Stand-up comedy is a flourishing art in all parts of the world. Hence, numerous artists have emerged which are direct, honest and intelligent in the past few years. Therefore, we have come up with popular stand-up artists that are known for their scathing humor.
Louis is an American comedian, actor, producer and writer. His observational comedy about everyday incidents in day to day life makes these incidents look incredibly hilarious. People who have seen him performing live believe that he is going to surpass all the comedians of his time if he continues to present funnier stuff in the future.
Very analytical to the bone and observant, the material of George Carlin is very educative and stimulates logical thinking. His audience believes that he is the only comedian worthy of the title of ‘Philosophical Genius’ since one can live by his words. His jokes may appear funny but he actually means what he is saying.
An American comedian artist, Robin Mclaurin Williams started as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco in the mid-1970s. Known for his improvisation skills, he switched to his comedy career after a brilliant career in acting. He is known for his comedy renaissance in San Francisco.
Chris Rock came into prominence as a member of ‘Saturday Night Live’ in the early 1990s. He was also the mastermind behind popular sitcom series ‘Everybody Hates Chris’. He has won a total of four Emmy Awards and three Grammy Awards. In a poll conducted by Comedy Central, he was voted as the fifth-greatest stand-up comedian.
Jerry Seinfeld is a prominent name in the field of stand-up comedy. He has surpassed all the comedians in the number of tours, late-night shows and interviews and that too with fresh material almost every time when he performs. Definitely among top five comedians of the world right now, he is destined to reach the number one spot.
Daniel Dwight Tosh is Germany born American comedian and actor. He is popularly known for his controversial style of comedy known as black comedy. His mocking brand of humor is also known as ‘envelope-pushing’ and frequently presents jokes which are racist, sexist or homophobic.
Cosby’s debut in stand-up comedy began at the ‘I in San Francisco’ which was followed by his lead role in the 1960s television show ‘I Spy’. He was also a regular in first two seasons of the television series for children ‘The Electric Company’.
They say in Hollywood that fortune and fame go hand in hand but for Russel Peters, it is not true. He has set global records in various selling-out arenas from Sydney Opera House to Radio City Music Hall. In 2009, he broke all records at London’s O2 arena with 16,000 fans earning $2 million.
By the time Murphy was fifteen, he worked as a stand-up comedian in New York, impressing audiences with his sharp observations on different perspectives of life. His memorable works include shows such as Mr. Robinson, Velvet Jones, and an angry Gumpy.
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