humorist

[hyoo-mer-ist or, often, yoo-]
noun
1.
a person who is skillful in the use of humor, as in writing, talking, or acting.
2.
a person with an active sense of humor.

Origin:
1590–1600; < French humoriste, equivalent to humour (< E) + -iste -ist. Compare Italian (h)umorista capricious, subject to humors

humoristic, humoristical, adjective
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humorist (ˈhjuːmərɪst)
 
n
a person who acts, speaks, or writes in a humorous way
 
humor'istic
 
adj

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His roping act led the humorist to later fame as a newspaper columnist, radio commentator and movie star.
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