Summer Of Comedy – 2 – George Carlin

Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Comics of All Time: Number 2 – George Carlin!

With a career that spans four decades, he went from button-down traditional to in-your-face counter-culture. Carlin has defined himself as one of the true masters of his craft.

Judy Gold: The number two, ladies and gentlmen.
Richard Lewis: Number two?
Judy Gold: Number two. Alright. This guy, I love him. George Carlin. I had the-
Mario Joyner: What can you say good about him?!?
Richard Lewis: Just an amazing craftsman and writes. Other than maybe Cosby, I don’t think anybody has a body of work like this guy. Continue reading

Summer Of Comedy – 5 – Chris Rock

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Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Comics of All Time: Number 5 – Chris Rock!

Combined razor sharp wit, bursting energy and fearless material, and you have the reigning king of stand-up

Judy Gold: Chris Rock.
Mario Joyner: Well, well, well.
Dom Irrera: the first time he ever did stand-up I was there, he was like 19. And he, you can – you’d never know. But he definitely had something, but you’d never know he’d be that great. Continue reading

Summer Of Comedy – 10 – Eddie Murphy

Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Comics of All Time: Number 10 – Eddie Murphy!

He created classic comedy characters on Saturday Night Live, performed in Blockbuster films, and performed ground-breaking stand-up shows. Cocky crude and likable, Eddie dominated the comic landscape in the 1980s. At the delicate age of 22, he was packing arenas and carrying on Richard Pryor’s legacy. Continue reading

Summer Of Comedy – 21 – Dennis Miller

Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Comics of All Time: Number 21 – Dennis Miller!

The so-called social satirist with an endless vault of references, this Saturday Night Live alumni cut his teeth in the comedy clubs and went on to host his own talk show.

Judy Gold: Are you ready guys?
David Brenner: Yes we are.
Greg Giraldo: And the number one.
David Brenner: Hit it, hit it, hit it, hit it.
Judy Gold: And the number one for this show, 40-21, is: Dennis Miller.
David Brenner: He’s a New York Times comedian in a Daily News world. Continue reading

Summer Of Comedy – 46 – Adam Sandler

Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Comics of All Time: Number 46 – Adam Sandler!

This former Saturday Night Live castmember and current movie superstar started performing stand-up at seventeen, and never grew up. He quickly found an audience with his off-beat humor and his juvenile sing-a-longs. Continue reading