It’s Bamford performing standup for just her parents, and it is glorious. David Cross was born on April 4, 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Bridging the gap between 90s standup and the present (his influence is clear on bright, bizarre young things like James Acaster), Lee’s recent show, Content Provider, tackled Brexit with brilliant amounts of bathos (“Ooh no,” he coos on stage, “I only wanted bendy bananas, and now there’s this chaotic inferno of hate!”). His DIY efforts led to a linear series, Limmy’s Show on BBC Scotland, but his success has largely been on his own terms (think podcasts, blogs, tweets and clips on now-deceased video service Vine). (And Other Concerns) and Why Not Me?, she’d make the list. was born on September 12, 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Louis Szekely. She releases a movie (I Feel Pretty) and has to defend herself against leftwing trolls who form a consensus about its message based purely on its trailer. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. He won five Emmys for his work on the show. Stacey Solomon and Maya Jama will sit on panels with four male comedians. Her brother is musician and producer Vance DeGeneres. But feminism? Many of the popular comedians listed below worked their way up through the stand-up circuit and eventually landed a show on Comedy Central. See their suburban Banksy, the Made in Chelsea spoof Young Dreams, and one-off sketches (their Clowns sketch is a beauty). PF, From Ali G to Borat to Brüno, Sacha Baron Cohen’s audacious trolling and timely satire has made him one of comedy’s best-known provocateurs. No one denies he delivered some brilliant standup in his pomp – but all those cynical gags about predatory maleness no longer sound quite so funny. Comedians perform to benefit Krembo Wings, for children with disabilities The event included some of Israel's biggest names in comedy like Assi Cohen, Adir Miller and Tom Yaar. He was an actor and producer, known for Rush Hour 2 (2001), Casino (1995) and Cat's Eye (1985). His family is Ashkenazi Jewish (from Austria, Ukraine, Poland, and Belarus). Racy, offensive, cynical, confrontational and angst-driven, this flinty stand-up from Flint, Michigan would become best known for her pungent one-woman shows on both the stage and in TV comedy specials.... Louis C.K. Pat Cooper has been married twice. His most recent, Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999, is his best, and most personal, about a break-up that had a surprise showbiz angle. He was married to Cookie Mackenzie and Lovenia Patricia (Peaches) Wilson. He is an actor and producer, known for The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990), Blue Jasmine (2013) and A Star Is Born (2018). In two brief decades, Hicks worked his... Sam Kinison was born on December 8, 1953 in Yakima, Washington, USA as Samuel Burl Kinison. SH, Having come up through standup and recurring sitcom spots, Haddish hit the mainstream with a breakout role as wisecracking Dina in the 2017 film Girls Trip, a comedy that put the spotlight on black US sisterhood. Timothy Allen Dick was born on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, to Martha Katherine (Fox) and Gerald M. Dick. BL, Despite reaching their anarchic zenith in the 90s, the pair segued into the 00s with hits such as Shooting Stars (which ran until 2011), lost classics such as Catterick and Vic and Bob’s Afternoon Delights, as well as sitcoms (House of Fools) and reboots (Big Night Out). While he has stated that he doesn’t do “Asian comedy … I’m just an Asian man who happens to be doing comedy”, race features within a self-deprecating, off-kilter style. 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. Comedian Zach Broussard released his annual list of the “Top 1,000 Comedians” of the year today. A comedian is one who entertains through comedy, such as jokes and other forms of humour. Then, just as the coalition government came into power, the girl from Orpington pivoted towards outraged political comedy. He is most widely known for his at times screechy voice and scattergun delivery during his standup comedy performances and some film roles.He was ... Eddie Griffin was born on July 15, 1968 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The Yorkshireman has since constructed the most respected bespoke career in comedy. Afterward, ... Jonathan Harshman Winters III was born on November 11, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio. comedian definition: 1. a person whose job is to make people laugh by telling jokes and funny stories or by copying the…. They have three children. 