Who are the funniest black comedians of all time? The best Black comedians come in many forms. Some famous comedians who are Black joke about family in their stand-up acts while other African American comedians crack wise about politics. A few hilarious Black comedians have gone on to become some of the most successful stand-ups in the world. Who is the funniest black comedian ever? Which black comedians do you love?
When it comes to the funniest black comedians, Eddie Murphy has to be at the top of the list. Before he was known as a mega-movie star, Eddie Murphy was a stand-up comedy giant releasing such hilarious specials as Delirious and Raw in the 1980s. Dave Chappelle is another one of the funniest Black comedians of all time. Wanda Sykes is hilarious on and off stage as the producer of Last Comic Standing, The Chris Rock Show and her own hilarious specials. Other funny African Americans featured on this top Black comedians list include Richard Pryor, Katt Williams, and Hannibal Buress.
Do you have a favorite Black comedian? Give the funniest comics a thumbs up and vote others down accordingly.
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