Comedy 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)
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy ...more
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy is an American comedian, actor, writer, singer, and director. Box-office takes from Murphy's films make him the 4th-highest grossing actor in the United ...more
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld, which he ...more
Jay Leno is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, voice actor and television host. Leno was the host of NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 to ...more
Chelsea Handler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Chelsea Handler has become one of entertainmentÂ’s most sought-after and versatile rising stars. In July 2007, Handler broke into the world of late night talk shows with her E! series, Chelsea ...more
Roseanne Barr is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Roseanne Cherrie Barr is an American actress, comedian, writer, television producer, director, and 2012 presidential nominee of the California-based Peace and Freedom Party. Barr began her ...more
Jamie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Eric Marlon Bishop, known professionally as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer, comedian, writer, and producer. As an actor, his work in the 2004 Ray Charles biographical film Ray earned ...more
Ray Romano is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Raymond Albert "Ray" Romano is an American actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter and voice actor, best known for his roles on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, for which he received ...more
Rebel Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson is an Australian actress, writer, entrepreneur, and stand-up comedian. She began appearing as Toula in the SBS comedy series Pizza and the sketch comedy series The ...more
Larry David is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Lawrence Gene "Larry" David is an American comedian, writer, actor, and television producer. He was the co-creator, with Jerry Seinfeld, of the television series Seinfeld, and was its ...more
Alison Arngrim is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Alison Margaret Arngrim is an American actress, comedian and author. Beginning her television career at the age of twelve, Arngrim is a Young Artist Award–Former Child Star "Lifetime ...more
David Cross is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
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
Kevin James is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Kevin George Knipfing, better known by his stage name, Kevin James, is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. Kevin James is widely known for playing Doug Heffernan on the hit CBS ...more
Eddie Izzard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Edward John "Eddie" Izzard is an English stand-up comedian, actor and writer. His comedic style takes the form of rambling, whimsical monologue and self-referential pantomime. He had a ...more
Lisa Lampanelli is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Lisa Lampanelli is an American stand-up comedian and insult comic. She is noted for her racy and controversial style of comedy. Much of her material is ethnic humor, centering around various ...more
Denis Leary is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Denis Colin Leary is an actor and comedian. He was the star and co-creator of Rescue Me, which ended its seventh and final season on September 7, 2011. Leary has starred in many motion pictures, ...more
Joe Rogan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Joseph James "Joe" Rogan is an American stand-up comedian, actor, martial artist, sports commentator, and podcaster. He is known for his work commentating for the Ultimate Fighting ...more
Bernie Mac is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Bernard Jeffrey "Bernie" McCullough, better known by his stage name Bernie Mac, was an American stand-up comedian, actor and voice artist. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, ...more
Doug Stanhope is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Douglas Gene "Doug" Stanhope is an American stand-up comedian, actor and author known for his cynical, controversial comedy style and libertarian political views.
Bob Newhart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
George Robert "Bob" Newhart is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery, Newhart came to prominence in the 1960s when his album ...more
Freddie Prinze is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Freddie James Prinze, Sr. was an American actor and stand-up comedian. Prinze was the star of 1970s sitcom Chico and the Man. He also was the father of the actor Freddie Prinze, Jr.
Zach Galifianakis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Zachary Knight "Zach" Galifianakis is an American stand-up comedian and actor, known for his television appearance in his own Comedy Central Presents special. He also starred in films, ...more
Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Amy Beth Schumer is an American stand-up comedian, writer, producer, and actress. She placed fourth on the fifth season of NBC's Last Comic Standing, and she placed second on Comedy Central's ...more
Billy Connolly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
William "Billy" Connolly, CBE is a Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor. He is sometimes known, especially in his native Scotland, by the nickname "The Big Yin". ...more
Chris Tucker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Christopher "Chris" Tucker is an American actor and comedian. He is known for playing the role of Smokey in Friday and as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. Tucker ...more