12m. The appearance of Ayoade in any show is a seal of quality. After a childhood in the 1960s, Leary went to Emerson College in Boston, where he tried his ... Lewis Black was born on August 30, 1948 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA as Lewis Niles Black. Poehler’s hyperbolically feminist Leslie Knope pokes fun at lean-in culture, while also cementing the actor’s reputation as a master of weirdo characters. Over five series, the group nailed subcultural satire by drawing on their experiences in the world of garage MCing, making for a show that was authentic and absurd. He's one of several iconic comedians who passed away too soon. PF, Chris Rock was already a star at the turn of the millennium but the 21st century turned him into a megastar. The Comedian's Comedian WITH STUART GOLDSMITH For anyone who writes comedy, makes comedy, loves comedy, or just has an interest in comedians and what makes them so annoying. Comedian profiles, show dates, images and videos of stand up comedy performers who appear or are admired by Just the Tonic. A tall (6'2"), sly, cueball-domed comedian of film and television satire, Damon Wayans hit outrageous 90's TV stardom playing various wise guys and streetwise slick characters on older brother Keenen Ivory Wayans' landmark, black-oriented TV sketch comedy In Living Color (1990). HG, Yes, comedy has to be funny – but it can be mind-expanding, too, and never more so than in the work of Sara Pascoe. HJD, To call someone “random” may be slanderous in 2019, but when the Boosh arrived in the mid 00s with their hermaphroditic mermen, talking gorillas and giant lumps of evil bubblegum it was an illuminating antidote to the bleak mockumentary realism of the comedy that was booming at the time. Jerry Seinfeld's roving talk show combines coffee, laughs and vintage cars into quirky, caffeine-fueled adventures with the sharpest minds in comedy. Vestibulum porta, mauris a tempus vulputate, massa est cursus velit, in molestie nunc est non ipsum. With PJDN now over, the group seem to have the comedy world at their feet, with a film and a US version on its way. PF, You wouldn’t want to be Amy Schumer. His comedic style involves deadpan delivery of dialogue, a slight stammer when talking, and comedic monologues. HJD, The “comedian’s comedian”, Lee is known for his meandering, oddball tales and surreal projects such as Jerry Springer: The Opera. Every Key show was an event, designed to upend – and expand – expectations of live comedy, and seduce us all with Key’s coy and slippery humour. As a chubby child, he was often bullied, but was quite ... Denis Leary was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Nora (Sullivan) and John Leary, Irish immigrants who had grown up together. She co-created Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Robert Klein was born on February 8, 1942 in New York City, New York, USA. Then she got politicised. A list of the over 500 comedians in the Stand-Up Comedy Database He is a writer and actor, known for Trainwreck (2015), A Night at the Roxbury (1998) and Grown Ups (2010). SH, Horgan has gone from portraying young drinking, shagging women (Pulling), to dysfunctional grown-up relationships (Catastrophe) to motherhood (Motherland) – and has nailed them all. The Comedian's Comedian WITH STUART GOLDSMITH For anyone who writes comedy, makes comedy, loves comedy, or just has an interest in comedians and what makes them so annoying. Inexplicably, she has not created a dud in her career. They have two children. 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. 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. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. He is an actor and writer, known for Arrested Development (2003), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Megamind (2010). With other comedians, I just like some of their stuff, I nitpick but legit all of Bill Burr's videos are gold. Each show has been wickedly warts-and-all with almost documentary realism. This is probably because she is very, very funny. BL, Their Brentford-set series followed a group of loserish friends, but its creators are anything but. It is a red herring, though, as his material is astute and often fearless. Lenny Bruce's Obscenity Trial Challenged First Amendment Rights and Paved the Way for Other Socially Conscious Comedians Branded a "sick comic," the stand-up … Also: United States: People: By occupation: Entertainers: Comedians. But that was before the Glaswegian’s transformation into the most lacerating comic-critic of Tory Britain. 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. He is an actor, known for Two Weeks Notice (2002), One Fine Day (1996) and The Back-up Plan (2010). He is an actor and writer, known for Barbershop (2002), Be Cool (2005) and A Haunted House (2013). He was previously married to Shamicka Gibbs and Pat Smith. They have two children. The result was a series of cracking standup shows applying Pascoe’s loveably nervy intelligence to pair bonding, Nietzschean philosophy, “sperm selection” – all the big questions, in other words, and never a hack gag in sight. With Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Garry Shandling, Greg Giraldo. HJD, No comedy career this century has been as remarkable as that of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, low-key Kiwi musical comics turned accidental global superstars. He was married to Jeanette Sprung. While writing for Roseanne (1988), he was noticed by Lorne Michaels, who liked ... Drew Carey was born on May 23, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Drew Allison Carey. This situation provided him with a great insight into his comedy, as his family, ... Elayne Boosler was born on August 18, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Just look at their wonderful faces.... consectetur adipiscing elit. Her latest, Sally4Ever, is possibly her darkest yet. He discusses his fight against circumcision, his fear of Harvey Weinstein – and why he is an optimist to the core, As the series Comedy Against Living Miserably launches, two comedians explain how their jobs affect their emotional wellbeing – and how