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List of famous humorists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top humorists in the world? This includes the most prominent humorists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable humorists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic humorists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned humorists.

Chelsea Handler and Demetri Martin are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

From reputable, prominent, and well known humorists to the lesser known humorists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the humorist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous humorists ever?" and "What are the names of famous humorists?" then you're in the right place. (25 items)
Chelsea Handler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Humorists
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Chelsea Joy Handler (born February 25, 1975) is an American comedian, actress, writer, television host, producer, and activist. She hosted the late-night talk show Chelsea Lately on the E! network from 2007 to 2014, and released a documentary series, Chelsea Does, on Netflix in January 2016. Between 2016 and 2017, Handler hosted the talk show, Chelsea, on Netflix.In 2012, Time named Handler one of the 100 most influential people in the world on its annual Time 100 list. ...more on Wikipedia

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Mark Twain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Humorists
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was lauded as the "greatest humorist this country has produced", and William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature". His novels include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "The Great American Novel". Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. He served an apprenticeship with a printer and then worked as a typesetter, contributing articles to the newspaper of ...more on Wikipedia

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Demetri Martin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Humorists
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Demetri Evan Martin (Greek: Δημήτριος Ευάγγελος Μάρτιν; born May 25, 1973) is an American comedian, actor, director, cartoonist and musician. He was a contributor on The Daily Show. In stand-up, he is known for his deadpan delivery, playing his guitar for jokes, and his satirical cartoons. He currently stars as Ice Bear in the Cartoon Network animated series We Bare Bears. ...more on Wikipedia

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Morgan Spurlock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Humorists
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Morgan Valentine Spurlock (born November 7, 1970) is an American documentary filmmaker, humorist, television producer, screenwriter, and playwright. Spurlock's films include Super Size Me (2004), Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden? (2008), POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011), Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011), and One Direction: This Is Us (2013). He was the executive producer and star of the reality television series 30 Days (2005-2008). In June 2013, Spurlock became host and producer of the CNN show Morgan Spurlock Inside Man (2013–2016). He is also the co-founder of short-film content marketing company Cinelan, which produced the Focus Forward campaign ...more on Wikipedia