What does comedian mean?

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kəˈmi di ənco·me·di·an

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. comedian, comic(noun)

    a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts

  2. comedian(noun)

    an actor in a comedy

Wiktionary

  1. comedian(Noun)

    An entertainer who performs in a humorous manner, especially by telling jokes.

    Etymology: From κωμῳδία.

  2. comedian(Noun)

    Any person who is characteristically humorous or amusing.

    Etymology: From κωμῳδία.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comedian(noun)

    an actor or player in comedy

    Etymology: [Cf. F. comdien.]

  2. Comedian(noun)

    a writer of comedy

    Etymology: [Cf. F. comdien.]

Freebase

  1. Comedian

    A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience, primarily by making them laugh. This might be through jokes or amusing situations, or acting a fool, as in slapstick, or employing prop comedy. A comedian who addresses an audience directly is called a stand-up comic. 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 comedy, has grown in popularity with its more offbeat and experimental style. This normally involves more experiential, or observational reporting, e.g. Alexei Sayle, Daniel Tosh, Louis C.K. and Malcolm Hardee. As far as content is concerned, comedians such as Tommy Tiernan, Des Bishop, and Joan Rivers draw on their background to poke fun at themselves, while others such as Jon Stewart, and Ben Elton have very strong political and cultural undertones. Contemporary comedians include Conan O'Brien and Jonathan Ross. Many comics achieve a cult following while touring famous comedy hubs such as the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, the Edinburgh Fringe, and Melbourne Comedy Festival in Australia. Often a comic's career advances significantly when they win a notable comedy award, such as the Edinburgh Comedy Award. Comics sometimes foray into other areas of entertainment, such as film and television, where they become more widely known; e.g., Eddie Izzard or Charlyne Yi. However, a comic's stand-up success does not guarantee a film's critical or box office success.

Anagrams for comedian »

  1. midocean

  2. daemonic, dæmonic

  3. demoniac

  4. Daemonic

  5. Dæmonic

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How to say comedian in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of comedian in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of comedian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of comedian in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    A true comedian is always a serious person and so often stays away from social gatherings and party functions.

  2. Marc Maron:

    And I would ask Comedian Louis . about it. I would say, ‘ This story about you forcing these women to watch you jerk off, what is that, is that true ? ’ Comedian Louis . goes, ‘ No, it’s not true. It’s not real. It’s a rumor. ’ And I would say, ‘ Well, are you going to address it somehow ? Handle it ? Get out from under it whenever it shows up ? ’ ‘ Comedian Louis . ca n’t, I ca n’t do that. I ca n’t give it life, give it air. ’ That was the conversation.

  3. Shane Gillis:

    Im a comedian who pushes boundaries. I sometimes miss. If you go through my 10 years of comedy, most of it bad, youre going to find a lot of bad misses, im happy to apologize to anyone whos actually offended by anything Ive said. My intention is never to hurt anyone but I trying to be the best comedian I can be and sometimes that requires risks.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A comedian is perhaps the only person who is admired as well as paid handsomely for speaking out the truth honestly in his profession by the people.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A person who has an empathetic compassion, endured a lot of unwarranted insult and humiliation, gone through an economic struggle to earn ration and is against pageantry fashion can be a great comedian.

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