Famous Left Handed Comedians and Comediennes

Author: Sykeena Jackson

Left handed people are rare. Only 10% of the world share this gift.  But, it doesn't seem so rare in the entertainment industry.  We've composed a growing list of left handed comedians and comediennes and their left handed pictures. I absolutely love to have fun, laugh and just enjoy life, so finding these famous left handed people was so much fun!  I am having a ball of a time. How many YouTube videos did I watch?  Tons!

Comedian/Comedienne Birthday
Albert Brooks July 22, 1947
Ben Stiller November 30, 1965
Charlie Chaplin April 16, 1889 - December 25, 1977
Chris Tucker August 31, 1971
Dan Aykroyd July 1, 1952
Dick Smothers November 20, 1939
Don Rickles May 8, 1926 -  April 6, 2017
Drew Carey May 23, 1958
Ed O'Neill April 12, 1946
Howie Mandel November 29, 1955
Jason Alexander September 23, 1959
Jay Leno April 28, 1950
Jerry Seinfeld April 29, 1954
Jon Stewart November 28, 1962
Richard Pryor December 1, 1940 - February 18, 2006
Shawn Wayans January 19, 1971
Steve Harvey January 17, 1957
Tim Allen June 13, 1953
Tina Fey May 18, 1970
Whoopi Goldberg November 13, 1955

 

Albert Brooks

Albert Brooks | Left Handed comedian

Albert's Wikipedia biography: 

Albert Lawrence Brooks (born Einstein) was born July 22, 1947.  He is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director. He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for 1987's Broadcast News and was widely praised for his performance in the 2011 film Drive. His voice acting credits include Marlin in Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016), and recurring guest voices for The Simpsons, including Russ Cargill in The Simpsons Movie (2007). He has directed, written, and starred in several comedy films, such as Modern Romance (1981), Lost in America (1985), and Defending Your Life (1991). He is also the author of 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America (2011).

Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller | Left handed comedian

Ben's biography per Wikipedia:

Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born November 30, 1965. He is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.
After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries, and was offered his own show entitled The Ben Stiller Show, which he produced and hosted for its thirteen-episode run. Having previously acted in television, he began acting in films; he made his directorial debut with Reality Bites. Throughout his career he has written, starred in, directed or produced more than fifty films including The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Zoolander, The Cable Guy, There's Something About Mary, the Meet the Parents trilogy, DodgeBall, Tropic Thunder, the Madagascar series, and the Night at the Museum trilogy. In addition, he has had multiple cameos in music videos, television shows, and films.

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin | left handed comedian

Charlie Chaplin's Wikipedia biography:

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, KBE  was born April 16, 1889  and died Christmas day 1977.   He was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry.  His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death in 1977, and encompassed both adulation and controversy.

Chris Tucker

Chris Tucker | Left handed comedian

Chris Tucker's Wikipedia biography:

Christopher Tucker was born August 31, 1971. He is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He is known for playing the role of Smokey in F. Gary Gray's Friday and as Detective James Carter in Brett Ratner's Rush Hour film series. He became a frequent stand up performer on Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s. He appeared in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element, Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook, and Brett Ratner's Money Talks.

Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd | left handed comedian

Dan Aykroyd's Wikipedia biography:

Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born July 1, 1952. He is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, musician, and filmmaker. He was an original member of the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" on Saturday Night Live (1975–79). A musical sketch he performed with John Belushi on SNL, The Blues Brothers, turned into an actual performing band and then the 1980 film The Blues Brothers.
He conceived and starred in Ghostbusters (1984), which spawned a sequel and eventually an entire media franchise. In 1990, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the 1989 film Driving Miss Daisy. He starred in his own sitcom, Soul Man (1997–98). Aykroyd is also a businessman, having co-founded the House of Blues chain of music venues and the Crystal Head Vodka brand.

Dick Smothers

Dick Smothers | Left handed comedian

Dick Smothers' Wikipedia Biography:

Richard Remick "Dick" Smothers was born November 20, 1939.  He is an American actor, comedian, composer and musician. He is best known for being half of the musical comedy team the Smothers Brothers, with his older brother, Tom.

Don Rickles

Don Rickles | left handed comedian

Don Rickles' Wikipedia Biography:

Donald Jay Rickles was born May 8, 1926 and died April 6, 2017. He was an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor and author. He became well known as an insult comic. His prominent film roles included Run Silent, Run Deep (1958) with Clark Gable and Kelly's Heroes (1970) with Clint Eastwood, and beginning in 1976 he enjoyed a two-year run starring in the NBC television sitcom C.P.O. Sharkey.


