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List Rules Vote up the stand-up comedians and comic actors who make you laugh so hard, you ruin your underwear.

This list contains information about the best Asian comedians, loosely ranked by user votes. The best Asian comedians come in many forms. Some famous Asian comedians joke about their heritage while other Asian comedians generate laughs from social issues. A few hilarious Asian comedians have gone on to become some of the most successful stand-ups in the world.

Who will you find on this top Asian comedians list? Margaret Cho has to be near the top. Cho typically integrates politics into her stand-up routines, and she made TV history with her show, All-American Girl, which featured an East Asian family. She has also released several books including I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight and I'm the One That I Want. Aziz Ansari is another hilarious comedian with Asian roots.

Steve Byrne often jokes about his Asian/Irish upbringing in his stand-up routines. Other funny comics featured on this top Asian comedians list include Hasan Minhaj, Bobby Lee, and Ali Wong.

How will we ever determine which Asian comedian deserves the top spot on this list? Help us decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up voting others down accordingly.

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Bobby Lee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Asian Comedians of All Time
Pineapple Express, Paul, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
Bobby Lee, a native of San Diego, was expected to follow in his father’s footsteps running the family clothing store. After stints in a local rock band and at the local community college, he was ...more
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Ken Jeong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Asian Comedians of All Time
The Hangover, Community, The Hangover Part II
Kendrick Kang-Joh "Ken" Jeong, M.D. is an American actor, comedian and physician. He is best known for his roles as Ben Chang on the critically acclaimed NBC comedy series Community ...more
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Ali Wong is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Asian Comedians of All Time
Savages, Super Sleuths, Hey Girl
Ali Wong is an actor.
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Jo Koy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Asian Comedians of All Time
Showtime at the Apollo, ComicView, Laffapalooza! #7
Jo Koy is an American stand-up comic. He is currently touring the college circuit as a featured comedian and performs in clubs across the country. He is often a panelist on E!'s late night show ...more
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57 25
Randall Park is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Asian Comedians of All Time
Dinner for Schmucks, The Interview, Neighbors
Randall Park is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director. Park played Kim Jong-Un in the 2014 film The Interview, Minnesota governor Danny Chung in Veep, and is Eddie Huang's father, ...more
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98 57
Aziz Ansari is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Asian Comedians of All Time
Parks and Recreation, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Epic
Aziz Ishmael Ansari is an American actor and comedian. He starred as Tom Haverford on the NBC show Parks and Recreation. Ansari began his career performing standup comedy in New York City during ...more
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Russell Peters is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Asian Comedians of All Time
Source Code, Russell Peters: The Green Card Tour - Live from The O2 Arena, A Russell Peters Christmas Special
Russell Dominic Peters is a Canadian comedian and actor. He began performing in Toronto in 1989 and won a Gemini Award in 2008. He has set records for sales and attendance at a comedian's ...more
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Jimmy O. Yang is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Asian Comedians of All Time
Jimmy O. Yang (born June 11, 1987) is a Hong Kong-American actor, stand-up comedian, and writer. He is best known for starring as Jian-Yang in the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley.O. Yang made ...more
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96 59
Margaret Cho is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Asian Comedians of All Time
Drop Dead Diva, Face/Off, Notorious C.H.O.
Margaret Moran Cho is an American comedian, fashion designer, actress, author, and singer-songwriter. Cho is best known for her stand-up routines, through which she critiques social and ...more
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Kumail Nanjiani is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Asian Comedians of All Time
IanRedgate added
Kumail Nanjiani (born February 21, 1978) is a Pakistani-American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and podcast host. Nanjiani is best known for being a main cast member on HBO's Emmy ...more
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Constance Wu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Asian Comedians of All Time
Anderson Zanetti added Fresh Off the Boat, Sound of My Voice, Stephanie Daley
Constance Tianming Wu (born March 22, 1982) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Kathy on the web series EastSiders (2012–present) and as Jessica Huang in the ABC comedy ...more
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46 27
Hasan Minhaj is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Asian Comedians of All Time
Disaster Date
Hasan Minhaj is a comedian and actor in Los Angeles. He is the host of MTV’s Thursday night talk show ‘Failosophy‘ and stars in the latest season of ‘Arrested Development‘ on Netflix. His viral ...more
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Joe Wong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Asian Comedians of All Time
Joe Wong
Joe Wong, is a Chinese American comedian and chemical engineer. He was born to a Korean Chinese family in Baishan, Jilin, China. His family moved from Korea to China three generations ago. He ...more
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Henry Cho is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Asian Comedians of All Time
McHale's Navy, Say It Isn't So, Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation
Henry Cho is an American stand-up comedian. His work can be heard nationwide several times weekly on XM Radio's Channel 151, Laugh USA and Sirius Radio's Blue Collar Radio channel 103, Pandora ...more
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Steve Byrne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Asian Comedians of All Time
Couples Retreat, Sullivan & Son, International Sexy Ladies
Steve Byrne is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He is best known for creating and starring in Sullivan & Son.
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51 36
Mindy Kaling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Asian Comedians of All Time
The Office, Inside Out, Wreck-It Ralph
Vera Mindy Chokalingam (born June 24, 1979), known professionally as Mindy Kaling, is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. From 2005 to 2013, she played Kelly Kapoor in the NBC ...more
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PK is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Asian Comedians of All Time
Paul Pk Kim added PK pkcomedy.com Founder of Kollaboration, one hour special on Hulu and Amazon
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Aparna Nancherla is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Asian Comedians of All Time
Aparna Nancherla
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Jenny Yang is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Asian Comedians of All Time
Jenny Yang
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Vir Das is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Asian Comedians of All Time
Delhi Belly, Badmaash Company, Namastey London
Vir Das is an Indian comedian and actor.
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Hari Kondabolu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Asian Comedians of All Time
All About Steve
Hari Kondabolu is an American stand-up comic. He has appeared on television on many occasions and is known for his politically and socially charged comedy. He is also the older brother of rapper ...more
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Feraz Ozel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Asian Comedians of All Time
MediumLebowski added Feraz Ozel Hulu, Rolling Stone, Viral Vids