In the 70s the political correctness and everything offends somebody mentality that has somewhat nutured stand up comedy these days didn't exist. So which stand up comedians from that decade do you think truly shone. ? I admit I love listening to 70s recordings of Richard Pryor and the laughing tears have streamed down my face. Looking forward to checking out suggestions made. In UK 70s Billy Connolly was truly a comedian to behold.