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
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).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Woody Allen labeled with overall height
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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 1956–Present

Given Name
Allan Stewart Konigsberg
Birthday
December 1, 1935

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Larry David

Larry David is an American comedian, producer and scriptwriter. He is known for his work on television series Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He co-created Seinfeld with Jerry Seinfeld and was the head writer and executive producer of the show for the first seven seasons. Curb Your Enthusiasm is a semi-autobiographical show and is based on David’s life as a television writer and producer. The show has been nominated for a record-breaking 38 Emmy awards and has become increasingly popular over the past two decades. Since 2015, Larry David has regularly appeared on Saturday Night Live impersonating American politician Bernie Sanders. He is worth over $400 million.

Larry David has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Larry David with overall height
Larry David is an American comedian, producer and scriptwriter. He is known for his work on television series Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He co-created Seinfeld with Jerry Seinfeld and was the head writer and executive producer of the show for the first seven seasons.

Larry David has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Larry David with overall height
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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 1980–Present

Given Name
Lawrence Gene David
Birthday
July 2, 1947

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Kevin Hart
Height diagram with a series of illustrations of Kevin Hart performing

Kevin Hart was born in Philadelphia in 1979. He began his career as a stand up comedian, winning several comedy competitions throughout New England. He has appeared in several blockbuster films, such as Paper Soldiers, The 40 Year Old Virgin, and the Scary Movie franchise. He is best known for his comedy routines where he is known for talking about his mother, a loving but intimidating woman. He was listed as one of Time Magazine’s top 100 influential people in 2015. He is set to appear in the upcoming Jumanji film.

Kevin Hart is 5 foot 4 inches (1.63 m) tall.

Kevin Hart was born in Philadelphia in 1979. He is best known for his comedy routines where he is known for talking about his mother, a loving but intimidating woman. He was listed as one of Time Magazine’s top 100 influential people in 2015. He is set to appear in the upcoming Jumanji film.

Kevin Hart is 5 foot 4 inches (1.63 m) tall.

Kevin Hart
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Nationality: United States
Years Active: 2001–Present

Given Name
Kevin Darnell Hart
Years Active
July 6, 1979

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Kevin Hart front (casual), front (performing), front (jacket)

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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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Patton Oswalt
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Patton Oswalt in relation to other comedians

Patton Oswalt is a famous voice actor and comedian known for his unique voice and boisterous TV personality. Patton Oswalt got his big break as an actor with the show Seinfeld and went on to star in a variety of other television shows such as Community, Kim Possible and Mystery Science Theater 3000. The beginning of Oswalt’s career started with stand-up comedy and he also wrote for the comedy series MadTv. Patton Oswalt is an atheist and an animal advocate who spoke out against the chaining of dogs in Virginia. His late wife, Michelle McNamara had died suddenly leaving behind an unfinished book about the Golden Gate Killer, of which he finished in her memory and released in 2018.

Patton Oswalt has a height of 5’3” (1.60 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Patton Oswalt labeled with overall height
Patton Oswalt is a famous voice actor and comedian known for his unique voice and boisterous TV personality. Patton Oswalt got his big break as an actor with the show Seinfeld and went on to star in a variety of other television shows such as Community, Kim Possible and Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Patton Oswalt has a height of 5’3” (1.60 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Patton Oswalt labeled with overall height
Patton Oswalt
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Nationality: United States
Years Active: 1988–Present

Given Name
Patton Oswalt
Years Active
January 27, 1969

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