OCCUPATION: Stand-up comedian, actor
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 1
PRO: His 2005 CD/DVD Retaliation debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard charts and went on to become double-platinum and the best-selling comedy albums since Steve Martin's Wild and Crazy Guy in 1978.
CON: Cook has been accused of plagiarizing certain routines in Retaliation from Louis C.K., and his HBO special Tourgasm was reviled as "unbearable" and "tedious."
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