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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Somehow, Kevin Hart is the top comedian in the world   ( hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
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2017-06-18 06:50:15 AM  
I like Jackie Mason.
 
2017-06-18 07:26:01 AM  
Oh, well, this appears to be an intensely, almost aggressively stupid thing. Kathy Griffin is on the list because she posted a picture of her with the President's severed head and people talked about it. Bill Maher is on the list because he dropped the n word and people talked about it.

The actual best comedians, in no particular order, are:

Sarah Silverman
John Mulaney
Maria Bamford
Mike Birbiglia
Jen Kirkman
Jim Jefferies
Patton Oswalt
 
2017-06-18 07:51:34 AM  
I like him a little
 
2017-06-18 08:30:21 AM  
I thought we already had a 1980s Eddie Murphy.
 
2017-06-18 08:50:45 AM  
The Top Comedians chart is a ranking of the most popular comedians on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, with global data provided by social media analytics company MVPindex.

Just keep in mind that ten years ago Dane Cook would have dominated that list.
 
2017-06-18 08:53:20 AM  

Mugato: I thought we already had a 1980s Eddie Murphy.


Kevin Hart is just the discount Chris Tucker, who was the discount Eddie Murphy.
 
2017-06-18 08:54:51 AM  
Bill Maher, Joe Rogan, Amy Schumer, and Kathy Griffin

yeah, I'm going to have to say this list is bad
 
2017-06-18 08:56:23 AM  
Not surprising. Kevin Hart markets the hell out of himself.
 
2017-06-18 08:59:25 AM  
This made me try to think of my favorite comedians but it turns out they're all dead.
 
2017-06-18 09:01:19 AM  

Mugato: This made me try to think of my favorite comedians but it turns out they're all dead.


You know why?
Stewart Lee: "I wish I was dead Bill Hicks"
Youtube KSEtMZh2exc
 
2017-06-18 09:02:21 AM  
 
2017-06-18 09:04:38 AM  
No Trump?
 
2017-06-18 09:04:46 AM  
Wait, that UFC dude is a comedian? I thought he was just a gameshow host or something before.
 
2017-06-18 09:06:35 AM  
I like him, in small doses.
 
2017-06-18 09:06:41 AM  
He has been in a shiat load of movies
 
2017-06-18 09:06:56 AM  
He's a good host for Let's Make a Deal
 
2017-06-18 09:12:00 AM  
Top comedian? Is he standing on a box?
 
2017-06-18 09:13:28 AM  
Eddie Izzard. All the rest are pikers.

Jim Jefferies is pretty damn good.
 
2017-06-18 09:14:02 AM  

kronicfeld: Oh, well, this appears to be an intensely, almost aggressively stupid thing. Kathy Griffin is on the list because she posted a picture of her with the President's severed head and people talked about it. Bill Maher is on the list because he dropped the n word and people talked about it.

The actual best comedians, in no particular order, are:

Sarah Silverman
John Mulaney
Maria Bamford
Mike Birbiglia
Jen Kirkman
Jim Jefferies
Patton Oswalt


Why no Kyle Kinane?
 
2017-06-18 09:17:09 AM  
Dwayne Johnson was funnier in their movie (whose name escapes me), but I think that was on purpose. He plays a pretty good (mostly) straight man.

I like his stand-up, but I think Jefferies and Jeselnik are the two funniest comedians working today.

/didn't really laugh much until the outtakes in the credits of the CIA movie- those were pretty damn funny
 
2017-06-18 09:17:20 AM  

Orion5k: Mugato: I thought we already had a 1980s Eddie Murphy.

Kevin Hart is just the discount Chris Tucker, who was the discount Eddie Murphy.


....who was the discount Richard Pryor.
 
2017-06-18 09:28:30 AM  
That last is pants on the head retarded. It's more like a list of comedians to avoid. Patrice O'Neal had been dead for ten years and is still funnier than any of those people.

My list

Bill Burr
Birbiglia
Tommy Johnagin
Augie Smith
Tom Segura
Tom Papa
Jim Jeffries
Dave Attell
Doug Stanhope
 
2017-06-18 09:29:10 AM  
Oh yeah, and Kyle Kinane
 
2017-06-18 09:31:25 AM  
And John Mulaney
 
2017-06-18 09:53:26 AM  
Haven't seen his movies. I like Kevin Hart on SNL

Bushwick, Brooklyn 2015 - SNL
Youtube wAsBta25OGQ
 
2017-06-18 09:56:56 AM  
Well, they are using social media mentions as the outcome of interest and Kevin hart also happens to be a movie star.  Scarjo would be near the top of that list and I don't think she has told a joke in her life
 
2017-06-18 09:57:54 AM  
he works his ass off and has broad mass appeal.
 
2017-06-18 10:06:27 AM  

LewDux: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/9fewYw4g7bk - 480x360]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_wVZXLW7vo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCdY-ye6zMA


meh
 
TKM
2017-06-18 10:17:01 AM  
This list is as farked up as a football bat.
 
2017-06-18 10:38:00 AM  
I guess it's no longer cool to like Louis CK.
 
2017-06-18 10:38:41 AM  

log_jammin: LewDux: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/9fewYw4g7bk - 480x360]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_wVZXLW7vo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCdY-ye6zMA

meh


Raise your game
 
2017-06-18 10:41:24 AM  
That list is hilarious!
 
