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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
age 86 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 ...more

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Barbara Schöneberger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 44 Comedian,entertainer ,singer

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Bill Schulz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 42 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 ...more

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Hella von Sinnen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 59 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 ...more

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Tom Gerhardt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
Tom Gerhardt age 60 Tom Gerhardt is a German actor and comedian.

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Thomas Hermanns is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 55 Thomas Hermanns is a German TV-presenter, director, TV-author and comedian. He is known for his comedy-show Quatsch Comedy Club. Hermanns was born in Bochum. During his childhood he lived in ...more

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Esther Schweins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 47 Esther Schweins is a German actress and comedian who became famous through her appearances on the RTL Samstag Nacht show for which she won the Bayerischer Fernsehpreis in 1994. Schweins survived ...more

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Anke Engelke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 50 Anke Christina Fischer is a German comedian, actress and voice-over actress born in Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

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Sandra Tsing Loh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 56 Sandra Tsing Loh is an American writer, actress, and radio personality.

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Gene Weingarten is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 66 Gene Weingarten is an American two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist known for both his serious and humorous work. Weingarten's column, Below the Beltway, is published weekly in the ...more

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Mike Krüger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 66 Mike Kruger is an actor and screenwriter.

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Michael Herbig is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 47 Michael Herbig is a German film director, actor and author. His nickname "Bully" became integral part of his stage name as Michael Bully Herbig as a comedian.

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Stefan Raab is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 51 Stefan Konrad Raab is a German entertainer, television host, comedian, and musician. Raab began his television career hosting the comedy show Vivasion in 1993 and has been hosting the late-night ...more

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Reggie Watts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 46 Reginald Lucien Frank Roger "Reggie" Watts is a German-born American comedian and musician. Watts' improvised musical sets are created using only his voice, a keyboard, and a looping ...more

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Oliver Kalkofe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 52 Oliver Kalkofe is a German satirist, columnist, book author and actor.

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Olli Dittrich is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 61 Olli Dittrich is a German actor, comedian, television personality and musician.

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Jürgen Becker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
Jürgen Becker age 58 Jürgen Becker is a German comedian, kabarett artist, and actor.

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Gerburg Jahnke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
Gerburg Jahnke age 63 Gerburg Jahnke is a German comedian.

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Dagmar Schönleber is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
Dagmar Schönleber age 44

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Bülent Ceylan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 42 Bülent Ceylan is a German comedian and Kabarett artist.

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Ilka Bessin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
Ilka Bessin age 46 Ilka Bessin is a German comedian and actress, best known for her role as Cindy aus Marzahn.

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Sascha Grammel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
Sascha Grammel age 44 Sascha Grammel is a German comedian, puppeteer, and ventriloquist.

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Dieter Hallervorden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 82 Dieter "Didi" Hallervorden is a German comedian, comic actor, singer and cabaret artist.

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Holger Müller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
Holger Müller age 49

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Doktor Stratmann is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
Doktor Stratmann age 69

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Oliver Welke is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 51 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 53 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 40 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 45 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 62 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 48 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 60 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 62 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 47 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 43 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 55 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 49 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 46

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Otto Waalkes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 69 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 44 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 43

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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 69 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 48 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 55 Karen Friesicke is an actress.

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Michael Kessler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Comedians from Germany
age 50 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 43 Ralf Schmitz is a German comedian and actor.