THE TOP 10 AMERICAN COMEDIANS IN 2024 – LIST

The top 10 American comedians and comics in 2024.

The most popular and most followed American male comics and famous female stand-up comedians in 2024 as seen on Youtube, Netflix, TikTok and Instagram and most sold stand-up comedy shows across the U.S.A.

THE TOP 10 MOST POPULAR AMERICAN COMEDIANS IN 2024

The below top 10 most popular comedians in America list ranked by several factors including global Google searches, the number of fans on social media and the most sold stand-up comedy shows across the U.S.A. 

WHO IS THE BEST AMERICAN COMEDIAN?

For some, Kim Bach is considered the best American comedian. For others is Jamie Fox. The choice is very personal. Check out our below ranking list and decide who the best American comedian is right now. 

THE TOP 10 AMERICAN COMEDIANS AND COMICS IN 2024

Some of these popular American comedians are important for their entertainment value, cultural commentary, promotion of mental health and amplification of diverse voices.

The top American comics and stand-up comedians also offer economic impact, inspiration for aspiring comedians and influence in shaping American culture.

They play a key role in American political satire and enduring legacy in the comedy world. 

The best American comedians contribute to the richness and diversity of American culture and play a significant role in shaping the comedy industry.

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10. Desi Banks

8+ million people on Instagram and 2+ million on YouTube follow Desi Banks

Desi Terrell Banks Jr. is an American comedian and actor.

Banks began posting comedy sketches on social media in 2012. As his videos went viral, he decided after graduation in 2015 to build a career in comedy because “football didn’t work out”.

The Hollywood Reporter has ranked him as No. 3 on its Top Comedians list.

Banks started doing stand-up comedy in 2017.

In 2018, he founded a production company, Desi Banks Productions, that makes funny online videos.

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9. DC Young Fly

13+ million people on Instagram and 1+ million on YouTube follow D.C. Young Fly (@dcyoungfly)

John Whitfield, (better known as DC Young Fly) is an American comedian, actor, host, rapper, and singer-songwriter best known for his “roasting sessions” videos on Instagram. As of Season 7, he is one of the recurring cast members of the improv comedy show Wild ‘N Out on MTV, VH1 and MTV2.

DC Young Fly was also one of the main hosts for the revival of TRL on MTV from 2017 to 2018.

He is also known for starring in the podcast “85 South Show” with his fellow cast members Chico Bean, Karlous Miller. and former cast member Clayton English.

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8. Colleen Ballinger

7+ million people on Instagram and 8+ million on Youtube follow Colleen Ballinger.

The popular American female comedian Colleen Ballinger, also known as Miranda Sings.

Colleen has raised serious allegations regarding her “grooming” behaviour with former underage fans.

Colleen Ballinger a popular female American comedian

Colleen Ballinger a popular female American comedian. Photo: Instagram post

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7. Jamie Foxx

16+ million people on Instagram and 0.9+ million on YouTube follow Jamie Fox (@iamjamiefoxx)

Eric Marlon Bishop known professionally as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, comedian, and singer.

In 2007, Foxx launched The Foxxhole, a channel on Sirius Satellite Radio featuring talk-radio programs, stand-up comedy albums and music primarily by African-American performers, as well as much of Foxx’s material. Foxx’s talk-radio variety program The Jamie Foxx Show aired Friday evenings on The Foxxhole with guests including musicians, actors and fellow comedians; co-hosts have included Johnny Mack, Speedy, Claudia Jordan, The Poetess, Lewis Dix, Yvette Wilson, T.D.P and Tyrin Turner. On the April 17, 2009, episode of The Jamie Foxx Show, Foxx and his co-hosts made several suggestive and disparaging jokes regarding the teenage singer Miley Cyrus. Several days later Foxx issued a public apology on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in response to growing public outcry and televised criticism by Cyrus’s father, country singer Billy Ray Cyrus.

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Jamie Foxx American comedian controversial antisemitism tweet meme Palestinian Jesus

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6. T.I. (Clifford Harris Jr)

14+ million people on Instagram and 4+ million on YouTube follow T.I.

Yeah, that’s right, the popular T.I. (also called Tip) rapper also does Stand Up Comedy, well at least in the last couple of years. 

Tip is one of the most popular American comedians on Instagram who also was on fire for talking about his daughter’s hymen.

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5. King Bach

25+ million people on Instagram and 3+ million on YouTube follow King Bach

Andrew Byron Bachelor, better known by his stage name King Bach, is a Canadian-born American Internet comedian and actor.

Bach ventured into acting, first receiving recognition for starring in the Adult Swim series Black Jesus. He rose to mainstream prominence for his roles in the comedy films Meet the Blacks and Fifty Shades of Black, the teen romance films When We First Met and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, the horror comedy films The Babysitter and The Babysitter: Killer Queen and the disaster film Greenland.

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4. Joe Rogan

18+ million people on Instagram and 16+ million people on YouTube follow Joe Rogan.

Joe Rogan is an American stand-up comedian, comic, UFC commentator, podcaster, actor, and former television host. Joe hosts The Joe Rogan Experience, one of the top 10 most popular podcasts on Spotify where he discusses current events, comedy, politics, philosophy, science, martial arts and hobbies with a variety of guests.

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3. Yoeslan Alfaro

26+ million people on YouTube and 19+ million on TikTok follow Yoeslan.

