List of comedians

A comedian is one who entertains through comedy, such as jokes and other forms of humour.

Comedians (English language)

A

* Bud Abbott (1895-1974)
* Roger Abbott (1946–)
* Don Adams (1923-2005)
* Chris Addison (1972–)
* Joe Alaskey (1949–)
* Carlos Alazraqui (1962–)
* Jack Albertson (1907–1981)
* Jason Alexander (1959–)
* Dave Allen (1936–2005)
* Dayton Allen (1919-2004)
* Fred Allen (1894–1956)
* Gracie Allen (?1902–1964)
* Marty Allen (1922-)
* Steve Allen (1921–2000)
* Tim Allen (1953-)
* Woody Allen (1935–)
* Rabbi Bob Alper
* Bobby Alto (1938-)
* Stephen K Amos
* Simon Amstell (1979-)
* Eddie Anderson (1905–1977)
* Louie Anderson (1953–)
* Aziz Ansari (1983-)
* Ant_(comedian) (1967-)
* Craig Anton (1965–)
* Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle (1887–1933)
* Tom Arnold (1959–)
* Arthur Askey (1900–1982)
* Dan Atkinson
* Rowan Atkinson (1955–)
* Helen Atkinson-Wood (1955-)
* Dave Attell (1965–)
* Michael "Atters" Attree (1965–)
* Roy Atwell (1878–1962)
* Joe Avati (1974-)
* Dan Aykroyd (1952–)
* Damali Ayo (1972–)
* Richard Ayoade (1977-)
* Hank Azaria (1964–)

B

* Bill Bailey (1964-)
* Bill Bellamy (1965-)
* Lucille Ball (1911-1989)
* Maria Bamford (1970-)
* Heywood Banks
* Pete Barbutti (1934-)
* Arj Barker (1974-)
* Roseanne Barr (1952-)
* Julian Barratt (1968-)
* Carl Barron (1968-)
* Todd Barry (1964-)
* Jim Belushi (1954-)
* John Belushi (1949-1982)
* Richard Belzer (1944-)
* Jack Benny (1894-1974)
* Milton Berle (1908-2002)
* Shelley Berman (1926-)
* Joe Besser (1907-1988)
* Mike Birbiglia (1978-)
* Joey Bishop (1918-2007)
* Jack Black (1969-)
* Lewis Black (1948-)
* Hamish Blake (1981-)
* Alonzo Bodden (1967-)
* Elayne Boosler (1952-)
* Victor Borge (1909-2000)
* Alex Borstein (1973-)
* Frankie Boyle (1972-)
* Jo Brand (1957-)
* Russell Brand (1975-)
* David Brenner (1936-)
* Albert Brooks (1947-)
* Foster Brooks (1912-2001)
* Mel Brooks (1926-)
* Alan Brough (1967-)
* Chubby Brown (1945-)
* Lenny Bruce (1925–1966)
* Rob Brydon (1965-)
* Sean Bugler (1990-)
* Carol Burnett (1933-)
* George Burns (1896-1996)
* Brett Butler (1958-)
* Red Buttons (1919-2006)
* Ruth Buzzi (1936-)
* John Byner (1938-)
* Ed Byrne (1972-)
* Steve Byrne (1974-)

