26 Comedians Who Are (Probably) Smarter Than You (PHOTOS)

04/24/2012 07:45 am ET | Updated May 13, 2013

Comedians are smart. After all, you have to be if you're going to dissect the complex landscapes of social discourse, contemporary culture and politics AND make people laugh while doing so. But most people aren't aware of just how smart many of today's notable comedians are. We're talking high school valedictorian, Ivy League-educated, summa cum laude smart.

Here are just a few comedians who are so smart they could have probably gone into any field they wanted, but chose to pursue comedy because it's what they love to do. You might be surprised how many of your favorite funny people have math or science degrees as well as how many comedians were or could have been lawyers. Tell us which one surprised you the most in the comments.

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