Comedians

by nikosdend | created - 19 Jul 2014 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

1. 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.

2. John Mulaney

Actor | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

John Mulaney was born as John Edmund Mulaney. He is a writer and actor, known for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), Saturday Night Live (1975) and Mulaney (2014). He has been married to Annamarie Tendler since July 5, 2014.

3. 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 ...

4. Jim Jefferies

Writer | Legit

Jim Jefferies was born on February 4, 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Geoffrey James Nugent. He is a writer and producer, known for Legit (2013), Jim Jefferies: Freedumb (2016) and The Librarians (2014).

5. Bill Burr

Actor | Date Night

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. 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 ...

8. 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 ...

9. 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 ...

10. Bill Hicks

Producer | Ninja Bachelor Party

Born in Georgia but raised in Houston since the age of 7, this self-described "Prince of Darkness" was compelled to use the comedy stage as his philosophic soapbox. At 13, he would sneak out of his suburban house to hustle his way onto open-mike night rosters. In two brief decades, Hicks worked his...

11. 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. Bill Maher

Writer | Real Time with Bill Maher

Bill Maher was born William Maher in New York City, New York, and grew up in River Vale, New Jersey. His father, William Aloysius Maher, Jr., who was of Irish descent, was a radio announcer and news editor. His mother, Julie (Berman), was a nurse, who was from a Jewish family. Maher was raised in ...

13. Amy Schumer

Writer | Trainwreck

Amy Schumer was born on June 1, 1981 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Amy Beth Schumer. She is a writer and actress, known for Trainwreck (2015), I Feel Pretty (2018) and Snatched (2017). She has been married to Chris Fischer since February 13, 2018. They have one child.

14. Doug Stanhope

Actor | Louie

Doug Stanhope was born on March 25, 1967 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA as Douglas Gene Stanhope. He is a writer and actor, known for Louie (2010), Roseanne (1988) and Punching Henry (2016). He has been married to Renee Morrison since March 26, 2002.

15. Dylan Moran

Actor | Black Books

Irish comedian Dylan Moran was born in Navan, County Meath in 1971. Leaving school without any qualifications at age 16, Moran quickly became attracted to stand-up comedy and debuted, in 1992, at a comedy club in Dublin, The Comedy Cellar. A year later, he won the Channel Four comedy newcomer's "So...

16. Eddie Izzard

Actor | Ocean's Thirteen

Best-known for his surreal and digressive stand-up, British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard was born on February 7, 1962, in Aden, Yemen, where his English parents -- Dorothy Ella, a nurse and midwife, and Harold John Izzard, an accountant -- worked for British Petroleum.

Izzard worked as a street ...

17. 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 ...

18. Gilbert Gottfried

Actor | Aladdin

At the young age of 15, Gilbert Gottfried began doing stand-up at open mike nights in New York City and, after a few short years, became known around town as "the comedian's comedian". After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late-night ...

19. 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) ...

20. Mike Birbiglia

Self | Mike Birbiglia: The New One

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 ...

21. Simon Amstell

Writer | Benjamin

Amstell was born on 29 November 1979 and was raised in Gants Hill, London. The lively and determined chap made his first television appearance in 1993 when he appeared as a contestant on the Channel 4 game show GamesMaster (1992-1998), which he unfortunately lost, but this did not falter him on his...

22. Ricky Gervais

Writer | The Office

Ricky Dene Gervais was born in a suburb of Reading, Berkshire, to Eva Sophia (House) and Lawrence Raymond Gervais, who was a hod carrier and labourer. His father was born in Ontario, Canada, of French-Canadian descent, and his mother was English. He was educated at Ashmead Comprehensive School and ...

23. Donald Glover

Actor | Solo: A Star Wars Story

The multi-talented Donald Glover is a writer, actor, musician, comedian, producer and director, who performs under the stage names Childish Gambino and mcDJ. He was born Donald McKinley Glover at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and was raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His mother, Beverly (...

