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.
Pete DavidsonPete Davidson

16 November 1993

Kevin HartKevin Hart

06 July 1979

Amy SchumerAmy Schumer

01 June 1981

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler

09 September 1966

Jim CarreyJim Carrey

17 January 1962

Bill CosbyBill Cosby

12 July 1937

Seth RogenSeth Rogen

15 April 1982

Tim AllenTim Allen

13 June 1953

Bill HaderBill Hader

07 June 1978

Steve MartinSteve Martin

14 August 1945

Nick KrollNick Kroll

05 June 1978

Jerry SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld

29 April 1954

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Lenny BruceLenny Bruce

13 October 1925

Chris RockChris Rock

07 February 1965

Louis CKLouis C.K.

12 September 1967

Martin LawrenceMartin Lawrence

16 April 1965

Josh PeckJosh Peck

10 November 1986

Chris TuckerChris Tucker

31 August 1971

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Bob SagetBob Saget

17 May 1956

Joey DiazJoey Diaz

19 February 1963

Joan RiversJoan Rivers

08 June 1933

Cecily StrongCecily Strong

08 February 1984

Bill HicksBill Hicks

16 December 1961

Christopher Ryan HardwickChris Hardwick

23 November 1971

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Freddie PrinzeFreddie Prinze

22 June 1954

Katt WilliamsKatt Williams

02 September 1971

Garry ShandlingGarry Shandling

29 November 1949

Richard BelzerRichard Belzer

04 August 1944

Carrot TopCarrot Top

25 February 1965

Kevin PollakKevin Pollak

30 October 1957

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Larry the Cable GuyLarry the Cable Guy

17 February 1963

Mike EppsMike Epps

18 November 1970

Marc MaronMarc Maron

27 September 1963

Trixie MattelTrixie Mattel

23 August 1989

Jonathan WintersJonathan Winters

11 November 1925

Lou CostelloLou Costello

06 March 1906

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Jeff FoxworthyJeff Foxworthy

06 September 1958

Faizon LoveFaizon Love

14 June 1968

Charlotte RaeCharlotte Rae

22 April 1926

Michael BlacksonMichael Blackson

28 November 1972

Chico BeanChico Bean

20 February 1987

Esther PovitskyEsther Povitsky

02 March 1988

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Hal SparksHal Sparks

25 September 1969

Shelby ChongShelby Chong

01 February 1948

Brian QuinnBrian Quinn

14 March 1976

Deshae FrostDeshae Frost

09 January 2001

David SoDavid So

30 March 1988

Brandon T JacksonBrandon T Jackson

07 March 1984

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Matt RifeMatt Rife

10 September 1995

Timothy Lee ReidTimothy Lee Reid

19 December 1944

Nipsey RussellNipsey Russell

15 September 1918

Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr

24 January 1967

Carlos AlazraquiCarlos Alazraqui

20 July 1962

Susie EssmanSusie Essman

31 May 1955

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Tony RockTony Rock

30 June 1974

Vernon ChatmanVernon Chatman

31 October 1972

Jim MeskimenJim Meskimen

10 September 1959

Joe MandeJoe Mande

16 March 1983

Allan HaveyAllan Havey

19 September 1954

Benjamin WalkerBenjamin Walker

21 June 1982

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Gary OwenGary Owen
Ronald  WhiteRonald White

18 December 1956