We may all think we're comedians, but sadly, we're not. Good thing there are so many truly funny people out there to make us laugh. Some comedians use their wit and smarts to make clever jokes and poke fun, while others use their physicality and appearance to to keep us doubled over. Formats range from stand up comedy and sketch comedy to talk shows, and subjects include politics, everyday life, and the comedians themselves. Here's a look at the famous comedians who've kept us laughing over the years.
In his first show back on the road since May 2015 following a sex assault scandal, Bill Cosby played with a jazz band in front of a friendly crowd in his hometown of Philly. Cosby told stories and talked about his childhood but declined to discuss his upcoming retrial.
Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Sara Gilbert will return to 'Roseanne’ 20 years later on March 27. The ABC show will cover issues like the opioid crisis, illegal immigration, President Trump (Barr is a vocal supporter) and gender identity from a working-class perspective.
Aziz Ansari skipped the 2018 SAG awards and there was a notable lack of applause when his name was announced. The actor is facing backlash following a controversial anonymous essay by a woman who accused him of sexual coercion, a claim he denies and others have called a “bad date.”
Following increasing sexual misconduct claims and calls from fellow democrats to step down, Senator Al Franken announced his resignation from the senate. Denying the allegations, he took shots at President Trump and Senator Roy S. Moore.
Nick Cannon has reportedly signed on to direct, write, producer and star with Chris Brown in ‘She Ball,’ a movie about a women’s street basketball team. “It’s something powerful for the culture, uplifting for the community,” Cannon said.
Following mounting sexual abuse accusations against Kevin Spacey, Netflix announced it was cancelling "House of Cards." Fans responded by suggesting the show replace Spacey with another Kevin, comedian Kevin James, in a Change.org petition.