10. Sebastian Maniscalco
Annual Earnings: $15 million
Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco may not be a household name — this is his first year on the Forbes list — but he's got a serious following on the road, with his earning coming almost exclusively from touring.
9. Jeff Dunham
2017 Earnings: $15.5 million
Comedy ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and his crew of characters — including Achmed the Dead Terrorist — remain popular with comedy fans, with this $15.5 million earnings coming largely from standup performances and DVD sales.
8. Terry Fator
Annual Earnings: $18.5 million
The ventriloquist who got his start by winning the first season of "America's Got Talent" remains one of the biggest draws in Las Vegas, where he is one of the few comedians to have a long-term residency.
7. Jim Gaffigan
Annual Earnings: $30.5 million
According to Forbes, a third of Gaffigan's $30.5 mil income came from his Netflix special, with the rest coming from touring and various other projects.
6. Kevin Hart
Annual Earnings: $32.5 million
With TV projects, movie roles (next up: "Jumanji") and lucrative touring, Kevin Hart is on the way to realizing his goal of becoming an Oprah-like media mogul. Expect his revenue stream to grow even larger once he launches his upcoming streaming service, Laugh Out Loud.
5. Amy Schumer
Annual Earnings: $37.5 million
The only woman to make it on the 2017 list, Amy Schumer brought in millions for her standup special for Netflix ("The Leather Special"), while other sources of income include her role in big-screen comedy "Snatched", her book "The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo", as well as lucrative endorsement deals with Bud Light and Old Navy.
4. Dave Chappelle
Annual Earnings: $47 million
Dave Chappelle has been keeping a low profile since walking away from his hit Comedy Central series 12 years ago, but his re-emergence this year has seen his income soar, largely thanks to his two Netflix standup specials, which the streaming service claims are its most-watched specials ever.
3. Louis C.K.
Annual Earnings: $52 million
While his FX series "Louie" is on extended hiatus, Louis C.K. entered into a big-bucks deal with Netflix to deliver two comedy specials (one of which has already premiered). He also picks up paycheques for his role as exec producer on FX comedies "Baskets" and "Better Things".
2. Chris Rock
Annual Earnings: $57 million
The two-time Oscar host hasn't been on the Forbes list for years, but he's landing in second place this year thanks to a record-breaking deal with Netflix that paid him $40 million for two comedy specials. In addition, Rock also hit the road with with his Total Blackout tour.
1. Jerry Seinfeld
Annual Earnings: $69 million
What with a multimillion-dollar deal with Netflix and more millions from his deal with Sony for "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee", Seinfeld also continues to bring in even more millions from reruns of "Seinfeld", along with a deal with Hulu to exclusively stream the iconic sitcom.