30 funniest Asian comedians you should check out in 2024

The funniest Asian comedians are a significant part of the global entertainment sector. These renowned personalities seamlessly furnish humour in movies, television shows, and stand-up comedy. The comedians create funny jokes in unique ways, making watching them a breath of fresh air.

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Funniest Asian comedians you should check out in 2024 Source: UGC

Asia is full of abundant comedic talent of global standards. Ranging from sold-out solo shows to open-mic nights, the funniest Asian comedians will crack you up effortlessly. Whether China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, or Thailand, each Asian country has a unique way of presenting humour.

Top funny Asian comedians

Stand-up comedy has its roots in Western culture. However, the Asian community has done tremendously well in picking up this profession and producing the best. Below is a list of Asian American stand up comedians.

Rank Name
1 Bobby Lee
2 Ali Wong
3 Jo Koy
4 Randall Park
5 Jimmy O Yang
6 Ronny Chieng
7 Russell Peters
8 Margaret Cho
9 Aziz Ansari
10 Kumail Nanjiani
11 Aditi Mittal
12 Fakkah Fuzz
13 Aparna Nancherla
14 Karen Chee
15 Mindy Kaling

1. Bobby Lee

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Actor and comedian Bobby Lee perform at Yuk Yuk's Vancouver for the 2014 Northwest Comedy Fest in Vancouver, Canada. Photo: Phillip Chin Source: Getty Images

  • Full name: Robert Lee Jr.
  • Date of birth: 17th September 1971
  • Age: 52 years old (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: San Diego, California, United States

Bobby Lee is one of the best Korean comedians you should check out in 2024. He also doubles up as an actor and podcast host.

Bobby has appeared in films such as Pineapple Express, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, and The Dictator. In podcasting, Bobby Lee co-hosts two podcasts, TigerBelly with ex-partner Khalyla Kun and Bad Friends with Andrew Santino.

2. Ali Wong

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Ali Wong attends the Premiere Of Disney And Pixar's "Onward" in Hollywood, California. Photo: Gregg DeGuire Source: Getty Images

  • Full name: Alexandra Dawn Wong
  • Date of birth: 19 April 1982
  • Age: 42 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Pacific Heights, San Francisco, California, United States

Ali Wong is among the funniest and most talented female Asian comedians in the United States. She is famous for her appearance in various stand-up specials on Netflix, such as: American Housewife, Inside Amy Schumer and Don Wong. In 2019, Ali Wong served as the producer and writer of an American romantic comedy film, Always be my Maybe.

3. Jo Koy

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Comedian Jo Koy poses backstage. Photo: Todd Owyoung Source: Getty Images

  • Full name: Joseph Glenn Herbert
  • Date of birth: 2 June 1971
  • Age: 53 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Tacoma, Washington, United States

Jo Koy is one of the most talented Asian comedians on Netflix. He was a frequent panellist on Chelsea Lately, an E!'s late-night show. In addition, he has also appeared in several specials on Netflix and Comedy Central. Some of Jo Koy stand-up specials such as In His Elements, Comin’ in Hot and Live from the LA Forum.

4. Randall Park

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Randall Park attends the 2023 Writers Guild of America Awards at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California. Photo: David Livingston Source: Getty Images

  • Full name: Randall Park
  • Date of birth: 23 March 1974
  • Age: 50 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Randall is globally recognized for starring Louis Huang in Fresh Off the Boat between 2015 and 2020. For his excellent performance, he was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series award in 2016. In 2019, Randall Park co-wrote and co-starred in Always be my Maybe, a Netflix romantic comedy.

5. Jimmy O Yang

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Jimmy O. Yang onstage during the 2024 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California. Photo: Kevin Winter Source: Getty Images

  • Full name: Jimmy O. Yang
  • Date of birth: 11 June 1987
  • Age: 36 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: British Hong Kong

Jimmy O Yang is one of the best male Asian comedians from Hong Kong. He is also a well-established actor and writer. Jimmy O Yang popularly known for his appearance in various comedy movies such as: Silicon Valley, Space Force, Love Hard and New girl.

