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Laylow Martinez list Top 15 Comedians of All Time


In stand-up comedy, the performer addresses the audience directly from the stage while entertaining a live audience. The performer is referred to as a comic, stand-up, or comedian. One-liners, stories, remarks, or a shtick that uses props, music, magic, or ventriloquism are all part of stand-up comedy. Almost anywhere can host a performance of it, including comedy clubs, festivals, pubs, nightclubs, colleges, or theaters. Here is my TOP 15 OF ALL TIME



Juan Villareal has been enthralling audiences with his brand of stand-up comedy for more than 30 years. Juan makes sure the audience is left wanting more after every performance with tales of family, growing up, becoming old, and other life situations.

Juan has performed on stage alongside many of the greatest comedians of all time, including Paul Rodriguez, Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Griffin, Carlos Mencia, and many more. Juan has the distinction of having made more appearances on BET's Comic View than any other comic, with his resume includes appearances on HBO, SHOWTIME, and many other networks.

As he plays for sold-out audiences and gets ready for some extremely exciting upcoming projects, Juan Villareal has his sights set on the future.

#2. George Carlin


The first of Carlin's 14 stand-up satire specials for HBO was shot in 1977. From the last part of the 1980s onwards, his schedules zeroed in on sociocultural analysis of American culture. He frequently remarked on American policy driven issues and mocked American culture. He was a continuous entertainer and visitor have on The Tonight Show during the three-decade Johnny Carson period and facilitated the main episode of Saturday Night Live in 1975. His last satire extraordinary, It's Bad for Ya, was shot under four months before his demise from heart disappointment. In 2008, he was post mortem granted the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. In 2004, he put second on Comedy Central's rundown of top 10 American comedians.In 2017, Rolling Stone magazine positioned him second (behind Richard Pryor) on its rundown of the 50 best professional comics of all time.[2]

Carlin's film jobs remembered a cabbie for Car Wash, Frank Madras in Outrageous Fortune, Rufus in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, Eddie Detreville in The Prince of Tides, Cardinal Ignatius Glick in Dogma, Architect in Scary Movie 3, and Bart Trinké in Jersey Girl. He additionally had voice jobs as Zugor in Tarzan II, Fillmore in Cars, and as Mr. Conductor on Shining Time Station, as well as portraying the American names for the Thomas and Friends fragments.

#3. Rodney Dangerfield


He started his vocation functioning as a professional comedian at the Fantasy Lounge in New York City. His demonstration filled in notoriety as he turned into a pillar on late-night television shows all through the 1960s and 1970s, in the end forming into a featuring follow up on the Las Vegas gambling club circuit. His expression "I don't get no regard!" came from an endeavor to work on one of his stand-up jokes. "I played find the stowaway; they wouldn't actually search for me." He figured the joke would be more grounded on the off chance that it utilized the configuration: "I was so ..." starting ("I was so poor," "He was so terrible," "She was so dumb," etc.).[clarification needed] He attempted "I get no regard," and got a greatly improved reaction from the crowd; it turned into an extremely durable element of his demonstration and comedic persona.[3]

He showed up in a couple of spot parts in films, like The Projectionist, all through the 1970s, yet his breakout film job came in 1980 as a clumsy nouveau riche golf player in the troupe parody Caddyshack, which was trailed by two extra effective movies in which he featured: 1983's Easy Money and 1986's Back to School. Extra film work kept him occupied through the remainder of his life, for the most part in comedies, yet with an uncommon sensational job in 1994's Natural Born Killers as an oppressive dad. Wellbeing inconveniences diminished his result through the mid 2000s before his demise in 2004, following a month in a state of extreme lethargy because of confusions from heart valve medical procedure

#4. Katt Williams


Williams began performing satire in his Cincinnati area, Avondale.[7][8]

