The 5 Best Comedians Ever

Who is Your Favorite?

Dave Chappelle

We all have our favorites. Since comedy preference is subjective, anyone is allowed to either applaud or

revolt about the order of this list. Here below is an unofficial list of five best comedians ever lived.


5) Robin McLaurin Williams


Robin was a universally-acclaimed American actor and comedian. In his early career

days, he pursued being a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the 1970s and started

appearing on films as an actor after rising to fame from the sitcom Mork & Mindy, He was known for his

improvisational skills. He is also widely known for his leading roles in dramas such as Good Will

Hunting and Dead Poets Society. He was awarded six Golden Globes, four Grammys, two Emmys, and

two Screen Actors Guild Awards throughout his career. His suicide death last 2014 was a great horror to everyone.


4) Dave Chappelle

David Khari Webber Chappelle is a wild combination of American comedian, screenwriter, producer, and

actor. Chappelle because well known in underground comedy circles for  sending pranks in the mail and he absolutely loved it.

He is a master on political satires, observational comedy and sketch comedy. In 2003, he became

more widely acknowledged in Chappelle’s Show, a sketch comedy television series starring himself.

Esquire called Chappelle as “the comic genius of America” in 2006. Currently, he resides in Yellow

Springs, Ohio with his family and continues to perform stand-up.


3)Louis C.K.

Louis Székely is an American comedian and current champions in the entertainment media as an actor,

writer, producer, director, and editor. He is known for his self-deprecating and vulgarly critical humor. He

made and starred the universally acclaimed comedy-drama series Louie. He is considered one of the

greatest stand-up comedians of all time in a feature article in Rolling Stone and even won six Emmys for

comedy series writings. Now he focuses on writing and directing comedy dramas and series.


2) George Carlin

George Denis Patrick Carlin is frequently cited as the best comedian of all time. He was also  an

American author, actor, and a social critic. Carlin was famous for his critical humor including glitter bombs

and other controversial subjects such as politics and religion, and other taboo subjects. In 1978, the U.S. Supreme

Court charged Carlin and his comedy routine “Seven dirty words” as an indecent material and is properly

regulated. It was then banned for public consumption. For decades, his work has been widely speculated

and hailed. In 2008, he died at 71 years of age from heart failure.


1)Richard Pryor

Currently, Comedy Central had ranked Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor as the number 1 on their

list of All-Time Greatest Stand-up Comedians. Like George Carlin, he was also an actor and a social

critic. He tackled a lot of analysis on topical contemporary issues such as English language, profanity,

racial discriminations, religion, politics, sexuality and many more. Many stand-up comedians of both his

and our time had regarded him as the master of comedy. Jerry Seinfeld had labeled him as “The Picasso

of [the stand-up comedian] profession.” Many historians, journalists, comedy critics, and stand-up

comedians like himself regarded Pryor as one of the most influential stand-up comedians of all time. In

2005, he died at the age of 65 from a heart attack.