Comedy & Stand-up

by me-624-860103 | created - 23 Apr 2019 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public

1. Chelsea Handler

Actress | This Means War

Chelsea Handler was born in Livingston, New Jersey, to a Mormon mother, Rita (Stoecker), who was born in Germany, and an American-born Jewish father, Seymour Handler. She was the youngest of six children. In 2002, Chelsea was one of the stars of Oxygen's Girls Behaving Badly (2002). Chelsea got her...

3. Lasse Rimmer

Writer | Casper & Mandrilaftalen

Lasse Rimmer is a Danish stand up comedian. His major breakthrough was in the TV comedy program called "Casper og Mandrilaftalen", which was one of the great breakthroughs of comedy in Denmark. After this he has been doing stand up shows f.ex "Fem på flugt" [five on the run].

4. Thomas Warberg

Actor | De nøgne

Thomas Warberg was born on June 11, 1985 in Toftlund, Denmark. He is known for his work on De nøgne (2008), Live fra Bremen (2009) and Pandaerne (2011).

5. Christian Fuhlendorff

Writer | Hånd i hånd

Christian Fuhlendorff is a writer and actor, known for Hånd i hånd (2018), Kristian (2009) and Det slører stadig (2013).

6. Will Ferrell

Producer | Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell, Jr., a musician. His parents were originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student ...

7. Ellen DeGeneres

Producer | Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Emmy-winning talk show host Ellen Lee DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana, a New Orleans suburb. She is the daughter of Betty DeGeneres (née Elizabeth Jane Pfeffer), a speech therapist, and Elliott Everett DeGeneres, an insurance agent. Her brother is musician and producer Vance DeGeneres. ...

8. Pete Holmes

Writer | CollegeHumor Originals

Pete Holmes is a writer and actor, known for CollegeHumor Originals (2006), Crashing (2017) and Pete Holmes: Faces and Sounds (2016). He has been married to Valerie Chaney since 2017.

9. Sarah Silverman

Actress | Wreck-It Ralph

Sarah Silverman was most recently the host of the two-time Emmy-nominated weekly topical series, I Love You America, which streamed on Hulu and also received a Writers Guild Awards nomination.

Silverman is currently working on a musical adaptation of her 2010 memoir and New York Times Bestseller ...

10. Jim Jefferies

Writer | Legit

Jim Jefferies was born on February 4, 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Geoffrey James Nugent. He is a writer and producer, known for Legit (2013), The Librarians (2013) and Jim Jefferies: Freedumb (2016).

11. Sebastian Maniscalco

Actor | Green Book

Let's face it: in our increasingly tepid, polite and politically correct culture we need more people like Sebastian Maniscalco. Forever able to seize the moment, never failing to speak his mind, always telling it like it is, this is one man who isn't afraid to put it all out there. Yes, the ...

12. Bill Hader

Actor | The Skeleton Twins

Bill Hader was born on June 7, 1978 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Skeleton Twins (2014), Inside Out (2015) and It Chapter Two (2019). He was previously married to Maggie Carey.

13. Bill Burr

Actor | The King of Staten Island

Bill Burr is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and podcaster. He is best known for playing Patrick Kuby in the crime drama series Breaking Bad, and creating and starring in the Netflix animated sitcom F Is for Family.

In 2008, Burr's voice was featured in the game Grand Theft Auto IV as ...

14. Lauren Lapkus

Actress | Jurassic World

Lauren Lapkus was born on September 6, 1985 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is known for her work on Jurassic World (2015), Crashing (2017) and Orange Is the New Black (2013). She has been married to Mike Castle since October 5, 2018. She was previously married to Chris Alvarado.

15. Seth MacFarlane

Writer | Family Guy

Seth Woodbury MacFarlane was born in the small New England town of Kent, Connecticut, where he lived with his mother, Ann Perry (Sager), an admissions office worker, his father, Ronald Milton MacFarlane, a prep school teacher, and his sister, Rachael MacFarlane, now a voice actress and singer. He ...

16. Amy Poehler

Actress | Inside Out

Amy Meredith Poehler was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to high school teachers Eileen Frances (Milmore) and William Grinstead Poehler. Her brother is comedian Greg Poehler. She is of Irish (from her mother) and English, Irish, German, and Portuguese (from her father) descent. Amy was first ...

17. Aubrey Plaza

Actress | Safety Not Guaranteed

Aubrey Christina Plaza (born June 26, 1984) is an American actress and comedian known for her deadpan style. She portrayed April Ludgate on Parks and Recreation (2009), and after appearing in supporting roles in several films, had her first leading role in the 2012 comedy Safety Not Guaranteed (...

18. Nick Offerman

Actor | Parks and Recreation

Nick Offerman was born in Joliet, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Parks and Recreation (2009), The Founder (2016), 21 Jump Street (2012), 22 Jump Street (2014), We Are The Millers (2013), and Fargo (2014). He has been married to Megan Mullally since September 20, 2003.

