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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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  • Marilyn Monroe1

    Marilyn Monroe

    Dec. at 36 (1926-1962)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Jenny McCarthy2

    BirthplaceEvergreen Park, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Joan Rivers3

    Joan Rivers

    Dec. at 81 (1933-2014)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Joan Alexandra Molinsky (June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014), known professionally as Joan...  more
  • Adam Sandler4

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter,...  more

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  • Ellen DeGeneres5

    BirthplaceMetairie, Louisiana, USA

    Ellen Lee DeGeneres ( də-JEN-ər-əs; born January 26, 1958) is an American comedian, television...  more

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  • James Franco6

    BirthplaceUSA, California, Palo Alto

    James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor and filmmaker. For his role in...  more

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  • Howard Stern7

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

    Howard Allan Stern is an American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor,...  more

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  • Jim Carrey8

    Jim Carrey

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

    James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer,...  more

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  • Jon Stewart9

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962) is an American comedian,...  more

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  • David Letterman10

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

    David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American television host, comedian,...  more
  • Bill Maher11

    Bill Maher

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    William Maher (; born January 20, 1956) is an American comedian, political commentator, and...  more

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    Jay Leno

    Age: 70

    BirthplaceNew Rochelle, New York, United States of America

    James Douglas Muir Leno (born April 28, 1950) is an American comedian, actor, writer,...  more
  • Chris Rock13

    Chris Rock

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceAndrews, South Carolina, United States of America

    Christopher Julius Rock (born February 7, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, writer,...  more

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  • Bill Cosby14

    Bill Cosby

    Age: 83

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    William Henry Cosby Jr. (; born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor,...  more

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  • Kirstie Alley15

    BirthplaceWichita, Kansas, United States of America

    Kirstie Louise Alley (born January 12, 1951) is an American actress and spokesmodel. She first...  more

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  • Chelsea Handler16

    BirthplaceLivingston, New Jersey, USA

    Chelsea Joy Handler (born February 25, 1975) is an American comedian, actress, writer,...  more

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  • Kathy Griffin17

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, United States of America

    Kathleen Mary Griffin (born November 4, 1960) is an American comedian and actress. She has...  more

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  • Bill Murray18

    BirthplaceWilmette, Illinois, United States of America

    William James Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian,...  more

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  • Amy Poehler19

    BirthplaceNewton, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Amy Meredith Poehler (; born September 16, 1971) is an American actress, comedian, director,...  more

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  • Conan O'Brien20

    BirthplaceBrookline, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Conan Christopher O'Brien (born April 18, 1963) is an American television host, comedian,...  more

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  • Bob Hope21

    Bob Hope

    Dec. at 100 (1903-2003)

    BirthplaceEltham, London, United Kingdom

    Leslie Townes Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), known professionally as...  more

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  • Betty White22

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, United States of America

    Betty Marion White Ludden (born January 17, 1922) is an American actress and comedian, with...  more
  • Ben Stiller23

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, writer,...  more

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    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, USA

    Dustin Neil Diamond (born January 7, 1977) is an American actor, musician, director, and...  more

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  • Aubrey Plaza25

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, USA

    Aubrey Christina Plaza (born June 26, 1984) is an American actress, comedian and producer. She...  more

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