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Rjane is the most comedian of comedians, and an artist when she wishes to be.

"Well then, I want the last speech of all," the comedian declared.

The comedian finished, and the orchestra noisily chorded him off.

No, since theatres have existed, never has there been a comedian of his ability.

Irish Johnstone, the comedian, was known to be rather parsimonious.

From her usual costume you would have taken her for a German comedian.

But Florence was more than a mere song-writer Irish comedian.

He was considered the best Irish comedian on the American stage.

The face of the Glee Club's comedian had assumed just the right seriousness.

Something of the comedian in that; aye, M. de la Rochefoucault?

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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