2017-06-18 10:53:04 AM  
I don't know who the top comedian is, but Marc Maron certainly is my favorite.
 
2017-06-18 11:00:08 AM  

FlyPanAm: I guess it's no longer cool to like Louis CK.


Was gonna say the same thing. Did we miss a memo?

Been watching a lot of comedy specials on Netflix. The ones that stand out in recent memory were Chapelle's two, and Sarah Silverman. . . And I usually don't like Silverman that much.

Ali Wong's Baby Cobra was pretty damn fun. Jeffries and Birbiglia, were top knotch. Bamford is a hilarious and awesome weirdo.

I "watched" Kevin Hart's most recent - fell asleep about 10-15 minutes into his actual set, and woke up shortly before it ended. I rewound and watched it, but nothing memorable.

I'll probably go back and watch the Chapelle ones again. Which is saying something, since the only other comedy special on Netflix to earn that honor from me has been Offerman's American Ham.
 
2017-06-18 11:00:58 AM  
That is pretty much a list of the worst - not best.
 
2017-06-18 11:05:04 AM  

Plant Rights Activist: Bill Maher, Joe Rogan, Amy Schumer, and Kathy Griffin

yeah, I'm going to have to say this list is bad


No kidding. I was always under the impression that comedians were supposed to be, you know, funny.
 
2017-06-18 11:50:54 AM  
" stop hating what I don't like" aside.   This list is seriously farking wrong on so many levels.  I question if the writer has ever seen more than these comedians
 
2017-06-18 11:53:31 AM  

stevecore: " stop hating what I don't like" aside.   This list is seriously farking wrong on so many levels.  I question if the writer has ever seen more than these comedians


Given that the list is based on (easily falsifiable) internet metrics, I doubt the writer has even seen these comedians.
 
2017-06-18 11:56:51 AM  
A comment said they are all leftists...  I'm sure he finds Joe Rogan as the only right pick
 
2017-06-18 12:11:17 PM  
They used social media to come up with the list. Which means most of the people responsible aren't the type to go looking for the good stuff. They just check what's trending among the other barely conscious troglodytes and call it a day. They're the same people who facilitate the popularity of top ten lists and "news" articles that are about as verbose as a Twitter post. Hell, sometimes they are just Twitter posts...
 
2017-06-18 12:19:05 PM  
I find Kevin Hart very funny.

kronicfeld: Oh, well, this appears to be an intensely, almost aggressively stupid thing. Kathy Griffin is on the list because she posted a picture of her with the President's severed head and people talked about it. Bill Maher is on the list because he dropped the n word and people talked about it.

The actual best comedians, in no particular order, are:

Sarah Silverman
John Mulaney
Maria Bamford
Mike Birbiglia
Jen Kirkman
Jim Jefferies
Patton Oswalt


You sound very, very, very Caucasian.
 
2017-06-18 12:19:40 PM  
Somehow, Kevin Hart is the top comedian in the world

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2017-06-18 12:20:23 PM  

dugitman: Wait, that UFC dude is a comedian? I thought he was just a gameshow host or something before.


You didn't watch Newsradio?
 
2017-06-18 12:23:20 PM  

upndn: He's a good host for Let's Make a Deal


m.quickmeme.com
 
2017-06-18 12:50:58 PM  

Crewmannumber6: That last is pants on the head retarded. It's more like a list of comedians to avoid. Patrice O'Neal had been dead for ten years and is still funnier than any of those people.


That list wasn't meant to be "funniest".  It was - obviously - meant to be "most popular".  Why, it's almost as if they're talking about comedy as a business.

Speaking of which, one of the smart things Kevin Hart does is employ writer. I've heard his writing staff is 14. When you can get north of $100K for a single appearance, you can afford to lay out $1.5 or $2 mill a year on writers.

That gives him a whole lot of fresh quality material, whether for stand-up or appearances on late-night, press tours, etc. Many of these high earning comics pride themselves on writing all of their own material. Fine if you want to go that route, but if you're going to be the McDonald's of comedy, you better set up an assembly line.
 
2017-06-18 12:59:33 PM  

stevecore: A comment said they are all leftists...  I'm sure he finds Joe Rogan as the only right pick


Except Rogan isn't a right-winger.
 
2017-06-18 01:04:07 PM  
Who?
 
2017-06-18 01:13:28 PM  

jaylectricity: stevecore: A comment said they are all leftists...  I'm sure he finds Joe Rogan as the only right pick

Except Rogan isn't a right-winger.


He's more of a nut-winger.
 
2017-06-18 01:26:04 PM  
Kevin Hart is funny as hell, but he's no Hannibal Buress.
 
2017-06-18 01:42:18 PM  

Halli: jaylectricity: stevecore: A comment said they are all leftists...  I'm sure he finds Joe Rogan as the only right pick

Except Rogan isn't a right-winger.

He's more of a nut-winger.


Not really. He did a show where he was trying to find people who had conspiracy theories. He was hoping to find concrete evidence. What he found was that most of them were nutjobs. The UFO stuff was the most credible, obviously since it's the most possible and easiest to explain why there isn't a lot of solid proof.
 
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