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The 11 Best Comedian-Musicians

From Russell Brand and Jimmy Fallon to Margaret Cho, this crowd is adept at both joking and singing on stage

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Russell Brand

The British funnyman, perhaps just as well known for his much-chronicled debauchery and teased curls (and now for being married to Katy Perry) as for his phenomenally narcissistic and hilarious stand-up, broke through in the States playing a rockstar version of himself in 2008’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall. For the role of Aldous Snow, Brand contributed two songs to the movie’s soundtrack, and his performance was so well-received that 2010’s spinoff Get Him to the Greek had Brand recording 16 original songs for his character's fictitious band, Infant Sorrow.

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