Anyone who can have a one-sided conversation with a crowd, and still be hilarious, is at the top of the comedy food chain.
Stand-up comedy is one of my favorite things to watch. I believe it is the truest form of comedy. Anyone who can have a one sided conversation with a crowd and still be hilarious is at the top of the comedy food chain in my opinion. I have gathered a list of ten of my favorite stand up comics with some of their sets. If you have someone you think should be on the list, add a comment with the link, because I would love to check it out.
I start off with one of the best. I was born in 1983, so I am a little young, but there was so much hype over this man and his comedy prowess. I watched his routine and I have to agree he is the greatest.
Rodney was a great comedian, who gave a lot of young comedians their first big break. When he saw young talent he would really push for them to succeed. I love his style of just joke after joke. I wish more comedians today would adapt this style.
Dave Chappelle started on stage at the age of fourteen years old and he is a natural. I laugh at virtually everything he says and I have no idea why. He is just that funny.
Now, I know recently Dane Cook has become a little annoying since we were over exposed to his humor, but I remember the first time I heard him and that is all I need to remember. Here is a clip from back in the day.
Sadly, Mitch Hedberg is no longer with us. However, he definitely lives on in me because I quote the man more than any other comedian. Thank you Mitch. I am glad I got to see him on his last tour in the United States.
This was the first super star stand up show I ever saw. I saw delirious way too young. I don’t know what my mom was thinking. However, it was bit like this one that even at a really young age I could still relate and see his genius. I wish he would stop doing kids movies and do some real comedy again.
I love Demetri’s style. It is always hard to invent something new in a professional that is centuries old, but Demetri has definitely done that, and done it well.
This dude doesn’t get enough credit. He is tiny and angry, but it is funny as hell.
I had the privilege of seeing Bill Cosby a few years ago and he was amazing. He sat on a stool and just told story after story. He is a true professional.
This young man is a rising star and his humor hits really close to home for me. I am twenty five and this kid is basically like hanging out with my best friend.
His voice is funny enough, but his act is a polished machine. I don’t know why this guy isn’t a bigger star.