Not Enough Room in the Lifeboat: Comedy Legends


lifeboatThe Ship is Sinking and There’s Only Room For 3…

Just imagine. Four  legends of stand up comedy are all on one ship. But oh shit, the ship is sinking and Richard Pryor, , Eddie Murphy and are about to go down with it. Thank goodness there’s a lifeboat, but there’s only room for three of them. Which black comedy legend doesn’t get a seat?

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richard pryor Bill Cosby eddie murphy chris rock 

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153 Comments

  1. joe8775

    March 26, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    sink like a rock !

  2. RemyGreen

    March 26, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Chris Rock is no where near as funny or innovative as the rest. No question about it.

  3. AngryPaperboy

    March 26, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Cosby must go for trying to get rid of Our Gang (The Little Rascals)

    • MugPush

      March 28, 2013 at 12:03 am

      @AngryPaperboy  urban legend. didn’t happen.

  4. LizSetsFire

    March 26, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    This was easy for me because I dislike Bill Cosby as human being. Layer jello puddin pop.

    • AngryPaperboy

      March 26, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      @LizSetsFire and we agree

  5. Nick's Hex

    March 26, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Love Chris Rock, but he’s another 25 years of constant success away from being in the class of those guys.

  6. joe8775

    March 26, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    anyone who picks pryor should also drown

  7. Morgan McNasty

    March 26, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Which one can’t swim?

    • Hockeyflow33

      March 26, 2013 at 1:47 pm

      @Morgan McNasty

    • REDDYROG

      March 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      @Morgan McNasty all of the above

  8. LizSetsFire

    March 26, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    This was easy for me because I dislike Bill Cosby as human being. Later jello puddin pop.

    • AngryPaperboy

      March 26, 2013 at 1:47 pm

      @LizSetsFire u and I are in the same boat…..hehe

  9. jerkstoresean

    March 26, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Dropping the Cosby off at the pool ! Lolololol

  10. OllieInChicago

    March 26, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Bill Cosby, and hopefully everybody’s horrible impressions of him, are in the drink.

  11. Baldguy74

    March 26, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Just flip the boat over. Nobody survives

  12. Morgan McNasty

    March 26, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Murphy is in the water……for dr. Dolittle

  13. tfor3

    March 26, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Truly might be the toughest one yet. Pryor is most safe and Cosby near second.  Eddie Murphy’s time as a pure stand up was shorter but his flame was brighter.  Sorry Chris

  14. RemyGreen

    March 26, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Used to be, the loser had the option of swimming to safety.

  15. NickAkron

    March 26, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I hope Dr. Dolittle can talk to the fishes!

  16. REDDYROG

    March 26, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    whoever it is they have nooooo chance of swimming for shore

    • edrooney

      March 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      @REDDYROG great call

  17. Aria Taint

    March 26, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    This is easy, Chris Rock is NOT a legend by any means!!

  18. Stoops

    March 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    No cursing? No seat for you Bill.

  19. RamlerJerry

    March 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Rock is at the bottom of the Ocean. Doesn’t event float.

  20. queenelisabeth

    March 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    ciao Bill

  21. Nick's Hex

    March 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I see your Dr Doolittle, and raise you Shrek…

  22. Jodeus

    March 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Anyone who has seen Bill Cosby Himself cannot throw him into the drink

  23. TheBMD1

    March 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Hey Ed-die! What have you done for me lately!?

  24. JohnnyMcJames

    March 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Chris Rock is amazingly hilarious but he is not a legend bye bye Chris

  25. EMC

    March 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Where’s Flip Wilson?

  26. Recyclerz

    March 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Pryor and Cosby are archetypes, they stay.  Chris Rock has made some bad movies but nothing as agressively bad as Murphy has been part of.  Bye-bye Pluto Nash.

  27. FLprodivider66

    March 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Chris Rock Stinks!

