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.
Ken JeongKen Jeong

13 July 1969

American,South Korean

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres

26 January 1958

American

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams

21 July 1951

American

betty whiteBetty White

17 January 1922

American

Andy SambergAndy Samberg

18 August 1978

American

Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito

17 November 1944

American

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson

06 January 1955

British

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin

03 April 1958

American

Carol BurnettCarol Burnett

26 April 1933

American

Lily TomlinLily Tomlin

01 September 1939

American

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler

09 September 1966

American

Bill MurrayBill Murray

21 September 1950

American

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Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais

25 June 1961

British

John CandyJohn Candy

31 October 1950

Canadian

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg

13 November 1955

American

Stan LaurelStan Laurel

16 June 1890

British,American

Jack BlackJack Black

28 August 1969

American

Paul RuddPaul Rudd

06 April 1969

American

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Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen

13 October 1971

British

Tommy ChongTommy Chong

24 May 1938

Canadian,American

Chevy ChaseChevy Chase

08 October 1943

American

Ben StillerBen Stiller

30 November 1965

American

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx

13 December 1967

American

Eric BanaEric Bana

09 August 1968

Australian

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Ray RomanoRay Romano

21 December 1957

American

Mike MyersMike Myers

25 May 1963

Canadian

Richard PryorRichard Pryor

01 December 1940

American

Maya RudolphMaya Rudolph

27 July 1972

American

William ShatnerWilliam Shatner

22 March 1931

Canadian

Nick OffermanNick Offerman

26 June 1970

American

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Tim AllenTim Allen

13 June 1953

American

Julia Louis-DreyfusJulia Louis-Dreyfus

13 January 1961

American

John BelushiJohn Belushi

24 January 1949

American

Sarah SilvermanSarah Silverman

01 December 1970

American

Gene WilderGene Wilder

11 June 1933

American

Will FerrellWill Ferrell

16 July 1967

American

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Eugene LevyEugene Levy

17 December 1946

Canadian

Louis CKLouis C.K.

12 September 1967

American

Verne TroyerVerne Troyer

1969 AD

American

Paul HoganPaul Hogan

08 October 1939

Australian

Seth RogenSeth Rogen

15 April 1982

Canadian,American

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah

18 March 1970

American

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Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie

11 June 1959

British

Dean MartinDean Martin

07 June 1917

American

Margaret ChoMargaret Cho

05 December 1968

American

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford

16 August 1953

French,American

Kristen WiigKristen Wiig

22 August 1973

American

Jason SudeikisJason Sudeikis

18 September 1975

American

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George CarlinGeorge Carlin

12 May 1937

American

Albert BrooksAlbert Brooks

22 July 1947

American

Mel BrooksMel Brooks

28 June 1926

American

Bob NewhartBob Newhart

05 September 1929

American

Judd ApatowJudd Apatow

06 December 1967

American

Phil HartmanPhil Hartman

24 September 1948

Canadian,American

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Patton OswaltPatton Oswalt

27 January 1969

American

Stephen FryStephen Fry

24 August 1957

British

John CleeseJohn Cleese

27 October 1939

British

Michael RapaportMichael Rapaport

20 March 1970

American

Howie MandelHowie Mandel

29 November 1955

Canadian

David SpadeDavid Spade

22 July 1964

American

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Andy KaufmanAndy Kaufman

17 January 1949

American

John OliverJohn Oliver

23 April 1977

British

Martin LawrenceMartin Lawrence

16 April 1965

American

Jerry StillerJerry Stiller

08 June 1927

American

Rob SchneiderRob Schneider

31 October 1963

American

Johnny KnoxvilleJohnny Knoxville

11 March 1971

American

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James Douglas Muir LenoJay Leno

28 April 1950

American

Kevin JamesKevin James

26 April 1965

American

Bernie MacBernie Mac

05 October 1957

American

Bill HicksBill Hicks

16 December 1961

American

Jerry LewisJerry Lewis

16 March 1926

American

Bob OdenkirkBob Odenkirk

22 October 1962

American

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Joan RiversJoan Rivers

08 June 1933

American

Bill NyeBill Nye

27 November 1955

American

Seth GreenSeth Green

08 February 1974

American

Cloris LeachmanCloris Leachman

30 April 1926

American

Rick MoranisRick Moranis

18 April 1953

Canadian

Roseanne BarrRoseanne Barr

03 November 1952

American

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Dane CookDane Cook

18 March 1972

American

Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade

12 June 1977

British

Bob SagetBob Saget

17 May 1956

American