Famous Comedians from Italy

List of notable or famous comedians from Italy, with bios and photos, including the top comedians born in Italy and even some popular comedians who immigrated to Italy. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Italian 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 Italy is included when available.

List is made up of people like Roberto Benigni and Joe Pesci. Featuring stand up comedians, female comedians, and more, this list has it all. 

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

Use this list of renowned Italian 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. 

  • Adam Carolla
    Photo: Eric Neitzel / flickr / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0
    Adam Carolla (; born May 27, 1964) is an American comedian, radio personality, television host, actor, podcaster, and director. He hosts The Adam Carolla Show, a talk show distributed as a podcast which set the record as the "most downloaded podcast" as judged by Guinness World Records in 2011.Carolla co-hosted the syndicated radio call-in program Loveline from 1995 to 2005 as well as the show's television incarnation on MTV from 1996 to 2000. He was the co-host and co-creator of the television program The Man Show (1999–2004), and the co-creator and a regular performer on the television show Crank Yankers (2002–2007). He hosted The Adam Carolla Project, a home improvement television ...more
    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Adriano Celentano (Italian pronunciation: [adriˈaːno tʃelenˈtaːno]; born 6 January 1938) is an Italian vocalist, musician, producer, comedian, actor, film director and TV host. He is dubbed "il Molleggiato" (the flexible one) because of his dancing.Celentano has released many record albums which have enjoyed enormous commercial and critical success. He is often credited as the author of both the music and lyrics of his songs, although, according to his wife Claudia Mori, sometimes they were written in collaboration with others. Due to his prolific career and great success, both in Italy and the rest of the world, he is considered one of the pillars of Italian music. Celentano is also ...more
    • Age: 85
    • Birthplace: Greco
  • Aldo Giuffrè
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    Aldo Giuffrè (10 April 1924 – 26 June 2010) was an Italian film actor and comedian who appeared in over 90 films between 1948 and 2001. He was born in Naples and was the brother of actor Carlo Giuffrè.He is known for his roles in The Four Days of Naples, and as the alcoholic Captain Clinton of the Union Army in the Sergio Leone film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in 1966. Giuffrè died in Rome in 2010 of peritonitis.
    • Age: Dec. at 86 (1924-2010)
    • Birthplace: Naples, Italy
  • Alessandro Haber (born 19 January 1947) is an Italian actor, film director and singer. Haber was born in Bologna in a Jewish family of mixed ancestry (his father was a Romanian Jew and his mother Italian) and spent his childhood in Israel. His movie debut was in 1967 with La Cina è vicina by Marco Bellocchio. His first leading role was in Pupi Avati's Regalo di Natale.Haber directed his only movie in 2003 with Scacco pazzo.He is also a distinguished theatre actor, having performed amongst others in Orgia by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Woyzeck by Georg Büchner, L'avaro by Molière, Zio Vania by Anton Chekhov, Dialogo by Natalia Ginzburg and Arlecchino by Carlo Goldoni. He has been touring theatres ...more
    • Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
  • Antonio Albanese
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    Antonio Albanese (born 10 October 1964 in Olginate) is an Italian comedian, actor, director and writer.
    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: Olginate, Italy
  • Giuseppe Piero "Beppe" Grillo (Italian: [ˈbɛppe ˈɡrillo]; born 21 July 1948) is an Italian comedian, actor, blogger and political activist. He has been involved in politics since 2009 as the co-founder (together with Gianroberto Casaleggio) of the Italian Five Star Movement political party.
    • Age: 74
    • Birthplace: Genoa, Italy