6. Ronny Chieng

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Malaysian comedian Ronny Chieng arrives for the premiere of Universal Pictures "M3GAN" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. Photo: Michael Tran Source: Getty Images

  • Full name: Ronny Xin Yi Chieng
  • Date of birth: 21 November 1985
  • Age: 38 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Ronny is the creator and star of Ronny Chieng: International Student, an ABC sitcom and a senior correspondent on The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Ronny Chieng is known for his roles in Scissor Seven, The Daily Show and Young Rock. His jokes are mostly about religious stereotypes, racism, and his experiences growing up in a strict Asian family.

7. Russell Peters

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Canadian comedian Russell Peters performs live on stage at the Verti Music Hall in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Frank Hoensch Source: Getty Images

  • Full name: Russell Dominic Peters
  • Date of birth: 29 September 1970
  • Age: 53 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Toronto, Canada

Russell is one of the funniest and most successful Asian comedians on Netflix. He began his stand-up comedy career in Toronto in 1989. Russell Peters has appeared in several comedy specials such as Outsourced, Deported, Notorious and Almost Famous.

8. Margaret Cho

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Margaret Cho attends Belinda Carlisle's Christmas party in support of AnimalPeopleAlliance.net at The Abbey in West Hollywood, California. Photo: David Livingston Source: Getty Images

  • Full name: Margaret Moran Cho
  • Date of birth: 5 December 1968
  • Age: 54 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Cho is one of the famous Asian stand-up comedians. She is not afraid to handle any topic and leaves her fans in stitches every time she hits the stage. Margaret Cho incorporates politics in her stand-up comedy. She is famous for her show All American Girl, which is about an East Asian family.

9. Aziz Ansari

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Aziz Ansari at the South Asian Excellence at the Oscars held at the Paramount Studio Lot in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Brian Feinzimer Source: Getty Images

  • Full name: Aziz Ismail Ansari
  • Date of birth: 23 February 1983
  • Age: 41 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Columbia, South Carolina, United States

Aziz is also a talented actor and writer with many film and TV show roles. He became famous for starring as Tom Haverford on Parks and Recreation, an NBC series between 2009 and 2015. Aziz Ansari won several awards for his excellent performance, including two Emmys and a Golden Globe.

10. Kumail Nanjiani

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Kumail Nanjiani attends the 75th Directors Guild of America Awards at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Axelle Bauer-Griffin Source: Getty Images

  • Full name: Kumail Ali Nanjiani
  • Date of birth: 21 February 1978
  • Age: 46 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Karachi, Pakistan

Kumail is a renowned Pakistani-American actor, screenwriter, and stand-up comedian. He is famous for appearing in several highly-acclaimed shows such as Silicon Valley as Dinesh and The Big Sick. Kumail Nanjiani co-wrote The Big Sick, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay.

11. Aditi Mittal

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Aditi Mittal poses for the photos at Dadar in Mumbai, India. Photo: Satish Bate Source: Getty Images

  • Full name: Aditi Mittal
  • Date of birth: 12 November 1987
  • Age: 36 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Mumbai, India

Aditi Mittal is an Indian stand-up comedian from Mumbai. She is well known for her Netflix special Things They Wouldn't Let Me Say. Aditi Mittal's jokes mostly revolve around her Indian culture, told from a woman’s perspective.

12. Fakkah Fuzz

  • Full name: Muhammad Fadzri Abd Rashid
  • Date of birth: 19 September 1986
  • Age: 37 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Singapore

Fakkah Fuzz is one of the most famous Asian comedians on Netflix. His jokes are normally about his life as a Malaysian man living in Singapore. Fakkah Fuzz has a Netflix special called Fakkah Fuzz: Almost Banned.

13. Aparna Nancherla

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Aparna Nancherla visits Build Series to discuss her new HBO show Crashing at Build Studio in New York City. Photo: Slaven Vlasic Source: Getty Images

  • Full name: Aparna Nancherla
  • Date of birth: 22 August 1982
  • Age: 41 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Washington, D.C., United States

Apana is an American comedian of Indian descent. Growing up, she was a shy child, but overcame her shyness to become one of the top Asian female comedians. Aparna Nancherla has been featured on Comedy Central, Mira, Royal Detective and The Boss Baby: Back in Business.

