06/12/2012 12:49 pm ET

10 Influential Black TV Comedians

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.


10 Influential Black TV Comedians