#1 Chris Rock
#2 Jon Stewart
#3 Will Ferrell
#4 Larry David
#5 Dave Chappelle
#6 Ellen DeGeneres
#7 Bill Murray (not sure if this counts LiT or not)
#8 Jim Carrey
#9 Jack Black
#11 Dave Letterman
Chris Rock is overrated... I think he's funny, but not $90 a ticket funny, ya know? I'd pay $90 to see Lewis Black or Dave Attel, or Dave Chapelle first. All 3 Comedy Central Vets, and all 3 damn funny comedians.
Jon Stewart I'll go with... He's a pretty funny guy overall, and definitely a plus on the Daily Show. Comedy Central has a few shows that I wno't miss ever right now, including the Daily Show, Chapelle, Insomniac... Good stuff.
Ferrel is funny, but was funnier on SNL. He was good in Old School, but crap like Elf is going to ruin his career. He's a guy who needed to stay on SNL. With him gone, that show's gone off the face of the Earth. I always picture Lorn Michaels offering to get these comics on SNL hookers and booze if they'll just stay, and them walking out with him on his hands and knees begging. Usually both end up in the crapper afterward too.
Larry David... I'd comment if I could tell you who he is. As I don't have a clue off-hand who he is, and I like to consider myself a comic conneseur of sorts, then I think he's not worthy of that title. Could be wrong... He's not that guy with the HBO series is he?
Dave Chappelle... Damn funny. He should be higher than that though. The guy is a riot, and he's just getting started with his show on CC. "I'm Rick James Bitch!"
Ellen Degeneres... Funny before gay. Show sucked after she came out because it REVOLVED around her gayness (it didn't flop because of anti-gay sentiment, and that's BS when she claims it did). I've seen her standup since and it's passable but I'd never rate her in the top 10 or whatever... This was a sympathy "We love Gays" move by that lameass magazine, plain and simple.
Bill Murray... I like Bill still, but he's hardly a "Comedian" anymore. This was only listed because of Lost in Translation. Nothing more, nothing less. I think he's still funny, no doubt, but he shouldn't even be on this list.
Jim Carrey... Was he really funny in the first place? Ok, that's harsh, and he was mildly entertaining on In Living Color... Beyond that, he's not that funny. The poor man's Robin Williams.
Jack Black... Someone shoot me. This douche makes it in the top 10 or whatever? I have a friend who looks and acts just like Jack Black. Being fat, obnoxious, and unkempt isn't funny. It's especially not funny when you're out at Chiji's and your Jack Black friend is there with sauce dripping down his shirt right before you're going out.
Nobody for 10?
David Letterman... For him to be put ahead of Conan O'Brien is a travesty. For him to be ahead of Lewis Black is a travesty... And to even label him a COMIC is a travesty. His show isn't interesting, just like Leno's, and he isn't particularly interesting as a person either. I'd have put Howard Stern ahead of him, and Howard's not even a comic either. They both have pretty much the same job, and Howard does his better.
I'm surprised George Carlin isn't listed... Carlin still has it when he wants to make the crowd go nuts.
And where's Colin Quinn? Or half the regulars on Tough Crowd like Nick DePalo?
I think a lot of that list is simply ass kissing on the part of who wrote it. Blah... It's unfair to REAL comics that are genuinely funny and working hard.