Today in Comedian History

Historical Events

  • 1964-12-22 Comedian Lenny Bruce is convicted of obscenity.

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1980-06-09 Comedian Richard Pryor suffers burns from free basing cocaine

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor
  • 1992-01-18 Comedian Pat McCormick injured in a car accident
  • 1994-05-06 Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait sets fire to the couch on Tonight Show

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1996-05-07 Comedian Martin Lawrence suffers a nervous breakdown

Comedian Martin Lawrence
Comedian
Martin Lawrence
  • 1998-10-20 Comedian Richard Pryor is awarded the 1st ever Mark Twain Prize for American Humour
  • 2013-04-14 Comedian Kevin Hart is arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in California

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2014-12-02 Comedian Bill Cosby resigns from the board of trustees of an American university following renewed sexual assault allegations

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • 2015-02-10 Comedian Jon Stewart announces he will be leaving "The Daily Show" at the end of the year
  • 2015-08-06 Comedian Jon Stewart hosts "The Daily Show" for the last time
  • 2015-09-08 Comedian Stephen Colbert debuts as the new host of CBS's "The Late Show"

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 644

  • 1863-09-21 John Bunny, American film comedian (d. 1915)
  • 1864-02-07 Arthur Collins, singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet)
  • 1867-01-01 Lew Fields, comedian (of Weber & Fields)
  • 1867-08-11 Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields)
  • 1870-08-04 Harry Lauder, Scotland, comedian/singer (Roamin' in the Gloamin)
  • 1874-11-12 Bert Williams, African American comedian and entertainer Nassau Bahamas (d. 1922)
  • 1876-02-24 Victor Moore, Hammonton NJ, comedian (Ziegfeld Follies, 7 Year Itch)
  • 1880-05-16 Julian Tannen, NY, comedian (Great Moment)
  • 1886-11-09 Ed Wynn, [Isaiah Edwin Leopold], Phila Pa, comedian (Ed Wynn Show)
  • 1887-03-22 Chico Marx, [Leonard Martin], comedian (Marx Brothers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1887-11-28 Bobby Watson, [Knucher], Springfield IL, comedian
  • 1888-11-23 Harpo Marx, [Adolph] actor/comedian (Marx brothers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1888-12-06 Will Hay, English comedian and actor (d. 1949)
  • 1889-04-16 Charles 'Charlie' Chaplin, actor/comedian (City Lights, Gold Rush), born in London, England
  • 1889-07-16 Larry Semon, American comedian (d. 1928)
  • 1889-10-28 Juliette Béliveau, Quebec comedian (d. 1975)
  • 1890-01-10 Douglas MacLean, Phila, silent film comedian/producer (Going Up)
  • 1890-06-16 Stan Laurel, [Arthur S Jefferson], England, comedian (Laurel & Hardy)

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1890-10-02 Groucho Marx, [Julius], comedian (Marx Bros, You Bet Your Life), born in NYC, New York

Comedian Groucho Marx
Comedian
Groucho Marx
  • 1891-02-22 "Chico" Marx, actor/comedian (Marx Brothers, Animal Crackers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1891-03-05 Harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1891-10-22 Parker Fennelly, American comedian and actor (d. 1988)
  • 1892-01-31 Eddie Cantor, comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater), born in NYC, New York
  • 1892-07-28 Joe E Brown, Holgate Ohio, comedian (Buck Circus Hour)
  • 1892-10-23 Gummo [Milton] Marx, American actor and comedian (Marx Brothers) (d. 1977)
  • 1892-11-06 John Sigvard "Ole" Olsen, Wabash Ind, comedian (Olsen & Johnson)
  • 1893-02-10 Jimmy Durante, long-nosed comedian (and goodnight Mrs Calabash), born in NYC, New York
  • 1893-10-20 Charley Chase, American comedian, actor and director (d. 1940)
  • 1894-05-29 Beatrice Lillie, comedian/actress (Around World in 80 Days), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1894-05-31 Fred Allen, Cambridge Massachusetts, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show)
  • 1895-03-17 Shemp Howard, Bkln, comedian (3 Stooges, Bank Dick) [or 1891]
  • 1895-05-14 Lew Lehr, Phila, comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One)
  • 1895-10-02 Bud Abbott, Asbury Pk NJ, comedian (Abbott & Costello)
  • 1895-10-10 Fridolf Rhudin Swedish actor and comedian (d. 1935)
  • 1896-01-20 George Burns, [Nathan Birnbaum], actor/comedian (Oh God), born in NYC, New York
  • 1896-08-24 Phil Baker, Phila, comedian (Who's Whose)
  • 1896-10-01 Ted Healy, American actor and comedian (d. 1937)
  • 1896-11-06 Jim Jordan, Peoria IL, radio comedian (Fibber McGee)

