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That old brick wall that serves as the backdrop for so many comedians symbolizes the man-against-the-world scenario that all
comics enter when they walk up on stage and take the microphone in their hand. According to some comedians, that aggravating,
humiliating position that comics assume night after night is instrumental in leading a stand up comedian from bombing in
local clubs to blowing crowds away in national venues. The drama, the passion and of course a few hilarious comedy jokes along
the way are the heart of what makes a great comedian top a list of famous stand up comedians.

Comedy monologues as portrayed by professional stand up comedians got their cultural start in the early Vaudeville days of the
19th century. Vaudeville shows in the United States were like a variety act show for entertainers of all kinds, including those
who were particular skilled in the art of the yuck. Small fry comedians were bombarded with unwanted produce. However, with
comedy central to their art, many of those aspiring entertainers from the Vaudeville tradition gained lasting fame at the
beginning of the previous century, including Jack Benny, Bob Hope and Frank Fay.

Through the years since, the list of female comedians has grown, including Kathleen Madigan, Caroline Rhea, Wendy Liebman,
and Aisha Tyler, as well as contemporaries like Jan McGinnis and Nancy Witter (all who are on the list of female
comedians available through At the same time, ethnic minorities have developed their own styles of comedy.
A partial list of black comedians who have achieved national stardom include Chris Rock, Sinbad, Wayne Brady, George Wallace
and Alonzo Bodden. also features a list of Latino stand up comedians, as well as many of the other varieties and styles of comedy that populate
the current comedy scene.

While many great comedians have risen to the top of fame and have developed their own comedy legacy, newcomers on the scene
haven’t likely cut their chops at the school of hard knocks, yet. Don’t waste your time searching around the internet to filter
out the newbies from the professionals. At you’ll find only those comedians who are at the top of their game,
certain to bring any house down.

Check out our list of famous comedians to find a whole slew of impeccable yuck masters. For example, look no further than to book Jeff Caldwell, Dan Naturman, Pat McGann, Andy Hendrickson or Cory Kahaney who are all late night talk show veterans.
Other top comedians you’ll find through our roster include Brian Regan, Jay Leno, Kevin Nealon and Dana Carvey.

Don’t discover the hard way that some comedians are destined to bomb. Be sure to look over for a list of
only the most professional, cutting edge and gut-busting comedians in the business. Whatever type of comedy you’re after is
perched in our pages, anxiously awaiting the chance to help you and your audience to squirt their drinks out of their noses.