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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. {#nodes}
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