35 Little Known Facts about your Favorite Comedians

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26Vince Champ

Vince Champ, a comedian, and 1992 Star Search winner is serving a 30-40 year sentence for rapes he committed at college campuses on his stand up circuit. He is expected to be released in 2033.

27. Comedian Bert Kreischer was such a hellraiser at Florida State University that Rolling Stone did a six-page feature on him calling him ''the top partyer at the number one party school in the country." That became the inspiration for the movie, “National Lampoon's Van Wilder.”

28. Comedian Gracie Allen kept her age a secret, even from husband George Burns. She joked that she was born in July 1906 and the birth certificate was destroyed in the San Francisco earthquake of April 1906 (Allen: "It was an awfully big earthquake"). The US census proves she was born in 1895.

29. Comedian Retta (from Parks and Recreation) is the niece of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the former President of Liberia.

30. Aziz Ansari started a group called "The Food Club", that visits restaurants dressed in suits and captains hats, and if they like the food, they leave a plaque that states "The Food Club has dined here and deemed it plaque-worthy."

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31Louis C.K.

Comedian Louis C.K.'s first language is Spanish as he grew up in Mexico. He jokes that he is an "accidental white person" because he doesn't look Hispanic.

32. In 1920, a comedian named Harold Lloyd lost two fingers after picking up what he assumed to be a lit prop bomb at a photoshoot, that turned out to be a real bomb. It took 8 months to recover, and for the rest of his career, he had to wear a prosthetic.

33. Comedian Katt Williams has been arrested at least 12 times since 2006 for reasons including beating a person with a bottle, driving a motorbike on a sidewalk, stealing jewelry, and hitting a person in the face with a salt shaker.

34. Comedian Hannibal Buress couldn't attend the Spider-Man: Homecoming, so he hired a "look-a-like" to go in his place.

35. Comedian Greg Giraldo was discovered in a coma and eventually died of a drug overdose after failing to show up for a scheduled performance at a drug addiction recovery benefit.


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