This list ranks the funniest Jewish stand-up comedians and comedic actors—which is no easy task, because there are seemingly millions of them. Many, perhaps most of the funniest comedians of all time are Jewish. Some of these celebrities are Jewish by religion, while others are Jewish by ancestry. Many of these famous comics poke fun at their heritage in their acts.
Who are some of the most famous stand-up comedians who are Jewish? Bob Saget, Jeff Ross, and David Cross all made our list. Several hilarious female comics are also Jewish. Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer, and Roseanne Barr all come from Jewish backgrounds. Woody Allen has often shared what it is like to be a Jewish comedian in New York with his funny films.
Many famous comedic actors are Jewish, including Seth Rogan and Jonah Hill. These two funnymen have teamed up for several R-rated comedies including This Is the End, Superbad and The 40-Year Old Virgin. “Curb Your Enthusiasm” creator Larry David is Jewish, as are his friends and frequent collaborators, Richard Lewis and Jason Alexander. The Marx Brothers and the Three Stooges were also Jewish.
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