Comedy is a major part of the entertainment industry. Of course, it is about laughing time. However, differently from other categories of entertainment, it takes a unique and special talent to be a comedian, the best comedian, to be specific. A lot of actors or actresses could be models and singers easily but not comedian. That is a clear example. Like that of the acting career, few most talented comedians have gone to the top and claimed to be the best comedians in the history. Some of them had reached that top level of career even generations ago. As to clear your doubt of who they are, it is time to explore the list below.
10. Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson, known best as Mr. Bean, is one of the terrific and most amazing comedians. Without talking a word, he can make you laugh the whole video you want. Of course, Mr. Bean is a very recently famous comedian in British and the world. So, it is likely that people at this generation would rather know them without recalling. Born in January 1995, Rowan Atkinson was indeed a son of his farmer father. Interestingly, he had finished his degree in Electrical Engineering instead. His acting career as a comedian happened in 1979 in “Not the Nine O’clock News”. That was an enormous success for him to begin with.
9. Will Ferrell
Born in July 1967, Will Ferrell is another well-known American comedian whose parents are musician and teacher. After graduating from the University of Southern California, Will Ferrell started to be so interested in acting and performing. And, that was the time he decided to grab this as his career. Together with Chris Kattan, they had gone on in “Saturday Night Live” and other TV programs such as “Strangers with Candy” and “Grace under Fire”. This had exposed them a lot to the public, and great popularity had come after that.
8. Louis de Funes
Long time ago, a big name in the history of comedy is Louis de Funes. Louis de Funes, born in 1914, is a French comedian which his popularity is huge. In his childhood, Louis de Funes was seen to be quite fond of playing piano and drawing. It was until 1945 that he broke his rejection and became an actor in his first film. Great things about his career happened after that. He had played about 100 roles in the films after that first film, and his fame hits the world popularity in 1965 when he acted in the comedy called “Le Gendarme de St. Tropez”.
7. Bill Murray
Born in Illinoi, Bill Murray is also a very good name in comedy world, and most of his name was earned from the “Saturday Night Light” show. He is incredibly talented. However, along his path, there were a few negative things happening to him, one of which was when he was found to possess the Marijuana when we was in his pre-med study. He got arrested, and he had dropped the class out. Though he is such a good comedian, he has also played many roles as a depressed character in such moves as Broken Flowers and Lost in Translation.
6. Woody Allen
Woody Allen has found the talent in himself since he was so young. And at the time, he was already writing jokes for the newspaper, earning 200$ a week. Later, he became a joke writer for the talk show. Since he did not feel his joke was made use of the most. He got convinced to talk out his own joke. He, then, started to become stand-up comedian. More importantly, he had done it very well till his fame rose to the nation, and he is now considered as one of the best comedians ever.
5. Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers is one of the amazing names often considered as the greatest comedian in the history. His talent as comedian is just fantastic that he had made millions of people laugh by just his words. Having a career in the comedy field is not strange at all for Peter Sellers since he was born to an acting family in England. He started to go public when he had voices in several favorable BBC radio programs such as the “Goon Show”. Yes, of course, he had the funny words, and he later became super well-known for being a great comedian.
4. Charles Chaplin
Now it comes to Charles Chaplin. In the early life of Hollywood, Charles Chaplin was the man in its history of the silent films. As you might have watched, most of the films acted by Charles Chaplin were silent, and they are very great and the funniest. Often seen with the toothbrush moustache, his small body with the funny walking style is also the identity of Charles Chaplin. Indeed, Charles Chaplin had an interesting start in his career since he was 5 when suddenly his mother who is a hall singer lost her voice on the stage. He was spotted by the manager and got allowed to perform instead of his mother. Officially, Charles Chaplin started his acting when he was eight years old.
3. Buster Keaton
Buster Keaton is another interesting man in the comedy world. His name is huge, and his popularity is enormous. He was born in October 19895 in the United States and died in 1966 due to lung cancer. However, during his life time, he had made so many people laugh, and he, accordingly became considered as one of the best comedians ever. Actually, his birth name is Joseph Frank Keaton, and Buster was given to him by Harry Houdini after his amazing work in a flight of stairs. During his great success, he also owned his Keaton Product, in which he was the writer, director and actor in his movie. One of its top films is The General in 1926.
2. John Cleese
Born in 1939, John Cleese is doubtlessly one of the greatest men in the history of comedy. He has a unique talent to be a great comedian, and he had been extremely successful in his comedian career. When he was small, he liked humor and had collected many jokes. As a result, he grew up to be a wonderful comedian in the history. Though during his academic life he was doing a different major, most of his time was spent in comedy reviews with his fellows. He loved it, and he finally becomes the greatest one.
The last man to stand in the number 1 seat as the most popular and well-known comedian in the history is Groucho Marx. Born in US in 1890, Groucho Marx was an interesting man as host of “You Bet Your Live”, a very popular quiz show on TV and on Radio in 1950. Best known for being wisecracking, Groucho Marx has earned many imitators since he was just so good in delivering laughing time to his audience. For the films, he has appeared in movies, and many of them are very successful.