humorist humorist  /ˈhju mə rəst/

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way

Usage(s):

  1. Radio humorist Fred Allen famously said that imitation is the sincerest form of television.
  2. He was the most remarkable of the founding fathers: in his time, he was America's best scientist, inventor, diplomat, humorist and business strategist.
  3. He was a humoristperhaps the greatest.

News

  1. Beer gear perfect for dad

    Humorist Dave Barry has said, 'the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. The wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.'
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Lansing State Journal

  2. Stock up on beer gear for Father's Day

    Humorist Dave Barry has said, 8220The greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. The wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.8221Ben Franklin considered beer nectar from heaven. 8220Beer is proof that God wants us to be happy,8221 he said.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Times Leader

  3. Literary rock star David Sedaris headed to Melbourne

    This space is usually devoted to rock stars, but it would be fair to consider writer and humorist David Sedaris a rock star of the literary set.        
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Orlando Sentinel

Quotes

  1. "The work he has created for stage, film and television has made an indelible impression," Kennedy Center Chairman Stephen Schwarzman said Tuesday. "It is the work of not just a humorist but also a humanist."
    on May 1, 2007 By: Stephen Schwarzman Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you," said Will Rogers.
    on Dec 27, 2005 By: Will Rogers Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

  3. Ben Bradlee, former Washington Post executive editor and a friend of Buchwald for 60 years, said in an interview that Buchwald was "the humorist of his generation."
    on Jan 18, 2007 By: Ben Bradlee Source: International Herald Tribune

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