logo

SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE

Stand-up comedians

Popular in this category (375)

TV, Entertainment, Sports, Business and economy

Joe Rogan

Joseph James Rogan is an American stand-up comedian, martial arts color commentator and podcast host. He is a co-owner and business partner, alongside Aubrey Marcus who is the CEO, of the supplement, fitness and weight lifting company 'Onnit'. A fan of comedy since his youth, Rogan began a career in stand-up in August 1988 in the Boston area, developing a blue comedy act. He moved to New York City two years later.

Movies, Music, Entertainment, Art

Jenny Slate

Jenny Sarah Slate is an American stand-up comedian, actress and author, best known for her role as Mona Lisa Saperstein on Parks and Recreation as well as being the co-creator of the Marcel the Shell with Shoes On short films and children's book series. She was a cast member on Saturday Night Live for the 2009/10 season and appeared in shows such as House of Lies, Married, Bob's Burgers, Hello Ladies, Kroll Show, Bored to Death, and Girls, as well as movies like Zootopia, The Secret Life of Pets, and Despicable Me 3. Slate played the lead role in the 2014 film Obvious Child, and in 2016 she was in Brain on Fire.

Movies, TV, Entertainment, Art

Jerry Seinfeld

Jerome Allen Seinfeld is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. He is known for playing himself in the sitcom Seinfeld, which he created and wrote with Larry David. As a stand-up comedian, Seinfeld specializes in observational comedy; in 2005, Comedy Central named Seinfeld the "12th Greatest Stand-up Comedian of All Time."

Movies, TV, Entertainment, Business and economy

Jo Brand

Josephine Grace Brand is an English comedian, writer and actress. Starting her entertainment career with a move from psychiatric nursing to the alternative comedy stand-up scene and early performances on Saturday Live, she went on to appear on The Brain Drain, Channel 4's Jo Brand Through the Cakehole, Getting On and various television appearances including as a regular guest on QI, Have I Got News for You and Would I Lie to You?. She is currently the presenter of The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice. In 2003, Brand was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy.

Movies, TV, Entertainment, Art, Business and economy

George Carlin

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

Movies, TV, Entertainment, Art

Louis C.K.

Louis Székely, better known by his stage name Louis C.K., is an American-Mexican 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.

TV, Entertainment

Bill Burr

William Frederic Burr is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, writer, musician, producer, podcaster and social critic. He has released six stand-up specials. Outside of stand-up, he is known for hosting the Monday Morning Podcast, as a regular cast member of Chappelle's Show, playing Patrick Kuby in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad, and creating and starring in the Netflix animated sitcom F Is for Family. Burr also co-founded the All Things Comedy network.

TV, Entertainment, Business and economy

Greg Davies

Gregory Daniel Davies is a Welsh-born, English stand-up comedian, actor, and former secondary school teacher. He is best known for his roles as Greg in We Are Klang, Mr. Gilbert in The Inbetweeners, Ken Thompson in Cuckoo, as the Taskmaster in Taskmaster, and Man Down playing Dan Davies, as well as for guest appearances on Mock the Week, Would I Lie to You?, and Fast and Loose. He has also performed on the Live at the Apollo series.

Movies, Music, Entertainment, Art

Ricky Gervais

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

TV, Entertainment, Art

Bryan Callen

Bryan Christopher Callen is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and podcaster. He studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Callen initiated his career as one of the original cast members on the sketch comedy series MADtv. Callen is co-host of the podcast The Fighter and the Kid, alongside Brendan Schaub.

Movies, Music, Entertainment, Art, Business and economy

Bill Hicks

William Melvin Hicks was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist and musician. His material, encompassing a wide range of social issues including religion, politics, and philosophy, was controversial, and often steeped in dark comedy.

Movies, TV, Entertainment, Business and economy

Norm Macdonald

Norman Gene Macdonald is a Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, producer and actor. He is known for his five seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, which included anchoring Weekend Update for three years. Early in his career, he wrote for the sitcom Roseanne and made appearances on shows including The Drew Carey Show and NewsRadio. He starred in The Norm Show from 1999 to 2001. Paste named him #31 on their The 50 Best Stand-up Comics of All Time.

Movies, Music, TV, Entertainment, Art, Business and economy

Don Rickles

Donald Jay Rickles was an American stand-up comedian, actor and author. He became well known as an insult comic. 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.

Movies, TV, Entertainment, Business and economy

Jimmy Carr

James Anthony Patrick Carr is a British stand-up comedian, presenter, writer, and actor who holds both British and Irish citizenship. He is known for his deadpan delivery, dark humour, and heckler interaction. Carr moved to a career in comedy in 2000.

TV, Entertainment

Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail Nanjiani is a Pakistani-American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and podcast host. Nanjiani is best known for being a main cast member on HBO's Emmy Award-nominated series Silicon Valley, as well as for providing the voice of Prismo on the Emmy Award-winning animated series Adventure Time. He starred on the TNT series Franklin & Bash and the Adult Swim series Newsreaders. Nanjiani also co-hosted the Comedy Central show The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. In addition to his television and film work, he hosted two podcasts: The Indoor Kids and The X-Files Files.