5 Best Black Comedians On Comedy Central

Sunday, January 30 by David Gaines

Who are the 5 best black comedians on Comedy Central? Avid stand-up comedian fans can name the all-time black comedians off the top of their heads. Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, Red Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey, Whoopi Goldberg and Jamie Foxx have all contributed stellar performances both onstage and onscreen. Since the success of the Civil Rights Movement, African-Americans have been presented the opportunity to pursue careers in entertainment, essentially eliminating racial barriers one-by-one. New generations are enabled to produce the next line-up on Comedy Central. The best black comedians on Comedy Central today may become like the Kings of Comedy of yesteryear.

  1. Chris Rock: Chris Rock has played in 37 feature films including "Madagascar," "Bee Movie," and "Grown Ups." Rock also produced two sitcoms including "The Chris Rock Show" and "Everybody Hates Chris," which narrates the hardship of a young black teenager attending school in an all-white neighborhood. Chris Rock lasted hosted a Comedy Central stand-up show in January of 2010, which was entitled "Gas Is Expensive."
  2. Dave Chappelle: Dave Chappelle is a stand-up black comedian, screen-writer and actor. Chappelle starred in 19 feature films including "Robin Hood: Men in Tights," "Half Baked," and "Undercover Brother." One of Chappelle's required viewing on Comedy Central is "Racially Paranoid," which aired on May 1, 1994.
  3. Cedric the Entertainer: Cedric the Entertainer is an American actor and stand-up black comedian. Cedric starred on the WB sitcom, "The Steve Harvey Show," and "The Kings of Comedy." Cedric is probably most famous for his role as an elderly gentleman in the "Barbershop" series that portrayed urban life in Chicago. Cedric the Entertainer last made a Comedy Central appearance on  September 09, 2008, when he hosted "Reality Shows."
  4. Katt Williams: Katt Williams is an actor and stand-up black comedian. Williams is most notable for his stint in "Wild n' Out," an MTV improv show aired between 2005-2007. Williams is also known for his guest appearance on "My Wife and Kids," where he plays a washed-up 1980s popula high school student looking for recognition. Katt Williams last made a Comedy Central appearance on July 11, 2008, when he hosted "Everyday I'm Hustlin'."
  5. Kevin Hart: Kevin Hart, a resident of Philadelphia, quit his job as a shoe salesman and pursued his dream job as a stand-up comedian. Hart found more success than he ever imagined. In fact, Hart starred in feature films, such as "The 40-Year Old Virgin," "Scary Movie 3," and "Soul Plane" Hart has been nicknamed "The Shortest Comedian To Ever Touch A Microphone and Get On Stage." Kevin Hart last made a Comedy Central appearance on January 25, 2009, when he hosted "Mad At Your Kids."
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