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They say making someone laugh is the toughest job in this world. Making people laugh their hearts out, cracking jokes in front of a live audience has never been easy. However, these “Most Popular Male Comedians In The World” have done the task almost effortlessly. They find humor even in the darkest scenes and we cannot cease to enjoy every bit of it.

In the past, Charlie Chaplin made everyone laugh with his actions and these men make us laugh with their words. You can be sure none of these talented men were god gifted, rather they had to learn the hard way to make people laugh, after all, it was their only passion. All of these have an infectious energy that automatically turns people into laughing machines wherever they go.

Trust me when I say these men are the funniest men on the earth. We have laughed a zillion times over their jokes and now it’s time to know a little more about them. Scroll a little to read the little-known facts about male comedians who never fail to make us laugh.  

11 Famous Male Comedians 

Do you know a male comedian from this list was a failed comedian? But he never stopped working on his passion and now, he is among the most popular male comedians in the world. What would that feel like? Well, let’s move down and dive a little into their lives and know the never-seen parts of them. 

11. Aziz Ansari

Born to Indian parents in South Carolina, Aziz Ansari is the eleventh most famous male comedian on our list. Since his childhood, he has been doing theatre. In 2005, Aziz Ansari was included in the list of “Hot Standup” by Rolling Stone. In 2008, he was the first person to be cast in Parks and Recreation on NBC. After doing much television work, began his comedy tours in 2009 and since then he’s been making all of us laugh with “Buried Alive”.

Aziz Ansari has done many specials in Madison Square Garden which were even released on Netflix. Tell us in the comment section below if you would love to attend some live comedy of Aziz Ansari.

10. Bo Burnham

Bo Burnham became an overnight success when his videos went viral on YouTube. When he was 18 he signed a half-hour comedy show with Comedy Central and became the youngest person who has done this. Since then, Bo Burnham has done many shows on the famous channel and has become an acclaimed male comedian. Bo Burnham has said in an interview that he’s highly inspired by Richard Pryor and George Carlin. 

The show Bo Burnham: Inside was released on Netflix this year. Besides his shows, Burnham has also received many nominations in prestigious awards like 73rd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in which he won three in the category Outstanding Music Direction. 

9. Kevin Hart

With a whopping net worth of $200 million, Kevin Hart is an actor, producer, and a super successful stand-up comedian. The star is massively popular in the real and virtual world. Hart has 124 million followers on Instagram. Time magazine named him one among the list of most influential people in the world.

Raised by a single mother, Kevin Hart graduated from George Washington High School before moving to NYC. He has even worked as a shoe salesman before making stand-up comedy a full-time career. He has done numerous hit films including Jumanji. With his stand-up career and acting career going side by side, Kevin Hart has accumulated a net worth of $200 million upto 2021. 

8. Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard is a great male comedian who is known for his outspoken comedy and funny monologues. Born in Yemen, Eddie Izzard and his family moved to Ireland and then Wales when he was 5. Eddie Izzard started working in Hollywood for multiple reasons. He has done voice overs for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Cars 2. Izzard has also acted in Ocean’s Eleven

Eddie Izzard has received two Emmy Awards because of Dressed to Kill. His stand-up shows have also added to his prominence. Shows like Stripped, Circle, and Sexie were insanely popular in their time. 

7. George Carlin

Wikipedia says George Carlin is one of the most influential male comedians and we cannot agree more. George Carlin was a smart speaker, who knew how to use comedy for political awareness. Popular for his dark comedy and taboo subjects, George Carlin was even a better entertainer. 

The “seven dirty words” of George Carlin were censored by the United States Supreme Court for public airwaves. His first show was aired in 1977 on HBO. Carlin often criticized American culture. George Carlin’s arena of comedy shaped the way sarcasm is perceived today. He died on June 22, 2008, when he was 71. George Carlin’s last wish was to get cremated and spread his ashes in various nightclubs he had played in NYC. 

6. Andy Kaufman

Andy Kaufman was one of the best entertainers in the world, to say the least. Although he never accepted that he’s a great male comedian, he always made sure everyone was tripping with his funny lines. He wanted to be called a “song and dance man”. The late performance artist had worked in many comedy shows in his career, even in Saturday Night Live

Andy Kaufman created a fictional character Tony Clifton which he played multiple times in his performances. On May 16, 1984, Andy Kaufman died of lung cancer and people just couldn’t believe it. He was only 35 at that time. Many said that it was just a big prank because he was popular for doing crazy pranks. Whatever it was, we can definitely say that he was one of the most entertaining male comedians to have ever existed. 