He sharpened his comic conveyance by playing out his daily practice in clubs cross country, from Oklahoma to Oakland. By 1999, he had turned into a laid out comic, showing up in front of an audience at any semblance of The Improv, The Comedy Club, The Ice House, and The Hollywood Park Casino. Most eminently he showed up on BET's Comic View as Katt "In the Hat" Williams.[7][8]

He featured in his most memorable satire extraordinary in 2006 entitled Katt Williams: Live: Let a Playa Play. His second and first HBO stand-up unique was 2006's The Pimp Chronicles, Pt. 1.[7] In 2007 he was offered a film/standup which he entitled American Hustle. The film had basic achievement and laid out Williams as a standard comedian.[7][9] In 2008 he delivered his second HBO parody unique, entitled It's' Pimpin', which included more political standup.[10][11] Keeping in the middle of delivering satire DVDs and visiting, Williams had a parody visit that was named awesome of 2008 by Billboard.[11] In 2012, following a four-year break, he got back to stand-up in his third HBO parody extraordinary, entitled Kattpacalypse.[12]

On December 3, 2012, Williams reported the finish of his stand-up satire profession, a day after a peculiar episode at a bar in Seattle, Washington, that landed him in jail.[13] However, only three days after the fact, he declared he was emerging from retirement.[14]

During late 2013, Williams was on his "Development Spurt" Tour.[15]

On August 16, 2014, he got back with another HBO extraordinary named Katt Williams: Priceless: Afterlife, which was coordinated by Spike Lee.[16][17]

On September 3, 2015, during a meeting, Williams reported and depicted his impending visit named "Paranoid idea", expressing,

The connivance discussion is a discussion that we are know all about. We realize that there are connivances out there, yet this is a discussion that includes a great deal of things that aren't being examined different spots. That is the reason for all paranoid fears: the way that there is covered up data out there, and how our cycle changes about things that we assumed we used to be aware. We as a whole, sooner or later, in the event that we're are at a specific age, we grew up thinking Pluto was a planet. This is presumably going to go down as quite possibly of my best work, since it's an assortment of illegal subjects that we really can't get replied. I'm one of the interesting metropolitan public authorities. Part of my assurance in my ticket cost is that I will discuss what we are referring to now, and examining from this point to the following time we see [me] once more. This is the open conversation that we've had starting around 2003. This is the very thing that it is about.[18]

In 2018, Williams delivered another stand-up unique on Netflix, shot in Jacksonville, Florida, named Great America.[19]

On May 17, 2022, Williams delivered another stand-up unique on Netflix, named World War 3

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#5. Bernie Mac


Bernie Mac's persuasions were from The Three Stooges and paying attention to professional comics Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx. Macintosh began as a professional comic in Chicago's Cotton Club. After he won the Miller Lite Comedy Search at 32 years old, his fame as an entertainer developed. A presentation on HBO's Def Comedy Jam push him into the spotlight; after Martin Lawrence couldn't quiet an undeniably threatening group, Mac went in front of an audience and broadly said, "I ain't frightened o' you mothafuckas," let the crowd know that he "didn't come here for no stupidity."

Macintosh opened for Dionne Warwick, Redd Foxx and Natalie Cole. He assumed a little part in 1994's House Party 3 as Uncle Vester. He likewise had a brief syndicated program on HBO named Midnight Mac. Afterward, Mac likewise acted in minor jobs, Mac played Mr. Johnson the straightforward proprietor of a grille and burger joint in the film B.A.P.S., and he stumbled upon the opportunity of a lifetime as "Minister Clever" in Ice Cube's 1995 film Friday. Following that job, Mac was specifically decided to play the lead spot, The Wiz in the 1995 Apollo Revival of The Wiz.

Macintosh had his initially featuring job as "Dollar Bill", a senseless, smooth talking club proprietor in The Players Club. Macintosh had the option to part from the customary "dark parody" class, playing parts in the 2001 change of Ocean's Eleven and turning into the new Bosley for the Charlie's Angels spin-off, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. In 2003 he acted in a supporting job as the miscreant "Gin Slagel, The Store Dick" in Bad Santa. He likewise featured in Guess Who? (a comedic change of the film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), Head of State, and showed up in the 2007 film Transformers as the vehicle sales rep "Bobby Bolivia".

