5 Most Popular Comedians of All Time

Famous comedians have been entertaining audiences for centuries. From the witty quips of Shakespeare to the irreverent humor of modern stand-up comics, comedy has always been a major source of entertainment. Whether they’re performing in stadiums or local comedy clubs, today’s comedians use their quick wit and improvisational skills to make us laugh and think. Through their comedic lens, famous comedians offer an often humorous and irreverent look at life, making them beloved by audiences everywhere.

John Candy

John Candy was a Canadian actor and fat white comedian known for his roles in popular films such as “Stripes,” “Spaceballs,” and “The Great Outdoors.” He was also known for his work on SCTV, the Second City Television comedy show. He died in 1994 at the age of 43 from a heart attack.

Bill Burr

Bill Burr is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, podcaster and radio host. He is best known for his stand-up specials on Netflix and his weekly podcast titled “The Monday Morning Podcast”. He also co-starred in the television series Breaking Bad. His comedic style is often abrupt, confrontational and controversial.

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She is best known for her role in the sitcom Ellen and hosting The Ellen DeGeneres Show since 2003. She has won numerous awards for her work in comedy and television, including 30 Emmy Awards and 20 People’s Choice Awards. DeGeneres is an LGBT rights activist, having received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.

Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler is an American comedian, actress, writer, television host, producer and activist. She hosted the late night talk show Chelsea Lately on the E! Network from 2007 to 2014 and released a documentary series, Chelsea Does, on Netflix in 2016. Handler has written five books that have made the New York Times Best Seller List and has become one of Entertainment Weekly’s 100 Most Powerful People in Hollywood. She is also known for her advocacy of LGBT rights through her work with LGBT organizations such as The Trevor Project and GLAAD.

Lou Costello

Lou Costello was of the famous American fat comedians and actor best known for his work in the double-act comedy team of Abbott and Costello. He was one half of the most popular comedy teams in history, with Bud Abbott. Together, they appeared in films such as The Naughty Nineties (1945) and Buck Privates (1941). Lou Costello’s signature character roles were that of a dim-witted but lovable goofball.