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 Bill Maher - Personal Life

Bill Maher - Personal Life

Bill Maher, by his full name William Maher, Jr., was born on 20th of January 1956, in New York City. The comedian Bill Maher is the son of William Maher Sr and Julie Maher. Bill Maher's father, an Irish Catholic, was an NBC editor and his mother, a Jewish, was a nurse.

Comedian Biography Main Seinfeld Cast and Characters

Main Seinfeld Cast and Characters

Seinfeld is one of the funniest American sticoms that ever came to be. It was aired first on NBC on July 5, 1989 and the last show was broadcasted on May 14, 1998. This show has violated some of the mainstream television conventions which described the show as "about nothing". The show was driven by superficial conflict and the strange, yet comic, dispositions of the characters.

Comedian Biography Jerry Seinfeld - Career

Jerry Seinfeld - Career

In 1976, after graduating from Queen's College, Jerry Seinfeld made his stand up debut at New York City's Catch a Rising Star. After that, his career was boosted by an appearance on a Rodney Dangerfield HBO special.

Comedian Biography Jerry Seinfeld - Personal Life

Jerry Seinfeld - Personal Life

Jerry Seinfeld, by his full name, Jerome Alan Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn, New York City, on 29th of April 1954. Jerry Seinfeld's nickname is Little Jerry, he is 5'11" (1.80m) tall and is a New York Mets fan.

Comedian Biography Eddie Murphy - Career 2000 - 2009

Eddie Murphy - Career 2000 - 2009

In the summer of 2000, was released Eddie Murphy's movie Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, with Eddie Murphy featuring as six characters.

Comedian Biography Eddie Murphy - Career '90s

Eddie Murphy - Career '90s

In July 1976, at only 15 years old, Eddie Murphy made his stand up comedy debut at the Roosevelt Youth Centre, performing the routines written by him. After that Eddie Murphy started to perform in bars and youth centres and the comedian used the money for his enrolment at Nassau Community College, Garden City, New York.

Comedian Biography Eddie Murphy - Personal Life

Eddie Murphy - Personal Life

Eddie Murphy, by his full name, Edward Regan Murphy was born on 3rd of April, 1961, in Brooklyn, New York City. Eddie Murphy is 5'9 1/2" (1.77m) tall and comedian's nicknames are Ed or Murph. Eddie Murphy is the youngest son of Lilian Murphy and Charles Edward Murphy. Eddie Murphy's mother was a telephone operator and comedian's father was a transit police officer and a amateur comedian.

Comedian Biography Richard Pryor Career

Richard Pryor Career

Richard Pryor's comedy career was inspired by Bill Cosby and in 1963, the comedian Richard Pryor moved to New York and he started to perform in night clubs a stand up comedian. Richard Pryor's stand up comedy shows were performed on the same stage as Bob Dylan or Woody Allen.

Comedian Biography Richard Pryor - Personal Life

Richard Pryor - Personal Life

Richard Pryor was born on 1st of December 1940 and died on 19th of December 2005. Richard Pryor's full name is Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III and his nicknames were Richie, Dickie, Dick and Rich. Richard Pryor was 5'10" (1.78m)tall. Richard Pryor was the son of Gertude, a prostitute and Buck Carter (aka LeRoy Pryor). Richard Pryor's father was a bartender, boxer and veteran of WWII.

Comedian Biography Pablo Francisco Personal Life and Career

Pablo Francisco Personal Life and Career

Personal Life

The comedian Pablo Francisco was born on 5th of January 1974 in Tucson, Arizona.Pablo Francisco's full name is Pablo Ridson Francisco and the comedian has two nicknames: Tiko or Pablito. Comedian Pablo Francisco's origin is Chilean and he is now living in Redondo Beach, California.

Comedian Biography Dave Chappelle - Career 2000 - 2008

Dave Chappelle - Career 2000 - 2008

In 2000 Dave Chappelle's show Killin' Them Softly was recorded at Lincoln Theatre in Washington DC, being the comedians first major stand up comedy show. In the Dave Chappelle's show: Killin' Them Softly he talks about different topics from politics to social problems and personal relationships.

Comedian Biography Dave Chappelle - Career 1990's

Dave Chappelle - Career 1990's

Dave Chappelle's stand up comedy career started when he was only 14 years old. Dave Chappelle's decision to become a comedian was taken after he read an article about Bill Cosby. So, Dave Chappelle moved to New York in pursuit of his career as a comedian...

Comedian Biography Dave Chappelle - Personal Life

Dave Chappelle - Personal Life

The american stand up comedian Dave Chappelle was born on the 24th of August 1973 in Washington, DC. Dave Chappelle's full name is David Khari Webber Chappelle and his sign is Leo. Dave Chappelle is the son of William David Chappelle III and Yvonne Chappelle.

Comedian Biography Chris Rock - Career 2000 - 2008

Chris Rock - Career 2000 - 2008

In 2000 Chris Rock's jokes and performance from Bigger and Blacker comedy album brought him a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album. Also in 2000, Chris Rock received the American Comedy Awards for Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special. The award was for Chris Rock's HBO special Bring the Pain.

