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Great American Comic Performers, Past and Present
"Here are ten legends of comedy. Can you identify them?"
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This comic was born in 1880, in Philadelphia. He became an international star as a juggler, then came vaudeville, the Ziegfeld Follies, movies and radio. He claimed to dislike children and animals and was fond of alcohol. Who was he?
Who was the British comic actor who won the BAFTA for best actor for his role in the movie "I'm All Right, Jack"? He was a very good drummer and appeared on British radio's "The Goon Show".
Who was, arguably, the best comedian of our time, who starred in such movies as "Silver Streak", "Uptown Saturday Night" and "Stir Crazy"?
Cedric the Entertainer
Who was the comedian who developed a routine which included the "Seven Words You Can't Say on Television"? His early standup career included Al Sleet, the Hippy-Dippy Weatherman and "The Indian Sergeant".
This comedian and writer invented "The Two Thousand Year Old Man". He also wrote, produced, directed and acted in some very funny movies, which included "The Producers" and "History of the World, Part I". Who was he?
Who was the comedian who was forever 39 and was renowned for his stinginess? He appeared on radio and TV from 1934 to 1964.
Nicknamed the Merchant of Venom and Mister Warmth, this comedian made his mark with uproarious insults, especially to other celebrities in the audience. Who was he?
Super Dave Osborne
This baggy-eyed comedian was born in New England in 1894. His laconic wit brightened radio from 1934 to 1949 with a program titled "Town Hall Tonight". It was the longest running radio comedy show in history. What was his name?
This comedian preferred to be known as a clown. He invented such characters as Willy Lump Lump, Cauliflower McPugg and Junior, the Mean Widdle Kid for both radio and TV, from 1941 to 1970. He also had a serious career as an artist. Who was he?
This comedian was born Allen Konigsberg in New York in 1935. Aside from early stand-up, he has worked exclusively in movies and Broadway plays. He portrays himself as a neurotic nebbish. His movies include "Take the Money and Run", "Annie Hall" and "Purple Rose of Cairo". Who is he?
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