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The Funniest People Of All Time

Updated August 14, 2020 1.1m votes 48.2k voters 611.6k views339 items

List RulesMay 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 Williams1
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    Robin Williams

    Dec. at 63 (1951-2014)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

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    BirthplaceWaco, Texas, United States of America

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  • Bill Murray3
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    BirthplaceWilmette, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Richard Pryor4
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    Dec. at 65 (1940-2005)

    BirthplacePeoria, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Eddie Murphy5
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Mel Brooks6
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    Mel Brooks

    Age: 94

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Dave Chappelle7
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    5,557

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

  • Charlie Chaplin8
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    Charlie Chaplin

    Dec. at 88 (1889-1977)

    BirthplaceWalworth, United Kingdom

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  • John Candy9
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    John Candy

    Dec. at 44 (1950-1994)

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

  • Jim Carrey10
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    Jim Carrey

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

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  • Steve Carell11
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    BirthplaceConcord, Massachusetts, USA

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  • George Carlin12
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    George Carlin

    Dec. at 71 (1937-2008)

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

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  • Chris Farley13
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    Chris Farley

    Dec. at 33 (1964-1997)

    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Will Ferrell14
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    BirthplaceIrvine, California, United States of America

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  • Betty White15
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    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, United States of America

  • Gene Wilder16
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    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

  • John Cleese17
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    BirthplaceWeston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

  • Tom Hanks18
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    Tom Hanks

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceConcord, CA

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  • Danny DeVito19
    5,316
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    BirthplaceNeptune City, New Jersey, United States of America

  • Leslie Nielsen20
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    Leslie Nielsen

    Dec. at 84 (1926-2010)

    BirthplaceRegina, Canada

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  • Lucille Ball21
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    Lucille Ball

    Dec. at 78 (1911-1989)

    BirthplaceJamestown, New York, United States of America

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  • Rowan Atkinson22
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    BirthplaceConsett, United Kingdom

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  • Tim Conway24
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    Tim Conway

    Age: 86

    BirthplaceWilloughby, Ohio, USA

  • Jack Black25
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    Jack Black

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, USA

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