Famous Jewish Comedians Of All Time

The ability to make someone laugh their wits out is truly something special. A good joke must always be relatable, interesting and perfectly timed. Timing is everything in comedy. Over time, the world has produced various comedians who have gone onto making them gasp for air with laughter. Among these iconic individuals, a good amount of comedians are of Jewish descent. The popular Woody Allen to the hilarious Joan Rivers to the iconic Larry David, all have one thing in common, their Jewish origins. Some contemporary comedians such as Adam Sandler, Seth Rogan, Andy Samberg and Sarah Silverman, all hail from Jewish families. We are quite certain that you will be surprised by the complete-list of comedians who are Jewish.

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

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 1 Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 2 Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 21, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 3 Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 4 Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld.
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Birthdate: April 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 5 Andy Samberg

Andy Samberg.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 6 Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman.
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: December 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 7 Jack Black

Jack Black.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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 8 Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks.
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: June 28, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 9 Larry David

Larry David.
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Birthdate: July 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 10 Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder.
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Birthdate: June 11, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milwaukee
Died: August 29, 2016
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 11 Woody Allen

Woody Allen.
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Famous As: American bass guitarist
Birthdate: December 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 12 Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 30, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 13 Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen.
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director
Birthdate: April 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 14 Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis.
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Famous As: Comedian, Actor, Singer, Film Director
Birthdate: March 16, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: August 20, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 15 Don Rickles

Don Rickles.
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: May 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: April 6, 2017
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 16 Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart.
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Famous As: American comedian
Birthdate: November 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 17 Bette Midler

Bette Midler.
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 18 Jerry Stiller

Jerry Stiller.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 19 Lewis Black

Lewis Black
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: August 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

 20 Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 8, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: September 4, 2014
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 21 David Cross

David Cross.
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Birthdate: April 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 22 Al Franken

Al Franken.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 23 Andy Kaufman

Andy Kaufman.
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Famous As: Entertainer
Birthdate: January 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: May 16, 1984

 24 Carl Reiner

Carl Reiner
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Famous As: actor, film director, screenwriter, film producer
Birthdate: March 20, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: June 29, 2020

 25 Garry Shandling

Garry Shandling.
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: November 29, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: March 24, 2016
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 26 Steven Wright

Steven Wright
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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: December 6, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 27 Bill Maher

Bill Maher.
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Famous As: Talk Show Host
Birthdate: January 20, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 28 Dave Attell

Dave Attell
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 29 Gilda Radner

Gilda Radner
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: May 20, 1989
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 30 Albert Brooks

Albert Brooks.
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian, Director
Birthdate: July 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 31 Danny Kaye

Danny Kaye.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 18, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: March 3, 1987

 32 Jeff Garlin

Jeff Garlin
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 33 Jason Alexander

Jason Alexander
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 34 Tom Lehrer

Tom Lehrer.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: American musician
Birthdate: April 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, Manhattan

 35 Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis.
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Famous As: Comedian & Actor
Birthdate: June 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 36 Milton Berle

Milton Berle.
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Birthdate: July 12, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: March 27, 2002

 37 George Burns

George Burns.
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Birthdate: January 20, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: March 9, 1996

 38 Ike Barinholtz

Ike Barinholtz
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: February 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 39 Jack Benny

Jack Benny.
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Famous As: Comedian, Vaudevillian
Birthdate: February 14, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S
Died: December 26, 1974

 40 Sid Caesar

Sid Caesar.
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Famous As: Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: September 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yonkers
Died: February 12, 2014

 41 Jackie Mason

Jackie Mason.
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Famous As: American comedian
Birthdate: June 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died: July 24, 2021
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 42 Gary Morton

Gary Morton
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Famous As: Comedians
Birthdate: December 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA
Died: March 30, 1999
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 43 Victor Borge

Victor Borge.
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Famous As: American-Danish comedian
Birthdate: January 3, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 23, 2000

 44 Simon Amstell

Simon Amstell
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: November 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gants Hill, Ilford, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 45 Phil Silvers

Phil Silvers
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Actor, Stage actor, Television actor
Birthdate: May 11, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 1, 1985
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 46 David Brenner

David Brenner.
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: February 4, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 15, 2014

 47 Rita Rudner

Rita Rudner.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: September 17, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, U.S

 48 Shelley Berman

Shelley Berman
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: February 3, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 1, 2017
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 49 Allan Sherman

Allan Sherman.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 30, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: November 20, 1973

 50 Henny Youngman

Henny Youngman.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 16, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Whitechapel
Died: February 24, 1998