List of Atheists (miscellaneous) - Comedians


  • Dave Allen (1936–2005): Irish comedian, popular on United Kingdom and Australian television in the 1960s, 1970s and also in the 1990s.
  • Dara Ó Briain (1972–): Irish comedian and television presenter.
  • Keith Allen (1953–): British comedian, actor, singer and writer, father of Lily Allen.
  • Wil Anderson (1974–): Australian television, radio and stand-up comedian, former host of ABC's The Glass House.
  • Matt Besser (1967–): American comedian.
  • Abie Philbin Bowman (19??–): Irish comedian and columnist, writer/director/performer of Jesus: The Guantanamo Years.
  • Marcus Brigstocke (1973–): English comedian, satirist and presenter of The Late Edition.
  • Hannibal Buress (1983–): American comedian.
  • Adam Carolla (1964–): American comedian, actor and comedy writer.
  • Jimmy Carr (1972–): English-Irish comedian.
  • Pat Condell (1951–): English stand up comedian, writer and secularist.
  • Billy Connolly (1942–): Scottish comedian, musician and presenter, also known as an actor in films such as Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Man who Sued God and Mrs. Brown.
  • David Cross (1964–): American actor and comedian.
  • Larry David (1947–): American actor, writer, comedian, and producer.
  • Catherine Deveny (1968–): Australian comedy writer, stand-up comedian and sometimes controversial opinion columnist in the Age newspaper.
  • Emery Emery (1963–): American comedian, producer/director/editor and author and webshow host; outspoken atheist who is a contributing author of "The Atheist's Guide To Christmas." and host of webshow "Ardent Atheist with Emery Emery
  • Ben Elton (1959–): English comedian, writer and director.
  • Janeane Garofalo (1964–): American actress and comedian.
  • Ricky Gervais (1961–): British comedian and actor, co-creator of the original version of The Office.
  • Kathy Griffin (1960–): American comedian.
  • Andy Hamilton (1954–): English comedian, game show panellist, director and comedy scriptwriter for television and radio.
  • Jeremy Hardy (1961–): English alternative comedian, frequently on BBC Radio 4 shows such as The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.
  • Richard Herring (1967–): British comedian and writer, best known as part of Lee and Herring.
  • Robin Ince (1969–): English stand-up comedian, actor, writer and impressionist.
  • Eddie Izzard (1962–): English stand-up comedian and actor, winner of several awards.
  • Jim Jeffries (1977–): Australian comedian.
  • Dom Joly (1967–): Award-winning British television comedian and journalist, best known as the star of Trigger Happy TV.
  • Stewart Lee (1968–): English stand-up comedian, writer and director, best known as one half of Lee and Herring and for co-writing and directing the critically acclaimed and controversial stage show Jerry Springer: The Opera.
  • Seth MacFarlane (1973-): American actor, voice actor, animator, screenwriter, comedian, producer, director, and singer. He is best known as the creator of the animated sitcom Family Guy (1999-2002, 2005–present) and as co-creator of American Dad! (2005–present) and The Cleveland Show (2009–present), for which he also voices many of the shows' various characters.
  • Bill Maher (1956–): American comedian, author, political satirist and host of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher.
  • Tim Minchin (1975–): Australian comedian, actor, composer, songwriter, pianist, musical director, winner of the 2005 Best Newcomer Perrier Comedy Award.
  • Dylan Moran (1971–): Irish comedian, most famous for the creation and role in hit British sitcom Black Books, as well as his work with Simon Pegg in movies such as Shaun of the Dead and Run Fatboy Run.
  • Dermot Morgan (1952–1998): Irish comedian and actor, who achieved international renown as Father Ted Crilly in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted.
  • Patton Oswalt (1969–): American actor and comedian.
  • Volker Pispers (1958–): German political Kabarett artist and critic of capitalism.
  • Paula Poundstone (1959–): An American stand-up comedian. She is known for her quiet, self-deprecating style, political observations, and her trademark style of dress: a suit and tie.
  • Joe Rogan (1967–): American stand-up comedian and Color Commentator For the UFC.
  • Arthur Smith (1954–): English alternative comedian and writer.
  • Linda Smith (1958–2006): English comedian and comedy writer, president of the British Humanist Association from 2004 until her death.
  • Doug Stanhope (1967–): American stand-up comedian, former host of Comedy Central's The Man Show.
  • Julia Sweeney (1959–): American actor and comedian. Alumna of Saturday Night Live, author/performer of a one-woman autobiographical stage show about finding atheism: Letting Go of God.
  • Mark Thomas (1963–): English comedian, presenter, political activist and reporter, best known for political stunts on his show, The Mark Thomas Comedy Product on UK Channel 4.
  • Paul F. Tompkins (1968–): American comedian, actor and writer.
  • Gene Weingarten (1951–): Humor writer for The Washington Post.

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