A comedian is somebody who provides others with amusement or enjoyment. A comedian is a word that can be used to describe someone who is good to be around, who amuses you or makes you laugh. But being a comedian can also be a professional job. They perform in shows called stand up, where they stand before an audience and tell jokes and other funny stories. Sometimes comedians can be bad and the resort to stereotypical and often offensive humor to be funny. But there are great new comedians, like Hannah Gadsby, who is smart and political, and absolutely hilarious.

How do you get into stand-up comedy?

Stand-up comedy can be intimidating and daunting. You can get into stand-up comedy by taking a comedy class to get accustomed to being on stage and gain experience with joke writing as well as comedic structure. It is also recommended to perform at open mics to find your comedic voice.

How much do comedians get paid?

Starting comedians get paid an average of $14.04 per hour in the United States. This pay is variable depending on the experience level of the comedian. Top-level comedians earn more than $84,185 per year while comedians that are just starting in the field may earn up to $22,027 per year.

Who is the richest comedian?

Currently, the richest comedian in the world is Jerry Seinfeld, who is called the ‘King of Comedy’. Jerry Seinfeld has a net worth of $950 million, has starred in various shows like Frankie on Benson and the Tonight Show, and co-created the famous television series, Seinfeld, with Larry David.

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5’7” | 1.70 m
June 1, 1981
Amy Schumer
170.000
1981.00
447000
3D
Amy Schumer
5’6” | 1.68 m
February 23, 1983
Aziz Ansari
168.000
1983.00
77000
3D
Aziz Ansari
Bill Burr
384000
5’10” | 1.78 m
June 10, 1968
Bill Burr
178.000
1968.00
384000
3D
Bill Burr
6’0” | 1.83 m
July 12, 1937
Bill Cosby
183.000
1937.00
216000
3D
Bill Cosby
5’10” | 1.78 m
February 7, 1965
Chris Rock
178.000
1965.00
166000
3D
Chris Rock
6’4” | 1.93 m
April 18, 1963
Conan O’Brien
193.000
1963.00
154000
3D
Conan O’Brien
6’0” | 1.83 m
August 24, 1973
Dave Chappelle
183.000
1973.00
429000
3D
Dave Chappelle
6’2” | 1.88 m
April 12, 1947
David Letterman
188.000
1947.00
128000
3D
David Letterman
5’9” | 1.75 m
April 3, 1961
Eddie Murphy
175.000
1961.00
342000
3D
Eddie Murphy
5’7” | 1.70 m
January 26, 1958
Ellen DeGeneres
170.000
1958.00
409000
3D
Ellen DeGeneres
6’5” | 1.96 m
January 12, 1954
Howard Stern
196.000
1954.00
301000
3D
Howard Stern
5’8” | 1.73 m
August 22, 1978
James Corden
173.000
1978.00
224000
3D
James Corden
Jay Leno
130000
5’11” | 1.80 m
April 28, 1950
Jay Leno
180.000
1950.00
130000
3D
Jay Leno
5’11” | 1.80 m
April 29, 1954
Jerry Seinfeld
180.000
1954.00
192000
3D
Jerry Seinfeld
6’2” | 1.88 m
January 17, 1962
Jim Carrey
188.000
1962.00
351000
3D
Jim Carrey
6’0” | 1.83 m
September 19, 1974
Jimmy Fallon
183.000
1974.00
364000
3D
Jimmy Fallon
5’11” | 1.80 m
November 13, 1967
Jimmy Kimmel
180.000
1967.00
225000
3D
Jimmy Kimmel
Joe Rogan
656000
5’7” | 1.70 m
August 11, 1967
Joe Rogan
170.000
1967.00
656000
3D
Joe Rogan
6’0” | 1.83 m
April 23, 1977
John Oliver
183.000
1977.00
321000
3D
John Oliver
5’7” | 1.70 m
November 28, 1962
Jon Stewart
170.000
1962.00
154000
3D
Jon Stewart
5’4” | 1.63 m
July 6, 1979
Kevin Hart
163.000
1979.00
531000
3D
Kevin Hart
5’11” | 1.80 m
July 2, 1947
Larry David
180.000
1947.00
138000
3D
Larry David
5′5″ | 1.65 m
June 28, 1926
Mel Brooks
165.000
1926.00
217000
3D
Mel Brooks
5’3” | 1.60 m
January 27, 1969
Patton Oswalt
160.000
1969.00
233000
3D
Patton Oswalt
5’8” | 1.73 m
June 25, 1961
Ricky Gervais
173.000
1961.00
119000
3D
Ricky Gervais
5’7” | 1.70 m
July 21, 1951
Robin Williams
170.000
1951.00
427000
3D
Robin Williams
5’10” | 1.78 m
November 22, 1921
Rodney Dangerfield
178.000
1921.00
139000
3D
Rodney Dangerfield
5’7” | 1.70 m
December 1, 1970
Sarah Silverman
170.000
1970.00
296000
3D
Sarah Silverman
5’11” | 1.80 m
December 28, 1973
Seth Myers
180.000
1973.00
196000
3D
Seth Myers
5’11” | 1.80 m
May 13, 1964
Stephen Colbert
180.000
1964.00
401000
3D
Stephen Colbert
6’1” | 1.85 m
January 17, 1957
Steve Harvey
185.000
1957.00
343000
3D
Steve Harvey
6’0” | 1.83 m
August 14, 1945
Steve Martin
183.000
1945.00
150000
3D
Steve Martin
5’5” | 1.65 m
March 24, 1971
Tig Notaro
165.000
1971.00
44000
3D
Tig Notaro
5’11” | 1.80 m
February 20, 1984
Trevor Noah
180.000
1984.00
402000
3D
Trevor Noah
6’3” | 1.91 m
July 16, 1967
Will Ferrell
191.000
1967.00
194000
3D
Will Ferrell
5′5″ | 1.65 m
December 1, 1935
Woody Allen
165.000
1935.00
209000
3D
Woody Allen
Dave Chappelle
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Dave Chappelle in relation to other comedians

Dave Chappelle is a comedian and actor best known for the creation of his famous comedy show, Chappelle Show, and has been widely regarded as a comedic genius. Inspired by comedians like Eddie Murphy and Richord Pryor, Chappelle moved to New York City and began his career doing comedy at a famous Harlem theater, The Apollo. After creating several failed pilots for television shows, Chappelle landed a deal creating Chappelle Show in 2003. In 2005 Dave Chappelle walked away from a 50 million dollar contract and left Chappelle Show going on a hiatus to reflect on his life and regain focus for his stand up comedy career, which was the most important thing for him.

