Poll: Who are your favorite comedians through the decades?

Do you have a favorite stand-up comedian? Take a trip through the decades and find out how popular your stand-up comedy opinions are!

Stand-up comedy started to really develop in the 1950s and 1960s. The rise of these comedy legends came in the form of traditional stand-up, sketch comedy and through popular TV shows. These original comedy legends inspired generations of young stand-up comedians to come. With over seven decades of stand-up comedians, we want to know which comedian is your favorite from each decade. 

Time to see how your comedy opinions compare to others! 

  1. If you had to pick one, which stand-up comedian would you choose as your favorite from the 1950s?
  2. Which of these 1960s stand-up comedy legends are you choosing as your favorite?
  3. We are moving through time to the 1970s. Who is your favorite stand-up comedian?
  4. We are now in the 1980s. The lights dim down at a theater, which comedian are you hoping walks out?
  5. If you had to pick just one, who are you choosing as your favorite stand-up comedian from the 1990s?
  6. Finally, our search for the best stand-up comedian comes to end in the 2000s. Which one are you picking?
  7. Which show would you pick to watch in 1960 to see some of your favorite comedians?
  8. It's the 1970s and you want to find a show to watch. Which show would you pick if you were feeling like laughing along with your favorite comedian?
  9. Which show from the 1980s would you put on if you wanted to see a comedian you really enjoyed?
  10. Finally, it's the 1990s. Which show are you turning on after a long day to sit and laugh at?
  11. Which comedic duo do you believe is the best between all decades?
  12. In which decade do you believe had the best comedians?

Poll: Who are your favorite comedians through the decades?

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GravediggerMark 5 months ago
Question #9 has an incorrect possible answer; Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in was on from 1967 to 1973. It was not on in the 1980's. Remedial homework time for someone.
I thought the same thing!
JDnHuntsvilleAL 6 months ago
I can't get a final tally because I can't answer #6 -- never heard of any of these "comedians."
bagandwallyfan52 6 months ago
Howard Morris (Ernest T Bass on
The Andy Griffith Show and
Jim VARNEY Ernest P Worrell
Were both excellent comedy actors.
Ernest Goes To Camp and Ernest
Scared Stupid are wonderful
Comedy Movies.
Ernest T Bass and
Ernest P Worrell
Ready2go 7 months ago
Rowan and Martin was on in the 60's not 80's. Forgot Flip Wilson.
BorisK Ready2go 7 months ago
Yep. Can't believe they stuck Laugh-In in the 80s on this quiz.
bagandwallyfan52 7 months ago
If actors Skip Young and Neil J Schwartz had been nightclub comedians instead of actors I
Believe that they would have been
Excellent Comedians.
Neil J Schwartz was BAG on
Happy Days and Skip Young played
Wally Plumstead on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
Donny Most (Ralph Malph) would
Have been a great comedian also.
bagandwallyfan52 7 months ago
Roy Stuart Cpl Boyle on GOMER Pyle USMC started out at a nightclub
Called The Horn.
bagandwallyfan52 7 months ago
Andy Griffith started out as a
Stand Up Comedian and he had
a record album with a funny comedy
Story about Football.
The Smothers Brothers had several
Record Albums on Mercury Records.
bagandwallyfan52 7 months ago
Paul Winchell was in the movie
Stop Look And Laugh with clips
Of The Three Stooges.
At the end of the movie Paul Winchell got a pie in the face
From The 3 Stooges Pie Throwing
bagandwallyfan52 7 months ago
Soupy Sales and Paul Winchell.
BorisK bagandwallyfan52 7 months ago
Totally for Soupy.
vinman63 BorisK 6 months ago
When Soupy told his fans to take out the pictures of the dead presidents from their parents wallets and send them to him.
bagandwallyfan52 7 months ago
Why did METV Leave OUT:
Red Skelton
Flip Wilson
The Smothers Brothers
mcharris 7 months ago
How could you omit Flip Wilson for the 1970's?
bagandwallyfan52 mcharris 7 months ago
And Tom and Dick Smothers
The Smothers Brothers.
drkevinbrooks 7 months ago
Bill Cosby was the best, live and on albums.
ms231 7 months ago
Why wasn’t Johnny Carson mentioned??
kkvegas ms231 7 months ago
Agreed. Maybe it was because he transcends decades.
bagandwallyfan52 ms231 7 months ago
Heeeeeres Johnny!!
-Ed MacMahon
RIP Johnny Carson&
Ed MacMahon
bagandwallyfan52 ms231 7 months ago
Johnny Carson was a Wonderful Comedian and
FestusFan2312 7 months ago
Modern comedians…a lot of cursing, a little more cursing, overt sexuality, then some more cursing. Why would anybody listen and why should anyone care?
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