C

* Sid Caesar (1922 – )
* Frank Caliendo (1974 – )
* Charlie Callas (1924 - )
* Godfrey Cambridge (1933-1976)
* Rhona Cameron (1965 – )
* James Campbell (19??–)
* John Candy (1950 –1994)
* Eddie Cantor (1892–1964)
* Scott Capurro (1962–)
* Steve Carell (1962-)
* Drew Carey (1958–)
* George Carlin (1937–2008)
* Alan Carney (1909–1973)
* Art Carney (1918–2003)
* Adam Carolla (1964–)
* Alan Carr
* Jimmy Carr (1972–)
* Jim Carrey (1962–)
* Rodney Carrington (1968-)
* Carrot Top (Scott Thompson) (1967–)
* Jasper Carrott (1945–)
* Frank Carson (1926–)
* Johnny Carson (1925–2005)
* Jack Carter (1923-)
* Nancy Cartwright (1957-)
* Dana Carvey (1955-)
* Dan Castellaneta (1957–)
* Roy Castle (1932-1994)
* Kyle Cease (1977-)
* Cedric the Entertainer (1964–)
* Jackie Chan (1954-)
* Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977)
* Graham Chapman (1941–1989)
* Dave Chappelle (1973–)
* Craig Charles (1964–)
* Chevy Chase (1943–)
* Michael Chiklis (1963–)
* Ted Chippington (1960–)
* Henry Cho (1962-)
* Margaret Cho (1968–)
* Stephen Chow (1962-)
* Louis C.K. (1967–)
* Julian Clary (1959-)
* Andrew "Dice" Clay (1958–)
* John Cleese (1939–)
* Jemaine Clement (1974-)
* Jimmy Clitheroe (1921–1973)
* Howard Gerald "Jerry" Clower (1926–1998)
* Jackie Clune (19??–)
* Imogene Coca (1908–2001)
* Myron Cohen (1902-1986)
* Sacha Baron Cohen a.k.a. "Ali G" (1971–)
* Enrico Colantoni (1963–)
* Stephen Colbert (1964–)
* Kim Coles (1966–)
* Norman Collier (1934–)
* Mo Collins (1965-)
* Jerry Colonna (1904-1986)
* Billy Connolly (1942–)
* Kenneth Connor (1916–1993)
* Nina Conti (1974-)
* Tim Conway (1933–)
* Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge and Paul Calf (1965–)
* Dane Cook (1972-)
* David L. Cook aka Mortermer Crabbottom (1968–)
* Peter Cook (1937–1995)
* Tommy Cooper (1921–1984)
* Ronnie Corbett (1930-)
* Charles Correll (1890-1972)
* Bill Cosby (1937–)
* Lou Costello (1906–1959)
* George Coulouris (1903–1989)
* Wally Cox (1928–1973)
* Mark Critch (19??–)
* Norm Crosby (1927–)
* David Cross (1964–)
* Barry Cryer (1935–)
* Billy Crystal (1948–)
* Seán Cullen (1965–)
* Jane Curtin (1947–)
* Louis C.K.

D

* Bill Dana (1924-)
* Rodney Dangerfield (1921–2004)
* Rhys Darby (1974–)
* Severn Darden (1929-1995)
* Jim David
* Larry David (1947–)
* Alan Davies (1966–)
* Matt Davis (comedian) (1979-)
* Jack Dee (1962–)
* Ellen DeGeneres (1958–)
* Lea DeLaria (1958–)
* Andy de la Tour
* Dom DeLuise (1933–)
* Dr. Demento (1941-)
* Hugh Dennis (1962–)
* Les Dennis (1953–)
* Joe DeRita (1909-1993)
* Danny DeVito (1944–)
* Dustin Diamond (1977-)
* Andy Dick (1965–)
* Richard Digance (1949–)
* Phyllis Diller (1917–)
* J.Son Dinant (1981–)
* Nick DiPaolo (1962-)
* Omid Djalili (1965–)
* Anh Do
* Ken Dodd (1929–)
* Mark Dolan (1974-)
* Charlie Drake (1925–2006)
* Rachel Dratch (1966-)
* Ryan Drummond (1973–)
* Robin Duke (1954-)
* Jeff Dunham (1960–)
* Jeff Duran (1974–)
* Jimmy Durante (1893–1980)

E

* Dean Edwards (1970-)
* Sally Edwards
* Bob Elliott of Bob and Ray (1923-)
* Graham Elwood
* Bill Engvall
* Lee Evans
* Kenny Everett (1944-1995)
* Mike Epps (1970-)

