Funniest Comedians

Saturday, July 30 by Brandy Willingham

Need information about the funniest comedians? Determining the funniest comedians can be quite subjective. Everyone has their own brand of comedy that they find entertaining. These performers have been noted universally as funny.

  1. Bob Hope. The late great Bob Hope was born on May 29, 1903. He rose to fame quickly with his brand of quick humor and wit. Prior to his death he celebrated an amazing 60 years with NBC. His name continues to represent comedy. Whether he was playing the “a Harvard man” or showing support to our troops he remains one of the funniest comedians ever.
  2. Richard Pryor. Born on December 1, 1940 Richard Pryor is considered one of the most influential comedians. Richard Pryor featured a raw and honest brand of comedy that was considered groundbreaking. He was able to transform from foul-mouthed stand-up comic to household comedic actor. He will always be remembered as one of the funniest comedians of all time.
  3. George Carlin. This amazing comedian was born May 12, 1937. George Carlin was ahead of his time with his candid humor and brutal honesty. His social satire made him the target of many angry politicians. One of his most famous works “Seven Dirty Words” affects censorship in the United States even still. He will always be remembered as a pioneer and one of the funniest and most gifted comedians ever.
  4. Steve Martin. Born August 14, 1945 this amazingly funny comedian forced everyone to laugh at themselves. His comedy displayed the most zany of situations which made him a superstar stand-up comedian. He, like the other comedians on the list, took the world by storm as a comedic actor. No list of the funniest comedians would be complete without Steve Martin
  5. Eddie Murphy. This funny comedian was born on April 3, 1961.  Eddie Murphy’s ability to morph himself into various personas has been the flagship of his success. His stand-up comedy was legendary. He developed into one of the most popular actors of our time. He has had this share of flops such as “Norbit,”yet he still manages to reinvent himself into with each endeavor.

-Brandy Willingham

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