Comedians

The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time 

Ranker Comedy
Updated July 11, 2020 31.1k votes 5.9k voters 259.3k views 52 items

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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Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Age 45 from Washington, D.C., USA
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Richard Pryor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Dec. at 65 (1940-2005) from Peoria, Illinois, United States of America
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Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Age 57 from New York City, USA, New York
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Bernie Mac is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
JamiGhaniSr. added Dec. at 51 (1957-2008) from USA, Chicago, Illinois
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Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Age 54 from Andrews, USA, South Carolina
6
Martin Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Age 53 from Frankfurt, Germany
7
Katt Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Age 45 from USA, Cincinnati, Ohio
8
Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Age 39 from USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
9
Redd Foxx is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Intelbeauty added Dec. at 69 (1922-1991) from USA, St. Louis, Missouri
10
Chris Tucker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Age 47 from Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
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Cedric the Entertainer ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
JamiGhaniSr. added Age 54 from USA, Jefferson City, Missouri
12
Eddie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
kingplatinum007 added Age 50 from Kansas City, USA, Missouri
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Jamie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Age 51 from Texas, USA, Terrell
14
Patrice O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Dec. at 42 (1969-2011) from New York City, New York, USA
15
Robin Harris is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
JamiGhaniSr. added Dec. at 37 (1953-1990) from USA, Chicago, Illinois
16
D. L. Hughley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
JamiGhaniSr. added Age 55 from Los Angeles, USA, California
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Mike Epps is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
mscot16 added Age 48 from USA, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Steve Harvey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
JamiGhaniSr. added Age 62 from Welch, USA, West Virginia
19
Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Age 54 from Portsmouth, Virginia, United States of America
20
George Wallace is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
George Wallace Age 66 from Georgia, USA, Atlanta
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Flip Wilson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
JamiGhaniSr. added Dec. at 65 (1933-1998) from Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
22
Keenen Ivory Wayans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Keenen Ivory Wayans Age 60 from New York City, New York, United States of America
23
Lavell Crawford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Brent Cedarquist added Age 50 from St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
24
Deon Cole is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Age 47 from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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DeRay Davis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
DeRay Davis Age 50 from Chicago, Illinois, USA