F

* Bill Fagerbakke (1957–)
* Jimmy Fallon (1974–)
* Simon Fanshawe
* Chris Farley (1964–1997)
* Negin Farsad
* Mitch Fatel
* Isabel Fay
* Wayne Federman (1959–)
* David Feldman
* Marty Feldman (1933–1982)
* Graham Fellowes as Jilted John and John Shuttleworth
* Michael Fenton Stevens
* Don Ferguson (1946–)
* Craig Ferguson
* Will Ferrell (1967–)
* Tina Fey (1970–)
* Noel Fielding (1973–)
* Totie Fields (1930-1978)
* W.C. Fields (1879–1946)
* Larry Fine (1902-1975)
* Joe Flaherty (1941-)
* Dave Foley (1963–)
* Joey Forman (1929-1982)
* Redd Foxx (1922-1991)
* Jeff Foxworthy (1958–)
* Pablo Francisco (1974-)
* Al Franken (1951–)
* William Frawley (1887-1966)
* Stan Freberg (1926–)
* Dawn French (1957–)
* Freddie Frinton (1909-1968)
* Stephen Fry (1957–)
* Rich Fulcher

G

* Jim Gaffigan (1966–)
* Gallagher
* Zach Galifianakis(1969-)
* Graeme Garden(1943–)
* Jeff Garcia
* Jeff Garlin
* Paul Garner (1909-2004)
* Janeane Garofalo(1964–)
* Dustin Gee (1942–1986)
* Ricky Gervais (1961–)
* Rhod Gilbert
* Greg Giraldo
* Jackie Gleason (1916–1987)
* Todd Glass
* Janey Godley
* Whoopi Goldberg (1955–)
* Bobcat Goldthwait (1962-)
* Jami Gong
* John Goodman (1952–)
* Ken Goodwin
* Dave Gorman
* Freeman Gosden (Amos & Andy)
* Gilbert Gottfried (1955-)
* Dana Gould
* Ray Goulding of Bob and Ray (1922–1990)
* Theodore Gottlieb (1906-2001)
* Luba Goy
* Boothby Graffoe
* Kelsey Grammer (1955–)
* Corinne Grant
* Stephen Grant
* Jeff Green
* Seth Green (1974–)
* Tom Green (1971-)
* Dick Gregory (1932-)
* James Gregory
* David Alan Grier (1955-)
* Eddie Griffin
* Kathy Griffin
* Christopher Guest
* Deryck Guyler (1914–1999)

H

* Buddy Hackett (1924–2003)
* Brian Haley (1961–)
* Rich Hall
* Neil Hamburger
* Nick Hancock (1962–)
* Tony Hancock (1924–1968)
* Jack Handey a.k.a. Jack Handy
* Chelsea Handler
* Tom Hanks (1956–)
* Malcolm Hardee (1950–2005)
* Mike Harding (1944 -)
* Jeremy Hardy
* Oliver Hardy (1890–1957)
* Otis Harlan (1865–1940)
* Phil Hartman (1948–1998)
* Steve Harvey
* Allan Havey
* Tony Hawks
* Goldie Hawn
* Phil Hayes
* Mike Hayley
* Natalie Haynes
* Sir Charles Hawtrey (1858–1923)
* Charles Hawtrey (George Hartree) (1914–1988)
* Richard Hearne (1890–1987)
* Mitch Hedberg (1968–2005)
* John Hegley
* Tim Heidecker
* Peter Helliar
* Greg Hemphill
* Lenny Henry
* Mike Henry
* Dai Henwood
* Richard Herring
* Bill Hicks (1961–1994)
* Benny Hill (1924–1992)
* Harry Hill
* Adam Hills
* Joel Hodgson (1960-)
* Steve Hofstetter (1979-)
* Michael Holland (1988-)
* Jessica Holmes (1973-)
* Bob Hope (1903–2003)
* Matthew Horne
* Kenneth Horne (1907–1969)
* Moe Howard (1897-1975)
* Russell Howard
* Little Howard
* Curly Howard (1903-1952)
* Shemp Howard (1895-1955)
* Jeremy Hotz (1966–)
* Roy Hudd (1936-)
* Dave Hughes (1970-)
* Sean Hughes (1965-)
* D.L. Hughley (1963-)
* Barry Humphries (1934-)
* Reginald D Hunter (1969-)
* Carl Hurley (1941- )

