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The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time 

Ranker Comedy
Updated February 29, 2020 3.9k votes 678 voters 22.8k views 40 items

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
Age 45 from Washington, D.C., USA
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Bill Burr is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Age 50 from Canton, Massachusetts, United States of America
3
John Mulaney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
John Mulaney Age 36 from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Age 54 from Andrews, USA, South Carolina
5
Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Age 51 from Washington, D.C., United States of America
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Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Age 39 from USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Mike Birbiglia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Alain Rostain added Mike Birbiglia Age 40 from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA
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Tom Segura is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
9
Bernie Mac is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Dec. at 51 (1957-2008) from USA, Chicago, Illinois
10
Jim Gaffigan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Age 52 from USA, Illinois, Elgin
11
Hannibal Buress is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Age 36 from Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Chicago, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Area code 872
12
Patrice O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Dec. at 42 (1969-2011) from New York City, New York, USA
13
Gabriel Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Age 42 from San Diego, California, United States of America
14
Bert Kreischer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
NancyCorp added Age 45 from Tampa, Florida, United States of America
15
Cedric the Entertainer ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Age 54 from USA, Jefferson City, Missouri
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Jamie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Age 51 from Texas, USA, Terrell
17
Patton Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Age 50 from Portsmouth, Virginia, United States of America
18
Eddie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Age 50 from Kansas City, USA, Missouri
19
Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
lple225 added Age 55 from Canada, Quebec City
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Sebastian Maniscalco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Sebastian Maniscalco
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Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Age 48 from Manchester, New Hampshire, United States of America
22
D. L. Hughley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Age 55 from Los Angeles, USA, California
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Russell Peters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Age 48 from Toronto, Canada
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Deon Cole is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Age 47 from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
25
Roy Wood, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Age 40 from Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America