5. Dave Chappelle

David Chappelle is that star among the most famous male comedians who left other shows just to be true to his stand-ups. He started his career in the entertainment industry by playing a role in Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Since then he has done uncountable roles in movies. In 1998, he got a lead role in Half Baked and his popularity grew exponentially. 

In 2003, Dave Chappelle became extremely popular with the start of his own sketch comedy series The Chappelle’s Show, in 2003. However, despite the fact that this show brought him so much prominence, he retired from The Chappelle’s Show saying that the show was “ruining his life”. He hated that he needed to work 20 hours every day. The fact that he couldn’t focus on stand-up comedy mattered to him a lot, so he left the show to be one of the richest male comedians with a net worth of $50 million. 

4. Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy is one of those legends who get back their respect even after they get pulled down by the controversies. Hailed as one of the most popular male comedians in the history of comedy, Eddie Murphy is a legend living among us. 

Eddie Regan Murphy was born to an NYC cop. Even in his childhood, he loved entertaining people and soon as he grew up he realized that it is his passion. In school, he spent most of his time joking rather than studying. Soon he started performing in Youth Centers and Talent Shows and so his career started taking shape. When he was 18, while he was performing live at bars in NY, Eddie was offered a chance for booking his spot at Comic Strip Live and so he became a star. 

Being amongst the most influential people of all time, Eddie Murphy now has a net worth of $300 million and he is still growing his name every single day. 

3. Louis C.K.

Louis Székely aka Louis C.K., is today an actor, director, a producer, but most importantly, he’s a stand-up comedian. It all started in 1984 when he worked as an auto mechanic and just wanted to give a shot at stand-up comedy. Little did he know his performance would be bizarre. After disappointing himself, he gained the courage in the next two years and came back to the comedy clubs. This time, he was offered payments for his regular standups and hence started the comedy career of Louis C.K.

Fast forward to 2002, Louis C.K. launched his own sitcom on HBO, Lucky Louis and now we know him as one of the most famous male comedians in the world. Even today his stand-up shows are all sold out, and recently he made $405 million in two days by releasing videos of his standup comedies. 

2. Larry David

Larry David co-created Seinfeld with Jerry Seinfeld. He is a popular male comedian from America However, he’s just not a comedian. Larry David is also an exceptional writer, director, actor, and TV producer. Larry David is an award-winning male comedian who has won 2 Primetime Emmy Awards, both of which have been given for his work in comedy series. In Curb Your Enthusiasm, David acted as a semi-fictional character of himself and is widely known for it.

Do you know that David was in the army before he came into comedy? Yes, it’s true. Larry David joined the army after getting a degree in history. However, for unknown reasons he left the army and started his career in comedy. The struggle was hard on him as he had to work as a limo driver to pay his bills. But it was all worth it, cause he is now one of the most popular male comedians with a net worth of a whopping $800 million. 

1. Jerry Seinfeld

Comedy runs in the genes of Jerry Seinfeld. Coming from Brooklyn, New York, Jerry is best known for playing himself. I know it might sound confusing, but in the sitcom Seinfeld, Jerry acted as a semi-fictionalized version of himself. The show was aired on NBC and quickly it became one of the most popular American sitcoms of that time. 

Jerry Seinfeld aces in observational comedy. He’s so good at it that Comedy Central had to name him as the “12th Greatest Stand Up Comedian of all time”. Jerry has been nominated 20 times by Primetime Emmy Award all because of his work on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and Seinfeld.  All this has made JerrySeinfeld one of the most popular male comedians of all time.  

11 Most Popular Male Comedians In The World

RankMale ComediansAgeNet-WorthEthnicity
1Jerry Seinfeld67$950 millionHungarian, Jewish, Syrian
2Larry David74$800 millionAmerican
3Louis C.K.54$35 millionAmerican, Mexican
4Eddie Murphy60$300 millionAfrican-American
5Dave Chappelle48$50 millionAfrican-American
6Lt. Andy Kaufman35$3 millionJewish
7Lt. George Carlin71$10 millionIrish-American
8Eddie Izzard59$20 millionEnglish and distant French Huguenot
9Kevin Hart42$200 millionAfrican-American
10Bo Burnham31$4 millionAmerican 
11Aziz Ansari38$20 millionIndian-American

Wrapping Up

I am sure you have been ROFL while listening to their shows. They have been on our TV screens for more than 10 years and are continuing to entertain us. If you think it’s an easy task then know that it’s not. It’s a very tough job because if they are performing live then anyone can say anything mean to them and what will they do about it. Roast them? Doesn’t work every time. So, we should get this fact and appreciate them for what they do.

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