Female and male comedians have been making people laugh for ages. Below is a list of some of the great-est comedians of all time.

Greatest Male Comedians

These are some of the best yet:

George Carlin

This stand-up comedian had a vast knowledge of words and the English language. He used this knowledge while performing comedy routines on subjects such as religion, politics, observations, and people.

Richard Pryor

During this well-known comedian’s career, he performed in many live specials and starred in several movies. Some of Pryor’s material was controversial and he had a colorful language while onstage.

Jerry Seinfeld

After attending college, Seinfeld began performing in local clubs. He starred in his own sitcom that ran from 1989 to 1998. He does his comedy routines based on real life, awkward situations, and sarcasm.

Eddie Murphy

This comedian started performing stand-up at the age of 15. At 19, he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live. He starred in his first movie in 1982. Murphy is famous for his big smile, kooky grin, and onstage energy.

Jim Carrey

During his routines, this comedian makes his audience laugh through humor, his rubber-like body move-ments, silly faces, and weird voices. Carrey has acted in numerous movies including Ace Ventu-ra and Bruce Almighty.

Honorable Mentions

Other great male comedians include the following:
Robin Williams
Bill Cosby
Steve Martin
Louis C.K.
Dave Chappelle

Greatest Female Comedians

A look at some of the funniest females includes the following:

Lucille Ball

Lucy has made people laugh for decades. Her I Love Lucy television show ran from 1951 to 1960. She has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Carol Burnett

This well-known comedian had her own variety show from 1967 to 1978. On her show, she sang and did comedic routines with special guests.

Ellen DeGeneres

She began doing her comedy routine in the 1980s. In 1982, she was Showtime’s Funniest Person in Amer-ica. DeGeneres has her own talk show that first aired in 2003.

Kathy Griffin

Griffin began her career performing at numerous comedy clubs. In 2014, she was the third woman to win a Grammy Award for the best comedy album.

Margaret Cho

This stand-up comedian started doing comedy at 16. During her national tours, Cho often adds criticism to her humor while talking about political and social issues.

Honorable Mentions

Other great female comedians include the following:
Gilda Radner
Joan Rivers
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Tina Fey
Amy Poehler