My 25 favorite current standupsby ahole-216-736099 | created - 18 Nov 2011 | updated - 18 Nov 2011 | Public
A lot more UCB/ Other sketch players would be featured, but this is Standups.
Actor | There Will Be Blood
Started out in stand-up comedy in 1986 at The Comedy Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was half of a duo with the late Rick Roman. Dropped out of Temple University. Moved to Los Angeles in 1994. Met actor Jay Johnston through their mutual friend, Adam McKay, and created a live sketch show...
3. David Cross
Actor | Arrested Development
David Cross was born on April 4, 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Arrested Development (2003), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Megamind (2010). He has been married to Amber Tamblyn since October 6, 2012. They have one child.
Actor | Young Adult
Patton Oswalt has been headlining at comedy clubs all over the United States since 1996, as well as appearing in his own standup specials on Comedy Central and HBO. He was chosen as Entertainment Weekly's "It" comedian in 2002. He is a regular on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993). His other ...
Writer | Chappelle's Show
Dave Chappelle's career started while he was in high school at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC where he studied theatre arts. At the age of 14, he began performing stand-up comedy in nightclubs. Shortly after graduation, he moved to New York City where he quickly established ...
Anthony Jeselnik is a writer and producer, known for Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers (2015), Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education (2010) and Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward (2019).
7. Marc Maron
Actor | Maron
For over fifteen years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy for print, stage, radio and television. A legend in the stand-up community, he has appeared on HBO, Conan, Letterman, his two Comedy Central Presents specials and almost every show that ...
12. Mike Birbiglia
Actor | Don't Think Twice
Mike Birbiglia was born on June 20, 1978 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Sleepwalk with Me (2012), Mike Birbiglia: What I Should Have Said Was Nothing (2008) and Your Sister's Sister (2011). His 2013 special, My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, was nominated for ...
13. Nick Kroll
Actor | Sausage Party
Nick Kroll is a stand-up comedian, actor, director, writer, producer, voice artist, and comedian. He is known for "Big Mouth," "The Oh, Hello Show," portraying Rodney Ruxin in "The League," and for creating and starring in "Kroll Show." As a film actor, Kroll has had supporting roles in "I Love You...
Actor | Stella
Michael Ian Black was born in Chicago, Illinois, but his family moved to Hillsborough, New Jersey, when he was young. His parents divorced when he was 3. When he was 12, his father died during neurological surgery following a mysterious assault.
Michael attended New York University's Tisch School of...
15. Maria Bamford
Actress | Barnyard
Maria was born in Port Hueneme, California at the Naval Base. Her parents are Joel (dermatologist) and Marilyn (therapist) of Duluth, MN. She attended Chester Park Elementary and Marshall High School in Duluth MN and went on to attend Bates College (Lewiston, ME), University of Edinburgh (Scotland)...
16. Greg Behrendt
Writer | He's Just Not That Into You
Greg Behrendt was born on July 21, 1963 in San Francisco, California, USA as Gregory Paul Behrendt. He is known for his work on He's Just Not That Into You (2009), The Comedy Jam (2017) and My Crazy Love (2014). He is married to Ruotula-Behrendt, Amiira. They have two children.
19. Jimmy Pardo
Actor | Black Cat
Jimmy Pardo is a stand-up comedian, whose quick wit has made him one of the top club comics in the country. Known primarily for his amazing crowd work, Pardo has released two comedy albums, "Uno" and "Pompous Clown", the latter of which is almost completely Pardo working the crowd. He has appeared ...
20. Andrew Daly
Actor | She's Out of My League
Andy Daly was born in New York, raised in New Jersey and graduated from Ithaca College. He studied long form improvisation at New York's Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and performed in numerous shows there, including The Real Real World and "The Swarm". Daly also appeared at the 1999 Aspen Comedy...
21. Seán Cullen
Actor | Phil the Alien
Seán Cullen was born in 1965 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. He is an award-winning comedian, actor, author and screenwriter, known for The Willoughbys (2019), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2017-2018), Phil the Alien (2004) and The Seán Cullen Show (2003). He has performed stand up ...
23. Sarah Silverman
Actress | Wreck-It Ralph
Sarah Silverman was most recently the host of the two-time Emmy-nominated weekly topical series, I Love You America, which streamed on Hulu and also received a Writers Guild Awards nomination.
Silverman is currently working on a musical adaptation of her 2010 memoir and New York Times Bestseller ...