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

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  3. 3
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    Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation

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  4. 4
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    the people's #1
    Dogma, Cars, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

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  5. 5
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    Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest People of All Time


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

  6. 6
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    The Jerk, ¡Three Amigos!, Bowfinger

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    Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest People of All Time


    Eddie Murphy Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, Coming to America

  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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    Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest People of All Time


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

  10. 10
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    Leslie Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest People of All Time


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

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

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

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    The Producers, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles

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    John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest People of All Time


    John Belushi The Blues Brothers, Saturday Night Live, Animal House

  15. 15
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    John Candy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest People of All Time


    John Candy SCTV, Spaceballs, Planes

  16. 16
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    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Shrek ...

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    Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest People of All Time


    Tina Fey Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls, 30 Rock

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    Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest People of All Time


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

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    Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest People of All Time


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

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    The Cosby Show, Bill Cosby: Himself, Uptown Saturday Night

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

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    John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest People of All Time


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

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    Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest People of All Time


    Chevy Chase Christmas Vacation, Caddyshack, Vacation

  24. 24
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    Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest People of All Time


    Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters II

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

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    Rodney Dangerfield is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest People of All Time


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

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    Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest People of All Time

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    Phil Hartman Saturday Night Live, Jingle All the Way, The Simpsons

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    Block Party, Half Baked, Chappelle's Show

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    Betty White is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest People of All Time

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

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    Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest People of All Time


    Ben Stiller Zoolander, Tropic Thunder, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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

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    Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest People of All Time


    Adam Sandler 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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  34. 34
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    Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest People of All Time


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

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    - 1,263


    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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    Carol Burnett is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest People of All Time


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

  38. 38
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    Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest People of All Time


    Billy Crystal Monsters, Inc, Monsters University

  39. 39
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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, ...

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

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    Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest People of All Time


    Amy Poehler Parks and Recreation, Inside Out, Mean Girls

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

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  43. 43
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    Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest People of All Time


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

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    Vince Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest People of All Time

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    Vince Vaughn Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Wedding Crashers, The Break-Up

  45. 45
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    Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show, Elf

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  46. 46
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    Tim Conway is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest People of All Time


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

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    Dick Van Dyke is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest People of All Time


    Dick Van Dyke Diagnosis Murder, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Poppins

  48. 48
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    - 1,020


    The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times

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    Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest People of All Time


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

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