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List of Famous Stand-up Comedians

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List of famous stand-up comedians, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top stand-up comedians in the world? This includes the most prominent stand-up comedians, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable stand-up comedians is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic stand-up comedians were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned stand-up comedians.

List ranges from Jerry Seinfeld to Larry David, plus much more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known stand-up comedians to the lesser known stand-up comedians of today, these are some of the best professionals in the stand-up comedian field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous stand-up comedians ever?" and "What are the names of famous stand-up comedians?" then you're in the right place. (299 items)
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Lily Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She has been a major force in American comedy since the late 1960s, when she began a career as a ...more
Jim Gaffigan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
James Christopher "Jim" Gaffigan is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. His memoir, Dad Is Fat and his most recent book, Food: A Love Story, are both published by Crown ...more
Greg Giraldo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Gregory C. "Greg" Giraldo was an American stand-up comedian, television personality, and lawyer. Giraldo was best known for his appearances on Comedy Central's televised roast ...more
Jay Mohr is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Jay Ferguson Cox Mohr is an American actor, stand-up comedian and radio host. He is known for his role as Professor Rick Payne in the TV series Ghost Whisperer, the title role in the CBS sitcom ...more
D. L. Hughley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
D.L. Hughley is a film actor, writer and producer.
Patrice O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Patrice Lumumba Malcolm Oneal Jr., usually credited as Patrice O'Neal, was an American stand-up comedian, radio personality, and actor.
Dara Ó Briain is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Dara Ó Briain is an Irish comedian and television presenter, noted for hosting topical panel shows such as The Panel, Mock the Week, Dara Ó Briain: School of Hard Sums and The ...more
Colin Quinn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Colin Edward Quinn is an American stand-up comedian, actor and writer. On television he is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, Remote Control, and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. Since ...more
Ben Elton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Benjamin Charles "Ben" Elton is an English comedian, author, playwright, actor and director. He was a part of London's alternative comedy movement of the 1980s and became a writer on ...more
Henry Rollins is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Henry Rollins is an American musician, writer, journalist, publisher, actor, television and radio host, spoken word artist, comedian, and activist. Rollins hosts a weekly radio show on KCRW. He ...more
Ron White is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Ronald Dee "Ron" White is an American stand up comedian and actor, best known as a charter member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Nicknamed "Tater Salad," he is the author of ...more
Lee Evans is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Lee Martin John Evans is an English stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and musician. He is a director of Little Mo Films, which he had co-directed with the late Addison Cresswell, who was also ...more
Jim Breuer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
James E. "Jim" Breuer is an American stand-up comedian, actor and radio host. He is most noted for his time as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and starring in the 1998 cult ...more
Timothy Leary is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Timothy Francis Leary was an American psychologist and writer.
Robert Klein is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Robert Klein is an American stand-up comedian, singer and actor.
Craig Robinson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Craig Phillip Robinson is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and singer. He is best known for his role as Darryl Philbin on The Office, and his roles in the films Pineapple Express, Miss ...more
Michael McIntyre is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Michael Hazen James McIntyre is an English comedian, actor and presenter. In 2012, he was reported to be the highest-grossing comedian in the world. In addition to stand-up, McIntyre has hosted ...more
Mary Lynn Rajskub is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Mary Lynn Rajskub is an actress, writer, and performer. Her continuing, fan favorite role as computer genius Chloe O'Brian in Fox's smash hit 24, helped earn the show a 2006 Emmy Award win for ...more
Richard Belzer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Richard Jay Belzer is an American stand-up comedian, author, and actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as John Munch, whom he has portrayed as a regular cast member on the NBC police ...more
Wallace Shawn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Wallace Michael "Wally" Shawn is an American stand-up comedian, actor, singer, dancer, playwright, essayist, and voice artist, best known for appearing in films, such as Wally Shawn in ...more
Jeff Ross is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Jeff Ross is an American stand-up comedian, insult comic, actor, director and author. His skill is doing high-profile celebrity roasts and he is best known for his appearances in Comedy ...more
Susie Essman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Susan "Susie" Essman is an American stand-up comedian, actress, writer and television producer, best known for her role as Susie Greene on Curb Your Enthusiasm and the voice of Mittens
Dylan Moran is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Dylan Moran is an Irish comedian, writer, actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his sardonic observational comedy, the UK television sitcom Black Books, and his work with Simon Pegg in Shaun ...more
Jeff Garlin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Jeffrey "Jeff" Todd Garlin is an American comedian, actor, producer, voice artist, director, writer, podcast host, and author. He has acted in many television shows and some movies, ...more
Todd Barry is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Todd Barry is an American stand-up comedian, actor and voice actor.