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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1
530 127
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, Coming to America

2
708 202
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
579 150
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
481 149
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker, Madagascar, Head of State

5
465 143
Bernie Mac is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
JamiGhaniSr. added The Bernie Mac Show, Ocean's Eleven, Transformers

6
407 135
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
436 184
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
528 290
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
129 24
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
259 122
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
191 79
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
122 45
Eddie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
kingplatinum007 added Malcolm & Eddie, Undercover Brother, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo

13
217 126
Jamie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Django Unchained, Collateral, Ray

14
125 61
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
154 94
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
132 84
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
139 97
Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Over the Hedge, Rio, Evan Almighty

18
163 123
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
105 70
George Wallace is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Batman Forever, Funny People, Mr Deeds

20
34 8
Mike Epps is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
mscot16 added The Hangover, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, The Hangover Part III

21
77 53
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
124 103
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
131 111
Hannibal Buress is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
The Eric Andre Show, Neighbors, Daddy's Home

24
88 71
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
132 124
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
71 59
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
78 71
J. B. Smoove is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Monsters University, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Dictator

28
13 7
Aries Spears is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
jonmoore added Jerry Maguire, The Proud Family, Mad TV

29
96 107
Mo’Nique is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Mo’Nique

30
72 79
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
71 78
Leslie Jones is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Lottery Ticket, Wrongfully Accused, Top Five

32
59 65
Lil Rel is listed (or ranked) 32 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

33
52 60
Godfrey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Zoolander, Soul Plane, Phat Girlz

34
6 4
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
46 61
Jerrod Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Neighbors

36
40 55
Donnell Rawlings is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Spider-Man 2, Chappelle's Show, Fifty Pills

37
45 79
Eric Andre is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Eric Andre

38
30 64
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
17 54
Sasheer Zamata is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Saturday Night Live, Hey Girl

40
16 56
Baron Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Cloverfield, Fairly Legal, The Kitchen

41
28 79
Reggie Watts is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Comedy Bang! Bang!, Fort Tilden

42
5 35
Rita Brent is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Intelbeauty added Rita Brent