The 25 Stand-Up Comedians
with the Best Delivery

Some comics it's not so much what they say, it's how they say it. A inflection, a gesture or even a simple tilt of the head gets that rollicking laugh. Here's a list of those who bring a little something extra to their material.

Most Recent Review: Jan 24, 2022

  1. 1.

    Mitch Hedberg

    (4.79) 28 votes.

  2. 2.

    Richard Pryor

    (4.83) 18 votes.

  3. 3.

    George Carlin

    (4.75) 36 votes.

  4. 4.

    Doug Stanhope

    (4.75) 20 votes.

  5. 5.

    Dave Chappelle

    (4.83) 12 votes.

  6. 6.

    Brian Regan

    (4.72) 18 votes.

  7. 7.

    Bill Burr

    (4.78) 9 votes.

  8. 8.

    Louis C.K.

    (4.58) 36 votes.

  9. 9.

    Eddie Izzard

    (4.69) 13 votes.

  10. 10.

    Maria Bamford

    (4.63) 16 votes.

  11. 11.

    Patton Oswalt

    (4.64) 14 votes.

  12. 12.

    Greg Giraldo

    (4.83) 6 votes.

  13. 13.

    Bill Hicks

    (4.55) 31 votes.

  14. 14.

    John Caparulo

    (4.80) 5 votes.

  15. 15.

    Paul Mooney

    (4.75) 4 votes.

  16. 16.

    Steve Martin

    (4.75) 4 votes.

  17. 17.

    Jimmy Carr

    (4.75) 4 votes.

  18. 18.

    Zach Galifianakis

    (4.44) 18 votes.

  19. 19.

    Bo Burnham

    (4.57) 7 votes.

  20. 20.

    Robin Williams

    (4.57) 7 votes.

  21. 21.

    Aziz Ansari

    (4.60) 5 votes.

  22. 22.

    Jonathan Winters

    (4.60) 5 votes.

  23. 23.

    Billy Connolly

    (5.00) 2 votes.

  24. 24.

    Kathleen Madigan

    (5.00) 2 votes.

  25. 25.

    Sean Rouse

    (5.00) 2 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.