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1897-06-19 Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], American actor and comedian (The 3 Stooges), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian Moe Howard
Comedian
Moe Howard
  • 1897-11-02 Dennis King, Coventry England, comedian (Devil's Brother)
  • 1898-04-11 Lou Holtz, comedian/actor (Follow the Leader)
  • 1899-01-25 Ace Goodman, KC Mo, comedian (Easy Aces)
  • 1899-02-02 Benny Rubin, actor/comedian (Benny Rubin Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1899-08-19 Charlie Hall, English comedian actor (d. 1959)
  • 1901-02-25 [Herbert] Zeppo Marx, comedian/actor (Marx Brothers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1901-09-12 Ben Blue, Canadian actor and comedian (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1902-07-26 Gracie Allen, Mrs George Burns/comedian (Burns & Allen), born in San Franciso, California
  • 1902-09-03 Mantan Moreland, Monroe LA, comedian (Charlie Chan, Spirit of Youth)
  • 1902-10-05 Larry Fine, [Laurence Feinberg], PA, comedian (3 Stooges)
  • 1903-03-04 Harold Berens, comedian
  • 1903-05-08 Joseph Desire Fernandel, Marseilles France, comedian (Grand Chef)
  • 1903-07-14 Ken Murray, comedian (Ken Murray Show, Judy Garland Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1903-10-17 Jerry Colona, comedian (Jerry Colona Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1903-10-22 Curly Howard (Jerome Lester Horwitz), vaudevillian actor and comedian (The Three Stooges), born in Brooklyn New York (d. 1952)
  • 1904-04-18 Pigmeat Markham, American comedian (d. 1981)
  • 1905-03-15 Joe E Ross, comedian (Gunther Toody-Car 54, Ritzik-Phil Silvers Show)
  • 1905-05-31 Florence Desmond, English actress and comedian (d. 1993)
  • 1905-12-28 Cliff Arquette, Toledo Oh, comedian (Charlie Weaver)
  • 1906-01-12 Henny Youngman, England, comedian (Take my wife please...)
  • 1906-01-19 Ish Kabbible, [Merwyn Bogue], Penns, comedian (Kay Kyser's Kollege)

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1906-03-06 Lou Costello, Paterson NJ, comedian/actor (Abbott & Costello)

