Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The top-earning comedians

Jeff Dunham, Chelsea Handler and Dane Cook are generating big laughs and big paychecks
By Lacey
Though the stand-up business has taken a hit in a weak economy, top-shelf comedians are still laughing all the way to the bank.
The 10 acts in our annual list of the top-earning comedians collectively raked in $165 million between June 1, 2009, and June 1, 2010. To make the cut, the comics had to count stand-up as their primary income, a qualification that left funnymen like Jerry Seinfeld, Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno off this year's list. The former, who banked an estimated $75 million over the last year, still earns the bulk of his money from "Seinfeld" reruns; while the latter two, who respectively pulled down $38 million and $35 million during the 12-month period, relied on their nightly shows--in O'Brien's case, his nightly show's severance--for the majority of their annual income.

Just something to think about.......


  1. Just showing the daily love, show it back!

  2. Jeff Dunham? Dane Cook? Seriously these guys should be hobos by now

    showing mah support as well

  3. i'm in your page givin you a favour! pls return it! :3