Who was the funniest stand up comedian of the 1970s ?

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  1. Ethn Hayabusa

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    Nope, 70s. Three comedy albums were released in the 70s, and he was guesting on SNL in 1976.

     
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    The restaurant business teaches the concept of metonymy better than anything!
     
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  3. Telejester

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    This is where Billy Connolly has actress Angie Dickinson in absolute hysterics
     
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    Carlin in the '70s.

    His last few years of life, he was more existential philosopher than comedian.
     
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    My two favorites, though not in that order.
     
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    Rodney Dangerfield was pretty good back in the 70's. He was on the Tonight Show fairly often and cracked Johnny up.
    Rodney in 72
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    But yeah, Carlin by a mile.
    I had the Class Clown album.
     
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  8. Fatherflot

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    I can get behind that. An existential philosopher taking cynical disgust to its logical extreme. . .
     
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    I had this as well. When I was in grade school he came and did his act at the local college. He was fantastic!
     
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  10. TheGuildedAge

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    Carlin wasn’t even comedy.

    He just told the truth and everyone laughed.

    He’s pure genius for me.
     
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    Pryor was the best, but I always liked Robert Klein too.
     
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    Nobody made me laugh as hard in the 70s as Steve Martin. His style was very unique at the time, and he really did change standup comedy.

    Richard Pryor was a close second. I remember being on the road around 1980 or so, and watching the same special in different motel rooms night after night...and still laughing out loud. [The routine about shooting his car, and his monkey with a d*ck like a wet Q-tip, and his little monkey fingers f*cking with your ears)
     
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    Can'tbelieve nobody has mentioned Don Rickles!

     
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    And you know who else was in his late heyday. . .

    WAYYYYYYYY NSFW

     
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    He had a knack for speaking the truth in a hilarious manner.
     
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    I did.
     
  17. Telejester

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    Ok, gonna hit yt up for some 70s Steve martin
     
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    I think of Kaufman as more of a performance artist than a stand up. I do agree with you that Klein was great. But Pryor was probably the greatest, no one pushed the envelope like him.
     
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    Kaufman described himself as a song and dance man.

    Pryor is on the Mt. Rushmore of stand up.
     
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    AXS TV just did a top 10 comedians of the 70s earlier this week.

    The top 3 were:
    1. Pryor
    2. Carlin
    3. Robin Williams

    Rodney Dangerfield was #10.

    Steve Martin, Andy Kaufman, Jay Leno, Phyllis Diller, Joan Rivers, and Redd Foxx were all on the list, but I don't remember the order.
     
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