15 Best Hilarious Black Stand Up Comedians Of All Time

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So, this list is about the best of best black stand-up comedians of all time. They all have such great comic timings and create an excellent set for the audience. Some stand at the top in the comedy industry with equal respect and influence.

Also, some comedians fought through racism earlier in their careers but now stand on equal terms.

As a member of a historically disadvantaged group, these black comedians frequently infused their comedy with vital social and political themes. These were the pertinent challenges confronting black communities. Also, their ability to sarcastically keep their point is always great.

So, here comes the list of the top 15 best Black stand-up comedians:

15 – D. L. Hughley

D. L. Hughley

Darryl Lynn Hughley is a popular American actor and stand-up comedian, born on March 6, 1963. Best known as the authentic host of BET’s ComicView from 1992 to 1993. He is one of the “Big Four” comedians in The Original Kings of Comedy.

14 – Bernie Mac

Bernie Mac

Bernard Jeffrey McCullough(stage name Bernie Mac) was one of the best American black comedians and actors, born on October 5, 1957, & died on August 9, 2008. He joined fellow comedians Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, and D. L. Hughley in the film The Original Kings of Comedy.

13 – Cedric the Entertainer

Cedric the Entertainer

Cedric Antonio Kyles (stage name Cedric the Entertainer), a famous American black stand-up comedian, born on April 24, 1964. Best known for co-starring with Steve Harvey on The WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show. In 2019, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

12 – Eddie Griffin

Black stand-up comedians Eddie Griffin

He is heavily known for his role in the sitcom “Malcolm and Eddie” as Eddie Sherman. There was no topic particular in Eddie’s stand-up but also every topic was funny for him. He is a gifted man.

11 – Kevin Hart

Black stand-up comedians Kevin Hart

Born in Philadelphia Kevin Hart is a very influential actor, comedian, and producer. Everyone may know about him now. But when he was an unknown guy his struggle was real and he used to go to competitions to gain some recognition.

10 – Martin Lawrence

Black stand-up comedians Martin Lawrence

He is a well-known actor and writer best recognized for his roles in the films Bad Boys and Bad Boys II. Aside from comedy, he has also had success in a number of other fields, including talk show host, producer, and satirist.

9 – Steve Harvey

Black stand-up comedians Steve Harvey

Born on January 17, 1957, in West Virginia. He began his professional journey as a stand-up comedian in 1985, and audiences adored his brand of humor. He continued this just for four years until entering the Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search in 1989, where he was a finalist. Also, he worked in various sitcoms of which one was “The Steve Harvey Show”. It aired for like 6 years.

8 – Katt Williams

Katt Williams

He began performing stand-up comedy at just the age of 13, then by 1990, he had evolved yet into another distinct and interesting comic. He has performed some successful solo standup gigs.

7 – Chris Tucker

Chris Tucker

Chris Tucker has worked with Brett Ratner on several occasions, producing a few of the best comedy films such as ‘Rush Hour Series‘ and ‘Money Talks.’ He is well-known for playing ‘Smokey’ in the film ‘Friday.’

6 – Redd Foxx

Redd Foxx

In the 1940s and 1950s, he began his career on the little-known show “Chitlin’ Circuit.” He is not just a comedian, but also a fantastic actor. He is well known for his outstanding performance in the 1970s sitcom “Sanford and Son.”

5 – Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

He is more than simply a comedian. Bill is also a philosopher, actor, and philanthropist. He is well-known around the world for his humor and captivating jokes.

4 – Chris Rock

Chris Rock

One more from America. Chris Rock is a comedian, actor, and also writer who is just born to do comedy. He was an integral part of Saturday Night Show for 3 seasons.

3 – Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle

Coming straight from Washington D.C. He started doing stand-up when he was just 14. What were you thinking when you were 14? He started his excellent comedy show on Comedy Central called “The Chappelle Show”. Also, he is very funny and entertaining.

2 – Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

Everyone knows him as he became a big film star, but he is a comedian. He was a comedy icon in the ’80s and a household name around.

1 – Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor

Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor Sr. was an American comedian and actor, born on December 1, 1940, & died on December 10, 2005. The greatest black stand-up comedians who came to the limelight through appearances on live T.V. Also, one of the most influential black comedians who liked a fuss.

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