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

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Ricky Gervais may be the only superstar comedian who was in a British New Wave band – after college, Gervais and friend Bill Macrae formed Seona Dancing (pronounced “Shawna”), a New Wave group with hints of David Bowie, Wham! and Duran Duran – but he's certainly not the only one to ever burst into song. Here are 11 more comedians who have found that setting their shtick to music can pay off.

By Erika Berlin

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