Famous Black Comedians - List of Famous Black Comedians

Comedy has always been a way of life for the Blacks and from the earliest known time comedy was used as an outlet to voice different opinions. Wit had been used as an aide to shed light on grave issues that were otherwise forgotten, and the Blacks gained much popularity for their comedic sense ever since the black-and-white age. Making generations of people laugh with their hilarious, relatable experiences these famous Black comedians have turned their hobby into a full-time career, paving way for the future generation to do achieve the same level of success that they have earned. Famous Black comedians like Bill Cosby, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Eddie Murphy, and Steve Harvey are known to be the Black legends of comedy, with millions vouching for them worldwide. Their side-splitting performances are witnessed both in front of a live audience and some have even had the opportunity to work in the movies. These famous Black comedians have definitely raised the bar not only for the Blacks but also for everyone associated with the comedy industry. Keep reading to find out more about these jokesters!

These famous Black comedians have definitely raised the bar not only for the Blacks but also for everyone associated with the comedy industry.

The Most Famous Black Comedians

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Bernie MacOctober 5, 1957AmericanBernie Mac was an American comedian, actor and voiceover artist, famous for his television show ‘The Bernie Mac Show’
Will SmithSeptember 25, 1968AmericanWill Smith is a famous American actor and singer, who is known for his performances in movies like ‘I am Legend’ and ‘Hancock’
Eddie MurphyApril 3, 1961AmericanEddie Murphy is an American comedian and actor, known for his witty sense of humor and inspiring characters
Dave ChappelleAugust 24, 1973AmericanDave Chappelle is a famous American comedian, producer and actor
Jamie FoxxDecember 13, 1967AmericanJamie Foxx is a multifaceted entertainer and an Academy Award winner
Martin LawrenceApril 16, 1965AmericanMartin Lawrence is an American actor, producer, stand-up comedian, and a writer
Flip WilsonDecember 8, 1933AmericanFlip Wilson was an American comedian and actor
Wanda SykesMarch 7, 1964AmericanWanda Sykes is a comedian and actress, ranked among the 25 funniest people in America
Katt WilliamsSeptember 2, 1971AmericanKatt Williams is a noted American stand-up comedian and actor who is best known for his role as Money Mike in ‘Friday After Next’
Damon WayansSeptember 4, 1960AmericanDamon Kyle Wayans, Sr
Maya Rudolph

Maya Rudolph

Maya Khabira Rudolph is a popular American actress, musician and comedian

AmericanJuly 27, 1972132 views

Mike Epps

Mike Epps is an American stand-up comedian, writer, rapper and actor

AmericanNovember 18, 1970128 views

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg is one of the most successful and established African American actresses

AmericanNovember 13, 1955125 views

Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes is a comedian and actress, ranked among the 25 funniest people in America

AmericanMarch 7, 1964215 views

Will Smith

Will Smith is a famous American actor and singer, who is known for his performances in movies like ‘I am Legend’ and ‘Hancock’

AmericanSeptember 25, 1968318 views

Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence is an American actor, producer, stand-up comedian, and a writer

AmericanApril 16, 1965225 views

Bernie Mac

Bernie Mac was an American comedian, actor and voiceover artist, famous for his television show ‘The Bernie Mac Show’

AmericanOctober 5, 1957378 views

Katt Williams

Katt Williams is a noted American stand-up comedian and actor who is best known for his role as Money Mike in ‘Friday After Next’

Damon Wayans

Damon Kyle Wayans, Sr

Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx is a multifaceted entertainer and an Academy Award winner

AmericanDecember 13, 1967237 views