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Dick Calkins

Richard William “Dick” Calkins (August 12, 1894 – May 12, 1962), who often signed his work Lt. Dick Calkins, is an American comic strip artist who is best known for being the first artist to draw the Buck Rogers comic strip. He also wrote for the Buck Rogers radio program.
Calkins served as the artist for this series from January 1929 to November 1947. Buck Rogers is sometimes credited as being the first science fiction comic strip.
Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Calkins graduated from the Chicago Art Institute. His first job was cartoonist for the Detroit Free Press. During World War I, Calkins served in the Army Air Service as a pilot and flight instructor. He worked as an editorial cartoonist for The Chicago American until 1929, the year he began drawing Buck Rogers.
Calkins died at the age of 67 in Tucson, Arizona on May 12, 1962.

William Robert Hicks

William Robert Hicks (1808–1868) was a British asylum superintendent and well known humorist of the 19th century.

Josh Blue

Josh Blue (born November 27, 1978) is an American comedian. He was voted the Last Comic Standing on NBC’s reality show Last Comic Standing during its fourth season, which aired May–August 2006. Blue has cerebral palsy, and much of his self-deprecating humor is centered on this.

Tony Capstick

Joseph Anthony “Tony” Capstick (27 July 1944 – 23 October 2003) was an English comedian, actor, musician and broadcaster.

Tom Meeten

Tom Meeten (born 30 April 1974) is an English comedian, actor and writer.

Norm Rapmund

Norm Rapmund is an American comic book inker.

Roy Walker (comedian)

Robert “Roy” Walker (born 31 July 1940) is a television personality and comedian from Northern Ireland, who worked for many years as both a television presenter and comedy actor. He is best known as the original host of the game show Catchphrase between 1986 and 1999, and as one of the stars of the stand-up comedy showcase, The Comedians.

Doug Stanhope

Douglas Stanhope (born March 25, 1967) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author known for his cynical and controversial comedy style.

Mike Elliott (comedian)

Michael “Mike” Elliott (17 July 1946 – 23 December 2014), also known as Mike the Mouth, was an English stand-up comedian, actor, television presenter, radio personality and comedian.
On 23 December 2014 Elliott died of esophageal cancer at age 68.

Charles Esten

Charles Esten Puskar III (born September 9, 1965), known professionally as Chip Esten and Charles Esten, is an American actor, singer and comedian.
Esten is best known for his role as Deacon Claybourne on ABC’s Nashville (2012–2016). The network dropped the show and CMT picked it up to transition it into its fifth season. He previously appeared on the improvisation show Whose Line Is It Anyway? regularly between 1999-2005.

Carlos Mencia

Ned Arnel Mencia (born October 22, 1967), known professionally as Carlos Mencia (and previously Ned Holness) is a Honduran-born American comedian, writer, and actor. His style of comedy is often political and involves issues of race, culture, criminal justice, and social class. He is best known as the host of the Comedy Central show Mind of Mencia which produced four seasons before being cancelled in 2008.

Marie Lloyd

Matilda Alice Victoria Wood, (12 February 1870 – 7 October 1922), professionally known as Marie Lloyd /ˈmɑːri/; was an English music hall singer, comedian and musical theatre actress during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She was best known for her performances of songs such as “The Boy I Love Is Up in the Gallery”, “My Old Man (Said Follow the Van)” and “Oh Mr Porter What Shall I Do”. She received both criticism and praise for her use of innuendo and double entendre during her performances, but enjoyed a long and prosperous career, during which she was affectionately called the “Queen of the Music Hall”.

Maria Charles

Maria Charles (born 22 September 1929) is an English film, television and stage actress, director and comedian. She is probably best known for her TV performance as the overbearing mother in the ITV sitcom Agony. Charles has also appeared on the stage in original West End productions including musicals by Stephen Sondheim, Charles Strouse and Sandy Wilson.

Jim Borgman

James MarkJimBorgman (born February 24, 1954) is an American cartoonist. He is known for his political cartoons and his nationally syndicated comic strip Zits. He was the editorial cartoonist at The Cincinnati Enquirer from 1976 to 2008.

