The top 5 comedians of all time could be broke down into different types of comedians. there are stand up comedians,movie comedians,tv comedians,prop comedians etc. I took into account everything and these are the top 5 comedians of all time.
- Richard Pryor-(December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005)Richard was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues, which employed colorful, vulgar and profane language, as well as racial overtones. Pryor won an Emmy Award in 1973, and five Grammy Awards in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1981, and 1982. In 1974, he also won two American Academy of Humor awards and the Writers Guild of America Award.
- George Carlin-(May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008)George was noted for his black humor as well as his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects.George won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums.
- Lucille Ball-(August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989)Lucy was a film, television, stage and radio actress, model, film and television executive, and star of the sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here’s Lucy and Life With Lucy. Lucille Ball was chosen as the second out of the 50 Greatest TV Icons. Lucille Ball won more awards than I can list in this small Biography.
- Eddie Murphy-(born April 3, 1961 The box office take from Murphy’s films makes him the second highest grossing actor in the United States. He was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984, and has worked as a stand-up comedian.
- Bill Cosby-(born July 12, 1937)Bill is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician and activist. Bill has won 9 Grammys,3 Emmys,and numerous other awards.