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If someone likes George Carlin, Louis CK, Bill Burr and Jim Jefferies, what other comedians would you recommend them?

Asked by poisonedantidote (21611points) November 16th, 2012

I love me some stand up comedy, the ones named in the title are my favorites.

I do like more blunt and rude comedians, however they don’t have to be. I recently saw a religious republican guy with a country look, that did family safe comedy that was hilarious, but I do lean more towards the rude and blunt to the point comedians. Who are perhaps more liberal in their politics.

Due to where I live, and what media and news are available, I have a hard time some times finding out the names of new (or old) comedians, and would appreciate some suggestions.

Can you think of any comedians that I could look up, that could be to my taste?


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bhec10's avatar

I’ll tell you the ones I like and maybe some of those might sound interesting to you.

Dane Cook, Chris Rock, Robert Kelly, Gary Gulman, Jay Davis, Donald Glover, Joe Rogan, Nick DiPaolo and Ron White.

livelaughlove21's avatar

Lewis Black for sure. Also, Daniel Tosh is pretty crude and hilarious in a different way.

I also like Dane Cook, Dave Chapelle, and Nick Swardson.

ragingloli's avatar

Jimmy Carr.

marinelife's avatar

I second Lewis Black. Also Jim Gaffigan is very funny.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Robert Schimmel was the first to jump to mind for me. Also Bill Hicks was great.
It hurts me when people refer to Dane Cook as a comedian…

jordym84's avatar

Russell Peters is one of my favorite stand-up comedians.

@uberbatman good to know I’m not the only one who feels that way about Dane Cook.

livelaughlove21's avatar

@jordym84 He’s far from the only one. I think he’s the Creed of comedy – people either love him or hate his guts, no in-between.

jordym84's avatar

@livelaughlove21 Yup, I agree. Most of my friends love him; I think I’m the only one in our group who doesn’t care much for him.

amujinx's avatar

Jimmy Carr, Artie Lang and Frankie Boyle. To a lesser degree, Ed Byrne.

Dane Cook’s jokes tend to either take long winding paths that I struggle to find where the punch line is because none of it is funny, or are funny but have been directly stolen from other comedians.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Another vote for Sam Kinison. He was my favorite. Along with Steven Wright.

deni's avatar

I don’t like much stand up comedy. I do like George Carlin though, that man knows whats up. Louis CK is alright. Though they aren’t the same style, my absolute favorite comedian otherwise is Mitch Hedberg.

Blondesjon's avatar

I am fucking disgusted that neither Patton Oswalt nor Dave Attell have been brought up yet.

@uberbatman . . . hicks is the man

Blackberry's avatar

Yes, Dave Attell, although he seems to have disappeared.

Blondesjon's avatar

@Blackberry . . . He has a series on Showtime called Dave’s Old Porn.

Well worth checking out.

cookieman's avatar

I second Patton Oswalt and will add John Mulaney and Daniel Tosh.

cheebdragon's avatar

Tom Segura is fucking hilarious.

Chad Daniels
Is also pretty awesome.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@Blondesjon true, Patton definitely deserves a mention, as does Brian Posehn

jrpowell's avatar

David Cross has awesome stand-up.

bookish1's avatar

Bill Bailey is a Bard.

Also, seconding David Cross and Eddie Izzard.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

She’s not for everybody, but I really like Sarah Silverman

OneBadApple's avatar

The talent mentioned in your question tells me that you and I have very similar comedic taste. For anyone unfamiliar with Bill Burr, do yourself a favor and watch any of his three specials available for streaming via Netflix.

Never been a fan of Sarah Silverman, but on the Fallon show recently, she played a message left on her cell phone from her dad, who said:


That’s pretty funny….

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