James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno (born April 28, 1950) is an American stand-up comedian and television host. From 1992 to 2009, Leno was the host of NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Beginning in September 2009, Leno started a primetime talk show, titled The Jay Leno Show, which aired weeknights at 10:00 p.m. , also on NBC. After The Jay Leno Show was cancelled in January 2010 amid a host controversy, Leno returned to host The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 1, 2010.
Roseanne Cherie Barr, also known as Roseanne Arnold, (born November 3, 1952) is an American actress, comedian, writer, television producer and director. Barr won both an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her work on Roseanne. In addition, she has won six People's Choice Awards, three American Comedy Awards, and a Kids Choice Award. In 2008, Barr and the cast of Roseanne were honored with the Innovator Award at the TV Land Awards.
Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld (born April 29, 1954) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and writer, best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the situation comedy Seinfeld (1989–1998), which he co-created and co-wrote with Larry David, and, in the show's final two seasons, co-executive-produced. In his first major foray back into the media since the finale of Seinfeld, he co-wrote and co-produced the film Bee Movie, also taking on the lead role of Barry B. Benson.
Rodney Dangerfield (November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004), born Jacob Cohen, was an American comedian and actor, best known for the catchphrases "I don't get no respect" or "I get no respect" and his monologues on that theme.
Tim Allen (born Timothy Allen Dick; June 13, 1953) is an American comedian, actor, voice-over artist, and entertainer, known for his role in the sitcom Home Improvement. He is also known for his roles in films including The Santa Clause, Toy Story, and Galaxy Quest.
David Khari Webber "Dave" Chappelle (born August 24, 1973) is an American comedian, screenwriter, television/film producer and actor. In 2003, he became widely known for his popular sketch comedy television series, Chappelle's Show. Comedy Central ranked him forty-third in its list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians.
Colin Quinn (born June 6, 1959) is an Irish-American stand-up comedian and writer, best known for his five years in the cast of Saturday Night Live, as the sidekick/announcer of MTV's wildly popular late-1980s gameshow Remote Control and as host of Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central from 2002-2004.
Samuel Burl "Sam" Kinison (December 8, 1953 – April 10, 1992) was a U.S. stand-up comedian and actor. Kinison was known for his intense, harsh humor. A former revival-style preacher, he performed stand-up routines that were most often characterized by an intense style, similar to revival preachers, punctuated by his trademark scream.
Jim Breuer (born June 21, 1967) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and radio host. He is most noted for his time as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and starring in the 1998 cult "stoner comedy" Half-Baked, alongside Dave Chappelle.
James Joseph Norton (born July 19, 1968), better known as Jim Norton, is an American stand-up comedian, radio personality, author, and actor. He is an on-air personality, often dubbed the 'third mic' on The Opie and Anthony Show, which airs on Sirius XM Radio.
Dan Ahdoot is a stand-up comedian who primarily performs in New York City. He is well-known for being a contestant in NBC's reality TV show Last Comic Standing and for performing on Comedy Central's Premium Blend. An Iranian Jew, Ahdoot grew up in Great Neck, New York. He attended Johns Hopkins University and graduated with honors, expecting to attend medical school. When his brother died of cancer, he turned to comedy.
damali ayo (born February 26, 1972) is a conceptual artist, author, comedian and performance artist focusing on race relations. Ayo's art work sparks controversy because of its content and confrontational style. She prefers her name in lower case.
Jamie Kaler (born September 14, 1964) is an American stand up comedian and actor who has gained fame by portraying the character Mike Callahan on the TBS comedy "My Boys". He has appeared on such talk shows as the Late Late Show and had a recurring role on Will and Grace. Kaler also lends his voice to the show Robot Chicken, as the suicidal blooper host. He is a member of the ACME Company, ACME Comedy Theatre's top-level sketch company and has also made guest appearances on Friends and Monk.
Gary Thison is a stand-up comedian and comedy writer based out of Detroit, Michigan in the U.S.A. Gary has headlined comedy clubs and corporate events for many years and prides himself on being able to perform an hour of clean comedy entertainment at corporate functions which cannot tolerate obscenities or night-club humor. Gary refers to his act as "edgy but clean".
Sami Shah is a Pakistani stand-up comedian, writer and improvisational actor. Sami performed the first ever solo English-language comedy show in Pakistan. He has had several tours across Pakistan, performing in theatre venues and colleges. Sami has also been a member of the improvisational comedy troupe "Black Fish".