Who Is Rap’s King of Comedy? Part 1

The rap game is full of clowns you say? Sure, there are some jokers out there, but what about the dudes who are actually funny on purpose? My gut reaction would be to say Biz Markie, but what about the other comedic MC’s out there? Apologies to Blowfly and Bobby Jimmy & The Critters fans, YouTube failed you.

Beastie Boys

The Beasties have been making funny shit since ‘Cookie Puss’. Willingness to wear wigs in videos is a huge plus.

Humpty Hump/Shock G (Digital Underground)

Early record ‘Underwater Rhymes’ was hilarious…if you were six. ‘Humpty Dance’ was a great party record, but the character himself was basically Shock wearing a fur hat, plaid sports jacket and a classic novelty glasses/nose combo. Worth a chuckle? Sure, why not. Pure hilarity? Not so much.

Redman

Combined with Meth, he’s rap’s answer to Cheech & Chong. The Funk Doctor Spock gets extra points for being able to balance the prankster image along with being a respected rapper dude.

Prince Paul

The twisted mind behind De La Soul, Handsome Boy Modeling School and a bunch of other weird concept albums has been responsible for some pretty funny skits over the years (the De La Soul Is Dead stuff in particular), but his ‘wacky’ brand of satire can be hit and miss.

Will Smith aka The Fresh Prince

Before his TV Show, Will had carved out his lane as the ‘zany rap guy’ as seen in ‘hilarious’ videos such as ‘Parents Just Don’t Understand’ and ‘Girls Ain’t Nothin’ But Trouble’. Harmless fun, but hardly side-splitting stuff. As for his movie career, I guess Wild Wild West was a big joke…

J-Zone

This dude is a huge fan of ignorant rap, and a lot of his records such as the Boss Hogg Barbarians LP are tributes to that old Rap-A-Lot sound. Not as funny as actually bumping Geto Boys and Gangster NIP, but still good value. The song he made about getting a rash from rocking a fake gold rope is priceless.

50 Cent

Curtis’ constant WWF-style conflicts are usually pretty entertaining. When you’re rich and bored, you end up doing some way-out shit, as witnessed by his recent campaign against Rick Ross. As for the ‘Piggy Bank’ video, I’m not sure what’s funnier – the Nas character, Jada as Ninja Turtle or just the fuckin’ ugly computer graphics of the clip.

Eminem

Who could ever tire of Slim Shady making fun of D-List celebrities? Everybody except readers of TMZ? Oh, OK. What about his ‘crazy mental dude’ stuff? That too, huh?

Bizarre from D-12

If fat guys wearing shower caps and rapping badly is your idea of a good belly laugh…step right up.

Cam’Ron

If you haven’t heard Crime Pays yet, you’re missing out on the Lenny Bruce of rap. No to mention that the Killa Season movie is pure gold.

MC Paul Barman

A Jewish nerd rapper who’s wack on purpose? Meh.

Mighty Casey

A remake of ‘White Lines’ about bangin’ pale broads? Approved!

The Lonely Island

A couple of crackers doing musical parodies? It’s crazy, but it just might work! ‘I’m On A Boat’ was good, but this is better….

Flight of The Conchords

More white dudes, but from New Zealand, which is funnier by default (sorta like Canadians).

Biz Markie

Ah, fuck it. Biz is still the king of hip-hop comedy. ‘Pickin’ Boogers’ and ‘Just A Friend’ are classic comedy by themselves, but when combined with his rendition of ‘Benny & The Jets’, it’s a flawless victory.

Who Is Rap's King of Comedy?

  • Redman (22%, 87 Votes)
  • Biz Markie (21%, 81 Votes)
  • Cam'Ron (18%, 69 Votes)
  • Eminem (9%, 36 Votes)
  • 50 Cent (7%, 27 Votes)
  • J-Zone (6%, 22 Votes)
  • The Lonely Island (6%, 22 Votes)
  • Will Smith (3%, 11 Votes)
  • Prince Paul (3%, 11 Votes)
  • Flight of the Conchords (2%, 9 Votes)
  • Beastie Boys (2%, 8 Votes)
  • Humpty Hump (1%, 5 Votes)
  • MC Paul Barman (1%, 3 Votes)
  • Mighty Casey (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Bizarre (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 391

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Great post. That Beasties joint is classic. You did omit to mention Puff who can be funny, as well as Busta Rhymes.

Comment by Combat Jack 07.16.09 @

Voted for Prince Paul — the Psychoanalysis LP and “De La Soul is Dead” alone earn him the title. So many classic lines repeated from those skits, “What do you know about music hamster penis?”

As far as best video of them all? White Girls.

