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
Eddie Murphy
Height comparison diagram of Eddie Murphy compared to other comedians

Eddie Murphy is a famous actor and comedian known for his explosive humor and great impact made in the comedy world. Eddie Murphy got his start on Saturday Night Live in the early 1980s and stayed with the show as a lead role for 4 years. Inspired by Richard Pryor as a young boy, Murphy released his first self titled comedy album in 1982 and followed it up with his second called Delirious the next year. Eddie Murphy was a big influence for some of the greatest comedians of our time and has received some of the greatest rewards including Academy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Award, the Primetime Emmy Award and the Golden Globes award. Along with his acting career, Eddie Murphy was also a singer and released a few hit songs like “Party All the Time” and “Put Your Mouth on Me” in the late 80s.

Eddie Murphy has a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Eddie Murphy with overall height
Eddie Murphy is a famous actor and comedian known for his explosive humor and great impact made in the comedy world. Eddie Murphy got his start on Saturday Night Live in the early 1980s and stayed with the show as a lead role for 4 years. Murphy was inspired by Richard Pryor as a young boy.

Eddie Murphy has a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Eddie Murphy with overall height
Eddie Murphy
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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 1976–Present

Given Name
Edward Regan Murphy
Years Active
April 3, 1961

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Ricky Gervais
Height comparison diagram of Ricky Gervais compared to other comedians

Ricky Gervais is an English actor, comedian, director, and producer who is known for co-creating the British mockumentary sitcom, The Office, which catapulted him into mainstream media. Ricky Gervais started his career as a standup comedian in the late 1990s and since then has performed various stand-up comedy tours and appeared in several tv shows. Ricky Gervais has won various accolades including 7 BAFTA Awards, 5 British Comedy Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, and a Golden Globe Award. Ricky Gervais’ most popular films include Ghost Town (2008), the trilogy of the Night at the Museum (2006-2014), and For Your Consideration (2006).

Ricky Gervais has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Ricky Gervais with overall height
Ricky Gervais is an English actor, comedian, director, and producer who is known for co-creating the British mockumentary sitcom, The Office, which catapulted him into mainstream media. Ricky Gervais started his career as a standup comedian in the late 1990s and since then has joined many tours.

Ricky Gervais has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Ricky Gervais with overall height
Ricky Gervais
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Nationality: England

Years Active: 1982–Present

Given Name
Ricky Dene Gervais
Years Active
June 25, 1961

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Ellen DeGeneres
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Ellen DeGeneres in relation to other media personalities

Ellen DeGeneres is a famous talk show host and popular icon in the LGBTQ community best known for her television talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Beginning in stand-up comedy in the early 1980s,  Ellen DeGeneres was part of many successful programs including her own sitcom called Ellen, where she famously came out as a Lesbian during an episode where Oprah Winfrey played her therapist and then later offically came out on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her coming out to the public paved the way for many women to feel empowered. Ellen has had a successful career that has included her being a host to the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards and Primetime Emmys.

Ellen DeGeneres has a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Ellen DeGeneres labeled with overall height
Ellen DeGeneres is a famous talk show host and popular icon in the LGBTQ community best known for her television talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Beginning in stand-up comedy in the early 1980s, Ellen DeGeneres was part of many successful programs including her own sitcom called Ellen.

Ellen DeGeneres has a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 1978–Present

Given Name
Ellen Lee DeGeneres
Birthday
January 26, 1958

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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.

Amy Schumer
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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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Jim Carrey
Set of illustrations of Jim Carrey in various poses dimensioned with overall height

Jim Carrey is a famous Canadian actor and comedian.  He rose to fame in the 1990s, becoming known for his specific acting style and physical slapstick comedy.  He appeared in The Mask, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and Liar Liar. He is also known for his more serious acting work, in films including The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind, and Man on the Moon. More recently, he has appeared in the television series, Kidding. He has one daughter, Jane Erin Carrey, who appears alongside her father in Kidding.

Jim Carrey has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Jim Carrey is a famous Canadian actor and comedian. He rose to fame in the 1990s, becoming known for his specific acting style and physical slapstick comedy. He appeared in The Mask, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and Liar Liar. He is also known for his more serious acting work.

Jim Carrey has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Jim Carrey
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6’2” | 1.88 m
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Nationality: Canada, United States
Years Active: 1980–Present

Given Name
James Eugene Carrey
Birthday
January 17, 1962

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Jim Carrey front (formal), front (casual), front (posing), side (walking)

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