So I finally did something I've always wanted to do: I've created A Comedy Timeline. As it stands right now it is simply a series of birth and death dates but my goal is to continue to add to it by highlighting interesting points in Comedy History. It will be a constantly evolving project with dates being added regularly which I will highlight here for you.
As with any major project one needs a starting point. I chose to use "Comedy Centrals Top 100 Comedians" as that starting point.
If I've missed anything(obviously early on I've missed tons) or you would like me to add something send me a comment or email and I will research the dates to be added to the timeline.