List of Humorists

A humorist is a person who writes or performs humorous material. The material written or performed by humorists tends to be more subtle and cerebral than the material created by stand-up comics and comedy writers. The intention is often to provoke wry smiles and amusement rather than outright belly laughs. This list contains only those humorists for whom there is a Wikipedia article.

Notable humorists include:

  • İncili Çavuş
  • Kajetan Abgarowicz
  • Cecil Adams
  • Scott Adams
  • George Ade
  • Moin Akhter
  • Sholom Aleichem
  • Henry Alford
  • Baba Ali
  • Woody Allen
  • Michael "Atters" Attree
  • Arthur "Bugs" Baer
  • Russell Baker
  • Linwood Barclay
  • Dave Barry
  • Robert Benchley
  • Stefano Benni
  • Ambrose Bierce
  • Josh Billings
  • Roy Blount, Jr.
  • Tom Bodett
  • Erma Bombeck
  • Victor Borge
  • Andy Borowitz
  • Art Buchwald
  • Christopher Buckley
  • W. Bruce Cameron
  • Nicolas Canteloup
  • Al Capp
  • George Carlin
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Lewis Carroll
  • Guy Wetmore Carryl
  • Al Clouston
  • William Combe
  • Alan Coren
  • Will Cuppy
  • Ivor Cutler
  • Hugleikur Dagsson
  • Bertha Damon
  • Dick DeBartolo
  • Raymond Devos
  • Daniel Dickey
  • Drew
  • Gad Elmaleh
  • Evan Esar
  • John O'Farrell
  • Max Ferguson
  • Will Ferguson
  • Scott Fivelson
  • Michael Flanders
  • Michael Frayn
  • Ian Frazier
  • Lewis Burke Frumkes
  • Rémi Gaillard
  • Neil Gaiman
  • James Finn Garner
  • Veronica Geng
  • Michael Gerber
  • Strickland Gillilan
  • Janey Godley
  • Jonathan Goldstein
  • Lewis Grizzard
  • Robert Grossman
  • Jack Handey
  • Chelsea Handler
  • A.P. Herbert
  • Don Herold
  • Carl Hiaasen
  • Bill Hicks
  • Nasrettin Hoca
  • John Hodgman
  • Andy Offutt Irwin
  • Donald Jack
  • Roberta Beach Jacobson
  • Jay Jason
  • Douglas William Jerrold
  • Jerome K. Jerome
  • Dom Joly
  • Chris Kanik
  • George S. Kaufman
  • Garrison Keillor
  • Walt Kelly
  • Doug Kenney
  • Ronald Knox
  • Harvey Kurtzman
  • Christian Lander
  • Ring Lardner
  • Gary Lautens
  • Stephen Leacock
  • Fran Lebowitz
  • Tom Lehrer
  • Virginie Lemoine
  • David Letterman
  • Martin Lewis
  • Lennie Lower
  • Paul B. Lowney
  • Bill Maher
  • Merrill Markoe
  • Don Marquis
  • David Martin
  • Demetri Martin
  • Steve Martin
  • Bruce McCall
  • Stuart McLean
  • Patrick F. McManus
  • Michael Moore
  • John Bingham Morton
  • Ebrahim Nabavi
  • Petroleum V. Nasby
  • Ogden Nash
  • Richard J. Needham
  • Aziz Nesin
  • Eric Nicol
  • Jay Onrait
  • Raffaele Palma
  • Dorothy Parker
  • S. J. Perelman
  • Terry Pratchett
  • Roger Price
  • Bolesław Prus
  • Joe Queenan
  • David Rakoff
  • Bob & Ray
  • Paul Rhymer
  • Bill Richardson
  • Will Rogers
  • Andy Rooney
  • Anne Roumanoff
  • P. J. O'Rourke
  • Helen Rowland
  • Paul Rudnick
  • Tim Sample
  • George Saunders
  • David Sedaris
  • Dr. Seuss
  • Tom Sharpe
  • Harry Shearer
  • Jean Shepherd
  • Herb Shriner
  • Wil Shriner
  • Mark Shulman
  • Max Shulman
  • H. Allen Smith
  • Jill Sobule
  • Ron Sparks
  • Jon Stewart
  • Ed Subitzky
  • Herbert Tarr
  • Catherine Tate
  • Jeremy Taylor
  • William Tenn
  • Thomas Bangs Thorpe
  • James Thurber
  • John Kennedy Toole
  • Calvin Trillin
  • Mark Twain
  • Aisha Tyler
  • Brian Unger
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • Sarah Vowell
  • Artemus Ward
  • Bill Watterson
  • Ellis Weiner
  • E.B. White
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Marshall P. Wilder
  • Connie Willis
  • Justin Wilson
  • P. G. Wodehouse
  • Frank Zappa
  • Lorna Jean Moorhead
  • Walt Disney

Famous quotes containing the words list of and/or list:

    Religious literature has eminent examples, and if we run over our private list of poets, critics, philanthropists and philosophers, we shall find them infected with this dropsy and elephantiasis, which we ought to have tapped.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Weigh what loss your honor may sustain
    If with too credent ear you list his songs,
    Or lose your heart, or your chaste treasure open
    To his unmastered importunity.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)