Famous Comedians - List of Famous Comedians

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.

The Most Famous Comedians

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Hugh LaurieJune 11, 1959BritishJames Hugh Calum Laurie is an English actor, comedian, vocal artist, musician and author
Jack DeeSeptember 24, 1961BritishJack Dee is an English stand-up comedian, actor and writer
Pat MoritaJune 28, 1932AmericanPat Morita, born as Noriyuki Morita, was an American actor and comedian
Karim JovianAugust 9, 1987AmericanKarim Jovian is an American YouTuber, actor, comedian and video director
Jack BlackAugust 28, 1969AmericanJack Black is a renowned American actor-producer and voice artist
Meital DohanAugust 24, 1979IsraeliMeital Dohan is an award-winning Israeli theater, film, and television actress, comedian and singer
Rowan AtkinsonJanuary 6, 1955BritishRowan Atkinson is an English actor and screenwriter, famous for his work in ‘Mr
Brian QuinnMarch 14, 1976AmericanBrian Quinn (Q) is an American comedian
Lee Soo-geunFebruary 10, 1975South KoreanLee Soo-geun is a South Korean comedian and one of the most popular faces on South Korean television
Richard LewisJune 29, 1947AmericanRichard Lewis is an American comedian

Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett is a famous American comedian and actress best known for her show, ‘The Carol Burnett Show’

AmericanApril 26, 1933187 views

Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton was a comedian and actor famous for his stoic and deadpan expression in his silent films

AmericanOctober 4, 1895146 views

Eric Bana

Eric Bana is an Australian actor and comedian best known for his role in ‘Chopper.’

Dean Martin

Dean Martin was a prominent American singer, actor, as well as a comedian

AmericanJune 7, 1917145 views

Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth was a British actor, comedian, presenter, dancer, singer, and screenwriter

BritishFebruary 22, 1928144 views

Bob Hope

Bob Hope was a British-born American entertainer, actor, radio personality and comedian

AmericanMay 29, 1903153 views

Lou Costello

Louis Francis ‘Lou’ Cristillo, better known by stage name Lou Costello, was a famous American burlesque comedian and actor

AmericanMarch 6, 1906194 views

John Candy

John Candy was a Canadian actor known for his work in Hollywood films

CanadianOctober 31, 1950206 views

Chespirito

Chespirito was a Mexican screenwriter, comedian, actor, songwriter and director

MexicanFebruary 21, 1929258 views

Gracie Allen

Gracie Allen was an American comedian and actress

AmericanJuly 26, 189588 views