    • FLprodivider66

      March 26, 2013 at 1:52 pm

      Oops meant “sinks” haha!

      • Vickroy

        March 26, 2013 at 1:53 pm

        @FLprodivider66 Whew! I didn’t want to believe you really thought that.

  28. shovelhead

    March 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Once again lizsetsfire is right.

  29. Nick's Hex

    March 26, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    So we’re going by bad movies?  Ghost Dad and Superman 3 notwithstanding….

  30. Morgan McNasty

    March 26, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    They would let this many blacks on the titanic, let alone give them a life boat

  31. MikeZoltek

    March 26, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    pluto nash, metro, norbit, I spy… reasons why you end up in the drink

  32. Vickroy

    March 26, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Cosby. I don’t like comics who refuse to work blue.

  33. REDDYROG

    March 26, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    hasn’t Pryor suffered enough?

    • Nick's Hex

      March 26, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      @REDDYROGHe’s in a better place now…

  34. AngryPaperboy

    March 26, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    He teamed up with Oprah to get rid of Little Rascals

  35. Morgan McNasty

    March 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Dr. Donothing, Murphy sucks little white cocks

  36. Nick's Hex

    March 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Stop citing bad movies as a reason for Eddie Murphy.  Did you see Leonard Part 6?

  37. BJtheTrucker

    March 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Whoever you throw off is going to die, cause black people can’t swim

  38. Clover leaf

    March 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Eddie Murphy was huge but 1. his material doesn’t stand up where the other three does. 2. He hasn’t done anything worth seeing in almost ten years. Drown donkey shrek never loved you.

  39. Narc Zito

    March 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Anyone who doesn’t think this is a ridiculously difficult lifeboat should be doing MMA.

  40. nofae301

    March 26, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Cosby was funny, I’ve laughed at his best and found him an incredible actor, but everyone else seems to be on another level.

  41. JohnnyMcJames

    March 26, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    this list should have George Carlin on it instead of Chris Rock

    • Jodeus

      March 26, 2013 at 1:52 pm

      @JohnnyMcJames He’s not black!

      • JohnnyMcJames

        March 26, 2013 at 1:57 pm

        @Jodeus it doesn’t say black comedic geniuses

    • D0lamite

      March 26, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      @JohnnyMcJames Blasphemy!

  42. jimmyolsenbluesIamthRealone

    March 26, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Hardest Life Boat Ever…I can’t throw anyone in.

  43. Morgan McNasty

    March 26, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    This show is too racist

  44. BuckAlanHopper

    March 26, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Bills voice alone keeps him off the boat. -Buck

  45. MicroMonkey

    March 26, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    chris rock thinks obama is our dad, so he’s a drowning asshole.

  46. REDDYROG

    March 26, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Fez is a genius???  we may never hear them words again

    • Captain Floppy

      March 26, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      @REDDYROG All the more reason that eddie should be safe!

  47. VegasSoccerGuy

    March 26, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Chris rock funny but no legend

  48. SH4RKYx

    March 26, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Sorry, never found Bill Cosby all that funny. And ya why all black? Whatever tho.

  49. VegasSoccerGuy

    March 26, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    You know none of these guys would ever guy caught out on the water ….

  50. joe8775

    March 26, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    fe fi fo figger…

  51. Christopher Brooklyn

    March 26, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Cosby is the safe of safe..man is so funny…I like murphy. Toss up for Rock and Pryor, but I never really got into him..Pryor kiss sea salt

  52. Tim_P

    March 26, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Chris Rock. Hope dat nigga knows how to swim.

  53. Iknowyoujj

    March 26, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    The rock man, just because he’s the youngest, but he is seriously talented, this sucks..

  54. REDDYROG

    March 26, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    why no Sinbad?

  55. jayjohnstone

    March 26, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    bill cosby just for the stupid jello-pudding commercials

  56. joe8775

    March 26, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    martin lawrence

  57. Maybrick

    March 26, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Chris Rock is NOT a “legend” in the comedy world. It’ just a fact.
     