19. Chris Pratt

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

Christopher Michael Pratt is an American film and television actor. He came to prominence for his small-screen roles, including Bright Abbott in Everwood (2002), Ché in The O.C. (2003), and Andy Dwyer and Parks and Recreation (2009), and notable film roles in Moneyball (2011), The Five-Year ...

20. Rashida Jones

Actress | Parks and Recreation

Rashida Jones was born in Los Angeles, California, the younger daughter of media mogul, producer, and musician Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton. She has an older sister, Kidada Jones, and five half-siblings by her father's other relationships. Her father is African-American and her mother is ...

21. Louis C.K.

Writer | Louie

Louis C.K. was born on September 12, 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Louis Szekely. He is a writer and producer, known for Louie (2010), American Hustle (2013) and Horace and Pete (2016). He was previously married to Alix Bailey.

22. Sacha Baron Cohen

Actor | Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

British actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was born in Hammersmith, London. He is the son of Daniella (Weiser), a movement instructor, and Gerald Baron Cohen, a clothing store owner. His father, born in England and raised in Wales, was of Eastern European Jewish descent, while his mother was born...

23. Nate Bargatze

Writer | Untitled Nate Bargatze Project

Nate Bargatze is a writer and producer, known for Untitled Nate Bargatze Project (2020), The Standups (2017) and Nate Bargatze: Full Time Magic (2015).

24. Aziz Ansari

Actor | Parks and Recreation

Aziz Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina, to Fatima, a medical office worker, and Shoukath, a gastroenterologist. His family is from Tamil Nadu, India. He graduated from NYU as a business major in 2004. He graduated from the South Carolina Governor's School for Math and Science in ...

25. Jim Carrey

Actor | Bruce Almighty

Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color (1990) but leading roles in Ace Ventura: ...

26. Zach Galifianakis

Actor | The Hangover

Zach Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, to Mary Frances (Cashion), who owned a community arts center, and Harry Galifianakis, a heating oil vendor. His father is of Greek descent and his mother is of mostly English and Scottish ancestry. Zach moved to New York City after failing ...

27. Jon Stewart

Writer | The Daily Show

Jon Stewart was born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz in New York City, New York, to Marian (Laskin), a teacher, and Donald Leibowitz, a physics professor. His family is Ashkenazi Jewish (from Austria, Ukraine, Poland, and Belarus). Stewart moved to Lawrenceville, New Jersey during his childhood. He ...

28. Norm MacDonald

Actor | Billy Madison

MacDonald was born Norman Gene MacDonald in Québec City, Québec on October 17, 1959. He began his career in stand-up comedy. MacDonald's first job was writing for The Dennis Miller Show (1992) and then Roseanne (1988). While writing for Roseanne (1988), he was noticed by Lorne Michaels, who liked ...

29. Ray Romano

Actor | Everybody Loves Raymond

Ray Romano grew up in Forest Hills, Queens. He performed in the NYC comedy club circuit before landing a guest spot on The Letterman Show. It was here that he propelled his TV show Everybody Loves Raymond.

He was also the voice of the Mammoth in the extremely successful Ice Age Series Movies.

He is ...

30. Henry Winkler

Actor | The Waterboy

Henry Franklin Winkler was born on October 30, 1945, in Manhattan, New York. His parents, Ilse Anna Maria (Hadra) and Harry Irving Winkler, were German Jewish immigrants who escaped the Holocaust by moving to the US in 1939. His father was the president of an international lumber company while his ...

31. John Mulaney

Actor | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

John Mulaney was born on August 26, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as John Edmund Mulaney. He is a writer and actor, known for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (2018) and Saturday Night Live (1975). He has been married to Annamarie Tendler since ...

32. Kristen Wiig

Actress | Bridesmaids

Kristen Carroll Wiig was born on August 22, 1973 in Canandaigua, New York, to Laurie J. (Johnston), an artist, and Jon J. Wiig, a lake marina manager. She is of Norwegian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, English, and Scottish descent. The family moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, before ...

33. Ronny Chieng

Actor | Crazy Rich Asians

Ronny Chieng is a stand-up comedian. Ronny is a Chinese guy, born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S. and Singapore. He went to Australia to attend the University of Melbourne, and he graduated with a Degree in Commerce and a Degree in Law in 2009.

In 2012 Ronny ...

34. Nikki Glaser

Actress | Trainwreck

Nikki Glaser was born on June 1, 1984 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Nicole Rene Glaser. She is a writer and producer, known for Trainwreck (2015), I Feel Pretty (2018) and Punching the Clown (2009).

35. Kate McKinnon

Actress | Ghostbusters

Kathryn McKinnon Berthold (born January 6, 1984), known professionally as Kate McKinnon, is an American actress and comedienne, who is best known as a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live and The Big Gay Sketch Show, and for playing the role of Dr. Jillian Holtzmann in the 2016 Ghostbusters ...