24. Colin Quinn

Actor | Trainwreck

Colin Quinn was born on June 6, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Colin Edward Quinn. He is an actor and writer, known for Trainwreck (2015), A Night at the Roxbury (1998) and Grown Ups (2010).

25. John Oliver

Writer | Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver was born on April 23, 1977 in Birmingham, England as John William Oliver. He is a writer and producer, known for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014), The Lion King (2019) and The Smurfs (2011). He has been married to Kate Norley since October 2011. They have two children.

26. Jon Stewart

Writer | The Daily Show

Jon Stewart was born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz in New York City, New York, to Marian (Laskin), a teacher, and Donald Leibowitz, a physics professor. His family is Ashkenazi Jewish (from Austria, Ukraine, Poland, and Belarus). Stewart moved to Lawrenceville, New Jersey during his childhood. He ...

27. Stephen Colbert

Writer | The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Stephen Tyrone Colbert (pronounced "col-BEAR") was born on May 13, 1964 in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. He is the son of Lorna Elizabeth (Tuck) and James William Colbert, Jr., a doctor and medical school dean at Yale, Saint Louis University, and MUSC. He is the ...

28. Kyle Kinane

Actor | Funny People

Kyle Kinane is an actor and writer, known for Funny People (2009), The House (2017) and Epic (2013).

29. Ali Wong

Writer | Ali Wong: Baby Cobra

Ali Wong was born on April 19, 1982 in San Francisco, California, USA as Alexandra Dawn Wong. She is an actress and writer, known for Ali Wong: Baby Cobra (2016), Always Be My Maybe (2019) and Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020). She has been married to Justin...

30. Norm MacDonald

Actor | Billy Madison

MacDonald was born Norman Gene MacDonald in Québec City, Québec on October 17, 1959. He began his career in stand-up comedy. MacDonald's first job was writing for The Dennis Miller Show (1992) and then Roseanne (1988). While writing for Roseanne (1988), he was noticed by Lorne Michaels, who liked ...

31. Chris Gethard

Actor | The Dictator

Chris Gethard was born as Christopher Paul Gethard. He is a writer and producer, known for The Dictator (2012), Don't Think Twice (2016) and The Other Guys (2010). He has been married to Hallie Bulleit since August 30, 2014.

32. Neal Brennan

Writer | Chappelle's Show

Neal Brennan is a writer and producer, known for Chappelle's Show (2003), Half Baked (1998) and Get Him to the Greek (2010).

33. Jen Kirkman

Writer | The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Jen Kirkman was born as Jennifer A. Kirkman. She is a writer and actress, known for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017), Home Again (2017) and Lez Chat (2010). She was previously married to Neil Mahoney.

34. Jerrod Carmichael

Actor | Neighbors

Jerrod Carmichael is a producer and writer, known for Neighbors (2014), Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) and The Carmichael Show (2015).

35. Hasan Minhaj

Actor | The Daily Show

Hasan Minhaj was born on September 23, 1985 in Davis, California, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996), 2017 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (2017) and Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King (2017). He has been married to Beena Patel since January ...

36. Hannah Gadsby

Writer | Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

Hannah Gadsby was born on January 12, 1978 in Smithton, Tasmania, Australia. She is a writer and actress, known for Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018), Please Like Me (2013) and The Librarians (2007).

37. Iliza Shlesinger

Actress | Spenser Confidential

Iliza Shlesinger was born as Iliza Vie Shlesinger. She is a writer and producer, known for Spenser Confidential (2020), Instant Family (2018) and Untitled Iliza Shlesinger Project. She has been married to Noah Galuten since May 12, 2018.

38. Gad Elmaleh

Actor | Hors de prix

Gad was born in Morocco in April 1971. His father was a mime. He was a student at Georges Bizet school and Lycée Lyautey in Casablanca but didn't like school much. In 1988, Gad left Casablanca to go to Montreal. He stayed there for 4 years, during which he was a political science student for one ...

