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noun as in comedian

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Marshall’s only thwarted ambition, Adams and others say, was to become a successful humorist, a Will Rogers type or a comedy writer for Letterman.

The same could be said for the wits and humorists that preceded him, such as Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and Ring Lardner.

More than a century ago, the humorist Finley Peter Dunne quipped sarcastically that the “Supreme Court follows the election returns.”

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The legendary libertarian humorist is joining The Daily Beast as a weekly columnist.

The Pulitzer Prize–winning humorist agreed to cover the London Olympics and the two political conventions.

David Rakoff, 47 (Nov. 27, 1964, to Aug. 9, 2012) The humorist and journalist died in New York after a long battle with cancer.

Just as a humorist in general, as an author, I was a huge fan.

The famed writer, filmmaker, and humorist Nora Ephron died on June 26 at the age of 71 from leukemia.

The humorist and satirist lost no opportunity of deriding the new fashion and its followers.

Then a humorist told some of his own funny stories and an elocutionist recited a bit from Shakespeare effectively.

"He is the great unconscious humorist of modern art, also a great etcher," said Isabel, dryly.

We possessed about sixty drawings, sketches, aquarelles of this humorist, and we gave some of them to the poet.

The air was dark with flying cushions, and darker still, occasionally, when the usual humorist turned the gas out.


On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to humorist, such as: entertainer, satirist, card, clown, comedienne, and comic.

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