Comment by haroon 07.16.09 @

ya’ll forgot slick rick

Comment by fraze 07.16.09 @

no phonte or nore the two funniest rappers on earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by illmaztic since 1982 07.16.09 @

KILLA!

Comment by RJ 07.16.09 @

Left out Biggie. Dude was frequently hilarious

Comment by Chris 07.16.09 @

odb anyone?

Comment by kallywood 07.16.09 @

Taste the Secret by Ugly Duckling is a really funny record – and also PFAC and who was it that did that funny bootleg album? little brother or brother ali or someone – I can’t remember

Comment by Nathan Smart 07.16.09 @

Come around the corner doing bout eighty
Looked between the thighs of some big pussy lady…

Blowfly was the first “dirty” rapper I ever heard! Shit was hilarious and nasty at the same time – sounding like some old ass uncle in a jukejoint!

Comment by Qrush 07.16.09 @

No Kool Keith? Sex Style is the funniest album ever.

YOUR BUTT SMELLS LIKE CORN CHIPS!

Comment by Finally 07.16.09 @

The Biz, of course.

Comment by Lobster Johnson 07.16.09 @

Ol Dirty Bastard…hands down.

Comment by dead prezident 07.16.09 @

Cam’ron is a funny black man.

Comment by Patrick Stewart 07.16.09 @

No Sean Price? No Devin The Dude?

But you put Paul Barman? (who sucks)
Beasties? (funny if you’re white and learned about hip hop in college)
Two comedy troupes who can’t actually write rhymes?

Come on now….

Comment by Karma 07.16.09 @

Ice Cube is not on the list ?

Comment by shamz 07.16.09 @

co-sign on kool keith, “sex style, n|ggaz wanna free they dogs drink my piss”

oh and mc frontalot is kinda funny and odb is definitely hilarious

Comment by gstatty 07.16.09 @

oh crap i forot Willie D, Welfare bitches was one of my favorite

Comment by gstatty 07.16.09 @

Luke, JT Money, Willie D, Tech N9NE, even Sir Mixalot albums always made me laugh. “Put ‘em on the Glass”? High-larious!

Comment by Dave 07.16.09 @

forgot Just-Ice. “This Girl is a Slut” may be the funniest record ever.

Comment by Dave 07.16.09 @

Ghostface, E-40, Devin the Dude

Comment by ccb 07.16.09 @

killa cam’ron

Comment by wedge 07.16.09 @

shiiiiiiiiiiiit

Comment by Legend 07.16.09 @

i voted Funk Doc! LIKE A BOSS!!!

Comment by Legend 07.16.09 @

the Beatnuts

Comment by NJ 07.16.09 @

MFDOOM..SON OF BIZERK..ODB..JIMMY SPICER..KOOLKEITH..3RDBASS&YOUNGBLACKTEENAGERS..SIKE ON THE LAST TWO

Comment by TYBO2020 07.16.09 @

Tim Dog.

Comment by haroon 07.16.09 @

gotta agree w/ haroon… prince paul nd

Comment by er4se 07.16.09 @

MC Paul Barman isn’t really all that funny, nor is he ‘wack on purpose’. Just a white guy with a Jew ‘fro and the voice of Stuart Little who picked up a mic…
Shame on Robbie for even showin’ a little shine to The Lonely Island, shit is beyond gimmicky and overly-predictable.

Comment by Guy Fawkes 07.16.09 @

My vote is for Cam’ron; Killa Season was hilarious. Bottom of the Pussy from Crime Pays is purre comedy.

Comment by Brooklyn 'Lo 07.16.09 @

damm that video of cam’ron spitting on the girl is some funny shit.

Comment by pete 07.16.09 @

“Shame on Robbie for even showin’ a little shine to The Lonely Island”

^ Here’s a tissue, dry those tears.

Comment by Robbie 07.17.09 @

You definitely forgot the two legendary MC’s Busta rhymes and Ludacris. they have the funniest videos in the game.

Comment by AK 07.17.09 @

GHOSTFACE?!?!

dude is funny with everything he does
even while spittin some of hottest verses rap has ever heard

not to mention “The World According to Pretty Toney”.

Comment by Hakeem 07.17.09 @

Mannie Fresh. and not in a dumb ironic laughing at ignorant rappers way either. dude’s just funny. check his solo

Comment by Trey Stone 07.17.09 @

Biz Markie ! Toilet Stool Rap !

Comment by trickykid 07.17.09 @

am i the only one who think phonte should be on this list????

Comment by grizz 07.17.09 @

kwest the mad ladd’s debut is funny

Comment by dolo 07.17.09 @

Snoop Dog makes me piss

Comment by theaverageman 07.18.09 @

ol’ dirty is it hands down. also NORE, though i’m not always sure his comedy is on purpose

Comment by danny 07.21.09 @



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