13 Famous Hams Who Are Actually Terrified of the Limelight

These funny folks pushed through some serious stage fright for our enjoyment.
13 Famous Hams Who Are Actually Terrified of the Limelight

It’s easy to think that every comedian is so starved for attention that they’ll get up in front of anyone at any time. That may be true for a few fearless, natural performers, but like most of us, funny folks get the butterflies too. The pressure to perform at the highest level will do that. Whether they trust in their abilities or not, some of the funniest people on the planet know that laughs are not guaranteed. They’re out there on a limb, hoping for the best, and that (as we can all imagine) is pretty nerve-wracking. But they love it enough to power through, and that’s just commendable.

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Jerry Seinfeld said it best… “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” To be fair, Jerry, there’s a lot less pressure on the dead guy. He just gets to lie there, the lucky bastard. But it’s not just the average person. These 13 famous comedians would also hyperventilate before that eulogy, since they too are terrified of the limelight.

Jenny Slate’s anxiety affects her physically.

Stage Fright Jenny Slate In her 2019 Netflix special, literally titled Stage Fright, she says, I get such bad stage fright. It ruins my day. It f-s my body up. CRACKED



His musical comedy was his “security blanket.”

Stage Fright TEN SE Adam Sandler I was so nervous every time. Then I'd get up there and I wouldn't remember what I was supposed to say and go blank. And you have the guitar in your hands, and that way I was at least doing something. CRACKED

New Line Cinema

Fox News

It’s hard to believe that Will Ferrell gets stage fright.

Stage Fright Will Ferrell Не suffered serious stage fright that left him frozen to the spot on Step Brothers when he had to sing opera in front of 500 extras. That was one of the hardest things. I can do just about anything in front of a camera except try to legitimately sing an opera piece. CRACKED

Columbia Pictures

Irish Examiner

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