What an irreplaceable role comedy plays in our lives. We could almost go so far as to say that without comedy and humour our lives would be much more boring. This is the reason that comedians have become such a big pillar in our culture. Not only is it the job of the comedian to entertain the audience and make then laugh through the telling of jokes or social commentary, but it has even become a space where we can gauge what things are acceptable to the public.
This article will take a quick countdown of the 5 most popular comedians to ever take the stage. All of the shows and gigs are available online, but due to certain censorships, you might have difficulty viewing everything without a VPN. If this is the case then you can use gadgets Korea to get access to all your favourite comedy content.
5. Dave Chappelle
David Khari Webber Chappelle is one of the best-known comedians of today with a net worth of over $50 million. He grew his fame in his own show called Chappelle’s Show which aired from 2003 to 2006. The comedian fell out of the spotlight for quite some time, apparently due to threats on his life following a lot of racial content done by Dave. Today he is back in full steam and he brought out a new stand-up comedy show in 2019 called Sticks & Stones.
4. Ricky Gervais
Ricky Dene Gervais is a 59-year-old comedian, actor, writer, producer and director who was born in Reading, UK. He first became popular for his work on the British TV series named The Office. Ricky co-created and wrote the TV series as well as acted in it. Since then he has gone on to do a lot of movies, TV shows, stand-up shows and guest appearances on a variety of different shows. He also hosted the Golden Globes on multiple occasions.
3. Chris Rock
Coming in on number 3 is the American comedian, actor and filmmaker, Chris Rock. Chris Rock has been in the game for a long time and today he is worth over $100 million. He first got widespread appeal in the 1990s when starring in the cast of Saturday Night Live. He also starred in more than 40 other films and TV shows including Everybody Hates Chris from 2005 to 2009. The comedian has done many iconic stand-up shows, especially with regards to the racial inequality in America.
2. Jerry Seinfeld
Without a doubt, the richest comedian of all time has to be on this list. None other than Jerry Seinfeld, the 66-year-old American comedian, writer, producer, and director. His popularity and net worth are mostly due to the sitcom Seinfeld which was created from 1989 to 1998 and still gets reruns even today.
1. Robin Williams
Hitting the number one stop is, of course, the late Robin Williams. The comedian and actor played many iconic roles in his many films over the years including Good Will Hunting (1997) and Jumanji (1995). Many critics regard him as the best comedian of all time and thus he is also our number one most famous comedian.