Comedians

The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time  

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List Rules Vote 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.

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DeRay Davis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
DeRay Davis 21 Jump Street, Scary Movie 4, Barbershop
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Keenen Ivory Wayans is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, White Chicks
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Hannibal Buress is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
The Eric Andre Show, Neighbors, Daddy's Home
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Mo’Nique is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Mo’Nique
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J. B. Smoove is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Monsters University, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Dictator
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Corey Holcomb is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
jonmoore added Like Mike, Last Comic Standing, The Wedding Ringer
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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
The View (1997) Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011) The 74th Annual Academy Awards The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002) The 71st Annual Academy Awards The 71st Annual Academy Awards
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Godfrey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Godfrey Zoolander, Soul Plane, Phat Girlz
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Lil Rel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Lil Rel Cut'N It Up: Chicago, The Big Black Comedy Show: Vol. 3, Undisputed Comedy Series: Lil Rel
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Leslie Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Lottery Ticket, Wrongfully Accused, Top Five
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Jay Pharoah is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Saturday Night Live, Ride Along, Get Hard
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Donnell Rawlings is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Spider-Man 2, Chappelle's Show, Fifty Pills
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Jerrod Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Neighbors
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Loni Love is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Soul Plane, Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
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Eric Andre is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Eric Andre
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Darryl 'D'Militant' Littleton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
darrylj added D'Militant Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy, Diamond Dawgs, Krushadelic Presents Hip-Hop Comedy Hut
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Reggie Watts is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Comedy Bang! Bang!, Fort Tilden
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Sasheer Zamata is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Saturday Night Live, Hey Girl
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Baron Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Cloverfield, Fairly Legal, The Kitchen
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Rita Brent is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Intelbeauty added Rita Brent