Monday, November 09, 2009

Top Ten Comedians

Apropos of a suggestion I made on the NaNoWriMo forums, and to keep my NaBloPoMo streak running, The Top Ten Standup Comedians I Have Ever Heard-

1. Bill Hicks
2. Jimmy Pardo
3. Steve Harvey
4. Patton Oswalt
5. Lewis Black
6. Doug Stanhope
7. Maria Bamford
8. Dana Gould
9. Mitch Hedberg
10. Brian Posehn

My criteria are lasting impact/philosophical nature, relistenability, cleverness/creativity and laugh out loud impact.


  1. LOL! I suggest that your next list be of the top ten game time foods....either at home or while tailgating! If you need help I've got your back!

  2. Hmmm... I don't think I can do a top 10...

    Ron White
    Bill Engvall
    Lewis Black
    Dennis Leary
    Bill Cosby

    Perhaps my humor is not so philosophical. I think that is spelled wrong, but after all the writing today, I am not of a mind to go look it up.

  3. Wow. I can't say I've heard of any of those.

    Except maybe Steve Harvey. Is he an African-American sitcom guy? If so, I have heard of him.

    I'm better with Lapis' list. I know White and Engvall, and of course Cosby (from his standup, too!). Denis Leary I know only from playing a cartoon lion, and commercials in which he is selling TVs to watch football on or something.


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