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List of notable or famous comedians from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top comedians born in Germany and even some popular comedians who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German comedians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These comedians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known comedian from Germany is included when available.

People on this list include Mike Nichols and Anke Engelke.

This historic comedians from Germany list can help answer the questions "Who are some German comedians of note?" and "Who are the most famous comedians from Germany?" These prominent comedians of Germany may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected German comedians.

Use this list of renowned German comedians to discover some new comedians that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (176 items)
Mike Nichols is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
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Mike Nichols was a German-born American film and theatre director, producer, actor and comedian. He began his career in the 1950s with the improv troupe The Compass Players, predecessor of the Second City in Chicago, and as one half of the comedy duo Nichols and May, along with Elaine May. May was ...more

Age: 85

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Profession: Theatre Director, Comedian, Film Producer, Actor, Writer, + more

Credits: The Graduate, The Birdcage, Working Girl, Charlie Wilson's War, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, + more

Also Ranked

#90 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#39 on The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked

#52 on The Best Comedy Directors in Film History

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Barbara Schöneberger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
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Comedian,entertainer ,singer ...more

Age: 43

Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Profession: Comedian, Actor, Singer, Presenter

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Bill Schulz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
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William Dawes "Bill" Schulz is an American journalist, writer, and television personality, best known for being on the Fox News late-night show Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. Schulz is also a freelance writer and a former senior editor of Stuff Magazine. ...more

Age: 40

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Profession: Journalist, Comedian

Credits: Red Eye

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Hella von Sinnen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
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Hella Kemper known by her stage name Hella von Sinnen is a German entertainer. She had several TV shows on German private channels. Since the show's first air date on 11 January 2003, she has formed the two permanent panel members of the award-winning weekly Sat.1 improvisational comedy show Genial ...more

Age: 56

Birthplace: Gummersbach, Germany

Profession: Comedian, Actor

Credits: Zum Glück gibt's kein Patent

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