Comedy is one of the most favorite genres which has been experimented since a long time by different comedians through the means of theatre, television, film and stand-up comedy shows. In the recent times, there are some comedians who are the Highest-Paid ones.
Below mentioned are the world’s highest paid comedians of 2017
- Jerry Seinfeld: $69 million
Jerome Allen “Jerry” Seinfeld born on 29th April 1954 in Brooklyn; New York is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. He is considered as the king of comedy. His debut TV show was Benson (1979) and his debut movie was Eddie (1996).
- Chris Rock: $57 million
Christopher Julius Rock born on seventh February 1965 in Andrews, South Carolina, U.S is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. He commenced his career with the show Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s. His debut film was Krush Groove (1985).
- Louis C K: $52 million
Louis C.K. born on 12th September 1967 in Washington, D.C is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, and editor. He started his career with different comedy shows in the 1990s. His first leading role was in the HBO sitcom Lucky Louie (2006).
- Dave Chappelle: $47 million
David Khari Webber Chappelle born on 24th August 1973 in Washington D.C U.S. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. The biggest of his career came up with the movie Half Baked (1998). His own debut show was on the Comedy Central called Chappelle’s Show in 2003.
- Amy Schumer: $37.5 million
Amy Beth Schumer born 1st June 1981 in Manhattan, New York City, U.S is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actress, and producer. Her debut movie was Sense Memory (2006) and her actual debut in the true sense in TV was Live at Gotham (2007).
- Kevin Hart: $32.5 million
Kevin Darnell Hart born on 6th July 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He got his first break in 2001 on the TV collection Undeclared. His first debut movie was Paper Soldiers (2002). Other than that he also appeared in movies like Scary Movie three (2003), Soul Plane (2004), In the Mix (2005) etc.
- Jim Gaffigan: $30.5 million
James Christopher Gaffigan born on 7th July 1966 in Elgin, Illinois is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and producer. He is considered as a “clean” comic with the use of little profanity, sexual or provocative content material in his routines. His Debut movie was The Real Howard Spitz (1998) and his TV debut was Soul Man (1998).
- Terry Fator: $18.5 million
Terry Wayne Fator born on 10th June 1965 in Dallas, Texas is a ventriloquist, impressionist, comedian and singer from Dallas, Texas. He was the winner of season 2 of America’s Got Talent. This was his first big break. He uses 15 different types of puppets in his shows.
- Jeff Dunham: $15.5 million
Jeffrey “Jeff” Dunham born on 18th April 1962 in Dallas, Texas is an American ventriloquist, producer, and stand-up comedian. He appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson at the end of 1988 within a contract of 10 years.
- Sebastian Maniscalco: $15 million
Sebastien Alexandre Grainger born in April 1973/1974 in Arlington Heights, Illinois is an Italian singer, musician and an American stand-up comedian. He is phase owner of Giant Studios in Toronto with Jimmy Shaw of Metric. In 2016 he also appeared in the 7th season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.