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For decades black comedians have used stand up comedy as an outlet to discuss experiences unique to our community. Today the tradition continues in the form of sitcoms and late-night variety shows.

In celebration of comedians, past and present, we decided to highlight 10 well known names who have proven that humor is just one of the things that’s hidden in their funny bones.

The Ten Most Influential Black Television Comedians:

1.  Dave Chappelle  (see above)

2.  Mo’Nique

3.  Bernie Mac

4.  Kenan Thompson

5.  The Wayans Brothers

6.  Cedric the Entertainment

7.  Steve Harvey

8.  Martin Lawrence

9.  Wanda Sykes

10.  Bill Cosby


Article Courtesy of The Huffington Post

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