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: Jan 24, 2022

  1. 1.

    Dave Chappelle

    (4.83) 12 votes.

  2. 2.

    Brian Regan

    (4.72) 18 votes.

  3. 3.

    Bill Burr

    (4.72) 9 votes.

  4. 4.

    Eddie Izzard

    (4.62) 13 votes.

  5. 5.

    Patton Oswalt

    (4.57) 14 votes.

  6. 6.

    Zach Galifianakis

    (4.53) 18 votes.

  7. 7.

    Maria Bamford

    (4.50) 16 votes.

  8. 8.

    Emo Philips

    (4.42) 12 votes.

  9. 9.

    Steve Martin

    (4.75) 4 votes.

  10. 10.

    Eugene Mirman

    (4.50) 5 votes.

  11. 11.

    Albert Brooks

    (5.00) 2 votes.

  12. 12.

    Billy Connolly

    (5.00) 2 votes.

  13. 13.

    Dov Davidoff

    (5.00) 2 votes.

  14. 14.

    Earthquake

    (4.67) 3 votes.

  15. 15.

    Gabriel Iglesias

    (4.36) 7 votes.

  16. 16.

    Bo Burnham

    (4.36) 7 votes.

  17. 17.

    Jimmy Carr

    (4.50) 4 votes.

  18. 18.

    Woody Allen

    (4.50) 4 votes.

  19. 19.

    Craig Ferguson

    (4.50) 4 votes.

  20. 20.

    Todd Barry

    (4.40) 5 votes.

  21. 21.

    Aziz Ansari

    (4.40) 5 votes.

  22. 22.

    Anthony Jeselnik

    (4.29) 7 votes.

  23. 23.

    Adam Ferrara

    (4.75) 2 votes.

  24. 24.

    Tim Allen

    (4.75) 2 votes.

  25. 25.

    Arj Barker

    (4.75) 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.