1.) Adam Sandler
The second comedian from the East Coast, on our list, is one of the most popular comedians to date. Adam Sandler was born in Brooklyn, New York. Sandler began doing stand-up shows when he was only 17 years old. He continued doing stand-up while he attended New York University. After graduating, comedian Dennis Miller discovered Sandler. From Miller’s recommendation, Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels hired Sandler as a Saturday Night Live writer. After writing for Saturday Night Live for a year, Sandler began starring in the show. Some of Sandler’s most notable Saturday Night Live performances, involve Sandler’s original songs; The Thanksgiving Song and The Chanukah Song. After five years on Saturday Night Live, Sandler was fired. After his run on Saturday Night Live, Sandler starred in many successful comedies, most notably; Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Currently, Sandler owns his film production company, Happy Madison Productions, and he continues to star in comedy blockbusters.
2.) Kevin Hart
The first comedian from the East Coast, on our list, is Kevin Hart. Hart was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It may surprise you that Hart’s comedic debut was deemed as a failure, instead of a success. His first appearance was under the name of Lil Kev, and his stand-up routine seemed to be so terrible, he was actually booed off stage. After poor reception in Philadelphia, Hart looked into comedy competitions in Massachusetts. These Massachusetts comedy competitions proved that Hart had raw talent in him. Soon after his run in Massachusetts, Hart went on his first comedy tour, I’m a Grown Little Man. One year later, Hart went on another tour called, Seriously Funny. Then, in 2010, Hart went on another comedy tour, called Laugh at My Pain. Laugh at My Pain was so successful, he made a whopping $15 million from the tour. Aside from Hart’s stand-up success, he has had roles in many successful television shows and movies, most notably, Death at a Funeral, Ride Along, Ride Along 2, and a show he co-created, Real Husbands of Hollywood.
3.) Aziz Ansari
The third comedian from the East Coast, on our list, is Aziz Ansari. Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina. Ansari made his stand-up debut while attending New York University. For the next few years. Ansari continued to perform stand-up at various comedy clubs. Then, in June 2008 Ansari was casted as Tom Haverford in NBC’s new show, Parks and Recreation. Ansari’s portrayal of Tom Haverford led Ansari to getting praise from many critics, and landed him on Entertainment Weekly’s list of 2009 Breakout TV Stars. Aside from Ansari’s success on Parks and Recreation, he is known for is phenomenal stand-up performances, as well as his original Netflix series, Master of None.
4.) Larry David
Finally, the last East Coast comedian on our list is Larry David. Born in Brooklyn, New York, David began his stand-up career while managing three other jobs (he was a store clerk, limousine driver, and historian). In 1980 David became a writer for Fridays. After two short years on the show, David quit. Two years later, he became a writer for Saturday Night Live. Although he only worked at Saturday Night Live for one year, David gained a lot of inspiration for his future show, Seinfeld, as well as meeting many future Seinfeld stars. Then, in 1988 David co-created Seinfeld with comedian Jerry Seinfeld. Seinfeld ran for nine seasons, and is one of the greatest television shows of all time. After Seinfeld, David created Curb Your Enthusiasm, where David, as well as many other celebrities, played fictionalized versions of themselves. Curb Your Enthusiasm lasted for eight seasons. Currently, David appears on various television shows, as well as movies. Also, he occasionally performs stand-up at various comedy clubs.