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

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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 Griffith befriended fellow Chicago comedian Bernie Mac and got to know other known funnymen like Jay Leno. Darcel Rockett,, "Chicago comedian Anthony Griffith reflects on loss and laughter," 11 June 2019 How to Write a New Yorker Cartoon Caption: Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly Edition Actors and funnymen, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly team up and try their hands at our cartoon-caption contest. Ali Fitzgerald, The New Yorker, "America!: 2020 Democratic Candidates as Nineteen-Nineties Boy-Band Members," 27 June 2019 Tracy Morgan got his start on Martin and Saturday Night Live, but his true legacy will be his role as 30 Rock’s leading funnyman Tracy Jordan. Chelsea Hassler, Vogue, "The Most Outrageous Snubs in Emmy History," 17 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of funnyman

1839, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of funnyman

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

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