Comedian

A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience by making them laugh. This might be through jokes or amusing situations, or acting foolish (as in slapstick) or employing prop comedy. A comedian who addresses an audience directly is called a stand-up comedian.

A popular saying, variously quoted but generally attributed to Ed Wynn, is, "A comic says funny things; a comedian says things funny", which draws a distinction between how much of the comedy can be attributed to verbal content and how much to acting and persona.

Since the 1980s, a new wave of comedy, called alternative c
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Comedian Gone Wrong
Bossypants
Yes Please
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Comedian Gone Wrong 2
The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
Why Not Me?
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
Modern Romance
Last Words
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands
American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
Shopgirl by Steve MartinThe Liar by Stephen FryThe Humorist by Russell KaneWhatever Love Means by David BaddielOvertaken by Alexei Sayle
Fictional Books Written by Comedians
26 books — 3 voters
1001 Internet Jokes II - Bathroom Reader Edition by D.M. Schwab1001 Internet Jokes II - UK Edition by D.M. Schwab1001 Internet Jokes II by D.M. Schwab1001 Internet Jokes II - Gay and Lesbian Edition by D.M. Schwab1001 Internet Jokes II by D.M. Schwab
OPEN MIC PRESS
9 books — 1 voter

Bossypants by Tina FeySeriously... I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneresIs Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy KalingYes Please by Amy PoehlerIf You Ask Me by Betty White
Celebrity Authors
316 books — 147 voters
Bossypants by Tina FeyHollywood by Keegan AllenYes Please by Amy PoehlerSomeday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren GrahamThe Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
I am a celebrity let me write.
196 books — 23 voters

Bossypants by Tina FeyIs Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy KalingYes Please by Amy PoehlerThe Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy SchumerWhy Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
Funny girl memoirs
78 books — 90 voters


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