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List of Famous Jewish Comedians

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Updated April 3, 2020 811.7k views 113 items
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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Goldie Hawn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Age: 73

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

Goldie Jeanne Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is an American actress, producer, and singer. She rose to fame on the NBC sketch comedy program Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968–70), before going ...more
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Age: 52

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer, and musician. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star ...more
Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Dec. at 81 (1933-2014)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Joan Alexandra Molinsky (June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014), known professionally as Joan Rivers, was an American comedian, actress, writer, producer, and television host. She was noted for her ...more
Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Age: 48

Birthplace: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States of America

Sarah Kate Silverman (born December 1, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, singer, producer, and writer. Her comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics, such as racism, ...more
Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Age: 56

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

Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962) is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, activist, political commentator, actor, and television host. He hosted The ...more
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Age: 70

Birthplace: Upper East Side, New York City, New York, United States of America

William Edward Crystal (born March 14, 1948) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, and television host. He gained prominence in the 1970s and 80s for television roles as ...more
Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Age: 53

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

Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, musician and director. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and ...more
Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Age: 83

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

Heywood "Woody" Allen (born December 1, 1935) is an American director, writer, actor, and comedian whose career spans more than six decades. He began his career as a comedy writer in ...more
Chelsea Handler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Age: 43

Birthplace: Livingston, New Jersey, United States of America

Chelsea Joy Handler (born February 25, 1975) is an American comedian, actress, writer, television host, producer, and activist. She hosted the late-night talk show Chelsea Lately on the E! ...more
Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Age: 36

Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Seth Aaron Rogen (; born April 15, 1982) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director. He began his career performing stand-up comedy during his teenage years. While ...more
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Age: 64

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

Jerome Allen Seinfeld ( SYNE-feld; born April 29, 1954) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. He is known for playing a semi-fictionalized version of himself ...more
Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Age: 63

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

William Maher (; born January 20, 1956) is an American comedian, political commentator, and television host. He is known for the HBO political talk show Real Time with Bill Maher (2003–present) ...more
Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Age: 73

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Midler began her professional career in several ...more
Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Age: 49

Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States of America

Paul Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and film producer. Rudd studied theater at the University of Kansas and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, before ...more
Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Age: 92

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky, Yiddish: מעלווין קאמינסקי‎; June 28, 1926) is an American filmmaker, actor, comedian, and composer. He is known as a creator of broad film farces and comedic ...more
Jerry Lewis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Age: 92

Birthplace: Area code 862, Area code 973, Area codes 862 and 973, Essex County, Contiguous United States, + more

Joseph Levitch (March 16, 1926 – August 20, 2017), better known by his stage name Jerry Lewis, was an American comedian, actor, singer, filmmaker and humanitarian and dubbed as "The King of ...more
Larry David is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Age: 71

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

Lawrence Gene David (born July 2, 1947) is an American comedian, writer, actor, director, and television producer. He and Jerry Seinfeld created the television series Seinfeld, of which David ...more
Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Age: 46

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Jack Black (born Thomas Jacob Black; August 28, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, musician, songwriter, and media personality. His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily in ...more
Jonah Hill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Age: 35

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Jonah Hill Feldstein (born December 20, 1983) is an American actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and comedian. Hill is known for his comedic roles in films including Superbad (2007), ...more
Gene Wilder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Age: 82

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Jerome Silberman (June 11, 1933 – August 29, 2016), known professionally as Gene Wilder, was an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, singer-songwriter and author. Wilder began his ...more
Don Rickles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Age: 92

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

Donald Jay Rickles (May 8, 1926 – April 6, 2017) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author, known especially for his insult comedy. His film roles included Run Silent, Run Deep (1958) ...more
Jason Alexander is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Age: 59

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Jay Scott Greenspan (born September 23, 1959), known by his stage name Jason Alexander, is an American actor, voice actor, singer, comedian, and director. Alexander is best known for his role as ...more
Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Age: 67

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

Alan Stuart Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an American politician, comedian, media personality, and author who served as a United States Senator from Minnesota from 2009 to 2018. He became well ...more
Andy Samberg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Age: 40

Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States of America

David A.J. "Andy" Samberg (born August 18, 1978) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician. He is a member of the comedy music group The Lonely Island and was a ...more
Rodney Dangerfield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Jewish Comedians
Dec. at 83 (1921-2004)

Birthplace: Deer Park, New York, United States of America

Jack Roy (born Jacob Rodney Cohen, November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004), popularly known by the stage name Rodney Dangerfield, was an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, producer, ...more