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"Laughter is truly the best medicine. I will give you clues to the identity of a stand up, TV or movie comedian. See how many you can guess. Enjoy!"
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This comedian got his big break on TV doing a spin off of the show "Happy Days" (1971). He later utilized his talents on the big screen playing the part of a woman, as well as a live version of a cartoon character. He was twice nominated for Academy Awards in a comic role, but it was his role as a psychiatrist in 1997 that earned him his only Oscar. Who is this superstar comic?
This comedian began doing stand up comedy, where he eventually earned the title "King of Ad-Lib". He later hit it big in the movies, most notably as part of an all star cast in the hilarious 1963 film, "It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World". During the 70s, he did a lot of television, including his own show. He also thrilled TV viewers as Robin William's alien son, Mearth, on "Mork and Mindy" (1978). Who is this giant comedian?
This comedian came into prominence as part of the cast of the night time comedy show "SCTV" (1976) ("Second City Television"), which was similar to "SNL" (1975) ("Saturday Night Live"). He later worked with several of his pals from both of those shows in the movies. He played a talking horse, a bob sledding coach and a dog-like character named "Barf". He even took a serious role in Oliver Stones's 1991 hit, "JFK". He had problems with his weight which led to his death from a heart attack. Who was he?
This superstar comic got his start as a teenager at the Comedy Store, where he was discovered by Rodney Dangerfield. His first big break came when he was cast in the Fox comedy show, "In Living Color" (1990). When he entered the movie world, he gave us some of the most hilarious characters ever seen on the big screen. One of his most notable roles was that of a crazy detective who had something to do with animals. He also portrayed one of Batman's villians. He even was cast in a serious role in "Man On The Moon" (1999), as one of the stars of the hit TV show "Taxi" (1978). Who was this superstar comedian?
Keenan Ivory Wayans
This legendary comic spent the first few years as a grade B movie actress but never making it big. It was in the 50s and 60s that she found her billing and became the star of what was to become, perhaps, the best sitcom of all time. She won four Emmys for this show that earned her the title "Queen Of Comedy". Who was this legendary comedian?
This funny guy made his mark as a classic stand up comic. He did movies as well and also recorded several Grammy winning comedy albums. He also played a regular character on a PBS children's show. But it was his Emmy winning HBO concerts that had audiences rolling in the aisles. His comic genius focused on word association. He is considered to be one of the ten best stand up comedians of all time. Who is he?
This superstar comic first made it big in the 70s, when he became the first person to play a gay character on TV, in the hit sitcom, "Soap" (1977). Later on he was part of the cast of "Saturday Night Live" (1978), where his most famous character was impersonating Fernando Lamas. He also became one of the most popular hosts of the Academy Awards show. In 2001 he produced and directed the 2001 made for TV movie "61*", based on the true life story of the 1961 homerun race between Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Who is this multi-talented comedian?
This comedian made a name for himself, in spite of being the brother of a famous comedian. He had a bit part in the 1983 Eddie Murphy hit, "Trading Places". One of his best roles was that of a cop who was upstaged by a German Shepard dog. He also had a hit sitcom bearing his name. Who is this famous, comical brother?
This legendary comic may have been the first stand up comic as well as the first to work in what was referred to as a sitcom. He started as one of the first legends in radio comedy. His self-named TV variety program ran for 15 years. One of his most famous jokes was regarding his age. Who was this giant of comedy?
This superstar comic was literally referred to as a clown. In fact he started out as a circus clown as a teenager. He worked in many entertainment genres including vaudeville, radio, broadway, film and television. He was best remembered for his TV variety show, in which he created several comical characters. including a tramp and a pair of cross-eyed seagulls. His forte of comedy was mime, which he used a lot in his skits. Who was this legendary clown?
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