A person whose words or actions provoke or are intended to provoke amusement or laughter
As humorist, scholar and philologist, Gigli would take a high place in the literature of any land.
LAURENCE STERNE (1713-1768), English humorist, was the son of Roger Sterne, an English officer, and great-grandson of an archbishop of York.
In 1848-75 Rome was the home of Charles Henry Smith (1826-1903), a popular humorist, who wrote under the name "Bill Arp."
As a satirist and humorist Lichtenberg takes high rank among the German writers of the 18th century.
But he was known as a humorist, and the public, which had learned to expect jokes from him, rejected this little book almost entirely.