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15 Comedians That Prove Clean Humor Can Be Funny

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres may be famous for her talk show and dancing, but she had people laughing for decades now. Even her older comedy sticks to clean comedy and the audience loves her.  Her comic genius comes from identifying funny things in our world that we just don't notice. Clearly, others noticed how hilarious this woman could be and they decided to give her a talk show.The Ellen DeGeneres Show debuted in 2003 and was an instant hit. She had audiences dancing and laughing. Most of her comedy on the show is situational, although she isn't afraid to pull a prank or two. She's especially known for jumping out and scaring guests like Taylor Swift. The show still has strong viewership and shows no sign of fading. It's no surprise that Disney brought her on as the voice of Dory in Finding Nemo!

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Jeff Foxworthy

Jeff Foxworthy had us all laughing when he broke out the redneck jokes. He continues to expound upon this theme with Redneck Fashion Tips and Games Rednecks Play.

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Henry Cho

Henry Cho uses his experience as a Korean American growing up in Knoxville, Tennessee as the basis for his comedy. He capitalizes on his southern accent, and the laughs never stop coming!

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Bill Engvall

Bill Engvall was a part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. He points out the stupid things people say with his famous line, "here's your sign." 

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Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan loves to talk about being Catholic, being a father, and food. He has a whole comedy routine about Hot Pockets, as well as one about bacon.

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Carol Burnett

ABC recently announced that the queen of sketch comedy, Carol Burnett, is set to star in a new comedy produced by Amy Poehler. In the meantime, catch reruns of The Carol Burnett Show with her equally funny cast mates and classic sketches like "The Family" and "Mrs. Wiggins." 

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Brian Regan

Brian Regan makes the audience laugh with his extreme body language and facial expressions. Among his favorite subjects are Little League baseball, UPS, and trips to the doctor.

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Martin Short

There is no need to curse or be crude if you are as naturally funny as Martin Short. His comedy is based on silly characters he creates, like Jackie Rogers Jr. On his new show, Maya and Marty (with Maya Rudolph), he revives his celebrity interviewer character, Jiminy Glick. 

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Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld is so funny that his comedy created a hit TV show. Based loosely on his life, Seinfeld chronicled the life of Jerry and his New York City friends. 

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Jeff Allen

Jeff Allen's comedy is so clean that he often performs in churches. Some of his popular jokes are about a teenager's first car, marital bliss, and underwear. Audiences find him inspiring, as well as funny.

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"Weird Al" Yankovic

Weird Al has pretty much cornered the market on song parodies. Since 1976, he's been rewriting hits like "La Bamba" and "Like a Virgin" into "Lasagna" and "Like a Surgeon." Not only does he make great twists on lyrics, but his parodies of music videos are hilarious as well!

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Dave Coulier

Dave Coulier is beloved for playing Joey on Full House. Like the show, his comedy is clean cut. He says that Jay Leno told him decades ago, "if you work clean, you'll work anywhere." He uses his voice actor and impressionist abilities in his comedy routines, and it’s clearly working well. 

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Sinbad

Sinbad has had success as an actor and talk show host, as well as a stand-up comedian. He entertains in a high energy manner by running, jumping, yelling, and dancing. He finds humor in aspects of everyday life. Growing up in the 70s, McDonald's, and college are some of his favorite topics. 

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John Hodgman

John Hodgman is well known for his humourous books and for being a correspondent and guest on The Daily Show. Watch his Netflix original special, John Hodgman: Ragnorak, to get a taste of his witty and intellectual humor.

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Frank Caliendo

Frank Caliendo is best known for his impressions, which are often of sports stars or politicians. One of his most humorous routines is an impersonation of John Madden who can't stop talking about Brett Favre.

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