Kevin Darnell Hart is an American comedian and actor who has appeared in numerous films like ˜Paper Soldiers' and ˜Scary Movie 3.' Hart was born in Philadelphia, in the US, and had a difficult childhood as his father was a drug addict and a petty criminal. He pursued humor as a way of coping with his troubled family life. He began his comedic career shortly after his high school graduation. He started small and eventually began performing in bigger clubs in New York and Los Angeles. He proved to be quite successful as a comedian and went on a series of comedy tours which helped him establish himself in the entertainment field. He soon ventured into TV as well and gained fame after playing a recurring role in the American sitcom ˜Undeclared'. His TV roles eventually led to film offers and he made his film debut in the crime comedy film ˜Paper Soldiers'. He was next seen in the film ˜Scary Movie 3', which was a huge commercial success. Other than his work in films, he has also released three comedy albums. His album ˜Kevin Hart: What Now?' was nominated for the Grammy Award in the ˜Best Comedy Album' category. He has received several awards in his career, such as the ˜BET Award', ˜Teen Choice Award', and ˜People's Choice Award'.
Jason Nash is an American actor, writer, comedian and YouTube personality. In the world of digital media, there are only a very few creative people who have made it far enough to be considered a celebrity, and Jason Nash is one among then. Starting off with stand-up comedy and being a semi-finalist on the ˜Last Comic Standing', Jason has come a long way and achieved quite a name and fame for himself in the online media arena. Frustrated of the system which lacked originality, he took the matter in his own hands and took to internet, where there was no censorship and nobody to stop him or guide him. Talent somehow finds its own way and today, he has more than a million online followers. He has confessed that he wanted to be a filmmaker like Woody Allen. Jason is also known for his highly popular web series titled ˜Jason Nash is Married', which is often dubbed as the most successful web series of all times. Ever since he showed up on the horizon of the entertainment industry, he has sold ideas to MTV and made online series for GQ, Regal Cinema's ˜Date night fails' and comedy central.
James Kimberley Corden is a well known English actor, comedian, singer, and TV host who is popular for shows like ˜The Late Late Show with James Corden', which started airing from 2015 on the CBS network. The show has been a moderate success, and has earned a few awards. Born and raised in Greater London, in the UK, he made his first stage appearance at the age of 18 in a popular award winning musical named ˜Martin Guerre.' Soon he started appearing in commercials as well as in supporting roles in several TV shows. He came to prominence after his brilliant performance in the British drama series named ˜Fat Friends'. His role also earned him a nomination for the 2000 British Royal Society Award. Shortly after, he co-produced as well as starred in the romantic comedy series ˜Gavin & Stacey', which became a huge hit, and earned international popularity. His spectacular skills as an actor and comedian have won him several significant awards throughout his career. He has also been appointed ˜Officer of the Order of the British Empire', an honor which he received from Princess Anne during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Some of his latest works include the thriller movie ˜Kill Your Friends' and the animated comedy film ˜Trolls.'
Comedian, talk show host, radio personality, and author who starred on The Steve Harvey Show on The WB from 1996 to 2002. In 2009, his book "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man" was published and later turned into the 2012 film "Think Like A Man."
Also known as Young 22 and 22 Savage, he is a comedian and rapper. He confused the web by creating the alter ego of Savage 22 as it simply one-ups the stage name of rapper <a title='21 Savage' href='/famous/21-savage.htm'>21 Savage</a>. Johnson even planned to release a mixtape titled Savage Mode, the same as <a title='21 Savage' href='/famous/21-savage.htm'>21 Savage</a>.
Deshae Frost is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He began his career in his teens and initially ventured into the world of rap music. As a rapper, he used the stage name "D-Frost." He also simultaneously wrote scripts for comedy sketches. Later, when his mother discovered his talent in the field of comedy and acting, Deshae turned his focus toward comedy. He began performing as a local stand-up comedian and later became a "Viner." On 'Vine,' he has collaborated with social-media stars such as Kingbach and Jay Versace. Deshae gradually earned huge fame as a comedian. He has performed in opening acts for popular comedians such as Faizon Love and Tiffany Haddish. Deshae has acted in a few TV series and short movies, too.
