The Greatest Standup Comedians of All Time


I believe being a comedian is one of the toughest jobs in the world. It is also a compulsion. A comedian can’t do anything but to make jokes and make his audience have a good time.

The comedy gig is also known for the wrecked off-stage lives of the performers. There is a term that “Comedians are broken people.” I think this is because they understand the depths and despair of lives and have the courage to find laughter in it. The greatest of comedians will laugh at about everything and they have the superpower to change your perspectives.

George Carlin

Here’s all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.

George was an eye-opening political critique, a keen observer, and his dark intellectual jokes ended with epiphanic punchlines. George was the first comedian who made me think about the planet and the conspiracies that the rich corporations plot against the society to make them slaves of debt.

Richard Pryor

I had to stop drinking, cause I got tired of waking in my car driving 90.

Pryor’s comedic style was very visual. Most of his joke subjects were middle-aged African Americans stereotypes. He imitated them, he spoke taboo words bravely and always told the truth.

Robin Williams

Ah, yes, divorce … from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man’s genitals through his wallet.

Robin Williams was one of the best things that happened to the entertainment industry. His imitations, his energy, his brilliant observations, and his voice combined to give you a great one man show and feel the purest of feelings through his intense acting.

Jerry Seinfeld

A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.

The richest and one of the funniest comedians on the planet. He can find a joke inside an empty soda can. His bold but honest humor never feels like an insult even if he is making one. He rose to fame by creating the greatest sitcom ever named and based after himself, “Seinfeld.”

Eddie Murphy

How can you do the moonwalk and ask a woman to dance? Hey baby lets dance… cya later!

Eddie Murphy is smart, energetic, and he always gets what his audience wants. His expressions and mannerisms are so magnetic that you can’t help but fixate your eyes on his show. He is a successful movie star and enjoys a life of semi-retirement until he finds new material to perform.