Comedy 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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546 135
Richard Pryor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Richard Pryor: Live in Concert, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip, Blazing Saddles

2
657 182
Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Block Party, Half Baked, Chappelle's Show

3
491 118
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, Coming to America

4
430 120
Bernie Mac is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
JamiGhaniSr. added The Bernie Mac Show, Ocean's Eleven, Transformers

5
451 139
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker, Madagascar, Head of State

6
392 120
Martin Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Bad Boys II, Bad Boys, Big Momma's House

7
407 174
Katt Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1, Norbit, First Sunday

8
506 272
Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Ride Along, The Wedding Ringer

9
114 21
Redd Foxx is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Intelbeauty added Harlem Nights, Sanford, Norman... Is That You?

10
239 112
Chris Tucker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Silver Linings Playbook, The Fifth Element, Rush Hour 2

11
177 69
Cedric the Entertainer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
JamiGhaniSr. added Madagascar, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Ice Age

12
207 112
Jamie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Django Unchained, Collateral, Ray

13
99 38
Eddie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
kingplatinum007 added Malcolm & Eddie, Undercover Brother, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo

14
117 54
Robin Harris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
JamiGhaniSr. added Do the Right Thing, House Party, Harlem Nights

15
144 86
Patrice O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Scary Movie 4, 25th Hour, Head of State

16
121 73
D. L. Hughley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
JamiGhaniSr. added Scary Movie 3, The Brothers, Soul Plane

17
130 92
Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Over the Hedge, Rio, Evan Almighty

18
149 116
Steve Harvey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
JamiGhaniSr. added Steve Harvey, The Original Kings of Comedy, The Steve Harvey Show

19
98 68
George Wallace is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Batman Forever, Funny People, Mr Deeds

20
123 101
Hannibal Buress is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
The Eric Andre Show, Neighbors, Daddy's Home

21
68 49
Flip Wilson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
JamiGhaniSr. added Uptown Saturday Night, Skatetown, U.S.A.

22
111 97
DeRay Davis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
21 Jump Street, Scary Movie 4, Barbershop

23
81 65
Keenen Ivory Wayans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, White Chicks

24
73 61
J. B. Smoove is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Monsters University, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Dictator

25
122 117
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 25 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

26
63 53
Deon Cole is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Barbershop, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Angie Tribeca

27
15 5
Mike Epps is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
mscot16 added The Hangover, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, The Hangover Part III

28
94 100
Mo’Nique is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Mo’Nique

29
55 56
Lil Rel is listed (or ranked) 29 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

30
67 74
Jay Pharoah is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Saturday Night Live, Ride Along, Get Hard

31
6 1
Aries Spears is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
jonmoore added Jerry Maguire, The Proud Family, Mad TV

32
64 73
Leslie Jones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Lottery Ticket, Wrongfully Accused, Top Five

33
50 56
Godfrey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Zoolander, Soul Plane, Phat Girlz

34
2 0
Corey Holcomb is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
jonmoore added Like Mike, Last Comic Standing, The Wedding Ringer

35
38 52
Donnell Rawlings is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Spider-Man 2, Chappelle's Show, Fifty Pills

36
42 58
Jerrod Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Neighbors

37
43 73
Eric Andre is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Eric Andre

38
27 61
Loni Love is listed (or ranked) 38 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

39
16 50
Sasheer Zamata is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Saturday Night Live, Hey Girl

40
28 74
Reggie Watts is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Comedy Bang! Bang!, Fort Tilden

41
14 53
Baron Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Cloverfield, Fairly Legal, The Kitchen

42
4 31
Rita Brent is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Intelbeauty added Rita Brent