Comedy heroes

I think you can learn a lot about a person, their sense of humor, and how they see the world by knowing who their favorite comedians are. These are the ones that have made the largest impact on me over the course of my life, in order of my exposure to their work.

  • Gene Wilder
  • Robin Williams
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic
  • Steve Oedekerk
  • Drew Carey
  • David Letterman
  • Mel Brooks
  • Monty Python
  • Demetri Martin
  • Tig Notaro
  • Andy Kaufman
  • Bo Burnham
  • Ricky Gervais
  • Larry David
  • Steven Wright
  • Emo Phillips
  • Garry Shandling

A few more modern comedians I really, really enjoy:

  • Tim Key
  • John Mulaney
  • The College Humor crew
  • Tig Notaro
  • Tim Robinson
  • James Acaster
  • Bob Mortimer