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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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8,806 4,276
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
7,817 5,197
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
6,549 3,651
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
6,333 3,494
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Eddie Murphy Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, Coming to America

5
5,292 3,531
George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
George Carlin Dogma, Cars, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

6
7,893 3,645
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
5,597 2,833
Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Steve Martin The Jerk, ¡Three Amigos!, Bowfinger

8
4,818 2,794
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
5,625 2,906
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
4,858 2,586
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Chris Farley Tommy Boy, Beverly Hills Ninja, Black Sheep

11
4,316 2,695
Leslie Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
3,967 2,321
Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Mel Brooks The Producers, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles

13
3,279 2,609
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
John Belushi The Blues Brothers, Saturday Night Live, Animal House

14
4,029 1,976
John Candy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
clash1977 added John Candy SCTV, Spaceballs, Planes

15
4,498 2,632
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Chris Rock Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker, Madagascar, Head of State

16
3,435 2,400
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
3,715 3,009
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
3,855 2,729
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
3,653 2,569
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
3,365 2,124
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
3,492 2,638
Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Seth MacFarlane Ted, Family Guy, Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story

22
3,617 2,568
Zach Galifianakis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Zach Galifianakis The Hangover, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), The Hangover Part II

23
3,263 2,420
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Chevy Chase Christmas Vacation, Caddyshack, Vacation

24
2,832 1,999
Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
augie added Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters II

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4,013 1,941
Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Coolza added Dave Chappelle Block Party, Half Baked, Chappelle's Show

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2,900 4,307
Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Bill Cosby The Cosby Show, Bill Cosby: Himself, Uptown Saturday Night

27
2,156 2,342
Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Phil Hartman Saturday Night Live, Jingle All the Way, The Simpsons

28
2,846 2,174
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

29
3,375 1,904
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
3,066 1,789
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

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3,307 2,448
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

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4,058 3,141
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Adam Sandler Grown Ups 2, Grown Ups, Big Daddy

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3,569 2,154
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
2,674 2,725
Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 34 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

35
2,332 2,036
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

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2,235 1,605
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
2,508 1,750
Carol Burnett is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
snowman69 added Carol Burnett The Carol Burnett Show, Horton Hears a Who!, Annie

38
2,511 2,335
Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Amy Poehler Parks and Recreation, Inside Out, Mean Girls

39
2,237 1,894
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added Billy Crystal Monsters, Inc, Monsters University

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2,070 1,950
Bob Newhart is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
bojanthebest added Bob Newhart Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show, Elf

41
2,112 1,813
Johnny Carson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added Johnny Carson The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Space Ghost, The Tonight Show

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2,317 2,668
Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Stephen Colbert The Daily Show, he Colbert Report, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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1,840 1,910
Peter Sellers is listed (or ranked) 43 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

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1,993 2,558
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

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1,983 1,808
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

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1,982 1,896
Conan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Conan O'Brien Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Saturday Night Live, Carson on TCM

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1,657 1,391
Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
acquarella added Paul Rudd Ant-Man, Role Models, I Love You

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2,074 1,792
Dick Van Dyke is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added Dick Van Dyke Diagnosis Murder, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Poppins

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2,319 1,741
Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Jack Black School of Rock, King Kong, Kung Fu Panda

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2,096 1,557
Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
PeteBoyle added Charlie Chaplin The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times