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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933 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
665 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
359 117
Louis C.K. 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
325 108
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
324 156
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
233 142
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
175 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
184 104
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
45 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
138 138
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 78
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
67 69
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 84
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 65
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 75
Eric Andre is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
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54 71
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 72
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
56 77
Jeff Ross is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Stuck on You, Along Came Polly, National Security
19
40 53
Tim Heidecker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Bridesmaids, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
20
37 55
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
95 206
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 62
Neil Hamburger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Neil Hamburger
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9 60
Mark Normand is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Mark Normand