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25 Best Stand-up Comics

Best Stand Up Comics
I love stand-up comedy and we are lucky having so many outstanding performers gigging today. This is a list of my favourite comics from past and present. I hope they all have a long-lasting future.

Every stand-up receives a score of 64-89/100. This is my preferred rating method as all of my ratings average to those figures. Having a 25 range is convenient too for converting back to percentages.

The list mirrors my author recommendations by using the same judging criteria – character, plot, setting, theme, style. Stand-ups do not use setting, so to replace it I used X, for the X-factor.

This list is ever growing and I will keep adding as I discover and remember more comedians. As with any list, it is subjective, but I hope you find new favourites.

STAND-UP
%
CHAR.
PLOT
X
THEME
STYLE
Jimmy Carr
89
19
17
19
15
19
Ricky Gervais
89
18
18
18
17
18
Sean Lock
88
18
17
19
16
18
Frankie Boyle
87
17
17
19
17
17
Richard Herring
86
17
17
19
17
16
Ross Noble
86
17
17
18
17
17
Bill Bailey
85
17
18
18
17
15
Jack Dee
85
19
17
16
16
17
Brendon Burns
84
17
17
18
17
15
Jim Jeffries
84
17
17
18
16
16
Dylan Moran
83
17
17
17
16
16
Stewart Lee
83
16
17
18
17
15
Eddie Izzard
82
17
15
18
15
17
Sarah Millican
82
15
17
18
14
18
Dave Gorman
81
15
16
18
17
15
Greg Davies
81
17
16
16
16
16
Stephen Merchant
80
15
16
17
16
16
Tim Vine
80
16
16
16
14
18
Josie Long
79
17
14
17
16
15
Frank Skinner
78
16
15
16
15
16
Dara O'Brian 
77
17
15
16
14
15
Ed Byrne
76
15
15
16
14
16
Russel Howard
76
14
15
16
15
16
Al Murray
75
15
15
15
15
15
Russel Brand
75
14
15
15
15
16
Lee Mack
73
16
14
15
14
14
Simon Amstell
72
15
15
16
12
14
Milton Jones
71
12
18
14
12
15
Tim Minchin
68
12
15
12
15
14
Alan Davies
67
14
15
12
14
12
Jason Manford
66
15
15
12
12
12
Chris Addison
65
12
14
12
15
12
Andy Parsons
64
12
16
12
12
12

Happy laughing!

Jim M