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List of famous satirists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top satirists in the world? This includes the most prominent satirists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable satirists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic satirists 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 satirists.

Bill Hicks and Barry Humphries are only the beginning of the people on this list.

From reputable, prominent, and well known satirists to the lesser known satirists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the satirist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous satirists ever?" and "What are the names of famous satirists?" then you're in the right place. (12 items)
Bill Hicks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Satirists
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William Melvin "Bill" Hicks was an American comedian, social critic, satirist and musician. His material, encompassing a wide range of social issues including religion, politics, and philosophy, was controversial, and often steeped in dark comedy. He criticized consumerism, superficiality, ...more

Age: Died at 33 (1961-1994)

Birthplace: Valdosta, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Social Critic, Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter, Artist

Credits: Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen, Bill Hicks: Sane Man, Bill Hicks Live: Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-up Comedian, + more

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#18 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#46 on The Most Original Comedians

#32 on The Funniest Comedians on the Howard Stern Show

#27 on The Most Psychedelic People Ever

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Barry Humphries is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Satirists
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Barry Humphries was the nominee from 1981 British Academy Television Award for Best Light Entertainment Performance. ...more

Age: 81

Birthplace: Kew Vic, Melbourne, Australia

Profession: Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Satirist, Author, + more

Credits: Finding Nemo, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Mary and Max, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Immortal Beloved, + more

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Armando Iannucci is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Satirists
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Armando Giovanni Iannucci, OBE is an Oscar and Emmy-nominated Scottish satirist, writer, television director and radio producer of Italian descent. Born in Glasgow, he studied at Oxford University and left graduate work on a PhD about John Milton to pursue a career in comedy. Rising quickly through ...more

Age: 53

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Profession: Radio producer, Television director, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, + more

Credits: Veep, In the Loop, I'm Alan Partridge, The Thick of It, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, + more

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Anwar Maqsood Hameedi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Satirists
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Anwar Maqsood Hameedi commonly known as Anwar Maqsood is a Pakistani scriptwriter, television host, satirist, humorist, and infrequent actor. He is well known for his artists write ups for Pakistan Television Corporation in late 1970s. ...more

Age: 81

Birthplace: Hyderabad State

Profession: Poet, Screenwriter, Satirist, Lyricist, Actor, + more

Credits: Zinda

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