• Born year: 1776
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  • Death year: 1846
John Liston

John Liston (c. 1776 - 22 March 1846), English comedian, was born in London.He made his public debut on the stage at Weymouth as Lord Duberley in The Heir-at-law. After several dismal failures in tragic parts, some of them in support of Mrs Siddons, he discovered accidentally that his forte was comedy, especially in the personation of old men and country boys, in which he displayed a fund of drollery and broad humour.