Famous Black Stand-up Comedians

 1 Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

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 Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 6, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

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.

 3 Chris Rock

Chris Rock
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Famous As: Standup Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: February 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

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 Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
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.

 5 George Wallace

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

 6 Martin Lawrence

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.

 7 Retta

Retta
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: April 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
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 8 Patrice O'Neal

Patrice O'Neal
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: December 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: November 29, 2011

 9 Redd Foxx

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

 10 Tracy Morgan

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

 11 Hannibal Buress

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

 12 Katt Williams

Katt Williams
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: September 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 13 Cedric the Entertainer

Cedric the Entertainer
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 14 Michael Che

Michael Che
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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: May 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 15 Mike Epps

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

 16 W. Kamau Bell

W. Kamau Bell
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 17 Orlando Jones

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

 18 Eddie Griffin

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

 19 Lavell Crawford

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

 20 Jay Pharoah

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

 21 Nipsey Russell

Nipsey Russell
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: September 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: October 2, 2005

 22 Michael Blackson

Michael Blackson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Ghanaian, American

 23 Tony Rock

Tony Rock
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Famous As: Actor, Television actor
Birthdate: June 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 24 Sheryl Underwood

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

 25 DeRay Davis

DeRay Davis
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: February 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 26 Bill Bellamy

Bill Bellamy
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 27 Donnell Rawlings

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

 28 Jerrod Carmichael

Jerrod Carmichael
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 29 Aries Spears

Aries Spears
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: April 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 30 Shirley Hemphill

Shirley Hemphill
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: December 10, 1999

 31 Godfrey Cambridge

Godfrey Cambridge
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 26, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: November 29, 1976

 32 Totie Fields

Totie Fields
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: May 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: August 2, 1978

 33 Finesse Mitchell

Finesse Mitchell
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 34 Corey Holcomb

Corey Holcomb
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 35 D.L. Hughley

D.L. Hughley
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 36 Sinbad

Sinbad
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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: November 10, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 37 Craig Robinson

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