Laughter is the best medicine and humor is considered to provide immense health benefits. The following is a list of the 10 funniest comedians. Some of them are also well-known actors who started off their career as stand up comedians. So, take some tissues and be prepared to laugh until you cry while learning about these comedians or seeing their video clips.
1. Achmed the Dead Terrorist (Jeff Dunham)
Jeff Dunham born in Dallas, Texas in 1962 has a great fan following of loyal fans. His style of comedy is not traditional stand-up but rather a unique show of characters that he has created. Some of his characters (puppets) include Walter, Peanuts, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Jose Jalapeno on a Stick and Bubba J. He is a great ventriloquist who can give the characters unique personalities.
2. Bill Cosby
Born in 1937, William Henry “Bill” Cosby, Jr. is an American actor, comedian, author, musician, activist and television producer. A great stand-up performer, he starred in the 1960s action show I Spy. He later starred in his own series, The Bill Cosby Show, in 1969.
3. Larry David
Born in 1947, Lawrence Gene “Larry” David is an American comedian, actor, film director and producer. He is also the producer and co-creator of two successful television comedies, Sein field and Curb your Enthusiasm.
4. Jeff Foxworthy
Born and raised in Georgia, Jeff Foxworthy was a multi faceted and multi-talented comedian who starred in the world famous movie “The Blue Collar Comedy Tour.” He is popularly known for his stand-up comedy and his “You might be a redneck if” jokes. He is also a great song writer, singer and author.
5. Bill Engvall
Born and raised in Galveston, Bill Engvall starred along side Jeff Foxworthy in the immensely famous “Blue Collar Comedy Tour.” He is not only a funny stand-up comic, but also a talented author, actor, song writer etc. He is popular for his “Here’s Your Sign” jokes.