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Carl Reiner

Carl Reiner knew he wished to end up being an professional — preferably a Shakespearean professional — from enough time he was putting on knee pants. Been trained in New York’s Functions Improvement Administration Dramatic Workshop, he spent the battle years touring with Maurice Evans’ G.We. Hamlet, showing up with …

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Firesign Theatre

By fusing the high-concept comic eyesight of Stan Freberg using the expansive studio room experimentation from the Beatles, the Firesign Theatre singlehandedly dragged the humor album in to the psychedelic period. Creating densely split montages of improvisational routines, overheard dialogue, press manipulation, industrial parodies, and sound files, the four-man troupe …

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Benny Hill

b. Alfred Hawthorne Hill, 21 January 1924, Southampton, Hampshire, Britain, d. Apr 1992, Teddington, Middlesex, Britain. Hill inserted showbusiness young and performed the range circuit, focusing on humor and impressions. He had been a well-known comedian in Britain when he was agreed upon to Pye being a documenting artist in …

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Bad News

Bad Information, the parody of the bad rock band, began being a 1983 event in the Comic Remove, an British comedy troupe whose associates numbered three from the four CHILDREN (Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmonson, and Nigel Planer) and article writer Peter Richardson (various other associates included Dawn France and Jennifer …

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Andrew Dice Clay

In the past due ’80s, Andrew Dice Clay was probably the most notorious and controversial comic available. Foul-mouthed and abrasive, he was one in an extended type of comedic performers whose materials stretched the limitations of decency and great taste with their breaking stage; unlike pioneers including Lenny Bruce and …

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Soupy Sales

The wildest, state-of-the-art children’s television web host from the baby-boom era, comedian Soupy Sales also scored some hit novelty records, including “The Mouse” and “Spy using a Pie.” Delivered Milton Supman in Franklinton, NC, on January 8, 1926, he was raised in Huntington, WV, and afterwards earned a qualification in …

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Norm MacDonald

A muttering, slovenly, and acerbic standup comedian, professional, and article writer known for his high-profile firing from Sunday Evening Live, Norm MacDonald is really a love-him-or-hate-him character. Delivered in Quebec Town, Quebec, MacDonald began performing in humor night clubs across Canada before he made a decision to pack his luggage …

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Dan Castellaneta

The voice of cartoon icon Homer Simpson, actor/singer Dan Castellaneta was created in Oak Park, IL in 1958; after learning art at North Illinois University or college, he switched his focus on acting, showing up in productions of the Midsummer Night’s Desire as well as the Taming from the Shrew …

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Capitol Steps

Politics satirists the Capitol Guidelines shaped in Washington, D.C., assembling a loose confederation of current and previous Congressional staffers. Their many LPs poke fun at the largest scandals and fiascos in modern American politics; game titles consist of 1992’s Fools in the Hill, 1994’s Lord from the Fries, 2007’s Springtime …

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David Frye

Expert Nixon-impersonator Frye was among the hottest comedians throughout that turbulent administration. Honing his art in nightclubs and on many comedy idea recordings, including New First Family members 1968 (1966), Frye reached stardom as Nixon ascended and earned the White Home, then fell from favour as Nixon quit his position. …

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