In my opinion, there’s nothing better than sitting down on the couch preparing to watch the Netflix special of a comedian I really like. Hands down, nothing better.
I know most people disagree with me but my all time top 3 greatest comedians are…
- Katt Williams
- Dave Chappelle
- George Carlin
I realize most people put Dave Chappelle number 1 and Katt Williams isn’t in the running and I won’t argue with that, but for me, it’s Katt.
Today, I thought I’d wrangle up 10 weird Facts about comedians. I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen a fact list like this on comedians but there will be one now. Enjoy… 10 Outrageously Weird Facts About Comedians!
10 Outrageously Weird Facts About Comedians!
Joel McHale once had to take an Uber from Rochester, New York to Manhattan. His flight had been canceled and he had an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s show, so he spent $700 on an Uber ride which was 350 miles and 6 hours away. He gave the driver a $200 tip as well as paid for his gas back to Rochester.
John Stewart proposed to his wife Tracey using a personalized crossword puzzle created with the help of Will Shortz, the crossword editor at The New York Times.
In 2016, comedian Eddie Izzard ran 27 marathons in 27 days through South Africa to raise money for Sport Relief.
In 2009, Izzard completed 43 marathons in 51 days for Sport Relief.
Comedian Tony Hawk
British comedian Tony Hawk was so upset about being mistaken for pro-skateboarder Tony Hawk that he published a book called “Tony Hawk’s The A to Z of Skateboarding” that contains absolutely nothing about skateboarding.
In 1984, British comedian Tommy Cooper had a heart attack on live television, which killed him. The audience assuming it was part of his act, laughed & applauded while Cooper died.
Comedian Ron White regularly smoked so much weed on his private jet that the pilots had to wear oxygen masks
Jerry Seinfeld offered to voice a character on South Park, but later declined after Matt Stone and Trey Parker had only offered him the part of “turkey #2.
In 1997, comedian Dana Carvey underwent heart bypass surgery for a blocked coronary artery, but the surgeon operated on the wrong artery. Carvey, later suffering from angina pectoris, sued for medical malpractice and was awarded millions in damages. He donated the money to charity.
Comedian Lisa Lampanelli once pledged to donate $1,000 to gay charity in the name of the Waterboro Baptist Church for each of its members that showed up to protest her show. She ended up donating $50,000.
Comedian Katt Williams has been arrested 12 times since 2006, the charges include hitting a person with a bottle, driving a motorbike on a sidewalk, stealing jewelry, and hitting a person in the face with a salt shaker.
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.
After a show at Carnegie Hall Andy Kaufman loaded the entire audience into twenty-four buses and took them all out for milk and cookies.
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