Laughter and Lyrics: 10 Comedians Who Also Make Music

Some comedians have mastered the art of music.

They're Good for More Than Just Laughs - They may be some of your favorite comedians but did you know these stars also execute their talents through music? Here are 10 famous comedians who you might have forgotten are also pretty good musicians.   (Photo: M Vaudrey/PictureGroup)

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They're Good for More Than Just Laughs - They may be some of your favorite comedians but did you know these stars also execute their talents through music? Here are 10 famous comedians who you might have forgotten are also pretty good musicians.   (Photo: M Vaudrey/PictureGroup)

Jamie Foxx - Jamie Foxx sure is “Unpredictable.” With him, we couldn't predict the next joke that would have us uncontrollably laughing nor did we expect him to be such a great singer. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Jamie Foxx - Jamie Foxx sure is “Unpredictable.” With him, we couldn't predict the next joke that would have us uncontrollably laughing nor did we expect him to be such a great singer. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Eddie Murphy - Who wouldn’t want to “Party All the Time” with Mr. Murphy? He was as funny as he was culturally relevant. He had hit comedy specials and a hit single with Rick James.  (Photo: Columbia)

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Eddie Murphy - Who wouldn’t want to “Party All the Time” with Mr. Murphy? He was as funny as he was culturally relevant. He had hit comedy specials and a hit single with Rick James. (Photo: Columbia)

Chris Rock - Although Chris Rock's body of work doesn't stretch far, whatever he has dabbled in has been profound (in its own way). Many will recall his hilarious "No Sex in the Champagne Room," which was somewhat of a hit in the late '90s. Go back a little deeper and you might even find yourself laughing at the songs he recorded for the movie CB4.  (Photo: Universal Pictures)

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Chris Rock - Although Chris Rock's body of work doesn't stretch far, whatever he has dabbled in has been profound (in its own way). Many will recall his hilarious "No Sex in the Champagne Room," which was somewhat of a hit in the late '90s. Go back a little deeper and you might even find yourself laughing at the songs he recorded for the movie CB4. (Photo: Universal Pictures)

Donald Glover - By now many probably know him better as Childish Gambino, and rightfully soseeing as how Glover has released several mixtapes and albums under this moniker. Add to the fact that he regularly performs at various music festivals, and it becomes obvious that rapping was just as much a part of his calling as writing for 30 Rock.  (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Donald Glover - By now many probably know him better as Childish Gambino, and rightfully soseeing as how Glover has released several mixtapes and albums under this moniker. Add to the fact that he regularly performs at various music festivals, and it becomes obvious that rapping was just as much a part of his calling as writing for 30 Rock. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Redd Foxx - Yes, before he turned to a life of comedy, Redd Foxx recorded a few songs with Savoy Records. These even predate his comedic recordings, which also featured a mix of jokes and music.  (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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Redd Foxx - Yes, before he turned to a life of comedy, Redd Foxx recorded a few songs with Savoy Records. These even predate his comedic recordings, which also featured a mix of jokes and music. (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Katt Williams - Katt Williams has positioned himself as part of the hip hop culture since he first got put on with the album It's Pimpin' Pimpin' being one of his most poignant lyrical touchstones  (Photos from left: Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Katt Williams - Katt Williams has positioned himself as part of the hip hop culture since he first got put on with the album It's Pimpin' Pimpin' being one of his most poignant lyrical touchstones (Photos from left: Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Wayne Brady - Wayne Brady has released not one, but two albums. Yes, two albums. One of which was a moderately well-received R&B album, the second being a children's album. Not bad for a man that was politely turned down by Mary Jane Paul. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Getty Images) 

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Wayne Brady - Wayne Brady has released not one, but two albums. Yes, two albums. One of which was a moderately well-received R&B album, the second being a children's album. Not bad for a man that was politely turned down by Mary Jane Paul. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Getty Images) 

Andy Samberg - Oh you don't think Samberg has bars? Andy Samberg is well known for his role on SNL and his hilarious comedy rap troupe, The Lonely Island. (Photo: Dane Delany / BET)

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Andy Samberg - Oh you don't think Samberg has bars? Andy Samberg is well known for his role on SNL and his hilarious comedy rap troupe, The Lonely Island. (Photo: Dane Delany / BET)

Bill Cosby - In the early '70s, the Cos took it upon himself to record a PSA-type album titled Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs.  (Photo: Ben Hider/PictureGroup)

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Bill Cosby - In the early '70s, the Cos took it upon himself to record a PSA-type album titled Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs.  (Photo: Ben Hider/PictureGroup)

Nick Cannon - If Wild 'N Out is any indication of Nick's improv skills, then you can expect some greatness to come from him during the Cypher. Will he start "wild 'n'" on Kevin? Tune in to find out.  (Photo: BET)

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Nick Cannon - Before Kevin Hart's Chocolate Drop persona was well-known, fellow Real Husband Nick Cannon released a self-titled hip hop album in 2003. Nick later revisited his lyical abilities at the 2013 Hip Hop Awards. Perhaps he'll revisit these same skills during the next season of Real Husbands of Hollywood? (Photo: BET)