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1. Top Black Stand-Up Comedians

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Eddie Murphy may still be making at least one movie ever year, some of which are good, but a lot of his die-hard fans miss the Eddie Murphy of old.

2. Top Black Stand-Up Comedians

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Before Murphy, there was Richard Pryor, the larger-than-life stand-up comedian who broke through the mainstream in a way few had before him.

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Dick Gregory made a name for himself as the face of black comedy during the Civil Rights era.

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Before he became America’s dad in his sitcom series, The Cosby Show, Bill Cosby was one of the biggest stand-up comedians in the 60s and 70s.

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Before Cedric became the host of BET’s popular Comic View, and one of four comedians featured on the Kings of Comedy Tour, he was a funny man who sold insurance during the work week and told stand up jokes on the weekend.

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Chapelle will go down in history as the man behind one of the greatest sketch comedy shows of all time, “Chappelle’s Show”.

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Arguably the best comedian performing stand-up today, Rock’s stand-up comedy is so smart, his jokes would not sound out of place in a college classroom.

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The late great stand-up had a long career before coming into fame as a member of the Kings of Comedy tour back in 2000.

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Harvey wears a lot of hats, but none of them would be worn without his first one: stand-up comedy. Unlike most comedians who pander to a younger audience, Harvey takes a different approach.

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2010’s era belongs to Kevin Hart, and it doesn’t seem like he will be slowing down anytime soon! #PhillyProud