Someone who tells jokes. You have to learn a long time to be a good comedian.

This can be used as a noun.
by poiytrewq June 8, 2012
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Depending on the types of jokes and the manner in which they present them, the rare breed called "comedians" is one of the most intelligent types of people you will ever find inhabiting the planet. In a school classroom situation they are always the bright smart arses in the top class.
Anyone can tell a joke, but to tell a good, witty and tasteful joke is truly a rare gift. The people who possess this gift are comedians.
by _General_Zod_Will_Rule_ January 27, 2007
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Someone who makes people laugh at the expense of their will to live
Robin Williams and Louis C.K. Were good comedians because they both wanted to die badly.
by Nwsrocks January 3, 2018
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One difference between a comedian and a joke is a comedian isn't usually desperate to get respected or taken seriously. Another difference between a comedian and a joke is a comedian is not desperate to come off as someone with a sense of humor. Yet another difference between a comedian and a joke is a comedian doesn't usually try to come off as more than a comedian (sex symbol, action/war junkie, athlete/jock, political activist/world leader, rock star, martial arts fighter, assassin, and so on added on as extra for some comedians).
The comedian just makes people laugh, he/she doesn't claim to be the underdog comedian, the comedian who tries to do work in five different areas so the people who laughed at him would take him seriously, he/she just makes people laugh which is why he/she is funny and some jokes are not.
by Solid Mantis November 4, 2019
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Someone who tells jokes for a living
I love a variety of comedians.
by Sylk Cream October 14, 2005
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