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

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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Ben Stiller Ben Stiller
American

Joel McHale Joel McHale
Italian, American

betty white Betty White
American

Ken Jeong Ken Jeong
American, South Korean

Chevy Chase Chevy Chase
American
Anne Meara Anne Meara
American

Eugene Levy Eugene Levy
Canadian
Trevor Noah Trevor Noah
South African

Phil Hartman Phil Hartman
Canadian, American

Jamie Foxx Jamie Foxx
American

David Spade David Spade
American

Bill Murray Bill Murray
American
Gene Wilder Gene Wilder
American

Jack Black Jack Black
American
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Seth Rogen Seth Rogen
Canadian, American

John Candy John Candy
Canadian

Judd Apatow Judd Apatow
American
Mel Brooks Mel Brooks
American

Louis CK Louis C.K.
American

Dean Martin Dean Martin
American

Kevin James Kevin James
American

Mike Myers Mike Myers
Canadian

Tim Allen Tim Allen
American

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice
American

Bernie Mac Bernie Mac
American

Jon Stewart Jon Stewart
American

Keith David Keith David
American

Peter Falk Peter Falk
American

Lily Tomlin Lily Tomlin
American
James Douglas Muir Leno Jay Leno
American

Tommy Chong Tommy Chong
Canadian, American

Leslie Nielsen Leslie Nielsen
Canadian, American

John Leguizamo John Leguizamo
Colombian, American

Eric Bana Eric Bana
Australian

Jemaine Clement Jemaine Clement
New Zealander
Seth Green Seth Green
American

Bob Newhart Bob Newhart
American

Adam DeVine Adam DeVine
American
Bob Hope Bob Hope
American

Paul Hogan Paul Hogan
Australian
Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis
American

Drew Carey Drew Carey
American

Ray Romano Ray Romano
American

Bill Nye Bill Nye
American