Are These the 20 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time?

 "Rolling Stone" put together a list of 'The 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time.'  They say they considered, quote, "artistic merit, technical proficiency, sense of timing, quality of their written material, their delivery, and degree of influence."

And they mostly focused on modern day comics, which basically means they weren't interested in actually researching comedians outside the past 40 or 50 years, but they still wanted to call it a list of the best of "ALL TIME".  (???)



Anyway, here's the Top 20:



1.  Richard Pryor


2.  George Carlin


3.  Lenny Bruce


4.  Louis C.K.


5.  Chris Rock


6.  Joan Rivers


7.  Jerry Seinfeld


8.  Bill Cosby


9.  Dave Chappelle


10.  Mort Sahl


11.  Steve Martin


12.  Robin Williams


13.  Bill Hicks


14.  Andy Kaufman


15.  Steven Wright


16.  Billy Connolly


17.  Bill Burr


18.  Kevin Hart


19.  Albert Brooks


20.  Mitch Hedberg



( has the whole list, along with brief write-ups for each.  America is pretty divided right now, but can we all agree that we're relieved Andrew Dice Clay is NOT on this list?  Or do half of you still like him, too?)


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