bruce
  7. Milton Berle
  8. Robin Williams
  9. Rodney Dangerfield
  10. David Chapelle
  11. Eddie Murphy
  12. Joan Rivers
  13. Chris Rock
  14. Phyllis Diller
  15. Bob Newhart
  16. George Burns
  17. Bill Hicks
  18. Louis CK
  19. Don Rickles
  20. Ellen DeGeneres
  21. Jonathan Winters
  22. Jack Benny
  23. Sam Kinison
  24. Stephen Wright
  25. Roseanne Barr
  26. Mitch Hedberg
  27. Andy Kaufman
  28. Johnny Carson
  29. Dennis Miller
  30. Some Heckler who really was on his game that one night