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Famous Comedians from Germany

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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. (175 items)
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Oliver Welke is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 52
Oliver Welke is a German television presenter, actor, comedian and sports journalist.
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Hape Kerkeling is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 54
Hans Peter Wilhelm "Hape" Kerkeling is a German actor, presenter and comedian.
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Oliver Pocher is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 41
Oliver Pocher is a German actor, stand-up comedian and television host.
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Dirk Bach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
Dec. at 51 (1961-2012)
Dirk Bach was a German television comedy actor, best known as co-host of Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus!
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Bastian Pastewka is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 46
Bastian Pastewka is a German actor and comedian. He first became known to a wider audience in Germany around 1996 as a regular cast member of the comedy show Die Wochenshow, essentially a mock ...more
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Helge Schneider is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 63
Helge Schneider is a German comedian, jazz musician and multi-instrumentalist, author, film and theatre director, and actor. Schneider's works are an unconventional mixture of horseplay humor, ...more
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John Fugelsang is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 49
John Joseph Fugelsang is an American actor, television personality and comedian.
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Harald Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 61
Harald Franz Schmidt is a German actor, writer, columnist, comedian and television entertainer best known as host of two popular German late-night shows.
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Christian Tramitz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 63
Christian Tramitz is a German-Austrian actor, comedian, voice actor and author.
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Rick Kavanian is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 48
Richard "Rick" Horatio Kavanian is a German actor, comedian, author and dubber of Armenian descent. He is famous for his cooperation with Michael Herbig, which led to many popular ...more
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Sarah Colonna is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 44
Sarah Noel Colonna is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and comedy writer. She appeared as a roundtable regular on the hit E! cable TV network comedy/talk show Chelsea Lately.
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Heinz Strunk is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 56
Heinz Strunk, legal name Mathias Halfpape is a German entertainer, author, and member of comedy trio Studio Braun. Strunk's comedy ranges from goofy prank calls to biting political and cultural ...more
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Christoph Maria Herbst is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 53
Christoph Maria Herbst is a German actor and comedian.
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Florian Simbeck is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
Florian Simbeck age 47
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Otto Waalkes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 70
Otto Gerhard Waalkes is a German comedian and actor. He became famous in the 1970s and 1980s in Germany with his shows, books and movies. His perhaps most famous trademark are the 'Ottifanten', ...more
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Annette Frier is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 45
Annette Frier is a German actress and comedian.
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Matze Knop is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
Matze Knop age 44
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Jürgen von der Lippe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
Jürgen von der Lippe age 70
Hans-Jürgen Dohrenkamp, better known by his stage name Jürgen von der Lippe, is a German television presenter, entertainer, actor and comedian. His stage name comes from the fact that ...more
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Ingo Oschmann is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
Ingo Oschmann age 49
Ingo Oschmann is a German comedian, entertainer and stage magician who also works as a television presenter and actor. In 2003, he became the first comedian to win the final of Star Search in
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Karen Friesicke is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
Karen Friesicke age 56
Karen Friesicke is an actress.
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Michael Kessler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 51
Michael Kessler is a German actor, comedian and author from Wiesbaden.
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Karl Valentin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
Dec. at 66 (1882-1948)
Karl Valentin was a Bavarian comedian, cabaret performer, clown, author and film producer. He had significant influence on German Weimar culture. Valentin starred in many silent films in the ...more
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Michael Mittermeier is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
Michael Mittermeier age 52
Michael Mittermeier is a German comedian.
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Elton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 47
Alexander Duszat, better known under the nickname Elton, is a German television host and comedian. He was born on 2 April 1971 in West Berlin, but grew up and went to the school in Hamburg. He ...more
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Ralf Schmitz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 44
Ralf Schmitz is a German comedian and actor.