    Later Chris.

  58. BadNewsJeff

    March 26, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Sorry Chris Rock.  Screaming jokes out doesn’t make them any funnier.

    • Nick's Hex

      March 26, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      @BadNewsJeffDon’t forget the show your teeth part…

  59. TheMaskedListener

    March 26, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    My choice came down to Murphy and Cosby. Cosby wad always doing that PG humor where Murphy sold out to make kids movies. although it made him alot of money, it cost him a seat on my life boat. Sail on and so long Eddie!

  60. Tim_P

    March 26, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Easiest lifeboat ever. Bye, Chris.

  61. Aria Taint

    March 26, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Where all the white people?? This is raciest.

    • MicroMonkey

      March 26, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      @Aria Taint thats what I was saying after I got done screaming racist slurs here in my house

  62. guest

    March 26, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    This is simple. Throw Richard Pryor into the water. He’s the only one whose already dead.

  63. joe8775

    March 26, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    shucky ducky quack quack

  64. jayjohnstone

    March 26, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    cosby was good until he did his stupid huxtably bad tv show

  65. D0lamite

    March 26, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Cosby doesn’t hold up the test of time! Fuck Camille!

  66. Older Fez

    March 26, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Eddie is out

  67. Nick's Hex

    March 26, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Dr. William J Cosby, MD DDS JELLO

  68. liquidalloy

    March 26, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    The Rock must go..

  69. shovelhead

    March 26, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    u right Ronnie B

  70. EdistoAndrew

    March 26, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Good thing about this lifeboat is they wouldn’t be out there treading water making you feel bad.

  71. Nick's Hex

    March 26, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Fuck you, that Chris Rock run for president movie was cinema at its finest.

  72. Savagetunes

    March 26, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Bill Cosby…. Just not funny

  73. jayjohnstone

    March 26, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    chris rock just for his terrible acting

  74. Shamus

    March 26, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    I need leg room… dump Rock AND Pryor.

  75. jayjohnstone

    March 26, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    throw the white guy overboard

  76. KingstonPete

    March 26, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Certain death for whoever I throw off as I assume none of them can swim.

  77. giafromlongisland

    March 26, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Everyone I have ever known who has had any interaction with Cosby, has insisted that he is a true Doucebag. I had dinner next to Eddie Murphy once and he was so incredibly nice. He was so funny without being trying to be the center of attention. He left before my friend and I left, and when we asked for the check, the waiter said, “Mr. Murphy took care of it. He said it was a pleasure meeting you both.” PLUS, he left a FAT tip, because I asked the waiter if we should a least take care of the gratuity. The waiter laughed. He said, “Ladies, he paid my rent for a month.” And this was NYC!!! Rock & Pryor, literally (not figuratively) make me piddle my pants!!

    • REDDYROG

      March 26, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      @giafromlongisland seems like you have thought this out!

      • giafromlongisland

        March 26, 2013 at 2:07 pm

        @REDDYROG Honestly, I don’t have much of a life, and these probing questions give me something to fixate on. In this case for 5 minutes!!!! 5 whole minutes! Good chunk of time!! Congrats once again on your win yesterday!

  78. jayjohnstone

    March 26, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    throw pryor over he’s already dead

  79. joe8775

    March 26, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    whares Alonzo “hamburger” Jones

  80. Nick's Hex

    March 26, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    My Dad bought me Delirious for my birthday when I was 9, played it in front of my whole family that listened in horror till my Dad slapped the cassette player to shut it off.

  81. D0lamite

    March 26, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    I dont wanna be stuck on a life raft listening to stories about Cammille!

  82. jayjohnstone

    March 26, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    throw popcorn over

  83. iluvronnfez

    March 26, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    you can’t forget about Fat Albert people!!