David Walliams is an English comedian, actor, and author who shot to fame for his partnership with <a title='Matt Lucas' href='/famous/matt-lucas.htm'>Matt Lucas</a> on ˜Little Britain', a British character-based TV sketch show. He has also been judging ITV ˜Britain's Got Talent' from the last four years. He began his career in showbiz when he was 24 and struggled for a few years before finally tasting the success he desired. After ˜Little Britain' helped him establish himself, he went on to gain more popularity for writing and starring in two series of the British sitcom ˜Big School', where he portrayed the role of a chemistry teacher Keith Church. His portrayal of Tommy Beresford in the BBC series ˜Partners in Crime' also earned him acclaim. Walliams is also a well-known writer of children's books. His books have been translated into 46 languages, and more than 12.5 million copies have been sold. He has been the fastest growing author for children's books in the UK. His literary style has often been compared to that of Roald Dahl, whom he admires. He has also featured in 13 films till date. Walliams has been active in charity work as well, and has raised funds for Sport Relief by swimming and cycling. He received a special award in recognition of his efforts for charity. Lead singer of The Bluetones, Mark Morriss, wrote a song, ˜Fade In/Fade Out', in honor of Walliams' achievement.
Pete Davidson is an American comedian and actor. He is best recognized as one of the main cast members on the comedy show ˜Saturday Night Live'. He has also appeared in a number of other TV shows and movies. As a comedian, he has performed stand-up comedy on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Adam Devine's House Party and Comedy Underground with <a title='Dave Attell' href='/famous/dave-attell.htm'>Dave Attell</a>. The American actor is a huge fan of Hillary Clinton and supported her during her presidential campaigns. He calls Clinton his hero and has even got a tattoo of her on his leg. Davidson, who has millions of fans from all around the world, is one of the finest young comedians in the American entertainment industry today. He is highly praised for basing his comedy on his personal life experiences and employing aspects from his own life in his routines. While performing, he often refers to issues such as relationships, marijuana, college life, and so on.
Sal Vulcano is an American comedian, actor, and producer who rose to fame with the comedy TV show, ˜Impractical Jokers.' He is also a member of the popular comedy troupe, ˜The Tenderloins,' who are the creators, producers, writers and stars of the, ˜Impractical Jokers.' In his own words, We are not actors doing pranks, we're legitimately four best friends who are doing what we've always done, but with cameras. ˜The Tenderloins' was formed by Vulcano and his childhood friends, Mike Boccio, James Murray and Joe Gatto in 1999. His first big break happened when he participated in, and ultimately went on to win the NBC comedy show, ˜It's Your Show,' hosted by Carson Daly. Making millions laugh everyday with his group's improvisational comedy show, ˜Impractical Jokers,' is no easy task but Sal Vulcano manages to do it as he is wedded to his job! He is the most popular of their group and also has his own podcast.
Brian Quinn or Q as he is popularly known to his fans and followers, is part of the celebrated American comedy troupe ˜The Tendeloins', alongside James Murr Murray, Joseph Joe Gatto and Salvatore Sal Vulcano. He has made regular appearances alongside his troupe members in the primetime comedy television series ˜Impractical Jokers' in 2011. Hilarious to the point of fault, Quinn is famous for his impeccable comic timing and the craziest of pranks imaginable. A former firefighter, Quinn found fame quite late in his life, yet he is determined to make the most of it. He has serious following among comedy-buffs and is always coming up with something to keep them interested. From pranks to sketches, from live shows to webisodes, he has proved his worth in all arena of comedy. He is also quite popular on social media with thousands of followers in Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Joseph Anthony Gatto Jr., or simply Joe Gatto, is a well-known Italian-American comedian, actor, and producer. He is one of the members of the comedy troupe ˜The Tenderloins'. This group is best known for its reality TV series ˜Impractical Jokers'. Holding a degree in accounting, this popular actor began his acting career in 1999. Since then, he has been seen in six seasons of the reality series, ˜Impractical Jokers.' Besides this, he has also made guest appearances in a number of other reality shows, such as ˜Live With Kelly and Ryan', ˜The View' and ˜Katie', to name a few. Today, Joe Gatto has emerged as one of the most popular stars of the American television world. Despite being so successful, Gatto is truly a down-to-earth person in real life. He is associated with many charities and causes. Coming to his social media popularity, the actor has got hundreds of thousands of followers on social networking sites. As of June 2017, he holds about 797k followers on Instagram and about 850k followers on Twitter. Plus Gatto has over 647k likes on his official page in Facebook!