In his later years, Mac facilitated the unscripted tv ability show Last Comic Standing. He likewise filled in as the voice of Zuba, Alex the Lion's tragically missing dad in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. He co-featured with Samuel L. Jackson in the 2008 melodic satire Soul Men as "Floyd Henderson". These two motion pictures were delivered a very long time after his demise. His last film job was as Jimmy Lunchbox in the 2009 Disney film Old Dogs which was delivered a year after his passing. He featured close by John Travolta and Robin Williams in that film.

#6. Richard Pryor


Pryor's collection of work incorporates the show movies and accounts: Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin' (1971), That Nigger's Crazy (1974), ...Is It Something I Said? (1975), Bicentennial Nigger (1976), Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979), Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982), and Richard Pryor: Here and Now (1983). As an entertainer, he featured essentially in comedies. His periodic jobs in dramatizations included Paul Schrader's Blue Collar (1978). He additionally showed up in real life films, similar to Superman III (1983). He worked together on many activities with entertainer Gene Wilder, including the movies Silver Streak (1976), Stir Crazy (1980), and See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989). Another regular partner was entertainer/comic/author Paul Mooney.

#7. Ralphie May


In 2003, May was decided to partake in the primary time of Last Comic Standing. He completed in runner up in the opposition, with Dat Phan winning in front of the pack. A while later, May showed up in parody shows, for example, The Wayne Brady Show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In 2005, he was the main white comic on The Big Black Comedy Show, which likewise highlighted Mo'Nique, Rodman, and Vince Morris.[7]

In 2005, May delivered his most memorable satire collection Just Correct. He later recorded four Comedy Central specials named Girth of a Nation (2006), Prime Cut (2007),[8] Austin-tatious (2008), and Too Big To Ignore (2012),[9] as well as two Netflix specials named Imperfectly Yours (2013) and Unruly (2015).[10] He showed up in For Da Love of Money.[11] May likewise performed at the "Get-together of the Juggalos 2012".[12]

#8. Eddie Murphy


Murphy has received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in 48 Hrs. (1982), the Beverly Hills Cop series (1984–present), Trading Places (1983), The Nutty Professor (1996), and Dolemite Is My Name (2019). He has also won numerous awards for his work on the fantasy comedy film Dr. Dolittle (1998) and its 2001 sequel. In 2007, Murphy won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James "Thunder" Early in the musical film Dreamgirls.[4]

Murphy has worked as a voice actor, including roles playing the Chinese dragon Mushu in Disney's Mulan (1998), Thurgood Stubbs in the sitcom The PJs (1999–2001), and Donkey in DreamWorks Animation's Shrek series (2001–2010). In some films he plays multiple roles in addition to his main character; this is intended as a tribute to one of his idols, Peter Sellers. He has played multiple roles in Coming to America (1988), Wes Craven's Vampire in Brooklyn (1995), the Nutty Professor films, Bowfinger (1999), The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002), Norbit (2007), and Meet Dave (2008). As of 2016, Murphy's films have grossed over $3.8 billion ($6.5 billion adjusted for inflation) in the United States and Canada box office,[5] and over $6.7 billion worldwide.[6] In 2015, his films made him the sixth-highest grossing actor in the United States.[7][5]

In 2015, Murphy was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.[8] In 2020, he won his first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for hosting Saturday Night Live.[9] As a singer, Murphy has released three studio albums, including How Could It Be (1985), So Happy (1989), and Love's Alright (1993).

