List of famous comedians with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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There is nothing like a genuinely amusing scene in a film or television program to lighten up the mood of the audience and have them rolling with laughter in their seats! That is exactly what comedians do. Comedians are professional performers who make people laugh by relating jokes, acting out funny scenes, or by behaving in a silly manner. Comedy is not an easy genre to work in—comedians need to be genuinely creative and possess a great sense of humour in order to be able to grab the audience’s attention and amuse them. Comedians need to reinvent themselves frequently and improvise their technique of performance so that the audience never gets bored of them. Successful comedy is as much about body language, facial expressions and timings and it is about the verbal content of the jokes. Comedians perform in a variety of comedic genres that range from wordplay and satire to blue or black comedy. The field of comedy is forever evolving with newer genres being developed with time. Many world famous comedians started out as street performers before moving on to the stage, radio, television or films. Most comedians however are unable to achieve the iconic statuses often accorded to leading television or film actors though they do successfully achieve devoted cult followings. What follows is a collection of the biographies, timelines, trivia and other information about the professional and personal lives of some of the world’s most famous comedians.

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betty white Betty White
American

John Candy John Candy
Canadian
Jamie Foxx Jamie Foxx
American

Bill Murray Bill Murray
American

Jack Black Jack Black
American

Trevor Noah Trevor Noah
South African

Ken Jeong Ken Jeong
American, South Korean

Tim Allen Tim Allen
American
Chevy Chase Chevy Chase
American

Seth Rogen Seth Rogen
Canadian, American

Will Rogers Will Rogers
American
Dean Martin Dean Martin
American

Phil Hartman Phil Hartman
Canadian, American
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Eugene Levy Eugene Levy
Canadian

Mel Brooks Mel Brooks
American
Ben Stiller Ben Stiller
American

Adam DeVine Adam DeVine
American

Danny Kaye Danny Kaye
American

Gene Wilder Gene Wilder
American

Mike Myers Mike Myers
Canadian

Louis CK Louis C.K.
American

Judd Apatow Judd Apatow
American

David Spade David Spade
American

Bob Newhart Bob Newhart
American

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice
American

Sandi Toksvig Sandi Toksvig
Danish, British

Paul Hogan Paul Hogan
Australian

Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis
American

Eric Bana Eric Bana
Australian
Tommy Chong Tommy Chong
Canadian, American

Bernie Mac Bernie Mac
American

Leslie Nielsen Leslie Nielsen
Canadian, American
Bob Hope Bob Hope
American

Drew Carey Drew Carey
American

Jim Belushi Jim Belushi
American

James Douglas Muir Leno Jay Leno
American
Seth Green Seth Green
American

Stan Laurel Stan Laurel
British, American

Kathie Lee Gifford Kathie Lee Gifford
French, American