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Yoeslan Alfaro popular American comedian Youtuber

If you’ve spent any time scrolling through YouTube Shorts, then you already know comedy is a big crowd-pleaser—especially when the jokes in question are heavy on props, light on dialogue, and appropriate for all ages.

Since 2020, this 39-year-old LGBT Cuban-American creator has enchanted Shorts viewers by telling the story of a kid-friendly Grim Reaper who gets his nails done, plans surprise parties, and even indulges in the occasional

Yoeslan Alfaro’s form of physical comedy is almost entirely nonverbal, meaning viewers of all ages and language groups can join in on the fun.

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2. Jimmy Fallon

27+ million people on Instagram and 31+ million people on YouTube follow Jimmy Fallon.

Jimmy Fallon a popular American comedian

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Jimmy Fallon is an American comedian, television host, actor, singer, writer, and producer. Best known for his work in television, Fallon’s breakthrough came during his tenure as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 1998 to 2004.

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1. Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart is an American comedian and actor.

179+ million people on Instagram follow Kevin Hart.

If this is not enough, there are 34+ million on TikTok,  36+ million on X , 36+ million on Facebook, 5+ million on YouTube ( LOL Network – his YouTube channel) following this popular American comedian.

With a combined 285+ million fan count Kevin Hart is the most-followed comedian in the United States of America!

Hart’s comedic reputation continued to grow with the release of his first stand-up album I’m a Grown Little Man. Kevin has since released four more comedy albums: Seriously FunnyLaugh at My PainLet Me Explain, and What Now? 

In 2015, Time magazine named Kevin Hart on its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

In 2017, he launched the Laugh Out Loud Network, a subscription video streaming service in partnership with Lionsgate.

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THE TOP 10 TRENDING AMERICAN COMEDIANS RIGHT NOW

  • Nick Cannon. 6.8+ million followers on Instagram and  2.8+ million followers on TikTok and 980+ thousand suscribers on Youtube. 
  • Stephen Colbert. 9.2 million subscribers on Youtube and 715+ thousand followers on Instagram. 
  • Mike Epps. 7+ million people on Instagram and 0.2+ million on YouTube follow Mike Epps. Michael Elliot Epps is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He played Day-Day Jones in Next Friday and its sequel, Friday After Next, and also appeared in The Hangover and The Hangover Part III as “Black Doug”. Mike was the voice of the main character Boog in Open Season 2, replacing Martin Lawrence, with whom he starred in the comedy Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, playing “Reggie”, cousin of Roscoe (played by Lawrence). Epps played Lloyd Jefferson “L.J.” Wayne in the films Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) and Resident Evil: Extinction (2007).Mike also has had starring roles in the sitcoms Uncle Buck and The Upshaws.
  • Carlos Davis. 7+ million people on Instagram follow Carlos Davis. Carlos Davis is one of the most popular American comedians on Instagram.
  • Druski (Drew Desbordes). 6+ million people on Instagram follow Druski
  • Ludwig Ahgren. 5+ million followers on YouTube. A popular streamer who likes to publish “reaction” videos and – apparently – he is also a comedian.
  • Cedric The Entertainer. 3+ million people on Instagram follow Cedric The Entertainer (@cedtheentertainer)
  • Drew Talbert. 2.7+ million followers on TikTok and 1.1+ million followers on YouTube.
  • Noel Miller. 2.6+ million subscribers on Youtube (@thenoelmiller) and 1.2+ million followers on Instagram (@thenoelmiller)
  • That’s So Drea. 2.6+ million followers on TikTok and 2.5+ million followers on YouTube.
  • Darren “Daz” Black (Daz Games). 1+ million subscribers on YouTube and 1+ million followers on Instagram.
  • Dropout (Former College Humor). 1+ million followers on Instagram (@collegehumor). Dropout is also one of the most-followed Comedy channels on YouTube with 14+ million subscribers.

OTHER POPULAR AMERICAN COMEDIANS

  • Benito Skinner. 1+ million followers on Instagram and 0.3+ million followers on Youtube (@bennydrama7)
  • Amy Poehler. 975+ million followers on TikTok. 
  • Mr Ford Pops. 0.5+ million followers on Instagram (@popsthefather)
  • Pee-wee Herman by Paul Reubens. 475+ thousand followers on Instagram. 
  • Dana Carvey. 291+ thousand followers on Instagram and 1+ thousand followers on Youtube. 

CONCLUSION

Some of these top 10 most popular American comedians and comics have a remarkable talent for using humour to bring to light complex social issues and taboos in today’s American society. 

These Popular American comics and comedians have earned the right to inform and influence their U.S.A. audiences and fans to think about and take action towards a particular cause or issue.

By combining facts and humour, the impact of the message is amplified and increases its chances of being seen and grasped by the public. Onstage, some of these remarkable American comedians turn their oppressors, agitations and abusers into the butt of the joke. Not only can they do that but in doing so you disempower that negativity. The fact that these American comedians can share these emotions while keeping the audience in endless belly-clenching laughter is the sign of a master comedian.

Marketers who want to connect with humour and comedy themes have found partnering with comedians is a great way to bring refreshing and enjoyable storytelling to their customers. This can be done by finding fun ways to express how your brand can solve someone’s issues or challenges or by simply not taking your brand benefits too seriously and allowing some silliness in your storytelling. 

Comedy surely is not for all brands, but few have found comedy a fantastic way to engage their audiences. 

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