Rose to fame as a member of the comedy group The Tenderloins. The group launched a TV show on TruTV called Impractical Jokers in 2011.
George Lopez is an American actor and comedian best known for starring in his own TV shows ˜George Lopez', ˜Lopez ˜ and ˜Lopez Tonight' and for appearing as George in the series ˜Saint George'. The actor has also appeared in a number of other TV programs including ˜The Brothers GarcÃa', 'Freddie', 'The Naked Brothers Band', 'Shake It Up' and 'America's Got Talent' as well as in several movies including 'The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl', 'Shannon's Rainbow', and 'The Spy Next Door.' He is of Latin American descent and has actively promoted Hispanic culture and heritage through his works. The talented and socially conscious comedian has earned various honors for his contributions to the Latino community, such as the Latino Spirit Award for Excellence in Television, the National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award, and the Imagen Vision Award. He has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Besides acting, the American star has a deep interest in philanthropy and is involved with various charitable causes. He received the Artist of the Year and Humanitarian Award from the Harvard Foundation in 2004 for his artistic works and charitable activities.
Chris Rock is an American standup comedian, actor, director, producer, singer, and writer. He started his professional career as a standup comedian at age of 19, by performing in numerous small nightclubs in New York City. Chris caught the eye of the legendary American comedian and actor, Eddie Murphy while he was presenting his act at a nightspot. Murphy offering Rock his debut movie role in the movie ˜Beverly Hills Cop II'. However, he received his first major break when he was picked up as a member of the cast for comedy series, ˜Saturday Night Live'. His career began to mirror versatility as he took to expanding his repertoire by penning the script for the film CB4, and featuring in his opening HBO series, Big Ass Jokes. He received much publicity for his role as a commentator for Comedy Central's talk show ˜Politically Incorrect' during the 1996 Presidential elections. His popularity and fame as an extraordinary standup performer peaked following appearances in a string of successful HBO comedy specials. Shortly after, his reputation began to fade and in order to revive his flagging career went back to delivering acts in small nightclubs covering controversial subjects such as race relations. He came back with a bang by bagging significant roles in TV serials and movies.
Jose Maria Borja Viceral, better known as Vice Ganda, is a Filipino multifaceted personality, excelling as a standup comedian, actor, TV presenter, recording artist, writer, and fashion guru. He is widely acclaimed and instantly recognizable as the host-cum panelist of the midday TV program ˜It's Showtime' presented by ABS-CBN. He is also popular as an accomplished standup comedian, belting out comedic performances where he lampoons human sexuality and satirizes Filipino culture. He has starred in a string of movies, six of which have been huge commercial successes, setting records as being amongst the highest grossing films in the history of Filipino movie industry. Vice Ganda commenced his professional career as a singer and soon graduated to performing as a standup comedian. He landed a job as a singer-cum-comedian in a bar in Manila where the owner Richard Castaneda accorded him the epithet ˜Vice Ganda' that stuck. As he evolved over the years, he chiseled his inimitable style of humor, harboring on his sardonic brand of sexuality, situational satire, and scathing mimicry of archetypal demeanor. Vice effortlessly moved onto the small screen, emceeing a series of programs and shows including ˜Comedy Central', and ˜Maging Sino Ka Man: Ang Pagbablik' as well as making guest appearances sending audiences into splits. Ganda's forays into the celluloid realm and music industry have also brought him fame and glory.
