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  • Burt Reynolds (1936 - 2018)
    Burton Leon "Burt" Reynolds, Jr. ( February 11, 1936 - September 6, 2018) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, voice artist, and comedian. Some of his memorable roles include Bo 'Bandit'...
  • Jean Arthur (1900 - 1991)
    Jean Arthur (October 17, 1900 – June 19, 1991) was an American actress and a major film star of the 1930s and 1940s. Arthur is best remembered for her feature roles in three Frank Capra films: Mr...
  • Kulap Vilaysack
    Kulap Vilaysack is an American actor, comedian, and writer. She was the co-host of the Who Charted? podcast on the Earwolf network from 2010 until 2018. Vilaysack was born in Washington, D.C. after h...
  • Scott Aukerman
    Scott Aukerman is an American writer, actor, comedian, television personality, director, producer, and podcast host. Starting as a writer and performer in the later seasons of the sketch series Mr. Sho...
  • Gary Valentine
    Gary Joseph Knipfing (born November 22, 1961), better known by his screen name Gary Valentine, is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is the older brother of actor Kevin James. Valentine was ...

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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