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The Funniest Jewish Comedians Of All Time

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Vote up the funniest Jewish comedians and comedic actor ever.

Who are the funniest Jewish comedians of all time? The best Jewish American comedians have been entertaining generations of people with their jokes and hilarity. 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 50% of the USA's working American comedians are Jewish. Who is the funniest Jewish comedian ever? Which Jewish comedians do you love? 

When it comes to the funniest Jews, comedy icons Larry David, Adam Sandler, and Goldie Hawn have to be atop the list, while also among the funniest comedians of all time. Jewish stand up comedians like Sarah Silverman, Dave Attell, and Amy Schumer, who sell out arenas, have their claims to the funniest Jewish person title as well. Lest we forget hilarious Jewish comedy actors like Seth Rogen, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ben Stiller, Bette Midler, and Jerry Seinfeld.

Vote up the best Jewish stand up comedians, and help decide who are the funniest Jewish comedians in history!

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  • Henry Albert Azaria ( ə-ZAIR-ee-ə; born April 25, 1964) is an American actor, voice actor, singer, comedian and producer. He is known for his voice characterizations as a variety of characters in the ...more
  • 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
  • Abbi Jacobson is an American comedian, writer, actress, illustrator and producer. She co-created and co-starred in the Comedy Central series Broad City (2014–2019) with Ilana Glazer, based on the web ...more
  • Gerald Isaac Stiller (June 8, 1927 – May 11, 2020) was an American comedian and actor. He spent many years in the comedy team Stiller and Meara with his wife, Anne Meara. He later played Frank ...more
  • Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus Hall (; born January 13, 1961) is an American actress, comedian, producer, and singer. She is known for her work in the television comedy series Saturday Night ...more
  • 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 making his ...more
  • 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 often ...more
  • Eugene Levy, (born December 17, 1946) is a Canadian actor, comedian, producer, director, and writer. He is the only actor to have appeared in all eight of the American Pie films, in his role as Noah ...more
  • 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 Jodie ...more
  • 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 on to ...more
  • Stewart Robert Einstein (November 20, 1942 – January 2, 2019) was an American actor, comedy writer and producer. He was known for creating and performing the satirical stuntman character Super Dave ...more
  • Ari David Shaffir (born February 12, 1974) is a comedian, actor, podcaster, writer, and producer. He produces and hosts the Skeptic Tank podcast. He also co-hosts the podcast Punch Drunk Sports with ...more
  • 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 in ...more
  • George Burns (born Nathan Birnbaum; Yiddish: נתן בירנבוים‎; January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996) was an American comedian, actor, singer, and writer. He was one of the few entertainers whose career ...more
  • Lawrence Gene David (born July 2, 1947) is an American comedian, writer, actor, director, and television producer. He and Jerry Seinfeld created the television sitcom Seinfeld, on which David was ...more
  • David Attell (born January 18, 1965) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and writer best known as the host of Comedy Central's Insomniac with Dave Attell, which earned him a cult following. His ...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 Comedy" ...more
  • Robert Lane Saget (May 17, 1956 - January 9, 2022) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, television host, and director. His television roles include Danny Tanner on the ABC sitcom Full House ...more
  • Sarah Kate Silverman (born December 1, 1970) is an American comedian, actress, and writer. Her comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics, including racism, sexism, homophobia, politics, ...more
  • 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 Daily ...more
  • Maya Khabira Rudolph (born July 27, 1972) is an American actress, comedian and singer. In 2000, she became a cast member on Saturday Night Live, then played supporting roles in films such as 50 First ...more
  • Daniel Joseph Levy (born August 9, 1983) is a Canadian actor, writer, producer, and television personality. He is the son of comedian and actor Eugene Levy and screenwriter Deborah Divine Levy. Dan ...more
  • Louis Feinberg (October 5, 1902 – January 24, 1975), known professionally as Larry Fine, was an American actor, comedian, violinist, and boxer, who is best known as a member of the comedy act the ...more
  • Sacha Noam Baron Cohen (born 13 October 1971) is an English actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He is known for his creation and portrayal of fictional satirical characters, including Ali G, Borat ...more
  • 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 cast member on ...more