I

* Armando Iannucci
* Eric Idle
* Eddie Ifft
* Gabriel Iglesias
* Robin Ince
* Neil Innes
* Scott Innes
* Amanda Ireton
* Eddie Izzard (1962-)

J

* Victoria Jackson (1959-)
* Kevin James (1965-)
* Richard Jeni (1957-2007)
* Terry Jones (1942-)
* Lesley Joseph (1946-)
* Jesse Joyce (1978-)
* Phill Jupitus (1962-)

K

* Gabe Kaplan (1945-)
* Andy Kaufman (1949–1984)
* Chris Kattan (1970-)
* Mickey Katz (1909-1985)
* Peter Kay (1973-)
* Phil Kay
* Danny Kaye (1913–1987)
* Buster Keaton (1895–1966)
* Michael Keaton (1951-)
* John Keister (1956-)
* Peter Kelamis (c. 1967-)
* Frank Kelly (1938-)
* Graham Kennedy (1934-2005)
* Jamie Kennedy (1970-)
* Simon Kennedy (1974-)
* Jon Kenny
* Tom Kenny (1962-)
* Ford Kiernan (1962-)
* Laura Kightlinger (1969-)
* Craig Kilborn (1962-)
* Jimmy Kimmel (1967-)
* Andy Kindler
* Alan King (1927-2004)
* Michael Patrick King (1954-)
* Sam Kinison (1953–1992)
* Takeshi Kitano (1947–)
* Daniel Kitson (1977-)
* Robert Klein (1942-)
* Ted Knight (1923-1986)
* Ernie Kovacs (1919–1962)

L

* Lisa Lampanelli (1961–)
* Steve Landesberg (1945-)
* Nathan Lane (1956-)
* Artie Lange (1967-)
* Chris Langham
* Beth Lapides
* Larry the Cable Guy (Daniel Whitney) (1963–)
* Stan Laurel (1890–1965)
* Hugh Laurie
* Doug Lawrence aka "Mr Lawrence"
* Martin Lawrence (1965-)
* Vicki Lawrence
* Denis Leary (1957–)
* Andy Lee
* Stewart Lee
* Michael Legge
* Natasha Leggero (1974-)
* John Leguizamo (1964–)
* Tom Lehrer
* Jack Lemmon (1925–2001)
* Jay Leno (1950-)
* Jack E. Leonard (1910-1973)
* David Letterman (1947-)
* Sam Levenson
* Eugene Levy (1946-)
* Jerry Lewis
* Richard Lewis (1947-)
* Wendy Liebman (1961-)
* Rich Little
* Rob Little
* Harold Lloyd (1893–1971)
* Sean Lock
* Josie Long
* Andrés López
* George Lopez (1961-)
* Irving Louis
* Julia Louis-Dreyfus (1961-)
* Mark Lowry
* The Great LukeSki
* Paul Lynde (1926–1982)

M

* Bernie Mac (1957-2008)
* Norm Macdonald
* Lee Mack
* Doon Mackichan
* Kathleen Madigan
* Bill Maher (1956-)
* Bruce Mahler (1950-)
* Shaun Majumder
* Keith Malley
* Howie Mandel
* Charlie Manna (1920–1971)
* Bernard Manning
* Cheech Marin
* Pigmeat Markham (1904–1981)
* Rodney Marks
* Bob Marley
* Marc Maron
* Betty Marsden (1919–1998)
* Andrea Martin (1947-)
* Dean Martin (1917-1995)
* Demetri Martin
* Steve Martin (1945–)
* Jackie Martling (1948–)
* Chico Marx (1887–1961)
* Groucho Marx (1890–1977)
* Gummo Marx (1892–1977)
* Harpo Marx (1888–1964)
* Zeppo Marx (1901–1979)
* Jackie Mason
* Walter Matthau (1920–2000)
* Ralphie May
* Rik Mayall
* Jack Mayberry
* Bruce McCulloch
* John McDonald
* Kevin McDonald
* Michael McDonald (1964- )
* Michael McGaharn
* Roger McGough
* Michael McIntyre
* Bret McKenzie
* Mark McKinney
* Pauline McLynn
* Ed McMahon (1923-)
* Rove McManus
* Tim Meadows (1961-)
* Kevin Meaney
* Anne Meara
* Bob Melvin (1920-1995)
* Carlos Mencia (1967-)
* Rick Mercer
* Stephen Merchant (1972-)
* Paul Merton
* Shaun Micallef
* Dennis Miller (1953-)
* Max Miller (1894–1963)
* Yankel Miller
* Spike Milligan (1918–2002)
* Andy Milonakis
* Tim Minchin
* Brian Miner
* Eugene Mirman (1975-)
* David Mitchell
* Kel Mitchell (1978-)
* Colin Mochrie
* Jay Mohr (1970-)
* John Moloney
* Bob Monkhouse (1928–2003)
* Lucy Montgomery
* Dudley Moore (1935–2002)
* Rudy Ray Moore
* Victor Moore (1876–1962)
* Dylan Moran
* Rick Moranis (1953-)

