Male comedians like Eddie Murphy and Steve Carell have a knack for making audiences laugh. With so much talent out there it's hard to have only one favorite comedian! While it may be hard to just pick one, we have narrowed it down to the top 12 for you! Check out our list of the best male comedians!
A male comedian the world lost way too soon but nonetheless has made a significant impact on comedy is the late Lenny Bruce! Known for his freestyle comedy, Lenny was one of the first to practice open comedy on issues like politics, religion, sex, and vulgarity.
Arrested numerous times and paving the way for other counterculture comedians, Lenny Bruce passed away in 1966 at the young age of 40, but has gone down in history in his fight for free speech!
Our list would not be complete without "The King of Comedy" himself, Jerry Lewis! Gaining his start with his partner in crime, Dean Martin, the pair would become famous as Martin and Lewis!
While the duo went their separate ways in 1956, Jerry Lewis would star in 60 films throughout his career before passing away in 2017 at the age of 91. Jerry Lewis will forever be remembered for his contributions to comedy and film!
Just like Jerry, the name Steve seems to be another popular theme for successful male comedians. With the title "America's Funniest Man", Steve Carell is sure to make you laugh.
Best known for his award-winning sitcom The Office, Steve Carell has made huge contributions to the comedy genre including hit films Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy (2004), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), and the Despicable Me film series. Do you have a favorite male comedian?