With 8 biographies, Comedians are the 94th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Magicians, Rugby Players, and Statisticians.

Pantheon has 90 people classified as comedians born between 1888 and 1990. Of these 90, 69 (76.67%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living comedians include Eddie Murphy, Bill Cosby, and Dick Van Dyke. The most famous deceased comedians include Robin Williams, George Carlin, and Bob Hope.

Living Comedians

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Deceased Comedians

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Most comedians were born in United States (74), United Kingdom (6), and Brazil (1). By city, the most common birth places were New York City (11), Philadelphia (5), and Brooklyn (5).The most common death places of comedians were United States (17) and Brazil (1). By city, these were Los Angeles (5), San Francisco (1), and Santa Monica, 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 18 most globally memorable Comedians since 1700.

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