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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
9,842 4,756
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, Jumanji

2
8,664 5,856
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
7,255 4,125
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation

4
8,837 4,127
Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Truman Show, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

5
7,102 3,954
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, Coming to America

6
6,207 3,179
Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Jerk, ¡Three Amigos!, Bowfinger

7
5,804 3,948
George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Dogma, Cars, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

8
5,342 3,124
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
6,439 3,225
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
5,443 2,903
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Tommy Boy, Beverly Hills Ninja, Black Sheep

11
4,794 3,013
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
4,406 2,577
Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Producers, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles

13
4,527 2,192
John Candy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
clash1977 added SCTV, Spaceballs, Planes

14
3,604 2,884
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
4,995 2,916
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
3,841 2,669
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
4,167 3,375
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
4,304 3,068
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls, 30 Rock

19
4,065 2,849
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
3,764 2,364
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
4,082 2,878
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
3,913 2,956
Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Ted, Family Guy, Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story

23
4,615 2,123
Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Coolza added Block Party, Half Baked, Chappelle's Show

24
3,618 2,712
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Christmas Vacation, Caddyshack, Vacation

25
3,139 2,249
Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
augie added Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters II

26
3,166 2,381
Rodney Dangerfield is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Back to School, Rover Dangerfield, Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me

27
2,376 2,570
Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Saturday Night Live, Jingle All the Way, The Simpsons

28
3,766 2,104
Betty White is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Bringing Down the House, The Golden Girls, The Match Game

29
3,418 1,983
Gene Wilder is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles

30
3,104 4,847
Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Cosby Show, Bill Cosby: Himself, Uptown Saturday Night

31
4,068 2,362
Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Lion King, Bean, Mr. Bean's Holiday

32
3,710 2,696
Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
acquarella added Zoolander, Tropic Thunder, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

33
4,569 3,462
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Grown Ups 2, Grown Ups, Big Daddy

34
2,948 3,045
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
2,542 2,218
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
2,613 1,785
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
2,788 1,902
Carol Burnett is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
snowman69 added The Carol Burnett Show, Horton Hears a Who!, Annie

38
2,824 2,561
Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Parks and Recreation, Inside Out, Mean Girls

39
2,487 2,059
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added Monsters, Inc, Monsters University

40
2,287 2,112
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
2,330 1,977
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
2,047 2,070
Peter Sellers is listed (or ranked) 42 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

43
1,978 1,566
Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
acquarella added Ant-Man, Role Models, I Love You

44
2,194 1,958
Tim Conway is listed (or ranked) 44 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

45
2,315 2,125
Conan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Saturday Night Live, Carson on TCM

46
2,690 1,905
Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
School of Rock, King Kong, Kung Fu Panda

47
2,209 2,797
Vince Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Wedding Crashers, The Break-Up

48
2,526 2,997
Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
The Daily Show, he Colbert Report, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

49
2,355 1,701
Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
PeteBoyle added The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times

50
2,288 1,929
Dick Van Dyke is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest People of All Time
DeeEmry added Diagnosis Murder, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Poppins