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
Jack BlackJack Black
28 August 1969, American
Actor

Nick CannonNick Cannon
08 October 1980, American
Actor

betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922, American
Actress

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962, Canadian, American
Actor

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966, American
Actor
Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955, British
Actor & Comedian

Bob OdenkirkBob Odenkirk
22 October 1962, American
Actor

Charles GrodinCharles Grodin
21 April 1935, American
Actor
Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971, British
Actor

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967, American
Actor
Seth RogenSeth Rogen
15 April 1982, Canadian, American
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director

Andy SambergAndy Samberg
18 August 1978, American
Actor

Jason SudeikisJason Sudeikis
18 September 1975, American
Actor

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

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
03 April 1958, American
Actor, Producer
Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy
03 April 1961, American
Actor

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

Steve CarellSteve Carell
16 August 1962, American
Actor

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958, American
Comedian
Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg
13 November 1955, American
 

Maya RudolphMaya Rudolph
27 July 1972, American
Actress
Julia Louis-DreyfusJulia Louis-Dreyfus
13 January 1961, American
Actress

Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito
17 November 1944, American
 

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957, American
Actress
Michael RapaportMichael Rapaport
20 March 1970, American
Actor

John BelushiJohn Belushi
24 January 1949, American
Comedian
Bill MurrayBill Murray
21 September 1950, American
American actor

Ben StillerBen Stiller
30 November 1965, American
Actor

Dean MartinDean Martin
07 June 1917, American
Actor, Comedian, Singer
Bea ArthurBea Arthur
13 May 1922, American
Actress, Activist

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Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970, American
Rapper
Mel BrooksMel Brooks
28 June 1926, American
Director

Dave ChappelleDave Chappelle
24 August 1973, American
Stand-up comedian

Kristen WiigKristen Wiig
22 August 1973, American
Actress

Conan O’BrienConan O’Brien
18 April 1963, American
Television Host
Gene WilderGene Wilder
11 June 1933, American
 
Hank AzariaHank Azaria
25 April 1964, American
Actor

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

Will FerrellWill Ferrell
16 July 1967, American
Actor

Chevy ChaseChevy Chase
08 October 1943, American
Actor
John CandyJohn Candy
31 October 1950, Canadian
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter

Ed O’NeillEd O’Neill
12 April 1946, American
Actor

Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais
25 June 1961, British
Actor, Comedian

John CleeseJohn Cleese
27 October 1939, British
Actor & Comedian

Cloris LeachmanCloris Leachman
30 April 1926, American
Comedian, Actress
Eric BanaEric Bana
09 August 1968, Australian
Actor

Stephen FryStephen Fry
24 August 1957, British
Actor
Johnny VegasJohnny Vegas
11 September 1971, British
Actor

George CarlinGeorge Carlin
12 May 1937, American
Comedian

Peter FalkPeter Falk
16 September 1927, American
Actor
Judd ApatowJudd Apatow
06 December 1967, American
Film director

Nick OffermanNick Offerman
26 June 1970, American
Actor, Comedian
James Douglas Muir LenoJay Leno
28 April 1950, American
Television Host

Carol BurnettCarol Burnett
26 April 1933, American
Actress

Tina FeyTina Fey
18 May 1970, American
Actress

Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade
12 June 1977, British
Actor

Billy CrystalBilly Crystal
14 March 1948, American
Actor
Jim BelushiJim Belushi
15 June 1954, American
Comedian

Andy KaufmanAndy Kaufman
17 January 1949, American
Entertainer

Bernie MacBernie Mac
05 October 1957, American
Actor, Comedian

BeetlejuiceBeetlejuice
02 June 1968, American
Actor
Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933, American
Actress

Kristy McNicholKristy McNichol
11 September 1962, American
Actress
Kevin JamesKevin James
26 April 1965, American
 

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

Jerry LewisJerry Lewis
16 March 1926, American
Comedian, Actor, Singer, Film Director
Leslie NielsenLeslie Nielsen
11 February 1926, Canadian, American
 

Bob NewhartBob Newhart
05 September 1929, American
American stand-up comedian
David CrossDavid Cross
04 April 1964, American
 

Melvin Jerome Blank Mel Blanc
30 May 1908, American
Voice Actor, Radio Personality

Seth GreenSeth Green
08 February 1974, American
 
Johnny KnoxvilleJohnny Knoxville
11 March 1971, American
 

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974, Canadian, British, American
Actor
Keith DavidKeith David
04 June 1956, American
Actor

Paul HoganPaul Hogan
08 October 1939, Australian
Comedian

Noriyuki MoritaPat Morita
28 June 1932, American
Actor, Comedian

Drew CareyDrew Carey
23 May 1958, American
Actor
Jerry StillerJerry Stiller
08 June 1927, American
Comedian
David LettermanDavid Letterman
12 April 1947, American
TV Presenter

Lily TomlinLily Tomlin
01 September 1939, American
Comedienne & Actress

Martin LawrenceMartin Lawrence
16 April 1965, American
Comedian

Rick MoranisRick Moranis
18 April 1953, Canadian
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter & Musician
Verne TroyerVerne Troyer
1969 AD, American
Comedian, Actor

Bill NyeBill Nye
27 November 1955, American
Television Presenter

Ray RomanoRay Romano
21 December 1957, American
Actor, Comedian

Megan MullallyMegan Mullally
12 November 1958, American
Actress

Tommy ChongTommy Chong
24 May 1938, Canadian, American
Actor
Martin Fitzgerald LawrenceMartin Fitzgerald Lawrence
16 April 1965, American
Actor and Comedian

Roseanne BarrRoseanne Barr
03 November 1952, American
Comedian, Actor, TV Producer
Gary ColemanGary Coleman
08 February 1968, American
Actor

John OliverJohn Oliver
23 April 1977, British
Comedian
Bob HopeBob Hope
29 May 1903, American
Comedian
Jon StewartJon Stewart
28 November 1962, American
American comedian