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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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Bill Burr is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Bill Burr The Heat, Date Night, Walk of Shame

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Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Dave Chappelle Block Party, Half Baked, Chappelle's Show

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Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Chris Rock Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker, Madagascar, Head of State

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John Mulaney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
John Mulaney Saturday Night Live, Mulaney

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Roseanne Barr is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Roseanne Barr Roseanne, The Roseanne Show, General Hospital

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Jim Gaffigan is listed (or ranked) 6 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) 7 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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25 10
Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Mike Burbiglia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Alain Rostain added Mike Burbiglia

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Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Sarah Silverman Wreck-It Ralph, School of Rock, There's Something About Mary

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Bernie Mac is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Bernie Mac The Bernie Mac Show, Ocean's Eleven, Transformers

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Patrice O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Eddie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Eddie Griffin Malcolm & Eddie, Undercover Brother, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo

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12 6
Gabriel Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Gabriel Iglesias Magic Mike, All That, Planes

The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time

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Tom Segura is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Tom Segura Cutman

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Patton Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Patton Oswalt Ratatouille, The King of Queens, Magnolia

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Jamie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Jamie Foxx Django Unchained, Collateral, Ray

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Hannibal Buress is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Hannibal Buress The Eric Andre Show, Neighbors, Daddy's Home

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D. L. Hughley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
D. L. Hughley Scary Movie 3, The Brothers, Soul Plane

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Jim Norton is listed (or ranked) 20 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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6 4
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 Best Science-Fiction Authors

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Deon Cole is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Deon Cole Barbershop, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Angie Tribeca

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8 8
Russell Peters is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Roy Wood, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Roy Wood, Jr. Bob and Tom Radio: The Comedy Tour

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Ron Funches is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Ron Funches Undateable

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Alonzo Bodden is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Alonzo Bodden The Girl Next Door, Californication, Scary Movie 4

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5 6
Jackie Kashian is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time

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Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 28 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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4 6
Sebastian Maniscalco is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Sebastian Maniscalco

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3 6
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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2 6
Jen Kirkman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time

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

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4 12
Tig Notaro is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Tig Notaro Walk of Shame, In a World..., Have Tig at Your Party