Roy 'Chubby' Brown has been fined £30 and slapped with four points on his licence after he was caught reading a newspaper at the wheel.
The comic, whose real name is Royston Vasey, 69, was filmed by North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety camera as he drove along the A19 near Crathorne on 15 May.
Northallerton Magistrates also ordered him to pay costs of £60.
Watch the video here:
A statement from North Yorkshire Police said: "Motorists must give the road their full attention as a few seconds’ lapse in concentration can have catastrophic consequences, literally meaning the difference between life and death.”
Brown's agent said: "He is not available to comment on this matter."
More top news
A look ahead at a lively start to the weekend
2,000 children from more than 100 primary schools flocked to Sandhaven at South Shields for the annual Sandcastle Challenge.
Sunderland is set to welcome the world famous Tall Ships race in July 2018. Now, it has been given the honour of starting the race.