comedian


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a person whose words or actions provoke or are intended to provoke amusement or laughter

Synonyms for comedian

a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts

an actor in a comedy

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And even the comedian, George could not help admitting, showed signs of being on the eve of becoming funny.
It had now become a not uncommon thing for boys at the large schools to act in regular dramatic fashion, at first in Latin, afterward in English translation, some of the plays of the Latin comedians which had long formed a part of the school curriculum.
Becky, the nightingale, took the flowers which he threw to her and pressed them to her heart with the air of a consummate comedian.
There were legends in the place that he did not so much as know the popular heroes and heroines by sight, and that the low comedian had 'mugged' at him in his richest manner fifty nights for a wager, and he had shown no trace of consciousness.
Pickwick drew in his head again, with the swiftness displayed by that admirable melodramatic performer, Punch, when he lies in wait for the flat-headed comedian with the tin box of music.
I knew Charles the Second very well - one of the most popular comedians in the English section - draws first rate.
The outlying villages, they say, are by them called {kappa omega mu alpha iota}, by the Athenians {delta eta mu iota}: and they assume that Comedians were so named not from {kappa omega mu 'alpha zeta epsilon iota nu}, 'to revel,' but because they wandered from village to village (kappa alpha tau alpha / kappa omega mu alpha sigma), being excluded contemptuously from the city.
They are the unconscious comedians of the world's great stage.
the sack and the rope for the comedians, and the cardinal
Men of letters, following in the painters' wake, conspired suddenly to find artistic value in the turns; and red-nosed comedians were lauded to the skies for their sense of character; fat female singers, who had bawled obscurely for twenty years, were discovered to possess inimitable drollery; there were those who found an aesthetic delight in performing dogs; while others exhausted their vocabulary to extol the distinction of conjurers and trick-cyclists.
Have the comedians of the Hotel de Bourgogne shifted their quarters?
The two burnt-cork comedians finished their turn and their three encores, and the curtain behind them went up on a full set of an empty stage.
Disencumbering himself of a barrel organ which he placed upon a chair, and retaining in his hand a small whip wherewith to awe his company of comedians, he came up to the fire to dry himself, and entered into conversation.
Among those who had worked with him was fellow comedian Frank Carson, 85, who has also just died.
Summary: Tributes have poured in for comedian Frank Carson, who has died at the age of 85.