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List of famous stand-up comedians, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top stand-up comedians in the world? This includes the most prominent stand-up comedians, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable stand-up comedians is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic stand-up comedians were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned stand-up comedians.

List ranges from Jerry Seinfeld to Larry David, plus much more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known stand-up comedians to the lesser known stand-up comedians of today, these are some of the best professionals in the stand-up comedian field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous stand-up comedians ever?" and "What are the names of famous stand-up comedians?" then you're in the right place. (299 items)
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
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Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. After rising to fame as Mork in the sitcom Mork & Mindy, Williams went on to establish a ...more

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Age: Died at 63 (1951-2014)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, Stand-up comedian

Credits: Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, Jumanji, Aladdin

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Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous 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: 56

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

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

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

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#74 on The Best Living American Actors

#5 on The Funniest People of All Time

#8 on The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time

#33 on Celebrities You Would Not Want as a Stepdad

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Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous 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: 62

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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#19 on The Funniest People of All Time

#5 on Celebrities Whose Lives You Want

#9 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#31 on The Best TV Actors of All Time

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Jay Leno is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
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James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, voice actor and television host. Leno was the host of NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 to 2009. Beginning in September 2009, Leno started a primetime talk show, titled The Jay Leno Show, which aired ...more

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Age: 66

Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, United States of America

Profession: Television presenter, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more

Credits: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Jay Leno Show, Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me, Calendar Girls

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