Comedians are entertainers who make people laugh. They use a variety of techniques to amuse their audiences, including telling jokes, composing and singing humorous songs, wearing funny costumes, and doing impersonations. Comedians perform in nightclubs, comedy clubs, coffee houses, theaters, television shows, films, and even business functions, such as trade shows and sales meetings.

Quick Facts
Duties Make people laugh by telling jokes, writing and singing humorous songs, wearing funny costumes, and doing impersonations
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Major urban areas, but jobs exist in cities and towns throughout the country.
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • English
  • Speech
  • Theater/Dance
Experience Performing experience required
  • Interpersonal
  • Performance
  • Music
  • and Acting
  • Public Speaking
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Outgoing
  • Talkative
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Successful Comedian
  • Comedian
  • Aspiring Comedian

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