Maron first and foremost sees himself as a comedian and naturally has strong opinions about his industry.
In this Newcastle Brown Ale ad, gangly British comedian Stephen Merchant posits, ‘What if the Brits won the Revolutionary War?’
“There was this rumor going on for a while that men like strong women,” the comedian tells me.
1580s, "comic poet," later (c.1600) "stage actor in comedies," also, generally, "actor," from Middle French comédien, from comédie (see comedy). Meaning "professional joke-teller, etc." is from 1898.