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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Steve Martin

When Steve Martin was the hottest comedy ticket of the late Seventies, he regularly punctuated his unconventional show with magic and his banjo, whether fake-tuning it as a gag, or picking and clawhammering his way through foot-tapping bluegrass pieces. Martin brought his banjo along for gigs on The Muppet Show and SNL, and in 2009 he released The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo, which won the Grammy for best bluegrass album.

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