14. Karen Chee

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Karen Chee during a sketch. Photo: Lloyd Bishop Source: Getty Images

  • Full name: Karen Chee
  • Date of birth: 22 February 1995
  • Age: 28 years (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: United States

Karen Chee is a young Asian comedian who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a writer and cast member of Late Night With Seth Meyers. Some of the films Karen Chee has appeared in include The Great North, Yearly Departed and High Maintenance.

15. Mindy Kaling

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Mindy Kaling during the Late Night Press Conference at the Corinthia Hotel in London, England. Photo: Vera Anderson Source: Getty Images

  • Full name: Vera Mindy Chokalingam
  • Date of birth: 24 June 1979
  • Age: 44 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Mindy is a comedian, actress, producer and writer. You may know Mindy Kaling from a show she produced and starred in called The Mindy Project on FOX. One of Mindy Kaling's New York Times best-selling books is Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me.

16. Hasan Minhaj

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Hasan Minhaj speaks onstage during the 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California. Photo: Frazer Harrison Source: Getty Images

  • Full name: Hasan Minhaj
  • Date of birth: 23 September 1985
  • Age: 38 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Davis, California, United States

Hasan Minhaj, also called Hammy, is one of the best Asian comedians to check out for serious laughs. Hasan Minhaj started doing stand-up in his early 20s and has gone on to perform on many stages, such as Just for Laughs in Montreal, New York Comedy Festival, and San Francisco Sketchfest.

17. Bowen Yang

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Bowen Yang at the 2024 Writers Guild Awards held at The Edison Ballroom in New York City. Photo: John Nacion Source: Getty Images

  • Full name: Bowen Yang
  • Date of birth: 6 November 1990
  • Age: 33 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Brisbane, Australia

Yang is an Australian-born American comedian. He hosts a comedy podcast and has also been a writer for Saturday Night Live. Bowen Yang has appeared in films such as The Outs, Icebreakers and The Morning Announcements.

18. Ken Jeong

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Ken Jeong accepts the Comedy Trailblazer Award onstage during the Critics Choice Association's Celebration of Cinema & Television in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Leon Bennett Source: Getty Images

  • Full name: Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong
  • Date of birth: 13 July 1969
  • Age: 54 years (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan

Jeong is a former doctor who decided to pursue comedy after working in the health sector for several years. He has appeared in The Hangover Part II and III, which shot him into the limelight. Ken Jeong is also known for his impersonations of celebrities such as Mark Zuckerberg.

19. Kiran Deol

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Kiran Deol performs onstage during FRIENDLY HOUSE LA Comedy Benefit, hosted by Rosie O'Donnell, at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Amy Sussman Source: Getty Images

  • Full name: Kiran Deol
  • Date of birth: 13 July 1994
  • Age: 29 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Boca Raton, Florida

Kiran is a Havard graduate who has appeared in How to Get Away with Murder and Modern Family. Kiran Deol co-hosts a podcast called Hysteria and is currently appearing on Sunnyside, which airs on NBC.

20. Akaash Singh

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Comedian Akaash Singh performs at Village Brewing Company in Somerville, New Jersey. Photo: Bobby Bank Source: Getty Images

  • Full name: Akaash Singh
  • Date of birth: 4 May 1984
  • Age: 39 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Texas, United States

Akaash is a famous Asian male comedian famous for his special on Bring Back Apu, premiered on Netflix in February 2022. Akaash Singh is known for featuring in MTV’s Wild ‘N Out.

21. Awkwafina

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Awkwafina attends The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Photo: Arturo Holmes Source: Getty Images

  • Full name: Nora Lum
  • Date of birth: 2 June 1988
  • Age: 35 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Stony Brook, New York, United States

Awkwafina is an American actress and rapper. She rose to prominence in 2012 when her rap song became popular on YouTube. Awkwafina has appeared in several shows such as The Bad Guys in Maraschino Ruby, Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

22. Steven He

  • Full name: Steven He O'Byrne
  • Date of birth: 1996
  • Age: 27 years (as of 2027)
  • Place of birth: Shenzhen, China

Steven is an Irish actor, comedian, and social media sensation who was born in China. Steven He is most known for his satirical comedy routines on TikTok and YouTube.

