comic

Definitions of comic
  1. adjective
    of or relating to or characteristic of comedy
    comic hero”
  2. adjective
    arousing or provoking laughter
    “a comic hat”
    synonyms: amusing, comical, funny, laughable, mirthful, risible
    humorous, humourous
    full of or characterized by humor
  3. noun
    a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
    synonyms: comedian
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    Benjamin Kubelsky
    United States comedian known for his timeing and delivery and self-effacing humor (1894-1974)
    Nathan Birnbaum
    United States comedian and film actor (1896-1996)
    Sidney Caesar
    United States comedian who pioneered comedy television shows (born 1922)
    Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin
    English comedian and film maker; portrayed a downtrodden little man in baggy pants and bowler hat (1889-1977)
    Jimmy Durante
    United States comedian remembered for his large nose and hoarse voice (1893-1980)
    William Claude Dukenfield
    United States comedian and film actor (1880-1946)
    Oliver Hardy
    United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)
    Alfred Hawthorne
    risque English comedian (1925-1992)
    Leslie Townes Hope
    United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003)
    Joseph Francis Keaton
    United States comedian and actor in silent films noted for his acrobatic skills and deadpan face (1895-1966)
    Sir Harry MacLennan Lauder
    Scottish ballad singer and music hall comedian (1870-1950)
    Arthur Stanley Jefferson Laurel
    United States slapstick comedian (born in England) who played the scatterbrained and often tearful member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1890-1965)
    Steve Martin
    United States actor and comedian (born in 1945)
    Julius Marx
    United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1890-1977)
    Leonard Marx
    United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1891-1961)
    Arthur Marx
    United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1893-1964)
    Herbert Marx
    United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1901-1979)
    Dudley Stuart John Moore
    English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
    Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen
    United States comedienne remembered as the confused but imperturbable partner of her husband, George Burns (1906-1964)
    Lucille Ball
    United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989)
    Imogene Coca
    United States comedienne who starred in early television shows with Sid Caesar (1908-2001)
    Emmett Kelly
    United States circus clown (1898-1979)
    Sophie Tucker
    United States vaudevillian (born in Russia) noted for her flamboyant performances (1884-1966)
    Mae West
    United States film actress (1892-1980)
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    buffoon, clown, goof, goofball, merry andrew
    a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
    comedienne
    a female comedian
    gagman, standup comedian
    a comedian who uses gags
    joker, jokester
    a person who enjoys telling or playing jokes
    top banana
    the leading comedian in a burlesque show
    harlequin
    a clown or buffoon (after the Harlequin character in the commedia dell'arte)
    fool, jester, motley fool
    a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages
    whiteface
    a clown whose face is covered with white make-up
    zany
    a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect
    type of:
    performer, performing artist
    an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
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