they hope to help their audiences, Available for everyone, funded by readers. An actress and comedian, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won more Screen Actors Guild Awards and more Emmy Awards than any other artist in American television history. His mother was a maid and his father was an auto mechanic. Plus she’s playing the baddie in Wonder Woman 1984, which is likely to vault her into the stratosphere. He grew up in the city, in a rougher neighborhood than most others, with a large family living under one roof. His son Michael Caputo wrote a book entitled, "Dear Pat Cooper," What Happened To My Father Pasquale Caputo? Based around Tracey, a neurotic 24-year-old living in a tower block in London, the show had all the appeal of an Inbetweeners-era coming-of-age sitcom (such as the scene in which she tries to lose her virginity in a disabled loo). ... Donald Jay Rickles was born May 8, 1926 in New York. PF, Bridges was already marked out as a standup wunderkind before his brilliant debut show in 2009 aged 23. David Alan Grier was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Aretas Ruth (Dudley), a schoolteacher, and William Henry Grier, a psychiatrist and writer. Born in New York City on January 17, 1949, the first son of Stanley and Janice Kaufman, Andy grew up on New York in ... Brooklyn-born Buddy Hackett was known mainly as a nightclub comic, especially in Las Vegas, where he first performed in 1952 and wound up being one of the biggest headliners in that city's history. She has gone on to become one of comedy’s most articulate chronicler of the left’s beleaguered decade. But that’s not what Kitson wanted. Right now, he’s the best standup Britain has. BL, Now that Jordan Peele is a full-blown Hollywood darling, it’s easy to forget where he came from. By that point, of course, she’d already written and starred in Bridesmaids – a hit so colossal that it tends to overshadow her other work. His first two standup specials since 2000, Never Scared and Kill the Messenger, are full of trademark Rock fury; but the third, last year’s Tamborine, is quieter and more humane. He has an adopted daughter with his second wife named Patti Jo Cooper. Blue humor was very dirty, too dirty for white audiences. They’ve also prospered independently and in the most surprising places – Bob’s able to turn a panel show such as Would I Lie to You? He was a writer and actor, known for Flip (1970), The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979) and The Six Million Dollar Man (1974). Dark, subversive, weird, sad and absurd yet universal, Limmy proves that doing it your own way – via the odd fake obituary – is a risk worth taking. Either way, you can’t take your eyes off him. Aliquam erat volutpat. Brand the cultural phenomenon isn’t always a laughing matter, but Brand the comedian is harder to resist. His father, Jonathan Harshman Winters II, was a banker who became an alcoholic after being crushed in the Great Depression. Now, along with other comedians around the world who have Tourette’s, Harris is taking part in a groundbreaking project to destigmatise a syndrome that remains the butt of jokes even today. And best of all, he’s a rare example of a mass-appeal standup who has the courage to be openly political, and the charm for it not to be divisive. Jonny Sweet, Claudia O’Doherty and the stars of the Inbetweeners all made work here – but the flagship act was poet and performance-art comic Tim Key. HG, His reputation has been damaged lately by some unpleasant material on gender – even if the 2017 Netflix specials in question went on to be the channel’s most watched comedy specials of all time. His onstage style is relaxed to the point of almost complete stillness, a sort of mumblecore standup. Watch 2012’s The Special Special Special! 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. Had she only written the books Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Lenny Bruce, the outrageous king of the counterculture comics in the 1950s … Before comedy clubs existed, Sahl began performing at the hungry i music club in San Francisco in the early 1950s. Hope moved to Bristol before emigrating with his parents... Ray Romano grew up in Forest Hills, Queens. Strutting onstage with well-honed confidence, 23-year-old comedian Qiqi is part of a new wave of young, female stand-up acts in China, crashing into what has always previously been a man's world. Following the Golden Era of Hollywood, he remained active until early 2017. And he’s Alan bloody Partridge, for crying out loud. Or an ant. Sitcoms featuring comedians, such as The Cosby Show and Roseanne, became massive hits. He is best known as the co-creator of ‘Sout Park’ alongside his best friend Matt Stone. To all intents and purposes, the show was Stewart; intelligent, probing, angry and humane. She was a writer and actress, known for Spaceballs (1987), Iron Man 3 (2013) and Serial Mom (1994). Its status – and Chappelle’s no-compromise reputation – was secured when the star mysteriously quit the programme mid-recording in 2006, triggering a seven-year sabbatical from showbiz. 