My Top Favorite Comedians

by mlloyd89 | created - 26 Aug 2016 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

1. Brian Regan

Actor | Top Five

Brian Regan was born as Brian Joseph Regan. He is an actor and writer, known for Top Five (2014), Loudermilk (2017) and Brian Regan: The Epitome of Hyperbole (2008). He was previously married to Kathleen Patricia Bieszczat.

2. Jim Gaffigan

Actor | Chappaquiddick

Indiana native Jim Gaffigan arrived in New York City in 1990 at the age of 24. Officially, he had relocated to work in advertising, but his real fascination with New York had a lot more to do with pursuing his dream of making people laugh as an actor and stand-up comic, a dream he would eventually ...

3. Jerry Seinfeld

Writer | Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Betty (Hesney) and Kalman Seinfeld. His father was of Hungarian Jewish descent, while Jerry's maternal grandparents, Salha and Selim Hosni, were Syrian Jewish immigrants (from Aleppo). He moved with his family, including sister Carolyn, to ...

4. Bob Saget

Actor | Full House

Bob Saget was born on May 17, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert Lane Saget. He is an actor and writer, known for Full House (1987), Entourage (2015) and Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003). He has been married to Kelly Rizzo since October 30, 2018. He was previously ...

5. Bill Burr

Actor | Stand Up Guys

Bill Burr is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and podcaster. He is best known for playing Patrick Kuby in the crime drama series Breaking Bad, and creating and starring in the Netflix animated sitcom F Is for Family.

In 2008, Burr's voice was featured in the game Grand Theft Auto IV as ...

6. George Carlin

Actor | Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

George Denis Patrick Carlin was born and raised in Manhattan, New York City, to Mary (Bearey), a secretary, and Patrick John Carlin, an advertising manager for The Sun; they had met while working in marketing. His father was from Donegal, Ireland, and his mother was Irish-American. His parents ...

7. Andrew Dice Clay

Actor | The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

Andrew Dice Clay was born on September 29, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Andrew Clay Silverstein. He is an actor and producer, known for The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990), Blue Jasmine (2013) and A Star Is Born (2018). He has been married to Valerie Silverstein since February 14, 2010. He...

8. Pablo Francisco

Writer | MADtv

Pablo Francisco was born on January 5, 1974 as Pablo Ridson Francisco. He is a writer and actor, known for MADtv (1995), Pablo Francisco: They Put It Out There (2011) and Mind of Mencia (2005).

9. The Amazing Johnathan

Self | The Amazing Johnathan Documentary

The Amazing Johnathan was born on September 9, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as John Edward Szeles. He is an actor and writer, known for The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019), Up All Night (1989) and The Litch (2018).

10. Tom Segura

Actor | Instant Family

Tom Segura is a writer and actor, known for Instant Family (2018), Cutman (2009) and 9 Inches (2013). He is married to Christina Pazsitzky.

11. Ron White

Actor | Horrible Bosses

Ron White was born on December 18, 1956 in Fritch, Texas, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Horrible Bosses (2011), Sex and the City 2 (2010) and Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie (2003). He has been married to Margo Rey since October 13, 2013. He was previously married to Barbara Dobbs ...

12. Mitch Hedberg

Actor | Almost Famous

Mitch Hedberg was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on February 24, 1968. He began his stand-up career in Florida, and after a period of honing his skills there he moved to Seattle and began touring. He soon appeared on MTV's "Comikaze", then a 1996 appearance on Late Night with David Letterman (1982) ...

13. Sebastian Maniscalco

Actor | Green Book

Let's face it: in our increasingly tepid, polite and politically correct culture we need more people like Sebastian Maniscalco. Forever able to seize the moment, never failing to speak his mind, always telling it like it is, this is one man who isn't afraid to put it all out there. Yes, the ...

14. Dane Cook

Actor | Good Luck Chuck

Dane Cook was born on March 18, 1972 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Dane Jeffrey Cook. He is an actor and writer, known for Good Luck Chuck (2007), My Best Friend's Girl (2008) and Employee of the Month (2006).

15. Jimmy Carr

Writer | 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Jimmy Carr is an award-winning comedian, writer and television host.

