Bert Williams. You wouldn't know it to look at this picture, but Williams was one of the first, wealthiest and most famous black comedians of his day. Booker T. Washington wrote of Williams: "He has done more for our race than I have. He has smiled his way into people's hearts; I have been obliged to fight my way." And WC Fields said of him, "the funniest man I ever saw – and the saddest man I ever knew."

Bert Williams. You wouldn't know it to look at this picture, but Williams was one of the first, wealthiest and most famous black comedians of his day. Booker T. Washington wrote of Williams: "He has done more for our race than I have. He has smiled his way into people's hearts; I have been obliged to fight my way." And WC Fields said of him, "the funniest man I ever saw – and the saddest man I ever knew."

Black comedian’s tirade on Obama: ‘Black America would have done much better with a white president’

Black comedian’s tirade on Obama: ‘Black America would have done much better with a white president’

Timmie Rogers 1951. First Black comedians allowed to directly address a white audience when he worked

Timmie Rogers 1951. First Black comedians allowed to directly address a white audience when he worked

also, dave chappelle.  and by "also" i mean like he is one of my number one comedian crushes, i can recite "killin them softly" almost word for word.

also, dave chappelle. and by "also" i mean like he is one of my number one comedian crushes, i can recite "killin them softly" almost word for word.

Popular Comedians of the 80s | Top 5 Most Influential Black Comedian Albums | List of Black Comedians

Popular Comedians of the 80s | Top 5 Most Influential Black Comedian Albums | List of Black Comedians

Except I remember a black comedian (can't remember who) saying he specifically always asked for a receipt so that if he was pulled over for a crime, he'd have an alibi locating him somewhere else.

Except I remember a black comedian (can't remember who) saying he specifically always asked for a receipt so that if he was pulled over for a crime, he'd have an alibi locating him somewhere else.

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