She played the title role in the comedy series Grace Under Fire.Butler was born Brett Anderson in Montgomery, Alabama, the eldest of five sisters. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. He has been married to Kimberly Shlain since March 15, 1997. He was an actor and writer, known for Back to School (1986), Married... with Children (1987) and Savage Dawn (1985). He got his start in night clubs, toiling for over 20 years, until 1958, when he made his film debut in Run Silent Run Deep (1958). It didn't hurt that his first major film role was opposite Will Smith in 2005's Hitch, but James quietly stole that film and set the stage for his big-screen career. In 2011 she was paid $6m to write Bossypants, opening the floodgates for dozens of essay collections by female comedians. He is primarily known as an actor and somewhat a writer and proved his comedic acting style in House Guest (1994), Jingle All the Way (1996), First ... Shelley Berman began studying acting shortly after he was honorably discharged from the US navy. Will this new-found earnestness kill her comedy mojo? Goaded on by friends to try out, a producer spotted him, hired him for an appearance on a ... MacDonald was born Norman Gene MacDonald in Québec City, Québec on October 17, 1959. He is a writer and producer, known for Louie (2010), American Hustle (2013) and Horace and Pete (2016). A multiple Edinburgh Comedy award nominee, London boy Kumar is the smartest, and often the silliest, political comic we’ve got: acute, furious and often the ridiculous fall guy of his own jokes. Everything Davis has written has been soaked in the worst excesses of human misery, but with a worrying degree of relatability, showing up the vulnerabilities of all of us. After tenth grade, Cosby joined the Navy and completed high... Firebrand Roseanne Barr has long been one of America's funniest and most controversial comedians.She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Helen (Davis), a cashier and bookkeeper, and Jerome Hershel "Jerry" Barr, a salesman. Dragging a Gen X cynicism into the present day, their creations reflect the incessant yammering of advertising, reality TV surrealism and the onslaught of online images and information. He died on April 10, ... Dennis Miller was born on November 3, 1953 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took ... Henry Youngman was born on November 7, 1846 in Shelbyville, Indiana, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Trainwreck (2015), A Night at the Roxbury (1998) and Grown Ups (2010). HJD, The criticism commonly levelled at mid-career Ricky Gervais (the arena standup; the outre awards host; the man who made and played Derek) is that he’s turned into – or perhaps always was – his Office alter ego David Brent, forever tittering at how provocative he can be. Her family was Jewish, and had moved to the U.S. from Russia, Lithuania, ... Edward Regan Murphy was born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Lillian Lynch (born: Lillian Laney), a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer who was also an amateur comedian and actor. CK confessed, and withdrew from comedy – but not for long enough, say critics of his recent comeback. But in addition, Steve Coogan has starred in three series of The Trip, seamlessly blending travelogue, impression show and gloomy indie drama into a brave new form all of its own. Find every comedian on Comedy Central Stand-Up, featuring the latest & most popular funny stand-up videos. The late-night comedians including Trevor Noah and Jimmy Kimmel mocked Giuliani’s diagnosis and his push to have the 2020 election results overturned during their shows Monday night. Lenny Bruce, the outrageous king of the counterculture comics in the 1950s … He moved with his family, including sister Carolyn, to ... 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. The show was pretty... David Brenner was born on February 4, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as David Norris Brenner. A graduate – like so many of the saucer-eyed acts who followed – of Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris, Burgers developed an instant cult following with his silent, late-night shows: beautiful, skilful and playful, but also terrifying, in that Burgers displayed zero inhibitions and required his audiences to leave theirs at the door. Kevin James was born Kevin George Knipfing on April 26, 1965, in Mineola, Long Island, New York, to Janet (Klein), an office worker, and Joseph Valentine Knipfing, Jr., an insurance agency owner. Sitcoms featuring comedians, such as The Cosby Show and Roseanne, became massive hits.And though comics had always been given the opportunity to perform on late-night talk shows (like Johnny Carson's Tonight Show) and variety shows, new programs appeared on TV in the '80s devoted … He was an actor, known for Humanity (1916), Slippery Slim, the Mortgage and Sophie (1914) and Slippery Slim and the Impersonator (1914). comedian definition: 1. a person whose job is to make people laugh by telling jokes and funny stories or by copying the…. