Comedian Biographies

Read online full biographies of some of the best stand up comedians ever, like George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock or Eddie Izzard and many more. They walk on the stage and they make us laugh, but behind every comedian there is always an interesting man with a different story. We have followed each one's life, step by step, starting from their childhood, continuing with their debut in stand up and went until their latest stand up comedy show. Enjoy some fabulous stories!

Comedian Biography Robin Williams (Personal Life, Wives, Kids)

Robin Williams (Personal Life, Wives, Kids)

Robin McLaurim Williams was born on July 21, 1951. He is an American actor and comedian. Rising to fame with his role as the alien Mork in the TV series Mork and Mindy, and later stand-up comedy work, Williams has performed in many feature films since 1980. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting. He has also won two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards.

Comedian Biography Ricky Gervais (Career)

Ricky Gervais (Career)

In 1983, Ricky Gervais’ final year as a student at UCL (University College London), Gervais and his friend Bill Macrae released two singles “More to Lose” and “Bitter Heart”. The band was called Seona Dancing and they were signed by London Records.

Comedian Biography Ricky Gervais (Personal Life, Girlfriend)

Ricky Gervais (Personal Life, Girlfriend)

Ricky Dene Gervais was born on 25 June 1961. He is an English stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, musician and writer. Ricky Gervais achieved fame with his television series The Office and the subsequent series Extras, both of which he co-wrote and co-directed with Stephen Merchant. Gervais also played the lead roles in these two productions. He has performed on four sell-out stand-up comedy tours, and starred with Merchant and Karl Pilkington in the notorious podcast The Ricky Gervais Show. Ricky Gervais’ talent has won him a multitude of awards and honors, including seven BAFTA Awards, two British Comedy Awards, two Emmy Awards, one Golden and the 2006 Rose d'Or.

Comedian Biography Eddie Griffin (Personal Life, Career, Kids)

Eddie Griffin (Personal Life, Career, Kids)

American actor and stand-up comedian Edward "Eddie" Griffin was born July 15, 1969. He's best known for his sitcom, Malcolm and Eddie, along with co-star, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and his role in the 2002 comedy film, Undercover Brother . He also made headlines in 2007 for crashing a Ferrari Enzo.

Comedian Biography Bill Hicks (Personal Life, Career)

Bill Hicks (Personal Life, Career)

William Melvin "Bill" Hicks was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, and musician, born on December 16, 1961. His material largely consisted of general discussions about society, religion, politics, philosophy and personal issues. Stand-up comedian Bill Hicks died of pancreatic cancer in 1994 at the age of 32. In the years after his death, his work and legacy achieved the significant admiration and acclaim of numerous comedians, writers, actors and musicians.

Comedian Biography Charlie Murphy (Personal Life, Wife, Kids, Career)

Charlie Murphy (Personal Life, Wife, Kids, Career)

Charles Quinton "Charlie" Murphy was born July 12, 1959. He is an American actor, comedian and writer, famous for being a cast member and writer on the Comedy Central sketch-comedy series Chappelle's Show. Charlie is also known for his work with his younger brother, actor/comedian Eddie Murphy.

Comedian Biography Jimmy Carr (Personal Life, Career)

Jimmy Carr (Personal Life, Career)

James Anthony Patrick "Jimmy" Carr was born on 15 September 1972. He is a British-Irish stand-up comedian and humourist, known for his dark humour. He is also a writer, actor and presenter of radio and television. Stand-up comedian Jimmy Carr is best known from he began to appear in a number of Channel 4 television shows, most notably as the host of the panel show 8 out of 10 Cats. Comedian’s girlfriend is Karoline Copping, a commissioning editor for Five, whom he has been with since 2001.

Comedian Biography David Cross (Personal Life, Career)

David Cross (Personal Life, Career)

American actor, writer and stand-up comedian, David Cross was born on April 4, 1964. He is perhaps best known for his work on HBO's sketch comedy series Mr. Show and for his role as Tobias Fünke in the Fox sitcom Arrested Development. Since November 2010, he is dating actress Amber Tamblyn.

