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The Funniest Indian Comedians of All Time

Updated January 30, 2020 3.6k votes 902 voters 56.7k views24 items

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

This list contains information about the best Indian comedians, loosely ranked by user votes. 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 will you find on this top Indian comedians list? Aziz Ansari has to be near the top. He was 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 and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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  • 1
    Hasan Minhaj
    359
    201

    Hasan Minhaj

    Disaster Date
  • 2
    Russell Peters
    313
    171

    Russell Peters

    Source Code, Russell Peters: The Green Card Tour - Live from The O2 Arena
  • 3
    Kumail Nanjiani
    218
    111
  • 4
    Aziz Ansari
    259
    144

    Aziz Ansari

    Parks and Recreation, Ice Age: Continental Drift
  • 5
    Vir Das
    142
    79

    Vir Das

    Delhi Belly, Badmaash Company
  • 6
    Mindy Kaling
    154
    90

    Mindy Kaling

    The Office, Inside Out
  • 7
    Kal Penn
    107
    69

    Kal Penn

    Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Epic Movie
  • 8
    Kunal Nayyar
    74
    61

    Kunal Nayyar

    The Big Bang Theory, Ice Age: Continental Drift
  • 9
    Hari Kondabolu
    63
    66

    Hari Kondabolu

    All About Steve
  • 10
    Dan Nainan
    55
    64

    Dan Nainan

    The Hoax, Thou Shalt Laugh 2: The Deuce
  • 11
    Surbhi
    11
    7

    Surbhi

    Surbhi
  • 12
    Aasif Mandvi
    38
    47

    Aasif Mandvi

    Spider-Man 2, Die Hard with a Vengeance
  • 13
    Aparna Nancherla
    44
    58

    Aparna Nancherla

  • 14
    Paul Varghese
    25
    46

    Paul Varghese

  • 15
    Dhaya Lakshminarayanan
    17
    36

    Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

  • 16
    Samson Koletkar
    19
    44

    Samson Koletkar

  • 17
    Kabir Singh
    13
    36

    Kabir Singh

  • 18
    Tanmay Bhat
    24
    63

    Tanmay Bhat

  • 19
    Arj Barker
    13
    44

    Arj Barker

    Flight of the Conchords, BattleBots
  • 20
    Sugar Sammy
    11
    38

    Sugar Sammy

  • 21
    Azhar Usman
    11
    39

    Azhar Usman

    Allah Made Me Funny: Live in Concert, Allah Made Me Funny - Official Muslim Comedy Show - Live HMV Apollo
  • 22
    8
    28

    slapstick humor

  • 23
    8
    25

    Dr. Priyanka Wali

  • 24
    7
    29

    Nehal Sharad Raval