10. John Bishop
Earnings: $7 million
Quite the sensation across the pond, British comic John Bishop draws big crowds for his live shows and bigger bucks for the content available online and on DVD. If you're still not convinced, he even has his own wax figure at Madame Tussauds.
9. Russell Peters
Earnings: $9 million
Part Canadian, part Indian, all funny. Russell Peters has toured the world -- even performing exclusively for Saudi princes. Closer to home, however, the popularity of the comic was realized in 2007 when he became the first comedian to sell out Toronto's Air Canada Centre, selling more than 16,000 tickets over two days.
8. Gabriel Iglesias
Earnings: $9.5 million
His rotund frame has influenced not only his material, it influenced his moniker. "Fluffy" has made his money the old-fashioned way: going from town to town and performing stand-up. Anything else he makes can be attributed to his voice-over work.
7. Jim Gaffigan
Earnings: $12.5 million
Though predominantly a standup comedian, Gaffigan has made in-roads on TV, making numerous guest appearances on such shows as 'Flight of the Conchords', 'That 70s Show', as well as his own standup specials. If that wasn't enough to keep him busy, he stars in several commercials, from KFC to Chrysler.
6. Dave Chappelle
Earnings: $13 million
You may be surprised to find Chappelle on this list, the comic having given up his lucrative TV career as a bad mistake. Notwithstanding he has used that fame to sell out his live shows.
4. Amy Schumer
Earnings: $17 million
Schumer marks the first time a female comic has made the list. How did she do it? Diversify.
Schumer's face was everywhere, whether it be at the movies ('Trainwreck'), at the bookstore ('The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo'), or TV ('Inside Amy Schumer'). And, oh yeah... on stage as a standup comic.
3. Terry Fator
Earnings: $21 million
Yeah, we didn't know who he was, either. But that may have to do with our proximity to Vegas, where Fator is enjoying the final year of a lucrative contract at the Mirage. We'd be surprised if he maintained this position on next year's list. Prove us wrong, Terry. Prove us wrong!
2. Jerry Seinfeld
Earnings: $43.5 million
Jerry 'The King' Seinfeld hath been dethroned! Somehow, though, we think he'll be okay. With his namesake show of yester-century still making him tons of money through syndication and Hulu, Jerry doesn't really need to work ever again to sustain his wealth. But that hasn't stopped him from touring and starring in 'Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee', his series about comedians in cars who get coffee together.
Earnings: $87.5 million
Call him the hardest-working man in comedy. Or perhaps call him the smartest. Movie star Hart has forsaken the intimacy of the humble comedy club for stadia and arenas. The low production costs and sell-out crowds translate to a LOT of money for the solo performer, making him the first comic to make more money than #2, Jerry Seinfeld.