Comedian Biography Billy Connolly: Career

Billy Connolly: Career

In 1966, after he had completed a five-year apprenticeship as a boilermaker, stand-up comedian Billy Connolly accepted a ten-week job building an oil platform in Nigeria. Upon his return to Scotland, he worked at John Brown & Company, but focused increasingly on being a folk singer.

Comedian Biography Billy Connolly: Personal Life, Wife

Billy Connolly: Personal Life, Wife

William "Billy" Connolly, Jr., was born on 24 November 1942. He is a Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor. Known especially in his native Scotland by the nickname The Big Yin (The Big One), Connolly has been married to comedian and psychologist Pamela Stephenson since 1989. He started a folk career, but then turned to comedy where we can find him today.

Comedian Biography Russell Brand: Career

Russell Brand: Career

As a stand-up comedy actor, Brand's first significant appearance was at the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year final in 2000 and his performance attracted the attention of an agent, Nigel Klarfeld of Gagged and Bound Comedy Ltd. That year, he also made his Edinburgh debut as one-third of the stand-up show Pablo Diablo's Cryptic Triptych.

Comedian Biography Russell Brand: Personal Life, Wife

Russell Brand: Personal Life, Wife

English comedian, actor, columnist, singer, author and presenter of radio and television, Russell Edward Brand was born on 4 June 1975. Brand achieved fame in the UK for presenting a version of Big Brother: Big Brother's Big Mouth, and for his radio show, among other television series and award ceremonies. He is noted for various controversies that have surrounded him in the British media, such as the 2008 prank telephone calls that led to his resignation from the BBC. He is married with singer Katy Perry since 23 October 2010.

Comedian Biography Bill Cosby: Career

Bill Cosby: Career

Stand-up comedian Bill Cosby began his serious comedian career in 1962, when he appeared at The Glasslight Cafe, in New York. His first national appearance was in 1963 at NBC's The Tonight Show in the summer of 1963 which led to a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records, who released his debut LP Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow...Right!, the first in a series of popular comedy albums, in 1964. Cosby was making his reputation with humorous recollections of his childhood.

Comedian Biography Bill Cosby: Personal Life, Wife, Kids

Bill Cosby: Personal Life, Wife, Kids

American comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician and activist William Henry “Bill” Cosby Jr’s biogrpahy begins with him being born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is one of four sons born to Anna Pearl (born Hite), a maid, and William Henry Cosby, Sr., who served as a sailor in the U.S. Navy.

Comedian Biography Katt Williams (Personal Life, Wife, Kids, Career)

Katt Williams (Personal Life, Wife, Kids, Career)

Born on September 2, 1971 Micah S. Katt Williams is an American comedian, rapper, and actor. He is best known for his role as Money Mike in Friday After Next as well as for his permed hair. Katt Williams has been making his mark in Hollywood for over 10 years. Beginning his career at an early age, the young comic quickly discovered that he had a gift for making people laugh. Beneath the pimp-like image that he puts on stage, comedian Katt Williams is a family man, a loving father of eight children.

Comedian Biography Kevin Hart (Personal Life, Wife, Kids, Career)

Kevin Hart (Personal Life, Wife, Kids, Career)

American actor and comedian, Kevin Hart was born July 6, 1978. Hart was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is known in stand-up comedy for several stand-up TV specials for Comedy Central, including I'm a Grown Little Man (2009) and Seriously Funny (2010).

Comedian Biography Steven Wright (Personal Life, Career)

Steven Wright (Personal Life, Career)

On his full name Steven Alexander Wright is an American comedian, actor and writer. Born on December 6, 1955 he is known for his distinctly lethargic voice and slow, deadpan delivery of ironic, philosophical and sometimes nonsensical jokes and one-liners with contrived situations.

