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  • Terry Gilliam
    Terrence Vance "Terry" Gilliam (1940-) is an American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, actor, comedian and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. Terry's trademark
  • Ken Dodd, OBE (1927 - 2018)
    Sir Kenneth Arthur Dodd, OBE (8 November 1927 – 11 March 2018) was an English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor, identified by his unruly hair and protruding teeth, his red, white and blue "ticklin...
  • George Gobel (1919 - 1991)
    Actor and Comedian. He is best remembered for his “Lonesome George” image and his clean-cut humor during the 1950s early years of television. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he began his career on WLS radio...
  • Adam DeVine
    Adam Patrick DeVine (born November 7, 1983) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, singer, screenwriter and producer. He is a star and co-creator of the Comedy Central series Workaholics, as well...
  • Al Franken, U.S. Senate
    Alan Stuart "Al" Franken is an American comedian, actor, writer and politician. He is currently the junior United States Senator from Minnesota. He became well known in the 1970s and 1980s as a writer ...

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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