That comedian is sleeping like sleeping beauty.
That comedian always almost makes it to the top, but never wins.
He might be a natural-born performer.
A person who does humorous acting is a comedian. You might think that this would be actor, but it's usually a comedian. Just think of them like more of a performer!
This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.