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • 1906-03-16 Henny Youngman, comedian (Take my wife please), born in London, England
  • 1906-04-16 Pigmeat Markham, Durham NC, comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In)
  • 1907-05-28 Henry Ritz, comedian/dancer (Ritz Brothers)
  • 1907-08-12 Joe Besser, American actor and comedian (d. 1988)
  • 1908-02-02 Cal Tinney, Oklahoma, comedian (Stop Me If You Heard This One)
  • 1908-07-12 Milton Berle, Harlem comedian (Uncle Miltie, Mr Television), born in NYC, New York
  • 1908-11-29 N. S. Krishnan, Tamil film comedian (d. 1957)
  • 1908-12-14 Morey Amsterdam, American comedian and actor (d. 1996)
  • 1909-01-03 Victor Borge, [Borge Rosenbaum], Copenhagen Denmark, pianist/comedian
  • 1909-07-12 Joey Faye, comedian (Joey Faye's Follies), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909-07-12 Curly Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (d. 1993)
  • 1911-01-06 Joey Adams, American comedian/actor/columnist (ABC's Back That Fact), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1911-03-14 Pete Piute, [Morris Kaufman], comedian (Village Barn), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911-04-24 Jack E Leonard, comedian (Disorderly Orderly), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1911-05-11 Doodles Weaver, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1912-01-29 "Professor" Irwin Corey, comedian (Car Wash, Doc), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1912-05-11 Foster Brooks, Louisville Ky, comedian/actor (Miles-Mork & Mindy)
  • 1912-05-11 Phil Silvers, American comedian (Sgt Bilko-Phil Silvers Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1912-09-17 Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedian
  • 1912-12-14 Morey Amsterdam, comedian (Buddy-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1913-01-18 Danny Kaye, American UNICEF/comedian/actor (Danny Kaye Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1913-03-29 Phil Foster, American comedian (Frank De Fazio-Laverne & Shirley), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1913-05-01 Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (d. 2005)
  • 1913-06-25 Cyril Fletcher, British comedian (d. 2005)
  • 1913-07-18 Red Skelton, [Richard], Vincennes Ind, comedian (Red Skelton Show)
  • 1913-11-10 Arthur Mullard, comedian
  • 1913-12-28 Lou Jacobi, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Melba), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1914-01-06 Danny Thomas, Deerfield Mich, comedian (Danny Thomas Show)
  • 1914-02-19 Jacques Dufilho, French comedian (d. 2005)
  • 1914-04-01 Lor Tok, Thai comedian and actor (d. 2002)
  • 1914-04-26 Charlie Chester, British comedian (Never Say Die)
  • 1914-07-29 "Professor" Irwin Corey, comedian (Car Wash)
  • 1914-11-17 Archie Campbell, Bullsgap Tenn, comedian (Hee Haw)
  • 1915-03-15 Joe E. Ross, American actor and comedian (d. 1982)
  • 1915-03-31 Henry Morgan, comedian/TV panelist (I've Got a Secret, Arena), born in NYC, New York
  • 1915-06-17 Stringbean, [David Akeman], Ky, banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw)
  • 1915-06-25 Peter Lind Hayes, comedian/singer (Peter Lind Hayes Show), born in San Franciso, California
  • 1915-09-15 Ismail Yasin, Egyptian comedian and actor (d. 1972)
  • 1915-09-19 Germán Valdés, Mexican actor, singer and comedian (d. 1973)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1934-01-30 Actor and comedian Lou Costello marries burlesque dancer Anne Battler

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • 1936-09-28 "Marx Brothers" comedian Harpo Marx (47) weds "Million Dollar Legs" actress Susan Fleming (28)

HeartWedding of Interest

1939-11-04 Actress and comedian Phyllis Diller (22) weds inspector Sherwood Diller in Covington, Kentucky

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller

HeartWedding of Interest

1943-06-16 Actor/comedian Charlie Chaplin (54) marries actress Oona O'Neill (18)

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin

HeartWedding of Interest

1943-12-24 Actor and comedian Carl Reiner (21) weds singer Estelle Lebost (29)

Actor & Comedian Carl Reiner
Actor & Comedian
Carl Reiner

HeartWedding of Interest

1944-10-03 Comedian Jerry Lewis marries singer Patti Palmer

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

HeartWedding of Interest

1945-07-21 Master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era Groucho Marx (54) weds Kay Marvis

Comedian Groucho Marx
Comedian
Groucho Marx
  • 1949-10-01 Television host and comedian Johnny Carson (23) weds Joan Morrill Wolcott (23) at the North Platte Episcopalian Church
  • 1952-02-14 Comedian Joey Adams marries gossip columnist Cindy Heller
  • 1954-07-17 Master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era Groucho Marx (63) weds actress Eden Hartford (24)

HeartWedding of Interest

1954-09-14 Comedians Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara marry

Comedian Jerry Stiller
Comedian
Jerry Stiller

HeartWedding of Interest

1964-01-25 Comedian and actor Bill Cosby marries Camille Olivia Hanks

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby

HeartWedding of Interest

1965-12-02 Comedian Tony Hancock (40) weds publicist Freddie Ross (35)

Comedian Tony Hancock
Comedian
Tony Hancock

HeartWedding of Interest

1966-04-16 Actor and comedian Michael Palin (22) weds Helen Gibbins

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin

HeartWedding of Interest

1968-02-20 Comedian John Cleese (Monty Python) marries actress Connie Booth

Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese

HeartWedding of Interest

1979-04-28 Actor and comedian John Candy (28) weds Rosemary Margaret Hobor at St. Basil's Church in Toronto, Canada

Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • 1984-09-14 Stage and screen actor Gene Wilder (51) weds "Saturday Night Live" actress-comedian Gilda Radner (38) in France
  • 1985-09-18 Comedian Jeff Foxworthy (27) weds Pamela Gregg at New York City's Central Park

HeartWedding of Interest

1986-11-20 Comedian and actor Steve Martin (41) weds actress Victoria Tennant (36)

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin

HeartWedding of Interest

1987-06-25 Actress and comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus (26) weds actor Brad Hall (29)

Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Seinfeld Comedienne
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

HeartWedding of Interest

1989-04-30 Actor and comedian Robin Williams (37) weds nanny Marsha Garces at a private ceremony in Lake Tahoe, California

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • 1991-07-08 "Sanford and Son" actor-comedian Redd Foxx (68) weds Ka Ho Cho at The Little Church of the West in Las Vegas
  • 1991-08-14 Comedian Jackie Mason marries his manager Jyll Rosenfeld (37)

HeartWedding of Interest

1992-04-04 Comedian Sam Kinison (38) weds Malika Souiri at the Candlelight Chapel in Las Vegas

Comedian Sam Kinison
Comedian
Sam Kinison
  • 1992-04-05 Comedian Sam Kenison marries live-in girlfriend Maleeka

HeartWedding of Interest

1992-08-16 Comedian Janeane Garofalo (27) weds writer Robert Cohen in Las Vegas

Stand-Up Comedian Janeane Garofalo
Stand-Up Comedian
Janeane Garofalo

HeartWedding of Interest

1993-12-26 Comedian Rodney Dangerfield (72) weds Joan Child (41) at Silver Bells Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • 1994-10-29 Impressionist Rich Little (55) weds comedian Jeannette Markey (28) at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

1995-01-07 Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence (29) weds former Miss Virginia USA Patricia Southall (24) at Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Virginia

Comedian Martin Lawrence
Comedian
Martin Lawrence
  • 1996-05-26 "Seinfield" actor-comedian Wayne Knight (41) weds makeup artist Paula Sutor (44) in Pacific Palisades, California
  • 1996-09-23 Actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) weds "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) in Malibu
  • 1996-10-19 "Rescue Me" actor-comedian Lenny Clarke (43) weds former TV producer Jennifer Miller (31) at Martha's Vineyard in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1996-11-23 Actor and comedian Chris Rock (31) weds founder and executive director of StyleWorks Malaak Compton
  • 1997-08-02 "Frazier" actor-comedian Kelsey Grammer (43) weds Playboy model Camille Donatacci (29) at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu
  • 1998-05-02 Actor-comedian Jim Belushi (43) weds Jennifer Sloan (30) at their home garden in Brentwood, Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

1999-12-25 Comedian Jerry Seinfeld (45) marries PR executive Jessica Sklar (28)

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld
  • 2000-08-12 "Saturday Night Live" actor-comedian Will Ferrell (33) weds Swedish actress Viveca Paulin (31)

HeartWedding of Interest

2001-02-10 Singer-comedian Weird Al Yankovic (41) weds Suzanne Krajewski

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 2001-02-18 Comedian Kathy Griffin (37) weds computer administrator Matthew Moline (32) at the 360 Degree Restaurant in Hollywood

HeartWedding of Interest

2001-07-07 "Charlie's Angels" star Drew Barrymore (26) weds actor-comedian Tom Green (29) in Malibu

  • 2002-06-29 Actor-comedian Tom Arnold (43) weds Shelby Roos (29) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills
  • 2003-05-22 Actor and comedian Kevin Hart (23) weds Torrei Hart

HeartWedding of Interest

2004-02-26 Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (41) weds marketing executive Kelli O'Donnell (36) in San Francisco, California

Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell
Comedienne
Rosie O'Donnell
  • 2005-09-24 "King of Queens" actor-comedian Patton Oswalt (36) weds writer Michelle McNamara in Los Angeles
  • 2006-03-14 Comedian actor Jack Black (36) weds musician and animator Tanya Haden (34) in Big Sur, California
  • 2006-05-20 Comedian-actress Mo'Nique (38) weds actor Sidney Hicks in an idyllic island ceremony

HeartWedding of Interest

2006-10-07 Comedian-actor Tim Allen (53) weds actress Jane Hajduk (39) at an outdoor ceremony in Grand Lake, Colorado

Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen
  • 2006-12-29 Comedian Jay Mohr (36) weds "Las Vegas" actress Nikki Cox (28) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California
  • 2007-02-17 Japanese actress Noria Fujiwara weds comedian Tomonori at Jinnai Ikuta Shrine in Kobe, Japan
  • 2007-07-28 Comedian and actor Steve Martin (61) weds Anne Stringfield (35) at his Los Angeles home
  • 2008-06-28 "Saturday Night Live" actor-comedian Chris Kattan (37) weds model Sunshine Tutt (31) at Chateau Du Sureau in Yosemite, California
  • 2008-09-13 "Curb Your Enthusiasm" comedian actress Susie Essman (53) weds real-estate broker Jim Harder (51) at the Friars Club in Manhattan
  • 2009-08-01 "Heroes" actress Ali Larter (33) weds stand-up comedian and actor Hayes MacArthur (32) in Kennebunkport, Maine

