You can spot them cracking up the crowd in the pub, sending the audience on a hysterical frenzy on your TV, or getting a packed arena guffawing wild. Meet entertainment's new stage moguls – stand-up comedians! They are the next wave of mic-wielding LOL merchants. There is little denying that standup comedians are the biggest fun in the entertainment circuit. And with the trade experiencing a boom period, there is little stopping them now from tickling world's ribs. They are the boundary breakers, keepers of real freedom of speech. They take some of the vilest and unsettling aspects of human nature and turn it into thought-provoking -- or at least spit-take-provoking -- laughter. While comedy is very, very subjective, there are certain things that makes stand-up act so entertaining. America has seen different types of comedians who have stepped behind a microphone over the years. We bring you a collection of biographies of some of the greatest American stand-up comedians in history. Explore the section for timelines, life stories and interesting trivia & facts related to their lives.
Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966
Actor
Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962
Actor

Lenny BruceLenny Bruce
13 October 1925
Standup Comedian

Kevin HartKevin Hart
06 July 1979
Comedian

Pete DavidsonPete Davidson
16 November 1993
Stand-up Comedian

Tim AllenTim Allen
13 June 1953
Actor, Comedian
Bill HaderBill Hader
07 June 1978
Comedian

Seth RogenSeth Rogen
15 April 1982
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director

Steve MartinSteve Martin
14 August 1945
Comedian
Bill CosbyBill Cosby
12 July 1937
Comedian

Nipsey RussellNipsey Russell
15 September 1918
Stand-up Comedian
Paul Walter HauserPaul Walter Hauser
15 October 1986
Actor

Louis CKLouis C.K.
12 September 1967
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer

Jerry SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld
29 April 1954
 

Richard Pryor Richard Pryor
01 December 1940
Comedian

Chris RockChris Rock
07 February 1965
Standup Comedian, Actor
Amy SchumerAmy Schumer
01 June 1981
Stand-up Comedian, Actress

Nick KrollNick Kroll
05 June 1978
Actor

Martin LawrenceMartin Lawrence
16 April 1965
Actor, Comedian

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933
Actress
Rodney DangerfieldRodney Dangerfield
22 November 1921
Actor, Comedian

Chris TuckerChris Tucker
31 August 1971
Actor, Comedian
Cecily StrongCecily Strong
08 February 1984
Actress

Josh PeckJosh Peck
10 November 1986
Actor & Stand-up Comedian

Joey DiazJoey Diaz
19 February 1963
Actor
Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Freddie PrinzeFreddie Prinze
22 June 1954
Actor
Bob SagetBob Saget
17 May 1956
Stand-up Comedian

Christopher Ryan HardwickChris Hardwick
23 November 1971
Stand-up Comedian, Actor

Katt WilliamsKatt Williams
02 September 1971
Stand-up Comedian, Actor
Garry ShandlingGarry Shandling
29 November 1949
Stand-up Comedian

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Richard BelzerRichard Belzer
04 August 1944
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Author
Bill HicksBill Hicks
16 December 1961
Comedian

Mike EppsMike Epps
18 November 1970
Stand-up Comedian

Marc MaronMarc Maron
27 September 1963
Stand-up Comedian

Carrot TopCarrot Top
25 February 1965
 
Kevin PollakKevin Pollak
30 October 1957
Actor
Larry the Cable GuyLarry the Cable Guy
17 February 1963
Stand-up comedian, Actor, Voice Actor

Trixie MattelTrixie Mattel
23 August 1989
Drag Queen

Jonathan WintersJonathan Winters
11 November 1925
Comedian, Actor

Karen KilgariffKaren Kilgariff
11 May 1970
Actress
Faizon LoveFaizon Love
14 June 1968
Actor, Comedian

Krista AllenKrista Allen
05 April 1971
Actress

Jeff FoxworthyJeff Foxworthy
06 September 1958
Comedian

Michael BlacksonMichael Blackson
28 November 1972
Actor

Charlotte RaeCharlotte Rae
22 April 1926
Actress
Lou CostelloLou Costello
06 March 1906
Actor

Chico BeanChico Bean
20 February 1987
Stand-up Comedian
Hal SparksHal Sparks
25 September 1969
Actor

Edie McClurgEdie McClurg
23 July 1945
Actress Stand-up comedian

Larry StorchLarry Storch
08 January 1923
Actor
Sheryl UnderwoodSheryl Underwood
28 October 1963
Comedian

Larry HovisLarry Hovis
20 February 1936
Singer
Esther PovitskyEsther Povitsky
02 March 1988
Actress

Jo Anne WorleyJo Anne Worley
06 September 1936
Actress

Shirley HemphillShirley Hemphill
01 July 1947
Comedian

Dave MaddenDave Madden
17 December 1931
Actor

Brian QuinnBrian Quinn
14 March 1976
Comedian, Actor
Shelby ChongShelby Chong
01 February 1948
Comedian

Totie FieldsTotie Fields
07 May 1930
Comedian

Godfrey CambridgeGodfrey Cambridge
26 February 1933
Actor

David SoDavid So
30 March 1988
Actor
Matt RifeMatt Rife
10 September 1995
Comedian, Actor

Brandon T JacksonBrandon T Jackson
07 March 1984
Stand-up Comedian
Deshae FrostDeshae Frost
09 January 2001
Stand-up Comedian

Timothy Lee ReidTimothy Lee Reid
19 December 1944
Actor

Joe RoganJoe Rogan
11 August 1967
Stand-up Comedians
Orson BeanOrson Bean
22 July 1928
Actor

Bill BurrBill Burr
10 June 1968
Stand-up comedian
T.J. MillerT.J. Miller
04 June 1981
Actor

Ali WongAli Wong
19 April 1982
Actress

Chris D'EliaChris D'Elia
29 March 1980
Comedian
Ralphie MayRalphie May
17 February 1972
Comedian

Nikki GlaserNikki Glaser
01 June 1984
Stand-up comedian
Sebastian ManiscalcoSebastian Maniscalco
30 June 1973
Comedians

Michelle WolfMichelle Wolf
21 June 1985
Comedian

George WallaceGeorge Wallace
21 July 1952
Comedian

Zach GalifianakisZach Galifianakis
01 October 1969
Actor
Jeff GarlinJeff Garlin
05 June 1962
Comedian
Brendan SchaubBrendan Schaub
18 March 1983
Stand-up comedian

Michael RichardsMichael Richards
24 July 1949
Actor

Jim GaffiganJim Gaffigan
07 July 1966
Stand-up comedian

Jake LaMottaJake LaMotta
10 July 1922
Boxer
Jo KoyJo Koy
02 June 1971
Stand-up Comedian

Bryan CallenBryan Callen
26 January 1967
Comedian

Brad GarrettBrad Garrett
14 April 1960
Stand-up comedian

Cheech MarinCheech Marin
13 July 1946
Comedian

AntAnt
22 August 1967
Comedian
Melissa VillaseñorMelissa Villaseñor
09 October 1987
Actress

Bert KreischerBert Kreischer
03 November 1972
Stand-up comedian
RettaRetta
12 April 1970
Stand-up Comedian

Hannibal BuressHannibal Buress
04 February 1983
Comedian
Andrew Dice ClayAndrew Dice Clay
29 September 1957
Comedian
Theo VonTheo Von
19 March 1980
Comedian