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  • Carl Reiner
    Carl Reiner (born March 20, 1922)[1] is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer and voice artist. He has won nine Emmy Awards and one Grammy Award during his career. Contents [...
  • "Professor" Irwin Corey (1914 - 2017)
    Corey was born on July 29, 1914 in Brooklyn, New York. Poverty-stricken after his father deserted the family, his mother was forced to place him and his five siblings in the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of New...
  • Darrell Hammond (1955 - d.)
    Darrell Hammond is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and impressionist. He was a regular member of "The Not Ready For Prime Time Players Company" on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2009. Upon hi...
  • Leslie Mann
    Leslie Mann (born March 26, 1972) is an American actress best known for her roles in comedic films such as The Cable Guy (1996), George of the Jungle (1997) The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2...
  • Joel McHale
    Joel McHale is an American comedian, actor, writer, television producer, and television host. He is known for hosting The Soup and portraying Jeff Winger on the NBC/Yahoo! sitcom Community . He has app...

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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