The 25 Best
Stand-Up Comedians of All Time

Wouldn't expect much movement up or down on this list. That's probably because a fair portion of comics on the list are dead. Here's where they fall after dropping the mic, along with quite a number that haven't gotten the light yet.

Most Recent Review: Mar 20, 2022

  1. 1.

    George Carlin

    (4.71) 36 votes.

  2. 2.

    Mitch Hedberg

    (4.73) 28 votes.

  3. 3.

    Richard Pryor

    (4.78) 18 votes.

  4. 4.

    Dave Chappelle

    (4.83) 12 votes.

  5. 5.

    Brian Regan

    (4.72) 18 votes.

  6. 6.

    Bill Burr

    (4.72) 9 votes.

  7. 7.

    Eddie Izzard

    (4.62) 13 votes.

  8. 8.

    Patton Oswalt

    (4.57) 14 votes.

  9. 9.

    Zach Galifianakis

    (4.53) 18 votes.

  10. 10.

    Maria Bamford

    (4.50) 16 votes.

  11. 11.

    Emo Philips

    (4.42) 12 votes.

  12. 12.

    Steve Martin

    (4.75) 4 votes.

  13. 13.

    Jonathan Winters

    (4.60) 5 votes.

  14. 14.

    Sam Kinison

    (4.44) 8 votes.

  15. 15.

    Paul Mooney

    (4.63) 4 votes.

  16. 16.

    Eugene Mirman

    (4.50) 5 votes.

  17. 17.

    Albert Brooks

    (5.00) 2 votes.

  18. 18.

    Sean Rouse

    (5.00) 2 votes.

  19. 19.

    Billy Connolly

    (5.00) 2 votes.

  20. 20.

    Dov Davidoff

    (5.00) 2 votes.

  21. 21.

    Earthquake

    (4.67) 3 votes.

  22. 22.

    Gabriel Iglesias

    (4.36) 7 votes.

  23. 23.

    Bo Burnham

    (4.36) 7 votes.

  24. 24.

    Jimmy Carr

    (4.50) 4 votes.

  25. 25.

    Woody Allen

    (4.50) 4 votes.

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Methodology

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.