Famous Stand-up Comedians - List of Famous Stand-up Comedians

Stand-up comedians are the professional performers who tell jokes and perform comical acts in front of a live audience, usually speaking directly to them. These comedians usually recite humorous stories, jokes and one-liners to the audience, pausing in between for a few seconds to allow for audience reaction. Stand-up comedy is very popular in comedy clubs, bars, colleges and theaters, and the comedians may use props, music, and magic tricks to make their routines more interesting. Being a stand-up comedian is a high pressure job as the comedians are expected to keep the audience laughing steadily throughout the performance. Eric and Ernie, a British comic double act who worked in variety, radio, film and television were considered "the most illustrious, and the best-loved, double-act that Britain has ever produced". Peter Sellers and Tommy Cooper followed in their footsteps to establish themselves as hilarious stand-ups who were much loved by the audiences. Their American counterparts like Jackie "Moms" Mabley and Jack Benny touched the heights of popularity with their excellent comic timing and delivery of jokes. Chris Rock, Joe Rogan, and David Cross are popular stand-up comedians of the contemporary time. This section provides you information about the life and works of various Stand-up comedians from all over the world.

The Most Famous Stand-up Comedians

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Deshae FrostJanuary 9, 2001AmericanDeshae Frost is an American stand-up comedian and actor
Jack DeeSeptember 24, 1961BritishJack Dee is an English stand-up comedian, actor and writer
Rowan AtkinsonJanuary 6, 1955BritishRowan Atkinson is an English actor and screenwriter, famous for his work in ‘Mr
Dylan MoranNovember 3, 1971IrishDylan Moran is a stand-up comedian and actor best known for his observational comedy
Brian QuinnMarch 14, 1976AmericanBrian Quinn (Q) is an American comedian
Bill HaderJune 7, 1978AmericanBill Hader is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, producer, and writer
Jerry SeinfeldApril 29, 1954AmericanJerry Seinfeld is an American stand-up comedian, producer and author
Aisling BeaMarch 16, 1984IrishAisling Bea is an Irish actress, writer, and stand-up comedian
Michael BlacksonNovember 28, 1972Ghanaian, AmericanMichael Blackson is an Ghanian-American actor and stand-up comedian
Sarah SilvermanDecember 1, 1970AmericanSarah Silverman is a stand-up comedienne known for her performances in television shows and films
Lou Costello

Lou Costello

Louis Francis ‘Lou’ Cristillo, better known by stage name Lou Costello, was a famous American burlesque comedian and actor

AmericanMarch 6, 1906222 views

Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly is a Scottish actor, musician and stand-up comedian

ScottishNovember 24, 1942185 views

Bill Hicks

Bill Hicks was an American stand-up comedian and social critic, one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century

Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler is an American actor and comedian known for his roles in films like ‘Punch-Drunk Love’ and ‘The Wedding Singer’

Louis C.K.

Louis C.K

AmericanSeptember 12, 1967149 views

Mitch Hedberg

Mitch Hedberg was an American stand-up comedian who made a career out of making people smile and laugh

AmericanFebruary 24, 1968124 views

David Spade

David Spade is an American actor and television personality

AmericanJuly 22, 1964246 views

Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen is a Canadian actor and director best known for his comedic roles

CanadianApril 15, 1982169 views

Thomas F. Wilson

Thomas F Wilson is an established artist of varied disciplines

AmericanApril 15, 1959143 views

Mike Epps

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

AmericanNovember 18, 1970128 views