04/16/2012 02:59 pm ET

Martin Lawrence's Funniest Stand-Up Jokes (VIDEO)

Since making his acting debut in 1987 as Maurice Warfield on the television series, “What’s Happening Now,” Martin Lawrence has evolved into one of this generation’s most successful comedians. In addition to his various appearances in big screen films from “House Party” to “Bad Boys” and "Big Momma's House,” the multi-talented producer-actor has also had his fare share of standup comedy routines.

In celebration of Lawrence’s 47th birthday we take a look at some of his most notable liners as a standup comedian. Check out the video montage above. [Warning: video contains explicit language.]

Also, let us know your favorite Martin Lawrence’s liner in the comments section.

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