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 top 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 get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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
Dave Chappelle Block Party, Half Baked, Chappelle's Show

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Richard Pryor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Richard Pryor Richard Pryor: Live in Concert, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip, Blazing Saddles

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

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Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Chris Rock Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker, Madagascar, Head of State

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Katt Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Katt Williams Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1, Norbit, First Sunday

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

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Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Kevin Hart Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Ride Along, The Wedding Ringer

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Chris Tucker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Chris Tucker Silver Linings Playbook, The Fifth Element, Rush Hour 2

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Jamie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Jamie Foxx Django Unchained, Collateral, Ray

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Mo’Nique is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Mo’Nique

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Patrice O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Patrice O'Neal Scary Movie 4, 25th Hour, Head of State

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DeRay Davis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
DeRay Davis 21 Jump Street, Scary Movie 4, Barbershop

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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Whoopi Goldberg 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

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Keenen Ivory Wayans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Keenen Ivory Wayans Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, White Chicks

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Hannibal Buress is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Hannibal Buress The Eric Andre Show^! Neighbors^! Daddy's Home^! Saturday Night Live

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George Wallace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
George Wallace Batman Forever, Funny People, Mr Deeds

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Lil Rel is listed (or ranked) 17 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

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Jerrod Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Jerrod Carmichael Neighbors

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Eric Andre is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Eric Andre

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Deon Cole is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Deon Cole Barbershop, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Angie Tribeca

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Jay Pharoah is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Jay Pharoah Saturday Night Live, Ride Along, Get Hard

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Leslie Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Leslie Jones Lottery Ticket, Wrongfully Accused, Top Five

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Loni Love is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Loni Love Soul Plane, Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

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Sasheer Zamata is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Sasheer Zamata Saturday Night Live, Hey Girl

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Baron Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Baron Vaughn Cloverfield, Fairly Legal, The Kitchen

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J. B. Smoove is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
J. B. Smoove Monsters University, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Dictator

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Donnell Rawlings is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Donnell Rawlings Spider-Man 2, Chappelle's Show, Fifty Pills

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

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Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Wanda Sykes Over the Hedge, Rio, Evan Almighty

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Godfrey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time
Godfrey Zoolander, Soul Plane, Phat Girlz