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  • Harold Lloyd (1893 - 1971)
    Harold Clayton Lloyd, Sr. (April 20, 1893 – March 8, 1971) was an American actor, comedian, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer who is most famous for his silent co...
  • Mary Livingstone (1905 - 1983)
    Mary Livingstone (born Sadie Marks, June 23, 1905 – June 30, 1983), was an American radio comedienne and actress. She was the wife and radio partner of comedy great Jack Benny. Enlisted almost...
  • Uncle Dave Macon (1870 - 1952)
    Uncle Dave Macon (October 7, 1870–March 22, 1952), born David Harrison Macon—also known as "The Dixie Dewdrop"—was an American banjo player, singer, songwriter, and comedian. Kno...
  • Anthony Jeselnik
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  • Amy Sedaris
    Amy Louise Sedaris (born March 29, 1961) is an American actress, author, and comedian. She is known for playing Jerri Blank in the Comedy Central television series Strangers with Candy. She regularly c...

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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