Famous Male Stand-up Comedians

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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 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 also ...more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • 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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    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, New York, United States of America
    • 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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Stand-up Comedians
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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: Mineola, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The King of Queens, Here Comes the Boom, Hitch, Paul Blart: Mall Cop
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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: Valkyrie, Ocean's Thirteen, The Riches, Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill
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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, United States of America
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Stand-up comedian
    • Credits: And Punching the Clown, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Man Show, 13, 195, + more
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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, USA
    • Profession: Actor, Stand-up comedian
    • Credits: Chico and the Man, The Million Dollar Rip-Off, Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Sammy Davis Jr., Joys
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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: 73
    • Birthplace: Anderston, Scotland
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Boilermaker, Soldier, Comedian, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Brave, The Last Samurai, The Boondock Saints, A Series of Unfortunate Events
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    Jim Gaffigan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Stand-up Comedians
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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: Elgin, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: It's Kind of a Funny Story, Away We Go, 17 Again, Three Kings
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