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Notorious Stand-up Comedians Quiz
by Staff
They make us laugh, despite their often controversial and raunchy comedy. How much do you know about these notorious stand-up comedians? Take this quiz to find out.

What comedian was best known for his rant on the "seven words you can't say on TV"?

  • Richard Pryor
  • George Carlin
  • Eddie Murphy

Who said this? "There's no such thing as soy milk. It's just soy juice."

  • Lewis Black
  • Chris Rock
  • Ricky Gervais

What comedian grossed $50 million with his stand-up concert film?

  • Steve Martin
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Richard Pryor

This raunchy comedian made his television debut on the variety show "On Broadway Tonight."

  • Richard Pryor
  • George Carlin
  • Andrew Dice Clay

What was Rodney Dangerfield's signature line?

  • I can't get no respect.
  • I don't get no respect.
  • I can't get respect.

What female comedian's biography is titled "The Bedwetter"?

  • Sarah Silverman
  • Amy Schumer
  • Chelsea Handler

What successful stand-up comedian got one of his first big-screen roles playing Pookie in "New Jack City"?

  • Chris Rock
  • Kevin Hart
  • Martin Lawrence

True or false: Friends of comedian Andy Kaufman claim he faked his death in 1984.

  • true
  • false

This angry, chain-smoking comedian became well-known for his act No Cure for Cancer.

  • Denis Leary
  • George Carlin
  • Andrew Dice Clay

What politically opinionated satirist and comedian has a weekly cable TV show on HBO?

  • Trevor Noah
  • Samantha Bee
  • Bill Maher

This shrieking and often insulting comedian was a preacher before he was a comedian.

  • Andrew Dice Clay
  • Sam Kinison
  • David Cross

What comedian got her start in stand-up at a Coors Light Super Talent Showcase in Washington?

  • Amy Schumer
  • Wanda Sykes
  • Whitney Cummings

This funny man was star of "Big Momma's House" and former host of "Def Comedy Jam."

  • Tracy Morgan
  • Kevin Hart
  • Martin Lawrence

True or false: Funny woman Roseanne Barr tried running for president in 2012.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Political satirist Stephen Colbert delivered a blistering stand-up roast of George W. Bush at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Dinner.

  • true
  • false

What comedian was one of the original cast members on "Saturday Night Live" and one half of the Blues Brothers?

  • John Belushi
  • Bill Murray
  • John Goodman

What legendary stand-up comedian was known as the Queen of Comedy?

  • Joan Rivers
  • Lucille Ball
  • Carol Burnett

True or false: GQ called Louis C.K. the undisputed king of comedy.

  • true
  • false

What comedian's fourth stint as Golden Globes host was his most-watched yet?

  • Ricky Gervais
  • Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler
  • Ellen DeGeneres

True or false: Robin Williams attended the prestigious Juilliard School.

  • true
  • false

Who began his film career as Ahchoo in Mel Brooks' "Robin Hood: Men in Tights"?

  • Martin Lawrence
  • Jim Carrey
  • Dave Chappelle

This comedian received an honorary Oscar at the 2013 Governors Awards.

  • Billy Crystal
  • Jim Carrey
  • Steve Martin

What comedian is most remembered for his raunchy comedy records and nightclub acts during the 1950s and '60s?

  • Richard Pryor
  • Redd Foxx
  • Don Rickles

Which comedian deliberately botched "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a San Diego Padres game.

  • Roseanne Barr
  • Tig Notaro
  • Joan Rivers

What comedian released her memoir, "My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-night Stands," in June 2005?

  • Kathy Griffin
  • Chelsea Handler
  • Margaret Cho

True or false: Before hosting "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee," Samantha Bee was the longest-serving correspondent on "The Colbert Report."

  • true
  • false

This comedian is known to be deliberately offensive and controversial and to make light of serious, disturbing and taboo subject matters.

  • Daniel Tosh
  • Andrew Dice Clay
  • Ron White

True or false: Bernie Mac was one of the "Original Kings of Comedy" with Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer and Kevin Hart.

  • true
  • false

This funny man was a longtime advocate against animal cruelty.

  • Jim Belushi
  • Richard Pryor
  • Daniel Tosh

What hit 1989 film showcased three premiere comedians of their respective generations?

  • "Harlem Nights"
  • "Do the Right Thing"
  • "When Harry Met Sally ..."