gimmick, zany, impediment, bastard, numpty, boor, fellow, buck, schmuck, varmint, snag, scum, airhead, maniac, guy, rider, gagger, dog, cur, snake, jokester, rotter, sleazeball, fink, cretin, hitch, toad, sod, farceur, male, vermin, slime, quipster, fool, chuff, house of cards, sleazebag, jack, bugger, bomb, hombre, churl, slob, lad, bloke, dope, scumbag, club, lout, crumb, droll, land mine, pill, face card, proviso, beast, cat, deuce, dumb blond, gagster, chap, diamond, swine, hound, gentleman, chappie, stinker, kicker, deck, idiot, so-and-so, blighter, joe, gotcha, rat fink, ace, fella, dude, bleeder, catch, good-time Charlie, buzzard, booby trap, laughter, scuzzball, galoot, louse, be (always) good for a laugh, skunk, turkey, crud, heel, creep, catch-22, gent, bounder, reptile, article, lump, cad, sleaze, a figure of fun, laughing stock, rat, stinkard, slimeball, heart, dud, dirtbag
humorist (part of speech: noun)
card, writer, actor, belletrist, wag, cutup, funnyman, columnist, prankster, comic, punster, buffoon, dramatist, clown, author, gagman, essayist, jester, playwright, scriptwriter, humorist, comedian, wit, banterer, copywriter, word smith
- The joker takes every trick! - "Her Mother's Secret", Emma D. E. N. Southworth.
- " Well, now, if Squire Putney would lead off," said the joker, looking round. - "Annie Kilburn A Novel", W. D. Howells.
- So when the property- man, an incorrigible joker, asked me to go home and borrow Mrs. Bradshaw's ibid for him, I simply looked at him and smiled a broad, silent smile and never moved a peg. - "Life on the Stage", Clara Morris.