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The Funniest Black Comedians of All Time

Updated July 29, 2020 44.1k votes 6.7k voters 286.3k views54 items

List RulesVote 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
    Dave Chappelle
    2,676
    782

    Dave Chappelle

    Block Party, Half Baked
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  • 2
    Richard Pryor
    1,993
    569

    Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor: Live in Concert, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
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  • 3
    Eddie Murphy
    1,965
    565

    Eddie Murphy

    Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places
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  • 4
    Chris Rock
    1,668
    588

    Chris Rock

    Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker, Madagascar
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  • 5
    Bernie Mac
    1,740
    618

    Bernie Mac

    The Bernie Mac Show, Ocean's Eleven
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  • 6
    Redd Foxx
    821
    296

    Redd Foxx

    Harlem Nights, Sanford
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  • 7
    Martin Lawrence
    1,345
    527

    Martin Lawrence

    Bad Boys II, Bad Boys
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  • 8
    Katt Williams
    1,493
    631

    Katt Williams

    Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1, Norbit
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  • 9
    Chris Tucker
    1,029
    471

    Chris Tucker

    Silver Linings Playbook, The Fifth Element
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  • 10
    Kevin Hart
    1,767
    861

    Kevin Hart

    Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Ride Along
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  • 11
    Cedric the Entertainer
    816
    377

    Cedric the Entertainer

    Madagascar, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
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  • 12
    Eddie Griffin
    834
    399

    Eddie Griffin

    Malcolm & Eddie, Undercover Brother
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  • 13
    Jamie Foxx
    842
    410

    Jamie Foxx

    Django Unchained, Collateral
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  • 14
    Robin Harris
    540
    263

    Robin Harris

    Do the Right Thing, House Party
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  • 15
    Mike Epps
    553
    276

    Mike Epps

    The Hangover, Resident Evil: Apocalypse
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  • 16
    Patrice O'Neal
    620
    322

    Patrice O'Neal

    Scary Movie 4, 25th Hour
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  • 17
    Charlie Murphy
    151
    47

    Charlie Murphy

    Night at the Museum, Chappelle's Show
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  • 18
    D. L. Hughley
    553
    311

    D. L. Hughley

    Scary Movie 3, The Brothers
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  • 19
    Lavell Crawford
    277
    139

    Lavell Crawford

    Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed, Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from South Beach
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  • 20
    Tracy Morgan
    170
    81

    Tracy Morgan

    30 Rock, Cop Out
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  • 21
    Wanda Sykes
    550
    362

    Wanda Sykes

    Over the Hedge, Rio
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  • 22
    Steve Harvey
    676
    472

    Steve Harvey

    Steve Harvey, The Original Kings of Comedy
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  • 23
    George Wallace
    382
    254

    George Wallace

    Batman Forever, Funny People
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  • 24
    Flip Wilson
    351
    242

    Flip Wilson

    Uptown Saturday Night, Skatetown
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  • 25
    Keenen Ivory Wayans
    342
    244

    Keenen Ivory Wayans

    Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2
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