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

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 07/19/11 05:29 PM ET   Updated: 09/18/11 06:12 AM ET

If you know a comedian strictly from their work onstage or in TV and movies, it's easy to forget that they've had a rich, textured life that has led them to be widely known as a funny person. Each comedian has had a unique set of circumstances that made them who they are -- whether it's their first job or a particularly unique childhood.

We've already done one list of facts about comics you may not have known, but here's another with a few more. Vote for the most interesting!

Aziz Ansari Was An Intern At 'The Onion'
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Although Aziz Ansari is one of the hottest stand-ups working today, he spent his college years learning the art of business -- even at one of the funniest outlets in the country. "I interned [at The Onion] when I was a sophomore at NYU, and I just interned at the advertising department," Ansari said in an interview with The A.V. Club. "I just hung around and played foosball, pretty much. Everyone was really nice, and I still keep in touch with a few people. It was a fun internship, but it wasn't like I was in the writer's room or anything like that. I was just going around and delivering checks and stuff."
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