Comedian Biography Lewis Black (Personal Life, Career)

Lewis Black (Personal Life, Career)

American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor Lewis Niles Black was born on August 30, 1948. He is known for his comedy style, which often includes simulating a mental breakdown, or an increasingly angry rant, ridiculing history, politics, religion, trends and cultural phenomena. When not on the road performing, he resides in Manhattan. He also maintains a residence in Chapel Hill, N.C. He is currently the spokesman for Aruba Tourism, appearing in television ads that aired in late 2009 and 2010.

Comedian Biography Dave Attell - Personal Life and Career

Dave Attell - Personal Life and Career

Dave Attell, born January 18, 1965 in Queens, is an American stand-up comedian, the host of Comedy Central's Insomniac with Dave Attell and The Gong Show with Dave Attell.

Comedian Biography Adam Ferrara - Personal Life and Career

Adam Ferrara - Personal Life and Career

Born February 1966 in Long Island, Adam Ferrara is an American actor and comedian. He is currently playing the role of Chief "Needles" Nelson on the well received critically FX series Rescue Me and is also a co-host on the U.S. version of Top Gear.

Comedian Biography Bill Burr - Personal Life and Career

Bill Burr - Personal Life and Career

Stand-up comedian William “Bill” Burr was born in Canton, Massachusetts, on June 10, 1968. He started his stand-up career at age 23 after attending Emerson College and he has since amazed his audiences with his talent. In his shows, he mainly talks about dating, human sexuality, race relations, political correctness, professional sports.

Comedian Biography Alex Reymundo - Life and Career

Alex Reymundo - Life and Career

Born in Acapulco, Mexico, Alex Reymundo is a Mexican-American comedian and actor coming from a numerous family. He is now married and has two children: a boy and a girl. Alex first started performing stand-up comedy at the Funnybone Comedy Club in Arlington, Texas but the success came easily and now is one of the most loved Latino comedians.

Comedian Biography Bill Bailey - Personal Life and Career

Bill Bailey - Personal Life and Career

Bill Bailey, on his real name Mark Bailey, was born on 13 January 1964, in Bath, Somerset. He is an English stand-up comedian, musician and actor. Besides his extensive stand-up work, Bailey is well known for his appearances on Have I Got News, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, QI and Black Books. The artist Bill Bailey was listed by The Observer as one of the 50 funniest actors in British comedy in 2003. In 2007 and again in 2010, he was voted the 7th greatest stand-up comic on Chanel 4’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups. Bill Bailey is a patron of International Animal Rescue. He is married since 1998 with Kirsten and has a son named Dax.

Comedian Biography Tom Rhodes's Career

Tom Rhodes's Career

In a raucous stand up career spanning 25 years and 7 continents, Tom Rhodes has been on HBO, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and filmed two half hour specials for Comedy Central “Comedy Central presents…Tom Rhodes”.

Comedian Biography Aziz Ansari Career

Aziz Ansari Career

In 2001, while he was attending New York University, Aziz Ansari started performing stand up comedy in local bars and restaurants. Aziz Ansari's stand up comedy career started at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and at weekly shows like Invite Them Up.

Comedian Biography Aziz Ansari’s Personal Life

Aziz Ansari’s Personal Life

Aziz Ansari was born on February 23, 1983 in South Carolina, Columbia.

Comedian Biography Demetri Martin's Career

Demetri Martin's Career

After graduating from Yale University and went to the NYU School of Law, Demetri Martin decided to drop out one year before his graduation and in 2001 he appeared on Comedy Central's stand up Premium Bland, this being his first big break in stand up comedy.

Comedian Biography Demetri Martin's Personal life

Demetri Martin's Personal life

Comedian Demetri Martin was born on May 25, 1973, in New York City. Demetri Martin's mother, Lilian is a nutritionist and Dean Martin, the comedian's father is a Greek Orthodox priest.

Comedian Biography Russell Peters' Career

Russell Peters' Career

Russell Peters' stand up comedy career started in 1989, in Toronto, Ontario and he never stoped since. The well-known stand up comedian took his stand up comedy performance all over the United States, UK, Hong Kong, Australia, mainland China, South Africa, Denmark, Vietnam, Phillippines India, the Caribbean, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Lebanon and a lot of other countries.

