Photos: Ten Colorado-connected funny people

Yesterday in this space, we nodded to ten Colorado-connected hotties, ingenues and reality-TV stars. But our square state is known for funny business, too. Turns out the list of notables who were born or lived here includes lots of notable comedians and comic actors -- some hugely famous, others getting there. Check out ten big laugh-getters below. Tim Allen:

Tim Allen.

Allen was born in Denver before relocating to Michigan after the death of his father and his mom's remarriage. He subsequently found fame as the star of the long-running sitcom Home Improvement, which never struck us as particularly funny, and can currently be seen in the modest hit Last Man Standing, which is actually set in Denver -- and isn't that amusing, either. Fortunately, his filmography includes Galaxy Quest, an underrated flick if ever there was one, and the assorted Toy Story whizbangs, which are so good he can pretty much coast from here on out. Roseanne:


The woman originally known as Roseanne Barr was born in Salt Lake City but moved to the Denver area at age eighteen. She first made her name in stand-up comedy at local clubs, then made the leap to the big time with Roseanne, a situation comedy smash that she's never been able to top or match. More recently, she ran for the 2012 presidency on the "Green Tea Ticket." In case you haven't seen the news lately, she didn't win. Continue for more of our eight Colorado-connected famous funny people.

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