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Who's hot in the world of stand-up comedy these days?

Asked by peedub (8638 points ) April 10th, 2008

I’m a huge fan of stand up comedy and I need to feed the addiction. I ask people that are in the know but always forget to write the recommendations down. As I am looking for new material, I will list comedians I am already acquainted with: Jim Gaffigan, Dane Cook, David Cross, Todd Berry, Zach Galifianakis, and Mitch Hedberg.
The more absurd the better. Skit-comedy is acceptable. and British comedians are definitely welcome suggestions.

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Bsilver's avatar

Lewis Black is funny, as is Margaret Cho

And Stephen Lynch is a singing comedian… Think Adam Sandler-esqe

Eddie Izzard is also pretty hilarious…

I’m sure there’s quite a few more

qualitycontrol's avatar

2 words: George Carlin

Qdoll's avatar

My fav… always… I’d have to agree… would be G.C.

theredjawa's avatar

sarah Silverman

scamp's avatar

Dennis Leary is funny, but you have to take him with a grain of salt. His comedy is angry like Lewis Blacks. Steven Wright is funny in a very odd way. George carlin is also my favorite. Jeff Dunham is pretty good too. I love his characters Peanut and Walter!

gr8drmrs's avatar

lewis black is the only one that makes me laugh

peedub's avatar

@theredjawa- she is great and also a good example of the weirdness I like in some of the new, young comedians.

delirium's avatar

Eddie izzard is by far my favorite.

(He’s not only funny, but an excellent actor)

peedub's avatar

Cool, thanks. I’m excited, I’ve never even heard of him.

GD_Kimble's avatar

You must check out Louis C.K. If you ask all the big time comedians “Who’s the best in the business?”, the answer is always an emphatic “Louis C.K.” Go to youtube and watch clips from his HBO special ‘Shameless’

Fallstand's avatar

I’m gonna second Louis C.K.

SquirrelEStuff's avatar

I cant believe no one has mentioned Bill Hicks.
He was the absolute best.

“I dont understand why Christians wear a cross around their necks. Ya think when Jesus comes back, he wants to see a f’in cross?? Thats like walking up to Jackie Onassis with a rifle pendant around your neck.” Bill Hicks

peedub's avatar

No, I love him. I was thinking up an coming. Thanks, though, I’m going to listen to him right now.

sara_marie's avatar

hello p! i agree with lewis black. he kills me. also, kat williams but they are totally different.

peedub's avatar

Hey, what’s up?

Trustinglife's avatar

Pablo Francisco! He does the most amazing impression of the guy who does the movie preview voiceovers. Also, good stand-up.

zachs08's avatar

ever since peter kay retired i never really followed stand up. until my friend told me about lee evans, i think you should definatly check him out on youtube. to get right into his stuff type in…lee evans zoe n pedro, or maybe zoe and pedro im not to sure. but trust me, you’ll love him, (he’s british also)

hope i helped

cya

pixievondust's avatar

In the UK Noel Fielding and Russell Brand are pretty hot, as is Bill Bailey and Dylan Moran.

wildflower's avatar

Bill Bailey for sure. Personally I think Ricky Gervais (politics especially) is hilarious, but he’s not everyone’s taste. For a bit of Irish, Tommy Tiernan’s good, although his older stuff’s best.

scamp's avatar

He’s not really new, but I like Billy Connolly
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Connolly

yungbuck1314's avatar

George Lopez is funny

funnybus's avatar

David Crowe. Chelsea Handler. Whose Line is it Anyway guys.
hire a comedian

tiffyandthewall's avatar

i think sarah silverman is hilarious.

Jenee's avatar

Well I would have to say demetri martin.

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