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.
betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922, American
Actress
Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971, British
Actor

Eugene LevyEugene Levy
17 December 1946, Canadian
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Director

Kristen WiigKristen Wiig
22 August 1973, American
Actress

Cloris LeachmanCloris Leachman
30 April 1926, American
Comedian, Actress

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958, American
Actor, Producer, Comedian
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962, Canadian, American
Actor

John CandyJohn Candy
31 October 1950, Canadian
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter
Jason SudeikisJason Sudeikis
18 September 1975, American
Actor

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955, British
Actor & Comedian
Noriyuki MoritaPat Morita
28 June 1932, American
Actor, Comedian

Chevy ChaseChevy Chase
08 October 1943, American
Actor

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966, American
Actor

John BelushiJohn Belushi
24 January 1949, American
Comedian

Steve CarellSteve Carell
16 August 1962, American
Actor
Bill MurrayBill Murray
21 September 1950, American
American actor

Maya RudolphMaya Rudolph
27 July 1972, American
Actress

Ken JeongKen Jeong
13 July 1969, American, South Korean
Comedian

Will FerrellWill Ferrell
16 July 1967, American
Actor
Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967, American
Actor

Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito
17 November 1944, American
 
Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade
12 June 1977, British
Actor

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg
13 November 1955, American
 

Andy SambergAndy Samberg
18 August 1978, American
Actor
Dean MartinDean Martin
07 June 1917, American
Actor, Comedian, Singer

Julia Louis-DreyfusJulia Louis-Dreyfus
13 January 1961, American
Actress
Danny KayeDanny Kaye
18 January 1911, American
Actor

Jack BlackJack Black
28 August 1969, American
Actor

Bob NewhartBob Newhart
05 September 1929, American
American stand-up comedian
Seth RogenSeth Rogen
15 April 1982, Canadian, American
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director

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Nick CannonNick Cannon
08 October 1980, American
Actor
Ben StillerBen Stiller
30 November 1965, American
Actor

Terry CrewsTerry Crews
30 July 1968, American
Actor, American Football Player

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American
Comedian

Gene WilderGene Wilder
11 June 1933, American
 
Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970, American
Rapper
Bernie MacBernie Mac
05 October 1957, American
Actor, Comedian

Mel BrooksMel Brooks
28 June 1926, American
Director

Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais
25 June 1961, British
Actor, Comedian

Stephen FryStephen Fry
24 August 1957, British
Actor
John CleeseJohn Cleese
27 October 1939, British
Actor & Comedian

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957, American
Actress

Bob OdenkirkBob Odenkirk
22 October 1962, American
Actor

Jim BelushiJim Belushi
15 June 1954, American
Comedian

Judd ApatowJudd Apatow
06 December 1967, American
Film director
Joel McHaleJoel McHale
20 November 1971, Italian, American
Comedian, Actor

Peter FalkPeter Falk
16 September 1927, American
Actor
Michael RapaportMichael Rapaport
20 March 1970, American
Actor

Carol BurnettCarol Burnett
26 April 1933, American
Actress

Dawn FrenchDawn French
11 October 1957, British
 
Drew CareyDrew Carey
23 May 1958, American
Actor

Martin LawrenceMartin Lawrence
16 April 1965, American
Actor, Comedian
Ed O’NeillEd O’Neill
12 April 1946, American
Actor

Sandi ToksvigSandi Toksvig
03 May 1958, Danish, British
Comedian, Writer

Martin Fitzgerald LawrenceMartin Fitzgerald Lawrence
16 April 1965, American
Actor and Comedian

Bill NyeBill Nye
27 November 1955, American
Television Presenter

Richard OsmanRichard Osman
28 November 1970, British
Television Presenter
Lily TomlinLily Tomlin
01 September 1939, American
Comedienne & Actress

Kenneth WilliamsKenneth Williams
22 February 1926, British
Comedian

David Mitchell (Comedian)David Mitchell (Comedian)
14 July 1974, British
Comedian

John OliverJohn Oliver
23 April 1977, British
Comedian
Rodney DangerfieldRodney Dangerfield
22 November 1921, American
Actor, Comedian

Michael PalinMichael Palin
05 May 1943, British
Comedian, Actor
John LeguizamoJohn Leguizamo
22 July 1964, Colombian, American
Actor, Stand-up Comedian

Paul HoganPaul Hogan
08 October 1939, Australian
Comedian

Brian Doyle-MurrayBrian Doyle-Murray
31 October 1945, American
Actor
Nick OffermanNick Offerman
26 June 1970, American
Actor, Comedian

Eric BanaEric Bana
09 August 1968, Australian
Actor
Leslie NielsenLeslie Nielsen
11 February 1926, Canadian, American
 

Caroline AherneCaroline Aherne
24 December 1963, British
Comedian

James Douglas Muir LenoJay Leno
28 April 1950, American
Television Host
Andy KaufmanAndy Kaufman
17 January 1949, American
Entertainer

Gary ColemanGary Coleman
08 February 1968, American
Actor
Seth GreenSeth Green
08 February 1974, American
 

Bob HopeBob Hope
29 May 1903, American
Comedian

Jerry StillerJerry Stiller
08 June 1927, American
Comedian

Rick MoranisRick Moranis
18 April 1953, Canadian
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter & Musician
Jerry LewisJerry Lewis
16 March 1926, American
Comedian, Actor, Singer, Film Director
Sue PerkinsSue Perkins
22 September 1969, British
Comedian

Tommy ChongTommy Chong
24 May 1938, Canadian, American
Actor

BeetlejuiceBeetlejuice
02 June 1968, American
Actor

Roseanne BarrRoseanne Barr
03 November 1952, American
Comedian, Actor, TV Producer
Norm MacDonaldNorm MacDonald
17 October 1959, Canadian
Canadian stand-up comedian

Jeff DunhamJeff Dunham
18 April 1962, American
Comedian, Ventriloquist

Martin ShortMartin Short
26 March 1950, Canadian
Actor

Jackie GleasonJackie Gleason
26 February 1916, American
Comedian

Kristy McNicholKristy McNichol
11 September 1962, American
Actress
Billy CrystalBilly Crystal
14 March 1948, American
Actor

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953, French, American
TV Host, Actress
Stan LaurelStan Laurel
16 June 1890, British, American
Actor

Ray RomanoRay Romano
21 December 1957, American
Actor, Comedian
Keith DavidKeith David
04 June 1956, American
Actor
Freddie PrinzeFreddie Prinze
22 June 1954, American
Actor