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Joe Rogan

Joseph James Rogan is an American comedian, podcast host, and mixed martial arts color commentator. He has also worked as a television host and an actor.

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Robin Williams

Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. He is often regarded by critics as one of the best comedians of all time. He was known for his improvisation skills, and the wide variety of memorable voices he created. He began performing stand-up comedy in San Francisco and Los Angeles during the mid-1970s, and rose to fame for playing the alien Mork in the sitcom Mork & Mindy (1978–1982).

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Donald Glover

Donald McKinley Glover Jr. is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, musician, and DJ. He performs music under the stage name Childish Gambino and as a DJ under the name mcDJ.

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Ricky Gervais

Ricky Dene Gervais is an English stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, and singer.

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Steve Harvey

Broderick Stephen Harvey is an American comedian, television host, producer, radio personality, actor and author. He hosts The Steve Harvey Morning Show, the Steve talk show, Family Feud, Celebrity Family Feud, Little Big Shots and its spinoff Little Big Shots: Forever Young, Steve Harvey's Funderdome, Showtime at the Apollo and since 2015, the Miss Universe pageant.

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Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail Ali Nanjiani is a Pakistani-American stand-up comedian, actor, podcast host, and writer. He is best known for writing and starring in the romantic comedy The Big Sick (2017) and for being a main cast member on HBO's comedy series Silicon Valley (2014–2019). For writing the former with his wife Emily V. Gordon, Nanjiani was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. In 2018, Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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Pete Davidson

Peter Michael Davidson is an American comedian, actor, writer and producer. He is a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Davidson has also appeared on the MTV shows Guy Code, Wild 'n Out, and Failosophy. He has performed stand-up comedy on Adam DeVine's House Party, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, and guest-starred in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In 2020, he co-wrote and starred in the semi-autobiographical dramady film The King of Staten Island.

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Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah is a South African comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. He is the host of The Daily Show, an American satirical news program on Comedy Central.

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Russell Brand

Russell Edward Brand is an English comedian, actor, radio host, author, and activist.

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Richard Lewis

Richard Philip Lewis is an American stand-up comedian and actor.

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Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard is an English stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and political activist. Her comedic style takes the form of rambling whimsical monologues and self-referential pantomime.

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Don Rickles

Donald Jay Rickles was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. He is widely regarded as being one of the best insult comics of all time. His prominent film roles included Run Silent, Run Deep (1958) with Clark Gable and Kelly's Heroes (1970) with Clint Eastwood, and beginning in 1976 he enjoyed a two-year run starring in the NBC television sitcom C.P.O. Sharkey.

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George Carlin

George Denis Patrick Carlin was an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and social critic.

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Louis C.K.

Louis Székely, better known by his stage name Louis C.K., is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and filmmaker. In 2012, C.K. won a Peabody Award and has received six Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as numerous awards for The Chris Rock Show, Louie, and his stand-up specials Live at the Beacon Theater (2011) and Oh My God (2013). He has won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album twice. Rolling Stone ranked C.K.'s stand-up special Shameless number three on their "Divine Comedy: 25 Best Stand-Up Specials and Movies of All Time" list and ranked him fourth on its 2017 list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.

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Stephen Merchant

Stephen James Merchant is an English writer, director, radio presenter, comedian, and actor.