03/11/2011 08:07 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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

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!

14 Things You Didn't Know About Comedians' Backgrounds (PHOTOS)