Famous Black Comedians

 1 Jamie Foxx

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

Actor, singer-songwriter, and comedian, Jamie Foxx became internationally famous for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the biographical film Ray, a role that earned him an Academy Award. He is also known for hosting his own television sitcom, The Jamie Foxx Show. Besides acting, he is also a Grammy Award-winning musician who has released four albums.

 2 Whoopi Goldberg

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Birthdate: November 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Accomplished American comedian, actress, singer and Broadway star, Whoopi Goldberg is amongst the select few who have won all the four awards—Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Moreover, she is also a political activist, author and talk show host. Her notable work include films Ghost, Sister Act and The Color Purple; Broadway show Thoroughly Modern Millie and talk show The View.

 3 Nick Cannon

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Nicholas Cannon is a comedian, rapper and television host. The Nick Cannon Show, America's Got Talent and The Masked Singer are some of his popular TV shows. He has also acted in films like Drumline, Love Don't Cost a Thing and Roll Bounce. Cannon has been accused of making racist and anti-Semitic remarks. He has called White people ‘savages’.

 4 Trevor Noah

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Famous As: Actor, Comedian,TV host
Birthdate: February 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: South African

Trevor Noah is a writer, political commentator, comedian and television host and hosts the American satirical news programme, The Daily Show. He has also hosted several other shows, including the late-night talk show, Tonight with Trevor Noah. He is an actor too. He has written an autobiographical book, Born A Crime, and has received numerous accolades and awards, including the Emmy Award.

 5 Leslie Jones

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: September 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 6 Bernie Mac

Bernie Mac
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: October 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: August 9, 2008
A well-known comedian and actor, Bernie Mac was named in Rolling Stone magazine's 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time list in 2017. In recognition of his contribution to arts, Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel declared November 14 as Bernie Mac Day in 2016. Bernie's alma mater Chicago Vocational High School renamed its CVS Auditorium as Bernie Mac Auditorium.

 7 Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: May 16, 1990
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 8 Queen Latifah

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

Queen Latifah is an American musician and actress whose song U.N.I.T.Y. played a major role in raising awareness about women's rights worldwide. Dubbed Queen of Jazz-Rap, Latifah has influenced several soul, R&B, and hip-hop artists like Remy Ma, Lil' Kim, Ivy Queen, Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill, and Eve among other artists. As an actress, Latifah has won several prestigious awards.

 9 Beetlejuice

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Despite being born with conditions like microcephaly and dwarfism, Beetlejuice went on to become a popular film, radio, and TV personality. A prominent member of Wack Pack, which is part of The Howard Stern Show, Beetlejuice was named the greatest Wack Packer ever by Howard Stern in 2015.

 10 Martin Lawrence

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Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: April 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

Martin Lawrence is a German born-American actor and comedian. Despite being traumatized after witnessing his parents' divorce at the age of eight, Lawrence went on to succeed as a comedian and later as a leading Hollywood actor. After a problematic 1990s, which included episodes of arrests, lawsuits, and health problems, he bounced back with several hit films.

 11 Damon Wayans, Jr.

Damon Wayans, Jr.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 18, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 12 Keith David

Keith David
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 4, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Three-time Emmy-winner Keith David is known for his voice roles in The War and Unforgivable Blackness. He has narrated several documentaries and audio books, apart from voicing iconic characters such as Arbiter in the Halo games. He played the title role in Greenleaf and supporting roles in many movies.

 13 Craig Robinson

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 14 Lamorne Morris

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Lamorne Morris began his career with the BET shows HotWyred and 106 & Park. He gained game with his Teen Choice Award-nominated role of Winston in New Girl. He has appeared in many FunnyorDie shorts, in the docu-drama Valley of the Boom, and as Keef Knight in the series Woke.

 15 Arsenio Hall

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: February 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 16 Redd Foxx

Redd Foxx
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: October 11, 1991

 17 Luenell

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 18 Joseph Marcell

Joseph Marcell
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Saint Lucian, British

 19 Hannibal Buress

Hannibal Buress
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: February 4, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 20 Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 21 Donnell Rawlings

Donnell Rawlings
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 22 Flex Alexander

Flex Alexander
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 23 Mo'Nique

Mo'Nique
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 24 Jermaine Fowler

Jermaine Fowler
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 25 Yvette Wilson

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: June 14, 2012

 26 Wanda Sykes

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 27 Retta

Retta
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: April 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 28 Omar Sy

Omar Sy
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: January 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French

 29 Rudy Ray Moore

Rudy Ray Moore
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: October 19, 2008

 30 Jimmie Walker

Jimmie Walker
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 31 Sherri Shepherd

Sherri Shepherd
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 32 Garrett Morris

Garrett Morris
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: February 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 33 Mike Epps

Mike Epps
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: November 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 34 Nicole Byer

Nicole Byer
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: August 29, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 35 J. B. Smoove

J. B. Smoove
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 36 Jay Pharoah

Jay Pharoah
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 37 Ron Funches

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 38 Orlando Jones

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Famous As: Comedians
Birthdate: April 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 39 Lil Rel Howery

Lil Rel Howery
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 40 Eddie Griffin

Eddie Griffin
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 41 Lavell Crawford

Lavell Crawford
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: November 11, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 42 Sam Richardson

Sam Richardson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 43 George Wallace

George Wallace
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 21, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 44 Flip Wilson

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Famous As: Comedian & Actor
Birthdate: December 8, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: November 25, 1998

 45 Bobb'e J. Thompson

Bobb'e J. Thompson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 28, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 46 Loni Love

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 47 Debra Wilson

Debra Wilson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 48 Michael Winslow

Michael Winslow
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 6, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 49 Robin Harris

Robin Harris
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: August 30, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: March 18, 1990

 50 Sheryl Underwood

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: October 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American