I chose George Carlin. My favorite, not mentioned yet, would be the late Bill Hicks.
As others have said
are all great comedians and are certainly better than Louie Anderson, Carlos Mencia, Jamie Kennedy and John Stewart. but hey, it's your poll.
TiM the Zombie wrote:
I get tired of hearing racial jokes after racial jokes. To me, there just not funny after a while.
I agree. All of the Chapelle and "Mencia" racist shit is played out. It's been done to death and gets old fast.
Favorite comedian is Joe Rogan from Fear Factor & UFC. I know alot of people don't even know he's a comedian, So if you haven't seen any of his stand up you should check it.
Funny you should mention Joe Rogan. I read a post by him awhile back were he called out Carlos Mencia for being a fake and a joke thief.
Read it here http://www.joerogan.net/main.php?archiv
here's an excerpt:
The latest, and most disgusting joke thief off all is a guy named "Carlos Mencia." The REALLY crazy thing, is that's not even his real name.
He sells himself as being mexican, but the reality is his real name is Ned Holness, and he's actually half German and half Honduran.
The mexican hook is something he did to ingratiate himself with the local Mexican population of LA where he started.
Now, normally I wouldn't dedicate so much time to talk about a piece of shit like "ned" on my website, but this stupid motherfucker talked shit about me on the radio, so it's open season for hacks.