#9. Martin Lawrence


In his initial days, Lawrence did satire shows in the Washington, D.C., region and upheld himself through unspecialized temp jobs. Entertainer Ritch Snyder saw his demonstration and proposed Lawrence make associations in New York.[6] Lawrence wound up moving to New York City and found his direction to the parody club The Improv. Soon after showing up at The Improv, Lawrence won an exhibition spot on Star Search.[1] He excelled on the show and came to the last round, however didn't win. Notwithstanding, chiefs at Columbia Pictures Television saw Martin's exhibition and offered him the job of Maurice Warfield in What's Happening Now!!; this was his most memorable acting job.[1] Upon wiping out of that show, Lawrence found piece parts in different movies and TV series. His leading edge job was as Cee in Do the Right Thing. Different jobs continued in movies, for example, the House Party series, Talkin' Dirty After Dark, and the Eddie Murphy vehicle Boomerang. During this period, amusement tycoon Russell Simmons chose him to have the historic series Def Comedy Jam on HBO. Def Comedy Jam gave numerous jokesters (counting Chris Tucker, Dave Chappelle, Mike Epps, Bernie Mac and Cedric the Entertainer) standard openness.

During his spell with Def Comedy Jam, Lawrence showed up in his own hit series, Martin, which broadcasted on Fox.[1] The show ran from 1992 to 1997 and was a huge achievement. Martin was the lead of Fox's Thursday night line-up, which drew a large number of watchers from NBC's "Should See TV" line-up. He facilitated Saturday Night Live on February 19, 1994, where he offered unrefined comments about ladies' genitalia and individual cleanliness; the hostile part of the speech was altered out of NBC reruns and partnered variants and Lawrence was restricted from NBC for a while until he got a statement of regret from the President of NBC at the time Warren Littlefield.[7] Martin's evaluations kept on soaring such a lot of that Fox turned out to be all the more a competitor against NBC and drew nearer to being considered among the top broadcasting companies. In 1995 he acted close by Will Smith in Bad Boys with wide achievement.

After Martin finished its disagreement 1997, Lawrence looking for gainful employment in parody films. He frequently featured as the second lead inverse entertainers including Eddie Murphy, Danny DeVito, and Tim Robbins.[1] Many of his movies were blockbusters in the cinema world, including Nothing to Lose, Life, Blue Streak, and Big Momma's House. He likewise featured in basic and film industry disappointments, including Black Knight and National Security. Notwithstanding, his compensation consistently expanded to more than $10 million for every film job. He keeps on working in film, with so much movies as Big Momma's House 2, which opened at No. 1 at North American film industry and netted nearly $28 million its first weekend,[8] and Wild Hogs (2007), in which he played an exhausted resident looking for experience on the open street in a biker parody close by John Travolta, Tim Allen and William H. Macy.

In 2006, Lawrence showed up on Inside the Actors Studio, during which Lawrence momentarily resurrected a portion of the characters he had depicted on Martin. He additionally showed up in Open Season as Boog, one of the primary characters of the film. The film additionally featured Ashton Kutcher, Debra Messing, and Gary Sinise.

In 2008, Lawrence featured in Walt Disney Pictures' College Road Trip co-featuring with Raven-Symoné. It was his most memorable G-evaluated film, yet not his first appearance in that frame of mind while's film: he provided a voice for Open Season (2006) inverse Ashton Kutcher.

In 2011, Lawrence repeated his job as FBI specialist Malcolm Turner in Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, the third film in the Big Momma series.[9]

In January 2013, it was reported that Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer were thinking about bringing together to star in a satire for Lionsgate Television. Accomplices, matched the two entertainers as Chicago attorneys from "immeasurably various foundations who out of the blue meet in court on the most exceedingly terrible day of their lives." The show debuted on August 4, 2014, yet was dropped after one season in the wake of getting poor reviews.[10]

In 2020, Lawrence repeated his job as Detective Marcus Burnett in the third portion of the Bad Boys establishment, Bad Boys forever, again close by Will Smith. The film was viewed as a monetary achievement, earning $112 million in its initial four days of release.[11]

#10. Steve Harvey


Harvey started his vocation as a comic. He performed stand-up parody in the mid 1980s and facilitated Showtime at the Apollo and The Steve Harvey Show on The WB. He was subsequently highlighted in The Original Kings of Comedy in the wake of featuring in the Kings of Comedy Tour. His last standup show was in 2012.

