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
Kevin HartKevin Hart
06 July 1979
Comedian

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962
Actor

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

Jerry SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld
29 April 1954
 

Pete DavidsonPete Davidson
16 November 1993
Stand-up Comedian
Louis CKLouis C.K.
12 September 1967
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer

Bill HaderBill Hader
07 June 1978
Comedian

Amy SchumerAmy Schumer
01 June 1981
Stand-up Comedian, Actress

Bill CosbyBill Cosby
12 July 1937
Comedian
Nipsey RussellNipsey Russell
15 September 1918
Stand-up Comedian

Steve MartinSteve Martin
14 August 1945
Comedian
Tim AllenTim Allen
13 June 1953
Actor, Comedian

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Garry ShandlingGarry Shandling
29 November 1949
Stand-up Comedian
Chris RockChris Rock
07 February 1965
Standup Comedian, Actor

Rodney DangerfieldRodney Dangerfield
22 November 1921
Actor, Comedian
Nick KrollNick Kroll
05 June 1978
Actor

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933
Actress

Lenny BruceLenny Bruce
13 October 1925
Standup Comedian
Martin LawrenceMartin Lawrence
16 April 1965
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

Freddie PrinzeFreddie Prinze
22 June 1954
Actor

Joey DiazJoey Diaz
19 February 1963
Actor
Bill HicksBill Hicks
16 December 1961
Comedian
Bob SagetBob Saget
17 May 1956
Stand-up Comedian

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

Mike EppsMike Epps
18 November 1970
Stand-up Comedian

Katt WilliamsKatt Williams
02 September 1971
Stand-up Comedian, Actor
Carrot TopCarrot Top
25 February 1965
 

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Richard BelzerRichard Belzer
04 August 1944
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Author

Trixie MattelTrixie Mattel
23 August 1989
Drag Queen

Marc MaronMarc Maron
27 September 1963
Stand-up Comedian

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

Karen KilgariffKaren Kilgariff
11 May 1970
Actress
Jeff FoxworthyJeff Foxworthy
06 September 1958
Comedian

Jonathan WintersJonathan Winters
11 November 1925
Comedian, Actor

Krista AllenKrista Allen
05 April 1971
Actress
Lou CostelloLou Costello
06 March 1906
Actor

Paul Walter HauserPaul Walter Hauser
15 October 1986
Actor
Michael BlacksonMichael Blackson
28 November 1972
Actor

Charlotte RaeCharlotte Rae
22 April 1926
Actress

Faizon LoveFaizon Love
14 June 1968
Actor, Comedian

Jo Anne WorleyJo Anne Worley
06 September 1936
Actress

Chico BeanChico Bean
20 February 1987
Stand-up Comedian
Edie McClurgEdie McClurg
23 July 1945
Actress Stand-up comedian

Sheryl UnderwoodSheryl Underwood
28 October 1963
Comedian

Larry HovisLarry Hovis
20 February 1936
Singer

Hal SparksHal Sparks
25 September 1969
Actor
Larry StorchLarry Storch
08 January 1923
Actor

Shelby ChongShelby Chong
01 February 1948
Comedian
Esther PovitskyEsther Povitsky
02 March 1988
Actress

Dave MaddenDave Madden
17 December 1931
Actor

Shirley HemphillShirley Hemphill
01 July 1947
Comedian
Brian QuinnBrian Quinn
14 March 1976
Comedian, Actor

Totie FieldsTotie Fields
07 May 1930
Comedian
Deshae FrostDeshae Frost
09 January 2001
Stand-up Comedian

Godfrey CambridgeGodfrey Cambridge
26 February 1933
Actor

David SoDavid So
30 March 1988
Actor
Brandon T JacksonBrandon T Jackson
07 March 1984
Stand-up Comedian

Matt RifeMatt Rife
10 September 1995
Comedian, Actor
Timothy Lee ReidTimothy Lee Reid
19 December 1944
Actor

Sebastian ManiscalcoSebastian Maniscalco
30 June 1973
Comedians

Zach GalifianakisZach Galifianakis
01 October 1969
Actor

Bill BurrBill Burr
10 June 1968
Stand-up comedian
Jim GaffiganJim Gaffigan
07 July 1966
Stand-up comedian
Ralphie MayRalphie May
17 February 1972
Comedian

Andrew Dice ClayAndrew Dice Clay
29 September 1957
Comedian

Bryan CallenBryan Callen
26 January 1967
Comedian

Brad GarrettBrad Garrett
14 April 1960
Stand-up comedian
Jeff GarlinJeff Garlin
05 June 1962
Comedian

Louie AndersonLouie Anderson
24 March 1953
Comedian

Bert KreischerBert Kreischer
03 November 1972
Stand-up comedian

Ron WhiteRon White
18 December 1956
Stand-up comedian

Blake ClarkBlake Clark
02 February 1946
Stand-up comedian
Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
24 January 1967
Stand-up comedian, Actor, Film director,

Bobby LeeBobby Lee
17 September 1972
Actor
Greg GiraldoGreg Giraldo
10 December 1965
Stand-up comedian

Jamie KennedyJamie Kennedy
25 May 1970
Comedian

Orson BeanOrson Bean
22 July 1928
Actor
Colin QuinnColin Quinn
06 June 1959
Stand-up Comedians

Gary MortonGary Morton
19 December 1924
Comedians
Carlos AlazraquiCarlos Alazraqui
20 July 1962
Stand-up comedian, Actor, Voice actor, Comedian

Daniel ToshDaniel Tosh
29 May 1975
Comedian

Eddie GriffinEddie Griffin
15 July 1968
Actor

Orlando JonesOrlando Jones
10 April 1968
Comedians
Jim BreuerJim Breuer
21 June 1967
Stand-up comedian

Stephen RannazzisiStephen Rannazzisi
04 July 1977
Actor
King Kong BundyKing Kong Bundy
07 November 1957
Wrestler

Bill EngvallBill Engvall
27 July 1957
Actor,
Mark Boone JuniorMark Boone Junior
17 March 1955
Actor

Lil DuvalLil Duval
12 June 1977
Comedian
Jimmy DoreJimmy Dore
26 July 1965
Comedian