Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, comedian, and musician. Funnyman Adam Sandler’s polarizing antics have divided audiences and critics, who frequently dismiss his comedy style as lowbrow and obnoxious. Adam’s many films, as well as the films of his Happy Madison production company, have performed consistently well at the box office despite negative reviews from the critics. Sandler was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1966 to a Jewish family. At five, his family moved to Manchester, New Hampshire, where he attended Manchester Central High School and found comedy taking the stage at an amateur comedy competition
Bill Cosby is an icon of stand up comedy. And that’s understatement. If there was a Mt. Rushmore for stand up comedy, there’s no question that Bill Cosby’s head would be chiseled upon it. We can save the debate for the other three heads for another time, but anyone who claims that Bill Cosby’s head doesn’t belong in it doesn’t know anything about comedy. Anyone between the age of 30 and 60 listened to his comedy albums Himself, For Adults Only and To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With… as well as all the best of’s and
Bobcat Goldthwait is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film and television director. Bobcat is most known for his high pitch voice and role as Cadet Zed in Police Academy; we all love “Nice bike! Where do you put the batteries“. Beyond his role as Zed, Bobcat has had many other notable characters in movies such as Burglar, Scrooged and One Crazy Summer. We especially love Bobcat’s comic style in the 1992 TV series Capitol Critters and the 1995 series Unhappily Ever After. At Dose of Funny we think his funniest appearance thus far has been his appearance in the 1992
Demetri Evan Martin is an American comedian, actor, artist, musician, writer and general funnyman. Demetri is best known for his work as a stand-up comedian, being a contributor on The Daily Show. Demetri is known for being an unconventional stand-up comic. Demetri uses one-liners and drawings along with music on a wide variety of instruments including guitar, harmonica, piano, keyboard, glockenspiel, toy bells, ukulele, or tambourine.
Doug Benson is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and stoner who has made a career combining the three. His latest creation is “Getting Doug with High” featuring Doug smoking weed with your favorite comedians. Subscribe to Doug’s channel here or watch his channel here Doug Benson has recorded six live albums, appeared on Comedy Central, VH1, the Friends TV show and in print as Stoner of the Year in High Times Magazine. Doug started stand-up at 22 in Los Angeles and made appearances on Comedy Central in the late 80s and early 90s. In the late 1990s,
Eddie Murphy is one of the funniest and greatest comedians in the last thirty years. He started his stand up career while he was in his teens and went onto become one of the most beloved cast members of Saturday Night Live and star in some of the greatest comedies in the last 30 years. Eddie Murphy was born in Brooklyn on April 3rd, 1961. His full name is Eddie Regan Murphy. His father, Charles (who Eddie’s brother is named after) was a New York City police officer and his mother was a telephone operator. His dad also dabbled
George Carlin is one of the most important comedians of all time. The man didn’t just do comedy. He performed social commentary on topics ranging from inequality to racism to corporations to morality and everything in between. From his classic 7 dirty words bit to his breakdown of religion and the government, George Carlin showed us (even more so than Lenny Bruce) how important comedy is to showing us what is wrong with society. Born in Manhattan on May 7th, 1937 to a father who was the advertising manager of The Sun, Carlin had a standard Catholic
Harland Williams is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, author, artist, musician and radio personality. Here is a great collection of Harland Williams one liners, here and our favorite movie quotes here. Harland has performed his unique set of stand up on Letterman, Leno, Conan, HBO, and Comedy Central. We at Dose of Funny especially love his comedy in roles in Dumb and Dumber, Freddy Got Fingered, There’s Something About Mary, Half Backed (1998), and Employee of the Month.
Louis CK is the current reigning king of comedy. After spending years toiling as a stand up comedian, Louis CK has taken the mantle as the most important stand up today because he not only makes you laugh with his ridiculous and silly topics, but he takes on the social mores and stereotypes and hypocrisies that touch our lives everyday and points them back at us to show us how ridiculous our most heart-felt beliefs really are. And not to mention he has some of the most important quotes in comedy because they aren’t only funny, but
Richard Pryor is one of the greatest comedians of all time. He was a man who changed the face and history of comedy while also changing the way a nation looked at race and inequality. And he did it all with just a microphone and a stage. What made Richard Pryor so amazing was his ability to extract a painful truth that everyone experienced and package it in a hilarious (and sometimes serious) little bit. Richard Pryor grew up being raised by his grandmother who ran a brothel. Which explains a lot about Richard Pryor. He dealt
Rodney Dangerfield was an American comedian and actor who was known for his hilarious catchphrase, “I don’t get no respect!” Rodney Dangerfield made his name telling people he didn’t get any respect. And he didn’t…for awhile. Born Jacob Rodney Cohen in Deer Park in Suffolk County, Long Island on November 22, 1921, the comedian known as Rodney Dangerfield had Hungarian and Jewish roots. His mom was named Dottie, and his dad, Phil Roy, was a vaudevillian performer. Rodney Dangerfield’s father was rarely home, and the fact that the two only saw each other twice a year majorly
Of all the comedians who also consider themselves actors, Steve Martin is considered one of the most talented. In 2004 Comedy Central ranked Steve Martin the Sixth Greatest Comedian of All Time, highlighting a career that spans over 40 years. Steve Martin was born in Waco, Texas on August 14, 1945. He was raised in California and one of his first jobs was at Disneyland, selling guide books and trying out his magic tricks at the Main Street Magic Shop. Even though he considered becoming a professor while attending college at California State University, he eventually transferred to UCLA and