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This list of famous male stand-up comedians in ranked by their level of prominence, with photos when available. This greatest male stand-up comedians list contains the most prominent and funniest men known for their stand-up comedy. Comedy fans will also enjoy these videos of comedians abusing hecklers and a list of comedians who were discovered on Star Search. There are thousands of men working as stand-up comedians in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable male comedians. Stand up comics like those on this list have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a guy aspiring to be a stand-up comedian then the comedian names below should give you inspiration.

No list of popular comedians or stand up comedians list would be complete without the likes of George Carlin, Larry David, Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K., or Chris Rock. Recent male comedians, like Kevin Hart, Bill Burr, and Aziz Ansari also made the list. From white male comedians working today, old school comedians, fat comedians, heck even short comedians, you'll find them all on this list. Many successful comedians went on to become big comedy stars, so you will definitely recognize these names. 

While this isn't a list of all male stand-up comedians, it does feature almost 100 famous comedians who have been making people laugh for years. Who are the most famous male stand-up comedians? Who are the best male stand-up comedians? Take a look below to find out! Some of these funny men are even featured in the most hated stand-up comedians

Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Stand-up Comedians
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Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld, which he co-created and co-wrote with Larry David. For its final two seasons, they were also co-executive producers. Seinfeld ...more

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Age: 61

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Voice acting, + more

Credits: Seinfeld^! Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time'^! Comedian^! Bee Movie

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#19 on The Funniest People of All Time

#2 on Celebrities Whose Lives You Want

#9 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#30 on The Best TV Actors of All Time

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Larry David is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Stand-up Comedians
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Lawrence Gene "Larry" David is an American comedian, writer, actor, and television producer. He was the co-creator, with Jerry Seinfeld, of the television series Seinfeld, and was its head writer and executive producer from 1989 to 1996. David has subsequently gained further recognition for the HBO ...more

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Age: 68

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Actor, + more

Credits: Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Three Stooges, Whatever Works Radio Days, + more

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#71 on The Funniest People of All Time

#73 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#22 on The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors

#24 on Celebrities You Would Not Want as a Stepdad

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Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Stand-up Comedians
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Louis Székely, known professionally as Louis C.K., is an American comedian, actor, and filmmaker. He is the creator, star, writer, director, and editor of the acclaimed FX comedy series Louie. C.K. is noteworthy for being among the first performers to offer direct-to-fan sales of tickets to his ...more

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Age: 48

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor Voice Actor, + more

Credits: Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Louie, Louis C.K. Oh My God, Louis C.K.: Chewed Up

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#32 on The Funniest People of All Time

#4 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#12 on The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews

#6 on Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?

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Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Stand-up Comedians
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Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy is an American comedian, actor, writer, singer, and director. Box-office takes from Murphy's films make him the 4th-highest grossing actor in the United States. He was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984 and has worked as a stand-up comedian. He ...more

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Age: 54

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter Actor, + more

Credits: Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, Coming to America, Norbit

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#90 on The Best Living American Actors

#6 on The Funniest People of All Time

#7 on The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time

#35 on Celebrities Whose Lives You Want

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Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Stand-up Comedians
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David Khari Webber "Dave" Chappelle is an American comedian, screenwriter, television and film producer, and actor. After beginning his film career in 1993 as Ahchoo in Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men in Tights, he landed minor roles in box office hits including The Nutty Professor, Con Air, and Blue ...more

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Age: 42

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Actor, + more

Credits: Block Party, Half Baked, Chappelle's Show, Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth

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#27 on The Funniest People of All Time

#75 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

#7 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#81 on The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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Andy Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Stand-up Comedians
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Andrew Geoffrey "Andy" Kaufman was a popular and eccentric American entertainer, actor, and performance artist. While often referred to as a comedian, Kaufman did not consider himself to be one. He disdained telling jokes and engaging in comedy as it was traditionally understood, referring to ...more

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Age: Died at 35 (1949-1984)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Wrestler, Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor Writer, + more

Credits: Taxi, Heartbeeps, I'm from Hollywood, My Breakfast with Blassie

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#92 on The Funniest People of All Time

#64 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#28 on The Most Original Comedians

#11 on The Best Male Stand Up Comedians of the '70s

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George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Stand-up Comedians
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George Denis Patrick Carlin was an American comedian, social critic, actor, and author. Carlin was noted for his black comedy and his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven dirty words" comedy routine were central to the ...more

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Age: Died at 71 (1937-2008)

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Actor, + more

Credits: Dogma, Cars, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head

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#4 on The Funniest People of All Time

#91 on The Most Beloved US Veterans

#39 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#1 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

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Eddie Izzard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Stand-up Comedians
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Edward John "Eddie" Izzard is an English stand-up comedian, actor and writer. His comedic style takes the form of rambling, whimsical monologue and self-referential pantomime. He had a starring role in the television series The Riches as Wayne Malloy and has appeared in many films such as Ocean's ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Colony of Aden

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Actor, + more

Credits: Valkyrie, Ocean's Thirteen, The Riches, Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill

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#66 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#8 on The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time

#30 on Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?

#56 on The Most Original Comedians

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