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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959 274
Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Block Party, Half Baked, Chappelle's Show

2
696 174
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, Coming to America

3
764 201
Richard Pryor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Richard Pryor: Live in Concert, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip, Blazing Saddles

4
623 209
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
608 212
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
522 173
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
586 224
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
222 53
Redd Foxx is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Intelbeauty added Harlem Nights, Sanford, Norman... Is That You?

9
355 154
Chris Tucker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Silver Linings Playbook, The Fifth Element, Rush Hour 2

10
677 368
Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Ride Along, The Wedding Ringer

11
224 78
Eddie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
kingplatinum007 added Malcolm & Eddie, Undercover Brother, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo

12
268 109
Cedric the Entertainer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
JamiGhaniSr. added Madagascar, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Ice Age

13
289 153
Jamie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Django Unchained, Collateral, Ray

14
183 76
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
214 116
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
189 102
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
95 32
Mike Epps is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
mscot16 added The Hangover, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, The Hangover Part III

18
142 80
George Wallace is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Batman Forever, Funny People, Mr Deeds

19
183 119
Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Over the Hedge, Rio, Evan Almighty

20
222 161
Steve Harvey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
JamiGhaniSr. added Steve Harvey, The Original Kings of Comedy, The Steve Harvey Show

21
113 70
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
155 126
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
101 73
Deon Cole is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Barbershop, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Angie Tribeca

24
112 85
Keenen Ivory Wayans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, White Chicks

25
52 27
Aries Spears is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
jonmoore added Jerry Maguire, The Proud Family, Mad TV