The Best Comedians

List of my favourite comedians.
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Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color but leading roles in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb & Dumber and The Mask established him as a bankable comedy actor...
“ Liar Liar, Bruce Almighty ” - amanda_mauno
Robin Williams
Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator, Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford Motor Company executive from Indiana...
Daniel Stern
Actor, Home Alone
Daniel Stern was born in Bethesda, Maryland, to a social worker father and a day care manager mother. He has been acting professionally since the age of seventeen. Following his high school graduation, he auditioned for the Washington Shakespeare Festival seeking a job as a lighting engineer but ended...
“ Home Alone, Bushwhacked ” - amanda_mauno
Stefán Karl Stefánsson
Actor, LazyTown
Stefan Karl Stefansson is an Icelandic film and stage actor/comedian, best known for playing the villain Robbie Rotten of Nickjr's popular TV program Lazy Town, that currently airs worldwide in over 103 countries, in all five continents, on [such distinguished] networks as BBC, CBBC, CBS, Discovery Kids, Disney, RUV-Icelandic TV, and Nick Jr...
“ Lazy Town ” - amanda_mauno
John Cleese
John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939, in Weston-Super-Mare, England, to Muriel Evelyn (Cross) and Reginald Francis Cleese. He was born into a family of modest means, his father being an insurance salesman; but he was nonetheless sent off to private schools to obtain a good education. Here he was often tormented for his height...
“ Monty Python, Fawlty Towers ” - amanda_mauno
Terry Jones
Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. His father was a bank clerk, mother - mistress of the house. He has an older brother, Nigel Jones (1940-). He studied at St. Edmund Hall College, Oxford University. In 1965, with his friend Michael Palin, he made The Late Show for television, which was his first success...
“ Monty Python ” - amanda_mauno
“ Monty Python, A Fish Called Wanda ” - amanda_mauno
Eric Idle
Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, author, singer, playwright, director and songwriter. Co-creator of Monty Python on TV, stage and five films, including The Life of Brian and The Holy Grail, which latter he adapted for the stage with John Du Prez as Monty Python's Spamalot, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2005...
“ Monty Python, 102 Dalmatians(voice) ” - amanda_mauno
Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on 6 January, 1955, in Consett, Co. Durham, UK, to Ella May (Bainbridge) and Eric Atkinson. His father owned a farm, where Rowan grew up with his two older brothers, Rupert and Rodney. He attended Newcastle University and Oxford University where he earned degrees in electrical engineering...
“ Mr. Bean, Love Actually ” - amanda_mauno
Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase was born Cornelius Crane Chase in Lower Manhattan, New York, to Cathalene Parker (Browning), a concert pianist and librettist, and Edward Tinsley "Ned" Chase, an editor and writer. His parents both came from prominent families, and his grandfathers were artist and illustrator Edward Leigh Chase and admiral Miles Browning...
“ Christmas Vacation ” - amanda_mauno
Graham Chapman
Graham Chapman was born on January 8, 1941 in Leicester, England while a Germain air raid was in progress. Graham's father was a chief police inspector and probably inspired the constables Graham often portrayed later in comedy sketches. Graham studied medicine in college and earned an M.D., but he practiced medicine for only a few years...
“ Monty Python ” - amanda_mauno
Charles Chaplin
Writer, Modern Times
Charlie Chaplin, considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular "Little Tramp" character; the man with the toothbrush mustache, bowler hat, bamboo cane, and a funny walk...
“ You know... ” - amanda_mauno
Ellen DeGeneres
Emmy-winning talk show host Ellen Lee DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana, a New Orleans suburb. She is the daughter of Betty DeGeneres (née Elizabeth Jane Pfeffer), a speech therapist, and Elliott Everett DeGeneres, an insurance agent. Her brother is musician and producer Vance DeGeneres. Her parents divorced when she was sixteen years old...
“ Her TV-show ” - amanda_mauno
Stephen Fry
Self, QI
Writer, actor, comedian, doer of good works, excellent good friend to the famous and not, Fry lives in his London SW1 flat and his Norfolk house when not traveling. Famous for his public declaration of celibacy in the "Tatler" back in the 1980s, Emma Thompson has characterised her friend as "90 percent gay...