  84. jayjohnstone

    March 26, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    throw theo over

  85. Iknowyoujj

    March 26, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Not Cosby, what about Fat Albert, the cartoon, not the live action movie with keenan, that one sucked..

  86. jayjohnstone

    March 26, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    throw gia overboard,she’s gunning for teacher’s pet

    • giafromlongisland

      March 26, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      @jayjohnstone Well played Sir. Well played indeed.

  87. heetz

    March 26, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Eddie Murphy goes sploosh for playing an entire family, poorly.

  88. KingstonPete

    March 26, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Certain death for whoever I throw in, as I assume none of them can swim.

  89. Broxstar

    March 26, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    does’nt matter I’m pretty sure none of them can swim anyway

  90. jayjohnstone

    March 26, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    neil peart,he’s a modern day warrior

    • TheDonCarpenter

      March 26, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      @jayjohnstone HURR DURR DANNY CAREY!

      • jayjohnstone

        March 26, 2013 at 7:24 pm

        @TheDonCarpenter Must be more of that great radio talent coming out of Delaware.

  91. KingstonPete

    March 26, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Bill Cosby’s album, “Wonderfullness” was the reason I idolized comics as a child.

  92. KingstonPete

    March 26, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Ronnie’s drunk!

  93. Maybrick

    March 26, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    On pure stand up ability ONLY.. Chris Rock is nowhere near the other 3 comics.
     
    Sorry Ronnie B. is just not so.
     
    Tell me ONE joke Chris Rock ever told with a “normal” voice. His whole gimmick is his loud over the top black gruff voice. Not saying it never made me laugh. But call it what it is, It’s a gimmick. Couldn’t tell a joke/concept WITHOUT the crazy “black” voice to save his life. The ONLY reason why people think he’s funny.
     
    Sucks as as an actor to boot.
     
    Chris Rock drowns.

  94. kernelpickle

    March 26, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Murphy is the only one who didn’t give a shit about stand-up after he attained celebrity status. Not to mention that of all their acts, as funny as Murphy was he never had the level of insight or genius that Cosby, Pryor or Rock had. He just did funny voices and acted crazy like Robin Williams–where’s the substance or social commentary in that?

    • Maybrick

      March 26, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      @kernelpickle If you never seen social commentary in Eddie Murphy,  they you never seen Eddie Murphy.

  95. AlienAssBaby

    March 26, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Anyone who says it’s easy to throw Bill Cosby in doesn’t understand comedy history…

    • TheDonCarpenter

      March 26, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      @AlienAssBaby They’re just simpletons that only laugh at dirty words. A comic doesn’t have to say “cunt” to get a laugh.

      • MugPush

        March 27, 2013 at 11:59 pm

        @TheDonCarpenter  @AlienAssBaby True, but I don’t ever recall ANY of these comics using the term, “cunt”.

  96. Brocknstock

    March 26, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Get rid of Pryor he’s the only one I’ve never laughed outloud to. And he was in the toy

  97. KingstonPete

    March 26, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    When can we do the white comedy legends lifeboat?

  98. TheDonCarpenter

    March 26, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Anyone voting Cosby off is retarded.

  99. liquidalloy

    March 26, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Chris Rock is shark food.

  100. Regulator

    March 26, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Ronnie nailed it – all funny dudes but Rock’s body of work just not as extensive.

  101. ImUrHuckleberry

    March 26, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Mr. Rock, you in the fucken drink.

  102. Doom70

    March 26, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Based on Stand-up, only.  They’ve all made bad movies and bad TV.  Stand-up only.

  103. cousin_dave

    March 26, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    I’m throwing Pryor out because he’s already dead

  104. RonsCigar

    March 26, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    That many people are tossing out Chris Rock and then Bill Cosby? Huh?

  105. galactictraveler

    March 26, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Would make more sense if they were in the back of the bus .

  106. Philosaraptor

    March 26, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Chris Rock..GONE.. Maybe his Obama Jesus will save him.