Comedian Biography Russell Peters' Personal Life

Russell Peters' Personal Life

Russell Peters, by his full name, Russell Dominic Peters, was born in Toronto, Ontario, on September 29, 1970 and was raised in Brampton by his parents, Eric and Maureen Peters.

Comedian Biography George Lopez - Conflicts

George Lopez - Conflicts

Jay Leno is one of the persons on George Lopez's list, even though once upon a time, they were considered close friends. On the 24'th of January 2007, during an interview for the WOMX-FM in Orlando Florinda, George Lopez called Jay Leno "the biggest two-faced dude in TV".

Comedian Biography George Lopez Career

George Lopez Career

George Lopez stand up comedy career started in the 80's, the comedian becoming a success by the late 80's, with many appearances on television, comedy specials and being an regular in clubs around the country. George Lopez stand up comedy shows had been based on comedian's unfortunate childhood experiences and also the Mexican-American community in general.

Comedian Biography George Lopez Personal Life

George Lopez Personal Life

George Lopez was born on 23rd of April 1961, in Mission Hills , Los Angeles, California. The comedian George Lopez's childhood wasn't very happy, being abandoned by his father when he was only two months old and by his mother when the future comedian was only ten years old.

Comedian Biography Dane Cook's Career

Dane Cook's Career

In 1994, at 22 years old, the comedian Dane Cook moved to New York City and started follow his dream, by performing stand up comedy in different places and also he worked at Comedy Club and College circuits. Since 1996, Dane Cook lives in Los Angeles, where the comedian moved at 24 years old.

Comedian Biography Dane Cook's Personal Life

Dane Cook's Personal Life

Dane Cook was born on 18th of March 1972, in Boston, Massachusetts, being the son of Donna Cook a homemaker and George Cook, who had worked at a golf course,and later run a rock club in Cambridge. Dane Cook's religion is Irish Catholic, being raised in this religion alongside six siblings.

Comedian Biography Carlos Mencia - Accusations of Plagiarism

Carlos Mencia - Accusations of Plagiarism

Carlos Mencia was accused of plagiarism a few times. The first time, Carlos Mencia was accused by Joe Rogan who posted on his website an article in which he states that Carlos Mencia stole jokes from different comedians. Joe Rogan also confronted Carlos Mencia on the stage at Comedy Store and then posted a video of the altercation and on his blog, he compared video clips of Carlos Mencia's with those of others comedians.

Comedian Biography Carlos Mencia - Career

Carlos Mencia - Career

Carlos Mencia's stand up comedy career began at The Laugh Factory, a comedy club. Carlos Mecia first did stand up comedy on amateur night and after that, the comedian showcasted at The Comedy Store, where he became a regular. Ned Holness, better known as Carlos Mencia was named from Buscado Estrellas, "International comedy Grand Champion", but only after the comedian became a success in L.A.

Comedian Biography Carlos Mencia Personal Life

Carlos Mencia Personal Life

Carlos Mencia, by his real name Ned Arnel Mencia, was born on 22nd of October 1967 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, being the son of an Mexican mother and a Honduran father. Carlos Mencia was the seventeenth of eighteen children of Magdalena Mencia, who refused to give her son his biological father's, Roberto Holness, last name, because of a domestic fight that she have had with him.

Comedian Biography Bill Maher - Views

Bill Maher - Views

Bill Maher is not known only by his "unholy" love life and stand up comedy routines. He is well know for beeing very opinionated and in this article we will show you what are his political views and Bill Maher's Views on religion.

Comedian Biography Bill Maher - Career

Bill Maher - Career

In 1978, Bill Maher received his Bachelor in Arts in English and History from Cornell University and while he attended this college, Bill Maher made his first steps in stand up comedy, by trying stand up at Catch a Rising Star night club in New York. Bill Maher end up being the host of the New York City Catch a Rising Star in 1979.

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