* Dave Mordal (1961??-)
* Eric Morecambe (1926-1984)
* Dermot Morgan (1952–1998)
* John Morgan (1930–2004)
* Matt Morgan
* Tracy Morgan (1968-)
* Chris Morris
* Garrett Morris
* Martin Mull
* Neil Mullarkey
* Simon Munnery
* Richard Murdoch (1907–1990)
* Eddie Murphy (1961-)
* Charlie Murphy (1959-)
* Al Murray
* Bill Murray (1950-)
* Brian Doyle-Murray (1945-)
* Jan Murray (1916-2006)
* Lorenzo Music (1937–2001)
* Mike Myers (1963-)

N

* Jim Nabors
* Dan Nainan
* Paul Nardizzi
* Rex Navarette
* Henry Naylor
* Kevin Nealon
* Bob Nelson (comedian)
* Michael J. Nelson
* Bob Newhart
* Laraine Newman
* Rob Newman
* Bert Newton
* Rylee Newton
* Phil Nichol
* Leslie Nielsen
* Ross Noble
* Henry Normal
* Graham Norton
* Jim Norton
* Duncan Norvelle
* Don Novello
* Bill Nye (1955-)
* Louis Nye

O

* Dara Ó Briain
* Conan O'Brien
* Donald O'Connor (1925–2003)
* Ardal O'Hanlon
* Catherine O'Hara (1954-)
* Ed O'Neill
* Barunka O'Shaughnessy
* Bill Oddie
* Bob Odenkirk
* John Oliver
* Patton Oswalt
* Cheri Oteri
* Rick Overton (1954-)

P

* Jack Paar (1918–2004)
* Frankie Pace
* Michael Palin (1943–)
* Rob Paravonian
* Jimmy Pardo
* Andy Parsons
* Joe Pasquale (1961–)
* Rob Paulsen (1956–)
* Pat Paulsen (1927–1997)
* Minnie Pearl (1912-1996) (Stage name for Sarah Ophelia Cannon)
* Sue Perkins (1969–)
* Matthew Perry (1969-)
* Russell Peters
* Dat Phan
* Emo Philips (often misspelled as Phillips)
* Chonda Pierce
* Karl Pilkington (1972-)
* Joe Piscopo (1951-)
* Nigel Planer
* Kevin Pollak
* Mike Pollock
* Brian Posehn
* Tom Poston
* Paula Poundstone
* Guy Pratt
* Tom Price
* Freddie Prinze (1954–1977)
* Greg Proops
* Paul Provenza
* Richard Pryor (1940–2005)
* Steve Punt

Q

* Randy Quaid
* Colin Quinn
* Pauline Quirke

R

* Stefan Raab
* Gilda Radner (1946–1989)
* Louis Ramey
* Harold Ramis (1944-)
* Ted Ray (1905–1977)
* Al Read
* Howard Read
* Jon Reep
* Vic Reeves
* Brian Regan
* Carl Reiner
* Roy Rene (1892–1954)
* Rick Reynolds
* Jeff Richards (comedian)
* Michael Richards
* Jon Richardson
* Don Rickles
* Joan Rivers
* Rowland Rivron
* Joe Robinson
* Tony Robinson as Baldrick
* Linda Robson
* Chris Rock (1965-)
* Paul Rodriguez
* Joe Rogan
* Will Rogers (1879–1935)
* Henry Rollins
* Ray Romano (1957-)
* George Roper (1934–2003)
* Tony Rosato (1954-)
* Jeffrey Ross
* Jonathan Ross (1960–)
* Patsy Rowlands (1934–2005)
* Rodney Rude
* Rita Rudner
* Maya Rudolph
* William Rushton (1937–1996)
* Mark Russell (1932-)
* Nipsey Russell (1918-2005)

