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
Trevor Noah
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Trevor Noah is a famous comedian and talk show star best known for his current role in hosting The Daily Show. Earning his fame in satirical political comedy, Trevor Noah maintains a firm stance against the current Trump administration. Noah was the first South African comedian to perform on The Tonight Show in 2013 and went on to take the place of Jon Stewart in The Daily Show. He has appeared in a number of other films and shows over the years and has released a book titled Born a Crime, in 2016.

Trevor Noah has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Trevor Noah labeled with overall height
Trevor Noah is a famous comedian and talk show star best known for his current role in hosting The Daily Show. Earning his fame in satirical political comedy, Trevor Noah maintains a firm stance against the Trump administration. Noah was the first South African comedian on The Tonight Show in 2013.

Trevor Noah has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

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Nationality: South Africa

Years Active: 2002–Present

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Trevor Noah
Birthday
February 20, 1984

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Stephen Colbert
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Stephen Colbert is best known for his role as a talk show host and these days his political stance against President Trump. Stephen Colbert does not hold back his opinions when hosting his show The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, a position he stepped into following the famous David Letterman. Colbert got his start with Comedy Central with shows like Strangers With Candy and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Colbert has a way of contextualizing the insanity of our political environment in the United States while making us laugh and feel just a little better about it all.

Stephen Colbert has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

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Stephen Colbert is best known for his role as a talk show host and these days his political stance against President Trump. Stephen Colbert does not hold back his opinions when hosting his show The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, a position he stepped into following the famous David Letterman.

Stephen Colbert has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 1984–Present

Given Name
Stephen Tyrone Colbert
Birthday
May 13, 1964

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Jon Stewart
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Jon Stewart is a famous TV personality who is popular for his political stance as a Democrat and his famous talk show The Daily Show by Jon Stewart. Jon Stewart is a jack of all trades, a producer, actor, host, director and political voice. Jon Stewart began his career as a stand-up comedian and got his start on television with Comedy Central and soon after became host of The Daily Show. After Stewart became host of The Daily Show, the show gained a lot of popularity and while he was host it won multiple awards including 22 Primetime Emmys and 2 Grammy Awards. After leaving The Daily Show, Stewart’s most notable accomplishment is his fight for the first responders from 9/11, where he lobbied for the responders to have permanent funding through a Victim’s Compensation fund where the victims of 9/11 and first responders were finally guaranteed health care for life.

Jon Stewart has a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

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Jon Stewart is a famous TV personality who is popular for his political stance as a Democrat and his famous talk show The Daily Show by Jon Stewart. Jon Stewart is a jack of all trades, a producer, actor, host, director and political voice. Jon Stewart began his career as a stand-up comedian.

Jon Stewart has a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 1987–Present

Given Name
Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz
Birthday
November 28, 1962

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Jimmy Kimmel
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Jimmy Kimmel is a popular talk show host best known for his own late night talk show show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Jimmy Kimmel got his start in radio and was greatly inspired by David Letterman. Kimmel went on to attend Arizona State University, Kimmel began hosting radio shows, two of which he got fired from. Having purposely avoided a life on television, Kimmel ended up writing for FOX and ended up on the show 'Win Ben Stein’s Money,' where himself and Ben Stein went on to win an Emmy award for Best Game Show Host.

Jimmy Kimmel has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

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Jimmy Kimmel is a popular talk show host best known for his own late night talk show show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Jimmy Kimmel got his start in radio and was greatly inspired by David Letterman. Kimmel went on to attend Arizona State University and began hosting radio shows.

Jimmy Kimmel has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 1989–Present

Given Name
James Christian Kimmel
Birthday
November 13, 1967

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Bill Burr
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Bill Burr is best known for his “rage fueled” stand up comedy and host of the podcast All Things Comedy. Bill Burr’s comedy career began in the early 1990s when he moved to New York City and had a recurring role starring in the second season of The Chappelle Show. While his career began as a comedian, Bill Burr has made an impact as an actor, especially for his role in the hit series Breaking Bad as “Kuby”. He continues to run one of the most popular podcasts to date since 2007, All Things Comedy, and has been seen in multiple movies and TV shows throughout his career such as Stand Up Guys, The Heat, and The King of Staten Island.

Bill Burr has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

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Bill Burr is best known for his “rage fueled” stand up comedy and host of the podcast All Things Comedy. Bill Burr’s comedy career began in the early 1990s when he moved to New York City and had a recurring role starring in the second season of The Chappelle Show.

Bill Burr has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

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Nationality: United States
Years Active: 1992–Present

Given Name
William Frederick Burr
Years Active
June 10, 1968

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