Dave Chappelle has a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Dave Chappelle labeled with overall height
Dave Chappelle is a comedian and actor best known for the creation of his famous comedy show, Chappelle Show, and has been widely regarded as a comedic genius. Inspired by comedians like Eddie Murphy and Richord Pryor, Chappelle moved to New York City and began his career doing comedy at The Apollo.

Dave Chappelle has a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 1988-Present

Given Name
David Khari Webber Chappelle
Years Active
August 24, 1973

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Amy Schumer
Height illustrations of Amy Schumer in various postures and attires

Amy Schumer is an American comedian. She was born in New York City and began her comedy career in an off-Broadway role after graduating college. Her big break came in 2004, when she began performing at Gotham Comedy Club. Her comedy show, Inside Amy Schumer, launched in 2013, to critical acclaim. She is also an actress and has appeared in comedies including Trainwreck and I Feel Pretty. In 2018, she received a Tony Award nomination for her Broadway debut. She is married to chef Chris Fischer – they have one son.

Amy Schumer is 5 foot 7 inches (1.70 m) tall.

Amy Schumer is an American comedian. She was born in New York City and began her comedy career in an off-Broadway role after graduating college. Her big break came in 2004, when she began performing at Gotham Comedy Club. Her comedy show, Inside Amy Schumer, launched in 2013, to critical acclaim.

Amy Schumer is 5 foot 7 inches (1.70 m) tall.

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Nationality: United States
Years Active: 2004–Present

Given Name
Amy Beth Schumer
Years Active
June 1, 1981

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Woody Allen
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Woody Allen in relation to other directors

Woody Allen, born Allan Stewart Konigsberg, is a director, writer, and actor, best known for his romantic comedies, Annie Hall and Manhattan. Woody Allen was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and had his break into show business with writing jokes for the local newspaper, before becoming a successful stand-up comedian. While performing stand-up, Woody Allen was recruited to write a script for Warren Beatty to star in; however, Woody Allen also cast himself and gave himself all the best lines leading to Warren Beatty leaving the production before completion. He has been making films since 1966 and has released a film every year since 1982 (excluding 2018).

Allen is known for his specific film style; the creation of idiosyncratic characters who engage in lengthy dialogue, the alluring cinematography and the slightly surreal aspect of his staging. Popular films include Annie Hall and Manhattan. Woody Allen is a somewhat controversial figure; he married his ex-partner’s adopted daughter Soon- Yi Previn in 1997 and he has also been accused of numerous counts of sexual assault. There is much debate about whether he should continue to be celebrated as an important film director.

Woody Allen has a height of 5′5″ (1.65 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Woody Allen labeled with overall height
Woody Allen, born Allan Stewart Konigsberg, is a director, writer, and actor, best known for his romantic comedies, Annie Hall and Manhattan. Woody Allen was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and had his break into show business with writing jokes for newspapers before stand-up comedy.

Woody Allen has a height of 5′5″ (1.65 m).

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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 1956–Present

Given Name
Allan Stewart Konigsberg
Birthday
December 1, 1935

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Conan O’Brien
Collection of drawings of Conan O’Brien measured with overall height

Conan O’Brien is Amercian television personality. He was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he later went on to attend Harvard University. Moving to Los Angeles after graduation, where he began work as a writer for several comedy shows, including Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons. He has been the host of his own show, Conan, since 2010. He is known for his awkward, self deprecating hosting style. He is married to Liza Powel - they have two children together. He is an ordained minister.

Conan O’Brien has a height of 6’4” (1.93 m).

Conan O’Brien is Amercian television personality. He was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he later went on to attend Harvard University. He worked a writer for several comedy shows, including Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons. He has been the host of his own show, Conan, since 2010.

Conan O’Brien has a height of 6’4” (1.93 m).

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April 18, 1963

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Aziz Ansari
Size comparison drawings of Aziz Ansari comparing the heights of other related comedians

Aziz Ansari is best known as a comedian and actor in the popular show Parks and Recreation. Aziz Ansari began his career performing stand up comedy and guest starring in popular television shows and in 2005 Rolling Stone Magazine put him on the “Hot List” giving his career a boost into popularity. Ansari went on to star in Parks and Recreation and also created a television show called Master of None, which earned him multiple Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe in 2018. Aziz Ansari has also played roles in movies such as Funny People, I Love You Man, and This is the End.

Aziz Ansari has a height of 5’6” (1.68 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Aziz Ansari with height measurements
Aziz Ansari is best known as a comedian and actor in the popular show Parks and Recreation. Aziz Ansari began his career performing stand up comedy and guest starring in popular television shows and in 2005 Rolling Stone Magazine put him on the “Hot List” giving his career a boost into popularity.

Aziz Ansari has a height of 5’6” (1.68 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Aziz Ansari with height measurements
Aziz Ansari
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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 2004–Present

Given Name
Aziz Ismail Ansari
Years Active
February 23, 1983

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