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Comedians who got serious

Yardbarker Logo By Sean Keane of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 29: Though it's rarely recognized by major awards, the art of comedy requires a great deal of skill, technique, and, yes, even acting. So it's not a surprise that many comedians move into the world of drama; they're already telling stories and playing characters, so it doesn't take much adjustment. There's a rich history of comedians crossing over into drama, even winning the acting awards they couldn't get in the comedy world and sometimes moving into the world of drama permanently.

Comedians who got serious

Though it's rarely recognized by major awards, the art of comedy requires a great deal of skill, technique, and, yes, even acting. So it's not a surprise that many comedians move into the world of drama; they're already telling stories and playing characters, so it doesn't take much adjustment. There's a rich history of comedians crossing over into drama, even winning the acting awards they couldn't get in the comedy world and sometimes moving into the world of drama permanently.

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