39. James Acaster

Writer | We the Jury

James Acaster is a writer and actor, known for We the Jury (2016), Jury Duty and Sweet Home Ketteringa (2014).

40. Marlon Wayans

Actor | White Chicks

Marlon Wayans was born on July 23, 1972 in New York City, New York, USA as Marlon L. Wayans. He is an actor and writer, known for White Chicks (2004), Little Man (2006) and Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996). He was previously married to Angelica Zachary.

41. Hari Kondabolu

Actor | All About Steve

Hari Kondabolu is a writer and actor, known for All About Steve (2009), Manoj (2007) and Thin Skin (2019).

42. Stewart Lee

Writer | Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle

Stewart Lee was born on April 5, 1968 in Wellington, Shropshire, England. He is known for his work on Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle (2009), This Morning with Richard Not Judy (1998) and Kombat Opera Presents (2007). He has been married to Bridget Christie since 2006. They have two children.

43. 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.

44. 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.

45. Daniel Sloss

Writer | Daniel Sloss: X

Daniel Sloss is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning Scottish comedian, who released 2 hour-long comedy specials for Netflix in 2018 ("DARK" and "Jigsaw") and in 2019 released "Daniel Sloss: X" on HBO in USA & Canada. He has appeared on 'Conan' a record* number of times (* 8 sets to date ...

46. 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 ...

47. Greg Davies

Actor | The Inbetweeners Movie

Greg is the writer and star of critically lauded Channel 4 sitcom "Man Down". After playing infamously psychotic Head of Sixth Form 'Mr Gilbert' in "The Inbetweeners" (Channel 4) and its two spin off feature films, Greg went on to appear in BBC Three's Cuckoo alongside Andy Samberg and Taylor ...

48. Joe Rogan

Actor | NewsRadio

Joe Rogan was born on August 11, 1967 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Joseph J. Rogan. He is a writer and actor, known for NewsRadio (1995), Zookeeper (2011) and Here Comes the Boom (2012). He has been married to Jessica Rogan since 2009. They have three children.

49. Aziz Ansari

Actor | Parks and Recreation

Aziz Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina, to Fatima, a medical office worker, and Shoukath, a gastroenterologist. His family is from Tamil Nadu, India. He graduated from NYU as a business major in 2004. He graduated from the South Carolina Governor's School for Math and Science in ...

50. Bert Kreischer

Actor | The Shield

Spent six a half years at Florida State University. In 1997, Rolling Stone Magazine published "The Undergraduate", a 6-page article about him. Rolling Stone Magazine named Bert the "Number One Partier in the Nation". Oliver Stone optioned the writes to his life, book deals were offered, and a local...

51. Nate Bargatze

Writer | Untitled Nate Bargatze Project

Nate Bargatze is a writer and actor, known for Untitled Nate Bargatze Project (2020), The Standups (2017) and Maron (2013).

52. Chris Rock

Actor | Top Five

Christopher Julius Rock was born in Andrews, South Carolina and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of Rosalie (Tingman), a teacher and social worker for the mentally handicapped, and Julius Rock, a truck driver and newspaper deliveryman, whose own father was a preacher.

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53. Eddie Murphy

Actor | The Nutty Professor

Edward Regan Murphy was born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Lillian Lynch (born: Lillian Laney), a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer who was also an amateur comedian and actor. After his father died, his mother married Vernon Lynch, a foreman at a ...

54. Seth Meyers

Writer | Documentary Now!

Seth Meyers was born on December 28, 1973 in Bedford, New Hampshire, USA as Seth Adam Meyers. He is a writer and actor, known for Documentary Now! (2015), Saturday Night Live (1975) and New Year's Eve (2011). He has been married to Alexi Ashe Meyers since September 1, 2013. They have two children.

55. Vir Das

Actor | Delhi Belly

Vir Das was born in Dehradun, India. He was raised in Nigeria and studied at the Indian Language School in Lagos, Nigeria, as well as at The Lawrence School, Sanawar and in Delhi. He obtained a bachelor's degree from Knox College, Illinois, in Economics and Theatre with a concentration in ...