He received widespread exposure as a popular guest on numerous talk and variety shows, including The Dean Martin Show, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Late Show with David Letterman, and later voiced Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story franchise. He won a Primetime Emmy Award for the 2007 documentary Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project.

Drew Carey

Drew Carey | left handed comedian

Drew Carey's Wikipedia Biography:

Drew Allison Carey was born May 23, 1958. He is an American actor, comedian, sports executive, and game show host. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and making a name for himself in stand-up comedy, Carey eventually gained popularity starring in his own sitcom, The Drew Carey Show, and serving as host of the U.S. version of the improv comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, both of which aired on ABC.


Carey has appeared in several films, television series, music videos, a made-for-television film, and a computer game. He has hosted the game show The Price Is Right since 2007 on CBS. He is interested in a variety of sports and has worked as a photographer at U.S. National Team soccer games. He is a minority owner of the Major League Soccer team Seattle Sounders FC. Carey has written an autobiography, Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined, detailing his early life and television career.

 Ed O'Neill

Ed O'Neill | left handed comedian

Ed O'Neill's Wikipedia Biography:

Edward Leonard O'Neill was born April 12, 1946.  He is an American actor.  He is best known for playing Al Bundy on the Fox Network sitcom Married... with Children, for which he was nominated for two Golden Globes; and playing patriarch Jay Pritchett on the award-winning ABC sitcom Modern Family, a role for which he has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards and won four Screen Actors Guild Awards.

 Howie Mandel

Howie Mandel | left handed comedian

 Howie's Wikipedia Biography:

Howard Michael Mandel was born November 29, 1955.  He is a Canadian comedian, actor and television host. He is known as host of the NBC game show Deal or No Deal, as well as the show's daytime and Canadian-English counterparts. In 1987, Mandel starred alongside Amy Steel in the comedy film Walk Like a Man. Before his career as a game show host, Mandel was best known for his role as rowdy ER intern Dr. Wayne Fiscus on the NBC medical drama St. Elsewhere. He is also well known for being the creator and star of the children's cartoon Bobby's World, as well as a judge on NBC's America's Got Talent.

Jason Alexander

Jason Alexander | left handed comedian

Jason's Wikipedia Biography:

Jay Scott Greenspan was born September 23, 1959. He is known by his stage name Jason Alexander, is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, and director.
Alexander is best known for his role as George Costanza in the television series Seinfeld. Other well-known roles include Phillip Stuckey in the film Pretty Woman (1990) and the title character in the animated series Duckman (1994–1997).
Alexander has had an active career on stage, appearing in several Broadway musicals including Jerome Robbins' Broadway in 1989, for which he won the Tony Award as Best Leading Actor in a Musical. He appeared in the Los Angeles production of The Producers. He was the Artistic Director of "Reprise! Broadway's Best in Los Angeles", where he has directed several musicals.

Jay Leno

Jay Leno | left handed comedian

Jay's  Wikipedia Biography:

James Douglas Muir Leno was born April 28, 1950. He is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and television host. After doing stand-up comedy for years, he became the host of NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 to 2009. Beginning in September 2009, Leno started a primetime talk show, titled The Jay Leno Show, which aired weeknights at 10:00 p.m. ET, also on NBC.


After The Jay Leno Show was canceled in January 2010 amid a host controversy, Leno returned to host The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 1, 2010. He hosted his last episode of The Tonight Show on February 6, 2014. That year, he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.

Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld | left handed comedian

Jerry's Wikipedia Biography:

Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld was born April 29, 1954. He is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. He is known for playing himself in the sitcom Seinfeld, which he created and wrote with Larry David. As a stand-up comedian, Seinfeld specializes in observational comedy; in 2005, Comedy Central named Seinfeld the "12th Greatest Stand-up Comedian of All Time."


Seinfeld produced, co-wrote and starred in the 2007 film Bee Movie. In 2010, he premiered a reality series called The Marriage Ref, which aired for two seasons on NBC. He is the creator and host of the web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart | left handed comedian

Jon Stewart's Wikipedia Biography:

Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz) was born November 28, 1962. He is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, political commentator, actor, and television host. He is best known for being the host of The Daily Show, a satirical news program on Comedy Central, from 1999 to 2015.


Stewart started as a stand-up comedian, but branched into television as host of Short Attention Span Theater for Comedy Central. He went on to host his own show on MTV, The Jon Stewart Show, and then hosted You Wrote It, You Watch It, also on MTV. He has also had several film roles as an actor, but has done few cinematic projects since becoming the host of The Daily Show in 1999. He was also a writer and co-executive producer of the show. After Stewart joined, The Daily Show steadily gained popularity and critical acclaim, and during his tenure, The Daily Show won 22 Primetime Emmy Awards.

Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor | left handed comedian

Richard Pryor's Wikipedia Biography:

Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and social critic. Pryor was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues, which employed vulgarities and profanity, as well as racial epithets. He reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations and storytelling style[citation needed], and is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential stand-up comedians of all time.


Pryor's body of work includes the concert movies and recordings: Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin' (1971), That Nigger's Crazy (1974), ...Is It Something I Said? (1975), Bicentennial Nigger (1976), Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979), Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982), and Richard Pryor: Here and Now (1983). As an actor, he starred mainly in comedies such as Silver Streak (1976), but occasionally in dramas, such as Paul Schrader's Blue Collar (1978), or action films, such as Superman III (1983). He collaborated on many projects with actor Gene Wilder. Another frequent collaborator was actor/comedian/writer Paul Mooney.


Pryor won an Emmy Award (1973) and five Grammy Awards (1974, 1975, 1976, 1981, and 1982). In 1974, he also won two American Academy of Humor awards and the Writers Guild of America Award. The first-ever Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was presented to him in 1998. He was listed at number one on Comedy Central's list of all-time greatest stand-up comedians. In 2017, Rolling Stone ranked him first on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.

Shawn Wayans

Shawn Wayans | left handed comedian

Shawn Wayan's Wikipedia Biography:

Shawn Mathis Wayans was born January 19, 1971.  He is an American actor, DJ, producer, writer and comedian who starred in In Living Color, The Wayans Bros., and White Chicks. He is the brother of Marlon, Keenen Ivory, Damon Sr., Kim, Elvira, Ebony R. Hemphill-Wayans, and Ryan A. Wayans.

Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey Left Handed

Steve Harvey's Biography per Wikipedia:

Broderick Stephen Harvey (born January 17, 1957) is an American comedian, television host, producer, radio personality, actor and author. He hosts The Steve Harvey Morning Show, the Steve talk show, Family Feud, Celebrity Family Feud, Little Big Shots and its spinoff Little Big Shots: Forever Young, Steve Harvey's Funderdome, Showtime at the Apollo and since 2015, the Miss Universe pageant.

Harvey is the author of Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which was published in March 2009, and the book Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find and Keep a Man. He starred in The Steve Harvey Show, and was featured in The Original Kings of Comedy. He is a five-time Daytime Emmy Award winner, two-time Marconi Award winner, and a 14-time NAACP Image Award winner in various categories.

Tim Allen

Tim Allen | left handed comedian

 Tim Allen's Wikipedia Biography:

Timothy Alan Dick was born June 13, 1953 and is known professionally as Tim Allen.  He is an American actor and comedian. He is known for playing Tim "The Toolman" Taylor on the ABC sitcom Home Improvement (1991–1999). In 2011, he started appearing as Mike Baxter on the ABC sitcom Last Man Standing (2011–2017). In 2018, Fox picked up Last Man Standing for a 7th season.[2] He is also known as the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story franchise since 1995, and for playing Scott Calvin and Santa Claus in The Santa Clause film trilogy (1994–2006). Allen's other films include For Richer or Poorer (1997), Jungle 2 Jungle (1997), Galaxy Quest (1999), Big Trouble (2002), Christmas with the Kranks (2004), The Shaggy Dog (2006), Wild Hogs (2007), Redbelt (2008), and Crazy on the Outside (2010).

 Tina Fey

Tina Fey | left handed comedienne

Tina Fey's Wikipedia Biography:

Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey was born May 18, 1970. She is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (1997–2006) and for creating the acclaimed comedy series 30 Rock (2006–2013) and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015–present). Fey is also known for her work in film, with her most notable appearances including starring roles in Baby Mama (2008), Date Night (2010), Muppets Most Wanted (2014), Sisters (2015), and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016).

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg | left handed comediennes

Whoopi's Wikipedia Biography:

Caryn Elaine Johnson (born November 13, 1955), known professionally as Whoopi Goldberg, is an American actress, comedian, author, and television host. She has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards and is one of the few entertainers to have won an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award. She was the second black woman to win an Academy Award for acting.
Goldberg's breakthrough role was Celie, a mistreated woman in the Deep South, in the period drama film The Color Purple (1985), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won her first Golden Globe Award. For her role in the romantic fantasy film Ghost (1990) as Oda Mae Brown, an eccentric psychic, Goldberg won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and a second Golden Globe, her first for Best Supporting Actress.

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