Comedian, actress, writer, and dancer who has been in various television and comedy shows. She is best known for playing Jackie on OWN's If Loving You Is Wrong, Tiffany on BET's Real Husbands of Hollywood, and Nekeisha on NBC's The Carmichael Show.
Robert Pickering ˜Bo' Burnham is an American comedian, singer-songwriter, musician, rapper and actor who rose to fame through YouTube and achieved himself a celebrity status among the masses. He created his first YouTube video accidentally without any serious intent of achieving fame in 2006 and it went viral, and the overall views on his videos have crossed 150 million. Comedy Central signed him on in 2008 for a four year deal to create four musical comedy EPs for them, and Bo released his very first studio album in the next year and it was received well. He then went on further with his musical and comical endeavours and earned himself more popularity at a very early age. Apart from music and comedy, Bo has been into acting as well, and has been a part of several successful films and televisions shows. Bo Burnham is one of those very few new generation celebrities who started small through small homemade videos and ended up making it big. In his free time, Bo performs stand ups and takes care of his YouTube channel by constantly uploading funny satires and videos.
Gabriel Jesus Iglesias is an American comedian, actor, voice actor, writer, and producer. Comically known as Fluffy, he is famous for his shows ˜Hot & Fluffy' and ˜I'm Not Fat¦ I'm Fluffy'. His stand-up comedy is a blend of storytelling, characters, sound effects and parodies that bring the comedian's personal experiences to life. He is also known for wearing Hawaiian shirts, and jokes related to his weight and Hispanic heritage. Iglesias's unique comedy style has made him incredibly popular among people of all ages. Today, the cute and chubby star has become one of the most successful stand-up comedians of America. He has been named a ˜comedy genius' by one of the editors of ˜San Antonio Express-News.' Not just this! Iglesias is also one of the most watched stand-up comedians on YouTube. Besides comedy, the American star has done voice work in numerous films, such as ˜Norm of the North', ˜The Nut Job' and ˜The Book of Life', to name a few. He was also cast in the flick ˜Magic Mike XXL' and has even lit up the small screen on ABC's ˜Cristela'.
Amy Beth Schumer is an award-winning American stand-up comedian and actor who has made her mark in both films and theater. A graduate in theater from ˜Towson University,' Schumer is gifted with comedic skills. Her breakthrough happened as a contestant on the ˜NBC' talent competition ˜Last Comic Standing,' which earned her significant exposure. She then performed in various TV and film projects. Soon, she earned widespread fame with the American sketch-comedy TV series ˜Inside Amy Schumer,' which was created and hosted by her. She won a ˜Primetime Emmy Award' and a ˜Peabody Award' for the show. She wrote and starred in the blockbuster romantic comedy ˜Trainwreck.' Her ˜Broadway' debut in ˜Meteor Shower' earned her a ˜Tony Award' nomination. The audiobook of her humorous memoir, ˜The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo,' which topped ˜The New York Times Best Seller' list, earned her a ˜Grammy' nomination. She earned another ˜Grammy' nomination for her album ˜Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo.'
Matt Rife is an American actor and standup comedian. Starting a career in standup comedy at the tender age of 15, he has not looked back since then. He has not only performed with renowned comedians like Dane Cook, Ralphie May, Finesse Mitchell, Mike Epps, Deray Davis, and Erik Griffin, but has also toured across the world for his performances. He has become a popular name in the comedy scene, and is also the youngest regular male performer at the World Famous Laugh Factory. His rising popularity as a comedian also helped him grab opportunities in acting, which is his second passion after comedy. After doing a couple of Disney shows, he got his breakthrough role when he starred as a leading cast member in MTV's popular show ˜Wild N Out' season seven. He was also the youngest cast member on the show. He was featured in ˜ComicView', a BET series, as well. Once again, he was the youngest participant ever featured on the show.
