Famous Jewish Comedians Of All Time

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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.
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 1 
Jerry Seinfeld
(Actor & Stand-up Comedian Known for Creating and Starring in the NBC Sitcom 'Seinfeld')
Jerry Seinfeld
59
Birthdate: April 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 2 
Sarah Silverman
(Comedian, Actress, and Writer)
Sarah Silverman
31
Birthdate: December 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 3 
Larry David
(Best Known as The Cocreator of The Television series 'Seinfeld' & as The Star of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm')
Larry David
26
Birthdate: July 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 4 
Don Rickles
(Stand-up Comedian Who Was Known for His Insult Comedy)
Don Rickles
12
Birthdate: May 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: April 6, 2017
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 5 
Maya Rudolph
(Actress, Comedian and Singer)
Maya Rudolph
65
Birthdate: July 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, United States
 6 
Rob Schneider
(Stand-up Comedian & Veteran of The Comedy Series 'Saturday Night Live')
Rob Schneider
23
Birthdate: October 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 7 
Jerry Lewis
(Comedian, Actor and One of the Most Significant American Cultural Figures of All Time)
Jerry Lewis
17
Birthdate: March 16, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: August 20, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 8 
Rodney Dangerfield
(Stand-up Comedian Who Was Known for His Self-Deprecating One-Liner Humor and Catchphrase 'I Don't Get No Respect!')
Rodney Dangerfield
9
Birthdate: November 22, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Deer Park, New York, United States
Died: October 5, 2004
 9 
Hank Azaria
(Known for Voicing Many Characters in the Animated Sitcom 'The Simpsons')
Hank Azaria
12
Birthdate: April 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Forest Hills, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 10 
Fran Drescher
(Actress & Comedian Known for Her Role of 'Fran Fine' in the Sitcom 'The Nanny')
Fran Drescher
16
Birthdate: October 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Flushing, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 11 
Jason Segel
(Known for His Role as 'Marshall Eriksen' in The CBS sitcom 'How I Met Your Mother')
Jason Segel
30
Birthdate: January 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 12 
Estelle Getty
(Actress and Comedian Known for Her Role as ‘Sophia Petrillo’ in the TV Series ‘The Golden Girls’)
Estelle Getty
21
Birthdate: July 25, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: July 22, 2008
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
 13 
Amy Schumer
(Stand-up Comedian, Actress)
Amy Schumer
44
Birthdate: June 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Upper East Side, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 14 
Jon Stewart
(Best Known for Hosting The Satiric Television News Program 'The Daily Show')
Jon Stewart
21
Birthdate: November 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
 15 
Howie Mandel
(Host of The Popular NBC Game Show 'Deal or No Deal')
Howie Mandel
14
Birthdate: November 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Willowdale, Toronto, Canada
 16 
Joan Rivers
(Comedian and the First Woman to Host a Late Night TV Talk Show 'The Late Show')
Joan Rivers
16
Birthdate: June 8, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 4, 2014
 17 
Michael Rapaport
(Actor and Comedian)
Michael Rapaport
19
Birthdate: March 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 18 
Gilda Radner
(Comedian)
Gilda Radner
7
Birthdate: June 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: May 20, 1989
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 19 
Groucho Marx
(One of America's Greatest Comedians of His Era)
Groucho Marx
6
Birthdate: October 2, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 19, 1977
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 20 
Jason Alexander
19
Birthdate: September 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 21 
Garry Shandling
(Stand-up Comedian)
Garry Shandling
10
Birthdate: November 29, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: March 24, 2016
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 22 
Lewis Black
(Comedian)
Lewis Black
5
Birthdate: August 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
 23 
Curly Howard
(Comedian, Actor and Member of the Comedy Trio ‘The Three Stooges’)
Curly Howard
4
Birthdate: October 22, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bensonhurst, New York, United States
Died: January 18, 1952
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 24 
Albert Brooks
(Actor, Comedian and Director Known for His Films: 'Broadcast News' and 'Drive')
Albert Brooks
8
Birthdate: July 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 25 
Alex Borstein
(Best Known for Voicing ‘Lois Griffin’ on the Animated Comedy TV Series ‘Family Guy’)
Alex Borstein
10
Birthdate: February 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Highland Park, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 26 
George Burns
(Actor and ComediAn Known for His Trademark Arched Eyebrow and Cigar-Smoke Punctuation)
George Burns
19
Birthdate: January 20, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: March 9, 1996
 27 
Steven Wright
(Stand-up comedian)
Steven Wright
3
Birthdate: December 6, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 28 
Harvey Korman
(Actor and Comedian Known for His Sketch Comedy Series 'The Carol Burnett Show')
Harvey Korman
6
Birthdate: February 15, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 29, 2008
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 29 
Jeff Garlin
(Comedian)
Jeff Garlin
7
Birthdate: June 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 30 
Marc Maron
(Stand-Up Comedian and Actor Best Known for the Podcast ‘WTF with Marc Maron’)
Marc Maron
4
Birthdate: September 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 31 
David Krumholtz
(Actor & Comedian)
David Krumholtz
8
Birthdate: May 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 32 
Ilana Glazer
(Best Known for Her Comedy Central Series 'Broad City')
Ilana Glazer
4
Birthdate: April 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
Milton Berle
9
Birthdate: July 12, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: March 27, 2002
 34 
Dave Attell
(Comedian)
Dave Attell
1
Birthdate: January 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 35 
Shemp Howard
(Comedian, Actor and Member of the Comedy Team ‘The Three Stooges’)
Shemp Howard
6
Birthdate: March 11, 1895
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: November 22, 1955
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 36 
Tom Lehrer
(American musician)
Tom Lehrer
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, Manhattan
 37 
Richard Lewis
(Comedian & Actor)
Richard Lewis
10
Birthdate: June 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 38 
Jack Benny
(One of the Leading Entertainers of the 20th Century)
Jack Benny
4
Birthdate: February 14, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 26, 1974
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 39 
Ike Barinholtz
(Comedian)
Ike Barinholtz
6
Birthdate: February 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 40 
Rachel Dratch
(Actress, Comedian and Writer Known for Her Role in the TV Show ‘Saturday Night Live’)
Rachel Dratch
6
Birthdate: February 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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 41 
Jack Albertson
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Role as ‘John Cleary’ in the Film ‘The Subject Was Roses’)
Jack Albertson
3
Birthdate: June 16, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Malden, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 25, 1981
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 42 
Soupy Sales
(Comedian)
Soupy Sales
3
Birthdate: January 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Franklinton, North Carolina, United States
Died: October 22, 2009
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 43 
Harpo Marx
(Comedian and Actor Well-Known for His Clown and Pantomime Traditions With a Curly Reddish Blond Hairstyle)
Harpo Marx
4
Birthdate: November 23, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: September 28, 1964
 44 
Gary Morton
(Comedians)
Gary Morton
7
Birthdate: December 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA
Died: March 30, 1999
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 45 
Jackie Mason
(American comedian)
Jackie Mason
7
Birthdate: June 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died: July 24, 2021
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 46 
David Baddiel
(Comedian, Novelist)
David Baddiel
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Troy, New York, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 47 
Gad Elmaleh
(Stand-up Comedian and Actor)
Gad Elmaleh
5
Birthdate: April 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 48 
Phil Silvers
(Actor, Stage actor, Television actor)
Phil Silvers
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 11, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 1, 1985
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 49 
Ari Shaffir
(Stand-up comedy and Podcaster)
Ari Shaffir
1
Birthdate: February 12, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
 50 
Simon Amstell
(Comedian)
Simon Amstell
1
Birthdate: November 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gants Hill, Ilford, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)