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Since then, she's done everything from theater to … In 2004 she wrote Mean Girls. One of my favorite Disney movies is Aladdin and Robin Williams really cracks me up while paying the Genie . He is a producer and actor, known for The Drew Carey Show (1995), Robots (2005) and Jack and Jill (2011). First, he was the playful standup whose routines revolved around clashing cultures and botched romances, a style translated into Netflix’s Master of None. It was in Norfolk, where he lived until he was inducted into the US Navy in ... Jerry Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Betty (Hesney) and Kalman Seinfeld. From apocalyptic standup Frankie Boyle to the many hilarious faces of Tina Fey, Steve Coogan, Sharon Horgan and Kristen Wiig, we present the funniest comics of the era, by Hannah J Davies, Paul Fleckney, Harriet Gibsone, Brian Logan and Stuart Heritage, Wed 18 Sep 2019 15.45 BST They have two children. At the age of 14, he began performing stand-up comedy in nightclubs. PF, Hannibal Buress would almost certainly like to be known for more than just being the guy who made a joke that triggered Bill Cosby’s downfall. Inexplicably, she has not created a dud in her career. His career has spanned more than 30 years. Find every comedian on Comedy Central Stand-Up, featuring the latest & most popular funny stand-up videos. Pages in this category should be moved to subcategories where applicable. He died on March 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, ... George Burns was an American actor, comedian, singer, and published author. He was married to Ruth Davey, Elizabeth Slater and Geraldine (Geri) Judith Leno. Bobby Slayton was born on May 25, 1955. His father was a well-known concert promoter who co-founded Commodore Records and his mother was a homemaker. He act, The Comedian’s Comedy, was voted as one of the greatest comedy acts ever. HJD, US comic Rae harnessed the power of the webseries in the early 2010s, with her YouTube comedy The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl landing her a place on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Entertainment List in 2012. Stewart moved to Lawrenceville, New Jersey during his childhood. Silverman’s reaction to the rise of Donald Trump has been not just liberal rage, but attempts to reach out to his voters and understand them. His father was from Donegal, Ireland, and his mother was Irish-American. WATCH: “Rudy Giuliani has tested positive for the coronavirus, although he is suing to have that result overturned,” Noah joked. In honor of International Women's Day and the upcoming Women In Comedy Festival in Boston, we wanted to put together a list of some of our favorite female comedians. Even before her bestselling book about the female body, Animal, the Essex-born comic wore her erudition – and anthropological way of seeing the world – on her sleeve. He was an actor and writer, known for The Mask (1994), Richard Jeni: Platypus Man (1992) and Platypus Man (1995). Comedians archive. Her latest, Sally4Ever, is possibly her darkest yet. He has 2 biological children with his first wife named, Michael and Louise Caputo. To support herself and her son, Sadie Schneider pursued a ... Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His son Michael Caputo wrote a book entitled, "Dear Pat Cooper," What Happened To My Father Pasquale Caputo? But that was before the Glaswegian’s transformation into the most lacerating comic-critic of Tory Britain. (1986) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). He was an actor, known for The Hot Chick (2002), Reno 911! Trey Parker is an American comedian, voice artist, director, and producer. He’s also won the Playboy Humor Award for Ragtime. She is one of the very few non-obnoxious people ever to host the Golden Globes. It appears not. A Netflix special was a huge hit, and she has, thank goodness, reversed her decision to quit the business. At 13, he would sneak out of his suburban house to hustle his way onto open-mike night rosters. He doesn’t mind if his girlfriend has a platonic bald man in her life. He died on August 19, 2017 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. Easy, you find another one. He was an actor and writer, known for Worth Winning (1989), Modern Family (2009) and Snip (1976). It’s Bamford performing standup for just her parents, and it is glorious. BL, Not many comics can boast a 100% hit rate, but each one of James Acaster’s seven live shows so far has been outstanding: original, intelligent and funny. A social misfit, was kicked out of every school he ever attended, due to his uncontrollable wit. The show will be approximately 75-90 minutes, followed by a VIP Meet and Greet. Johnny Carson, the legendary "King of Late Night TV" who dominated the medium's nether hours for three decades, was born in Corning, Iowa, but moved with his family to nearby Norfolk, Nebraska when he was eight years old. The movie was a big hit. Plus she’s playing the baddie in Wonder Woman 1984, which is likely to vault her into the stratosphere. In a world still bound to tired stereotypes of alternately fierce and subjugated black women, this pop culture-heavy comedy stood out, as did the voice behind it, who plays the lead role with an understated confidence and, of course, lashings of awkwardness. He is an actor, known for Two Weeks Notice (2002), One Fine Day (1996) and The Back-up Plan (2010). On stage, where he can control how the narcissism, verbosity and new age philosophy come across – and where they’re spliced with wit, self-mockery and a palpable love of people and life – Brand is a presence to conjure with, one of our most unique and charismatic comic talents. This is probably because she is very, very funny. PF, The first half of this decade saw an extraordinary flowering of creative live comedy centred around north-London production house The Invisible Dot. Having started the millennium hosting trashy C4 show Popworld, a flit to standup recast this celebrity irritant as one of our most intense, and most fretful, comedians. He is a writer and producer, known for Joe Dirt (2001), The Net (1995) and Murder at 1600 (1997). Ayoade’s dry-as-a-bone humour may be an acquired taste, but it hasn’t stopped him piecing together a career of unusual breadth: as host of gadget and travel shows, a deft movie director, the droll voice of sanity in panel shows, author of two impeccably written books, and, perhaps most inspired of all, presenter of The Crystal Maze. Before comedy clubs existed, Sahl began performing at the hungry i music club in San Francisco in the early 1950s. And he’s Alan bloody Partridge, for crying out loud. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. SH, Political views can kill a comedian’s mojo (hello, Eddie Izzard). 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