Comedy The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the stand-up comedians who tell the funniest stories.

This list contains information about the best anecdotal comedians, loosely ranked by user votes. The best anecdotal comedians come in many forms. Some famous storyteller comedians joke about family in their stand-up acts while other anecdotal comedians joke about relationships. A few hilarious anecdotal comedians have gone on to become some of the most successful stand-ups in the world.

Who will you find on this top anecdotal comedians list? Bill Burr has to be at the top. Through hilarious storytelling, Bill Burr creates classic comedy from hysterical anecdotes about everything from going on vacation to visiting family to dealing with other people's kids. He is at his anger-filled best in his 2014 special, I'm Sorry You Feel That Way. Chris Rock is another great comedian who mines his own life for stand-up gold.

Sebastian Maniscalco's Italian family is the source of much of his anecdotal humor. Other funny stand-up acts features on this top anecdotal comedian's list include Amy Schumer, Louis CK, and Patton Oswalt.

Do you have a favorite storyteller comedian? Give the best anecdotal comics a thumbs up and share some of your favorite bits in the comments section.

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Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Dave Chappelle Block Party, Half Baked, Chappelle's Show

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John Mulaney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
John Mulaney Saturday Night Live, Mulaney

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Bill Burr is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Bill Burr The Heat, Date Night, Walk of Shame

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Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Chris Rock Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker, Madagascar, Head of State

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Mike Birbiglia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Alain Rostain added Mike Burbiglia The Fault in Our Stars, Cedar Rapids, Going the Distance

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Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Louis C.K. Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Louie, Louis C.K. Oh My God

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Jim Gaffigan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Jim Gaffigan It's Kind of a Funny Story, Away We Go, 17 Again

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Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Kevin Hart Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Ride Along, The Wedding Ringer

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Hannibal Buress is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Hannibal Buress The Eric Andre Show, Neighbors, Daddy's Home

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Tom Segura is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Tom Segura Cutman

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Patrice O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Patrice O'Neal Scary Movie 4, 25th Hour, Head of State

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Gabriel Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Gabriel Iglesias Magic Mike, All That, Planes

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Patton Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Patton Oswalt Ratatouille, The King of Queens, Magnolia

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Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Sarah Silverman Wreck-It Ralph, School of Rock, There's Something About Mary

The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time

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Bernie Mac is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Bernie Mac The Bernie Mac Show, Ocean's Eleven, Transformers

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Sebastian Maniscalco is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Sebastian Maniscalco

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Russell Peters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Russell Peters Source Code, Russell Peters: The Green Card Tour - Live from The O2 Arena, A Russell Peters Christmas Special

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Eddie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Eddie Griffin Malcolm & Eddie, Undercover Brother, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo

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Jim Norton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Jim Norton Spider-Man, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Cop Out

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Roseanne Barr is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Roseanne Barr Roseanne, The Roseanne Show, General Hospital

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Cedric the Entertainer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Cedric the Entertainer Madagascar, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Ice Age

The Most Beautiful Women of All Time

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Ron Funches is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Ron Funches Undateable

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D. L. Hughley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
D. L. Hughley Scary Movie 3, The Brothers, Soul Plane

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Alonzo Bodden is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Alonzo Bodden The Girl Next Door, Californication, Scary Movie 4

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Jamie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Jamie Foxx Django Unchained, Collateral, Ray

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Roy Wood, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Roy Wood, Jr. Bob and Tom Radio: The Comedy Tour

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Deon Cole is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Deon Cole Barbershop, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Angie Tribeca

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Julia Brown is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Julia Brown added Julia Brown Laugh You Bastards, Girl Limitless, A Girls Dream 

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Jackie Kashian is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time

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Todd Barry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Todd Barry The Wrestler, Pootie Tang, Wanderlust

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Beth Stelling is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Beth Stelling

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Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Amy Schumer Trainwreck, Inside Amy Schumer, Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff

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Jen Kirkman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time

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Cristela Alonzo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Cristela Alonzo Cristela

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Tig Notaro is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Tig Notaro Walk of Shame, In a World..., Have Tig at Your Party