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Patton Oswalt: For all the negative things that people say about the prequels, they sure generated a lot of comedy. Patton Oswalt’s time-travel fantasy of murdering George Lucas almost makes sitting through the movies worth it, just to get the references.
Eddie Izzard: Eddie’s looking his best in his classic 2002 comedy special “Circle.” His “Death Star Canteen” bit is a flawless piece of comedy. What Eddie does best is take a simple concept such as “there must be a cafeteria on the Death Star” and turn it into something unforgettable.
Arj Barker: While he may be most recognizable for playing the role of “Dave” on Flight of the Conchords, Arj Barker is an incredible comedian. In this clip he takes hack comedy and applies it to the world of Star Wars. Oh, and when you’re done reading this article, go watch a bunch more Arj Barcker videos (I’m waving my hand like a Jedi right now).
Wyatt Cenac: Wyatt Cenac is quickly becoming my favorite comedian. After departing the Daily Show, he’s had more time to focus on standup and his first hour “Comedy Person” is a must-watch. Here he is on John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show talking about a black jedi.
BONUS! Richard Pryor:
It’s not stand-up, but no “Top 5 Comedians” list is complete without slipping Pryor in there somewhere. So please enjoy this classic sketch from the pilot of the short lived Richard Pryor Show.
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