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-08-01 Actress-comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub (38) weds personal trainer Matthew Rolph in an impromptu wedding in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-03-15 Stand-up comedian and writer Sacha Baron Cohen (40) weds actress Isla Fisher (36) in Paris, France

Comedian/Actor Sacha Baron Cohen
Comedian/Actor
Sacha Baron Cohen
Actress Isla Fisher
Actress
Isla Fisher
  • 2010-05-16 British comedian David Walliams (38) weds supermodel Lara Stone (26) at Claridge's Hotel in London

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-10-23 Singer-songwriter Katy Perry (25) weds actor-comedian Russell Brand (35) at luxury resort Aman-i-Khas in Northern India

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
Comedian Russell Brand
Comedian
Russell Brand
  • 2011-02-25 Actor and comedian Kelsey Grammer (57) weds Kayte Walsh (29) at the Longacre Theater in Manhattan, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

2011-10-02 Canadian stand-up comedian and actor Seth Rogen (30) weds screenwriter Lauren Miller at Kunde Family Estate in Sonoma, California

Actor & Writer Seth Rogen
Actor & Writer
Seth Rogen
  • 2011-10-22 Actor and comedian Robin Williams (60) weds graphic designer Susan Schneider at the luxurious Meadow Wood Resort in the Napa Valley town of St. Helena, California
  • 2011-11-11 Actor and comedian Kenan Thompson (33) weds model Christina Evangeline at George Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2012-06-09 Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (50) weds Michelle Rounds in New York
  • 2012-08-11 "The Hangover" actor-comedian Zach Galifianakis (42) weds co-founder of the Growing Voices charity Quinn Lundberg at the UBC Farm in Vancouver, Canada
  • 2012-10-12 Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham (50) weds fitness model Audrey Murdick (32) at the Sunstone Vineyards in Santa Ynez, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2013-09-01 Comedian Seth Meyers (39) weds human rights lawyer Alexi Ashe on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts

Comedian and Writer Seth Meyers
Comedian and Writer
Seth Meyers
  • 2013-12-31 Actress-comedian Lily Tomlin (74) weds screenwriter Jane Wagner (78) in Los Angeles, California
  • 2014-07-05 Writer and comedian John Mulaney (32) weds make-up artist Annamarie Tendler at the Onteora Mountain House in Boiceville, New York
  • 2015-01-17 Actor/comedian Stephen Fry (57) weds stand-up comedian Elliott Spencer in the Norfolk town of Dereham
  • 2015-08-23 Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan (46) weds model Megan Wollover (28) in NYC

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1988-12-06 Actor and comedian Robin Williams (37) divorces Valerie Velardi after 10 years of marriage

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • 1997-06-25 "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) divorces actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 months of marriage

Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

2002-10-15 Comedian Tom Green (30) divorces actress Drew Barrymore (26) due to irreconcilable differences after less than a year of marriage

  • 2008-03-21 Second wife Marsha Garces divorces comedian Robin Williams (56) after nearly 19 years of marriage due to irreconcilable differences
  • 2008-08-19 Actor-comedian Tom Arnold (48) divorces Shelby Roos (35) after six years of marriage
  • 2008-10-10 Actor and comedian Chris Kattan (37) divorces model Sunshine Tutt (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 months of marriage
  • 2011-02-10 Former Playboy model Camille Donatacci (42) divorces "Frazier" actor-comedian Kelsey Grammer (56) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage
  • 2011-11-13 Torrei Hart divorces actor and comedian Kevin Hart (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage

Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

2012-04-25 Comedian and actor Martin Lawrence (47) files for divorce from Shamicka Gibbs due to irreconcilable differences after 1.5 years of marriage

Comedian Martin Lawrence
Comedian
Martin Lawrence

Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

2012-07-16 Actor-comedian Russell Brand (36) divorces popstar Katy Perry (27) due to irreconcilable differences a year after the fairy-tale wedding in India

Comedian Russell Brand
Comedian
Russell Brand
Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 230

