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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
  • 6th President of Ukraine Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelensky, Ukrainian comedian, filmmaker, screenwriter, actor and politician; President-elect of Ukraine

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