Comedians

by brunogaleano1 | created - 25 Dec 2011 | updated - 24 Jan 2013 | Public

1. Zach Galifianakis

Actor | The Hangover

Zach Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, to Mary Frances (Cashion), who owned a community arts center, and Harry Galifianakis, a heating oil vendor. His father is of Greek descent and his mother is of mostly English and Scottish ancestry. Zach moved to New York City after failing ...

2. Dave Attell

Actor | Pootie Tang

Dave Attell was born on January 18, 1965 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Pootie Tang (2001), Trainwreck (2015) and Funny People (2009).

3. Sarah Silverman

Actress | Wreck-It Ralph

Two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Silverman is one of the most versatile talents in entertainment, with credits including that of actress, creator, writer, executive producer, comedian, and author. Silverman will next be seen in both The Book of Henry and The Lonely Island's Popstar: Never Stop ...

4. 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 ...

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. Andy Kindler

Actor | Raising Dad

Andy Kindler is an actor and writer, known for Raising Dad (2001), Skins (1997) and Who's the Caboose? (1999). He has been married to Susan Maljan since May 26, 2002.

7. Steven Wright

Actor | Natural Born Killers

Steven Wright was born on December 6, 1955 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Steven Alexander Wright. He is an actor and producer, known for Natural Born Killers (1994), Reservoir Dogs (1992) and So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993).

8. Todd Barry

Actor | The Wrestler

Todd Barry was born on March 26, 1964 in The Bronx, New York, USA as Todd Andrew Barry. He is an actor and writer, known for The Wrestler (2008), Road Trip (2000) and Wanderlust (2012).

10. Tig Notaro

Actress | One Mississippi

Tig Notaro was born on March 24, 1971 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA as Mathilde Notaro. She is an actress and writer, known for One Mississippi (2015), Walk of Shame (2014) and Clown Service (2015). She has been married to Stephanie Allynne since October 24, 2015. They have two children.

11. Paul F. Tompkins

Actor | There Will Be Blood

Started out in stand-up comedy in 1986 at The Comedy Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was half of a duo with the late Rick Roman. Dropped out of Temple University. Moved to Los Angeles in 1994. Met actor Jay Johnston through their mutual friend, Adam McKay, and created a live sketch show...

12. Aziz Ansari

Actor | Parks and Recreation

Aziz Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina, to Fatima, a medical office worker, and Shoukath, a gastroenterologist. His family is from Tamil Nadu, India. He graduated from NYU as a business major in 2004. He graduated from the South Carolina Governor's School for Math and Science in ...

13. T.J. Miller

Actor | Silicon Valley

A comedian. Improvisation, sketch and stand-up are his forte.

Todd Joseph Miller was born in Denver, Colorado, to Leslie, a clinical psychologist, and Kent Miller, an attorney. He went to East High School, and college in Washington, D.C. There, he performed with the group receSs for 4 years, being ...

14. Jim Gaffigan

Actor | The Bleeder

Indiana native Jim Gaffigan arrived in New York City in 1990 at the age of 24. Officially, he had relocated to work in advertising, but his real fascination with New York had a lot more to do with pursuing his dream of making people laugh as an actor and stand-up comic, a dream he would eventually ...

15. John Mulaney

Writer | Documentary Now!

John Mulaney is a writer and actor, known for Documentary Now! (2015), Mulaney (2014) and Saturday Night Live (1975). He has been married to Annamarie Tendler since July 5, 2014.

16. Doug Benson

Actor | The LEGO Batman Movie

Doug Benson was born on July 2, 1962 in San Diego, California, USA as Douglas Steven Benson. He is an actor and producer, known for The LEGO Batman Movie (2017), You're the Worst (2014) and How I Met Your Mother (2005).

17. Todd Glass

Actor | Rebound

Solidly ensconced in the 30-40 demographic, comedian Todd Glass may now be considered ineligible to be labeled a wunderkind-but he certainly was one, having launched his career in comedy at age 16. Since that precocious start, the Philadelphia native has developed into a polished performer with a ...

18. Mike Birbiglia

Actor | Sleepwalk with Me

Mike Birbiglia was born on June 20, 1978 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Sleepwalk with Me (2012), Mike Birbiglia: What I Should Have Said Was Nothing (2008) and Your Sister's Sister (2011). His 2013 special, My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, was nominated for ...

19. Tim Heidecker

Writer | Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories

Tim Heidecker was born on February 3, 1976 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories (2013), Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007) and The Comedy (2012). He has been married to Marilyn Porayko since June 2, 2007. They have one ...

20. Patrice O'Neal

Actor | 25th Hour

O'Neal was born in New York in 1969, but moved to Boston when he was just 1 year old. He was educated at West Roxbury High School and went on to attend Northeastern University, both in Boston. After this, various jobs followed including a sausage cart vendor at a train station, flower seller and ...

21. Demetri Martin

Writer | (Dean)

Demetri Martin was born on May 25, 1973 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Dean (2016), Take Me Home Tonight (2011) and In a World... (2013). He has been married to Rachael Beame since June 1, 2012.

23. Neal Brennan

Writer | Chappelle's Show

Neal Brennan is a writer and producer, known for Chappelle's Show (2003), Half Baked (1998) and Get Him to the Greek (2010).

24. Chelsea Peretti

Actress | Parks and Recreation

Chelsea Peretti is a stand-up comedian, actress and writer who currently appears in FOX's Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013). The show won two Golden Globe Awards in 2014 including one for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy.

Peretti stars alongside Andy Samberg, Terry Crews and Joe Lo Truglio as '...

25. Myq Kaplan

Actor | And Punching the Clown

Myq Kaplan is an actor and writer, known for Punching Henry (2016), Stumped (2014) and The Comedy Show Show (2016).

26. Randy Liedtke

Actor | Slingshot Cops

Randy Liedtke is an actor and producer, known for Slingshot Cops (2016), Flulanthropy (2017) and Expecting (2013).

27. Eugene Mirman

Actor | Eugene!

Eugene Mirman is an actor, known for Eugene! (2012), Delocated (2009) and Flight of the Conchords (2007). He has been married to Katie Tharp since 2015.