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"Eddie" Izzard (born 7 February 1962) is a two-time Emmy-winning British stand-up comedian and actor. His comedy style is expressed in rambling, whimsical monologue and self-referential pantomime. Izzard's works include standup sets Definite Article, Dress to Kill and a starring role in the television series The Riches as Wayne Malloy. He is also known for his transvestism.

His stand-up work brought him British Comedy Awards in 1993 (for Live at the Ambassadors), a part in "Filth" which was a stand up presentation by left-wing sympathetic comedians in aid of raising money for the Terence Higgins Trust in 1994, and 1996 (for Definite Article). After the British leg of the tour, he took Definite Article to major cities outside the UK including a successful stint in New York City. However, his U.S. breakthrough did not really come until 1999, when Dress to Kill was shown on the American television channel HBO, about a year or so after he performed the show on tour in the U.S., the U.K. and France (that same year, he played a supporting role in the movie Mystery Men). Suddenly, America was aware of Izzard, and the show went on to earn him two Emmy Awards in 2000 (for performance and writing). However, he only rarely performs his stand-up act on television, as he says it uses up material at too high a rate whereas stage material can be continually re-used in front of different audiences for several months.

Eddie Izzard

Raju Srivastav (sometimes also spelt Srivastava or Shrivastav) is an Indian comedian, and one of the hosts of The Comedy Show ha ha ha. Raju was born in Kanpur on 25th december 1963, India, and came to Mumbai to pursue a childhood dream of becoming an actor in Bollywood. He has a flair for comedy and has donned a number of roles in Hindi movies, television and in stage shows with some of the biggest showmen of the Hindi movie industry. He was also associated with the Indian comic icon Johnny Lever as an important troop member, and made his name as a very talented mimicry artist. Raju is among the most popular comics appearing on The Comedy Show ha ha ha and its associated programmes.

Raju Srivastav

Margaret Cho born Moran Cho (December 5, 1968) is an U.S. comedian, fashion designer, author and actress. Cho is known for her stage performances, recordings, and concert movies. Her shows are a mixture of her comedy stylings with strong political and social commentary. Apart from these shows she has also directed and appeared in music videos and started her own clothing line. She has frequently supported gay rights and identifies herself as bisexual and has won awards for her humanitarian efforts.

Margaret Cho

Ned Arnel Mencía (born October 22, 1967 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras), better known by his stage name Carlos Mencia, is a comedian, writer, and actor in the United States. He is currently the host of his own show on Comedy Central, Mind of Mencia.

Carlos Mencia