A comedian (from Komik ) is an artist who has made it his goal or profession to make other people laugh through facial expressions , gestures or language . There are therefore comedians in all artistic genres, including music and painting.
Comedians are also referred to as people who, for example , often work as (co) creators of a film, a series or a show in the comedy field. There are also musical artists who publish humorous pieces of music and are referred to as comedians. Puppeteers , ventriloquists , impersonators or pantomimes are known above all for using comedy in the practice of their art.
The term is also sometimes used disparagingly when someone excels by making ridiculous suggestions or actions.
A comedian is (also) a comedian who is humorously political messages or criticism of political or social processes practices ( see. The cabaret comedian of 1924). However, this relationship does not apply mutually. The fact that a cabaret artist can be a comedian does not mean that the comedian is also a cabaret artist. The cabaret and the comic are different in many ways. The differentiating criteria here can be e.g. B. Type of jokes and content are used.
In the stand-up comedy it's more contrast to personal situations that are presented in close contact and dialogue with the audience. In this context, the term comedian , which is the English translation of the word comedian, has become increasingly popular in German-speaking countries in recent years .