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This list contains information about comedians with disabilities, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous stand-up comedians and comedic actors have disabilities. Some of these comics were born with degenerative diseases, while others were involved in accidents later in life. One of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time needed to use a wheelchair due to multiple sclerosis.

Who is the most famous comedian with a disability? Michael J. Fox tops our list. Comedic actor Michael J. Fox has Parkinson's disease. He has said, "I have no choice about whether or not I have Parkinson's. I have nothing but choices about how I react to it. In those choices, there's freedom to do a lot of things in areas that I wouldn't have otherwise found myself in."

In the 1990s, stand-up legend Richard Pryor started using a motorized scooter to get around because of his multiple sclerosis. "Ed" actor Daryl Mitchell is paralyzed from the waist down. He was injured in a motorcycle accident in 2001. "Last Comic Standing" alum Josh Blue has cerebral palsy.

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Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 10 Comedians Who Are Disabled
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Comedic actor Michael J. Fox has Parkinson's disease. He has said, "I have no choice about whether or not I have Parkinson's. I have nothing but choices about how I react to it. In those choices, there's freedom to do a lot of things in areas that I wouldn't have otherwise found myself in."

Michael J. Fox, OC is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and advocate. With a film and television career spanning from the 1970s, Fox's roles have included Marty McFly from the Back to the Future trilogy; Alex P. Keaton from Family Ties, for which he won three Emmy Awards and a Golden ...more

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Age: 55

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Author, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Family Ties, Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II, Back to the Future Part III

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#56 on The Best Living American Actors

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Richard Pryor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 10 Comedians Who Are Disabled
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In the 1990s, Richard Pryor started using a motorized scooter to get around because of his multiple sclerosis.

Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor was an American comedian, actor, film director, social critic, satirist, writer, and MC. Pryor was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues, which employed colorful vulgarities and profanity, as well as racial epithets. He ...more

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Age: Died at 65 (1940-2005)

Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Master of Ceremonies, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Richard Pryor: Live in Concert, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip, Blazing Saddles, Richard Pryor... Here and Now

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#8 on The Funniest People of All Time

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Josh Blue is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 10 Comedians Who Are Disabled
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"Last Comic Standing" alum Josh Blue has cerebral palsy.

Josh Blue is an American comedian. He was voted the Last Comic Standing on NBC's reality show Last Comic Standing during its fourth season, which aired May‚ÄďAugust 2006. Blue has cerebral palsy, and much of his self-deprecating humor is centered on this. ...more

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Age: 37

Birthplace: Cameroon

Profession: Sculptor, Painter, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Mind of Mencia, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, Feast 3: The Happy Finish, Cash

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Daryl Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 10 Comedians Who Are Disabled
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"Ed" actor Daryl Mitchell is paralyzed from the waist down. He was injured in a motorcylcle accident in 2001.

Daryl "Chill" Mitchell is an American actor. He is known for such roles as Dexter Walker on The John Larroquette Show, Leo Michaels on Veronica's Closet, and Eli Goggins on Ed. ...more

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Age: 51

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Rapper, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

Credits: Galaxy Quest, House Party, Inside Man, Boomerang, Black Knight, + more

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