The 11 Most Relevant Stand-up Comedians of 2011 [POLL]

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First, let’s define “relevant”. It’s “Closely connected or appropriate to the matter at hand”. In terms of stand up comedy, that means having a connection with your audience. You’re up there on stage, making observations, and the audience whether they sympathize, empathize, or just process what you’re saying and they respond in a favorable way (read: they f***ing laugh and clap). Comedians like Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Eddie Murphy and Jerry Seinfeld became huge celebrities because audiences could relate to them in some way. But those guys aren’t “relevant” today. So, who is? Let us break it down for you with today’s most relevant comedians in our list below.

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