Comedy has always been a way of life for the Blacks and from the earliest known time comedy was used as an outlet to voice different opinions. Wit had been used as an aide to shed light on grave issues that were otherwise forgotten, and the Blacks gained much popularity for their comedic sense ever since the black-and-white age. Making generations of people laugh with their hilarious, relatable experiences these famous Black comedians have turned their hobby into a full-time career, paving way for the future generation to do achieve the same level of success that they have earned. Famous Black comedians like Bill Cosby, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Eddie Murphy, and Steve Harvey are known to be the Black legends of comedy, with millions vouching for them worldwide. Their side-splitting performances are witnessed both in front of a live audience and some have even had the opportunity to work in the movies. These famous Black comedians have definitely raised the bar not only for the Blacks but also for everyone associated with the comedy industry. Keep reading to find out more about these jokesters!
Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy
03 April 1961, American
Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968, American

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967, American

Dave ChappelleDave Chappelle
24 August 1973, American

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg
13 November 1955, American

Nipsey RussellNipsey Russell
15 September 1918, American
Stand-up Comedian
Martin LawrenceMartin Lawrence
16 April 1965, American
Actor, Comedian

Bernie MacBernie Mac
05 October 1957, American
Actor, Comedian

Damon WayansDamon Wayans
04 September 1960, American

Wanda SykesWanda Sykes
07 March 1964, American
Katt WilliamsKatt Williams
02 September 1971, American
Stand-up Comedian, Actor

Mike EppsMike Epps
18 November 1970, American
Stand-up Comedian
Flip WilsonFlip Wilson
08 December 1933, American
Comedian & Actor

George WallaceGeorge Wallace
21 July 1952, American

Redd FoxxRedd Foxx
09 December 1922, American
Television actor, Actor
J. B. SmooveJ. B. Smoove
16 December 1965, American

Cedric the EntertainerCedric the Entertainer
24 April 1964, American
American actor
Tim MeadowsTim Meadows
05 February 1961, American
American actor

Jerrod CarmichaelJerrod Carmichael
22 June 1987, American

Orlando JonesOrlando Jones
10 April 1968, American
Loni LoveLoni Love
12 July 1971, American

Yvette Nicole BrownYvette Nicole Brown
12 August 1971, American
Lil DuvalLil Duval
12 June 1977, Bahamian, American

Robin HarrisRobin Harris
30 August 1953, American

Lavell CrawfordLavell Crawford
11 November 1968, American

Donnell RawlingsDonnell Rawlings
06 December 1968, American
DeRay DavisDeRay Davis
26 February 1968, American
Stand-up Comedian
Larry WilmoreLarry Wilmore
30 October 1961, American
Actor, Screenwriter, Comedian, Television actor,

Moms MableyMoms Mabley
19 March 1894, American
American comedian

Rain PryorRain Pryor
16 July 1969, American

Corey HolcombCorey Holcomb
23 June 1968, American
10 November 1956, American
Stand-up comedian

D.L. HughleyD.L. Hughley
06 March 1963, American

Craig RobinsonCraig Robinson
25 October 1971, American

Patrice O'NealPatrice O'Neal
07 December 1969, American
Stand-up Comedian