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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bagandwallyfan52 4 hours ago
I would like to Dedicate The
Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Theme Song to METV.
bagandwallyfan52 4 hours ago
Why did you LEAVE OUT THE
The Smothers Brothers had two
TV shows :The Smothers Brothers Show and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and the Smothers Brothers ARE Stand Up Comedians.
Tom and Dick Smothers also had
Variety Shows on CBS ABC and NBC.
GeorgeSommers 5 hours ago
Groucho Marx beaten by Jerry Lewis? Not to mnetion not being the hands down clear cut winner? Rodney Dangerfield a runner up and a distant one at that? Who the F was interviewed for this quiz?
Delly 5 hours ago
Bring back these oldies but goodies! I Love Lucy, Dean Martin, Mary Tyler Moore, Abbott & Costello. TV does not get any better than these classics!
bagandwallyfan52 17 hours ago
Movie Clips from Pee Wees Big Adventure and Kid Millions.
Pee Wees Big Adventure stars
Paul Reubens as Pee Wee Herman and Kid Millions stars
Eddie Cantor.
KellyTenace 21 hours ago
With all due respect, it's as if this poll were designed by someone either very lazy or very unqualified or both. Some of the options are just odd. Just for instance: to include a TV show like Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, a great film but a TV show which ran for all of seven episodes in the summer 1992, while omitting many other long running ones (Friends? Will and Grace? Frasier?) is head shakingly enigmatic, if not ridiculous.
SteveMcnary 21 hours ago
Most of these were NOT standup comedians. For Where you would find most of the best comedians? How could you NOT list The Tonight Show w/Johnny Carson? He was THE GUY who made comedians in 60s, 70s, 80s & early 90s. Alot of the newer comedians missing were Nikki Glaser & Whitney Cummings. David Spade is also missing as an excellent standup comedian.
Thomas0263 22 hours ago
MeTV seems to be scraping the bottom.
METV Should Add The Following TV Shows:
Sanford And Son
Get Smart
The. Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
Lone Ranger
6 The Adventures of Superman
7 The Adventures of Robin Hood
8 Ellery Queen Mysteries
9 Murder She Wrote
10 Diagnosis :Murder
11 Love American Style
12 Barney Miller
13 The Smothers Brothers Show (Sitcom)
14 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
15 Tony Orlando and Dawn
16 Red Skelton Show
17 Danny Kaye Show
18 Garry Moore Show
19 Pee Wees Playhouse
21.Heckel and Jeckel
22 Sledgehammer
23 Yogi Bear Cartoons
24 Shirley Temple Movies
25 Blondie and Dagwood Movies
26 The Lucy Show
27 Freakazoid
28 Bullwinkle
29 The Tick
30 Wyatt Earp
31 Bat Masterson
32 The Avengers
33 I Love Lucy
34 The Real McCoys
35 Mayberry RFD
35 Mickey Mouse Club
36 Lawrence WELK Sho
37 Eddie Cantor Movies
38 Pee Wee Herman Movies
39 Joe Penner Movies
40 Don Knotts Movies

ruey2022 bagandwallyfan52 14 hours ago
Yes please bring I love Lucy back to your schedule especially in the mornings.i loved watching her while I got myself ready for work in the morning
AlF 22 hours ago
For anyone who has not seen it, there was a fine comedy show out of Canada in early 2000s called "Corner Gas". Haven't enjoyed TV like that since the Gilligan days. Instead of an island, the main characters are just residents of an isolated little town called Dog River in Saskatchewan. The show centers around a mid-aged gas station owner whose station is attached to a CA... ("Where's my F and E?", says the cafe's owner after a windstorm...) After a while, you get to know all the quirky town "regulars", just as you do in your own hometown. Six good seasons before they "jumped the shark" with an "Archie" comics reference... Then they had the common sense to end it.
mpatrick AlF 20 hours ago
I never saw that one, but I was a HUGE fan of SCTV
LalaLucy 22 hours ago
56%. Some of the 50's, 60's, 70's were rather tough to choose between, though some were not what I'd call stand up, particularly Lucy, though if you want to go further back in her career to pre-TV days, she did tour with Desi. A few of the early bits on ILL came straight from that tour, as I understand. As to the rest of the decades, funny that it got easier to pick the one or two I actually liked...until we get to the last 20 years. Then, it got difficult again...only, this time to choose ANYONE I really liked...
Fior 23 hours ago
You have Laugh-In listed as an 80s show. It was a 60s show.
mpatrick Fior 20 hours ago
That wasn't the only "huh?" in this quiz. I thought this was about stand-up comedians. I don't consider half of the people listed in this quiz as stand-ups. Sure, they were funny comic ACTORS, but stand-ups - nah.
AnnieM Fior 20 hours ago
They may have been talking about the 1977-78 reboot that lasted very few episodes, but gave Robin Williams his first big TV role. But in any case, they're still wrong. 🤣
JohnGrant 23 hours ago
I wouldn't use the word best to make any choice here...more like which comedian(s) did you watch/like/familiar with. I may never have seen the 'best'.
Tommygunz 24 hours ago
Depending on what your personal preferences are….the best comedy teams of all time were Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, Abbott & Costello and Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, slapstick comedy was funny. Best stand up comedian Bob Hope, he didn’t have to swear or use profanity to get a laugh, seems like most comedians today need to do that.
JJWhorley Tommygunz 23 hours ago
Nor illegal drugs! I would have enjoyed early SNL if not for all the constant pro-illegal drug references. Constant. And considering how many of their comedians through the years have died from overdoses, you'd think they'd FINALLY get it. But they never do.
I wish they had more laugh out loud comedies we could watch with our young children.
Green Acres and Gilligan's Island and The 3 Stooges.
Also The Andy Griffith Show
And GOMER Pyle USMC and
Happy Days.
I admit that now late at night on another channel, I watch Bernie Mac and Everybody Hates Chris and often laugh out loud - afraid of waking the neighbors! But little ones wouldn't understand most of Chris' and Bernie's jokes and I don't like how Bernie treats the kids most of the time.
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