fun·​ny·​man | \ ˈfə-nē-ˌman How to pronounce funnyman (audio) \

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a funnyman who honed his shtick in vaudeville, Milton Berle was credited with popularizing the medium of television
Recent Examples on the Web The lovable funnyman explained by using the example of his daughter's chores. Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, "'There was some weirdness': Patton Oswalt opens up about family changes after wife's death," 14 Nov. 2019 Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon play themselves, two funnymen with divergent careers. Darren Franich,, "The best TV shows of the decade," 5 Dec. 2019 Odds are the funnyman will break back into the public consciousness soon enough. Jacob Feldman,, "How Ex-HQ Trivia Host Scott Rogowsky Found a New Home in Sports with DAZN," 3 Oct. 2019 Not the accidental kind of comedian that politicians sometimes show themselves to be, but an actual, professional funnyman. oregonlive, "Ukraine president pokes fun at U.S. in comedy sketch that has international audience rolling in aisles (video)," 24 Sep. 2019 Zola Jesus helps kick off an eclectic new concert series, funnyman John Leguizamo explores Latin history at the Ahmanson Theatre and free events unfold at the Hammer Museum and on Hollywood Boulevard. Los Angeles Times, "7 weekend picks including Barry Manilow at the Hollywood Bowl," 4 Sep. 2019 After a cameo in 2018’s Tag, the comedy starring Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jon Hamm and Jake Johnson, the funnyman had a more serious turn in Best Picture winner Greek Book, as Johnny Venere, brother-in-law to Viggo Mortenson’s Tony Lip. Time, "An Ebola Drug Trial Ended Early Because It Was So Successful. That Could Change How Doctors Handle Future Outbreaks," 13 Aug. 2019 Benny and Josh Safdie, casts the prolific funnyman in a rare dramatic role. Isaac Feldberg,, "Adam Sandler takes a dramatic turn in Safdie brothers’ ‘Uncut Gems’," 24 July 2019 Actor, musician, funnyman, and YouTube gaming blogger Jack Black was also among the celebrities in attendance at the show, along with actress Janina Gavankar, who most recently appeared in Star Wars Battlefront II as the character Iden Versio. NBC News, "Dancing tomatoes and llama pinatas? This must be a gaming convention.," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of funnyman

1839, in the meaning defined above

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8 Jan 2020

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“Funnyman.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of funnyman

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

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