17 Movie Stars Who Started Out as Stand-Up Comedians (PHOTOS)

Emma Thompson isn't just an Academy Award-winning actress. She's also really funny. The Sense and Sensibility actress started her career as a stand-up comedienne. Thompson isn't the only big-name actor who rocked open mic night before switching to the silver screen. 

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Some of Hollywood's biggest names got their start as stand-up comics. Check out which of your favorite stars went the stand-up route before making blockbusters.

 

 

 

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