S

* Ernie Sabella (1949-)
* Jerry Sadowitz
* Bob Saget (1956–)
* Mort Sahl (1927-)
* Sugar Sammy (?-)
* Angus Sampson
* Adam Sandler (1966-)
* Martin Sargent
* Jennifer Saunders
* Alexei Sayle
* Kristen Schaal
* Lewis Schaffer
* Ronnie Schell (1931-)
* Mark Schiff
* Art Paul Schlosser
* Harald Schmidt
* Robert Schimmel
* Rob Schneider (1963-)
* Richard Schull
* Leon Schuster
* Harry Secombe (1921–2001)
* Amy Sedaris (1961-)
* John Seedborg (1998-)
* Jerry Seinfeld (1954-)
* Peter Sellers (1925–1980)
* Mack Sennett (1880–1960)
* Ross Shafer (1954-)
* Paul Shaffer
* Ari Shaffir
* Garry Shandling
* Harry Shannon (1890–1964)
* Molly Shannon (1964-)
* Dick Shawn (1923-1987)
* Harry Shearer (1943–)
* Waen Shepherd
* Allen Sherman
* Brad Sherwood (1964-)
* Scott Shields
* Ken Shimura (1950–)
* Pauly Shore (1968-)
* Martin Short (1950-)
* Pat Shortt (1966-)
* Wil Shriner
* Sarah Silverman (1970-)
* Phil Silvers (1911–1985)
* Joan Sims (1930–2001)
* Sinbad (1956-)
* Red Skelton (1913–1997)
* Frank Skinner
* Tony Slattery
* Brendon Small
* Robert Smigel
* Adam Smith (1965–)
* Linda Smith (1958–2006)
* Margaret Smith
* Will Smith (1968–)
* Yakov Smirnoff (1951-)
* Paul Stewart (1908–1986)
* Laura Solon
* David Spade (1964–)
* Ron Sparks
* Ron Sparks
* Chris Spencer
* Dave Spikey (1950–)
* Arnold Stang
* Doug Stanhope
* Vivian Stanshall (1943–1995)
* Mark Steel
* Jovanka Steele
* Steve Steen
* David Steinberg (1942-)
* Pamela Stephenson
* Ray Stevens
* Jon Stewart (1962-)
* Ray Stevens
* Ryan Stiles (1959-)
* Ben Stiller (1965-)
* Jerry Stiller (1927-)
* Larry Storch
* Ryan Stout
* Jud Strunk (1936–1981)
* Chris Sugden (Sid Kipper) (1952-)
* Jolene Sugarbaker
* Xavier Susai
* Swami X
* Nick Swardson
* Jim Sweeney
* Julia Sweeney (1959-)
* Eric Sykes
* Wanda Sykes (1964-)

T

* Masashi Tashiro (1956–)
* Jacques Tati (October 9, 1907 – November 5, 1982)
* Judy Tenuta (1949-)
* Danny Thomas (1914–1991)
* Dave Thomas (1949-)
* Mark Thomas
* Terry-Thomas (1911–1990)
* Tim Thomerson (1946-)
* Greg Thomey
* Scott Thompson
* Kenan Thompson (1978-)
* Paul Tonkinson
* Liz Torres (1947-)
* Kai Tier
* Tommy Tiernan
* Christopher Titus (1964-)
* Sandi Toksvig
* Lily Tomlin (1939-)
* Paul F. Tompkins
* Barry Took (1928–2002)
* Daniel Tosh
* Tommy Trinder (1909–1989)
* Chris Tucker (1972–)
* Ben Turpin (1869–1940)

