Top Ten Comedians:
King of the one-liner and non-sequitur. I am saddened everytime I think of the fact that I will never get to see him perform.
Smart, witty, one-liners and uses visual art to tell jokes. His story-telling is also pretty solid.
Not only is he a hilarious actor in Arrested Development, but his stand-up is brilliant. Blending social and political commentary with long, personal stories, David brings it all.
Michael Ian Black
At times absurd, his stories all lead to something, even if they seem crude or silly. Read his book “You’re Not Doing It Right”, it is insanely funny with moments of utter honesty that leave you emotional.
All Brigleby has to do is tell stories about his life and he is pretty much golden. Between the stories of sleepwalking, celebrity golf tournaments, and cancer scare, Mike’s life has produced great material.
Australian for funny. His rant about gun control alone would make him a candidate for top ten, but he has a wealth of other stories and jokes. His show “Legit” was a great outlet to make television loosely based around some of the same topics in his routine.
We all know the love affair that Jim has with food and all of the food jokes he has because of his first marriage with food (Hot Pockets!). Jim can also tell some great jokes about family that are accessible to nearly everyone.
I only recently was turned on to John’s comedy (this summer, actually), but man is it good. He is the closest person on this list to my age, and a fair representation of what to expect in comedy from my “generation”.
Fart and boner jokes are always going to be funny, but not exactly top ten worthy. Brian mastered those, but his love of metal and the nerd culture makes his routine especially funny.
The voices are above-average, the impressions accurate, but the thing that makes Jim good are his ability to tell a story and mature without going soft. His material has changed greatly, most of it revolves around family, but it doesn’t mean he’s a “clean comic” – with all those weird connotations that may come with that territory.