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
Block Party, Half Baked, Chappelle's Show
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Bill Burr is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
The Heat, Date Night, Walk of Shame
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John Mulaney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Saturday Night Live, Mulaney
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Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
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 The Fault in Our Stars, Cedar Rapids, Going the Distance
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Hannibal Buress is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
The Eric Andre Show, Neighbors, Daddy's Home
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Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Louie, Louis C.K. Oh My God
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Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Ride Along, The Wedding Ringer
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Patrice O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Scary Movie 4, 25th Hour, Head of State
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Tom Segura is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Cutman
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Bernie Mac is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
The Bernie Mac Show, Ocean's Eleven, Transformers
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Jim Gaffigan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
It's Kind of a Funny Story, Away We Go, 17 Again
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Gabriel Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Magic Mike, All That, Planes
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Bert Kreischer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
NancyCorp added The X Show, Reality Bites Back, Bert the Conqueror
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Patton Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Ratatouille, The King of Queens, Magnolia
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Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Wreck-It Ralph, School of Rock, There's Something About Mary
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Jamie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Django Unchained, Collateral, Ray
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Cedric the Entertainer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Madagascar, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Ice Age
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Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
lple225 added Dirty Work, Billy Madison, Saturday Night Live
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Eddie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Malcolm & Eddie, Undercover Brother, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
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Sebastian Maniscalco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Sebastian Maniscalco
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Russell Peters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Source Code, Russell Peters: The Green Card Tour - Live from The O2 Arena, A Russell Peters Christmas Special
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Alonzo Bodden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
The Girl Next Door, Californication, Scary Movie 4
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Ron Funches is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Undateable
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D. L. Hughley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Anecdotal Comedians of All Time
Scary Movie 3, The Brothers, Soul Plane