6) Maria Bamford
Anything can happen in Bamford’s world, and that sense of endless possibility makes her shows a joy to watch.
7) Robin Williams
Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco’s comedy renaissance. Robin went on to becoming an actor and acted in popular movies like Jumanji, and Mrs Doubtfire.
8) Louis C.K
His first attempt at stand-up was in 1985 at an open mic night in Boston, but the audience’s disapproval was enough to discourage him to perform again. He didn’t perform again for two years, but as Boston’s comedy scene grew, C.K achieved success and moved up to paid gigs, openings for famous comedians and hosting comedy clubs. He’s regarded as one of the top ten comedians of all time.
9) Russell Peters
Peters is Canada’s expert comedian. His’ stand-up performances feature observational comedy, using humour to highlight racial, ethnic, class and cultural stereotypes. He likes referring to his experiences growing up in an Indian family, and impersonates the accents of various ethnic groups to poke fun at them. He’s brilliant!
10) Dave Chapelle
David Chappelle is an American stand-up comedian, screenwriter, producer, and actor. Chappelle’s Show is an American sketch comedy television series created by comedians Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan, with Chappelle hosting the show as well as starring in the majority of its sketches. He is regarded as the second best comedian ever.
11) Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hart began his career by winning several amateur comedy competitions at clubs throughout New England. He’s released several stand up albums and hosted numerous shows.