The 25 Greatest Living Comedians

Carlin, Pryor. Or Pryor, Carlin. That's probably anyone's one and two on the greatest comics ever. But they're dead. Who are the greatest stand-ups living today? Whose performances may rise to rival their comedic divinity? Here are the comedians you could see live today who might be crafting timeless routines.

Most Recent Review: Jul 10, 2014

  1. 1
    Dave Chappelle

    Overall Rating: 43210 (4.93) after only 7 votes. | Review This Comedian

  2. 2
    Doug Stanhope

    Overall Rating: 43210 (4.69) after only 18 votes. | Review This Comedian

  3. 3
    Brian Regan

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

  4. 4
    Eddie Izzard

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

  5. 5
    Anthony Jeselnik

    Overall Rating: 43210 (4.83) after only 6 votes. | Review This Comedian

  6. 6
    Zach Galifianakis

    Overall Rating: 43210 (4.53) after only 18 votes. | Review This Comedian

  7. 7
    John Caparulo

    Overall Rating: 43210 (4.88) after only 4 votes. | Review This Comedian

  8. 8
    Patton Oswalt

    Overall Rating: 43210 (4.55) after only 11 votes. | Review This Comedian

  9. 9
    Louis C.K.

    Overall Rating: 43210 (4.45) after only 30 votes. | Review This Comedian

  10. 10
    Bill Burr

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

  11. 11
    John Mulaney

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

  12. 12
    Earthquake

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

  13. 13
    Sean Rouse

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

  14. 14
    Albert Brooks

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

  15. 15
    Dov Davidoff

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

  16. 16
    Doug Benson

    Overall Rating: 43210 (4.63) after only 4 votes. | Review This Comedian

  17. 17
    Paul Mooney

    Overall Rating: 43210 (4.63) after only 4 votes. | Review This Comedian

  18. 18
    Maria Bamford

    Overall Rating: 43210 (4.38) after only 13 votes. | Review This Comedian

  19. 19
    Emo Philips

    Overall Rating: 43210 (4.40) after only 10 votes. | Review This Comedian

  20. 20
    Steve Martin

    Overall Rating: 43210 (4.67) after only 3 votes. | Review This Comedian

  21. 21
    Eugene Mirman

    Overall Rating: 43210 (4.50) after only 5 votes. | Review This Comedian

  22. 22
    Steven Wright

    Overall Rating: 43210 (4.35) after only 13 votes. | Review This Comedian

  23. 23
    Eddie Griffin

    Overall Rating: 43210 (4.75) after only 2 votes. | Review This Comedian

  24. 24
    Woody Allen

    Overall Rating: 43210 (4.50) after only 4 votes. | Review This Comedian

  25. 25
    Craig Ferguson

    Overall Rating: 43210 (4.50) after only 4 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.