Among the most-respected and best-loved comedians working in Britain today, Jimmy is one of the biggest selling live acts in UK comedy, consistently performing to sell-out crowds across the country and around the world.

His ...

16. Gary Gulman

Actor | Joker

Boston's Gary Gulman has appeared on just about every television show a young stand-up comedian can appear on, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman. His brand of clever, original comedy has delighted audiences of all ages all over America. While Gary has ...

17. Louis C.K.

Writer | Louie

Louis C.K. was born on September 12, 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Louis Szekely. He is a writer and producer, known for Louie (2010), American Hustle (2013) and Horace and Pete (2016). He was previously married to Alix Bailey.

18. Todd Glass

Actor | Rebound

Solidly ensconced in the 30-40 demographic, comedian Todd Glass may now be considered ineligible to be labeled a wunderkind-but he certainly was one, having launched his career in comedy at age 16. Since that precocious start, the Philadelphia native has developed into a polished performer with a ...

19. Daniel Tosh

Actor | The Love Guru

Daniel Tosh was born on May 29, 1975 in Germany. He is a producer and writer, known for The Love Guru (2008), Daniel Tosh: Happy Thoughts (2011) and Tosh.0 (2009). He has been married to Carly Hallam since April 15, 2016.

20. Dave Chappelle

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 ...

21. Demetri Martin

Writer | (Dean)

Demetri Martin was born on May 25, 1973 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Dean (2016), Take Me Home Tonight (2011) and In a World... (2013). He has been married to Rachael Beame since June 1, 2012.

22. Bruce Bruce

Actor | xXx: State of the Union

Bruce Bruce was born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Bruce Church. He is an actor and writer, known for xXx: State of the Union (2005), Think Like a Man (2012) and Top Five (2014).

23. D.C. Benny

Actor | Law & Order

D.C. Benny is an actor and writer, known for Law & Order (1990), Love Magical (2018) and Freedomland (2006).

25. Rory Albanese

Producer | The Daily Show

Rory Albanese is a multi-Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer and Writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has been a key part of The Daily Show since 1999, including Co-Authoring "Earth The Book" with Jon Stewart and the Daily Show writers. Outside The Daily Show Rory is an accomplished ...

26. Tom Papa

Actor | The Informant!

Tom Papa starred opposite Matt Damon in the Steven Soderbergh film, The Informant! (2009), and stars opposite Paul Giamatti in the animated feature, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009), as the voice of "El Super Beasto". He additionally had a voiceover role in the DreamWorks animated feature,...

27. Nick Swardson

Actor | Grandma's Boy

Nick Swardson was born on October 9, 1976 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Nicholas Swardson. He is an actor and writer, known for Grandma's Boy (2006), The Benchwarmers (2006) and Just Go with It (2011).

28. Kevin James

Actor | Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Kevin James was born Kevin George Knipfing on April 26, 1965, in Mineola, Long Island, New York, to Janet (Klein), an office worker, and Joseph Valentine Knipfing, Jr., an insurance agency owner. He was raised in Stony Brook, and attended SUNY Cortland, where he played fullback on the football team...

29. Stephen Lynch

Actor | The Survivalist

Stephen Lynch was born on July 28, 1971 in Abington, Pennsylvania, USA as Stephen Andrew Lynch. He has been married to Erin Dwight since September 6, 2003.

30. 'Weird Al' Yankovic

Soundtrack | UHF

Few would have guessed that "Weird Al" Yankovic - who as a shy, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending in homemade tapes to the Dr. Demento Radio Show - would go on to become a pop culture icon and the biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time, with classic song and music video ...

31. Will Ferrell

Producer | Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell, Jr., a musician. His parents were originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student ...

32. Bill Hader

Actor | The Skeleton Twins

Bill Hader was born on June 7, 1978 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Skeleton Twins (2014), Inside Out (2015) and Trainwreck (2015). He was previously married to Maggie Carey.

33. Rob Riggle

Actor | The Daily Show

Comedian, actor and United States Marine Corps Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Robert Allen Riggle, Jr. was born April 21, 1970 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Sandra (Shrout) and Robert Allen Riggle, who worked in insurance. Riggle has amassed notable television credits and has also earned roles in many ...

