The Funniest People of All Time

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List Criteria: May include some comedic actors, but mainly people that make you laugh no matter what they do

The funniest people of all time are a mix of actors, comedians, and even a few people who probably didn't start off trying to be funny. Included in this list of people vying for the title of funniest person ever are the funniest stand-up comedians of all time and the funniest actors and actresses ever. One thing's for sure: these funny actors and comedians are at the top of their ha ha games and could make most people laugh 'til they pee.

The funniest people ever include actors like Will Ferrell and John Belushi, comedians-turned-actors like Bill Cosby and Eddie Murphy, and general funny people like George Carlin and John Cleese. While ranking a funny person is completely subjective, the folks on this list of funny people are undeniably hilarious. The real question is: who is the funniest person ever?

This is your chance to decide! Vote for the funniest comedians and actors and help decide once and for all who the funniest person alive or dead really is. If your favorite funny person isn't on the list of the funniest people ever, make sure to add them so others can revel in their hilarity.
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  1. 1
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    most listed
    Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, Jumanji

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  2. 2
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    - 3,067


    Step Brothers, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Anchorman 2: The ...

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  3. 3
    + 4,163
    - 2,171


    Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation

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  4. 4
    + 3,312
    - 1,960

    the people's #1
    Dogma, Cars, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

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  5. 5
    + 3,902
    - 2,147


    Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, Coming to America

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  6. 6
    + 4,804
    - 2,263


    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Truman Show, Ace Ventura: Pet ...

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  7. 7
    + 3,457
    - 1,691


    The Jerk, ¡Three Amigos!, Bowfinger

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  8. 8
    + 3,000
    - 1,680


    Richard Pryor: Live in Concert, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip, ...

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  9. 9
    + 3,277
    - 1,788


    The Office, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Despicable Me

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  10. 10
    + 2,824
    - 1,586


    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, The Naked Gun 2½: ...

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  11. 11
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    - 1,560


    Tommy Boy, Beverly Hills Ninja, Black Sheep

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  12. 12
    + 2,879
    - 1,648


    Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker, Madagascar, Head of State

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  13. 13
    + 2,465
    - 1,464


    The Producers, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles

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  14. 14
    + 2,508
    - 1,258


    SCTV, Spaceballs, Planes

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  15. 15
    + 2,183
    - 1,628


    The Blues Brothers, Saturday Night Live, Animal House

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  16. 16
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    - 1,573


    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Shrek ...

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  17. 17
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    - 1,504


    I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy

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  18. 18
    + 2,351
    - 1,648


    Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls, 30 Rock

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  19. 19
    + 2,299
    - 1,572


    The Hangover, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), The ...

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  20. 20
    + 2,273
    - 1,852


    Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time', Comedian ...

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  21. 21
    + 2,163
    - 1,313


    A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian

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  22. 22
    + 1,825
    - 1,265


    Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters II

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    Christmas Vacation, Caddyshack, Vacation

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    - 1,619


    Ted, Family Guy, Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story

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    - 2,550

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Cosby Show, Bill Cosby: Himself, Uptown Saturday Night

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    - 1,558

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Saturday Night Live, Jingle All the Way, The Simpsons

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  27. 27
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    - 1,323


    Bringing Down the House, The Golden Girls, The Match Game

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  28. 28
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    - 1,490


    Back to School, Rover Dangerfield, Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' ...

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    - 1,190

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    Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Blazing ...

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  30. 30
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    - 1,280

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    Block Party, Half Baked, Chappelle's Show

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    Zoolander, Tropic Thunder, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Louie, Louis C.K. Oh My God

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    + 2,516
    - 2,059


    Grown Ups 2, Grown Ups, Big Daddy

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    - 1,470


    The Lion King, Bean, Mr. Bean's Holiday

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    + 1,566
    - 1,450


    Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, Animal Crackers

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    + 1,391
    - 644

    ranked low on reranks
    The Da Vinci Code, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan

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  37. 37
    + 1,169
    - 1,045


    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Batman Returns, L.A. Confidential

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  38. 38
    + 1,406
    - 1,360


    Monsters, Inc, Monsters University

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  39. 39
    + 1,255
    - 1,324


    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, ...

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  40. 40
    + 1,513
    - 1,636


    Parks and Recreation, Inside Out, Mean Girls

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  41. 41
    + 1,529
    - 1,273


    The Carol Burnett Show, Horton Hears a Who!, Annie

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  42. 42
    + 1,312
    - 1,308


    McHale's Navy, The Carol Burnett Show, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of ...

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  43. 43
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    - 1,774

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Wedding Crashers, The Break-Up

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  44. 44
    + 1,383
    - 1,308


    The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Space Ghost, The Tonight Show

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  45. 45
    + 1,368
    - 1,323


    Diagnosis Murder, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Poppins

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  46. 46
    + 1,502
    - 1,796


    The Daily Show, he Colbert Report, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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  47. 47
    + 1,380
    - 1,457


    Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show, Elf

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    The Deer Hunter, Pulp Fiction, Catch Me If You Can

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  49. 49
    + 1,249
    - 1,430

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Office, The Invention of Lying, Cemetery Junction

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    - 1,186


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