Funny Side of Fame: 30 Facts About Your Beloved Comedians

21Drew Carey

Drew Carey

Comedian Drew Carey, after getting kicked out from University for being too bad at academics, went on to become a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

22Vince Champ

Vince 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.

23Bert Kreischer

Bert Kreischer

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.”

24Gracie Allen

Gracie Allen

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.



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

26Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari

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."

27Louis C.K.

Louis 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.

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28Harold Lloyd

Harold Lloyd

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.

29Katt Williams

Katt Williams

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.

30Hannibal Buress

Hannibal Buress

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

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