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"People that live on Long Island are funnier, says comedian Jerry Seinfeld, a Massapequa native. Above he performs during the SeriousFun Children's Network event honoring Liz Robbins at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. (April 4, 2013)

Comedians with Long Island roots

Long Island has bestowed upon the nation a number of jokes and jokesters.

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"People that live on Long Island are funnier, says comedian Jerry Seinfeld, a Massapequa native. Above he performs during the SeriousFun Children's Network event honoring Liz Robbins at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. (April 4, 2013)

Comedian Jim Breuer, born and raised in Valley
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Comedian Jim Breuer, born and raised in Valley Stream, performed at Molloy College in Rockville Centre. (April 29, 2013)

Actor Billy Crystal, a Long Beach native, attends
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Actor Billy Crystal, a Long Beach native, attends the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs in Game Three of the NLDS during the 2008 MLB playoffs at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Oct. 4, 2008)

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Comedian Jim Breuer, born and raised in Valley
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Comedian Jim Breuer, born and raised in Valley Stream, performs at Molloy College in Rockville Centre. (April 29, 2013)

In the backyard of his childhood home in
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In the backyard of his childhood home in Wantagh, comedy writer, author and producer Alan Zweibel reminisces about growing up on Long Island. (May 2, 2013)

Larry Miller attends the Laugh Factory's 31st annual
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Larry Miller attends the Laugh Factory's 31st annual free Thanksgiving Feast in Los Angeles, California. Larry Miller is an actor, comedian and entertainer who moved to Valley Stream as a boy. (Nov. 26, 2009)

Comedienne Wendy Liebman, a Roslyn Heights native, performs
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Comedienne Wendy Liebman, a Roslyn Heights native, performs at the "Everybody Loves To Laugh Comedy Benefit" held at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center in Santa Monica, Calif. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Filmmaker Judd Apatow, a Syosset native, arrives at
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Filmmaker Judd Apatow, a Syosset native, arrives at the 2013 MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala Honoring Bruce Springsteen at Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles. (Feb. 8, 2013)

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Writer and stand up comic Carol Leifer, born
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Writer and stand up comic Carol Leifer, born in East Williston, attends "From Stand-up to Sitcom" presented by the Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, CA. (Oct. 6, 2008)

Comedian Dave Attell, a Rockville Centre native, performs
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Comedian Dave Attell, a Rockville Centre native, performs during The Anti-Social Network comedy show at The Pearl concert theater at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. (July 3, 2011)

Comedian Amy Schumer, a Rockville Centre native, speaks
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Comedian Amy Schumer, a Rockville Centre native, speaks onstage during the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr at Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, Calif. (Aug. 4, 2012)

Kevin James, a Stony Brook native, attends the
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Kevin James, a Stony Brook native, attends the Here Comes The Boom Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York City. (Oct. 9, 2012)

Honoree Eddie Murphy, a Roosevelt native, speaks onstage
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Honoree Eddie Murphy, a Roosevelt native, speaks onstage at Spike TV's "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only" at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2012)

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Commack native Rosie O'Donnell arrives at the grand
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Commack native Rosie O'Donnell arrives at the grand opening of Mike Tyson's one-man show "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth - Live on Stage" at the Hollywood Theatre at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas. (April 14, 2012)

Producer Judd Apatow, a Syosset native, participates in
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Producer Judd Apatow, a Syosset native, participates in the Comedy Central ComedyFest Kick-Off at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, Calif. (April 29, 2013)

Writer and stand up comic Carol Leifer, an
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Writer and stand up comic Carol Leifer, an East Williston native, arrives at The Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences Writer Nominees' 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Reception at Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, Calif. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Larry Miller is an actor, comedian and entertainer
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Larry Miller is an actor, comedian and entertainer who moved to Valley Stream as a boy. (Nov. 6, 2011)

Comedy writer, author and producer Alan Zweibel is
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Comedy writer, author and producer Alan Zweibel is shown here in front of the Forest Lake Elementary School in Wantagh, which he attended in the 1950's. Zweibel recently returned to Wantagh to reminisce about growing up on Long Island. (May 2, 2013)

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On the front lawn of his childhood home
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On the front lawn of his childhood home in Wantagh, comedy writer, author and producer Alan Zweibel reminisces about growing up on Long Island. (May 2, 2013)

Long Island-born comic Wendy Liebman at 5-years-old at
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Long Island-born comic Wendy Liebman at 5-years-old at her home in Roslyn. "I quit the Brownies when I found out there were no cookies." (1968)

Fred Willard, left, and Larry Miller pose for
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Fred Willard, left, and Larry Miller pose for photos together when they arrive for a screening of their movie "For Your Consideration" during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Larry Miller is an actor, comedian and entertainer who moved to Valley Stream as a boy. (Sept. 10, 2006)

Actor Billy Crystal presents Sid Caesar the Pioneer
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Actor Billy Crystal presents Sid Caesar the Pioneer Award onstage at the 2006 TV Land Awards at the Barker Hangar on in Santa Monica, California. Crystal grew up in Long Beach. (March 19, 2006)

Kate McKinnon, Long Island born and raised actress
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Kate McKinnon, Long Island born and raised actress and comedian, stars in NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE here in the "Ben Affleck" episode. From left are Ben Affleck, Bill Hader, and Kate McKinnon. (May 18, 2013)

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Kate McKinnon, Long Island born and raised actress
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Kate McKinnon, Long Island born and raised actress and comedian, stars in NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE here, in the "Louis C.K." episode. From left are Louis C.K., Kate McKinnon, and Bill Hader. (Nov. 3, 2012)

Comedian Jim Breuer, born and raised in Valley
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Comedian Jim Breuer, born and raised in Valley Stream, performed at Molloy College in Rockville Centre. (April 29, 2013)

Writer and stand up comic Carol Leifer, bottom
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Writer and stand up comic Carol Leifer, bottom right, stands with her family in the backyard of her home in East Williston. From back left, clockwise, are her father, Seymour Leifer, her mother Anna Leifer, Carol Leifer and her sister Jane Leifer.

Actor and comedian Fred Armisen, a Valley Stream
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Actor and comedian Fred Armisen, a Valley Stream native, attends The New Yorker's David Remnick Hosts White House Correspondents' Dinner Weekend Pre-Party at W Hotel Rooftop in Washington, DC. (April 26, 2013)

Comedian Andy Kaufman died of lung cancer at
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Comedian Andy Kaufman died of lung cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on May 16, 1984. The Great Neck was 36.

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