Some famous living comedians include Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy, Louis C.K., Chris Rock and Sarah Silverman. Late comedians of note include Robin Williams, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Rodney Dangerfield and The Marx Brothers.
Jerry Seinfeld is one of the most successful comedians of all time. He co-created the namesake sitcom "Seinfeld," which was the longest running show in the history of television. Eddie Murphy began his career as an incredibly popular stand-up comedian, and he continued on to even more fame as a film actor. Louis C.K. does stand-up performances and has also created his own television show. Chris Rock is best known for his hilarious and gritty commentary about sensitive topics like racial tension. Sarah Silverman is a stand-up comedienne who has also acted in several comedy movies.
Robin Williams became known for his fast-paced stand-up comedy and impeccable impersonations. He also went on to have a long and successful film career. George Carlin became famous for his unique style of cynical intellectualism. Richard Pryor gave a gritty performance that made him a controversial and famous comedian. Rodney Dangerfield's famous "I get no respect" act is considered one of the classic American comedy acts. The Marx Brothers started with stage performances and graduated to starring in a long series of comedy films.