He rose to fame by playing a fictionalized version of his father, whose personality parodies East Asian parenting clichés. Steven He is also famous for popularizing the phrase "emotional damage."

23. Harith Iskander

  • Full name: Harith Iskander bin Musa
  • Date of birth: 7 August 1966
  • Age: 57 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Harith is considered to be "the Godfather of Stand-Up Comedy" in Malaysia. He won the Funniest Person in the World competition in December 2016. Harith Iskander has appeared in numerous films such as Ada Hantu 2, Lemak Kampung Santan and Spilt Gravy on Rice.

24. Udom Taephanich

  • Full name: Udom Taepanich
  • Date of birth: 1 September 1968
  • Age: 55 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Chon Buri, Thailand

Udom is a stand-up comedian, artist, and writer from Thailand. His most well-known films include The Giant King, E-Tim tai nae, May narok muay yok law, Khoht-rak-eng-loei, and The Box.

He established a special program called Moo in which he and other Thai celebrities performed stand-up comedy and other talents. Udom Taephanich has been dubbed "Thailand's most famous comedian."

25. Steve Byrne

  • Full name: Steve Byrne
  • Date of birth: 21 July 1974
  • Age: 49 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Freehold, New Jersey, United States

Steve Byrne is an American stand-up comedian and actor. His mother is Korean, and his father is of Irish descent. Steve Byrne is best known for his multiple stand-up comedy hour specials and for starring in Sullivan & Son.

26. Henry Cho

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Henry Cho performs during an Evening with Scott Hamilton and Friends to Benefit Scott Hamilton Cares Foundation at Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo: Rick Diamond Source: Getty Images

  • Full name: Henry Cho
  • Date of birth: 30 December 1962
  • Age: 61 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Henry Cho is a stand-up comedian, actor, producer and writer. He has being featured in films such as Saving Faith, Say It Isn't So and Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation. Henry Cho won 2020 Great Lakes Christian Film Festival for Best Ensemble Cast.

27. Dayo Wong

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Backstage interview with stand-up comedian Dayo Wong Chi-wah after his show in the QE stadium. Photo: Robert Ng Source: Instagram

  • Full name: Dayo Wong Tze-wah
  • Date of birth: 5 September 1960
  • Age: 63 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: British Hong Kong

Dayo Wong is a writer, actor and stand-up comedian. He is famous for his role in films such as Table for Six, Heaven in the Dark and Legend of the Wolf. Dayo Wong won 2024 Allywood Film Critics Association Awards for Best Actor.

28. Philip Nathaniel

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Phil Nathaniel attends the BAFTA Games Awards 2024 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, England. Photo: Stuart Wilson Source: Getty Images

  • Full name: Philip Nathaniel Sin Goi
  • Date of birth: 1980
  • Age: 34 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Philip Nathaniel is a stand-up comedian and comedy writer who is a member of the sketch comedy group Daphne. He is also the co-creator of BBC Radio 4 series, Daphne Sounds Expensive. Philip Nathaniel has being featured in television series such as Life & Beth, 3 Body Problem and Don't Hug Me I'm Scared.

29. Atsuko Okatsuka

30 funniest asian comedians you should check out in 2024

Atsuko Okatsuka performs onstage at Netflix Is A Joke Fest Presents Nick Offerman & Friends Vs Climate Crisis at Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Rich Polk Source: Getty Images

  • Full name: Atsuko Okatsuka
  • Date of birth: 27 May 1988
  • Age: 36 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Taiwan

Atsuko Okatsuka is an American actress, writer and stand-up comedian. She is the second Asian woman to have a standup special on HBO. Atsuko Okatsuka has won two awards 2015 Accolade Competition and 2010 BendFilm Festival.

30. Youngmi Mayer

  • Full name: Youngmi Mayer
  • Date of birth: 11 December 1984
  • Age: 39 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: United States

Youngmi Mayer stand-up activist, comedian, podcast host, and social media influencer. She is the co-host of the podcast Feeling Asian since 2019. Youngmi Mayer podcast highlights the Asian American experience.

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