Not only funny but also wise, these masters of comedy gave us 30 clues to a meaningful life that we mustn’t forget. In alphabetical order, by first name, they are:

Amy Poehler

SNL (2001-2008), The Secret World of Arrietty, Parks & Recreation, Welcome to Sweden…

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Amy Schumer

Inside Amy Schumer, Trainwreck, Women Who Kill, Funny as Hell…

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Betty White

The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls, Hot in Cleveland, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers…

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Bill Hicks

Bill Hicks Lives, Counts of the Netherworld, Bill Hicks: Revelations, Bill Hicks: Sane Man…

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Billy Connolly

Brave, Fido, Timeline, Muppet Treasure Island, Billy, Head of the Class, Billy Connolly: Live in London 2010, Was It Something I Said?, Billy Connolly: Erect for 30 Years, Two Bites of Billy Connolly…

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Bob Hope

The Bob Hope Show, Stockton’s Fling, Bob Hope: Memories of World War II, Nothing But the Truth, Make Room for Daddy, Bob Hope: Don’t Shoot Special, The Bob Hope Christmas Show, Bob Hope for President…

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Charlie Chaplin

A Countess from Hong Kong, A King in New York, Limelight, The Great Dictator, Modern Times, City Lights, The Circus, The Gold Rush, The Kid, The Immigrant, The Vagabond, A Dog’s Life…

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Dave Chappelle

Chappelle’s Show, Dave Chappelle: For What It’s Worth, Dave Chappelle: Killin’ Them Softly, Half Baked, The Dave Chappelle Project, Undercover Brother, Screwed…

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Dawn French

The Vicar of Dibley, The Wrong Mans, Absolutely Fabulous, The Comic Strip Presents…, Psychoville, A Bucket o’ French & Saunders, French and Saunders, Wild West, Let Them Eat Cake…

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Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy: Delirious, SNL (1982-1984), Vampire in Brooklyn, Boomerang, The Royal Family, Harlem Nights, Coming to America, Beverly Hills Cop, The Golden Child, Doctor Dolittle, Shrek…

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George Carlin

The George Carlin Show, George Carlin… It’s Bad for Ya!, George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing, George Carlin: Complaints & Grievances, George Carlin: You Are All Diseased, Dogma, Cars…

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Gilda Radner

SNL (1975-1980), Gilda Radner: It’s Always Something, First Family, Hanky Panky, Movers & Shakers…

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Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey: Unnatural Act, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, Dumb & Dumber, Batman Forever, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, The Truman Show, Man on the Moon, Me, Myself & Irene, In Living Color, Bruce Almighty, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Yes Man, Philip Morris, I Love You!, A Christmas Carol, Mr. Popper’s Penguins…

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Joan Rivers

The Late Show, The Joan Rivers Show, Personality, Girl Talk, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Joan Rivers’ Straight Talk, Joan Rivers: Can We Talk?, The Joan Rivers Position, In Bed with Joan…

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Jo Brand

QI, Have I Got News for You, Countdown, Jo Brand Through the Cakehole, A Big Slice of Jo Brand, Like It or Lump It, Getting On, The New Paul O’Grady Show…

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Jon Stewart

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Jon Stewart: Unleavened, The Jon Stewart Show, I’m a Correspondent, Please Don’t Fire Me, The Greatest Millennium, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, Rosewater…

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Joyce Grenfell

Joyce Grenfell in an evening of monologues and songs, Joyce Grenfell Requests the Pleasure at the Fortune and St Martin’s, London, The Happiest Days of Your Life, St Trinian’s School, Face the Music …

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Kristen Wiig

Bridesmaids, SNL (2005-2014), SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas, Knocked Up, Whip It, SNL: Weekend Update Thursday, Despicable Me, All Good Things, Paul, Arrested Development, The Diary of a Teenage Girl…

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Lenny Bruce

Dance Hall Racket, Dream Follies, Lenny Bruce is Out Again, Live! Busted!, Live at the Curran Theater, The Carnegie Hall Concert, American, I Am Not a Nut, Elect Me! (Togetherness), The Sick Humour of Lenny Bruce…

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Lucille Ball

I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here’s Lucy, Life with Lucy…

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Mae West

Sex, The Drag, The Wicked Age, Pleasure Man, The Constant Sinner, Diamond Lil, I’m No Angel, Belle of the Nineties, Klondike Annie, Go West Young Man, The Heat’s On…

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Margaret Cho

Notorious C.H.O., Assassin, The Sensuous Woman, Beautiful, Mother, I’m the One That I Want, Face/Off…

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Melissa McCarthy

Gilmore Girls, Samantha Who?, Mike & Molly, SNL, Bridesmaids, Identity Thief, The Heat, Tammy, Spy…

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Michael Palin

The Lumberjack Song, The Spanish Inquisition, Ripping Yarns, East of Ipswich, A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Frost Report, A series of Bird’s, Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Brazil, Spam….

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Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin’, That Nigger’s Crazy, …Is It Something I Said?, Bicentennial Nigger, Richard Pryor: Live in Concert, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip, and Richard Pryor: Here and Now (1983)…

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Ricky Gervais

Meet Ricky Gervais, The Office, Ricky Gervais Live: Animals, Ricky Gervais Live 2: Politics, Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame, Extras, Ricky Gervais: Out of England, The Invention of Lying, Ricky Gervais: Live IV – Science…

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Robin Williams

An Evening at the Improv, An Evening with Robin Williams, Robin Williams: An Evening at the Met, Robin Williams: Live on Broadway, Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction, Mork & Mindy, Good Morning Vietnam, Jumanji, Hook, Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting, Bicentennial Man, Mrs. Doubtfire, Night at the Museum…

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Sarah Silverman

Bob’s Burgers, SNL (1993-1994), Mr. Show, The Sarah Silverman Program, Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic, Take This Waltz, JASH, School of Rock, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles…

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Stephen Fry

A Bit of Fry & Laurie, Wilde, Blackadder, Kingdom, V for Vendetta, Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, QI, Moab Is My Washpot, The Fry Chronicles, More Fool Me, Absolute Power…

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Tina Fey

SNL (1998–2006), Dratch & Fey, 30 Rock, Mean Girls, Baby Mama, Date Night, Muppets Most Wanted, Admission, This Is Where I Leave You, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Bossypants…

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