(December 19, 1963- )
Shareholder in the Lord's Chamberlain's Men theater company along with William Shakespeare
Created many of the main comic roles in Shakespeare's plays, including Bottom in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' Dogberry in 'Much Ado About Nothing,' Peter in 'Romeo & Juliet' and Launcelot Gobbo in 'The Merchant of Venice'
Why he might be annoying
He ad-libbed continually, and it is believed that Shakespeare wrote the lines 'And let those that play your clowns speak no more than is set down for them,' in 'Hamlet' because of that.
He was a shameless self promoter.
After he left the Lord Chamberlain's Men in 1600, he danced from London to Norwich in a nine day span to publicize himself.
He wrote a pamphlet called 'Kempe's Nine Days Wonder' to advertise the accomplishment.
He completely disappeared from all public record immediately afterwards.
Why he might not be annoying
He was the most beloved performer of the Elizabethan theater.
He was featured as a leading character in Arthur Miller's play 'A Cry of Players.'
Credit: Jon Mullich
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 7 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 11 Votes: 90.91% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 8 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 16 Votes: 87.50% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 35 Votes: 68.57% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 59 Votes: 69.49% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 89 Votes: 56.18% Annoying
In 2005, Out of 174 Votes: 58.05% Annoying
In 2004, Out of 244 Votes: 63.11% Annoying
In 2003, Out of 494 Votes: 59.11% Annoying
In 2002, Out of 1218 Votes: 64.94% Annoying
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