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  • Kevin Elliot Pollak
    Kevin Elliot Pollak (born October 30, 1957) is an American actor, impressionist, and comedian. He started performing stand-up comedy at the age of 10 and touring professionally at the age of 20. In 1...
  • Jimmy Logan, OBE (1928 - 2001)
  • Joshua Snyder
    Joshua Snyder is a comedian, actor and writer. He has appeared in films and television shows like Shopgirl , CSI: NY , and Without a Trace . He is married to actor Angela Kinsey and has two sons from...
  • Chelsea Peretti
    Chelsea Vanessa Peretti (born February 20, 1978) is an American comedian, actress, and writer. She is best known for portraying Gina Linetti on the Fox comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Paste ranked ...
  • Jordan Peele
    Jordan Haworth Peele (born February 21, 1979) is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He is best known for starring in the Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele and for his five seasons as ...

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
  • Toon Hermans, Dutch Comedian
  • 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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