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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Ricky Gervais is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Ricky Gervais The Office, The Invention of Lying, Cemetery Junction

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Larry David is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Larry David Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Three Stooges

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Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Louis C.K. Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Louie, Louis C.K. Oh My God

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Stephen Merchant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Stephen Merchant The Office, Cemetery Junction, The Ricky Gervais Show

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Sacha Baron Cohen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Sacha Baron Cohen Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Brüno, The Dictator

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Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Steve Carell The Office, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Despicable Me

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Andy Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Andy Kaufman Taxi, Heartbeeps, I'm from Hollywood

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Jim Jefferies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Jim Jefferies Legit, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton, Jim Jefferies: I Swear to God

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Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Will Ferrell Step Brothers, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

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George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
DariuszDudziński added George Carlin Dogma, Cars, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

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Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Kuroll added Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time', Comedian

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Christopher Guest is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Christopher Guest This Is Spinal Tap, Best in Show, The Princess Bride

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Garry Shandling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Garry Shandling What Planet Are You From?, The Larry Sanders Show, Over the Hedge

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Anthony Jeselnik is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Anthony Jeselnik Miss March, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton, Down & Dirty with Jim Norton

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Jim Norton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Jim Norton Spider-Man, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Cop Out

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Doug Stanhope is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Doug Stanhope And Punching the Clown, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Man Show

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Jeff Ross is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Jeff Ross Stuck on You, Along Came Polly, National Security

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Eric Andre is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Eric Andre

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Tim Heidecker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Tim Heidecker Bridesmaids, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!

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Eric Wareheim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Eric Wareheim Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

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Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Cringe Comedians of All Time
Amy Schumer Trainwreck, Inside Amy Schumer, Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff

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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