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Trivia Quiz - Stand Up Comics


How much do you know about stand up comedians of the past and present?

Quiz Number: 2649
Date Submitted: June 13, 2008
Quiz Categories: Comedians
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: Samurai Sam
Average Score: 64.1 percent
Times Taken: 157 times
Taken by Registered Users: 17

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1. This deceased stand up comedian was the first person in history to receive a posthumous pardon from the state of New York. Who was he?
  A.   Rodney Dangerfield
  B.   Henny Youngman
  C.   Shecky Greene
  D.   Lenny Bruce

2. What movie comedian got his start doing stand up routines on "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" and "The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour"?
  A.   Richard Lewis
  B.   Steve Martin
  C.   Richard Pryor
  D.   Robin Williams

3. What legendary comedian was rated as the greatest stand up comic of all time in a poll of Comedy Central viewers?
  A.   Richard Pryor
  B.   Rodney Dangerfield
  C.   George Carlin
  D.   Lenny Bruce

4. What comedian became known, primarily through his comedy albums, as America's first "solo straight man"?
  A.   Jackie Mason
  B.   Carl Reiner
  C.   Dick Van Dyke
  D.   Bob Newhart

5. What comedian, who died in a 1992 auto accident, started out as a fire and brimstone preacher before turning to comedy?
  A.   Richard Jeni
  B.   Sam Kinison
  C.   Andy Kaufman
  D.   Alan King

6. This stand up comic went to greater fame and fortune as a dramatic actor, winning an Oscar for his portrayal of R&B legend Ray Charles. Who is he?
  A.   David Alan Grier
  B.   Tommy Davidson
  C.   Damon Wayans
  D.   Jamie Foxx

7. What stand up comedian was the guest host of the very first episode of Saturday Night Live?
  A.   George Carlin
  B.   Richard Pryor
  C.   Andy Kaufman
  D.   Bill Cosby

8. What stand up comic, who appeared on "Saturday Night Live" from 1980-81, provides the voice of a duck in commercials for AFLAC?
  A.   Lewis Black
  B.   Dane Cook
  C.   Gilbert Gottfried
  D.   Billy Crystal

9. This "Home Improvement" star became a successful stand up comedian after his release from a federal prison for selling cocaine. Who was he?
  A.   Tim Allen
  B.   Richard Karn
  C.   Christopher Titus
  D.   Bobcat Goldthwait

10. What stand up comic owns one of the largest collections of Porsche automobiles in the world?
  A.   Robin Williams
  B.   Jeff Foxworthy
  C.   Jerry Seinfeld
  D.   Gallagher


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