Comedian Biography Chris Rock - Career '80s and '90s

Chris Rock - Career '80s and '90s

In 1984, Chris Rock began performing stand up comedy shows in a chain of comedy clubs in New York City, called Catch a Rising Star. During one of his comedy shows, Chris Rock was dicovered at New York's Comedy Strip by Eddie Murphy.

Comedian Biography Chris Rock - Personal Life

Chris Rock - Personal Life

Chris Rock, by his full name Christopher Julius Rock III was born on the 7th of February 1965 in Andrews, South Carolina, but because Chris Rock's parents moved shortly after his birth, Chris Rock was raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, that is in Brooklyn, New York.

Comedian Biography Eddie Izzard - Comic Style

Eddie Izzard - Comic Style

Eddie Izzard's comedy style is influenced heavily by Monty Python, especially in his use of a stream-of-consciousness delivery that jumps between topics as he free associates on sage. The comedian Eddie Izzard usually doesn't work from a script, owing to his dyslexia. He often interrupts himself with new joke ideas turning his characters into different ones, and he also leaps from historical analysis to musings about household appliances.

Comedian Biography Eddie Izzard - Career

Eddie Izzard - Career

After that, in the 80's Eddie Izzard took his act into the streets where he performed for several years in Europe and across the United States. In 1987 the british comedian Eddie Izzard returned to Britain where he made his debut at The Comedy Store.

Comedian Biography Eddie Izzard - Personal Life

Eddie Izzard - Personal Life

The british comedian Eddie Izzard was born on 7th of February 1962 in Aden, Yemen. Eddie Izzard is the child of John Izzard and Dorothy Ella, british citizens. Eddie Izzard's father was an accountant and his mother was a midwife and nurse. Eddie Izzard has an two years older brother, Mark.

Comedian Biography Jeff Dunham - Cast (Suitcase Posse)

Jeff Dunham - Cast (Suitcase Posse)

Jeff Dunham's numerous plastic family has all the members it needs to form the unbeatable comedy alliance. Jeff Dunham comedy act usually includes just a few of all eight puppets, known by his fans as the "Suitcase Posse", puppets that when touched by comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham come to life and develop a personality.

Comedian Biography Jeff Dunham - Career

Jeff Dunham - Career

Edgar Bergen was a real source of inspiration for the future ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, who turned at an early age to Bergen's books and recordings, in order to learn the skills he needed when first starting out.

Comedian Biography Jeff Dunham - Personal Life

Jeff Dunham - Personal Life

The Early Years

The best of all time American comedian and ventriloquist, Jeff Dunham, was born in 1960 in Dallas, Texas. Jeff Dunham was adopted a few months after his birth by the Dunham family, Joyce and Howard.

Comedian Biography George Carlin's career - 2000-2008

George Carlin's career - 2000-2008

On 24th of April 2000 was released "Braindroppings" as book-on-tape and CD. The year 2000 was a busy year for comedian George Carlin, mostly because, during this year he wrote his second book, that was to be published in April 2001, he prepared the twelfth comedy HBO special show, to be broadcast November 2001 and did 150 stand up comedy concert shows.

Comedian Biography George Carlin's career - 1990s

George Carlin's career - 1990s

The comedian starts the year great and on January 12-13, 1990 the seventh HBO special of George Carlin stand-up comedy show / concert special, "Doin' It Again" was taped at State Theater, New Brunswick, New Jersey. George Carlin stand up comedy show includes the funny routines: "Euphemisms", "Feminist Blowjob", "Some People are Stupid" and "Life's Little Moments".

Comedian Biography George Carlin's career - 1980s

George Carlin's career - 1980s

In August 1981 George Carlin came back on stage with the comedy album "A Place for My Stuff" which was recorded in Las Vegas (live) and New York (studio). Comedian's album was released in November 1981, got nominated for Grammy award and included famous routines like "Have A Nice Day", "Asshole, Jackoff, Scumbag", "Interview With Jesus" and an early, incomplete version of "A Place for My Stuff".

Comedian Biography George Carlin's career - 1970s

George Carlin's career - 1970s

George Carlin knew moderate success until the mid 1970's when he changed both his comedy routines and his appearance by adopting a less conventional and more vulgar comedy routine.

Comedian Biography George Carlin's career - 1960s

George Carlin's career - 1960s

In March 1960 - George Carlin and Burns started a morning radio show on KDAY, Hollywood, after taping and creating "The Wright Brothers". It is known about George Carlin that years later, when the funniest comedian was honored with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, the comedian requested that it would be placed in front of KDAY studios.

Comedian Biography George Carlin's Personal Life

George Carlin's Personal Life

George Carlin, by his full name George Denis Patrick Carlin is one of the top comedians of America. George Carlin was born on 12 May 1937 and died on June 22, 2008.

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