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List of Famous Jewish Comedians

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Jewish American comedians: This is a collective list of famous American Jewish comedians with pictures. What comedians are jewish? These famous Jewish American comedians have been entertaining generation of people with their jokes and hilarity. Which famous comedians are jewish? The tradition of Jewish comedians has always been at the fore front of comedy, from the Friars club roasts to Adam Sandler's Hanukkah song, jewish comedians have always kept us laughing. Fun fact Jews account for less than 2.5% of the USA's population, but approximately 70% of the USA's working American comedians are Jewish.
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Paul Reubens is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
age 66
Paul Reubens is an American actor, writer, film producer, game show host, and comedian, best known for his character Pee-wee Herman. Reubens joined the Los Angeles troupe The Groundlings in the ...more
Carl Reiner is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
age 96
Carl Reiner is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, and singer. He is best known for his role in a comedy duo with Mel Brooks. He is also known for his role on Your ...more
Lorne Michaels is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
age 74
Lorne Michaels, CM is a Canadian-American television producer, writer, comedian, and actor, best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live, the Late Night series, and The Tonight
David Cross is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
age 54
David Cross is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, singer, and voice artist, known primarily for his standup work, the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show, and his role as Tobias ...more
Andy Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Dec. at 35 (1949-1984)
Andrew Geoffrey "Andy" Kaufman was a popular and eccentric American entertainer, actor, and performance artist. While often referred to as a comedian, Kaufman did not consider himself ...more
Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Dec. at 43 (1946-1989)
Gilda Susan Radner was an American comedian and actress. She was best remembered as an original cast member of the hit NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, for which she won an Emmy Award ...more
Lewis Black is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
age 70
Lewis Niles Black is an American comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor. He is known for his angry face, comedy and style, which often includes simulating a mental breakdown, or ...more
Jerry Stiller is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
age 91
Gerald Isaac "Jerry" Stiller is an American comedian and actor. He spent many years in the comedy team Stiller and Meara with his wife, Anne Meara. Stiller and Meara are the parents of ...more
Milton Berle is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Dec. at 94 (1908-2002)
Milton Berle was an American comedian and actor. As the host of NBC's Texaco Star Theater, he was the first major American television star and was known to millions of viewers as "Uncle ...more
Andrew Dice Clay is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
age 61
Andrew Dice Clay is an American comedian and actor. He played the lead role in the 1990 film The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. Clay has been in several movies and has released a number of ...more
Albert Brooks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
age 71
Albert Lawrence Brooks is an American actor, writer, comedian, and director. He received an Academy Award nomination in 1987 for his role in Broadcast News. His voice acting credits include ...more
Harold Ramis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Dec. at 70 (1944-2014)
Harold Allen Ramis was an American actor, director, and writer specializing in comedy. His best-known film acting roles are as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters and Russell Ziskey in Stripes; he ...more
Lenny Bruce is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Dec. at 41 (1925-1966)
Leonard Alfred Schneider, better known by his stage name Lenny Bruce, was an American stand-up comedian, social critic and satirist. He was renowned for his open, free-style and critical form of ...more
Sid Caesar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Dec. at 92 (1922-2014)
Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar was an American comic actor and writer, best known for the pioneering 1950s live television series Your Show of Shows, a 90-minute weekly show watched by 60 ...more
George Burns is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Died at 100 (1896-1996)
George Burns, born Nathan Birnbaum, was an American comedian, award-winning actor and best-selling writer. George Burns was one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned ...more
Garry Shandling is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
age 69
Garry Emmanuel Shandling is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. He is best known for his work in It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show. Shandling began ...more
Jackie Mason is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
age 87
Jackie Mason is an American stand-up comedian and film and television actor.
Paul Reiser is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
age 61
Paul Reiser is an American comedian, actor, television personality and writer, author and musician. He is most widely known for his role in the 1990s TV sitcom Mad About You. He is ranked 77th ...more
Jack Benny is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Dec. at 80 (1894-1974)
Jack Benny was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television, and film actor, and violinist. Recognized as a leading American entertainer of the 20th century, Benny portrayed his ...more
Phil Silvers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Dec. at 74 (1911-1985)
Phil Silvers was an American entertainer and comedy actor, known as "The King of Chutzpah." He is best known for starring in The Phil Silvers Show, a 1950s sitcom set on a U.S. Army ...more
Anne Meara is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
age 89
Anne Meara is an American actress and comedian. She and Jerry Stiller were a prominent 1960s comedy team, appearing as Stiller and Meara, and are the parents of actor and comedian Ben and ...more
Red Buttons is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Dec. at 87 (1919-2006)
Red Buttons was an American comedian and Academy Award winning actor.
Marc Maron is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
age 55
Marc David Maron is an American stand-up comedian, podcast host, writer, and actor. He has been host of The Marc Maron Show and cohost of both Morning Sedition and Breakroom Live, all ...more
Steven Wright is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
age 63
Steven Alexander Wright is an American comedian, actor and writer. He is known for his distinctly lethargic voice and slow, deadpan delivery of ironic, philosophical and sometimes nonsensical ...more
Christopher Guest is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
age 67
Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest, better known as Christopher Guest, is an English-American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian who holds dual British ...more