Eddie Murphy...Comedian Hard to believe, but this album was released a quarter century ago. Back in high school a whole bunch of people memorized the whole act verbatim. The classic jokes about faggots, ice cream man, barbecues and the fart game make this the funniest album ever. Tragic how a brilliant cutting edge comic could devolve into a G-rated pile of milquetoast. But that decision to change made Murphy super rich. Sam Kinison...Have You Seen Me Lately? Sam was comic genius...period. Moving starving Africans out of the desert. Fucking a corpse in a mortuary. The Robo-Pope. Rock against drugs. There was nobody funnier than Sam. I still miss him. Richard Pryor...That N*gger's Crazy Pryor took comedy to a whole new level with his brand of brutal honesty about himself and others. Listen to this or any other Pryor album and you will understand why Jimmy Norton worships this guy. Dice Clay...Day The Laughter Died "It's comedy. You don't have to laugh to enjoy it" -Dice. The Diceman proved that statement by delivering the cringe humor album of all time. This album is unique in that Dice purposely tried to offend and alienate everyone in the audience. It resulted in a comedy classic. That douchebag actually used to be great. Redd Foxx...Uncensored Family friendly Fred Sanford never abandoned his core audience and remained the filthiest nightclub comic in the business throughout his career. The only guy pulling off this feat today is Bob Saget. It's incredible that Foxx successfully specialized in dirty jokes even during the pre Civil Rights and Lenny Bruce era.