Template:Infobox comedian

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Usage[change source]

This infobox may be added by pasting the template as shown below into an article.

{{Infobox comedian
| name                 = 
| image                = 
| image_size           = 
| alt                  = 
| caption              = 
| pseudonym            = 
| birth_name           = 
| birth_date           = 
| birth_place          = 
| death_date           = 
| death_place          = 
| medium               = 
| nationality          = 
| active               = 
| genre                = 
| subject              = 
| influences           = 
| influenced           = 
| spouse               = 
| domesticpartner      = 
| notable_work         = 
| signature            = 
| website              = 
| footnotes            = 
| current_members      = 
| past_members         = 
| module               = 
}}

Parameters[change source]

All attributes are optional.

Parameter Explanation
name Insert name of comedian
image Just the name of the file, e.g. filename.jpg
image_size Insert image width (defaults to frameless if left empty)
alt Alternative text for the image
caption Insert photograph caption. Try to include date of photo and the photographer
pseudonym Insert any of the comedian's aliases or pen names
birth_name Insert comedian's birth name
birth_date Insert date of birth: month, day, year. Use {{birth date and age|YYYY|MM|DD}} (use Use {{birth date|YYYY|MM|DD}} if dead)
birth_place Insert place of birth: town, city, country
death_date Insert date of death: month, day, year. Use {{death date and age|YYYY|MM|DD|YYYY|MM|DD}} (first set for death date; second set for birth date)
death_place Insert place of death: town, city, country
medium Insert the medium the comedian worked in: television, stand-up, film, etc.
nationality Insert nationality of writer
active Insert the years that the person is active
genre Insert the comedian's general comedic genre. For instance, Jon Stewart would be political satire; George Carlin would be black humor
subject Insert the most frequent topics of the comedian's comedy (e.g. for Dave Chapelle, racism/race relations; for Stephen Colbert, politics/the Christian Right; for Cheech Marin, race and drugs)
influences Insert the names of comedians who influenced his/her work. Note that it is possible for a comedian to both influence and be influenced by another comedian, if they are colleagues or are contemporaneous
influenced Insert the names of comedians who were influenced by his/her work. Note that it is possible for a comedian to both influence and be influenced by another comedian, if they are colleagues or are contemporaneous
signature Insert an image of the comedian's signature
website Insert the comedian's official website. Use {{URL}}.
footnotes Insert any miscellaneous information here
current_members For comedy troupes and double acts, list all current members. If the troupe/duo has broken up, name all people who were members at the time of the breakup
former_members For comedy troupes and double acts, list all members who have, for whatever reason, left. If the troupe/duo has broken up, name all people who left before the time of the breakup
module Used for embedding other infoboxes into this one. For example {{Infobox comedian awards}}

Related pages[change source]

Microformats[change source]

The HTML markup produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the person's details parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue articles across Wikipedia or via a browser tool operated by a reader, to (for example) add the subject to an address book or database. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.

Sub-templates[change source]

Date-of-birth ("bday") information will only be included in the microformat if {{birth date}}, or {{birth date and age}} are used in the infobox. (Do not use these if the date is before 1583). Be cautious about using these if the person is still living, per WP:DOB.

To include a URL, use {{URL}}.

Please do not remove instances of these sub-templates.

Classes[change source]

hCard uses HTML classes including:

  • adr
  • agent
  • bday
  • birthplace
  • category
  • country-name
  • deathdate
  • deathplace
  • extended-address
  • family-name
  • fn (required)
  • given-name
  • honorific-prefix
  • honorific-suffix
  • label
  • locality
  • n
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
  • role
  • url
  • vcard

Please do not rename or remove these classes nor collapse nested elements which use them.