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The Breakout Comedians of the 2000s

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The 2000s were a big decade for comedy, and these are the comedians who had the best decade of all -- the ones who really broke out in the 2000s.
Steve Carell stars on The Office
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Many of us may remember Steve Carell from the '90s, when he was starring on the short-lived sketch comedy The Dana Carvey Show or working as a correspondent on The Daily Show. But it wasn't until the 2000s that Carell hit it big as the star of the American version of The Office on NBC, then as the leading man in 2005's smash The 40-Year Old Virgin. Now, he's a bona fide movie star -- one of the only comedians to become a movie star in the 2000s.
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