This Week in Comedy History Dec 1 – Dec 7
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B: December 1
Sarah Silverman: Sarah Kate Silverman (born December 1, 1970)
You Might Not Know: Sarah Silverman actually got punched in the face by Ryan Phillipe in the opening scene of “The Way of the Gun.
stand-up comedian, writer, and actress
FF: She spoke at the 2011 Israeli Presidential Conference in Jerusalem.
D: December 2
Joey Adams: (January 6, 1911 – December 2, 1999), born Joseph Abramowitz
You Might Not Know: His career spanned more than 70 years and he wrote 23 books.
FF: Is often confused with actress Joey Lauren Adams
R: December 3 (2012)
Katt Williams: Micah Sierra Katt Williams (born September 2, 1962)
You Might Not Know: Has 8 kids, 7 are adopted.
comedian, rapper, actor
FF: Is still touring even after retiring in 2012.
B: December 4
Fred Armisen: Fred Armisen (born December 4, 1966)
You Might Not Know: He voiced characters in, Grand Theft Auto IV, Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto V.
actor, voice actor, writer, producer, director, musician, comedian
FF: Was a drummer for the early ’90s punk band Trenchmouth
B: December 5
Margaret Cho : Margaret Moran Cho (born December 5, 1968)
You Might Not Know: She had dated Quentin Tarantino and Chris Isaak, not at the same time.
comedian, fashion designer, actress, author, singer-songwriter.
FF: April 30, 2008 was declared “Margaret Cho Day” in San Francisco.
B: December 6
Steven Wright: Steven Alexander Wright (born December 6, 1955)
You Might Not Know: He was awarded an Oscar in 1989 for Best Short Live-Action Film.
comedian, actor, writer
FF: He supplied the voice of the radio DJ in Quentin Tarantino’s film Reservoir Dogs.
B: December 7
Patrice O’Neal: Patrice Lumumba Malcolm O’Neal (December 7, 1969 – November 29, 2011)
You Might Not Know: Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen was his final performance.
stand-up comedian, radio personality, actor
FF: He prefered his name spelled without the apostrophe.