Comedians

The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time 

Ranker Comedy
Updated October 5, 2017 6.6k votes 1.6k voters 12.6k views 23 items

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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Ricky Gervais is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Age 57 from Reading, England
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Larry David is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Age 71 from New York City, New York, United States of America
3
Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Age 51 from Washington, D.C., United States of America
4
Stephen Merchant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Age 44 from Bristol, United Kingdom
5
Sacha Baron Cohen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Age 47 from Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
6
Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Age 56 from USA, Massachusetts, Concord
7
Jim Jefferies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Age 42 from Sydney, Australia
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Andy Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Dec. at 35 (1949-1984) from New York City, New York, USA
9
George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
DariuszDudziński added Dec. at 71 (1937-2008) from Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
10
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Age 51 from Irvine, California, United States of America
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Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Kuroll added Age 64 from New York City, New York, United States of America
12
Anthony Jeselnik is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Age 40 from Pittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania
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Eric Andre is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
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Garry Shandling is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Age 69 from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
15
Christopher Guest is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Age 71 from New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Continental United States
16
Doug Stanhope is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Age 51 from Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America
17
Jim Norton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Age 50 from Bayonne, USA, New Jersey
18
Jeff Ross is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Age 53 from Springfield Township, New Jersey, United States of America
19
Tim Heidecker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Age 43 from USA, Pennsylvania, Allentown
20
Eric Wareheim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Age 42 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
21
Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Age 37 from Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
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Neil Hamburger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Neil Hamburger
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Mark Normand is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Mark Normand