After the sad news that comedian Patrice O'Neal died this week, it got a lot of us thinking about how necessary humor is in this world and how deeply we feel the loss when a master of the craft is taken from us. I'm jumping on the bandwagon with my co-workers and offering you my ten favorite comedians, in no particular order.  I had a rough time stopping at ten, since there are so many amazing comics out there...who are on YOUR top ten list?

1.  The late Greg Giraldo

2.  Dave  Chappelle

3.  The Late Richard Jeni

4.  Ron White

5. Wanda Sykes

6.  Jon Stewart

7.  Robert Klein

8.  Larry the Cable Guy

9.  Jim Gaffigan

10. Groucho Marx

Honorable Mention(s):  Bob Hope, Ellen DeGeneres, Carol Burnett  (see, I told you I had a hard time stopping at 10!).