These famous Black comedians have definitely raised the bar not only for the Blacks but also for everyone associated with the comedy industry.

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!
Will SmithWill Smith
(Actor)

25 September 1968

West Philadelphia

American

Libra

Bernie MacBernie Mac
(Actor, Comedian)

05 October 1957

09 August 2008

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Libra

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy
(Actor)

03 April 1961

Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

American

Aries

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx

13 December 1967

Terrell

American

Sagittarius

Katt WilliamsKatt Williams
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor)

02 September 1971

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

American

Virgo

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg

13 November 1955

Manhattan

American

Scorpio

Dave ChappelleDave Chappelle

24 August 1973

Washington, D.C.

American

Virgo

Maya RudolphMaya Rudolph
(Actress, Comedienne)

27 July 1972

Gainesville, Florida, U.S.

American

Leo

Mike EppsMike Epps
(Stand-up Comedian)

18 November 1970

Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.

American

Scorpio

Wanda SykesWanda Sykes
(Actress)

07 March 1964

Portsmouth

American

Pisces

Flip WilsonFlip Wilson
(Comedian & Actor)

08 December 1933

25 November 1998

Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S

American

Sagittarius

Damon WayansDamon Wayans
(Actor)

04 September 1960

Harlem, New York City, New York, United States

American

Virgo

Martin LawrenceMartin Lawrence
(American comedian)

16 April 1965

Frankfurt, Germany

German

Aries

Marlon WayansMarlon Wayans
(American actor)

23 July 1972

New York City, New York, United States

American

Cancer

Steve HarveySteve Harvey
(Actor, Radio personality, Television actor)

17 January 1957

Welch

American

Capricorn

Cedric the EntertainerCedric the Entertainer
(American actor)

24 April 1964

Jefferson City, Missouri, U.S.

American

Taurus

Redd FoxxRedd Foxx
(Television actor, Actor)

09 December 1922

11 October 1991

St. Louis

American

Sagittarius

Tim MeadowsTim Meadows
(American actor)

05 February 1961

Highland Park, Michigan, United States

American

Aquarius

Jerrod CarmichaelJerrod Carmichael
(American actor)

06 April 1987

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

American

Aries

Nipsey RussellNipsey Russell
(American comedian)

15 September 1918

02 October 2005

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

American

Virgo

Larry WilmoreLarry Wilmore
(Actor, Screenwriter, Comedian, Television actor, Journalist)

30 October 1961

Los Angeles

American

Scorpio

Moms MableyMoms Mabley
(American comedian)

19 March 1894

23 May 1975

Brevard, North Carolina, United States

American

Pisces

Rain PryorRain Pryor
(American actress)

16 July 1969

Los Angeles, California, United States

American

Cancer

SinbadSinbad
(Comedian)

1956 AD

D.L. HughleyD.L. Hughley
(Television Actor, Comedian)

1963 AD

American

William Henry Cosby, Jr.William Henry Cosby, Jr.

12 July 1937

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

American

Cancer

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