The Late Movies: Comedians Before They Were Stars

Erica Palan

Everyone likes to see celebrities before they were famous, but comedians are a special breed. It's fun to see how jokes and comedy styles (and let's face it: hair and fashion) evolve over a few decades. Here's a roundup of now-famous comedians before they were stars.

Jerry Seinfeld

In 1977, Seinfeld appeared on Celebrity Cabaret.

Norm MacDonald

Though we can't find the exact year, check out how young Norm looks!

Ray Romano

The future star of Everybody Loves Raymond appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman in 1989.

Woody Allen

Everyone's favorite nebbish comedian appeared on British television in 1965—still got those signature specs!

Seth Rogan

Based on this 1996 performance, who ever would've guessed that Seth Rogan would go on to be the Green Hornet?

Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard as we've rarely seen him before—dressed as a man!

Lewis Black

Check out the hair on Lewis Black in 1992.

Ellen Degeneres

Speaking of great hair, please enjoy Ellen's epic mullet.

David Cross

In 1993, years before he would gain fame for being NeverNude Tobias Funke on Arrested Development, David Cross wore a stupid hat and said funny things.

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