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
Stand-up Comedian
Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966
Actor

John MulaneyJohn Mulaney
26 August 1982
Comedian

Kevin HartKevin Hart
06 July 1979
Comedian

Tim AllenTim Allen
13 June 1953
Actor

Phil HartmanPhil Hartman
24 September 1948
Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian
Bill CosbyBill Cosby
12 July 1937
Comedian

Sarah SilvermanSarah Silverman
01 December 1970
Stand-up Comedian

Richard Pryor Richard Pryor
01 December 1940
Comedian
Steve MartinSteve Martin
14 August 1945
Comedian

Chris RockChris Rock
07 February 1965
Standup Comedian, Actor
Stephen ColbertStephen Colbert
13 May 1964
American comedian

Larry DavidLarry David
02 July 1947
 

Jerry SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld
29 April 1954
 

Nick KrollNick Kroll
05 June 1978
Actor

Bill HaderBill Hader
07 June 1978
Comedian
Louis CKLouis C.K.
12 September 1967
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer

Martin LawrenceMartin Lawrence
16 April 1965
Actor, Comedian

Patton OswaltPatton Oswalt
27 January 1969
Stand-up Comedian

Rodney DangerfieldRodney Dangerfield
22 November 1921
Actor, Comedian
Cecily StrongCecily Strong
08 February 1984
Actress

Amy SchumerAmy Schumer
01 June 1981
Stand-up Comedian, Actress
Chris TuckerChris Tucker
31 August 1971
Actor, Comedian

Freddie PrinzeFreddie Prinze
22 June 1954
Actor

Bob SagetBob Saget
17 May 1956
Stand-up Comedian
Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933
Actress
Lenny BruceLenny Bruce
13 October 1925
Standup Comedian

Larry the Cable GuyLarry the Cable Guy
17 February 1963
Stand-up comedian, Actor, Voice Actor

Joey DiazJoey Diaz
19 February 1963
Actor
Paul Walter HauserPaul Walter Hauser
15 October 1986
Actor

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Josh PeckJosh Peck
10 November 1986
Actor & Stand-up Comedian
Faizon LoveFaizon Love
14 June 1968
Actor, Comedian

Timothy Lee ReidTimothy Lee Reid
19 December 1944
Actor

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

Garry ShandlingGarry Shandling
29 November 1949
Stand-up Comedian
Christopher Ryan HardwickChris Hardwick
23 November 1971
Stand-up Comedian, Actor
Katt WilliamsKatt Williams
02 September 1971
Stand-up Comedian, Actor

Bill HicksBill Hicks
16 December 1961
Comedian

Trixie MattelTrixie Mattel
23 August 1989
Drag Queen

Marc MaronMarc Maron
27 September 1963
Stand-up Comedian
Kevin PollakKevin Pollak
30 October 1957
Actor

Artie LangeArtie Lange
11 October 1967
Comedian

Carrot TopCarrot Top
25 February 1965
 

Brian QuinnBrian Quinn
14 March 1976
Comedian, Actor

Mike EppsMike Epps
18 November 1970
Stand-up Comedian
Jonathan WintersJonathan Winters
11 November 1925
Comedian, Actor

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

Deon ColeDeon Cole
09 January 1972
Comedian

Charlotte RaeCharlotte Rae
22 April 1926
Actress
Jeff FoxworthyJeff Foxworthy
06 September 1958
Comedian

Nipsey RussellNipsey Russell
15 September 1918
Stand-up Comedian
Larry StorchLarry Storch
08 January 1923
Actor

Edie McClurgEdie McClurg
23 July 1945
Actress Stand-up comedian

Brandon T JacksonBrandon T Jackson
07 March 1984
Stand-up Comedian

Larry HovisLarry Hovis
20 February 1936
Singer

Michael BlacksonMichael Blackson
28 November 1972
Actor
Sheryl UnderwoodSheryl Underwood
28 October 1963
Comedian

Karen KilgariffKaren Kilgariff
11 May 1970
Actress

Hal SparksHal Sparks
25 September 1969
Actor

Esther PovitskyEsther Povitsky
02 March 1988
Actress
Jo Anne WorleyJo Anne Worley
06 September 1936
Actress

Greg ProopsGreg Proops
03 October 1959
Actor
Stephen RannazzisiStephen Rannazzisi
04 July 1977
Actor

Totie FieldsTotie Fields
07 May 1930
Comedian

David SoDavid So
30 March 1988
Actor
Shelby ChongShelby Chong
01 February 1948
Comedian

Shirley HemphillShirley Hemphill
01 July 1947
Comedian
Dave MaddenDave Madden
17 December 1931
Actor

Godfrey CambridgeGodfrey Cambridge
26 February 1933
Actor

Chico BeanChico Bean
20 February 1987
Stand-up Comedian
Matt RifeMatt Rife
10 September 1995
Comedian, Actor

Deshae FrostDeshae Frost
09 January 2001
Stand-up Comedian
Bill BurrBill Burr
10 June 1968
Stand-up comedian

Ralphie MayRalphie May
17 February 1972
Comedian

T.J. MillerT.J. Miller
04 June 1981
Actor

Michael RichardsMichael Richards
24 July 1949
Actor
Craig RobinsonCraig Robinson
25 October 1971
Actor
Zach GalifianakisZach Galifianakis
01 October 1969
Actor

SinbadSinbad
10 November 1956
Stand-up comedian

Nikki GlaserNikki Glaser
01 June 1984
Stand-up comedian

David SedarisDavid Sedaris
26 December 1956
Humorist
Brad GarrettBrad Garrett
14 April 1960
Stand-up comedian

Chris D'EliaChris D'Elia
29 March 1980
Comedian

Redd FoxxRedd Foxx
09 December 1922
Comedian

Donnell RawlingsDonnell Rawlings
06 December 1968
Comedian

Samuel Burl  KinisonSamuel Burl Kinison
08 December 1953
Comedian
Hannibal BuressHannibal Buress
04 February 1983
Comedian

Tracy MorganTracy Morgan
10 November 1968
Actor
Benjamin WalkerBenjamin Walker
21 June 1982
film actor, stage actor, television actor

Cheech MarinCheech Marin
13 July 1946
Comedian
Jake LaMottaJake LaMotta
10 July 1922
Boxer
Patrice O'NealPatrice O'Neal
07 December 1969
Stand-up Comedian