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13 Things You Didn't Know About Comedians (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 03/11/11 08:07 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:35 PM ET

When we think of our favorite comedians, we think of the final result: that funny person we see on television or in movies who never fails to crack us up. But we often don't consciously realize that the comedian spent years perfecting their craft, and had a lifetime's worth of experiences that formed them into the comedic entity we know today.

Here are 13 surprising facts about some of our favorite funny people. Vote for the most interesting and share your own comedic trivia with us in the comments!

Louis C.K.
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Louis C.K. (whose real surname is Szekely) was born to an Irish-Catholic mother and a Mexican father of Hungarian-Jewish descent. He lived in Mexico until age 7 and spoke Spanish as his first language. He still has his Mexican citizenship.
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