Humor The Funniest People of All Time  

Ranker Community
Originally by
468.5k votes 21.1k voters 416.1k views 501 items Embed

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
6,522 3,241
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

The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World Celebrities Who Fell Into Homelessness

2
6,024 3,824
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
5,004 2,677
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
4,023 2,493
George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
George Carlin Dogma, Cars, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

5
5,905 2,730
Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Jim Carrey Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Truman Show, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

6
4,692 2,615
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Eddie Murphy Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, Coming to America

7
4,192 2,094
Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Steve Martin The Jerk, ¡Three Amigos!, Bowfinger

8
3,635 2,054
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
4,075 2,212
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
3,407 1,991
Leslie Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 10 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

11
3,598 1,945
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Chris Farley Tommy Boy, Beverly Hills Ninja, Black Sheep

12
2,598 1,988
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
John Belushi The Blues Brothers, Saturday Night Live, Animal House

13
2,987 1,757
Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Mel Brooks The Producers, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles

14
3,413 2,040
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Chris Rock Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker, Madagascar, Head of State

15
3,024 1,530
John Candy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
clash1977 added John Candy SCTV, Spaceballs, Planes

The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time People Who Disappeared Mysteriously

16
2,536 1,814
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
2,829 1,928
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Mike Myers Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Shrek

18
2,770 2,261
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time', Comedian

19
2,868 2,054
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Tina Fey Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls, 30 Rock

20
2,654 1,573
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
2,517 1,840
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Chevy Chase Christmas Vacation, Caddyshack, Vacation

22
2,762 1,965
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
2,183 1,527
Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
augie added Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters II

24
2,600 1,982
Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Seth MacFarlane Ted, Family Guy, Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story

25
2,399 3,170
Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Bill Cosby The Cosby Show, Bill Cosby: Himself, Uptown Saturday Night

26
1,666 1,874
Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Phil Hartman Saturday Night Live, Jingle All the Way, The Simpsons

27
2,211 1,751
Rodney Dangerfield is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Rodney Dangerfield Back to School, Rover Dangerfield, Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me

28
2,779 1,540
Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Coolza added Dave Chappelle Block Party, Half Baked, Chappelle's Show

29
2,289 1,407
Gene Wilder is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added Gene Wilder Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles

The Most Hilarious Movies of 2014 Hilarious Name Puns That Will Make You Roll Your Eyes So Hard

30
2,445 1,558
Betty White is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Betty White Bringing Down the House, The Golden Girls, The Match Game

31
2,172 2,018
Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 31 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

32
2,520 1,913
Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
acquarella added Ben Stiller Zoolander, Tropic Thunder, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

33
3,028 2,509
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Adam Sandler Grown Ups 2, Grown Ups, Big Daddy

34
2,656 1,701
Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Rowan Atkinson The Lion King, Bean, Mr. Bean's Holiday

35
1,874 1,664
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

36
1,551 1,263
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
1,506 1,538
Peter Sellers is listed (or ranked) 37 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

38
1,822 2,103
Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Stephen Colbert The Daily Show, he Colbert Report, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

39
1,704 1,551
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added Billy Crystal Monsters, Inc, Monsters University

40
1,838 1,923
Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Amy Poehler Parks and Recreation, Inside Out, Mean Girls

41
1,862 1,458
Carol Burnett is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
snowman69 added Carol Burnett The Carol Burnett Show, Horton Hears a Who!, Annie

42
1,663 1,488
Johnny Carson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added Johnny Carson The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Space Ghost, The Tonight Show

43
1,626 1,634
Bob Newhart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
bojanthebest added Bob Newhart Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show, Elf

The Best Actors Working Today The Best Actresses in Film History

44
1,545 2,077
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

45
1,550 1,492
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

46
1,652 1,235
Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
PeteBoyle added Charlie Chaplin The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times

47
1,615 1,502
Dick Van Dyke is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added Dick Van Dyke Diagnosis Murder, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Poppins

48
1,589 1,661
Ricky Gervais is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Ricky Gervais The Office, The Invention of Lying, Cemetery Junction

49
1,762 906
Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
caseyboychek2007 added Tom Hanks The Da Vinci Code, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan

50
1,510 1,627
Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Christopher Walken The Deer Hunter, Pulp Fiction, Catch Me If You Can