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The atmosphere on campuses has gotten repressive enough that comedian Chris Rock no longer plays colleges.
The comedian responded to the deadly attack on a French satirical magazine by renewing his recent criticisms of the Islamic faith.Bill Maher: Hundreds of Millions of Muslims Support Attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’|Lloyd Grove|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Then there was an event, an HRC event, and I took a picture with Monique, the actress and comedian.
Team Cosby has vehemently denied the allegations, dating back at least to a 2004 lawsuit that the comedian settled out of court.
The comedian was right to call out Bill Cosby, but his material is littered with jokes about rape.Bill Cosby Foe Hannibal Buress Joked About Date Rape|Rich Goldstein|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even this comedian of jaws and claws was eclipsed in success.The Man Who Laughs|Victor Hugo
His gifts as a comedian gave him immediate and marked success, both with the public and with his fellow actors.
Voltaire called it the devil in the body; he demanded it even in a comedian in order to be a comedian of genius.Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good|Victor Cousin
Holberg the comedian was born in Bergen; but he is generally classed among the Danish authors.Northern Travel|Bayard Taylor
Benjamin Jonson, or Johnson, was a comedian of the highest order.Their Majesties' Servants (Volume 1 of 3)|John Doran
British Dictionary definitions for comedian
Word Origin and History for comedian
1580s, "comic poet," later (c.1600) "stage actor in comedies," also, generally, "actor," from Middle French comédien, from comédie (see comedy). Meaning "professional joke-teller, etc." is from 1898.