Famous Stand-up Comedians - List of Famous Stand-up Comedians - page 7

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
Aisling BeaMarch 16, 1984IrishAisling Bea is an Irish actress, writer, and stand-up comedian
Vice GandaMarch 31, 1976FilipinosVice Ganda, is a Filipino multifaceted personality, excelling as a standup comedian, actor, TV presenter, recording artist and writer
Jerry SeinfeldApril 29, 1954AmericanJerry Seinfeld is an American stand-up comedian, producer and author
Michael BlacksonNovember 28, 1972Ghanaian, AmericanMichael Blackson is an Ghanian-American actor and stand-up comedian
Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson is an English actor and screenwriter, famous for his work in ‘Mr

BritishJanuary 6, 1955964 views

Lenny Bruce

Lenny Bruce was a notable American stand-up comedian, satirist, and social critic

AmericanOctober 13, 1925262 views

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers was an American actress, comedian, writer, producer and TV host

AmericanJune 8, 1933159 views

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey is a famous Canadian-American actor known for his exceptional performance in ‘The Truman Show’

CanadianJanuary 17, 1962243 views

Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld is an American stand-up comedian, producer and author

AmericanApril 29, 1954308 views

Jeff Foxworthy

Jeff Foxworthy is a much loved and respected stand-up comedian and actor

Dylan Moran

Dylan Moran is a stand-up comedian and actor best known for his observational comedy

IrishNovember 3, 1971748 views

Leigh Francis

Leigh Francis is a well-known British stand-up comedian, actor, producer, director, writer, and voice artist

BritishApril 30, 1973197 views

David Brenner

David Brenner was an American stand-up comedian, actor and author