36. Vanessa Bayer

Actress | Trainwreck

Vanessa Bayer was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, where she attended Orange High School. She is best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live (1975). In 2004, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication. During her college career, she worked as an...

37. Vir Das

Actor | Delhi Belly

Vir Das was born in Dehradun, India. He was raised in Nigeria and studied at the Indian Language School in Lagos, Nigeria, as well as at The Lawrence School, Sanawar and in Delhi. He obtained a bachelor's degree from Knox College, Illinois, in Economics and Theatre with a concentration in ...

38. Martin Buch

Actor | Rytteriet

Martin Buch was born November 4th, 1968 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark. He now lives in Copenhagen. Since the graduation from Aarhus Theatre School (1996) Martin was freelancing at several theaters including the Royal Danish Theatre. In 2002 he starred in 'Fukssvansen' and was nominated a Danish Academy ...

39. Rasmus Botoft

Actor | Ein Sommer in Dänemark

Rasmus Botoft was born January 5, 1972 in Amager, Copenhagen, Denmark. He now lives with his wife actor Lisbeth Wulff in Copenhagen. Since the graduation from Aarhus Theatre School (1999) Rasmus was hired to be part of the ensemble at the Royal Danish Theatre. He quit to work in television, film ...

40. Ed Helms

Actor | The Hangover

Ed Helms was born on January 24, 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Edward Parker Helms. He is an actor, known for The Hangover (2009), The Office (2005) and Vacation (2015).

41. Jim Gaffigan

Actor | Chappaquiddick

Indiana native Jim Gaffigan arrived in New York City in 1990 at the age of 24. Officially, he had relocated to work in advertising, but his real fascination with New York had a lot more to do with pursuing his dream of making people laugh as an actor and stand-up comic, a dream he would eventually ...

42. Jason Schwartzman

Actor | Rushmore

Jason Schwartzman was born on June 26, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jason Francesco Schwartzman. He is an actor, known for Rushmore (1998), The Darjeeling Limited (2007) and Moonrise Kingdom (2012). He has been married to Brady Cunningham since July 11, 2009. They have two children.

43. Ted Danson

Actor | Cheers

Ted Danson is well known for his role as Sam Malone in the television series Cheers (1982). During the show's 11-year run, he was nominated nine times for an Emmy Award as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and won twice, in 1990 and 1993. The role also earned him a Golden Globe Award for ...

44. Simon Pegg

Actor | Shaun of the Dead

English actor, writer and comedian Simon Pegg was born Simon John Beckingham in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, to Gillian Rosemary (Smith), a civil servant, and John Henry Beckingham, a jazz musician. His parents divorced when Pegg was seven. He later took his stepfather's surname, "Pegg". He was ...

45. Martin Freeman

Actor | Black Panther

Martin Freeman is an English actor, known for portraying Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film trilogy, Tim Canterbury in the original UK version of sitcom mockumentary The Office (2001), Dr. John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock (2010) and Lester Nygaard in the dark ...

46. Martin Freeman

Actor | Black Panther

Martin Freeman is an English actor, known for portraying Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film trilogy, Tim Canterbury in the original UK version of sitcom mockumentary The Office (2001), Dr. John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock (2010) and Lester Nygaard in the dark ...

47. Mackenzie Crook

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Mackenzie Crook, one of British comedy's best-known faces, who collected Star Wars figurines as a child, is now immortalized in plastic as a six-inch-high pirate action figure. He was born Paul Mackenzie Crook on September 29, 1971, in Maidstone, Kent, England, UK. His father worked for British ...

48. Richard Pryor

Actor | Superman III

Highly influential, and always controversial, African-American actor/comedian who was equally well known for his colorful language during his live comedy shows, as for his fast paced life, multiple marriages and battles with drug addiction. He has been acknowledged by many modern comic artist's as ...

50. Romesh Ranganathan

Self | Rob & Romesh Vs

Romesh Ranganathan was born as Jonathan Romesh Ranganathan. He is a producer and actor, known for Rob & Romesh Vs (2019), The Ranganation (2019) and The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan (2018). He is married to Leesa Ranganathan. They have three children.

51. Anders Matthesen

Actor | Sorte kugler

Anders Matthesen was born on July 6, 1975 in Østerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an actor and writer, known for What Goes Around (2009), The Trouble with Terkel (2004) and Checkered Ninja (2018).

52. Peder Thomas Pedersen

Actor | Advokaten

Peder Thomas Pedersen is a film composer and actor known for Gramsespektrum, Breaking Bad and Comeback(2015). He began as a member of the producer collective The Prunes which has worked with such names as Beastie Boys, The Roots, Dj Vadim and Malk De Koijn.

In 2007 he released an award winning solo ...



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