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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.

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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 Handler has become one of entertainment’s most sought-after and versatile rising stars. In July 2007, Handler broke into the world of late night talk shows with her E! series, Chelsea Lately, airing weeknights at 11 PM. Consistently the network’s highest rated program, Chelsea Lately offers a tongue-in-cheek look at entertainment news, celebrity truths, and rumors that just won't die, along with other hot topics of the day. Bringing refreshing new energy to, and redefining perceptions of the talk show, Chelsea Lately is an authentic and hilarious commentary on the celebrity culture around us. Both Handler and the show have also been recognized as pioneers in late night, with the show ...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, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the latter often called "the Great American Novel". Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which provided the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. After an apprenticeship with a printer, he worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to the newspaper of his older brother, Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before heading west to join Orion in Nevada. He referred humorously to his singular lack of success at mining, turning to journalism for the Virginia ...more on Wikipedia

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#5 on The Best Writers of All Time

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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 is an American comedian, actor, artist, musician, writer, and humorist. Martin is best known for his work as a stand-up comedian, being a contributor on The Daily Show and for his Comedy Central show Important Things with Demetri Martin. ...more on Wikipedia

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#83 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

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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 is an American documentary filmmaker, humorist, television producer, screenwriter, and political activist, best known for the documentary films Super Size Me, Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden, POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope and One Direction: This Is Us. Spurlock was the executive producer and star of the reality television series 30 Days. On June 2013, he became host and producer of the CNN show Inside Man. He is also the co-founder of short-film content marketing company cinelan, which produced the Focus Forward campaign for GE. ...more on Wikipedia

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