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Who's the better comedian: Jon Stewart or Dave Chappelle?

Jon Stewart is the undisputed king of political comedy. He skewered politicians and pundits for their bullshit while showing audiences just how absurd and dumb politics can be. Dave Chappelle is no slouch when it comes to politics either. "The Chappelle Show" forced its audience to confront issues of racial injustice, politics and pop cultureand somehow made everyone laugh in the process. So who's the better comedian? 😂

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After a year like 2016, we could all use a laugh. That's why we've taken 16 of the most beloved comedians of all-time and having them square off against each other all month long! Who's the funniest? You decide and we'll announce the king (or queen) of comedy at the end of the month!

We're down to the final four, so help us out by voting on the other head-to-head debate:

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Few comedians have been able to enter the American consciousness like Jon Stewart. His biting comedy skewered politicians and media pundits in order to reveal the absurdity of American politics. His comedy has become the standard for political humor—no one has been able to top his particular brand of satire since the end of his run on "The Daily Show."

Four nights a week for sixteen years, Jon Stewart, the host and impresario of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” has taken to the air to expose our civic bizarreries. He has been heroic and persistent. Blasted into orbit by a trumped-up (if you will) impeachment and a stolen Presidential election, and then rocketing through the war in Iraq and right up to the current electoral circus, with its commodious clown car teeming with would-be Commanders-in-Chief, Stewart has lasered away the layers of hypocrisy in politics and in the media. On any given night, a quick montage of absurdist video clips culled from cable or network news followed by Stewart’s vaudeville reactions can be ten times as deflating to the self-regard of the powerful as any solemn editorial—and twice as illuminating as the purportedly non-fake news that provides his fuel.
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Dave Chappelle is one of the few who could go toe-to-toe with Jon Stewart with politics. The kicker is Chappelle does so much more than commentary—his sketch comedy show created avenues for his audience to think about and confront uncomfortable truths.

There was an “afflict the comfortable” mentality built into Chappelle’s Show. Dave and Neal’s Frankenstein was raw in a way that could grate certain people....Volatile truths were told that had no deference to social niceties....The show was subversive like the best hip-hop artists—Chappelle’s peers—were at the time. The show and Dave Chappelle’s framing of it was really all about truth telling, the highest art.
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Check out highlights from Chappelle's 2000 special "Killing Them Softly."

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Here are the top 10 "Daily Show" moments compiled by the editors at the Daily Beast.

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Who's the better comedian: Jon Stewart or Dave Chappelle?
#teamDaveChappelle
A festive crown for the winner
#teamJonStewart