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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

1
10,294 4,954
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, Jumanji

2
7,556 4,343
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation

3
9,010 6,158
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Step Brothers, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

4
7,446 4,128
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
9,245 4,349
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
6,484 3,327
Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Jerk, ¡Three Amigos!, Bowfinger

7
6,053 4,119
George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Dogma, Cars, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

8
5,597 3,275
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
6,768 3,377
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
5,708 3,027
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Tommy Boy, Beverly Hills Ninja, Black Sheep

11
4,982 3,158
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
4,606 2,701
Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Producers, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles

13
4,722 2,297
John Candy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
clash1977 added SCTV, Spaceballs, Planes

14
3,752 2,999
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Blues Brothers, Saturday Night Live, Animal House

15
5,211 3,052
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
4,024 2,787
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
4,374 3,524
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
4,506 3,219
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls, 30 Rock

19
4,247 2,973
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
3,925 2,465
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
4,262 3,006
Zach Galifianakis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Hangover, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), The Hangover Part II

22
4,893 2,214
Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Coolza added Block Party, Half Baked, Chappelle's Show

23
4,093 3,093
Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Ted, Family Guy, Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story

24
3,772 2,827
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Christmas Vacation, Caddyshack, Vacation

25
3,266 2,348
Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
augie added Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters II