African-American comedians

Posted Aug 27, 2012
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  1. Jamie Foxx
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    Jamie Foxx

    679,494 views

    Eric Marlon Bishop (born December 13, 1967), known professionally as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer, comedian, writer, and producer.


  2. Raven-Symoné
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    Raven-Symoné

    399,959 views

    Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman (/ˈr.vən sɪˈmn/; born December 10, 1985) is an American actress, comedian, model, singer, songwriter, dancer, television producer and talk show host. She first appeared on television in 1989 on The Cosby Show as Olivia Kendall. She released her debut album, Here's to New Dreams in 1993; the single, "That's What Little Girls Are Made Of" charted number 68 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The next album, Undeniable, was released on May 4, 1999.


  3. Queen Latifah
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    Queen Latifah

    424,382 views

    Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), professionally known by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, model, television producer, record producer, comedienne, and talk show host. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she signed with Tommy Boy Records in 1989. In November 1989, she had released her debut album All Hail the Queen (1989), featuring the hit single "Ladies First" with Monie Love. Latifah released her second album Nature of a Sista (1991), which was her final album with Tommy Boy Records.


  4. Nick Cannon
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    Nick Cannon

    423,148 views

    Nicholas Scott "Nick" Cannon (born October 8, 1980) is an American rapper, actor, comedian, television and radio host, and producer. On television, Cannon began as a teenager on All That before going on to host The Nick Cannon Show, Wild 'N Out, and America's Got Talent. He acted in the films Drumline, Love Don't Cost a Thing, and Roll Bounce. As a rapper he released his debut self-titled album in 2003 with the hit single "Gigolo", a collaboration with singer R. Kelly. In 2007 he played the role of the fictional footballer TJ Harper in the film Goal II: Living the Dream. In 2006, Cannon recorded the singles "Dime Piece" and "My Wife" for the planned album Stages, which was never released. Cannon married American R&B/pop singer Mariah Carey in 2008. He filed for divorce in December 2014 after six years of marriage, which was finalized in April 2015.


  5. Regina Hall
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    Regina Hall

    252,289 views

    Regina Hall (born December 12, 1970) is an American film and television actress and comedienne known for her lead role of Brenda Meeks in four of the five Scary Movie films, Candace in Think Like a Man and its sequel Think Like a Man Too and as Corretta Lipp in the FOX comedy-drama Ally McBeal.


  6. Eddie Murphy
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    Eddie Murphy

    244,803 views

    Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American comedian, actor, writer, singer, and director.


  7. Whoopi Goldberg
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    Whoopi Goldberg

    221,055 views

    Caryn Elaine Johnson (born November 13, 1955), better known by her stage name Whoopi Goldberg (/ˈhwʊpi/), is an American actress, comedian, writer, social critic, and television host. She has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for her work in television, and is one of the few entertainers who has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award. She was the second black woman in the history of the Academy Awards to win an acting Oscar. In the 1990s, Goldberg was rumored to be the highest paid actress for her appearances in film.


  8. Damon Wayans
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    Damon Wayans

    128,890 views

    Damon Kyle Wayans, Sr. (/ˈdmən ˈw.ənz/; born September 4, 1960) is an American actor, comedian, writer and producer, member of the Wayans family of entertainers. Wayans performed as a comedian and actor throughout the 1980s, including a yearlong stint on the sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, although his true breakthrough came as a co-creator and performer on his own sketch comedy show, In Living Color, from 1990 to 1992. Since then he has starred in a number of films and television shows, some of which he has co-produced or co-written, including The Last Boy Scout and Major Payne, and the sitcom My Wife and Kids.


  9. Chris Tucker
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    Chris Tucker

    135,784 views

    Christopher "Chris" Tucker (born August 31, 1971) is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He is known for playing the role of Smokey in Friday and as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. Tucker became a frequent stand up performer on Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s. He has also appeared in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element.


  10. Arsenio Hall
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    Arsenio Hall

    75,129 views

    Arsenio Cheron Hall, Sr. (born February 12, 1956) is an American comedian and talk show host. He is best known for hosting The Arsenio Hall Show, a late-night talk show that ran from 1989 until 1994, and a revival of the same show from 2013 to 2014.


  11. Marlon Wayans
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    Marlon Wayans

    70,784 views

    Marlon Lamont Wayans (born July 23, 1972) is an American actor, model, producer, comedian, writer, and director of movies, beginning with his role as a pedestrian in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka in 1988. He frequently collaborates with his brother Shawn Wayans, as he was on The WB sitcom The Wayans Bros. and in the comedic films Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, White Chicks, Little Man, and Dance Flick. However, Wayans had a dramatic role in Darren Aronofsky's critically acclaimed Requiem for a Dream, which saw his departure from the usual comedies.


  12. Wayne Brady
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    Wayne Brady

    84,101 views

    Wayne Alphonso Brady (born June 2, 1972) is an American actor, singer, voice actor, comedian, and television personality, known for his work as a regular on the American version of the improvisational comedy television series Whose Line Is It Anyway?. He was the host of the daytime talk show The Wayne Brady Show, the original host of Fox's Don't Forget the Lyrics!, and has hosted Let's Make a Deal since its 2009 revival.


  13. Aisha Tyler
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    Aisha Tyler

    68,530 views

    Aisha Tyler (born September 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, author, producer, writer, and director. She is known for portraying Andrea Marino in the first season of Ghost Whisperer, voicing Lana Kane in Archer, and portraying Mother Nature in the Santa Clause film series, as well as recurring roles in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Talk Soup, and Friends. She is a co-host of The Talk, and the current host of Whose Line is it Anyway?, and has hosted the past four Ubisoft E3 press conferences.


  14. Shawn Wayans
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    Shawn Wayans

    67,978 views

    Shawn Mathis Wayans (born January 19, 1971) is an American actor, DJ, producer, writer and comedian who starred in In Living Color and The Wayans Bros.. He is the brother of Keenen Ivory, Damon Sr., Marlon, Kim, and Nadia Wayans.


  15. Chris Rock
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    Chris Rock

    66,555 views

    Christopher Julius "Chris" Rock III (born February 7, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, voice artist and producer.


  16. Martin Lawrence
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    Martin Lawrence

    68,972 views

    Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence (born April 16, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, and filmmaker. He came to fame during the 1990s, establishing a Hollywood career as a leading actor, most notably in the films House Party, Boomerang, Bad Boys, Nothing to Lose, Blue Streak, Life, Big Momma's House, and A Thin Line Between Love & Hate.


  17. Niecy Nash
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    Niecy Nash

    49,511 views

    Carol Denise "Niecy" Nash (née Carol Denise Ensley; born February 23, 1970) is an American comedian, model, actress, and producer, best known for her performances on television.


  18. Dave Chappelle
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    Dave Chappelle

    47,212 views

    David Khari Webber "Dave" Chappelle (/ʃəˈpɛl/, born August 24, 1973) is an American comedian, screenwriter, producer, and actor. After beginning his film career in 1993 as Ahchoo in Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men in Tights, he landed minor roles in box office hits including The Nutty Professor, Con Air, and Blue Streak. His first lead role was in the 1998 comedy film Half Baked, directed by Tamra Davis and co-written by Neal Brennan and Chappelle himself.


  19. Kevin Hart
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    Kevin Hart

    71,045 views

    Kevin Darnell Hart (born July 6, 1979) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hart began his career by winning several amateur comedy competitions at clubs throughout New England, culminating in his first real break in 2000 when he was cast by Judd Apatow for a recurring role on the TV series Undeclared. The series lasted only one season, but he soon landed other roles in movies like Paper Soldiers (2002), Scary Movie 3 (2003), Soul Plane (2004), In the Mix (2005) and Little Fockers (2010).


  20. Bill Cosby
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    Bill Cosby

    52,006 views

    William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author.


  21. Jimmie Walker
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    Jimmie Walker

    50,709 views

    James Carter "Jimmie" Walker, Jr. (born June 25, 1947) is an American actor and comedian, known for portraying James Evans, Jr. (J.J.), the oldest son of Florida and James Evans, Sr. on the CBS television series Good Times, (19741979); in which he was nominated for Golden Globe awards Best Supporting Actor In A Television Series in 1975 and 1976. While on the show, Walker's character was known for the catchphrase "Dy-no-mite!" which he also used in his mid-1970s TV commercial for a Panasonic line of cassette and 8-track tape players. He also starred in Let's Do It Again with Amos, and The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened with James Earl Jones. Walker continues to tour the country with his stand-up comedy routine.


  22. Sommore
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    Sommore

    52,917 views

    Sommore (born Lori Ann Rambough; May 16, 1966) is an American comedian and actress. She appeared in the films Friday After Next, Soul Plane, Dirty Laundry.


  23. Keenen Ivory Wayans
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    Keenen Ivory Wayans

    46,190 views

    Keenen Ivory Wayans, Sr. (born June 8, 1958) is an American actor, comedian, producer, director and writer, and a member of the Wayans Family of entertainers. He first came to prominence as the host and co-creator of the 1990-1994 Fox sketch comedy series In Living Color. He has produced, directed and/or written a large number of films, starting with Hollywood Shuffle, which he co-wrote, in 1987. A majority of these films have included him and one or more of his brothers and sisters in the cast. One of these films, Scary Movie (2000), which Wayans directed, was the highest-grossing movie ever directed by an African American until it was surpassed by Tim Story's Fantastic Four in 2005. From 1997 to 1998, he hosted the talk show The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show. Most recently, he was a judge for the eighth season of Last Comic Standing.


  24. Steve Harvey
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    Steve Harvey

    36,522 views

    Broderick Stephen "Steve" Harvey (born January 17, 1957) is an American comedian, television host, radio personality, actor, and author. He hosts The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Steve Harvey (the talk show), and Family Feud. He is the author of Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which was published in March 2009, and the book Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find and Keep a Man.


  25. LaWanda Page
    #25

    LaWanda Page

    65,799 views

    LaWanda Page (October 19, 1920 – September 14, 2002), born Alberta Peal, was an American actress and comedienne best known for her role as Aunt Esther in the 1970s TV sitcom Sanford and Son. She later reprised the role in Sanford Arms and Sanford.


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