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, Comedian, Screenwriter and Film Producer
Kevin HartKevin Hart
06 July 1979

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962

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

Pete DavidsonPete Davidson
16 November 1993
Stand-up Comedian

Bill HaderBill Hader
07 June 1978
Amy SchumerAmy Schumer
01 June 1981
Stand-up Comedian, Actress

Tim AllenTim Allen
13 June 1953
Actor, Comedian

Bill CosbyBill Cosby
12 July 1937

Nipsey RussellNipsey Russell
15 September 1918
Stand-up Comedian
Steve MartinSteve Martin
14 August 1945

Jerry SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld
29 April 1954
Chris RockChris Rock
07 February 1965
Standup Comedian, Actor

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

Nick KrollNick Kroll
05 June 1978
Martin LawrenceMartin Lawrence
16 April 1965
Actor, Comedian

Lenny BruceLenny Bruce
13 October 1925
Standup Comedian
Chris TuckerChris Tucker
31 August 1971
Actor, Comedian

Cecily StrongCecily Strong
08 February 1984

Josh PeckJosh Peck
10 November 1986
Actor & Stand-up Comedian
13 June 1974

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933
Joey DiazJoey Diaz
19 February 1963

Bob SagetBob Saget
17 May 1956
Stand-up Comedian

Freddie PrinzeFreddie Prinze
22 June 1954

Mike EppsMike Epps
18 November 1970
Stand-up Comedian
Christopher Ryan HardwickChris Hardwick
23 November 1971
Stand-up Comedian, Actor
Katt WilliamsKatt Williams
02 September 1971
Stand-up Comedian, Actor

Carrot TopCarrot Top
25 February 1965

Bill HicksBill Hicks
16 December 1961

Garry ShandlingGarry Shandling
29 November 1949
Stand-up Comedian
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

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Larry the Cable GuyLarry the Cable Guy
17 February 1963
Stand-up comedian, Actor, Voice Actor
Karen KilgariffKaren Kilgariff
11 May 1970

Jonathan WintersJonathan Winters
11 November 1925
Comedian, Actor
Jeff FoxworthyJeff Foxworthy
06 September 1958

Lou CostelloLou Costello
06 March 1906

Michael BlacksonMichael Blackson
28 November 1972
Charlotte RaeCharlotte Rae
22 April 1926

Faizon LoveFaizon Love
14 June 1968
Actor, Comedian
Chico BeanChico Bean
20 February 1987
Stand-up Comedian

Larry HovisLarry Hovis
20 February 1936

Hal SparksHal Sparks
25 September 1969

Larry StorchLarry Storch
08 January 1923

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

Shirley HemphillShirley Hemphill
01 July 1947

Brian QuinnBrian Quinn
14 March 1976
Comedian, Actor

Deshae FrostDeshae Frost
09 January 2001
Stand-up Comedian
Godfrey CambridgeGodfrey Cambridge
26 February 1933

David SoDavid So
30 March 1988
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
Andrew Dice ClayAndrew Dice Clay
29 September 1957

Louie AndersonLouie Anderson
24 March 1953
Orson BeanOrson Bean
22 July 1928

Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
24 January 1967
Stand-up comedian, Actor, Film director,

Tony RockTony Rock
30 June 1974
Actor, Television actor
Carlos AlazraquiCarlos Alazraqui
20 July 1962
Stand-up comedian, Actor, Voice actor, Comedian

Susie EssmanSusie Essman
31 May 1955
Screenwriter, Film producer, Television actor,
Jim MeskimenJim Meskimen
10 September 1959
Stand-up comedian, Actor, Film director, Film

Vernon ChatmanVernon Chatman
31 October 1972
Television producer, writer, voice actor, stand-up

Joe MandeJoe Mande
16 March 1983
Actor, Screenwriter

Allan HaveyAllan Havey
19 September 1954
Benjamin WalkerBenjamin Walker
21 June 1982
film actor, stage actor, television actor
Gary OwenGary Owen

Ronald  WhiteRonald White
18 December 1956
Actor, Songwriter, Comedian