  107. pokerface1947

    March 26, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Bill begat Richard. Richard begat Eddie. Eddie begat Chris. Chris be gattin’ out of that boat.

  108. Bloodklot

    March 26, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Chris rock, you played a great crack addict but you’s gots to go.

  109. TheDonCarpenter

    March 26, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Chris Rockfish.

  110. Fa Q

    March 26, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Chris is probably the best stand of the last twenty years but unfortunately he has to go the other three are legends.

  111. tommy-o

    March 26, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    i’m going with Bill Cosby but only because he sucker punched Tom Smothers once at the Playboy mansion..

  112. AssWhack!

    March 26, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Damn! This is hard.

    • AssWhack!

      March 26, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      Sorry Chris…..

  113. Badmotherrucker

    March 26, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Sorry bill. You told Eddie not to curse, to quote Richard, “Have a Coke, and a smile, and shut the fuck up.” Into the water.

  114. YotaruVegeta

    March 26, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    I am STUNNED by the outcome.

  115. JonNockels

    March 26, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    I know I’m probably in the minority here…but I just don’t find Richard Pryor that funny. Influential, sure, I get that…but just not funny to me.

  116. filler

    March 26, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    does anyone remember anything from Rock besides the “5,000 dollars a bullet” bit? Cause that’s all I and anyone I’ve ever met remember.

  117. i57ignite

    March 26, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Pryor is untouchable.
    Chris Rock’s early specials are all-time classics (Bring On The Pain especially) and even though he uses other comics as writers, he can’t be bounced.
    Eddie Murphy’s body of work, although its less extensive than the others has stood the test of time tremendously. Raw and Delirious still has me laughing to the point of tears, and I’ve seen both countless times.
     
    I’m bouncing Cosby.  Yes, he’s a pioneer.  But his standup just doesn’t hold up.  I also don’t like comics who pride themselves on being clean and try to push their agenda on other people.  Peace out, Bill.

  118. i57ignite

    March 26, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Pryor is untouchable.
    Chris Rock’s early specials are all-time classics (Bring The Pain especially) and even though he uses other comics as writers, he can’t be bounced.
    Eddie Murphy’s body of work, although its less extensive than the others has stood the test of time tremendously. Raw and Delirious still has me laughing to the point of tears, and I’ve seen both countless times.
     
    I’m bouncing Cosby.  Yes, he’s a pioneer.  But his standup just doesn’t hold up.  I also don’t like comics who pride themselves on being clean and try to push their agenda on other people.  Peace out, Bill.

  119. Rich from Buffalo

    March 26, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Chris Rock because he’s the youngest.

  120. jayjohnstone

    March 26, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    pryor is still dead

  121. Tacoshack27

    March 27, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I had to go with Murphy.  I still love Raw and Delirious to this day, but  I haven’t found him funny in a quite the long time.

  122. Mikfin

    March 27, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Referring to president of US as your daddy is just too edgy for me.  Rock goes overboard and I hope he sinks like one.

  123. Captain Geech

    March 27, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Chris Rock just because he continues to try and act.

  124. Cletus from Brooklyn

    March 27, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Which FUCKING IDIOTS voted for Pryor. The nerve…

  125. MugPush

    March 28, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Carlin, Robin Williams, Steve Martin, & Jerry Seinfeld. 
    (happy now?)

  126. cal5000

    March 28, 2013 at 1:53 am

    Who the fuck put Chris Rock contention in over Bernie Mac/Redd Foxx/Robin Harris?

  127. cal5000

    March 28, 2013 at 1:53 am

    Who the fuck put Chris Rock in contention over Bernie Mac/Redd Foxx/Robin Harris?

    • Yuuuck

      March 28, 2013 at 11:18 am

      @cal5000 Everyone

  128. ullh82w8

    March 28, 2013 at 10:35 am

    With a rock, no plead for assistance. STRAIGHT TO THE BOTTOM! Easiest one yet!