My 15 Favorite Stand Up Comedians

by Hirsch777 | created - 11 Nov 2011 | updated - 19 Apr 2016 | Public

1. Jim Jefferies

Writer | Legit

Jim Jefferies was born on February 4, 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Geoffrey James Nugent. He is a writer and actor, known for Legit (2013), The Librarians (2014) and Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional (2012).

2. Dave Chappelle

Writer | Chappelle's Show

Dave Chappelle's career started while he was in high school at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC where he studied theatre arts. At the age of 14, he began performing stand-up comedy in nightclubs. Shortly after graduation, he moved to New York City where he quickly established ...

3. Monika Gruber

Actress | München 7

Monika Gruber was born on June 29, 1971 in Wartenberg, Erding, Bavaria, Germany. She is an actress and writer, known for München 7 (2004), Grünwald - Freitagscomedy (2003) and Moni's Grill (2016).

4. George Carlin

Actor | Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Born and raised by his mother in Manhattan, New York City. His parents divorced when he was two months. His mother (as well as his father) worked in marketing, where they met. The long hours the mother worked left the young George by himself for long hours every day, providing him (in his own words...

5. Louis C.K.

Writer | Louie

Louis C.K. was born on September 12, 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Louis Szekely. He is a writer and producer, known for Louie (2010), American Hustle (2013) and Horace and Pete (2016). He was previously married to Alix Bailey.

6. Bill Burr

Actor | Stand Up Guys

Bill Burr is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and podcaster. He is best known for playing Patrick Kuby in the crime drama series Breaking Bad, and creating and starring in the Netflix animated sitcom F Is for Family.

In 2008, Burr's voice was featured in the game Grand Theft Auto IV as ...

7. Günter Grünwald

Writer | Grünwald - Freitagscomedy

Günter Grünwald was born on November 27, 1954 in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany. He is a writer and actor, known for Grünwald - Freitagscomedy (2003), Normal is des ned! (2009) and Schartl (1994).

8. Kevin Hart

Actor | Ride Along

Kevin Hart was born on July 6, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Ride Along (2014), Central Intelligence (2016) and Grudge Match (2013). He has been married to Eniko Parrish since August 13, 2016. They have one child. He was previously married to Torrei...

9. Atze Schröder

Actor | Alles Atze

Atze Schröder was born on September 27, 1965 in Emsdetten, Germany as Hubertus Albers. He is an actor and writer, known for Alles Atze (2000), U-900 (2008) and 7 Zwerge (2004).

10. Chris Rock

Actor | Top Five

Christopher Julius Rock was born in Andrews, South Carolina and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of Rosalie (Tingman), a teacher and social worker for the mentally handicapped, and Julius Rock, a truck driver and newspaper deliveryman, whose own father was a preacher.


12. Kaya Yanar

Actor | Was guckst du?!

Kaya Yanar was born on May 20, 1973 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He is an actor and writer, known for Was guckst du?! (2002), Agent Ranjid rettet die Welt (2012) and Die Kaya Show (2012).

13. Hannes Ringlstetter

Actor | Hubert und Staller

Hannes Ringlstetter is an actor and writer, known for Hubert und Staller (2011), Hansi und Hubsi (2012) and Hubert und Staller - Die ins Gras beißen (2013).

14. Michael Mittermeier

Actor | Hexe Lilli: Der Drache und das magische Buch

Michael Mittermeier was born on April 3, 1966 in Dorfen, Bavaria, Germany. He is an actor and writer, known for Hexe Lilli: Der Drache und das magische Buch (2009), Michael Mittermeier - Safari (2008) and Hexe Lilli entdeckt Europa (2009). He has been married to Gudrun Allwang since December 1998. ...

15. Johann König

Actor | Die Wochenshow

Johann König was born on June 18, 1972 in Soest, Germany as René Otzenköttel. He is an actor, known for Die Wochenshow (1996), Im Alter von Ellen (2010) and Was guckst du?! (2002).