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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. 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 comedians or stand up comedians list would be complete without the likes of Larry David, Moshe Kasher, or Jeff Ross. From white male comedians working today, old school comedians, heck even short comedians, you'll find them all on this list.

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!


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    Jerry Seinfeld
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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 also ...more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, + more
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: Seinfeld, Bee Movie, Live! with Kelly and Michael, One Night Stand, The Ratings Game, + more
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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: 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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    Kevin James
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    Kevin George Knipfing, better known by his stage name, Kevin James, is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. Kevin James is widely known for playing Doug Heffernan on the hit CBS sitcom The King of Queens. He is also known for his lead roles in the comedy films I Now Pronounce You Chuck and ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: USA, New York, Mineola
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Grown Ups, 50 First Dates, Hotel Transylvania, Hitch, The King of Queens, + more
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    Eddie Izzard
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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: age 53
    • Birthplace: Colony of Aden
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Cars 2, Ocean's Thirteen, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Ocean's Twelve, Valkyrie, + more
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    Douglas Gene "Doug" Stanhope is an American stand-up comedian, actor and author known for his cynical, controversial comedy style and libertarian political views.more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Stand-up comedian
    • Credits: The Man Show, Rude Awakening, Spy TV, Invasion of the Hidden Cameras
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    Freddie James Prinze, Sr. was an American actor and stand-up comedian. Prinze was the star of 1970s sitcom Chico and the Man. He also was the father of the actor Freddie Prinze, Jr.more

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    • Age: Died at 23 (1954-1977)
    • Birthplace: Washington Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Stand-up comedian
    • Credits: Chico and the Man, Million Dollar Rip Off
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    William "Billy" Connolly, CBE is a Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor. He is sometimes known, especially in his native Scotland, by the nickname "The Big Yin". His first trade, in the early 1960s, was as a welder in the Glasgow shipyards, but he gave it up towards the end of the decade to ...more

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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: Scotland
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Boilermaker, Soldier, Comedian, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Brave, Pocahontas, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Last Samurai, The Boondock Saints, + more
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    Jim Gaffigan
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    James Christopher "Jim" Gaffigan is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. His memoir, Dad Is Fat and his most recent book, Food: A Love Story, are both published by Crown Publishers. He co-created and will star in an upcoming television series based on his life, The Jim Gaffigan Show.more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: USA, Illinois, Elgin
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Three Kings, Super Troopers, 13 Going on 30, 17 Again, The Love Guru, + more
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    Greg Giraldo
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    Gregory C. "Greg" Giraldo was an American stand-up comedian, television personality, and lawyer. Giraldo was best known for his appearances on Comedy Central's televised roast specials, and for his work on that network's television shows Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Lewis Black's Root of All Evil, and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 45 (1965-2010)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Stand-up comedian, + more
    • Credits: Common Law, Z Rock, The Colin Quinn Show, Eventual Wife, Dave Attell's Insomniac Tour, + more
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    Jay Mohr
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    Jay Ferguson Cox Mohr is an American actor, stand-up comedian and radio host. He is known for his role as Professor Rick Payne in the TV series Ghost Whisperer, the title role in the CBS sitcom Gary Unmarried, which ran from 2008 to 2010, as a featured cast member for two seasons on the sketch comedy ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: USA, Verona, New Jersey
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Jerry Maguire, Go, Pay It Forward, Ghost Whisperer, Are We There Yet, + more
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    Patrice Lumumba Malcolm Oneal Jr., usually credited as Patrice O'Neal, was an American stand-up comedian, radio personality, and actor.more

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    • Age: Died at 42 (1969-2011)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Presenter, Stand-up comedian
    • Credits: Scary Movie 4, 25th Hour, Head of State, In the Cut, Furry Vengeance, + more
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    Dara Ó Briain is an Irish comedian and television presenter, noted for hosting topical panel shows such as The Panel, Mock the Week, Dara Ó Briain: School of Hard Sums and The Apprentice: You're Fired!. He has also featured on Don't Feed the Gondolas, Three Men in a Boat, Have I Got News for You, QI, ...more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Bray, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Presenter, + more
    • Credits: QI, Mock the Week, A League of Their Own, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Live Floor Show, + more
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    Ben Elton
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    Benjamin Charles "Ben" Elton is an English comedian, author, playwright, actor and director. He was a part of London's alternative comedy movement of the 1980s and became a writer on series such as The Young Ones and Blackadder, as well as continuing as a stand-up comedian on stage and television. His ...more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Catford, United Kingdom, London, England
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Novelist, Actor, Author, + more
    • Credits: The Black Adder, The Young Ones, Much Ado About Nothing, The Thin Blue Line, Maybe Baby, + more
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    Henry Rollins is an American musician, writer, journalist, publisher, actor, television and radio host, spoken word artist, comedian, and activist. Rollins hosts a weekly radio show on KCRW. He is also a regular columnist for LA Weekly and Rolling Stone Australia. After performing for the short-lived ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA
    • Profession: Journalist, Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter, Radio personality, + more
    • Credits: Heat, Bad Boys II, Lost Highway, Johnny Mnemonic, The New Guy, + more
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    Ron White
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    Ronald Dee "Ron" White is an American stand up comedian and actor, best known as a charter member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Nicknamed "Tater Salad," he is the author of the book I Had the Right to Remain Silent But I Didn't Have the Ability, which appeared on the New York Times best seller list.more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, Fritch
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Writer, Stand-up comedian
    • Credits: Horrible Bosses, Sex and the City 2, Ron White: They Call Me Tater Salad, Jayne Mansfield's Car, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road, + more
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    Michael McIntyre
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    Michael Hazen James McIntyre is an English comedian, actor and presenter. In 2012, he was reported to be the highest-grossing comedian in the world. In addition to stand-up, McIntyre has hosted his own BBC One comedy programme Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, has featured in three episodes of Live at ...more

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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: London Borough of Merton, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Stand-up comedian
    • Credits: Britain's Got Talent, Let's Dance for Comic Relief, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Channel 4's Comedy Gala, + more
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    Richard Belzer
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    Richard Jay Belzer is an American stand-up comedian, author, and actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as John Munch, whom he has portrayed as a regular cast member on the NBC police drama series Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as well as in guest appearances ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: USA, Connecticut, Bridgeport
    • Profession: Talk show host, Journalist, Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Scarface, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Fame, The Flash, Homicide: Life on the Street, + more
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    Jeff Ross
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    Jeff Ross is an American stand-up comedian, insult comic, actor, director and author. His skill is doing high-profile celebrity roasts and he is best known for his appearances in Comedy Central's Roasts and he has been dubbed "The Roastmaster General." He has appeared in various film, television, and ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Springfield Township, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Stuck on You, Along Came Polly, National Security, Conan, Farce of the Penguins, + more
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    Dylan Moran is an Irish comedian, writer, actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his sardonic observational comedy, the UK television sitcom Black Books, and his work with Simon Pegg in Shaun of the Dead and Run Fatboy Run. Moran also appeared as one of the two lead characters in the Irish black ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Republic of Ireland, Navan
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: Shaun of the Dead, Notting Hill, Black Books, Run Fatboy Run, Calvary, + more
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    Jeff Garlin
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    Jeffrey "Jeff" Todd Garlin is an American comedian, actor, producer, voice artist, director, writer, podcast host, and author. He has acted in many television shows and some movies, but is best known for his role as Jeff Greene on the HBO show Curb Your Enthusiasm, for which he was nominated for seven ...more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Author, Radio personality, + more
    • Credits: Toy Story 3, WALL-E, Cars 2, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Curb Your Enthusiasm, + more
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