U

* Tracey Ullman
* Stanley Unwin (1911–2002)

V

* Johnny Vegas
* Billy Van (1934–2003)
* Thomas Vitale
* Tim Vine
* Rich Vos
* Jackie Vernon (1924-1987)

W

* Christopher Walken (1943-)
*Jimmie Walker (1947-)
* Max Wall (1908–1990)
* Ruth Wallis (1920-2007)
* Greg Walloch
* Bradley Walsh
* Mary Walsh
* Mike Ward
* Eric Wareheim
* Mike Warnke
* Greg Warren
* Rusty Warren (1931-)
* Ruby Wax
* Damon Wayans (1960-)
* Keenan Ivory Wayans (1958-)
* Shawn Wayans (1971-)
* Marlon Wayans (1972-)
* Robert Webb
* Stephnie Weir (1967-)
* Frank Welker
* Slappy White (1921-1995)
* Paul Whitehouse
* Bert Williams (1874–1922)
* Charlie Williams
* Harland Williams (1962–)
* Katt Williams (1973-)
* Kenneth Williams (1926–1988)
* Robin Williams (1951-)
* Tom Williams (1993-)
* Cardell Willis (1937-2007)
* Dave Willis (1895-1973)
* Denny Willis (1920-1995)
* Flip Wilson (1933-1998)
* Owen Wilson
* Jonathan Winters
* Norman Wisdom
* Victoria Wood
* Glenn Wool
* Harry Worth (1917–1989)
* Steven Wright
*Robert Wuhl (1951-)

Y

* "Weird Al" Yankovic
* Gina Yashere
* Henny Youngman

Z

* Andy Zaltzman
* Alex Zane

Groups of comedians

* Abbott and Costello
* Amos & Andy
* Beyond the Fringe
* Bob and Ray
* The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
* Broken Lizard
* Brown and Carney
* Burns and Allen
* Les Charlots
* Cheech and Chong
* The Comedy Store Players
* The Comic Strip
* Flight of the Conchords
* The Goons
* Gröûp X
* The Grumbleweeds
* Hale and Pace
* Hamish and Andy
* Holy Ghost Players
* Homer and Jethro
* Isaac Air Freight
* The Kids in the Hall
* Kreisiraadio from Estonia
* Lano and Woodley
* Laurel and Hardy
* The League of Gentlemen
* Little Britain
* Marijuana Logues
* Marx Brothers
* McKenzie Brothers
* The Minnesota Wrecking Crew
* Monty Python
* Morecambe and Wise
* Not Ready for Prime-Time Players ("Saturday Night Live")
* Penn & Teller
* Pete and Dud
* Punt and Dennis
* Randy and Jason Sklar (The Sklar Brothers)
* Reeves and Mortimer
* Rowan and Martin
* Royal Canadian Air Farce
* Smosh
* Smothers Brothers
* Stella
* The Umbilical Brothers
* This Hour Has 22 Minutes
* The Three Stooges
* Tim and Eric
* Upright Citizens Brigade
* Wayne and Shuster
* The Whitest Kids U'Know

Comedy writers

* Fred Allen
* Woody Allen
* Chesney and Wolfe
* Roy Clarke
* Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais
* David Croft
* Esmonde and Larbey
* W. S. Gilbert
* Galton and Simpson
* Willis Hall
* Antony Jay
* Carla Lane
* Jeremy Lloyd
* David Nobbs
* Simon Nye
* Frank Muir
* Denis Norden
* S. J. Perelman
* Jimmy Perry
* David Renwick
* Jack Rosenthal
* Johnny Speight
* John Sullivan
* James Thurber
* Peter Tinniswood
* Keith Waterhouse

ee also

*List of British comedians
*List of Canadian Comedians
*List of Dutch Comedians
*List of German comedians
*List of Italian comedians
*List of New York Improv comedians
*List of Norwegian comedians
*List of Portuguese comedians
*List of Puerto Rican comedians
*List of Quebec comedians
*List of musical comedians
*List of humorists
*List of Dr Demento's radio show comedians


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