Detective Constable David Gadsby told the inquest there had been numerous text messages and emails between Ben and the comic but no evidence of criminal activity. The star was not questioned. Source: Teenage boy killed himself while suffering from post traumatic stress after being seduced by TV comedian Background: A young man committed suicide in a fit of depression a few days after a comedian whose name remains undisclosed allegedly took advantage of him sexually at a drug fueled party. I know a comic means a comedian in this context but are they exact synonyms? Are there any situations where you would find a necessity to use one instead of the other?