This article is about the greatest and of course top American comedians of all time. Here is my favourite 5:
“If I don’t die in a plane crash or something, this country has a rare opportunity to watch a great talent grow.” Eddie Murphy is an award winning actor, producer, film director, comedian, and singer. Though his career has been long and prestigous, nothing is quite as funny as watching him let loose a string of high pitched curses in his early stand-up shows. Try his “Greatest Comedy Hits” compilation album.
“God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.” Robin Williams’ brain works at about 10 times the speed of a normal person. His improvisation skills are second to none in the world of comedy. His stand-up show, “Live on Broadway,” is a must see for everyone.
“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is.” Ellen is an eleven time Emmy award winner, but she got her start early on by being one of the funniest female comedians around. Try her album, “Taste This.”
“Ahh, Earth Day, the only day of the year where being able to hacky-sack will get you laid.” Stewart started off as a stand-up comedian, but branched out early on to hosting TV shows. This turned out to be the right path for him, as he is now one of the most famous hosts on television. His real, fake news show, “The Daily Show,” is a must watch.
“My friend asked me if I wanted a frozen banana. I said no, but I want a regular banana later, so yes.” Mitch Hedberg did mostly stand-up comedy, although he has guest appeared on some sitcoms, such as “That 70’s Show.” His dry humor and slow witted delivery will have you giggling long after the show’s over. If you have never heard Hedberg before try his stand-up show, “Mitch All Together.”
“A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.” Bill Cosby is an actor, producer, and author, but he is most famous for being a great comedian. Cosby has been around for a while, and has a very intelligent way with his humor.If you have never heard Bill Cosby stand-up, try his album, “To Russel, My Brother, Whom I Slept With.”
I finally reached to the end of my list. You can send your recommendations for my top American comedians list.