My top 10
George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Eddie Izzard, Louis CK, Mitch Hedberg, Lewis Black, Bill Hicks, Sam Kinison, Bill Cosby, Billy Connolly.
If I were ranking the top ten most influential comedians, the list would look a fair bit different. But these are the guys (and, sorry ladies, they are always guys) whose senses of humor, points of view and deliveries most entertain me.
shafnutz05 wrote:I'm not exactly sure what a "characture" is.
I think that's the practice of drying and preserving meat.
WDWBurghGooner wrote:Eddie Izzard
Hands down the most original and inventive comedian of the last generation, imo. Only stays out of the top two because I will stab anyone who does not acknowledge George Carlin and Richard Pryor (either order, first equal, however you want to say it) as the two greatest comedians who ever lived.