fun·ny·man | \ˈfə-nē-ˌman \

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a funnyman who honed his shtick in vaudeville, Milton Berle was credited with popularizing the medium of television

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Other items reflect the funnyman’s movie and theater wardrobes and props. Jay Jones,, "Jerry Lewis' prop teeth, watches from Hollywood buddies and other personal effects to be auctioned in Las Vegas," 13 June 2018 What was the funnyman's response to Trump's declared belief? Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "Late night: Trump's living in a 'fantasy world' for saying he'd have 'run in' to Fla. school," 27 Feb. 2018 Hollywood Reporter sat down with six of TV’s top funnymen — including Tracy Morgan and Ray Romano — to discuss how political correctness is damaging the industry. Ray Boyd,, "Philly's much anticipated outdoor spaces are here, Amazon will not pay construction tax if it picks Philadelphia | Morning Newsletter," 15 June 2018 Topping the cast in yet another bombastic performance is veteran funnyman Bob Fetes as the opera chieftain, straining in his fury until his bald pate takes on a reddish glow. Tom Titus,, "On Theater: A wild encore for ‘Tenor’ in Newport Beach," 7 June 2018 In this hilarious video, funnyman Jay Pharoah pays tribute to our collective PSL obsession by reading strangers' tweets. Brie Schwartz, Redbook, "Everything That's Wrong With Our Pumpkin Spice Latte Obsession, Broken Down By Tweets," 2 Oct. 2014 Legendary actor and funnyman Bill Murray is in Houston tonight to play Jones Hall and the city is abuzz with hopes that he will be seen about town. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "If you were Bill Murray where would you hang out in Houston?," 16 Apr. 2018 When Cardi B first appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last year, the late night funnyman was rendered speechless by Cardi’s gregarious enthusiasm, much to the delight of his fans. Cady Lang, Time, "Cardi B Described Her Prom by Making Faces and Sounds. Somehow It Made Complete Sense," 10 Apr. 2018 Whether pleading with the president about gun control reform or discussing health care, the late-night funnyman revving up to host Sunday's Oscars isn't afraid to hide his emotions on the topic at hand, a trait DeGeneres is fond of. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "Ellen DeGeneres dedicates room at Children’s Hospital L.A. to Jimmy Kimmel's son, Billy," 27 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of funnyman

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of funnyman was in 1839

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English Language Learners Definition of funnyman

: a man who is funny; especially : a professional comedian

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a state of commotion or excitement

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