Seth Green
Seth was born Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green in Overbrook Park, Philadelphia, to teachers Barbara (Gesshel) and Herbert Green. He has worked non-stop as an actor in film and television since he was seven. Seth and Matthew Senreich created/executive produced/wrote and directed the Emmy-winning, Robot Chicken...
“ Old Dogs, Scooby Doo ” - amanda_mauno
Scott Innes
Born on 1966 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri there's no one whose passion for community involvement and service equals that of WYNK's Scott Innes. A father of four, Scott has developed a simple, fun, family based broadcast philosophy: Make people laugh. Scott believes the sound of laughter is good for the soul and...
“ Scooby Doo ” - amanda_mauno
Tom Kenny
Tom Kenny grew up in East Syracuse, New York. When Tom was young he was into comic books, drawing funny pictures and collecting records. Tom turned to stand-up comedy in Boston and San Francisco. This led to appearances on every cable show spawned by the stand-up epidemic of the 80's and 90's as well as stints on The Dennis Miller Show...
“ His voice talent in Powerpuff Girls, Spyro and other cartoons. ” - amanda_mauno
Hugh Laurie
Actor, House M.D.
Hugh was born in Oxford, England on June 11, 1959, to Patricia (Laidlaw) and William George Ranald Mundell "Ran" Laurie, a doctor, both of Scottish descent. He was educated at Eton and Cambridge. Son of an Olympic gold medalist in the sport, he rowed for the England youth team (1977) and for Cambridge (1980)...
“ 101 Dalmatians, House, Sense and Sensibility ” - amanda_mauno
“ The Birdcage, The Lion King ” - amanda_mauno
Catherine O'Hara
Born March 4, 1954 in Ontario, Canada. Attended Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute. Began career with starring on television series SCTV. Notable films roles include: the over-dramatic and self-centered Delia Deetz in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice, Kate McCallister, Macaulay Culkin's on-screen mother in Home Alone and its sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York...
“ Home Alone, Beetlejuice ” - amanda_mauno
“ His voice talent ” - amanda_mauno
David Spade
Comic brat extraordinaire David Spade was born on July 22, 1964, in Birmingham, Michigan, the youngest of three brothers. He is the son of Judith J. (Meek), a writer and editor, and Wayne M. Spade, a sales rep, and is of German, English, Irish, and Scottish descent. Raised in both Scottsdale (from age four) and Casa Grande...
“ Same ” - amanda_mauno
Ben Stiller
Producer, Zoolander
Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish ancestry (she converted to Judaism). It's not surprising that...
“ Night at the Museum ” - amanda_mauno
“ His voice ” - amanda_mauno
Owen Wilson
Self-proclaimed troublemaker Owen Wilson was born in Dallas, to Irish-American parents originally from Massachusetts. He grew up in Texas with his mother, Laura (Cunningham), a photographer; his father, Robert Andrew Wilson, an ad exec; and his brothers, Andrew Wilson (the eldest) and Luke Wilson (the youngest)...
Per Asplin
Celebrated Norwegian actor, singer and composer. Member of a very popular group of singers called "The Monn-Keys" from 1950. Stage debut as actor in 1954 at the revue theater Chat Noir in Oslo. Most familiar with musical parts, he appeared in West Side Story and Fantasticks and made several TV shows in Denmark and Germany...
Leif Juster
Born 1910 in Oslo, Norway, Leif Juster first made a name for himself as a stage actor in the 1930s. Following his starring role in a film comedy about a disappeared sausage-maker, released in 1941, he became a household name. He was not to appear in films again for several years, however, as he instead focused on stage appearances throughout the 1940s...
“ Fjols til Fjells ” - amanda_mauno
Vegard Ylvisåker
Vegard Ylvisåker was born as Vegard Urheim Ylvisåker. He has been married to Helene Helgesen since July 2, 2011. They have two children. He also has two younger brothers Bård and Bjarte Urheim Ylvisåker. And he is living in Bergen, Norway as of 2013. Bård and Vegard (and maybe Bjarte) lived in Africa when they were younger