The Greatest Black Comedians of All Time

There’s no denying the fact that often times black comedians are the best in the field! As members of a traditionally oppressed community, black comedians generally tend to inject their humor with important social and political messages relevant to the issues faced by the black communities. The ability to comment on significant topics in an entertaining way while amusing the audiences is an amazing skill that black comedians have mastered! Know about the greatest black comedians of all time!

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Gender: Male
Birthday: 07 February 1965
Born In: Andrews, South Carolina
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Chris Rock, known for unabashedly roasting his Hollywood counterparts when he's under the spotlight, hosted the 'Oscars' twice. As an artist, he has appeared on stage, TV, and movies, including 'Saturday Night Live.'


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Gender: Male
Birthday: 24 August 1973
Born In: Washington, D.C.
Sun Sign: Virgo
Dave Chappelle has won many awards and honours for his comic talent. These include two Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards and Mark Twain Prize. He was called the "comic genius of America" by Esquire magazine and was named 9th in the Rolling Stone's list of "50 Best Stand Up Comics of All Time".

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Gender: Male
Birthday: 01 December 1940
Born In: Peoria, Illinois, United States
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died On: 10 December 2005

In 1974, Richard Pryor was honored with two 'American Academy of Humor' awards. In 1998, he received the first-ever 'Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.' In 2017, he was ranked first on 'Rolling Stone' magazine's '50 best stand-up comics of all time' list.


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Gender: Male
Birthday: 05 October 1957
Born In: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Sun Sign: Libra
Died On: 09 August 2008

Bernie Mac's comedic skills earned him many awards, including a 'Black Reel Award,' four 'NAACP Image Awards,' and two 'Satellite Awards.' In 2017, he was named in 'Rolling Stone' magazine's '50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time' list.


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Gender: Male
Birthday: 03 April 1961
Born In: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Sun Sign: Aries

Eddie Murphy was ranked tenth on 'Comedy Central' channel's '100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time' list. He has received several awards, including the prestigious 'Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.'