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The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time

Updated April 28, 2021 49.1k votes 7.7k voters 319.8k views55 items

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

This list contains information about the best Black comedians, loosely ranked by user votes. 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 will you find on this famous Black comedians list? Eddie Murphy has to be at the top. 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.

If you're looking for more hilarious entertainment from African American entertainers, take a look at this list of the best Black sitcoms.