Marc Haynes

Marc Haynes is an English comedy writer and radio broadcaster.

Bob Gregory (comics)

Robert P. Gregory (October 20, 1921 – December 5, 2003) was an American comics artist and writer best known for writing and/or drawing hundreds of Gold Key comics starring the Walt Disney Pictures character Donald Duck.

Kirsten O’Brien

Kirsten Lindsey O’Brien (born 23 February 1972) is an English television presenter, radio presenter, and stand-up comic. She is known for presenting SMart, and presented Smile and Totally Doctor Who alongside Barney Harwood on CBBC.

Jim Aparo

James N. Aparo (August 24, 1932 – July 19, 2005) was an American comic book artist best known for his 1960s and 1970s DC Comics work, including on the characters Batman, Aquaman and the Spectre.

Kevin Eastman

Kevin Brooks Eastman (born May 30, 1962) is an American comic book artist and writer, best known as the co-creator alongside Peter Laird of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Eastman is also the editor and publisher of the magazine Heavy Metal.

Louie Anderson

Louie Perry Anderson (born March 24, 1953) is an Emmy Award-winning American stand-up comedian, actor and television host. Anderson created the cartoon series Life with Louie, has written three books, and was the initial host of the third revival of the game show Family Feud, from 1999 to 2002.
Anderson won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance as Christine Baskets on the FX series Baskets.

John Fortune

John Fortune (born John C. Wood; 30 June 1939 – 31 December 2013) was an English satirist, comedian, writer, and actor, best known for his work with John Bird and Rory Bremner on the TV series Bremner, Bird and Fortune. He was educated at Bristol Cathedral School and King’s College, Cambridge, where he was to meet and form a lasting friendship with John Bird. He was a member of the semi-secretive Cambridge Apostles society, a debating club largely reserved for the brightest students.

Sinbad

David Adkins (born November 10, 1956), known professionally by his stage name Sinbad, is an American stand-up comedian, and actor. He became known in the 1990s from being featured on his own HBO specials, appearing on several television series, and starring in the films Necessary Roughness, Houseguest, First Kid, Jingle All the Way, and Good Burger.

Jocelyn Jee Esien

Jocelyn Jee Esien (born 2 March 1979) is an English comedian, actress and writer of Nigerian origin, perhaps best known for her part in the hidden-camera show 3 Non-Blondes, and her own comedy sketch show, Little Miss Jocelyn.

Jimmy Wheeler

Jimmy Wheeler (16 September 1910 – 8 October 1973) was a British variety theatre comedian and pioneer of radio and television.
Born Ernest Remnant in Battersea, he acquired the name Jimmy from George Formby (Senior), who introduced him on stage early in his career as ‘Lucky Jim’. The Wheeler part of his name came from his father’s double act ‘Wheeler and Wilson’, after he took over the role of Wheeler to his father’s Wilson.
A burly man with a moustache, he used a violin as part of his stage act in the style of Jack Benny. His catchphrase ‘Aye Aye That’s Your Lot’ took on a new life after his career was over, in the act of a great fan, rock musician and fellow Londoner Ian Dury. Another devoted fan, rocker and former Kinks frontman Ray Davies, ended 1990s solo gigs with the same quote affectionately attributed to Wheeler Wheeler was popular in London and the South of England, but his act was sometimes less well received in Northern England and Scotland.
Wheeler appeared on radio from 1928 and on TV from 1932 when it was in its experimental stage, right through to the 1960s. He took great care in tailoring his delivery to the new media so that he still came across in the same style as his stage act.
Some of his stage and radio acts were humorous résumés of well-known operas, which he entitled ‘Hopra for the Higgerant’ (‘Opera for the Ignorant’, with typical added Cockney-type aitches).

Jimmy James (comedian)

Jimmy James (20 May 1892 – 4 August 1965) was a music hall, film, radio and television comedian and comedy actor. James had limited use for jokes as such, preferring to say things in a humorous manner, sometimes in surreal situations and as such was seen by some as well ahead of his time. He was often hailed as a “comedians’ comedian”.

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