[Comedian] Biographies & Profiles

Robby Hoffman

Comedian, Writer, Talk Show Host

Leslie Nielsen

Leslie William Nielsen was a Canadian actor and comedian who had a career that spanned 60 years. During this time, he appeared in over 100 films and 150 television programs playing more than 220 characters. Nielsen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II before receiving a scholarship to study theatre at the Neighborhood Playhouse. After making his acting debut in 1950, Nielsen made his film debut in 1956 and went on to have successful roles in Forbidden Planet and The Poseidon Adventure. His deadpan comedy roles in the 1980s, most notably in Airplane!, allowed him to become known as "the Olivier of spoofs" according to film critics. He went on to star in the Naked Gun film series and Police Squad!, and was honored with various awards and inductions into Canada's Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Carl Barron


Kitty Flanagan


DeAnne Smith


Adam Ferrara

Comedian, Television presenter

Terry Fator


Emo Philips


Carly Aquilino


Danny Kaye

Comedian, Aircraft pilot, Screenwriter

Ethan Dolan

The Dolan Twins are social media stars comprised of brothers Ethan and Grayson Dolan. They rose to fame in 2013 on the popular short-video app Vine, and began expanding their social media presence to YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram soon after. The twins have since become successful vloggers, amassing millions of followers across their social platforms and enjoying a career full of public appearances, magazine covers, and merch lines. They have also collaborated with several other social media stars and have amassed sponsorships from big companies. In 2017, they even premiered their own docu-series on YouTube, titled “4ou”.

Russell Peters

Russell Peters is a Canadian comedian, actor and producer. He began his stand-up career in Toronto in 1989 and gained international fame in 2008 when he won a Gemini Award. In 2013, he was the third highest-paid comedian in the world, and the first to have a Netflix special. He produced the award-winning Hip-Hop Evolution and won a Peabody Award and an International Emmy. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

Hannah Hart

Hannah Maud Hart is an American internet personality, comedian, author, actress, and 2017 recipient of the Alex Awards. She is best known for starring in My Drunk Kitchen, a weekly series on YouTube, and co-producing and starring in the indie comedy Camp Takota, which she also wrote a New York Times bestseller parody cookbook for.

Roman Atwood


Shappi Khorsandi

Shappi Khorsandi is a comedian and author who was born in Iran and moved to the UK with her family during the Islamic Revolution. She serves as President of Humanists UK, and was Vice-President in 2019. Khorsandi’s second book and first novel, Nina is Not OK, was published in 2016. Khorsandi is the daughter of the Iranian political satirist and poet Hadi Khorsandi. She has made it her mission to use humour to bridge divides and tackle prejudice.


Comedian, Internet celebrity, Television producer

Preacher Lawson

Comedian, YouTuber

Jack Lemmon

John Uhler Lemmon III was an acclaimed American actor and winner of two Academy Awards. His skill in both dramatic and comedic roles saw him become one of the most successful tragi-comedians of his age. He was nominated for an Academy Award eight times, winning twice and receiving many other accolades, including six Golden Globe Awards and two Emmy Awards. Lemmon had a long-running collaboration with Walter Matthau that spanned ten films between 1966 and 1998, which was hailed as one of Hollywood's most successful pairings.

Beetlejuice (entertainer)

Lester Green, commonly known as Beetlejuice, is a popular American actor and entertainer. He rose to fame in 1999 after appearing on The Howard Stern Show, earning him a spot in Stern's Wack Pack group. In 2015, he was voted the best member of the Wack Pack. Aside from his TV success, Beetlejuice has also starred in films such as Bubble Boy, and Scary Movie 2.

Melissa Rauch

Melissa Ivy Rauch is an American actress best known for playing Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. She has also worked as a regular contributor on the VH1 series Best Week Ever, played Tina on the American remake of Kath & Kim and Summer on the HBO fantasy horror drama True Blood. Rauch starred in, co-wrote and co-produced the 2015 sports comedy-drama film The Bronze and provided the voice of DC character Harley Quinn in the 2017 animated film Batman and Harley Quinn. Additionally, she has had supporting roles in I Love You, Man , Ice Age: Collision Course and Flock of Dudes , and Ode to Joy and The Laundromat, and currently stars in the Night Court revival series playing Judge Abby Stone, the daughter of Judge Harold T. Stone from the original Night Court series.

Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence is an American comedian and actor who has achieved Hollywood stardom through his leading roles in the Fox sitcom Martin, the Bad Boys franchise, and in many other films such as What's Happening Now!!, House Party, Boomerang, Open Season, Wild Hogs, Nothing to Lose, Blue Streak, Life, Black Knight, Big Momma's House, and A Thin Line Between Love and Hate.

Julia Morris

Comedian, Actress, Writer, Television Presenter

Aisling Bea

Aisling Bea is an Irish comedian, actor and writer. She won the 'So You Think You're Funny?' award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012, becoming the second woman to be given this award in its 25 year history. She created, wrote and starred in the Channel 4 comedy series This Way Up. Bea is also a regular guest on light entertainment shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats and QI.

Isy Suttie


Phoebe Robinson

Phoebe Robinson is an American comedian, New York Times best-selling writer, and actress based in New York City.

