This is a unique category because there are so many hilarious black comedians who have moved on from the main stream stand-up comedy scene but continue to be funny in movies and talk shows, etc.
Eddie Murphy was one of my influences for getting in to stand up and he hasn’t done stand up in a very long time. But definitely is worthy of acknowledgement. Remember the ‘the ice cream man’? Hilarious!
The ‘Hot’ category is full of highly successful comedians that have done a shit ton of quality work on stage and on screen in major movies and TV. Like Jay Phillips, Aries Spears, Eddie Griffin just to name a few.
If you feel like we are missing someone, as always, feel free to make a recommendation. We imagine this site will evolve over time and with so many black comedians making a name for themselves this site may never have an end.