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A Few Clean Comedians

Updated on May 26, 2014

Why so many stand-up comedians use language containing F-bombs and vulgar language, I do not know. But there are still some comedians that does clean acts, relatively speaking -- cleaner acts, I should say.

Anyways, here are some of them. You can search their name in YouTube or something if you want to sample their acts. There are many videos on YouTube. But I didn't embed in this article for fear that it might be copyrighted content. For example, when say someone just filmed them with their phone while they are on stage. That would not be cool.

Some of the ones listed have even been on Letterman show. And if it is a clip from the show, then potentially it could be copyrighted as well.

If you find some comedy that you like, the most honorable way to watch them is to buy their DVD or buy tickets to their show.

Mike Birbiglia

Mike Birbiglia's signature act based on his real life story is probably about his sleepwalking.

In 2008, Birbiglia opened an off-broadway show Sleepwalk With Me, which is of the same topic. He has book of the same title: Sleepwalk With Me. You can hear about his sleepwalking on the radio program This American Life on episode 361 "Fear of Sleep". (jump to 7 minutes into the program).

Here is a clip of his act on YouTube. Also on YouTube are videos from his "What I Should Have Said Was Nothing" special.

For more info, I wrote a longer HubPages article on Mike Birbiglia.

Demetri Martin

Demetri Martin is comedian from New York whose comedic style can be categorized as observational humor. He is a thinker, maybe a philosopher. He likes talking about Socrates for example. Linked here is a sample performance in which said he sneaked into class a book like Mensa's Mighty Mindbusters.

When you see some of the jokes he comes up with, you might wonder ... "Man, what is his IQ?" Some people must have had the same thought, because there were a couple of questions on asking the same. But no answer was found.

I like the way he titles his products generically. For example, He has a joke collection on titled "These are Jokes".

He has a book titled "This is a book" The front cover of the book shows a drawing of a self portrait of himself drawing himself. And in fact, it is a book with lot of text for you to read.

If you don't like reading, you can get his other book titled: Point your face at this: Drawings. It is also a book, but this time filled with humorous drawings.

More about Demetri Martin in this Hubpages article.

Brian Malow

Brian Malow is known as the science comedian with his website being

He likes telling science jokes such as a virus walks into a bar, an infectious disease walks into a bar, two bacteria walks into a bar, etc. For punchlines, watch this clip linked here.

He was one of the science comedian guests in an NPR episode titled "Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar about whether science jokes can be funny. The two scientists referred to are Brian Malow and Tim Lee.

Tim Lee

Tim Lee was also guest on that NPR episode. Tim Lee is scientist turned comedian and is also known as YouTube Comedian with website

The scientist that he used to be was a biologist. As any scientist would, he likes to use Powerpoint presentations in his comedy, as you can see from this clip of him on the right.

John Pinette

John Pinette's comedy is pretty clean because he talks mostly about food. In fact, he has a DVD titled "John Pinette: Still Hungry"

Here is a clip about gluten.

Steven Wright

Steven Wright might be categorized as surreal comedy. Wikipedia described is as ...

"... deadpan delivery of ironic, philosophical and sometimes nonsensicaljokes, paraprosdokians, and one-liners with contrived situations."

Here is a clip from YouTube. He has a comedy album titled I Have a Pony

Jerry Seinfeld

You probably know who he is. If not, watch his collection of monologue clips on his site or clips from his TV show (of the same name Seinfeld).

More Clean Comedians

Brian Regan (example video here) tells jokes and makes funny faces.

Dennis Regan has been on the David Letterman show. (example video). I don't know if there is any relation. Regan is a popular last name, so maybe not.

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen is another comedian who has her own show (see Some of her acts are on YouTube here and here.

Raymond Romano

Also known as Ray Romano, he has a TV show too. It is called "Everyone Loves Raymond" Clips here.


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      BlissfulWriter 4 years ago

      Thanks for stopping by.

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      Tonette Fornillos 4 years ago from The City of Generals

      Humor is fun and healthy. Thanks for listing down a few clean comedians. They're all new to me :=) Interesting to know. :=)-Tonette

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      BlissfulWriter 4 years ago

      If you like humor, here is another of my HubPages article that you might enjoy:

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      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 4 years ago from Asheville NC

      Thank you Blissful writer, I needed them!

      All these comedians reminded me of two things. One, laughter is a great remedy and two, as you say, "there are still some comedians" relatively speaking.

      I'll be looking up some others too because laughter is also contagious.