My 25 favorite current standups

by ahole-216-736099 | created - 18 Nov 2011 | updated - 18 Nov 2011 | Public

A lot more UCB/ Other sketch players would be featured, but this is Standups.

1. Louis C.K.

Writer | Louie

Louis C.K. was born on September 12, 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Louis Szekely. He is a writer and producer, known for Louie (2010), American Hustle (2013) and Horace and Pete (2016). He was previously married to Alix Bailey.

2. Paul F. Tompkins

Actor | There Will Be Blood

Started out in stand-up comedy in 1986 at The Comedy Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was half of a duo with the late Rick Roman. Dropped out of Temple University. Moved to Los Angeles in 1994. Met actor Jay Johnston through their mutual friend, Adam McKay, and created a live sketch show...

3. David Cross

Actor | Arrested Development

David Cross was born on April 4, 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Arrested Development (2003), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Megamind (2010). He has been married to Amber Tamblyn since October 6, 2012. They have one child.

4. Patton Oswalt

Actor | Young Adult

Patton Oswalt has been headlining at comedy clubs all over the United States since 1996, as well as appearing in his own standup specials on Comedy Central and HBO. He was chosen as Entertainment Weekly's "It" comedian in 2002. He is a regular on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993). His other ...

5. Dave Chappelle

Writer | Chappelle's Show

Dave Chappelle's career started while he was in high school at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC where he studied theatre arts. At the age of 14, he began performing stand-up comedy in nightclubs. Shortly after graduation, he moved to New York City where he quickly established ...

7. Marc Maron

Actor | Maron

For over fifteen years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy for print, stage, radio and television. A legend in the stand-up community, he has appeared on HBO, Conan, Letterman, his two Comedy Central Presents specials and almost every show that ...

8. Dana Gould

Producer | The Simpsons

Dana Gould was born on August 24, 1964 in Hopedale, Massachusetts, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for The Simpsons (1989), Gex: Enter the Gecko (1998) and Mystery Men (1999).

9. Andy Kindler

Actor | Raising Dad

Andy Kindler is an actor and writer, known for Raising Dad (2001), Martin (1992) and Who's the Caboose? (1999). He has been married to Susan Maljan since May 26, 2002.

10. Todd Barry

Actor | The Wrestler

Todd Barry was born on March 26, 1964 in The Bronx, New York, USA as Todd Andrew Barry. He is an actor and writer, known for The Wrestler (2008), Road Trip (2000) and Wanderlust (2012).

11. Jon Dore

Writer | The Jon Dore Television Show

Jon Dore was born on November 2, 1975 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is a writer and actor, known for The Jon Dore Television Show (2007), Stag (2013) and Hart of Dixie (2011).

12. Mike Birbiglia

Actor | Sleepwalk with Me

Mike Birbiglia was born on June 20, 1978 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Sleepwalk with Me (2012), Mike Birbiglia: What I Should Have Said Was Nothing (2008) and Your Sister's Sister (2011). His 2013 special, My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, was nominated for ...

13. Nick Kroll

Actor | Sausage Party

Nick Kroll was born on June 5, 1978 in New York City, New York, USA as Nicholas J. Kroll. He is an actor and writer, known for Sausage Party (2016), Adult Beginners (2014) and Sing (2016).

14. Michael Ian Black

Actor | Stella

Michael Ian Black was born in Chicago, Illinois, but his family moved to Hillsborough, New Jersey, when he was young. His parents divorced when he was 3. When he was 12, his father died during neurological surgery following a mysterious assault.

Michael attended New York University's Tisch School of...

15. Maria Bamford

Actress | The Legend of Korra

Maria was born in Port Hueneme, California at the Naval Base. Her parents are Joel (dermatologist) and Marilyn (therapist) of Duluth, MN. She attended Chester Park Elementary and Marshall High School in Duluth MN and went on to attend Bates College (Lewiston, ME), University of Edinburgh (Scotland)...

16. Greg Behrendt

Writer | He's Just Not That Into You

Greg Behrendt was born on July 21, 1963 in San Francisco, California, USA as Gregory Paul Behrendt. He is known for his work on He's Just Not That Into You (2009), My Crazy Love (2014) and Love Bites (2011). He is married to Ruotula-Behrendt, Amiira. They have two children.

17. Eugene Mirman

Actor | Delocated

Eugene Mirman is an actor, known for Delocated (2009), Eugene! (2012) and Flight of the Conchords (2007). He has been married to Katie Tharp since 2015.

18. Brett Gelman

Actor | The Other Guys

Brett Gelman is an actor and writer, known for The Other Guys (2010), A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011) and Lemon (2017).

19. Jimmy Pardo

Actor | Black Cat

Jimmy Pardo is a stand-up comedian, whose quick wit has made him one of the top club comics in the country. Known primarily for his amazing crowd work, Pardo has released two comedy albums, "Uno" and "Pompous Clown", the latter of which is almost completely Pardo working the crowd. He has appeared ...

20. Andrew Daly

Actor | Semi-Pro

Andy Daly was born in New York, raised in New Jersey and graduated from Ithaca College. He studied long form improvisation at New York's Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and performed in numerous shows there, including The Real Real World and "The Swarm". Daly also appeared at the 1999 Aspen Comedy...

21. Seán Cullen

Actor | The Love Guru

Seán Cullen was born in 1965 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and writer, known for The Love Guru (2008), Phil the Alien (2004) and The Seán Cullen Show (2003).

22. Graham Clarke

Actor | Ali

Graham Clarke is an actor and producer, known for Ali (2001), Space Mutiny (1988) and Charlie Jade (2005).

23. Sarah Silverman

Actress | Wreck-It Ralph

Two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Silverman is one of the most versatile talents in entertainment, with credits including that of actress, creator, writer, executive producer, comedian, and author. Silverman will next be seen in both The Book of Henry and The Lonely Island's Popstar: Never Stop ...

24. Bo Burnham

Writer | Bo Burnham: what.

Bo Burnham was born on August 21, 1990 in Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA as Robert Burnham. He is an actor and writer, known for Bo Burnham: what. (2013), The Big Sick (2017) and Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous (2013).

25. Hannibal Buress

Actor | Neighbors

Hannibal Buress was born on February 4, 1983 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Neighbors (2014), The Secret Life of Pets (2016) and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).