1 Every joke the comedian made was greeted by a salvo of laughter from the audience.
2 The comedian will chair a new TV panel game.
3 The comedian was very good indeed.
4 The audience were disappointed in the comedian because he lapsed from his formerly high standard of performance.
5 The comedian turned down the invitation to join the Players' Club, saying any club that would let him in was too inclusive for him.
6 Some audience members were amused by the irreverence of the comedian's jokes about the Pope; others felt offended by his lack of respect for their faith.
7 This is going to be the show where up-and-coming comedians will establish themselves.
8 It is a curious paradox that professional comedians often have unhappy personal lives.
9 The sardonic humor of nightclub comedians who satirize or ridicule patrons in the audience strikes some people as amusing and others as rude.