great choices everyone
i have to check out eddie izzard
i can't even answer my own question though. i just like whoever is new - sometimes i look for the latest comedy central special - or watch the show last comic standing
kind of like musicians - someone can be hot and groundbreaking when they come out and seem tame later. especially since comedians do topical stuff
alot of people are probably annoyed by robin williams or bored by steve martin - but they were like stand up superstars when they debuted ! especially steve martin
chris rock has alot of fans..... he's a seasoned pro!
ellen degeneres is known for talkshow hosting now, but she was an awesome stand up
wanda sykes too
when freddie prinze was alive he seemed to skyrocket to fame with his young style
i love george carlin and richard pryor - saw them both live as a kid
you always hear them and lenny bruce as the big names - but i think lenny bruce was more of the times
eddie murphy is definitely up there
rosanne barr too
katt williams is hugely successful and funny as hell !
redd foxx, bill maher, phyliss diller, bob newhart (when he started), dave chapelle, steven wright,.....
ah hell - all of em. lol SPESHLY THE NEW ONES I HAVENT HEARD YET