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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.

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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 also in the Compass. In 1968 he won the Academy Award for Best Director for the film The Graduate. His other films include Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Catch-22, Carnal Knowledge, Silkwood, Working Girl, The Birdcage, Closer, Charlie Wilson's War, and the TV mini-series Angels in America. He also staged the original theatrical productions of The Apple Tree, Barefoot in the Park, Luv, The Odd ...more

Age: 86

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

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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: 44

Birthplace: Munich, Germany

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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: 42

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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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 daneben presented by her main TV partner Hugo Egon Balder. In this show, von Sinnen, Hoëcker and three varying comedians try to answer strange questions sent in by the audience. Her stage name is a pun on the German von preposition denoting noble descent; von Sinnen is a German expression for mad or insane. She supported the fight for same-sex marriage in Germany with her wife Cornelia Scheel, ...more

Age: 59

Birthplace: Gummersbach, Germany

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