20th Century Comedians
They make you cringe, they make you smile, they make you laugh/ they hurt your belly but you are not complaining at all/ With a rock face and goofy tale, they take on the world/ Their antics make you grin, their comedy make you swirl. Comedy is perhaps the most difficult thing to do. We all have been classically conditioned to live for our self but there are some in this world, who live to make others smile. These people have turned their passion into profession and thank God for them! Life is indeed cheerful, happy and grin-some! After all, who wants serious stuff when you can pass it off in a fit of laughter? It is to these brave souls that we have this section here. From the era of silent films to the now techno-savvy times, comedians have got the crowd roaring in laughter with their funny one-liners, hilarious view and comic timing. Though we have seen centuries of amazing talent in the world of comedy, the past century definitely had the cream of the lot. Find below a list of famous comedians of the 20th century who floored the audience with their comic antics, poker face and trademark styles.
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian
Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976, American
Actress

betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922, American
Actress

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955, British
Actor & Comedian

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971, British
Actor

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958, American
Actor, Producer, Comedian
Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966, American
Actor

Seth RogenSeth Rogen
15 April 1982, Canadian, American
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director

Phil HartmanPhil Hartman
24 September 1948, Canadian, American
Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American
Comedian
Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito
17 November 1944, American
 

Steve CarellSteve Carell
16 August 1962, American
Actor
Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967, American
 

Andy SambergAndy Samberg
18 August 1978, American
Actor

William ShatnerWilliam Shatner
22 March 1931, Canadian
Actor, Producer
Louis CKLouis C.K.
12 September 1967, American
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer

Bill MurrayBill Murray
21 September 1950, American
American actor
Ken JeongKen Jeong
13 July 1969, American, South Korean
Comedian

Ben StillerBen Stiller
30 November 1965, American
 

Julia Louis-DreyfusJulia Louis-Dreyfus
13 January 1961, American
Actress
Will FerrellWill Ferrell
16 July 1967, American
Actor

Jack BlackJack Black
28 August 1969, American
Actor
Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg
13 November 1955, American
 

Maya RudolphMaya Rudolph
27 July 1972, American
Actress, Comedienne

David SpadeDavid Spade
22 July 1964, American
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Television

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970, American
Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Aactress,
Freddie StarrFreddie Starr
09 January 1943, British
Comedian
George CarlinGeorge Carlin
12 May 1937, American
 

Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais
25 June 1961, British
Actor, Comedian

John BelushiJohn Belushi
24 January 1949, American
Comedian

Mel BrooksMel Brooks
28 June 1926, American
American Film Director, Comedian, Actor & Producer
Eugene LevyEugene Levy
17 December 1946, Canadian
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Director

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Tim AllenTim Allen
13 June 1953, American
Actor, Comedian

John OliverJohn Oliver
23 April 1977, British
Comedian

Dean MartinDean Martin
07 June 1917, American
Actor, Comedian, Singer

John CandyJohn Candy
31 October 1950, Canadian
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter
Sarah SilvermanSarah Silverman
01 December 1970, American
Stand-up Comedian

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974, Canadian, British, American
Actor
Kristen WiigKristen Wiig
22 August 1973, American
Actress

Bob NewhartBob Newhart
05 September 1929, American
American stand-up comedian

Gene WilderGene Wilder
11 June 1933, American
 
Chevy ChaseChevy Chase
08 October 1943, American
Comedian, Actor

Nick OffermanNick Offerman
26 June 1970, American
Actor, Comedian
Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
11 June 1959, British
Actor

Richard PryorRichard Pryor
01 December 1940, American
Comedian

Stephen FryStephen Fry
24 August 1957, British
Comedian, Actor

Paul HoganPaul Hogan
08 October 1939, Australian
Comedian

Jason SudeikisJason Sudeikis
18 September 1975, American
Actor
Mike MyersMike Myers
25 May 1963, Canadian
Actor, Comedian, Writer, Film Producer, Film

John CleeseJohn Cleese
27 October 1939, British
Actor & Comedian

Judd ApatowJudd Apatow
06 December 1967, American
Comedian

Tommy ChongTommy Chong
24 May 1938, Canadian, American
Comedian, Actor
James Douglas Muir LenoJay Leno
28 April 1950, American
Television Host

Rodney DangerfieldRodney Dangerfield
22 November 1921, American
Actor, Comedian
Patton OswaltPatton Oswalt
27 January 1969, American
 

Howie MandelHowie Mandel
29 November 1955, Canadian
Actor, Comedian

Rob SchneiderRob Schneider
31 October 1963, American
Actor, Comedian, Director, Screenwriter
Jerry LewisJerry Lewis
16 March 1926, American
Comedian, Actor, Singer, Film Director

BeetlejuiceBeetlejuice
02 June 1968, American
Actor
Verne TroyerVerne Troyer
1969 AD, American
Comedian, Actor

Stan LaurelStan Laurel
16 June 1890, British, American
Actor

Carol BurnettCarol Burnett
26 April 1933, American
Actress
Johnny KnoxvilleJohnny Knoxville
11 March 1971, American
 

Andy KaufmanAndy Kaufman
17 January 1949, American
Entertainer
Bill NyeBill Nye
27 November 1955, American
 

Seth GreenSeth Green
08 February 1974, American
 

John LeguizamoJohn Leguizamo
22 July 1964, Colombian, American
Actor, Stand-up Comedian

Kevin JamesKevin James
26 April 1965, American
 
Danny ThomasDanny Thomas
06 January 1912, American
 
Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957, American
Actress

Lily TomlinLily Tomlin
01 September 1939, American
Comedienne & Actress

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933, American
Actress

Martin LawrenceMartin Lawrence
16 April 1965, American
Actor, Comedian
Bernie MacBernie Mac
05 October 1957, American
Actor, Comedian

Martin ShortMartin Short
26 March 1950, Canadian
Actor

Drew CareyDrew Carey
23 May 1958, American
Actor

Rick MoranisRick Moranis
18 April 1953, Canadian
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter & Musician

Jim BelushiJim Belushi
15 June 1954, American
Comedian
Wanda SykesWanda Sykes
07 March 1964, American
Actress

Leslie NielsenLeslie Nielsen
11 February 1926, Canadian, American
 
Gary ColemanGary Coleman
08 February 1968, American
Actor

Jerry StillerJerry Stiller
08 June 1927, American
Comedian

Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade
12 June 1977, British
Actor
Jon StewartJon Stewart
28 November 1962, American
American comedian

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953, French, American
TV Host, Actress
Noriyuki MoritaPat Morita
28 June 1932, American
Actor, Comedian

Keith DavidKeith David
04 June 1956, American
Actor

Bob OdenkirkBob Odenkirk
22 October 1962, American
Actor

Joel McHaleJoel McHale
20 November 1971, Italian, American
Comedian, Actor
Eric BanaEric Bana
09 August 1968, Australian
Actor, comedian

Cloris LeachmanCloris Leachman
30 April 1926, American
Comedian, Actress
Michael RapaportMichael Rapaport
20 March 1970, American
Actor

Billy CrystalBilly Crystal
14 March 1948, American
Actor
Sandi ToksvigSandi Toksvig
03 May 1958, Danish, British
Comedian, Writer

Vicki LawrenceVicki Lawrence
26 March 1949, American
Actress
Ray RomanoRay Romano
21 December 1957, American
Actor, Comedian