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10 Funniest Black Comedians Ever

Richard Pryor

Known for his bold, insightful examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues, Pryor also was famous for his use of colorful vulgarities, profanity—and the N-word. Jerry Seinfeld called Pryor “The Picasso” of American comedians.



Bernie Mac

Bernard Jeffrey McCullough was revered for his uproarious stand-up routine. He was part of the Kings of Comedy tour and movie and, in 2001, he starred in an influential sitcom on Fox that was a fictional version of his own life.

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