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Woody Allen, photographed by Irving Penn for the December 1983 cover.

Over the decades, Vanity Fair has shot nearly every leading man of comedy—from portfolios by Herb Ritts to covers by Annie Leibovitz. We’ve dressed them as clowns, pinup beauties, and colonial officers, and even stripped them naked. Below, a sampling of our best comedic photography.

Eddie Murphy, photographed by Ted Thai for the July 1988 cover.

Jerry Seinfeld, photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the May 1994 issue.

George Burns, photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the April 1995 issue.

Steve Martin, photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the April 1995 issue.

Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy, and Jim Carrey, photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the April 1997 issue.

Chris Rock, photographed by Sam Jones for the September 1997 issue.

Chris Tucker and Chris Rock, photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the April 1998 issue.

Robin Williams, photographed by Herb Ritts for the April 1998 issue.

Jerry Seinfeld, photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the May 1998 cover. Styled by André Leon Talley.

Chris Rock, photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the August 1998 cover. Styled by Bill Mullen.

Ben Stiller, photographed by Robert Maxwell for the December 1998 issue.

Mike Myers, photographed by David LaChapelle for the April 1999 issue.

Will Smith, photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the July 1999 cover. Styled by Bill Mullen.

Will Smith, photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the July 1999 issue. Styled by Bill Mullen.

Jim Carrey, photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the November 1999 cover.

Damon, Marlon, Shawn, and Kennen Ivory Wayans, photographed by Herb Ritts for the April 2001 issue.

Jon Stewart, photographed by Robert Trachtenberg for the May 2001 issue.

Will Ferrell, photographed by Mark Seliger for the December 2003 issue.

Jon Stewart, photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the January 2005 issue.

Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Chris Rock, and Jack Black, photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the March 2007 cover. Styled by Michael Roberts.

Seth Rogen, photographed by Art Streiber for the March 2008 issue.

Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, and Paul Rudd, photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the April 2009 cover. Styled by Jessica Diehl.

Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, and Jason Segel, photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the April 2009 issue. Styled by Jessica Diehl.

Danny McBride, photographed by Mark Seliger for the April 2009 issue.

Russell Brand, photographed by Mark Seliger for the April 2009 issue.

Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Jason Bateman, and Leslie Mann, photographed by Norman Jean Roy for the April 2009 issue.

Paul Rudd, photographed by Art Streiber for the April 2009 issue.

Jonah Hill, photographed by Sam Jones for the April 2009 issue.

Will Arnett, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for the April 2009 issue.

Jason Segel, photographed by Norman Jean Roy for the April 2009 issue.

Seth Rogen, photographed by Norman Jean Roy for the April 2009 issue.

Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the March 2010 issue.

Zach Galifianakis, photographed by Sam Jones for the November 2010 issue.

Stephen Colbert, photographed by Mark Seliger for the October 2007 issue. The photograph was reprinted in the October 2011 issue, shown here.

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