Harvey is the host of both Family Feud and Celebrity Family Feud, holding this job starting around 2010. He additionally facilitated Little Big Shots, Little Big Shots Forever Young, and Steve Harvey's Funderdome. As a writer, he has composed four books, including his success Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which was distributed in March 2009.

In 2017, Harvey established Steve Harvey Global, an amusement organization that houses his creation organization East 112 and different endeavors. He sent off an African form of Family Feud and furthermore put resources into the HDNet takeover alongside Anthem Sports and Entertainment. He and his significant other Marjorie are the originators behind The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, a philanthropic association zeroed in on youth training.

He is a seven-time Daytime Emmy Award champ, double cross Marconi Award victor, and a 14-time NAACP Image Award champ in different classifications.

#11. Kevin Hart


Subsequent to winning a few stand-up parody rivalries, Hart had his most memorable advancement when Judd Apatow cast him in a common job on the TV series Undeclared (2001). He has since played parts in movies, for example, Paper Soldiers (2002), Scary Movie 3 (2003), Soul Plane (2004), In the Mix (2005), Little Fockers (2010), Think Like a Man (2012), Grudge Match (2013), Ride Along (2014) About Last Night (2014), Get Hard (2015), Central Intelligence (2016), The Secret Life of Pets film establishment (2016-2019), Ride Along 2 (2016), Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017), the Jumanji film establishment (2017-present), and Night School (2018). He likewise made and featured as a fictionalized rendition of himself in Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013-2016).

Hart's comedic notoriety kept on developing with the arrival of his most memorable stand-up collection I'm a Grown Little Man (2009). He has since delivered four more satire collections: Seriously Funny (2010), Laugh at My Pain (2011), Let Me Explain (2013), and What Now? (2016). In 2015, Time Magazine named him on its yearly rundown of the 100 most persuasive individuals in the world.[1] In 2017, he jump started the Laugh Out Loud Network, a membership video web-based feature in organization with Lionsgate.

#12. Chris Tucker


Exhaust started exhibiting his parody abilities before a group of people in neighborhood Atlanta satire clubs until he chose to move to Los Angeles in 1990 to additional seek after his stand-up satire career.[9] In 1992, Tucker was a successive entertainer on the HBO satire series Def Comedy Jam.[10] He made his true to life debut in House Party 3 in 1994[11] and earned more prominent film respect close by N.W.A rapper Ice Cube in Friday the accompanying year.[11] In 1997, he co-featured in the movies The Fifth Element and Money Talks. He likewise assumed a supporting part in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown and had a featuring job in the government operative satire Double-O-Soul, yet was never released.[12]

Alongside Hong Kong military craftsman Jackie Chan, Tucker featured as LAPD analyst James Carter in the hand to hand fighting activity parody film series Rush Hour. After the business progress of the primary Rush Hour film, he waited for a $20 million compensation for Rush Hour 2, and was paid $25 million for Rush Hour 3.[13] The last option was essential for a $40 million two-film contract with New Line Cinema that likewise incorporated an anonymous future film. He was additionally to get 20% of the gross from Rush Hour 3.[14]

Exhaust didn't repeat his job as Smokey in Next Friday (2000) or Friday After Next (2002) for strict reasons, later making sense of that he would have rather not urged others to smoke weed.[15] He featured in Michael Jackson's video "You Rock My World" and made an appearance in Tupac Shakur's "California Love".[16] On February 13, 1999, Tucker partook in the NBA All-Star Weekend's Celebrity Game. Different superstars taking an interest included rapper Master P, NBA Hall of Famers Clyde Drexler and Dominique Wilkins, wide collector Terrell Owens, and four Harlem Globetrotters.