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. Find every comedian on Comedy Central Stand-Up, featuring the latest & most popular funny stand-up videos. The Australian standup feared she would spook audiences with her frank examination of trauma, but it made her a star, Gadsby follows up her hit show Nanette with a swaggering set that blazes with well-earned confidence, The Hollywood star and bestselling author is becoming a podcaster. The Comedian's Comedian WITH STUART GOLDSMITH For anyone who writes comedy, makes comedy, loves comedy, or just has an interest in comedians and what makes them so annoying. The show will be approximately 75-90 minutes, followed by a VIP Meet and Greet. She is an actress and writer, known for Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (1990), CBS Summer Playhouse (1987) and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015). Strutting onstage with well-honed confidence, 23-year-old comedian Qiqi is part of a new wave of young, female stand-up acts in China, crashing into what has always previously been a man’s world. Tell us what you think about this feature. But with its misfit lead navigating her sexuality and identity, it was a revelation for a generation of black women who were previously made to feel invisible in comedy. The son of a saloon keeper, Jack Benny (born Benny Kubelsky) began to study the violin at the age six, and his "ineptness" at it, would later become his trademark (in reality, he was a very accomplished player). Or maybe they’re just what this “hipster Nosferatu” finds funny. She performs the definitive Sarah Palin impersonation. He has been married to Ali Espley since April 10, 1988. Lebanese comedians are bringing relief and defying taboos with jokes about dating, partying during the pandemic — and how even drug dealers are considering leaving the crisis-hit country. A Netflix special was a huge hit, and she has, thank goodness, reversed her decision to quit the business. She has rapped with Childish Gambino. Hunderby exposed the dark guts of our period drama fetishisation. His father was of Hungarian Jewish descent, while Jerry's maternal grandparents, Salha and Selim Hosni, were Syrian Jewish immigrants (from Aleppo). For years his party albums were not available in white record stores. BL, To watch a Maria Bamford standup set is to sprint full-pelt to keep up with her train of thought. It may inspire all those bored, discouraged and/or directionless ... 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. His father was an airline maintenance worker and his mother was a homemaker.He grew up in L.A.'s South Central where he was a member of the Bloods gang after getting kicked out of high school. Her final episode, after seven years on the show, ended with a Lorne Michaels slow-dance as Mick Jagger sang Ruby Tuesday to her. Bullied outcasts at an all-girls high school in Jordan plot the perfect revenge to get back at their tormentors. Hackett always referred to himself as a "saloon comic" and preferred the intimacy of his stage act--... Diller put out an autobiography in 2005 in her late 80s, and entitled it "Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse", which pretty much says it all when recalling the misfit life and career of the fabulous, one-of-a-kind Phyllis Diller. He act, The Comedian’s Comedy, was voted as one of the greatest comedy acts ever. Duis ut velit magna. He was a writer and actor, known for The Larry Sanders Show (1992), It's Garry Shandling's Show. However, when he gets it right he can still make a huge impact, with latest series Who Is America? Noah is such an outsider – not only a foreigner, but a South African born to interracial parents at the height of apartheid – that his point of view can’t help but stand out against those of the white male Jimmys that make up the rest of late night TV. It’s a trend she continued as a mentor for Broad City’s Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, helping to bring their show to TV and acting as its exec producer. A stand-up comedy performer at age 10, he attended Pioneer High School in ... Dave Attell was born on January 18, 1965 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA. However, he turned his life around after a cousin was shot. Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, has been pranked by Russian comedians pretending to be the climate activist Greta Thunberg. In addition to co-creating and starring on the critically-acclaimed NBC series, Mad About You (1992), which garnered him Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen ... Cedric the Entertainer was born on April 24, 1964 in Jefferson City, Missouri, USA as Cedric Antonio Kyles. He is a producer and actor, known for The Drew Carey Show (1995), Robots (2005) and Jack and Jill (2011). 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 solely to stand-up comedy. Actor | He trained in Shakespeare at Yale University, where he received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama.Grier began his professional career on Broadway as ... Andrew Dice Clay was born on September 29, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Andrew Clay Silverstein. He's also super sexy, making him the Number 1 British Comedian for me. Crowned as leading the new breed of modern comedians by Time magazine in 1960, Mort Sahl is the first entertainer ever to appear on its cover. He is a writer and producer, known for Joe Dirt (2001), The Net (1995) and Murder at 1600 (1997). Welcome! Which at least goes to show what an unforgettable comic monster Brent was in the first place, a middle-management pipsqueak with delusions of charisma, fronting a pioneering cringe comedy