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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
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Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, Jumanji
2
Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Truman Show, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
3
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, Coming to America
4
Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Office, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Despicable Me
5
George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Dogma, Cars, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
6
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation
7
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Tommy Boy, Beverly Hills Ninja, Black Sheep
8
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Step Brothers, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
9
Richard Pryor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Richard Pryor: Live in Concert, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip, Blazing Saddles
10
John Candy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
clash1977 added SCTV, Spaceballs, Planes
11
Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Jerk, ¡Three Amigos!, Bowfinger
12
Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Producers, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles
13
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time', Comedian
14
Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Coolza added Block Party, Half Baked, Chappelle's Show
15
Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
clash1977 added I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy
16
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker, Madagascar, Head of State
17
Leslie Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 17 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
18
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Blues Brothers, Saturday Night Live, Animal House
19
John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian
20
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Christmas Vacation, Caddyshack, Vacation
21
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Shrek
22
Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Saturday Night Live, Jingle All the Way, The Simpsons
23
Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Lion King, Bean, Mr. Bean's Holiday
24
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls, 30 Rock
25
Gene Wilder is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles