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List Rules Vote up the characters that make you laugh - either with them or at them. Must be from shows on TV or streaming that are either in season or expected to return.

Who are the funniest current TV characters on air right this very moment? This is your chance to vote up the small screen characters you truly believe are the funniest on the tube in 2016-2017. Sitcom superstars like Sofia Vergara on Modern Family and Julia Louis Dreyfus on Veep are represented by their respective characters, the hilarious Gloria Delgado-Pritchett and President Selina Meyer. Current cartoon characters like Eric Cartman from South Park and Pam Poovey from Archer are also included. In fact, other animated series have given us some of the funniest characters on television right now. For instance, Bob's Burgers brought audiences Louise Belcher, while Family Guy introduced the world to Stewie Griffin.

Funny characters currently on TV span from comedic network TV characters like Detective Jake Peralta (played by comedian Andy Samberg) on FOX's Brooklyn 99 to premium cable sitcom characters like Shoshanna Shapiro (played by actress Zosia Mamet) on HBO's Girls.

Funny current TV characters on the list below are even from dramas and thrillers, such as Peter Dinklage's Tyrion Lannister on HBO's Game of Thrones and Jensen Ackles' Dean Winchester on The CW's Supernatural

Which of these current TV show characters in 2017 do you think are the funniest and most laugh out loud hilarious? Cast your votes below and be sure to add any other funny television characters, provided they are on a current show (network or streaming).

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Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Homer Simpson The Simpsons

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1,997 1,591
Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
surag added Phil Dunphy Modern Family

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2,126 1,844
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory

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2,188 1,556
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Peter Griffin Family Guy

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1,782 1,199
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Eric Cartman South Park

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1,831 1,470
Detective Jake Peralta is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Detective Jake Peralta Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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1,658 1,065
Charlie Kelly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Charlie Kelly It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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1,991 1,453
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Stewie Griffin Family Guy

9
1,426 977
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
carlybobarly added Tyrion Lannister Game of Thrones

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1,816 991
Sterling Archer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV

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1,379 1,074
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Captain Ray Holt Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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927 1,185
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Bart Simpson The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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1,380 827
Louise Belcher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Louise Belcher Bob's Burgers

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834 565
Sergeant Terry Jeffords is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
sciscano added Sergeant Terry Jeffords Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett Modern Family

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1,144 984
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Brian Griffin Family Guy

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Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Robbie M Saucier added Dean Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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Raj Koothrappali is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Raj Koothrappali The Big Bang Theory

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Frank Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ChrisPezzica added Frank Reynolds It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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939 809
Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Schmidt New Girl

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865 942
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

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553 658
Mitchell Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
LanaYoshii added Mitchell Pritchett Modern Family

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641 723
Stan Marsh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Stan Marsh South Park

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947 824
Amy Farrah Fowler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Amy Farrah Fowler The Big Bang Theory

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1,014 804
Roger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Roger American Dad!

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845 670
Tina Belcher is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
carlybobarly added Tina Belcher Bob's Burgers

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564 661
Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
LanaYoshii added Claire Dunphy Modern Family

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709 555
Butters Stotch is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added Butters Stotch South Park

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911 881
Leonard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Leonard Hofstadter The Big Bang Theory

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Penny is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Penny The Big Bang Theory

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Bernadette Rostenkowski is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Bernadette Rostenkowski The Big Bang Theory

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Sue Heck is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Sue Heck The Middle

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926 811
Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Howard Wolowitz The Big Bang Theory

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678 540
Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added Randy Marsh South Park

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Titus Andromedon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Titus Andromedon Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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681 640
Pam Poovey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Pam Poovey Archer

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587 738
Stan Smith is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Stan Smith American Dad!

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444 776
Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Lisa Simpson The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show

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455 753
Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Marge Simpson The Simpsons

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Gene Belcher is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added Gene Belcher Bob's Burgers

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Cheryl Tunt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ChrisPezzica added Cheryl Tunt Archer

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Nick Miller is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
swirlyt added Nick Miller New Girl

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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants

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Chris Griffin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
ColinBoddy added Chris Griffin Family Guy

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Bob Belcher is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
bojanthebest added Bob Belcher Bob's Burgers

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328 599
Selina Meyer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV

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Rick Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
sciscano added Rick Sanchez Rick and Morty

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Ralph Wiggum is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
Ralph Wiggum The Simpsons

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Dennis Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
swirlyt added Dennis Reynolds It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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Suzanne "Crazy Eyes"... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Characters Currently on TV
SomeDudeinCO added Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warrem Orange Is the New Black