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  • n. a person who ad-libs, particularly one who is well-known for skill in ad-libbing


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  • The vaudeville star Eddie Cantor called Linkletter the best ad-libber in radio.

    TV's 'People Are Funny' Host Art Linkletter Dies

  • For a would-be NFL lineman who never made it to the league after injuring his knee in tryouts, Madden might be the NFL's most successful ad-libber. - Madden will be ready for the call to the Hall

  • He's a brilliant ad-libber -- he spent his early years doing improv theater -- with an encyclopedic mind.

    The Truthiness Teller

  • Jay Leno is a comic and he's not an ad-libber, you know, as I'm sure he probably knows.

    CNN Transcript Jan 23, 2005

  • To me, the images that came to my mind were what a great ad-libber he was.

    CNN Transcript Jan 23, 2005

  • Above all, Craig Ferguson is the best ad-libber in late night.

    TV Barn

  • He'd be standing there, leaning over, practically parallel to the ground, eyes flashing, extemporizing as he went, but he was in with another ad-libber.

    The Sheila Variations

  • At issue: the alleged personality clash between Reese Witherspoon (supposedly the controlling perfectionist who's never late) and Vince Vaughn (purportedly the free-style ad-libber who operates according to different time zones depending on his mood).

    JAM! Showbiz

  • Not sure if they're trying to make Chavito into a dunce, or if he's just a bad ad-libber.

    IGN TV

  • “If you think he has real talent — and boy he does, he’s a good ad-libber, he’s good on his feet — you would think that NBC would think twice about building that brand before they mix news with opinion,” said The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta.

    David Gregory: NBC's Lame-Duck?


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