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The Funniest People of All Time 

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Updated December 31, 2019 897.4k votes 40.1k voters 564.6k views 362 items

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
Dec. at 63 (1951-2014) from USA
2
Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Age 57 from Newmarket
3
Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Age 56 from USA
4
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Age 57 from New York City
5
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Dec. at 33 (1964-1997) from Madison
6
John Candy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
clash1977 added Dec. at 44 (1950-1994) from Newmarket
7
Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Age 73 from Texas
8
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Age 68 from USA
9
Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Coolza added Age 45 from Washington
10
Richard Pryor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Dec. at 65 (1940-2005) from Peoria
11
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Age 54 from Andrews
12
Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Age 92 from New York City
13
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Age 51 from Irvine
14
Leslie Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Dec. at 84 (1926-2010) from Regina
15
Gene Wilder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added Age 85 from Milwaukee
16
George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Dec. at 71 (1937-2008) from Manhattan
17
John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Age 79 from Weston-super-Mare
18
Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Age 64 from Consett
19
Betty White is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Age 97 from Oak Park
20
Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
clash1977 added Dec. at 78 (1911-1989) from Jamestown
21
Carol Burnett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
snowman69 added Age 85 from San Antonio
22
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Age 52 from New York City
23
Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added Age 74 from USA
24
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Age 55 from Scarborough
25
Zach Galifianakis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Age 49 from Wilkesboro