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.
Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966, American
Actor
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian

Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976, American
Actress

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American
Comedian

betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922, American
Actress

Bill MurrayBill Murray
21 September 1950, American
American actor
Seth RogenSeth Rogen
15 April 1982, Canadian, American
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955, British
Actor & Comedian

Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito
17 November 1944, American
 

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967, American
 
John BelushiJohn Belushi
24 January 1949, American
Comedian, Actor, Musician

Maya RudolphMaya Rudolph
27 July 1972, American
Actress, Comedienne
Andy SambergAndy Samberg
18 August 1978, American
Actor

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958, American
Actor, Producer, Comedian

Wanda SykesWanda Sykes
07 March 1964, American
Actress
Ken JeongKen Jeong
13 July 1969, American, South Korean
Comedian

Tim AllenTim Allen
13 June 1953, American
Actor, Comedian
Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971, British
Actor

John CandyJohn Candy
31 October 1950, Canadian
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter

Julia Louis-DreyfusJulia Louis-Dreyfus
13 January 1961, American
Actress
William ShatnerWilliam Shatner
22 March 1931, Canadian
Actor, Producer

Will FerrellWill Ferrell
16 July 1967, American
Actor
Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg
13 November 1955, American
 

Jack BlackJack Black
28 August 1969, American
Actor

Jon StewartJon Stewart
28 November 1962, American
American comedian

Ben StillerBen Stiller
30 November 1965, American
 
Gene WilderGene Wilder
11 June 1933, American
 
David SpadeDavid Spade
22 July 1964, American
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Television

Jason SudeikisJason Sudeikis
18 September 1975, American
Actor

Carol BurnettCarol Burnett
26 April 1933, American
Actress

Bill NyeBill Nye
27 November 1955, American
 
Mel BrooksMel Brooks
28 June 1926, American
American Film Director, Comedian, Actor & Producer

George CarlinGeorge Carlin
12 May 1937, American
 

Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais
25 June 1961, British
Actor, Comedian

Sarah SilvermanSarah Silverman
01 December 1970, American
Stand-up Comedian

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Mike MyersMike Myers
25 May 1963, Canadian
Actor, Comedian, Writer, Film Producer, Film
Dean MartinDean Martin
07 June 1917, American
Actor, Comedian, Singer

Eugene LevyEugene Levy
17 December 1946, Canadian
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Director
Kristen WiigKristen Wiig
22 August 1973, American
Actress

Nick OffermanNick Offerman
26 June 1970, American
Actor, Comedian

Richard PryorRichard Pryor
01 December 1940, American
Comedian
John OliverJohn Oliver
23 April 1977, British
Comedian

Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
11 June 1959, British
Actor
Louis CKLouis C.K.
12 September 1967, American
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970, American
Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Aactress,

Chevy ChaseChevy Chase
08 October 1943, American
Comedian, Actor

Andy KaufmanAndy Kaufman
17 January 1949, American
Entertainer

Stephen FryStephen Fry
24 August 1957, British
Comedian, Actor
Judd ApatowJudd Apatow
06 December 1967, American
Comedian

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

John CleeseJohn Cleese
27 October 1939, British
Actor & Comedian

Bob NewhartBob Newhart
05 September 1929, American
American stand-up comedian
Rodney DangerfieldRodney Dangerfield
22 November 1921, American
Actor, Comedian

Patton OswaltPatton Oswalt
27 January 1969, American
 
Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953, French, American
TV Host, Actress

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

Seth GreenSeth Green
08 February 1974, American
 
BeetlejuiceBeetlejuice
02 June 1968, American
Actor

Verne TroyerVerne Troyer
1969 AD, American
Comedian, Actor
Howie MandelHowie Mandel
29 November 1955, Canadian
Actor, Comedian

Rob SchneiderRob Schneider
31 October 1963, American
Actor, Comedian, Director, Screenwriter

Lily TomlinLily Tomlin
01 September 1939, American
Comedienne & Actress
Tommy ChongTommy Chong
24 May 1938, Canadian, American
Comedian, Actor

Danny ThomasDanny Thomas
06 January 1912, American
 
Stan LaurelStan Laurel
16 June 1890, British, American
Actor

Martin LawrenceMartin Lawrence
16 April 1965, American
Actor, Comedian

Kevin JamesKevin James
26 April 1965, American
 

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957, American
Actress
Bernie MacBernie Mac
05 October 1957, American
Actor, Comedian
Jerry LewisJerry Lewis
16 March 1926, American
Comedian, Actor, Singer, Film Director

Drew CareyDrew Carey
23 May 1958, American
Actor

Eric BanaEric Bana
09 August 1968, Australian
Actor, comedian

Rick MoranisRick Moranis
18 April 1953, Canadian
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter & Musician
Paul HoganPaul Hogan
08 October 1939, Australian
Comedian

Johnny KnoxvilleJohnny Knoxville
11 March 1971, American
 

Jim BelushiJim Belushi
15 June 1954, American
Comedian

Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade
12 June 1977, British
Actor

Jemaine ClementJemaine Clement
10 January 1974, New Zealander
New Zealand Comedian
James Douglas Muir LenoJay Leno
28 April 1950, American
Television Host

Gary ColemanGary Coleman
08 February 1968, American
Actor
Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974, Canadian, British, American
Actor

Martin ShortMartin Short
26 March 1950, Canadian
Actor

Jerry StillerJerry Stiller
08 June 1927, American
Comedian
Bob OdenkirkBob Odenkirk
22 October 1962, American
Actor

Leslie NielsenLeslie Nielsen
11 February 1926, Canadian, American
 
Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933, American
Actress

Joel McHaleJoel McHale
20 November 1971, Italian, American
Comedian, Actor

Dane CookDane Cook
18 March 1972, American
Stand-up Comedian & Actor

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

Noriyuki MoritaPat Morita
28 June 1932, American
Actor, Comedian
Vicki LawrenceVicki Lawrence
26 March 1949, American
Actress

David CrossDavid Cross
04 April 1964, American
 

Ray RomanoRay Romano
21 December 1957, American
Actor, Comedian

John WatersJohn Waters
22 April 1946, American
Film Director, Comedian, Art Collector
Bob HopeBob Hope
29 May 1903, American
Comedian