Famous Black Stand-up Comedians

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Vote for Your Favourite Stand-up Comedians

 1 Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby
0
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

One of America’s most popular and beloved comedians, Bill Cosby’s reputation was totally shattered when he was accused of sexual assault, sexual battery and rape by multiple women in the 2010s. Subsequently, he was found guilty of sexual assault in two cases and was sentenced in September 2018 to a total of three to ten years in a state prison.

 2 Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor
0
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, United States
Died: December 10, 2005

Considered one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time, Richard Pryor entertained his audience and influenced generations of stand-up comedians with his pointed observations and skilful art of storytelling. He began by performing at clubs and gained immense fame with his third comedy album, That Nigger’s Crazy. He also became an acclaimed actor and an award winning writer.

 3 Chris Rock

Chris Rock
0
Famous As: Standup Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: February 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Andrews, South Carolina

A high-school drop-out, Chris Rock worked at restaurants before stepping into stand-up comedy. He gained fame with SNL and earned his first role through Eddie Murphy. Known for voicing Marty in the Madagascar franchise, Chris also created the series Everybody Hates Chris and was voted Comedy Central’s fifth-greatest stand-up comedian.

 4 Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart
0
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 6, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

American comedian and actor, Kevin Hart attained fame as a stand-up comic and then established himself as a leading comedic actor on the big screen with films like Get Hard, About Last Night, Ride Along and The Wedding Ringer. He has also been part of two Jumanji films. He was critically acclaimed for the 2019 comedy-drama film The Upside.

 5 Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence
0
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: April 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

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.

 6 Sheryl Underwood

Sheryl Underwood
0
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: October 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

 7 Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
You May Like

 8 Hannibal Buress

Hannibal Buress
0
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: February 4, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

 9 Redd Foxx

Redd Foxx
0
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: October 11, 1991

 10 Craig Robinson

Craig Robinson
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 11 Katt Williams

Katt Williams
0
Famous As: Stand-up Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: September 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Comedian and rapper Katt Williams is best known as Money Mike from the comedy film Friday After Next. He was also part of Nick Cannon's improv show Wild 'N Out and played Lord Have Mercy in the movie Norbit. He has won an Emmy for his guest role in Atlanta

 12 Patrice O'Neal

Patrice O'Neal
0
Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: December 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: November 29, 2011

 13 Cedric the Entertainer

Cedric the Entertainer
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jefferson City, Missouri, United States

 14 Retta

Retta
0
Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: April 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.

 15 Mike Epps

Mike Epps
0
Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: November 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.

Stand-up comedian, actor, and film producer, Mike Epps, is a man with multiple talents. He began his career performing stand-up comedy and branched out into acting soon after.  As an actor, he gained fame for playing Day-Day Jones in the film Next Friday and its sequels. He is a controversial person and has been accused of assaulting a fellow comedian.

 16 Sinbad

Sinbad
0
Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: November 10, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States

 17 Michael Che

Michael Che
0
Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: May 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, U.S.

 18 Jay Pharoah

Jay Pharoah
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chesapeake, Virginia, United States

 19 D.L. Hughley

D.L. Hughley
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 20 Orlando Jones

Orlando Jones
0
Famous As: Comedians
Birthdate: April 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, USA

 21 Nipsey Russell

Nipsey Russell
0
Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: September 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
Died: October 2, 2005

 22 Eddie Griffin

Eddie Griffin
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA

 23 Jerrod Carmichael

Jerrod Carmichael
0
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

 24 Michael Blackson

Michael Blackson
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ghana

Known as The African King of Comedy, the Ghanaian-Liberian-American comedian Michael Blackson considers Eddie Murphy one of his greatest inspirations. An encounter with Ice Cube at The Comedy Store, turned Blackson’s future around. He is also known for his hit films Next Friday and Meet the Blacks.

 25 DeRay Davis

DeRay Davis
0
Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: February 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 26 W. Kamau Bell

W. Kamau Bell
0
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States U.S.

 27 Lavell Crawford

Lavell Crawford
0
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: November 11, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

 28 George Wallace

George Wallace
0
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 21, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 29 Tony Rock

Tony Rock
0
Famous As: Actor, Television actor
Birthdate: June 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bedford–Stuyvesant

 30 Bill Bellamy

Bill Bellamy
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

 31 Donnell Rawlings

Donnell Rawlings
0
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

 32 Shirley Hemphill

Shirley Hemphill
0
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Asheville, North Carolina
Died: December 10, 1999

 33 Aries Spears

Aries Spears
0
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: April 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

 34 Totie Fields

Totie Fields
0
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: May 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: August 2, 1978

 35 Corey Holcomb

Corey Holcomb
0
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 36 Godfrey Cambridge

Godfrey Cambridge
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 26, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: November 29, 1976

 37 Finesse Mitchell

Finesse Mitchell
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA