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Michael Ian Black
Actor/Comedian/Writer Stagedoor Manor, New York

Black is an American comedian, actor, writer, and director. He has starred in several TV comedy series, including The StateEdViva VarietyStella, and Michael & Michael Have Issues. He is also a poker player, appearing on Celebrity Poker Showdown several times.

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Mel Brooks
Comedian/Film Director/Actor Camp Sussex, New Jersey

Brooks (Melvin Kaminsky) attended Camp Sussex in New Jersey as a kid.

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Eddie Cantor

Cantor is an American performer, comedian, dancer, singer, actor and songwriter. A playhouse/theater at Surprise Lake Camp is named after him.

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Drew Carey
Actor/Comedian YMCA Camp Y-Noah, Ohio

Carey, an actor, comedian, The Price Is Right host and part owner of the Seattle Sounders FC soccer team, was a camp counselor at YMCA Camp Y-Noah in Akron, Ohio.

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George Carlin

Carlin was an American comedian, writer, social critic, and actor who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums.

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Chevy Chase
Actor/Comedian Camp Tamakwa, Ontario

Chase is an American comedian, writer, television actor and film actor best known for portraying Clark Griswold in the National Lampoon’s Vacation movies and for starring on Saturday Night Live early in his career.

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Joel Chasnoff
Comedian Camp Ramah

Chasnoff is is an American stand-up comedian and writer with stage and screen credits in eight countries, and author of the comic memoir The 188th Crybaby Brigade, about his year as a tank soldier in the Israeli Army

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Bill Cosby

Cosby is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician and activist.

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Dave Coulier
Actor/Comedian Camp Highlands, Wisconsin

Coulier is an American stand-up comedian, impressionist, television and voice actor and television host. He became known in the late 1980s and the early 1990s for playing Joey Gladstone on the ABC sitcom Full House.

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Larry David
Writer/Actor/Comedian/Producer All-America Camp, New York

David is an American actor, writer, comedian, and television producer. He was the co-creator, with Jerry Seinfeld, of the television series Seinfeld, and was its head writer and executive producer from 1989 to 1998. David has subsequently gained further recognition for the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm, also created by David, in which he stars as a semi-fictionalized version of himself. David first met comedian Richard Lewis at All-America Camp in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York.

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Chris Farley
Actor/Comedian Red Arrow Camp, Wisconsin

Farley was an American comedian and actor. Farley had a loud, energetic comedy style, and was a member of Chicago’s Second City Theatre and cast member of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live between 1990 and 1995.

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Gabe Kaplan
Actor/Comedian/Professional Poker Player Camp Sussex, New Jersey

Kaplan is an American comedian, actor, poker commentator, and professional poker player. He is best known for his role as Gabriel “Gabe” Kotter in the 1970s sitcom, Welcome Back, Kotter, but he has become more visible in recent years as a poker player and commentator.

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Myq Kaplan

Kaplan is an American stand-up comedian.

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Julie Klausner
Comedian/Writer/Podcaster Camp Scatico, New York

Klausner is a New York City-based author, podcaster, and comedy writer-performer. She appeared in the Camp MTV special filmed at Camp Scatico.

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Nick Kroll
Actor/Comedian Camp Wildwood, Maine

Kroll is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, producer, and comedian. He is best known for his role as Rodney Ruxin on The League and his own Comedy Central program, Kroll Show.

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Richard Lewis

Lewis first met Larry David at All-America Camp. They didn’t like each other at first.

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Steve Martin
Actor/Comedian Camp Osceola, California

Martin is an American actor, comedian, musician, author, screenwriter, film producer and voice over artist.

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Eugene Mirman

Mirman is a Russian-born American comedian and writer. Mirman also played Yvgeny Mirminsky on Delocated, and voices Gene Belcher on the animated comedy Bob’s Burgers.

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B.J. Novak
Actor/Comedian/Writer Camp Ramah

Novak is an American actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter and director known for being a writer and co-executive producer of The Office, in which he also played Ryan Howard, as well as appearing in Inglourious Basterds and Saving Mr. Banks.

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Gilda Radner
Actress/Comedian Camp Tamakwa, Ontario

Radner was an American comedian and actress. She was best known as an original cast member of Saturday Night Live, for which she won an Emmy Award in 1978.

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Jim Rash

Rash is an American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for playing Dean Pelton on the NBC sitcom Community. In 2012, he received a Golden Globe nomination and won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film The Descendants.

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Seth Rogen
Actor/Comedian/Writer Camp Miriam, British Columbia

Rogen is a Canadian stand-up comedian, actor, producer, director, screenwriter, and voice actor.

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Modi Rosenfeld

Rosenfeld, known professionally as Modi, is a stand-up comedian, actor, and cantor.

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Andy Samberg

Samberg is an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning American actor, stand-up comedian, writer, and member of the comedy group The Lonely Island. He is known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live (2005–2012), where they have been credited with popularizing the SNL Digital Shorts, the comical short films and music videos starring Samberg and other members of the SNL cast.

He worked as campfire coordinator at Skylake.

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Adam Sandler

Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many Hollywood feature films that combined have grossed over $2 billion at the box office.

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Martin Short
Comedian/Actor Camp Wanakita, Ontario

Short is an Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, singer and producer best known for his comedy work, particularly on the TV programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live and in movies like Three Amigos, Father of the Bride and Mars Attacks!

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Sarah Silverman

Silverman is an American stand-up comedian, writer, and actress. Her satirical comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics such as racism, sexism, and religion by having her comic character endorse them in an ironic fashion.

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Jenny Slate
Actress/Comedian Camp Tapawingo, Maine

Slate  is an American actress, stand-up comedian, and author best known as the creator of the Marcel the Shell With Shoes On short films, which was also spun-off into a children’s book. She is also known for her season as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2009–2010, as well as for her recurring roles on House of Lies, Parks and Recreation, Bob’s Burgers, and Kroll Show. She most recently starred in the 2014 Sundance film Obvious Child, and currently co-stars in the FX comedy series Married. She spent eight summers at summer camp.

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Robert Smigel
Actor/Humorist/Comedian Camp Modin, Maine

Smigel is an American actor, humorist, comedian and writer known for his Saturday Night Live “TV Funhouse” cartoon shorts and as the puppeteer and voice behind Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog.

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Jerry Stiller

Stiller is an American comedian and actor who spent many years in the comedy team Stiller and Meara with his wife, Anne Meara. Stiller and Meara are the parents of actor Ben Stiller (with whom he co-starred in the movies ZoolanderHeavyweightsHot Pursuit and The Heartbreak Kid) and actress Amy Stiller. Jerry is best known for his recurring role as Frank Costanza on the television series Seinfeld, and his supporting role as Arthur Spooner on the television series The King of Queens.

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David Wain
Film Director/Writer/Comedian Camp Modin, Maine

Wain is an American comedian, writer, actor and director. He is most widely known for directing the feature films Role Models and Wet Hot American Summer, the sketch comedy series The State and for producing, directing and writing the Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital. Wain was a founding member of comedy group Stella, along with Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black.

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Keenen Ivory Wayans
Actor, Comedian

Wayans is an American actor, comedian, director and writer known as the host and creator of the Fox sketch comedy series In Living Color. Wayans is the director/creator of Scary Movie, the highest grossing movie ever directed by an African American. He briefly hosted his own show called The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show.