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Famous Comedians from the United States

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List of notable or famous comedians from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top comedians born in the United States and even some popular comedians who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American comedians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These comedians are sorted by popularity, and information about each well-known comedian from the United States is included when available.

People on this list include Jim Norton and George Carlin.

This historic comedians from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American comedians of note?" and "Who are the most famous comedians from the United States?"

These prominent comedians of the United States may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected American comedians.Use this list of renowned American 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. {#nodes}
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  • Louis C.K.26

    Louis C.K.

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Lucille Ball27

    Lucille Ball

    Dec. at 78 (1911-1989)

    BirthplaceJamestown, New York, United States of America

    Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an American actress, comedian,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jamie Foxx28

    Jamie Foxx

    Age: 52

    BirthplaceTerrell, Texas, United States of America

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  • George Carlin29

    George Carlin

    Age: Died at 71 (1937-2008)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

    George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Andy Dick30

    Andy Dick

    Age: 54

    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina, United States of America

    Andrew Roane Dick (born Andrew Thomlinson, December 21, 1965) is an American comedian, actor,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Kristen Wiig31

    BirthplaceCanandaigua, New York, United States of America

    Kristen Carroll Wiig (; born August 22, 1973) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Debra Messing32

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus33

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus Hall (; born January 13, 1961) is an American actress,... more on Wikipedia
  • Billy Crystal34

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Upper East Side

    William Edward Crystal (born March 14, 1948) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Drew Carey35

    Drew Carey

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    Drew Allison Carey (born May 23, 1958) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, sports... more on Wikipedia
  • Kelsey Grammer36

    BirthplaceCharlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands

    Allen Kelsey Grammer (born February 21, 1955) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Larry the Cable Guy37

    BirthplacePawnee City, Nebraska, United States of America

    Daniel Lawrence Whitney (born February 17, 1963), known professionally by his stage name Larry... more on Wikipedia
  • Jack Black38

    Jack Black

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, USA

    Jack Black (born Thomas Jacob Black; August 28, 1969) is an American actor, comedian,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jimmy Fallon39

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Dan Aykroyd40

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

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  • Dane Cook41

    Dane Cook

    Age: 48

    BirthplaceCambridge, USA, Massachusetts

    Dane Jeffrey Cook (born March 18, 1972) is an American stand-up comedian and film actor. He... more on Wikipedia

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  • Mary Tyler Moore42

    BirthplaceBrooklyn Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Margaret Cho43

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Margaret Moran Cho (born December 5, 1968) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, fashion... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jeff Foxworthy44

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Jeffrey Marshall Foxworthy (born September 6, 1958) is an American stand-up comedian, actor,... more on Wikipedia
  • Martin Lawrence45

    BirthplaceFrankfurt, Germany

    Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence (born April 16, 1965) is an American stand-up comedian, actor,... more on Wikipedia
  • Lenny Bruce46

    Lenny Bruce

    Dec. at 41 (1925-1966)

    BirthplaceMineola, New York, United States of America

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  • John Belushi47

    John Belushi

    Dec. at 33 (1949-1982)

    BirthplaceHumboldt Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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  • Craig Ferguson48

    BirthplaceSpringburn, United Kingdom

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  • David Spade49

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Michigan, United States of America

    David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, writer, and... more on Wikipedia

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    BirthplaceUSA, Oklahoma, Moore

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