56. Jo Koy

Actor | Wake.

As one of today's premiere stand-up comics Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings performing at a Las Vegas coffee house. The comedian, who pulls inspiration from his family, specifically his son, sells-out arenas and theaters across the world.

In 2017, Koy broke a record for the most...

57. Adam Sandler

Actor | The Waterboy

Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith (Levine), a teacher at a nursery school, and Stanley Alan Sandler, an electrical engineer. He is of Russian Jewish descent. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took ...

58. Trevor Noah

Producer | The Daily Show

Trevor Noah was born on February 20, 1984 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a producer and writer, known for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996), Black Panther (2018) and Born a Crime.

59. Bryan Callen

Actor | Warrior

Born in Manila, Philippines, Bryan Callen made his television debut as a series regular on MADtv (1995) and the HBO prison series Oz (1997). He was recently seen as Kirstie Alley's wisecracking assistant on Showtime's comedy series Fat Actress (2005). Callen has appeared on several television ...

60. Katherine Ryan

Writer | The Duchess

Katherine Ryan is a Canadian comedian and TV personality, based in London England.

In her relatively short time as a professional stand-up, Katherine has performed at Yuk Yuks venues across Canada, clubs throughout England, the world famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles, and was featured on NBC's Last...

61. Kevin Smith

Producer | Clerks

Kevin Patrick Smith was born in Red Bank but grew up in Highlands, New Jersey, the son of Grace (Schultz) and Donald E. Smith, a postal worker. He is very proud of his native state; this fact can be seen in all of his movies. Kevin is of mostly German, with some Irish and English, ancestry.

His ...

62. Mohammed Amer

Actor | Ramy

Mohammed Amer is an actor and writer, known for Ramy (2019), American.ish and Crashing (2017).

63. Michelle Wolf

Actress | Horace and Pete

Michelle Wolf is a writer and actress, known for Horace and Pete (2016), The Oscars (2016) and Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014).

64. Ronny Chieng

Actor | Crazy Rich Asians

Ronny Chieng is a stand-up comedian. Ronny is a Chinese guy, born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S. and Singapore. He went to Australia to attend the University of Melbourne, and he graduated with a Degree in Commerce and a Degree in Law in 2009.

In 2012 Ronny ...

65. Ramy Youssef

Actor | Ramy

Ramy Youssef is an actor and writer, known for Ramy (2019), Why Him? (2016) and See Dad Run (2012).

66. 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 ...

67. Roy Wood Jr.

Actor | The Daily Show

Currently a correspondent on 'The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah', Roy has been described by the Hollywood Reporter as "A Standout", and Entertainment Weekly called his brand of thought provoking comedy as "charismatic crankiness". In 2016 'Variety' magazine named him one of 10 Comics to watch.

Prior to ...

68. Taylor Tomlinson

Writer | Untitled Taylor Tomlinson/ABC Project

Taylor Tomlinson is a writer and actress, known for Untitled Taylor Tomlinson/ABC Project, The Comedy Lineup (2018) and Playlist (2017).

69. Wanda Sykes

Actress | Monster-in-Law

Wanda Sykes has been called one of the funniest stand-up comics by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Her smart-witted stand-up has sent her career in many different areas.

She was recently seen in Comedy Central's Wanda Does It (2004), where she tried ...

70. Thomas Middleditch

Actor | The Final Girls

Thomas Middleditch was born on March 10, 1982 in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada as Thomas Steven Middleditch. He is known for his work on The Final Girls (2015), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). He has been married to Mollie Middleditch since August 22, ...

71. Ben Schwartz

Actor | Parks and Recreation

Ben Schwartz is known for playing Jean-Ralphio in the American comedy TV series "Parks and Recreation." He plays an annoying yet lovable character who thinks he is a player and a baller and often uses insurance money and his father's money to buy whatever he wants. Jean-Ralphio was created for ...



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