comic

Definitions of comic
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adj of or relating to or characteristic of comedy

comic hero”

adj arousing or provoking laughter

“a comic hat”
Synonyms:
amusing, comical, funny, laughable, mirthful, risible
humorous, humourous
full of or characterized by humor

n a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts

Synonyms:
comedian
Examples:
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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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