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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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#6 on The Funniest People of All Time

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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

#9 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

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#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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Chelsea Handler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
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Chelsea Handler has become one of entertainment’s most sought-after and versatile rising stars. In July 2007, Handler broke into the world of late night talk shows with her E! series, Chelsea Lately, airing weeknights at 11 PM. Consistently the network’s highest rated program, Chelsea Lately offers ...more

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Age: 42

Birthplace: Livingston, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Television presenter, Comedian, Television producer, Model Screenwriter, + more

Credits: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Chelsea Lately, MTV Video Music Awards 2010, After Lately

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Roseanne Barr is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
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Roseanne Cherrie Barr is an American actress, comedian, writer, television producer, director, and 2012 presidential nominee of the California-based Peace and Freedom Party. Barr began her career in stand-up comedy at clubs before gaining fame for her role in the sitcom Roseanne. The show was a hit ...more

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Age: 64

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Businessperson, Television producer, Actor Author, + more

Credits: Roseanne, The Roseanne Show, General Hospital, The Tipping Point

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#44 on The Most Original Comedians

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Jamie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
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Eric Marlon Bishop, known professionally as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer, comedian, writer, and producer. As an actor, his work in the 2004 Ray Charles biographical film Ray earned him the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a ...more

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Age: 49

Birthplace: Terrell, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Pianist, Television producer, Musician Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Django Unchained, Collateral, Ray, Law Abiding Citizen

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#87 on The Best Actors Working Today

#92 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#66 on The Greatest R&B Artists and Bands of All Time

#12 on The Best African American Actors in Film

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Ray Romano is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
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Raymond Albert "Ray" Romano is an American actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter and voice actor, best known for his roles on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, for which he received an Emmy Award, and having voiced Manny in the Ice Age film series. He created and starred in the TNT comedy-drama ...more

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Age: 59

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

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

Credits: Everybody Loves Raymond, Ice Age, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Men of a Certain Age

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#84 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

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#27 on The Best Animated Voiceover Performances

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