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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    most listed
    Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, Jumanji

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

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  3. 3
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    - 2,121


    Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation

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  4. 4
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    - 1,915

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

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  5. 5
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    - 2,090


    Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, Coming to America

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  6. 6
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    - 1,657


    The Jerk, ¡Three Amigos!, Bowfinger

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  7. 7
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    - 2,201


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

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  8. 8
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    Richard Pryor: Live in Concert, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip, ...

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  9. 9
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    - 1,745


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

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  10. 10
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    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!^! The Naked Gun 2½: ...

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  11. 11
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    Tommy Boy, Beverly Hills Ninja, Black Sheep

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  12. 12
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    Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker, Madagascar, Head of State

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  13. 13
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    The Producers^!Spaceballs^!Blazing Saddles^!History of the World: Part I ...

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  14. 14
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    - 1,598


    The Blues Brothers, Saturday Night Live, Animal House

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  15. 15
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    SCTV, Spaceballs, Planes

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  16. 16
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    I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy

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    Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls, 30 Rock

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    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me^! Austin Powers in Goldmember^!

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    - 1,816


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

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  20. 20
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    The Hangover, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), The ...

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  21. 21
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    A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian

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    Christmas Vacation^! Caddyshack^! Vacation^! Community

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    Ghostbusters^! The Blues Brothers^! Ghostbusters II^! Trading Places

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

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

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

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

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    Block Party, Half Baked, Chappelle's Show

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

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

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    Zoolander^! Tropic Thunder^! The Secret Life of Walter Mitty^! Madagascar ...

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    Grown Ups 2, Grown Ups, Big Daddy

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    Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Louie, Louis C.K. Oh My God

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

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    Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, Animal Crackers

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    The Da Vinci Code, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan

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  37. 37
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    - 1,255


    The Carol Burnett Show^! Horton Hears a Who!^! Annie^! The Secret World of ...

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  38. 38
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Batman Returns, L.A. Confidential

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    - 1,302


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

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  40. 40
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    Monsters^! Inc^! Monsters University^! When Harry Met Sally...^! Analyze ...

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    Parks and Recreation, Inside Out, Mean Girls

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  42. 42
    + 1,480
    - 1,765


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

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

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  44. 44
    + 1,353
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    Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show, Elf

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  45. 45
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    McHale's Navy, The Carol Burnett Show, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of ...

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

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  47. 47
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    Diagnosis Murder^! The Dick Van Dyke Show^! Mary Poppins^! Night at the ...

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  48. 48
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    - 1,062


    The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times

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

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