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List of Famous Stand-up Comedians

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)

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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 career ... more on Wikipedia
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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: Aladdin, Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, Mrs. Doubtfire, Hook + 91 more
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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 was ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor + 4 more
    • Credits: Shrek, Mulan, Beverly Hills Cop, Shrek 2, Saturday Night Live + 52 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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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 + 2 more
    • Credits: Seinfeld, Bee Movie, Live! with Kelly and Michael, One Night Stand, The Ratings Game + 10 more
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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 weeknights ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television presenter, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting + 1 more
    • Credits: Cars, Contact, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Wag the Dog, The Flintstones + 40 more
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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 a ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Livingston, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Television presenter, Comedian, Television producer, Model, Screenwriter + 2 more
    • Credits: This Means War, Hop, Chelsea Lately, Are You There, Chelsea? + 9 more
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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 and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Businessperson, Television producer, Actor, Author + 7 more
    • Credits: Roseanne, Home on the Range, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, Look Who's Talking Too, She-Devil + 11 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Terrell, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Pianist, Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter + 5 more
    • Credits: Django Unchained, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Any Given Sunday, Ray, Horrible Bosses + 52 more
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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 Men ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting + 1 more
    • Credits: Ted, Ice Age, Everybody Loves Raymond, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Ice Age: Continental Drift + 24 more
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    Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson is an Australian actress, writer, entrepreneur, and stand-up comedian. She began appearing as Toula in the SBS comedy series Pizza and the sketch comedy series The Wedge. In 2008, Wilson wrote, produced and starred in the musical comedy series Bogan Pride. The following ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Screenwriter, Actor + 2 more
    • Credits: Ghost Rider, Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Pain & Gain + 12 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 on Wikipedia
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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 + 2 more
    • Credits: Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Three Stooges, Whatever Works, Radio Days + 10 more
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    Alison Margaret Arngrim is an American actress, comedian and author. Beginning her television career at the age of twelve, Arngrim is a Young Artist Award–Former Child Star "Lifetime Achievement" Award honoree, best known for her portrayal of Nellie Oleson on the NBC television series Little House on ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Author, Actor, Stand-up comedian
    • Credits: Little House on the Prairie, Make the Yuletide Gay, 100 Greatest Kid Stars, I Love the '70s: Volume 2, Surge of Power: The Stuff of Heroes + 1 more
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    David Cross is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, singer, and voice artist, known primarily for his standup work, the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show, and his role as Tobias Fünke in the sitcom Arrested Development. Cross created, wrote, executive produced, and starred in The Increasingly ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor + 5 more
    • Credits: Arrested Development, Men in Black, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Kung Fu Panda, Men in Black II + 81 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Mineola, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor + 1 more
    • Credits: Grown Ups, 50 First Dates, Hotel Transylvania, Hitch, The King of Queens + 19 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Colony of Aden
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor + 2 more
    • Credits: Cars 2, Ocean's Thirteen, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Ocean's Twelve, Valkyrie + 55 more
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    Lisa Lampanelli is an American stand-up comedian and insult comic. She is noted for her racy and controversial style of comedy. Much of her material is ethnic humor, centering around various types of minority groups, most notably racial minorities and homosexuals. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Trumbull, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Stand-up comedian
    • Credits: The Aristocrats, Drillbit Taylor, Not Fade Away, Witless Protection, Delta Farce + 11 more
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    Denis Colin Leary is an actor and comedian. He was the star and co-creator of Rescue Me, which ended its seventh and final season on September 7, 2011. Leary has starred in many motion pictures, most recently as Captain George Stacy in Marc Webb's 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man and the voice of Diego ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author + 4 more
    • Credits: The Amazing Spider-Man, A Bug's Life, Ice Age, The Sandlot, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs + 61 more
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    Joseph James "Joe" Rogan is an American stand-up comedian, actor, martial artist, sports commentator, and podcaster. He is known for his work commentating for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, hosting the NBC reality show Fear Factor, playing Joe Garrelli on the NBC sitcom NewsRadio as well as hosting ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Television presenter, Commentator, Announcer, Film Producer, Screenwriter + 3 more
    • Credits: NewsRadio, Zookeeper, Fear Factor, Here Comes the Boom, The Man Show + 19 more
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    Bernard Jeffrey "Bernie" McCullough, better known by his stage name Bernie Mac, was an American stand-up comedian, actor and voice artist. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Mac gained popularity as a stand-up comedian. He joined comedians Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, and D. L. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 51 (1957-2008)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting + 1 more
    • Credits: Transformers, Friday, Ocean's Eleven, Bad Santa, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa + 29 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Stand-up comedian
    • Credits: The Man Show, Rude Awakening, Spy TV, Invasion of the Hidden Cameras
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    George Robert "Bob" Newhart is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery, Newhart came to prominence in the 1960s when his album of comedic monologues The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart was a worldwide bestseller and reached number one on the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 86
    • Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Accountant, Copywriter, Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter + 3 more
    • Credits: The Big Bang Theory, Elf, The Rescuers, The Rescuers Down Under, Horrible Bosses + 29 more
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