  • 1909-05-20 Ernest Hogan, blackface comedian and musician (b. 1859)
  • 1915-08-26 John Bunny American comedian (b. 1863)
  • 1922-03-04 Bert Williams, African American comedian and entertainer, dies at 46, in NYC
  • 1928-10-08 Larry Semon, comedian (b. 1889)
  • 1933-08-03 Arthur Collins, singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet), dies at 69
  • 1935-03-06 Fridolf Rhudin Swedish actor and comedian (b. 1895)
  • 1941-01-10 Joe Penner, Hungarian-born comedian and actor (b. 1904)
  • 1942-05-10 Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields), dies at 74
  • 1946-12-25 W C Fields, writer/comedian (Bank Dick, It's A Gift), dies at 67
  • 1949-04-18 Will Hay, English comedian and actor (b. 1888)
  • 1950-03-06 Lew Lehr, comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One), dies at 54
  • 1951-05-05 Eddie Dunn, comedian (Face to Face, Spin the Picture), dies at 54
  • 1952-01-18 Curly Howard (Jerome Lester Horwitz), American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges) (b. 1903)
  • 1955-02-27 Tom Howard, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 66
  • 1956-03-17 Fred Allen, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show), dies at 61

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1957-08-07 Oliver Hardy, comedian of Laurel & Hardy, dies at 65

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1959-03-03 Lou Costello, comedian/actor (Abbott & Costello), dies at 52

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • 1959-05-16 Joe Cook, Stage comedian, dies at 69
  • 1960-09-06 Jimmy Savo, comedian (Through the Crystal Ball), dies at 65
  • 1961-03-06 George Formby, British singer/comedian, dies at 56
  • 1961-10-11 Leonard "Chico" Marx, comedian (Marx Brothers), dies at 74
  • 1962-01-12 Ernie Kovacs, comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), killed in auto crash at 42
  • 1962-01-13 Ernie Kovacs, comedian, dies in a car crash in West LA, at 42
  • 1962-02-28 Harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70
  • 1962-07-24 Victor Moore, comedian, dies of heart attack at 86
  • 1962-10-27 Fatso Marco, comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 56
  • 1963-01-26 John Sigvard Olsen, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70
  • 1964-08-28 Gracie Allen, Mrs George Burns/comedian (Burns & Allen), dies at 62
  • 1964-09-28 Harpo [Arthur] Marx, comedian (Marx Bros), dies at 75
  • 1964-10-10 Eddie Cantor, comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater), dies at 72
  • 1965-01-03 Julius Tannen, comedian, dies at 84
  • 1965-02-23 Stan Laurel, comedian (Laurel & Hardy), dies of heart attack at 74
  • 1965-05-22 Bobby Watson, comedian (Hitler Gang, Boys Town), dies at 77
  • 1966-06-19 Ed Wynn, comedian (Ed Wynn Show), dies at 79
  • 1966-08-03 Lenny Bruce, comedian, dies of a morphine overdose at 39
  • 1966-09-07 Al Kelly, double talk comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 67
  • 1967-02-26 Harry McNaughton, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 70
  • 1967-04-15 Antonio de Curtis Toto, comedian, dies of heart attack at 69
  • 1967-07-09 Douglas MacLean, silent film comedian turned producer, dies at 77
  • 1970-06-04 Menasha Skulnik, comedian (Menasha the Magnificent), dies at 78
  • 1970-07-07 Sylvester Wiere, comedian (Wiere Brothers-Ford Festival), dies at 60
  • 1970-08-30 Del Moore, American comedian (b. 1916)
  • 1971-02-26 Joseph Desire Fernandel, comedian, dies of cancer at 67
  • 1971-11-16 Charlie Dell, comedian, dies at 90
  • 1972-05-24 Ismail Yasin, Egyptian comedian and actor (b. 1915)
  • 1973-05-10 Jack E Leonard, Chicago Ill, comedian, dies at 62
  • 1973-07-06 Joe E Brown, comedian, dies after long illness at 80
  • 1973-09-28 Mantan Moreland, comedian (Watermelon Man), dies at 71
  • 1973-11-10 Stringbean, country singer/comedian/banjoist (Hee Haw), dies at 58
  • 1973-11-11 Stringbean, [David Akeman], banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw), dies at 58
  • 1974-04-24 Bud Abbott, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 78
  • 1974-09-23 Cliff Arquette, comedian (Charlie Weaver), dies at 68
  • 1974-11-11 Jane Ace, comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 74
  • 1974-12-26 Jack Benny, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 80

