Comedy The Funniest People of All Time  

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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.
list ordered by
1
11,181 5,344
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, Jumanji
2
9,674 6,713
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Step Brothers, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
3
8,094 4,758
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation
4
8,050 4,491
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, Coming to America
5
9,958 4,739
Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Truman Show, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
6
6,510 4,443
George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Dogma, Cars, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
7
6,955 3,625
Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Jerk, ¡Three Amigos!, Bowfinger
8
6,039 3,548
Richard Pryor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Richard Pryor: Live in Concert, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip, Blazing Saddles
9
7,376 3,668
Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Office, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Despicable Me
10
6,250 3,274
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Tommy Boy, Beverly Hills Ninja, Black Sheep
11
5,320 3,427
Leslie Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
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
12
4,950 2,925
Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Producers, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles
13
5,136 2,482
John Candy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
clash1977 added SCTV, Spaceballs, Planes
14
5,601 3,296
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker, Madagascar, Head of State
15
3,990 3,237
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Blues Brothers, Saturday Night Live, Animal House
16
4,342 3,026
Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
clash1977 added I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy
17
4,725 3,850
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time', Comedian
18
4,832 3,513
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls, 30 Rock
19
4,570 3,224
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Shrek
20
4,234 2,663
John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian
21
5,396 2,401
Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Coolza added Block Party, Half Baked, Chappelle's Show
22
4,436 3,325
Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Ted, Family Guy, Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story
23
4,584 3,256
Zach Galifianakis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Hangover, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), The Hangover Part II
24
4,055 3,066
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Christmas Vacation, Caddyshack, Vacation
25
3,491 2,527
Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
augie added Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters II