Famous Male Stand-up Comedians

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This list of famous male stand-up comedians in ranked by their level of prominence, with photos when available. This greatest male stand-up comedians list contains the most prominent and funniest men known for their stand-up comedy. Comedy fans will also enjoy these videos of comedians abusing hecklers and a list of comedians who were discovered on Star Search. There are thousands of men working as stand-up comedians in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable male comedians. Stand up comics like those on this list have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a guy aspiring to be a stand-up comedian then the comedian names below should give you inspiration.

No list of popular comedians or stand up comedians list would be complete without the likes of George Carlin, Larry David, Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K., or Chris Rock. Recent male comedians, like Kevin Hart, Bill Burr, and Aziz Ansari also made the list. From white male comedians working today, old school comedians, fat comedians, heck even short comedians, you'll find them all on this list. Many successful comedians went on to become big comedy stars, so you will definitely recognize these names. 

While this isn't a list of all male stand-up comedians, it does feature almost 100 famous comedians who have been making people laugh for years. Who are the most famous male stand-up comedians? Who are the best male stand-up comedians? Take a look below to find out! Some of these funny men are even featured in the most hated stand-up comedians

Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Stand-up Comedians
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Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld, which he co-created and co-wrote with Larry David. For its final two seasons, they were also co-executive producers. Seinfeld also co-wrote and co-produced the 2007 animated film Bee Movie, in which he voiced the protagonist. In 2010, he premiered a reality series called The Marriage Ref. He directed Colin Quinn in the Broadway show Long Story Short at the Helen Hayes Theater, which ran until January 2011. He is also the creator and host of the web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. In his stand-up comedy career, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 64

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Larry David is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Stand-up Comedians
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Lawrence Gene "Larry" David is an American comedian, writer, actor, and television producer. He was the co-creator, with Jerry Seinfeld, of the television series Seinfeld, and was its head writer and executive producer from 1989 to 1996. David has subsequently gained further recognition for the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm, also created by David, in which he stars as a semi-fictionalized version of himself. David's work won him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1993. Formerly a standup comedian, David went into television comedy, writing and starring in ABC's Fridays, as well as writing briefly for Saturday Night Live. He has won two Primetime Emmy Awards as well as ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 68

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Stand-up Comedians
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Louis Székely, known professionally as Louis C.K., is an American comedian, actor, and filmmaker. He is the creator, star, writer, director, and editor of the acclaimed FX comedy series Louie. C.K. is noteworthy for being among the first performers to offer direct-to-fan sales of tickets to his stand-up shows, as well as DRM-free video concert downloads, via his website. Over the course of his career, he has been nominated for 30 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning writing awards for The Chris Rock Show, Louie and his stand-up specials Live at the Beacon Theater and Oh My God. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 51

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

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Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Stand-up Comedians
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Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy is an American comedian, actor, writer, singer, and director. Box-office takes from Murphy's films make him the 4th-highest grossing actor in the United States. He was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984 and has worked as a stand-up comedian. He was ranked no. 10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. He has received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in 48 Hrs., Beverly Hills Cop series, Trading Places, and The Nutty Professor. In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 57

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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