#13. Eddie Griffin


At a satire club open-mic night in 1989, Griffin jumped in front of an audience on a bet and procured a deeply heartfelt applause with family stories. He talked his direction into stand-up gigs in and out of town and in L.A. One well known piece was his gay variant of troublemaker comic Andrew Dice Clay, who later recruited Griffin to open for him.[4]

When he accomplished a decent lot of progress in standup, Griffin became unbelievable at The Comedy Store for halting in to do visitor sets on open mic evenings and keeping awake in front of an audience sufficiently long to wear the crowd out for the hapless sprouting comic who needed to follow him.

Griffin has showed up in movies, for example, The Meteor Man (1993), The Walking Dead (1995) "David E. Talbert: A Fool and His Money" (1997), Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999), Double Take (2001), Undercover Brother (2002), John Q (2002), Scary Movie 3 (2003), Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005), Norbit (2007), and Urban Justice (2007).

Griffin has showed up on TV programs like Malcolm and Eddie (1996-2000) and Chappelle's Show in the production "Worldwide championship of Dice" as Grits n' Gravy.

Griffin performed on two tracks from Dr. Dre's 1999 collection, 2001, and the introduction track from The D.O.C's. 1996 collection Helter Skelter.

He has likewise showed up on plugs for Miller Beer's Man Laws.

In 2011, Comedy Central delivered Griffin's stand-up satire unique You Can Tell Them I Said It on DVD.

In December 2019, his stand-up satire unique, E-Niggma, was delivered on Showtime.

#14. Michael Blackson


In 2005, he delivered an improv show CD entitled Modasucka: Welcome to America.[3] Also in 2005, he showed up on TV series 30 Rock, P. Diddy Presents: The Bad Boys of Comedy on HBO,[4] and featured in a business for Chappelle's Show on Comedy Central.

In 2011, Blackson showed up on Starz's Martin Lawrence Presents: first Amendment Stand-up and Showtime's Shaquille O'Neal Presents All Star Comedy Jam.[5][6]

In 2019, Blackson showed up in the "Wakonda" official music video by Akon

#15. Cedric "the Entertainer "


In 1995, Cedric moved into acting, trying out for and accepting his very first job as The Cowardly Lion in the 1995 Apollo Theater Revival of The Wiz. He extended his vocation by playing Steve Harvey's companion Cedric Jackie Robinson on The Steve Harvey Show. He then, at that point, started showing up in films, including Barbershop, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Ride, Serving Sara, Johnson Family Vacation, Intolerable Cruelty, Man of the House, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted and Be Cool. He was the subject of debate when his Barbershop character offered disagreeable comments about Martin Luther King Jr. what's more, Rosa Parks.[8] These remarks were spoken in character, as a component of the content; he has never apologized for them. In Madagascar, he voiced Maurice the affirmative yes. In October 2005, he joined the Champ Car auto dashing series as a section owner.[9] He showed up in the film Charlotte's Web as the voice of Golly the gander.

While his acting vocation developed, Cedric kept on doing stand-up and ventured to every part of the country as one of the Kings of Comedy main events with Steve Harvey, D. L. Hughley and Bernie Mac. The demonstration was subsequently made into a Spike Lee film, The Original Kings of Comedy. Cedric had his own sketch satire show, Cedric the Entertainer Presents, however in the wake of being restored briefly season, it was dropped by Fox before the season started. He found opportunity to compose a book, Grown-A$$ Man.[10] He then showed up in the 2003 computer game Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004. His latest HBO Comedy Special was Cedric The Entertainer: Taking You Higher. (Two of the foundation artists from the extraordinary were Kamilah Barrett and Sandra Colton, who were finalists in Fox's So You Think You Can Dance.) He likewise recorded comedic recesses on two multi-platinum selling collections, Nelly's Country Grammar (2000) and Jay-Z's The Black Album (2003).


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