The Funniest Indian Comedians of All Time

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

Who are the funniest Indian comedians of all time? The best Indian comedians come in many forms. Some famous Indian comedians joke about their families while other Indian comedians generate laughs by poking fun at global politics. A few hilarious Indian comedians have gone on to become some of the most successful stand-ups in the world. Who is the funniest Indian comedian? Which Indian stand up comedians do you love?

When it comes to funny Indian comedians, Aziz Ansari has to be near the top. Raised in South Carolina and his parents were from Tamil Nadu, India. Ansari explores the experience of being a child of immigrants in his Netflix series, Master of None. Russell Peters is another hilarious stand-up comedian with Indian roots. The Office writer/star Mindy Kaling's parents emigrated to the United States from India the year before she was born. Other funny comics featured on this best Indian comedians list include Vir Das, Kumail Nanjiani, and Hasan Minhaj.

Which Indian comedian do you think is the funniest? Vote the best stand-up acts up to the top of this list.


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  • Kanan Gill

    Kanan Gill

  • Daniel Mark Pudi (born March 10, 1979) is an American actor, who is best known for his role as Abed Nadir on the NBC/Yahoo! comedy series Community for which he was three times nominated for the ...more
  • Kal Penn
    Kalpen Suresh Modi (born April 23, 1977), known professionally as Kal Penn, is an American actor, comedian, producer, and former civil servant. As an actor, he is known for his role portraying ...more
  • Russell Dominic Peters (born September 29, 1970) is a Canadian stand-up comedian, actor, and producer. He began performing in Toronto in 1989 and won a Gemini Award in 2008. In 2013, he was number ...more
  • Vir Das
    Vir Das (born 31 May 1979) is an Indian comedian, actor and comedy musician. After beginning a career in standup comedy, Das moved to Hindi cinema starring in films like Badmaash Company (2010), ...more
  • Aziz Ismail Ansari (born February 23, 1983) is an American actor, writer, producer, director, and comedian. He is known for his role as Tom Haverford on the NBC series Parks and Recreation ...more
  • Hasan Minhaj (born September 23, 1985) is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host of Indian descent. His Netflix show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj ...more
  • Kenny Sebastian

    Kenny Sebastian

  • Vera Mindy Chokalingam (born June 24, 1979), known professionally as Mindy Kaling, is an American comedian, actress and writer. From 2005 to 2012, she played Kelly Kapoor in the NBC sitcom The ...more
  • Nishant Kumar (born 1985) is a British stand-up comedian and television presenter. He became known as the host of satirical comedy The Mash Report, now known as Late Night Mash. He has also presented ...more
  • Kunal Nayyar (, kuu-NAHL NY-ər; born 30 April 1981) is an Indian-American actor and comedian known for his role as Rajesh Ramayan Koothrappali in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. According to ...more
  • Kapil Sharma (born 2 April 1981) is an Indian stand-up comedian, television presenter, TV actor and film and television producer known for hosting The Kapil Sharma Show. He previously hosted the ...more
  • Hari Karthikeya Kondabolu (born 1982) is an American stand-up comic, actor, filmmaker, and podcast host. His comedy covers subjects such as race, identity, inequality, and the LGBT community. He was ...more
  • Aasif Hakim Mandviwala (born March 5, 1966), known professionally as Aasif Mandvi (, AH-sif MAHND-vee), is a British-American actor and comedian. He began appearing as an occasional contributing ...more
  • Akaash Singh

    Akaash Singh

  • Sindhu Venkatanarayanan (born 19 June 1969) is an Indian stand-up comedian who lives and performs in the United Kingdom under the name of Sindhu Vee.
  • Ahir Shah is a British comedian. He was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017 and 2018, and was a finalist in the 2008 So You Think You're Funny? ...more
  • Subhah Agarwal is an American stand up comedian. Subhah has written for Netflix’s “Arsenio Hall” limited series, the "Plan B" movie on Hulu," and The Jim Jefferies Show"on Comedy Central, amongst ...more
  • Dhaya Lakshminarayanan is a comedian, performance artist, TV host, and storyteller. She has performed at venues such as San Francisco's Asian Art Museum, the San Jose Museum of Art, the Siren ...more
  • Aditi Mittal is an Indian stand-up comedian, actress and writer. One of the first women to do stand-up comedy in India, Mittal has been rated amongst India's top 10 stand-up comedians by The Times of ...more
  • Yamini Nambimadom is a comedian, writer, and performer from Southern California. She began her comedy career at fourteen, doing improv with the ComedySportz LA High School League. In college, she ...more
  • Kiran Deol is a British-Indian comedian who was recently named one of Entertainment Weekly's “11 Asian American Comics Who Killed It This Year.” As an actor, she starred on the NBC/Hulu comedy ...more
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  • Paul Varghese (born January 4, 1977 in Dallas, Texas) is an American comedian and actor of Indian descent who appeared on the hit reality show Last Comic Standing 2, where he made it to the ...more
  • Lilly Singh (born September 26, 1988) is a Canadian comedian, actress, former talk show host, and YouTuber who formerly appeared under the pseudonym Superwoman (stylized IISuperwomanII), her longtime ...more