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  • Eddie Cantor (1892 - 1964)
    Eddie Cantor (31 January 1892 (exact date unknown) – October 10, 1964), born Edward Israel Iskowitz, was an American "illustrated song" performer, comedian, dancer, singer, actor and songwriter....
  • Jerry Lewis
    Often reviled in his native United States but worshipped as a genius throughout much of Europe and especially France, Jerry Lewis took slapstick comedy to new realms of absurdity and outrageousness. Or...
  • Henny Youngman (1906 - 1998)
    Henry "Henny" Youngman (original Russian surname Yungman;[1] 16 March 1906 – 24 February 1998) was a British-born American comedian and violinist famous for "one-liners", short, simple jokes u...
  • Jimmy Kimmel
    James Christian "Jimmy" Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American comedian, voice actor, actor, screenwriter, producer, musician, television host, and radio personality. He is the host and creator...
  • Judd Apatow
    Judd Apatow (born December 6, 1967) is an American film producer, director, comedian, actor, and screenwriter. Best known for his work in comedy films, he is the founder of Apatow Productions and also ...

Comedians (sometimes comediennes) or comics are people who seeks to entertain an audience, primarily by making them laugh. This might be through jokes or amusing situations, or acting a fool, as in slapstick, or employing prop comedy. Comedians who address an audience directly are called a stand-up comics.

List of notable comedians

  • Woody Allen, American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, jazz musician, author, and playwright
  • Lucille Ball, best known for the I Love Lucy television show
  • Matt Besser, American actor and comedian; best-known as one of the founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade
  • Mel Brooks, American film director, screenwriter, composer, lyricist, comedian, actor and producer
  • Charlie Chaplin, English comic actor, film director and composer
  • Billy Crystal, American actor, writer, producer, comedian and film director
  • Andy Kaufman, American actor and comedian; best-known for his role as Latka Gravas on Taxi
  • Don Knotts, American comedic actor; best-known for his role as Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show
  • Steve Martin, American actor, comedian, writer, playwright, producer, musician and composer
  • Harpo Marx, American comedian and film star; second-born Marx Brothers
  • Groucho Marx, American comedian and film star; third-born Marx Brothers
  • Gummo Marx, American actor and theatrical agent; forth-born Marx Brothers
  • Jackie Mason, American stand-up comedian
  • Bette Midler, American singer, actress, and comedian
  • Jerry Seinfeld, American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and television and film producer; best-known for his role on Seinfeld

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