Three men who still have lasted through this decade the one before, and are still funnier than most other people around now.
Stand up comedy has seen a large rise popularity over the last decade as shows like ‘Live at the Apollo’ have come into the spotlight on the BBC and with the advent of panel shows, stand up comedians have a regular, Money-for-old-rope regular pay show. These comedians have managed to stay away from the panel shows but still rake in massive crowds because of their sheer talent.
One of the most cynical comics on the circuit. Lee remains a significant voice in UK stand up. Although Lee’s audience figures are comparatively low, he usually tours to 400-600 capacity venues and standing outside the comedy mainstream, he is well regarded by critics and has been a regular pundit on BBC political programming. A 2009 article in The Times referred to him as “the comedian’s comedian, and for good reason” and named him “face of the decade”.
While he is well known for his role as ‘Bernard’ in Black Books, and his multiple cameos in Pegg & Frost’s films, he is an amazing stand up comedian in his own right.In 2007 he was voted the 17th greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups and again in the updated 2010 list as the 14th greatest stand-up comic. In 2012, he became the first Irish stand-up comedian ever to perform in Russia, after two sold-out shows in neighboring Estonia, with his routine referencing Russia’s new law banning “homosexual propaganda” and jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky. His rambling, cynical style reflecting his role as Bernard is refreshing, considering the style of most modern comedians.
The only American Comedian that i still find bearable. His lack of borders and downright indecent language on stage are what make his act. His attitude to his children, love life and the public at large are a main part of his material, who have also influenced his own TV show ‘Louis’ in which his children Co-star. He is well liked on the website ‘Reddit’ for his interactions with fans during his AMA’s (ask me anything) and the distribution of his live shows through his website for the minimal price of $5, DRM free.