the fact that dave chapelle isnt in the top 5 tells me everything i need to know
robin williams was funny only for a very short amount of time, and only when he was high on cocaine
chris rock is okay, years ago colin quinn was a guest on rock's HBO show, they started talking smack to one another, colin destroyed a visibly shaken rock. essentially, rock was the first to play the race card, quinn came back twice as loud and twice as harsh. rock was left speechless.
rosanne barr is a fucking pig, ellen is a diesel dyke who specializes in entertaining sexually confused/repressed housewives. real talent there.
without red foxx and dave chapelle in the top five and mitch hedberg in the top 10
Posted 9/13/2011 4:05 am
Bill Hicks not in the top ten proves that this list is complete amateur hour bullshit. Even if you hate Hicks, there's no denying the enormous influence that guy had on not only comedy, but art in general. He's a consistent favorite of musicians.
Pryor number 1? Bullshit. Funny to be sure, but definitely not the all time best. You could make the case that he doesn't even belong in the top 5 for Christ's sake.
If you want to cut through all the dogshit, there's no question that Carlin is the all time greatest. Whatever you may think about his act, that guy caused a political shitstorm that hasn't been seen since. He literally had to take the law on for the sake of his art and didn't back down. Because of people like him, comedians can get away with saying what they truly want (for better or worse).
Furthermore, his later stuff is proving to be timeless; his criticism of corporatism and the elected govt scumbags is as correct now as it was 10, 20, and even 30 years ago. Try listening to Lenny Bruce for comparison...Bruce's act will put you to sleep because it was only shocking in the context of the times.