Joe Gatto

Comedian, Actor, Producer, Podcaster

Paul Sinha


Katherine Ryan


Gabriel Iglesias

Gabriel Iglesias is a popular stand-up comedian and actor who is widely known as "Fluffy". He has produced many stand-up specials for networks such as Comedy Central and Netflix. His acting credits include roles in the sitcom "Mr. Iglesias" on Netflix and in the "Magic Mike" and "Space Jam: A New Legacy" films. He also hosted the shows "Stand Up Revolution" and "Fluffy's Food Adventures". In 2018, Iglesias was listed among the world's 10 highest-paid comedians.

Taylor Tomlinson

Tomlinson started performing stand-up comedy in 2011 at the age of eighteen. She was the youngest female to have performed on the Comedy Store stage in Hollywood, California. She has made appearances on The Price is Right and has been a cast member on MTV shows, such as Wild 'N Out and Nikki & Sara Live . Tomlinson is an accomplished stand-up comedian. She released her first Netflix Comedy Special, Quarter-Life Crisis, in 2018, which was quickly followed by her second, Look At You, in 2019. She has also appeared on The Price is Right and MTV's Wild 'N Out and Nikki & Sara Live. Her comedy is often centered on life in her twenties and her struggles coming of age as a young woman in today's society.

Bowen Yang

Bowen Yang is an actor, comedian, writer, singer, rapper and podcaster based in New York City. He is known for his history-making promotion to featured player on the 44th season of Saturday Night Live, becoming the first Chinese-American, Australian-American, and openly gay male cast member. Yang also made history by becoming the first SNL featured player to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 2021. He currently co-hosts the comedy pop-culture podcast Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers and has appeared in various television shows, including Girls5Eva, Ziwe, The Other Two and Awkwafina is Nora from Queens. Yang will also be appearing in two LGBTQ romantic comedies in 2022 - Fire Island and Bros.

Simon Amstell

Simon Amstell is a British comedian, writer, and director. He is best known for writing and directing the films Carnage and Benjamin, and for presenting the TV shows Popworld and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. He also wrote and directed the show Grandma's House, as well as the comedic mockumentary Carnage: Swallowing the Past. His unique style of comedic storytelling has earned him critical acclaim and a loyal following. He continues to create award-winning works, challenging the boundaries of traditional comedy.

Dave Coulier

David Alan Coulier is an American actor, comedian, impressionist, and television host. He is best known for his role as Joey Gladstone in the ABC sitcom Full House and for voicing Peter Venkman on The Real Ghostbusters. He also voiced Animal and Bunsen on Muppet Babies. Coulier has appeared in films such as National Lampoon's Senior Trip and is a regular on the sports-comedy series Out of Bounds. He has also written and produced several projects including the independent comedy-drama Growing Up Brady.

Hannah Gadsby

Hannah Gadsby is an Australian comedian, writer, and actress who launched her career in 2006 when she won the Raw Comedy Competition. In 2018, her stand-up special Nanette earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special and a Peabody Award. She then toured internationally with her show Douglas in 2019 before releasing it on Netflix in 2020. This year, she received an honorary doctorate from the University of Tasmania and will publish Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation in March 2022.

Sandi Toksvig

Sandra Birgitte Toksvig OBE is a Danish-British writer, comedian and broadcaster. She is well known for her political activism, having co-founded the Women's Equality Party in 2015 and for her roles in television and radio, including hosting BBC's QI and The Great British Bake Off. She is also a LGBT activist, having come out as a lesbian in 1994. She has written many plays, novels and books for children, and has also served as the president of the Women of the Year Lunch from 2015 to 2017.

Hannah Einbinder

Comedian, Actress, Writer

Sarah Kendall

Comedian, Actress

Mae Martin

Comedian, Actress, Writer

Danilo Gentili

Comedian, TV Host, Writer, Cartoonist, Businessman

Joe Wilkinson

Comedian, Actor, Writer

Cariad Lloyd

Katie Cariad Lloyd is a British comedian, actress, writer and podcaster who has been performing since 2007. She is well-known for her membership of the improvisational comedy group Austentatious, her role as the host and creator of Griefcast and her teaching of improv. In 2011, she was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards for her debut solo show, Lady Cariad's Characters, and went on to win the Edtwinge award for the most positively tweeted-about show at the Fringe. Griefcast has earned several awards, including Best Entertainment Podcast and Podcast of the Year at the British Podcast Awards and an ARIA Award for Best Podcast.

Sam Hyde

Samuel Whitcomb Hyde is an American comedian and co-founder of sketch comedy group Million Dollar Extreme. He has gained notoriety for his public pranks, internet hoaxes, transgressive style and political views which have been associated with the alt-right. He was also noted for his $5,000 donation to the legal defense fund of Andrew Anglin, founder of neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer.

Patrick Kielty

Patrick Kielty is an Irish and Northern Irish comedian and television personality. He is renowned for his black humour, self-deprecating style and clever use of observational comedy. He started his career as a stand-up comedian, appearing at various clubs throughout the UK and Ireland. He quickly gained a reputation for his witty one-liners and sketch material. He then went on to host shows such as Fame Academy, Love Island, and The Million Pound Drop. He also co-presented 'The One Show' for five years. In addition to his television career, Kielty also starred in a number of films, including 'The Last Days of Disco' and 'My Boy Jack'. Kielty has won numerous awards throughout his career and is widely respected in the entertainment industry. His unique sense of humour continues to delight audiences around the world.

Rachel Fairburn

Comedian, Television Personality, Writer, Director

Munya Chawawa

Comedian, Actor, Television Personality, Writer

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