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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 Williams 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
Eddie Murphy 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
Jerry Seinfeld 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
Jay Leno 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 Chelsea Handler has become one of entertainment’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 Barr 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
Jamie Foxx 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
Ray Romano 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 Wilson 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
Larry David 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 Arngrim 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 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 James 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
Eddie Izzard 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 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 Leary 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
Joe Rogan 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
Bernie Mac 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
Doug Stanhope 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
Bob Newhart 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 Prinze 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
Zach Galifianakis 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 Schumer 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
Billy Connolly 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
Chris Tucker 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

Lily Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Lily Tomlin 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
Jim Gaffigan 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
Greg Giraldo 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 Mohr 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 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 O'Neal 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 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 Quinn 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
Ben Elton 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 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
Ron White 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 Evans 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
Jim Breuer 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 Leary Timothy Francis Leary was an American psychologist and writer who was known for advocating psychedelic drugs. During American legality of LSD and psilocybin, Leary conducted experiments under ...more

Robert Klein is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Stand-up Comedians
Robert Klein 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 Robinson 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 McIntyre 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 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 Belzer 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 Shawn 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 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
Susie Essman 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 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
Jeff Garlin 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 Todd Barry is an American stand-up comedian, actor and voice actor.