Jerry Seinfeld is the co-creator of the most successful television sitcom in history, ˜Seinfeld'. He is among the few stand-up comedians to have his own television series. Ambitious and driven by perfectionism, he went on to become one of the most highly paid comedians in the entertainment industry. What gives him the edge over other comedians is his knack for effortless comedy that leaves his audiences with infectious laughing sessions. His observational humour is often based on personal relationships, social obligations and the trivial issues faced on a daily basis in modern life. In a career that has spanned more than three decades, Seinfeld continues to come out with innovative approaches in stand-up comedy. He was ranked by Comedy Central to be the ˜12th out of 100 Greatest Comedians of all Time'. He has appeared on a number of television shows including, ˜The Larry Sanders Show', ˜Curb Your Enthusiasm' and ˜Saturday Night Live'. He also co-wrote and co-produced the film, ˜Bee Movie'. He is the author of the book ˜Seinlanguage', which made it to the New York Times Best Seller list. To learn more interesting and intriguing facts about his childhood, personal life and achievements in the field of comedy, scroll down and continue to read this biography.
Leigh Francis is a well-known stand-up comedian, actor, producer, director, writer, and voice artist. He is best known for developing Channel 4's hit show ˜Bo' Selecta!' as well as for portraying the character of Keith Lemon in several shows including ˜Whatever I Want', ˜Keith Lemon's LemonAid', ˜Lemon La Vida Loca', ˜The Keith Lemon Sketch Show' and ˜The Keith & Paddy Picture Show', to name a few. Currently, Francis is portraying Keith in ˜Through the Keyhole' and ˜Celebrity Juice.' Other contributions of the comedian include the shows ˜The Buzz', ˜The Frank Skinner Show' and ˜Loose Women'. All these projects of Francis have catapulted him to great heights of fame. Today, he is not only adored by innumerable people, but has also got hundreds of celebrity fans. The English comedian even has an incredible fan base on Twitter. As of July 2017, Leigh Francis has got about 3.15m followers on the social networking platform. Talking about his other achievements, Francis was awarded with BAFTA Television Awards in 2016 for ˜Celebrity Juice.'
Chico Bean is the stage name of American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, singer and producer Anthony Jamal Bean who is best known as a recurring cast member on MTV's 'Wild 'N Out' since its fifth season in July 2013. He also starred on the TV movie 'Wild 'n Out: Wildest Moments' and the series 'Guy Court'. He has made guest appearances on TV shows like 'HuffPost Live Conversations' and 'Steve Harvey'; acted in the series 'Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne' and 'Wild 'N on Tour', and was a participant on two episodes of the game show, 'Trivial Takedown'. Besides being an actor on the E! Network sketch comedy series 'The James Davis Project', he also contributed to it as a writer. During his early career, he served as an opener for comedian Chris Wiles. Along with B-Daht and Darren Brand, he is one of the founding members of 'Freestyle Funny Comedy Show'. Teaming up with DC Youngfly and Karlous Miller, he also formed the comedy group 'Dem Wild Boyz', which became known for bringing raw southern comedy to the masses. He performed at the Nebraska Union Auditorium in November 29, 2017 at an event sponsored by the University Program Council which allowed students free access, while charging faculty, staff and the public $5 each.
Michael Elliot "Mike" Epps is an American stand-up comedian, actor, film producer, writer and rapper. He is regarded as one of the funniest comic actors to emerge in the Hollywood scene as of late. A major portion of his fame happened with his association with several Ice Cube films, including Next Friday, How High Friday After Next, and All About the Benjamins. Apart from featuring with Ice Cube, all of these films have hilarious marijuana-smoking comic characters like the ones portrayed by Epps. Born in Indianapolis, he began performing stand-up as a teenager. He starred in Def Comedy Jam while his first major film role was in Vin Diesel's Strays, a dramatic portrayal of relationships and drugs. He had several other feature-film appearances including Bait and 3 Strikes. He performed the voice of Sonny in Dr. Dolittle 2. As he gained more recognition, his comedic talent began to blossom, as demonstrated in, All About the Benjamins, Friday After Next, The Honeymooners, Talk to Me, The Hangover, and Sparkle. In addition, he has appeared in many videos and has guest starred on several rap and hip-hop songs, including "A Bay Bay" by Hurricane Chris. He has a song to his credit too.