Famous Italian Comedians

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 1 Joel McHale

Joel McHale
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Famous As: Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: November 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Actor, comedian, and producer Joel McHale is best known for hosting the television series The Soup. He was interested in sports as a young boy but shifted his focus to acting while in college and earned his master's degree in acting. Even though he is more popular as a television actor, he has appeared in many films too.

 2 Beppe Grillo

Beppe Grillo
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 21, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy

Beppe Grillo is an Italian actor, comedian, politician, and blogger. The co-founder of a political party called Five Star Movement, Grillo turned to the internet in the early-2000s to popularize his ideas. After launching a website called beppegrillo.it, which became an influential website, he started writing influential blogs, which made him a leading Italian popularizer of digital utopianism.

 3 Roberto Benigni

Roberto Benigni
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Famous As: Actor who gained international recognition for writing, directing and starring in the Holocaust comedy-drama film Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Birthdate: October 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manciano, Italy

Italian actor, comedian, screenwriter and director Roberto Benigni is noted for his comedic-work, which includes writing, directing and starring in the Italian comedy-drama film Life Is Beautiful, which won him an Academy Award for Best International Feature Film and Best Actor, the first for a non-English speaking male performance. Other notable films of Benigni include The Little Devil and Johnny Stecchino.

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 4 Dario Fo

Dario Fo
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Famous As: Playwright, Actor
Birthdate: March 24, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sangiano, Italy
Died: October 13, 2016

Nobel Prize-winning Italian playwright Dario Fo, best remembered for the play Mistero Buffo, donned many hats and made his presence felt as an actor, stage director and designer, and painter. He and his wife, actor Franca Rame, did everything from writing sketches for the show Canzonissima to founding theater companies.

 5 Tony Rosato

Tony Rosato
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Naples, Campania, Italy
Died: January 10, 2017

 6 Totò

Totò
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: February 15, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rione Sanità, Naples, Italy
Died: April 15, 1967

 7 Gigi Proietti

Gigi Proietti
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: November 2, 2020

Gigi Proietti was an Italian actor, comedian, musician, and singer. He loved to sing from an early age and performed in nightclubs as a young man. He attended the University Theater Center and began his career as a theater actor. He soon branched out into movies as well and appeared in hit films like The Appointment and The Wedding. 

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 8 Paolo Villaggio

Paolo Villaggio
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 30, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: July 3, 2017

 9 Luke Mockridge

Luke Mockridge
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany

Luke Mockridge is a television presenter and comedian best known for presenting the popular German TV program NightWash. Mockridge has also appeared in other TV shows like TV total and Quatsch Comedy Club. In 2013, he launched his own show titled Occupy School. In the same year, Mockridge was honored with the Best Newcomer Award at the German Comedy Awards.         

 10 Aldo Giuffre

Aldo Giuffre
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: June 26, 2010

 11 Nino Manfredi

Nino Manfredi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 22, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Castro dei Volsci, Italy
Died: June 4, 2004

 12 Rosario Fiorello

Rosario Fiorello
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: May 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Catania, Italy

 13 Jenya Lano

Jenya Lano
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1978 AD
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 14 Walter Chiari

Walter Chiari
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 8, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Verona, Italy
Died: December 20, 1991

 15 Aldo Fabrizi

Aldo Fabrizi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 1, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: April 2, 1990

 16 Renato Pozzetto

Renato Pozzetto
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 14, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Laveno-Mombello, Italy

 17 Ezio Greggio

Ezio Greggio
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: April 7, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cossato, Italy

 18 Antonio Albanese

Antonio Albanese
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: October 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Olginate, Italy

 19 Franco Franchi

Franco Franchi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
Died: December 9, 1992

 20 Pippo Franco

Pippo Franco
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: September 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 21 Teresa Mannino

Teresa Mannino
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Famous As: Comedian, Actress
Birthdate: November 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy

 22 Corrado Olmi

Corrado Olmi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 24, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Iesi, Italy
Died: December 29, 2020