Recent talk by Lebron James about the idea of a “basketball Mount Rushmore” and his self-nomination for inclusion in said monument sparked a separate idea –
Among comedians, who would you consider the top 4 faces of the genre – the important voices that helped shape the art form to where it is today?
I suppose it’s only fair that I go first:
- Lenny Bruce
- Will Rogers
- George Carlin
- Richard Pryor
This is, of course, to say nothing of luminaries like Groucho Marx, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Abbott & Costello, The Three Stooges, Laurel & Hardy, Redd Foxx, Joan Rivers, Bill Cosby, Eddie Murphy, Bill Hicks, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and countless others. To paraphrase Full Metal Jacket, “This is my list, there are many like it, but this one is mine.”
Who makes you top 4?