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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
9,050 4,366
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, Jumanji

2
8,023 5,350
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
6,720 3,773
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation

4
6,525 3,606
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
8,117 3,745
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
5,418 3,633
George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Dogma, Cars, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

7
5,755 2,911
Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Jerk, ¡Three Amigos!, Bowfinger

8
4,961 2,867
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
5,840 2,968
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
4,996 2,658
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Tommy Boy, Beverly Hills Ninja, Black Sheep

11
4,434 2,769
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
4,078 2,377
Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Producers, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles

13
3,350 2,682
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Blues Brothers, Saturday Night Live, Animal House

14
4,148 2,029
John Candy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
clash1977 added SCTV, Spaceballs, Planes

15
4,632 2,700
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker, Madagascar, Head of State

16
3,537 2,473
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
3,826 3,098
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
3,986 2,807
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls, 30 Rock

19
3,770 2,624
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
3,472 2,180
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
3,597 2,706
Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Ted, Family Guy, Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story

22
3,732 2,644
Zach Galifianakis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Hangover, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), The Hangover Part II

23
2,910 2,062
Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
augie added Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters II

24
3,339 2,499
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Christmas Vacation, Caddyshack, Vacation

25
4,167 1,988
Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Coolza added Block Party, Half Baked, Chappelle's Show

26
2,225 2,399
Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Saturday Night Live, Jingle All the Way, The Simpsons

27
2,942 4,451
Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Cosby Show, Bill Cosby: Himself, Uptown Saturday Night

28
2,929 2,229
Rodney Dangerfield is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Back to School, Rover Dangerfield, Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me

29
3,496 1,952
Betty White is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Bringing Down the House, The Golden Girls, The Match Game

30
3,156 1,833
Gene Wilder is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles

31
3,417 2,508
Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
acquarella added Zoolander, Tropic Thunder, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

32
3,706 2,194
Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Lion King, Bean, Mr. Bean's Holiday

33
4,186 3,209
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Grown Ups 2, Grown Ups, Big Daddy

34
2,743 2,801
Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Louie, Louis C.K. Oh My God

35
2,385 2,081
Groucho Marx is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, Animal Crackers

36
2,333 1,648
Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Batman Returns, L.A. Confidential

37
2,596 2,396
Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Parks and Recreation, Inside Out, Mean Girls

38
2,577 1,799
Carol Burnett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
snowman69 added The Carol Burnett Show, Horton Hears a Who!, Annie

39
2,306 1,939
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added Monsters, Inc, Monsters University

40
2,126 2,002
Bob Newhart is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
bojanthebest added Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show, Elf

41
2,170 1,863
Johnny Carson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Space Ghost, The Tonight Show

42
2,379 2,763
Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Daily Show, he Colbert Report, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

43
1,894 1,957
Peter Sellers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Being There, The Pink Panther

44
2,047 2,620
Vince Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Wedding Crashers, The Break-Up

45
2,032 1,849
Tim Conway is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added McHale's Navy, The Carol Burnett Show, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

46
2,076 1,955
Conan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Saturday Night Live, Carson on TCM

47
1,739 1,433
Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
acquarella added Ant-Man, Role Models, I Love You

48
2,415 1,777
Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
School of Rock, King Kong, Kung Fu Panda

49
2,125 1,827
Dick Van Dyke is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added Diagnosis Murder, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Poppins

50
2,172 1,594
Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
PeteBoyle added The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times