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List Rules 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
7,264 3,578
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Robin Williams Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, Jumanji

2
6,622 4,260
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Will Ferrell Step Brothers, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

3
5,507 2,962
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Bill Murray Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation

4
4,434 2,825
George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
George Carlin Dogma, Cars, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

5
5,201 2,884
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Eddie Murphy Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, Coming to America

6
6,565 3,010
Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Jim Carrey Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Truman Show, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

7
4,621 2,317
Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Steve Martin The Jerk, ¡Three Amigos!, Bowfinger

8
3,979 2,281
Richard Pryor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Richard Pryor Richard Pryor: Live in Concert, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip, Blazing Saddles

9
4,543 2,445
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
3,704 2,220
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: The Smell of Fear, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult

11
3,985 2,147
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Chris Farley Tommy Boy, Beverly Hills Ninja, Black Sheep

12
2,827 2,179
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
John Belushi The Blues Brothers, Saturday Night Live, Animal House

13
3,302 1,936
Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Mel Brooks The Producers, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles

14
3,752 2,241
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Chris Rock Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker, Madagascar, Head of State

The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

15
3,353 1,670
John Candy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
clash1977 added John Candy SCTV, Spaceballs, Planes

16
2,829 1,990
Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
clash1977 added Lucille Ball I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy

17
3,067 2,497
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time', Comedian

18
3,192 2,266
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Tina Fey Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls, 30 Rock

19
3,094 2,144
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Mike Myers Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Shrek

20
2,903 1,745
John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
John Cleese A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian

21
2,395 1,669
Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
augie added Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters II

Celebrities Who Fell Into Homelessness

22
2,756 2,032
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Chevy Chase Christmas Vacation, Caddyshack, Vacation

23
2,862 2,178
Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Seth MacFarlane Ted, Family Guy, Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story

24
3,029 2,165
Zach Galifianakis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Zach Galifianakis The Hangover, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), The Hangover Part II

25
2,555 3,508
Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Bill Cosby The Cosby Show, Bill Cosby: Himself, Uptown Saturday Night

26
1,824 2,021
Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Phil Hartman Saturday Night Live, Jingle All the Way, The Simpsons

27
3,158 1,675
Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Coolza added Dave Chappelle Block Party, Half Baked, Chappelle's Show

28
2,421 1,883
Rodney Dangerfield is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Rodney Dangerfield Back to School, Rover Dangerfield, Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me

The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

29
2,747 1,668
Betty White is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Betty White Bringing Down the House, The Golden Girls, The Match Game

30
2,543 1,522
Gene Wilder is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added Gene Wilder Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles

31
2,750 2,093
Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
acquarella added Ben Stiller Zoolander, Tropic Thunder, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

32
2,327 2,252
Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Louis C.K. Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Louie, Louis C.K. Oh My God

33
2,974 1,848
Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Rowan Atkinson The Lion King, Bean, Mr. Bean's Holiday

34
3,332 2,720
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Adam Sandler Grown Ups 2, Grown Ups, Big Daddy

35
2,027 1,770
Groucho Marx is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Groucho Marx Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, Animal Crackers

People Who Disappeared Mysteriously

36
1,773 1,364
Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added Danny DeVito One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Batman Returns, L.A. Confidential

37
2,052 2,051
Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Amy Poehler Parks and Recreation, Inside Out, Mean Girls

38
2,051 1,552
Carol Burnett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
snowman69 added Carol Burnett The Carol Burnett Show, Horton Hears a Who!, Annie

39
1,987 2,286
Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Stephen Colbert The Daily Show, he Colbert Report, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

40
1,872 1,665
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added Billy Crystal Monsters, Inc, Monsters University

41
1,617 1,649
Peter Sellers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Peter Sellers Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Being There, The Pink Panther

42
1,803 1,585
Johnny Carson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added Johnny Carson The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Space Ghost, The Tonight Show

The Most Hilarious Movies of 2014

43
1,756 1,736
Bob Newhart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
bojanthebest added Bob Newhart Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show, Elf

44
1,673 2,236
Vince Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Vince Vaughn Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Wedding Crashers, The Break-Up

45
1,682 1,590
Tim Conway is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added Tim Conway McHale's Navy, The Carol Burnett Show, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

46
1,795 1,341
Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
PeteBoyle added Charlie Chaplin The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times

47
1,762 1,596
Dick Van Dyke is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added Dick Van Dyke Diagnosis Murder, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Poppins

48
1,744 1,801
Ricky Gervais is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Ricky Gervais The Office, The Invention of Lying, Cemetery Junction

49
1,547 1,596
Conan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Conan O'Brien Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Saturday Night Live, Carson on TCM

50
1,662 1,742
Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Christopher Walken The Deer Hunter, Pulp Fiction, Catch Me If You Can