Do funny comedians have to be intelligent? As I have studied different comedians and their lives, I have come to the conclusion that in order to be a funny comedian you have to be intelligent. Comedians are the observers of society, they watch what people do and they present it as comedic material. The reason they are so funny is because they display the truth of reality.To be able to understand reality and truth, you need to have a high level of perception. The comedians of our society understand a lot more than we think and could contain some of the smartest in our society!