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With 90 biographies, Comedians are the 63rd most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Photographers, Archaeologists, and Conductors.

Pantheon has 91 people classified as comedians born between 1888 and 1990. Of these 91, 69 (75.82%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living comedians include Whoopi Goldberg, Eddie Murphy, and Bill Cosby. The most famous deceased comedians include Robin Williams, George Carlin, and Bob Hope. As of October 2020, 1 new comedians have been added to Pantheon including Dolphy.

Living Comedians

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Deceased Comedians

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Newly Added Comedians (2020)

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Most comedians were born in United States (77), United Kingdom (6), and Canada (2). By city, the most common birth places were New York City (6), Brooklyn (6), and Chicago (3).The most common death places of comedians were United States (20), Brazil (1), and Philippines (1). By city, these were Los Angeles (5), Santa Monica, California (2), and Paradise Cay, California (1).

The earliest biographies classified as comedians in Pantheon are Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, and Harpo Marx.  The concentration of comedians was largest during the Television Era, which lasted from 1950 to 1989. Some birth or death locations for earlier comedians are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Comedians were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 22 most globally memorable Comedians since 1700.

Comedians are found within the Arts domain which also includes Actors, Singers, Musicians, Film Directors, and Painters.