Comedians The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the funniest stand-up comedians who say cringworthy things that give you second-hand embarrassment.

This list contains information about the best cringe comedians, loosely ranked by user votes. The best cringe comedians come in many forms. Some famous comedians who are cringe-worthy tell raw, ruthless jokes while other embarrassing comedians generate laughs in TV and films. A few hilarious cringe comedians have gone on to become some of the most successful stand-ups in the world.

Who will you find on this top cringe comedians list? Ricky Gervais has to be at the top. On the stand-up stage Gervais has become known for his no-holds-barred approach to religion, politics, and fame while his The Office character, David Brent, is one of the most cringe-inducing to ever appear on television. Larry David is another comedian known for his cringe comedy.

Anthony Jeselnik is a stand-up comic who never thinks it's “too soon” to poke fun at tragedy. Other hilarious yet embarrassing comedians include Jeff Ross, Sasha Baron Cohen, and Andy Kaufman.

Which cringe comedian do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give the best comics a thumbs up and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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931 95
Ricky Gervais is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
The Office, The Invention of Lying, Cemetery Junction
2
663 92
Larry David is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Three Stooges
3
357 117
Louie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Louie, Louis C.K. Oh My God
4
324 107
Stephen Merchant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
The Office, Cemetery Junction, The Ricky Gervais Show
5
323 155
Sacha Baron Cohen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Brüno, The Dictator
6
232 141
Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
The Office, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Despicable Me
7
173 92
Andy Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Taxi, Heartbeeps, I'm from Hollywood
8
182 104
Jim Jefferies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Legit, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton, Jim Jefferies: I Swear to God
9
43 15
George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
DariuszDudziński added Dogma, Cars, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
10
138 136
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Step Brothers, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
11
78 76
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Kuroll added Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time', Comedian
12
66 68
Anthony Jeselnik is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Miss March, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton, Down & Dirty with Jim Norton
13
71 82
Garry Shandling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
What Planet Are You From?, The Larry Sanders Show, Over the Hedge
14
57 63
Christopher Guest is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
This Is Spinal Tap, Best in Show, The Princess Bride
15
57 73
Eric Andre is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
16
54 69
Jim Norton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Spider-Man, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Cop Out
17
54 70
Doug Stanhope is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
And Punching the Clown, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Man Show
18
40 51
Tim Heidecker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Bridesmaids, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
19
55 76
Jeff Ross is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Stuck on You, Along Came Polly, National Security
20
37 53
Eric Wareheim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
21
95 204
Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Trainwreck, Inside Amy Schumer, Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff
22
14 60
Neil Hamburger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Neil Hamburger
23
9 58
Mark Normand is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Mark Normand