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posted on 19 August 2017

The Puns That Pay: Highest-Earning U.S. Comedians Of 2017


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Being funny can pay off. According to Forbes magazine, Jerry Seinfeld is top of the list of best-earning U.S. comedians.

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Between June 2016 and June 2017 he netted $69 million. Netflix has become one of those earnings boosters, leaving a big foot print in the stand-up comedy market by offering well-paid special contracts, disrupting the game for traditional comedy distributors such as HBO and Comedy Central. Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Dave Chapel were able to sign specials worth more than $20 million a contract. There is only one woman in the top 10: Amy Schumer in place 5, earning $37.5 million.

Infographic: The Puns That Pay: Highest-Earning U.S. Comedians of 2017 | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista.

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