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1975-05-04 Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], comedian (3 Stooges), dies at 77

Comedian Moe Howard
Comedian
Moe Howard
  • 1975-09-28 Sidney Fields, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 77
  • 1976-03-13 Willy Alfredo, [Willem Jue], Dutch comedian/poet, dies at 77
  • 1976-04-26 Sid James, South African-born British comedian, dies at 62
  • 1977-01-29 Freddie Prinze, comedian/actor (Chico & the Man), shoots himself at 22
  • 1977-02-28 Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 71

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1977-08-19 Groucho Marx, NYC, comedian (Marx Bros), dies in LA at 86

Comedian Groucho Marx
Comedian
Groucho Marx

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1977-12-25 Charlie Chaplin, actor/comedian (Modern Times, The Kid), dies in Switzerland at 88

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • 1979-01-24 Jerry Damon, comedian (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 51
  • 1980-01-29 Jimmy Durante, comedian (Palooka, Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86
  • 1980-06-28 Herbie Faye, comedian (Doc, Phil Silvers Show), dies at 81
  • 1980-07-15 Eddie Jackson, comedian (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 84

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1980-07-24 Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (The Goon Show, Pink Panther), dies at 54

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • 1980-09-20 Sanpei Hayashiya, Japanese comedian (b. 1925)
  • 1980-11-22 Leonard Barr, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Szysznyk), dies at 77
  • 1981-10-05 Jud Strunk, singer/comedian (Laugh-In), dies at 48
  • 1981-10-15 Justin Jud Strunk Jr, comedian (Laugh In), dies at 48
  • 1981-12-13 Pigmeat Markham, comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In), dies at 75
  • 1982-01-10 Paul Lynde, comedian (Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), dies at 55
  • 1982-01-30 Stanley Holloway, comedian (My Fair Lady, Our Man Higgins), dies at 91
  • 1982-03-05 John Belushi, comedian (Sat Night Live), dies of drug overdose at 33
  • 1982-03-24 Ace Goodman, KC Mo, comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 83
  • 1982-08-13 Joe E Ross, comedian (Toody-Car 54, Phil Silvers Show), dies at 77
  • 1982-11-16 Arthur Askey, British comedian, dies at 82
  • 1982-12-02 Marty Feldman, comedian (Young Frankenstein), dies at 49
  • 1983-01-13 Doodles Weaver, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers), dies at 71
  • 1983-01-17 Doodles Weaver, actor/comedian (Ring of Fire), shoots himself at 71
  • 1984-03-05 Michael Sklar, California, comedian (Laugh-in, Sha Na Na), dies at 39
  • 1984-04-15 Tommy Cooper, British comedian and magician, collapses and dies on stage at 61
  • 1984-05-16 Andy Kaufman, comedian (Latka-Taxi), dies of cancer at 35
  • 1984-05-28 Eric Morecambe, British comedian (Morecambe & Wise), dies at 58
  • 1984-07-14 Kenny Delmar, comedian (School House), dies at 74
  • 1985-07-08 Phil Foster, comedian (Frank De Fazio-Laverne & Shirley), dies at 72
  • 1985-08-10 Kenny Backer, comedian (Time Bandits), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 1985-11-26 Ransom Sherman, comedian (Father of Bride), dies at 87
  • 1986-02-12 Sid Stone, comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 82
  • 1986-03-31 Harry Ritz, comedian/actor (Ritz Brothers), dies at 79
  • 1986-06-20 Tim Herbert, comedian (Dagmar's Canteen), dies at 71
  • 1986-07-15 Benny Rubin, actor/comedian (Benny Rubin Show), dies at 87
  • 1987-03-03 Danny Kaye, comedian (Danny Kaye Show), dies at 74
  • 1987-04-17 Dick Shawn, comedian (Producers), dies on stage at 57
  • 1987-06-24 Jackie Gleason, comedian (Honeymooners), dies of colon cancer at 71
  • 1987-08-04 Kenny Price, comedian (Midwestern Hayride, Hee Haw), dies at 56
  • 1987-08-29 Archie Campbell, American country music comedian (b. 1914)
  • 1988-03-01 Joe Besser, comedian (3's Stooges, Abbott & Costello), dies at 80
  • 1988-03-05 Alberto Olmedo, Argentine comedian (b. 1933)

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