But there's no denying Eddie Murphy in his prime, he gets a GOAT simply due to what he accomplished. Movies, stand up, and I crank up the volume when Party All The Time comes on in GTA 5. Dude was the comedian that did it all. His was as good as it gets for comedic success so far.
Favorites have been George Carlin, Cedric, Richard Pryor, Dave Chapelle, D' Huely (sp?), Patrick O'neal, Martin Lawerence, Mike Epps, Bernie Mac, Chris Rock, and a gang of niggas from Def Jam, Comic View, and Comedy Centrals Uncut that I'm forgetting.
Comedy ain't been popping for bout two years now, though. Don't know what folks see in Kevin Hart. It ain't like it used to be.