34. Fred Armisen

Music_department | Portlandia

Fred Armisen was born on December 4, 1966 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA as Fereydun Robert Armisen. He is known for his work on Portlandia (2011), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) and Easy A (2010). He was previously married to Elisabeth Moss and Sally Timms.

35. Will Forte

Actor | Nebraska

Forte was age 32 before he came to the public's attention on Saturday Night Live (1975), but had been working in comedy since 1997.

Will Forte was born in Alameda County, California, and is the son of artist Patricia (Stivers) and financial broker Orville Willis Forte III (divorced). He has an older...

36. Andy Samberg

Actor | Saturday Night Live

Andy Samberg was born in Berkeley, California, to Marjorie (Marrow), a teacher, and Joe Samberg, a photographer. With Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, Samberg is one of three Los Angeles, California-based writer-performer-filmmakers--all childhood friends--dubbed The Lonely Island, whose short ...

37. Chris Kattan

Actor | A Night at the Roxbury

Christopher Lee Kattan was born in Sherman Oaks, California, to model Hajni Joslyn and actor Kip King. Chris moved to Mt. Baldy when he turned five, and resided there until the age of fifteen, when he moved to Bainbridge Island, Washington for high school.

After he graduated from high school, Chris ...

38. Chris Farley

Actor | Tommy Boy

Christopher Crosby Farley was born on February 15, 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Mary Anne (Crosby) and Thomas Farley, who owned an oil company. Among his siblings are actors Kevin P. Farley and John Farley. He was of Irish heritage. Farley studied theatre and communications on Marquette ...

39. David Spade

Actor | Joe Dirt

Comic brat extraordinaire David Spade was born on July 22, 1964, in Birmingham, Michigan, the youngest of three brothers. He is the son of Judith J. (Meek), a writer and editor, and Wayne M. Spade, a sales rep, and is of German, English, Irish, and Scottish descent. Raised in both Scottsdale (from ...

40. Darrell Hammond

Actor | Blues Brothers 2000

Comedian Darrell Hammond was born in Melbourne, Florida, to Margaret Evelyn (Helms) and Max Carey Hammond. A Saturday Night Live (1975) cast member from 1995 to 2009 - the longest tenure of any SNL cast member - Hammond was one of the sketch TV show's strongest and funniest performers. As well as ...

41. Tim Robinson

Writer | Saturday Night Live

Tim Robinson is a writer and actor, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (2019) and Detroiters (2017).

42. Kristen Wiig

Actress | Bridesmaids

Kristen Carroll Wiig was born on August 22, 1973 in Canandaigua, New York, to Laurie J. (Johnston), an artist, and Jon J. Wiig, a lake marina manager. She is of Norwegian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, English, and Scottish descent. The family moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, before ...

43. Kate McKinnon

Actress | Ghostbusters

Kathryn McKinnon Berthold (born January 6, 1984), known professionally as Kate McKinnon, is an American actress and comedienne, who is best known as a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live and The Big Gay Sketch Show, and for playing the role of Dr. Jillian Holtzmann in the 2016 Ghostbusters ...

44. Will Sasso

Actor | The Three Stooges

Will Sasso was born in Ladner, British Columbia (a suburb of Vancouver), to a family of Italian descent. He grew up respecting comedy of all styles, thanks in part to an unhealthy relationship with the family television that began when Will was around two or three. With his mind consequently bent, ...

45. Keegan-Michael Key

Actor | Keanu

Keegan-Michael Key was born in Southfield, Michigan and raised in Detroit. He was adopted as a child by a black father and a white mother. In 1989, he graduated from Shrine Catholic High School in Royal Oak, Michigan. Key attended the University of Detroit Mercy as an undergraduate and earned his ...

46. Frank Caliendo

Actor | The Comebacks

Frank Caliendo was born on January 19, 1974 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Comebacks (2007), Frank TV (2007) and Cubed (2009). He has been married to Michele Vitale since August 9, 2003. They have two children.

47. Matt Braunger

Actor | Agent Carter

Matt Braunger is an actor and writer, known for Agent Carter (2015), Our Footloose Remake (2011) and Up All Night (2011).

