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funnyman

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfunnymanfun‧ny‧man /ˈfʌnimæn/ noun (plural funnymen /-men/) [countable]  a man who works as a comedian – used in newspapers etc the nation’s best-loved funnyman
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funnymanYou seem to be thinking of funnyman Alexei Sayle there, Terry.She's talking about her new role in comedy film, Housesitter, opposite funnyman Steve Martin.Also pictured with funnyman Les is Barnardos' best-known bear and official mascot, Barnaby.
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