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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813 215
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
1,006 290
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
736 188
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
660 222
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
554 180
Martin Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Bad Boys II, Bad Boys, Big Momma's House
6
641 223
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker, Madagascar, Head of State
7
617 235
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
235 65
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
381 161
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
252 84
Eddie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
kingplatinum007 added Malcolm & Eddie, Undercover Brother, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
11
721 374
Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Ride Along, The Wedding Ringer
12
291 115
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
308 157
Jamie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Django Unchained, Collateral, Ray
14
193 85
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
226 124
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
201 108
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
111 38
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
152 86
George Wallace is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Batman Forever, Funny People, Mr Deeds
19
197 126
Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Over the Hedge, Rio, Evan Almighty
20
241 166
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
121 83
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
63 31
Aries Spears is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
jonmoore added Jerry Maguire, The Proud Family, Mad TV
23
122 91
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
165 133
DeRay Davis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
21 Jump Street, Scary Movie 4, Barbershop
25
107 80
Deon Cole is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Barbershop, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Angie Tribeca