48. Ike Barinholtz

Actor | Suicide Squad

Isaac "Ike" Barinholtz, born February 18, 1977, is an American actor, comedian, voice actor and writer, known as a cast member on MADtv (1995), from 2002-2007, and for his roles on The Mindy Project (2012) and Eastbound & Down (2009). He spent two years in Amsterdam with the famed comedy ...

49. Michael McDonald

Actor | MADtv

Michael McDonald was born and raised in Fullerton, Orange County, California. He graduated from USC with a degree in Business and became a loan officer at a bank in Los Angeles. A friend took him to see a sketch comedy/improv show at L.A.'s famous Groundling Theater, and everything changed for him....

50. Stephnie Weir

Actress | MADtv

Stephnie Weir was raised in Texas and attended Odessa Junior College studying theater and broadcasting. Following that she went on to attend Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, were she studied anthropology and women's studies.

As she expanded on her creative talents in Chicago, Ms. Weir ...

51. Mo Collins

Actress | Parks and Recreation

Mo Collins was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She attended Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop, honing her improvisation and sketch-writing skills. After many theater productions, dozens of commercials and two films, including Jingle All the Way (1996), she moved to LA. Within a year, she landed ...

52. Kathryn Fiore

Actress | Mission: Impossible III

Kathryn Fiore was born on August 13, 1979 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Mission: Impossible III (2006), The Hottie & the Nottie (2008) and The Game Plan (2007). She has been married to Gabriel Tigerman since October 2008. They have one child.

53. Crista Flanagan

Actress | Mad Men

Crista Flanagan was born on February 24, 1976 in the small town of Mount Vernon, Illinois. Flanagan went on to the University of Evansville in Indiana, where she received a Bachelors Degree in Theatre. She proved even greater when she received her Masters Degree from The University of California, ...

54. Scott Blair

Actor | CollegeHumor Originals

Scott Blair is an actor and writer, known for CollegeHumor Originals (2006), Our RoboCop Remake (2014) and Cover Me (2010).

55. Tim Wilkime

Producer | alt.news 26:46

A graduate of Southern Illinois University of Carbondale, Tim Wilkerson is a director, writer, editor, motion graphics designer, and steadicam operator. The Chicago native is the creator of the sketch comedy group, Magic Hugs, with his good friend and college roommate Scott Blair. He shortly moved ...

56. Trey Parker

Music_department | South Park

Trey was born in Conifer, Colorado, on October 19, 1969 to Randy Parker, a geologist, and Sharon Parker, an insurance broker. He has an older sister, Shelley Parker. He met Matt Stone (co-creator of South Park (1997)) while attending the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he had a double ...

57. Matt Stone

Music_department | South Park

Matt Stone was born on May 26, 1971 in Houston, Texas, USA as Matthew Richard Stone. He is known for his work on South Park (1997), South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) and Team America: World Police (2004). He has been married to Angela Howard since 2008. They have two children.

58. Ryan Stiles

Actor | Hot Shots! Part Deux

It's not surprising that Ryan Stiles would feel comfortable doing a comedic turn in the role of Lewis, one of Drew Carey's ever-present friends in the new comedy The Drew Carey Show (1995). After all, the first job Stiles ever had was that of a stand-up comedian. Although he was a good student, ...

59. Greg Proops

Actor | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Greg Proops was born on October 3, 1959 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA as Gregory Everett Proops. He is an actor and writer, known for Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Brother Bear (2003). He has been married to Jennifer Canaga since February 14,...

60. Jillian Bell

Actress | 22 Jump Street

Jillian Bell was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She began studying improv at the age of eight. She graduated from Bishop Gorman High School in 2002, and then moved to Los Angeles, where she became a member of the Groundlings. She auditioned for Saturday Night Live, and though she did not join the ...

61. Drew Carey

Producer | The Drew Carey Show

Drew Carey was born on May 23, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Drew Allison Carey. He is a producer and actor, known for The Drew Carey Show (1995), Robots (2005) and Jack and Jill (2011).

62. Adam Pally

Actor | Iron Man Three

Adam Pally was born on March 18, 1982 in New York City, New York, USA as Adam Saul Pally. He is an actor and producer, known for Iron Man 3 (2013), Band Aid (2017) and Dirty Grandpa (2016). He has been married to Daniella Anne Liben since July 3, 2008.



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