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The Funniest People Of All Time 

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Updated May 21, 2020 934.6k votes 41.8k voters 580.6k 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.
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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 Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
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Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
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Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
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Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
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Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
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John Candy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
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Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
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Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
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Richard Pryor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
Dec. at 65 (1940-2005) from Peoria, Illinois, United States of America

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Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
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Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
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Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
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George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
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Leslie Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
Dec. at 84 (1926-2010) from Regina, Canada

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Gene Wilder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
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John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
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Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
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Betty White is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
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Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
Age 52 from New York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Brooklyn, Continental United States

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Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
clash1977 added Dec. at 78 (1911-1989) from Jamestown, New York, United States of America

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Carol Burnett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
snowman69 added Age 85 from San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

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Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
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Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time
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Zach Galifianakis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest People Of All Time