and still-brilliant mockumentary nailing the pettiness and desolation of workplace life. Jimmy Fallon: The Unsinkable Legend - Part 1. Her early standup persona was a sort of narcissistic brat with no boundaries. And that’s a remarkable shame, because he came from Key and Peele, a Comedy Central show that burnished the art of sketch comedy to a golden sheen. She died on September 4, 2014 in... Richard Philip Lewis was born on June 29, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Englewood, New Jersey. Imagine how much happier the world would be. Scale of the BBC's woke comedy bias is laid bare: Seventy-five per cent of slots are handed to brazenly left-wing comedians and just FOUR out of 364 slots are given to conservatives Had she only made The Mindy Project, she’d make the list. He is of Russian Jewish descent. He was an actor and writer, known for Back to School (1986), Married... with Children (1987) and Savage Dawn (1985). Enter Trevor Noah. His career has spanned more than 30 years. 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. At the age of 14, he began performing stand-up comedy in nightclubs. First, he was the playful standup whose routines revolved around clashing cultures and botched romances, a style translated into Netflix’s Master of None. 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. His maternal grandmother was Welsh. The scary thing is that, after 30 years in the business, he might actually be getting better. William Henry Cosby, Jr. was born on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Anna Pearl (Hite), a maid, and William Henry Cosby, Sr., a U.S. Navy sailor. After his father died, his mother married Vernon Lynch, a foreman at a ... Soundtrack | His over-thinking, self-abasing work – minutely chronicling the emotional life of a gay, Jewish, vegan B-lister who questions everything – spans live comedy, cinema and sitcom (BBC2’s Grandma’s House), and is always brilliantly alive. (2000) and Zookeeper (2011). His film work has lurched from critically celebrated highbrow comedy (24 Hour Party People, A Cock and Bull Story) to hugely underrated would-be blockbusters (Hamlet 2, Around the World in 80 Days). His father (Charles) committed suicide when he was 22. Net Worth: $500 Million. Her latest Netflix special, A Speck of Dust, shows she can inveigle her politics into her standup without compromising either. Stand-up In Living Rooms . He has been acknowledged by many modern comic artist's as ... Actor | The sketch show featured prolific comedians, including Dick Van Dyke, with Burnett at the helm. PF, The first half of this decade saw an extraordinary flowering of creative live comedy centred around north-London production house The Invisible Dot. MacDonald's first job was writing for The Dennis Miller Show (1992) and then Roseanne (1988). This event is at 6:30PM PT/9:30PM ET. Comedians have taken dramatic roles for decades, yet it's still impressive seeing actors like Steve Carell play an unexpected character. BL, Twenty years back, few had mime and clowning pegged as the hippest strands of 21st-century comedy. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. HG, Had Mindy Kaling just written and appeared on The Office (US), revitalising a flagging show with her livewire neediness, she’d make the list. Learn more. His father, a real estate salesman, was killed in a collision with a drunk driver while driving his family home from a University of Colorado football game, when Tim was eleven years old... Freddie Prinze was born Frederick Karl Pruetzel in New York City, New York, to a Puerto Rican mother, Aurea Elena Ruiz, and a German immigrant father, Edward Karl Pruetzel. series to web shorts such as Tim’s Kitchen Tips, their layered, abstract nihilism basically invented meme culture. At 13, he would sneak out of his suburban house to hustle his way onto open-mike night rosters. The field of comedy is forever evolving with newer genres being developed with time. But then came A Bic for Her, her breakout 2013 set, a fantastically daft – yet fiercely committed – cri de coeur against everywhere sexism. Business Time, The Humans Are Dead, Carol Brown – their comic songs are among the finest ever written. Alongside the book, and the radio show, Christie has gone on to enjoy a brilliant career in campaigning comedy, and not only for feminist causes – sometimes it seems that there’s nothing this terrific clown can’t make funny. Acaster feels like an utterly uncompromised act: his shows can be elaborate metaphors and his stage presence has a sort of Dylan-ish prickliness – on TV panel shows he’s the grit that cuts through the chumminess. Created by Tima Shomali. 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. In the wake of its (unpopular) cancellation, she brought her mix of deadpan and emotion to a Netflix special, Happy to Be Here, sealing her reputation as a pioneer of “traumedy”. She is an actress and writer, known for Inside Out (2015), Hyperspace (1984) and Home Movies (1999). She is the daughter of Betty DeGeneres (née Elizabeth Jane Pfeffer), a speech therapist, and Elliott Everett DeGeneres, an insurance agent. into an odd Audience With performance. Many world famous comedians started out as street performers before … He is an actor and writer, known for Barnyard (2006), The Big Lebowski (1998) and Seinfeld (1989). 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