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.
Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971, British
Actor
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian

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

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966, American
Actor

Noriyuki MoritaPat Morita
28 June 1932, American
Actor, Comedian

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American
Comedian
Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958, American
Actor, Producer, Comedian

betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922, American
Actress

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955, British
Actor & Comedian
BeetlejuiceBeetlejuice
02 June 1968, American
Actor

Rob SchneiderRob Schneider
31 October 1963, American
Actor
Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967, American
Actor

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

Maya RudolphMaya Rudolph
27 July 1972, American
Actress

Steve CarellSteve Carell
16 August 1962, American
Actor

Jason SudeikisJason Sudeikis
18 September 1975, American
Actor
Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito
17 November 1944, American
 

John BelushiJohn Belushi
24 January 1949, American
Comedian

Bill MurrayBill Murray
21 September 1950, American
American actor

Patton OswaltPatton Oswalt
27 January 1969, American
Stand-up Comedian
Andy SambergAndy Samberg
18 August 1978, American
Actor

Julia Louis-DreyfusJulia Louis-Dreyfus
13 January 1961, American
Actress
Seth RogenSeth Rogen
15 April 1982, Canadian, American
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director

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

Jack BlackJack Black
28 August 1969, American
Actor
George CarlinGeorge Carlin
12 May 1937, American
Comedian

John CandyJohn Candy
31 October 1950, Canadian
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter
Will FerrellWill Ferrell
16 July 1967, American
Actor

Beppe GrilloBeppe Grillo
21 July 1948, Italian
Comedian

William ShatnerWilliam Shatner
22 March 1931, Canadian
Actor, Producer
Ben StillerBen Stiller
30 November 1965, American
Actor

Continue Reading Below
Gene WilderGene Wilder
11 June 1933, American
 
Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg
13 November 1955, American
 

Russell BrandRussell Brand
04 June 1975, British
Comedian

Chevy ChaseChevy Chase
08 October 1943, American
Actor

Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais
25 June 1961, British
Actor, Comedian
Dean MartinDean Martin
07 June 1917, American
Actor, Comedian, Singer
Kristen WiigKristen Wiig
22 August 1973, American
Actress

Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
11 June 1959, British
Actor

Mel BrooksMel Brooks
28 June 1926, American
Director

Sarah SilvermanSarah Silverman
01 December 1970, American
Stand-up Comedian
Phil HartmanPhil Hartman
24 September 1948, Canadian, American
Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian

Jim BelushiJim Belushi
15 June 1954, American
Comedian

Nick CannonNick Cannon
08 October 1980, American
Actor

Bernie MacBernie Mac
05 October 1957, American
Actor, Comedian

Carol BurnettCarol Burnett
26 April 1933, American
Actress
Michael PalinMichael Palin
05 May 1943, British
Comedian, Actor

John CleeseJohn Cleese
27 October 1939, British
Actor & Comedian
Joel McHaleJoel McHale
20 November 1971, Italian, American
Comedian, Actor

Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade
12 June 1977, British
Actor

Judd ApatowJudd Apatow
06 December 1967, American
Film director
Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957, American
Actress

Kevin JamesKevin James
26 April 1965, American
 
Keith DavidKeith David
04 June 1956, American
Actor

Peter FalkPeter Falk
16 September 1927, American
Actor

Stephen FryStephen Fry
24 August 1957, British
Actor

Louis CKLouis C.K.
12 September 1967, American
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer

Andy KaufmanAndy Kaufman
17 January 1949, American
Entertainer
Tim AllenTim Allen
13 June 1953, American
Actor

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

Johnny KnoxvilleJohnny Knoxville
11 March 1971, American
 

David SpadeDavid Spade
22 July 1964, American
Actor
Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970, American
Rapper

James Douglas Muir LenoJay Leno
28 April 1950, American
Television Host
Leslie NielsenLeslie Nielsen
11 February 1926, Canadian, American
 

Mike MyersMike Myers
25 May 1963, Canadian
Actor

Nick OffermanNick Offerman
26 June 1970, American
Actor, Comedian
Eric BanaEric Bana
09 August 1968, Australian
Actor

Freddie PrinzeFreddie Prinze
22 June 1954, American
Actor
Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974, Canadian, British, American
Actor

Bob OdenkirkBob Odenkirk
22 October 1962, American
Actor

John LeguizamoJohn Leguizamo
22 July 1964, Colombian, American
Actor, Stand-up Comedian
Paul HoganPaul Hogan
08 October 1939, Australian
Comedian

Seth GreenSeth Green
08 February 1974, American
 
John OliverJohn Oliver
23 April 1977, British
Comedian

Martin LawrenceMartin Lawrence
16 April 1965, American
Actor, Comedian

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953, French, American
TV Host, Actress

Lily TomlinLily Tomlin
01 September 1939, American
Comedienne & Actress
Sandi ToksvigSandi Toksvig
03 May 1958, Danish, British
Comedian, Writer
Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933, American
Actress

Jerry LewisJerry Lewis
16 March 1926, American
Comedian, Actor, Singer, Film Director

Rodney DangerfieldRodney Dangerfield
22 November 1921, American
Actor, Comedian

Tommy ChongTommy Chong
24 May 1938, Canadian, American
Actor
Roseanne BarrRoseanne Barr
03 November 1952, American
Comedian, Actor, TV Producer

Cloris LeachmanCloris Leachman
30 April 1926, American
Comedian, Actress

Gary ColemanGary Coleman
08 February 1968, American
Actor

Lamorne MorrisLamorne Morris
14 August 1983, American
Actor

Ray RomanoRay Romano
21 December 1957, American
Actor, Comedian
Kristy McNicholKristy McNichol
11 September 1962, American
Actress

Jerry StillerJerry Stiller
08 June 1927, American
Comedian
David CrossDavid Cross
04 April 1964, American
 

Dane CookDane Cook
18 March 1972, American
Stand-up Comedian & Actor
Howie MandelHowie Mandel
29 November 1955, Canadian
Actor, Comedian
Michael RapaportMichael Rapaport
20 March 1970, American
Actor