The 25 Stand-Up Comedians
with the Best Material

They're eminently quotable. They mislead you perfectly and then twist you off in another direction. They write in perfect little joke haikus, except the grasshopper in dead at the end of them. Here's the list of stand-ups who make you think "I wish I thought of that."

Most Recent Review: Nov 08, 2014

  1. 1.
    George Carlin

    George Carlin

    Material Rating: 43210 (4.79) after only 28 votes. | Review This Comedian

  2. 2.
    Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor

    Material Rating: 43210 (4.81) after only 16 votes. | Review This Comedian

  3. 3.
    Mitch Hedberg

    Mitch Hedberg

    Material Rating: 43210 (4.68) after only 25 votes. | Review This Comedian

  4. 4.
    Doug Stanhope

    Doug Stanhope

    Material Rating: 43210 (4.67) after only 18 votes. | Review This Comedian

  5. 5.
    Brian Regan

    Brian Regan

    Material Rating: 43210 (4.67) after only 15 votes. | Review This Comedian

  6. 6.
    Dave Chappelle

    Dave Chappelle

    Material Rating: 43210 (4.86) after only 7 votes. | Review This Comedian

  7. 7.
    Zach Galifianakis

    Zach Galifianakis

    Material Rating: 43210 (4.61) after only 18 votes. | Review This Comedian

  8. 8.
    Eddie Izzard

    Eddie Izzard

    Material Rating: 43210 (4.67) after only 12 votes. | Review This Comedian

  9. 9.
    Bill Hicks

    Bill Hicks

    Material Rating: 43210 (4.54) after only 28 votes. | Review This Comedian

  10. 10.
    John Caparulo

    John Caparulo

    Material Rating: 54321 (5.00) after only 4 votes. | Review This Comedian

  11. 11.
    Emo Philips

    Emo Philips

    Material Rating: 43210 (4.60) after only 10 votes. | Review This Comedian

  12. 12.
    Steven Wright

    Steven Wright

    Material Rating: 43210 (4.54) after only 13 votes. | Review This Comedian

  13. 13.
    Anthony Jeselnik

    Anthony Jeselnik

    Material Rating: 43210 (4.67) after only 6 votes. | Review This Comedian

  14. 14.
    Steve Martin

    Steve Martin

    Material Rating: 43210 (4.75) after only 4 votes. | Review This Comedian

  15. 15.
    Patton Oswalt

    Patton Oswalt

    Material Rating: 43210 (4.45) after only 11 votes. | Review This Comedian

  16. 16.
    Sam Kinison

    Sam Kinison

    Material Rating: 43210 (4.50) after only 8 votes. | Review This Comedian

  17. 17.
    Greg Giraldo

    Greg Giraldo

    Material Rating: 43210 (4.60) after only 5 votes. | Review This Comedian

  18. 18.
    Eugene Mirman

    Eugene Mirman

    Material Rating: 43210 (4.60) after only 5 votes. | Review This Comedian

  19. 19.
    Jonathan Winters

    Jonathan Winters

    Material Rating: 43210 (4.60) after only 5 votes. | Review This Comedian

  20. 20.
    Bill Burr

    Bill Burr

    Material Rating: 43210 (4.60) after only 5 votes. | Review This Comedian

  21. 21.
    Earthquake

    Earthquake

    Material Rating: 54321 (5.00) after only 2 votes. | Review This Comedian

  22. 22.
    Sean Rouse

    Sean Rouse

    Material Rating: 54321 (5.00) after only 2 votes. | Review This Comedian

  23. 23.
    Albert Brooks

    Albert Brooks

    Material Rating: 54321 (5.00) after only 2 votes. | Review This Comedian

  24. 24.
    Tim Allen

    Tim Allen

    Material Rating: 54321 (5.00) after only 2 votes. | Review This Comedian

  25. 25.
    Dov Davidoff

    Dov Davidoff

    Material Rating: 54321 (5.00) after only 2 votes. | Review This Comedian

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Taken from ratings by Dead-Frog Members on both writing and performing, the scores are averaged and then judged against each other on their Bayesian Average. On this scale comedians with a lower regular average may rank higher because of the number of votes they've received.