According to Encyclopedia Britannica, Stand-up comedy is a type of comedy that generally delivered by a solo performer speaking directly to the audience in some semblance of a spontaneous manner. So, this performer is commonly known as a stand-up comic, comic, stand-up comedian or simply a stand-up.
Jerome Allen Seinfeld is a multi-talented person born on 29th April 1954. He is an American comedian, writer, actor, producer, director and is popular for playing a semi-fictionalized version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld. Comedy Central named Seinfeld the 12th Greatest Stand-up Comedian of All Time in 2005 and he mainly specializes in observational comedy.
David Khari Webber Chappelle(24th August 1973) began performing stand-up comedy in nightclubs at the age of 14. In addition to stand-up comedian, he is an actor, writer, and producer. Chappelle received many awards including three Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards as well as a Mark Twain Prize. He is popular through his satirical comedy sketch series Chappelle’s Show (2003–2006).
Amy Beth Schumer is a celebrity with more than 1.7 million Twitter followers! She was born on June 1, 1981 and became popular through her sketch show Inside Amy Schumer, goes viral online. To add to this, Amy wrote and played a leading role in the film Trainwreck. She received a Peabody Award and has been nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards.
One of the most popular celebrities in this stand-up comedy community! Kevin Darnell Hart is an American stand-up comedian, producer as well as an actor. Kevin’s TV credentials and film have brought him a lot of fame and this man is everywhere, from starring TV shows and hosting The MTV Video Music Awards.
An American stand-up comedian, actor as well as a pod-caster. William Frederick Burr(10th June 1968) is also a multi-talented celebrity and popular for playing Patrick Kuby in the AMC crime drama. Moreover, William hosted the bi-weekly comedy podcast, titled The Monday Morning Podcast.
This American comedian is popular because of his high energy on stage! Chris’s subjects mainly focused upon politics, American race relations as well as the man-woman relationship. In addition, he is an actor, director, producer, writer and got wider importance as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s.
Sarah Kate Silverman is an American stand-up comedian, singer, actress, producer and writer. Her topics mainly focused upon racism, sexism, politics and religion. Kate was a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live and has won two Primetime Emmy Awards.
Mike Birbiglia is an American stand-up comedian and has released several comedy albums and television specials. He is not only a comedian but also an actor and writer. Mike appeared in films such as Cedar Rapids (2011), Your Sister’s Sister (2011) and Trainwreck(2015). He has been married to Jen Stein since July 7, 2007 and hey have one daughter, Oona.
Mathilde “Tig” O’Callaghan Notaro is an American stand-up comic as well as an actress and radio contributor. Notaro is known for her deadpan comedy and her acclaimed album Live was nominated in 2014 for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. She was born on March 24, 1971 and Tig is her nickname given by her brother.
Indiana native James Christopher Gaffigan is regarded as a clean comic. He is a successful comedian with several specials including the twice nomination for Grammy Awards. James’s topics are generally focused upon observations, laziness, fatherhood and food. Moreover, James starred and co-created in a television series based on his life called The Jim Gaffigan Show.
Stand-up comedy shows are normally 90-120 minutes long, tends to bring humor and induce laughter in plays. Generally, stand-up comics entertain the audience as well as portrays social issues.