7 of the Best Dressed Comedians
Some men really do have it all. Take these seven comedians, for example. Not only have they been blessed with a great sense of humor, but they also have incredible style. You might not be able to mimic their ability to make people laugh, but you can learn how to dress like them. Here are seven of the best dressed comedians.
1. Pat Dixon
Stand up comedian and journalist Pat Dixon definitely has a very different approach when it comes to style, especially when it comes to what he wears onstage. Esquire points out that he belongs to an ever-shrinking club of comedians who still make it a point to perform in tailored suits, exuding the traditionalism of yesteryear and popular late night hosts like Johnny Carson and David Letterman. He explains to Esquire that the reason for his suit style is because, “I wanted people to just listen to what I was saying and not be preoccupied with my clothes,” adding, “Then it kind of backfired and people were like, ‘Hey, I really like this character you’re doing.'”
He also makes an excellent point about how wearing a suit changes a person’s performance style, although it tends to go unnoticed when it comes to his comedy: “In a suit, there’s some kind of an association with it, and I go a certain way. I stand a certain way. I walk around different, I speak differently.” Which definitely makes him stand out from other less-sophisticated looking funnymen.
2. Joel McHale
The host of the The Soup on E! and stand-up superstar Joel McHale has a personal style that cannot be matched. The Community star is consistently one of the best-dressed men in the country, favoring skinny ties and well-fitting suits for his lanky frame. McHale’s off-duty look is not too shabby either, says Complex — leather jackets, red flannel, and chinos are his go-to items when he’s not trying to make people laugh on and off camera.
3. Chris Rock
The funnyman with one of the most distinct comedic voices out there is also the embodiment of a full style evolution, says GQ. During the ’80s, Rock experimented with some styles that were a bit of a flop (like his leather suit phase), but the new millennium has seen a great style resurgence for Rock: He discovered a fantastic tailor while still maintaining his taste for bold colors. His comedy never suffered in the process one bit, thankfully, and has only gotten funnier with age.
4. Aziz Ansari
This star of Master of None and Parks and Recreation and author of Modern Romance: An Investigation has a unique brand of comedy that incredibly relatable. Complex points out that this funny man’s style is not flashy, which is what we like about it too. He’s also one to never shy away from uniquely tailored suits. Like his comedy, Aziz’s style is very much within reach for regular guys, frequently rocking leather jackets, crisp button ups, sharp Band of Outsiders suits, Moscot glasses, and Comme des Garçons Play Jack Purcell sneakers.
This New York-based comedian, known only by his first name and for making his rounds at comedy clubs throughout the city, is not only noticed for his comedy, but his sophisticated streamlined style. The buff comic makes it a point to look sharp while performing on stage. “If I have a T-shirt, I want it to be the coolest T-shirt ever,” he said to Esquire. “My sneakers are the f—ing key though. That tops it all off.” Godfrey is known for wearing muted colors and has mastered well-fitting casual wear, including hoodies, but still happens to look like a million dollars.
6. Jason Sudeikis
Jason Sudeikis, SNL alum-turned-leading man, has a personal style that is nothing to laugh about. Sudeikis is known for his well-tailored suits and is also often spotted in chinos, denim jackets, and sneakers. Complex says that he’s a fan of sneakers, so much so that he’s even gone so far as to embrace the athleisure trend on the red carpet, wearing Air Jordan XI Breds with a trim modern tux to the Met Gala.
7. Russell Brand
Although this one seems like an unconventional choice, this glam rocker-esque comedian has a unique style. And while it’s full of fashion faux pas, when it’s done right and Brand nails the rocker look, there is no stopping him, says GQ.