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The 100+ Funniest People Of All Time

Updated August 13, 2021 1.1m votes 53.5k voters 647.7k views391 items

List RulesVote up the people who make you laugh no matter what they do - whether it is stand-up or comedic actors and actresses.

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 comedy actors and other funny famous 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 games and could make most people laugh 'til they cry.

The funniest people ever include actors like Will Ferrell and John Belushi, comedians-turned-actors like Robin Williams 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?

Below you'll see top comedy actors like Bill Murray, as well as your favorite goofy actors, like Jim Carrey. There are beloved American comedy actors in addition to funny male actors and comedians from other countries, like Rowan Atkinson from the UK or Dan Aykroyd from Canada. Of course, there are also some of the best female comedy movie actors on this list.

Vote for the funniest comedians and actors below, and help decide once and for all, who is the funniest person in the world. 

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    John Lithgow

    1945-10-19
    1,548
    1,132

    BirthplaceRochester, New York, United States of America

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    Jim Carrey

    1962-01-17
    12,459
    9,522

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

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    Rick Moranis

    1953-04-18
    1,891
    1,389

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

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    Marty Feldman

    1934-07-08
    1,811
    1,336

    BirthplaceEast End of London, London, England

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    Johnny Carson

    1925-10-23
    3,525
    2,709

    BirthplaceCorning, Quincy Township, Iowa, United States of America

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    Eugene Levy

    1946-12-17
    1,925
    1,046

    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

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    Jack Lemmon

    1925-02-08
    1,441
    1,062

    BirthplaceNewton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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    Tim Allen

    1953-06-13
    2,951
    2,220

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

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    Chris Rock

    1965-02-07
    7,317
    5,513

    BirthplaceAndrews, South Carolina, United States of America

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    Cheech Marin

    1946-07-13
    2,080
    1,519

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

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    Don Knotts

    1924-07-21
    3,305
    2,503

    BirthplaceMorgantown, West Virginia, United States of America

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    Dick Van Dyke

    1925-12-13
    3,452
    2,647

    BirthplaceWest Plains, Missouri, United States of America

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    Moe Howard

    1897-06-19
    770
    513

    BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA

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    Chris Farley

    1964-02-15
    8,663
    6,519

    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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    John Belushi

    1949-01-24
    4,958
    3,919

    BirthplaceHumboldt Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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    Terry Crews

    1968-07-30
    1,260
    868

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan, United States of America

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    Billy Crystal

    1948-03-14
    3,953
    2,993

    BirthplaceUpper East Side, New York City, New York, United States of America

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    Gilda Radner

    1946-06-28
    2,642
    1,911

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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    Don Rickles

    1926-05-08
    3,407
    2,584

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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    Madeline Kahn

    1942-09-29
    1,666
    1,256

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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    Jeff Foxworthy

    1958-09-06
    1,674
    1,293

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, USA

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    Redd Foxx

    1922-12-09
    2,444
    1,870

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA

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    Danny DeVito

    1944-11-17
    5,404
    3,958

    BirthplaceNeptune City, New Jersey, United States of America

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    Groucho Marx

    1890-10-02
    3,525
    2,874

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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    Dan Aykroyd

    1952-07-01
    4,413
    3,562

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada